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Love with a Chance of Drowning
A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche, confronts her deepest fears after falling for an Argentinean man with a leaky sailboat and a big dream.
Set against a backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always breathtakingly brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.
Love can make a person do crazy things…
Torre DeRoche is a city girl with a morbid fear of deep water. She is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific Ocean aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.
But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has a hard decision to face: watch the man she loves sail away forever, or head off on the epic watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins Ivan on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.
Set against the backdrop of the world’s most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always breathtakingly brave memoir that proves there are some risks in life worth taking.
An engaging storyteller, Torre is also author of The Fearful Adventurer, a blogsite where she posts honest accounts of her deep fears and daring adventures hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams. Film rights for Love with a Chance of Drowning have been optioned and the script adaptation is currently underway.
New love. Exotic destinations. A once in a lifetime adventure. What could go wrong?
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Penguin Australia (March 2013) Hyperion USA (May 14, 2013) Summersdale UK (July 1, 2013) Brilliance Audio (May 14, 2013)
Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
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Short author bio
Torre DeRoche is an Australian native and self-proclaimed fearful adventurer. When she’s not at home in Melbourne, Australia, DeRoche is at large in the world, exploring, writing, painting pictures, and snapping photos, as she faces her fears one terrified step at a time. Stories of her adventures can be found at www.fearfuladventurer.com
Full author bio
Torre is daughter to American parents who moved to Australia before she was born. At age 24, Torre decided to make the most of her dual nationality and leave her safe life in Australia for a year of independent fun in San Francisco. A former Graphic Designer, Torre ran her own business in Melbourne before giving it all up to become a Fearful Adventurer.
When she’s not at home in Melbourne, Australia, DeRoche is at large in the world, exploring, writing, painting pictures, and snapping photos, as she faces her fears one terrified step at a time. Stories of her adventures can be found at www.fearfuladventurer.com
“A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wow, what a book. Exciting. Dramatic. Honest. Torre DeRoche is an author to follow.” —Australian Associated Press
“A gripping romantic adventure – with laughs (and whales).” —Maggie Alderson
“Hilarious… recounts the adventure of a lifetime.” —Vogue Magazine Australia
“A compulsively good read. I was positively swept away by this large-hearted, hilarious story about how deeply and unexpectedly a person can be transformed by love.” —Suzanne Morrison, Author of Yoga Bitch
“…a love story that will keep you turning the pages and leave you feeling bereft as you finish the last line.” —The Modern Women’s Survival Guide
“Here’s a book for those who have been swept away by love and adventure – and for those who one day hope to be.” —Rachel Friedman, Author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost
“A little work of magic.” —Grady Harp, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer.
“If I could give it ten stars out of five, I would. I loved every single page.” Jenny Blake, author of Life After College
“Gripping, laugh-out-loud funny, moving and uplifting.” Bookseller+Publisher magazine
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Torre DeRoche’s blog: http://www.fearfuladventurer.com
Blog’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovewithachanceofdrowning
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nHkB7lSA1U
Book’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lovewithachanceofdrowning
Amazon book page (US/CAN release): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1401341950/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_bzqdrb18GMJSV
Amazon book page (UK release): http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1849534187/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Wzqdrb1A16K82
Bookworld page (AUS/NZ release): http://www.bookworld.com.au/book/love-with-a-chance-of-drowning-a-memoir/37903658/
Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16242289-love-with-a-chance-of-drowning
Link to book’s self-publishing success story: http://www.fearfuladventurer.com/archives/5940
Frequently asked questions about writing and publishing: http://fearfuladventurer.com/faq-writing-self-publishing
Frequently asked questions about sailing: http://fearfuladventurer.com/faq-sailing-and-adventure
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