I was all set to do my usual Wednesday 'Books' post, but something awesome was waiting in my in-box this morning, and I just had to share it with you all!
Yes, I have my cover art for STUMPED!
Isn't it pretty?
I'm so excited to get this book out into the world so you can all read it. I love this book SO much and I've worked on it so much to get it to this point. It's a very different book than it was when I first fast-drafted it over one manic summer, but I think it's a more satisfying story now.
So, what's STUMPED about?
I've been describing it as American Pie meets The Sessions for a quick, elevator pitch because it's a book about sex and disability.
Seventeen-year-old Ozzy has a super-hot girlfriend who’s ready to take their relationship to the next level. Tonight. At the lake.
But a missing condom scuttles his plans for seduction. Furious, Ozzy takes his girlfriend home and drives off - into the path of an oncoming truck. He wakes up in the hospital with both legs amputated above the knees.
When his girlfriend runs out of his hospital room gagging after one look at him, Ozzy knows he’s a hideous freak. He becomes convinced he’s blown any chance of getting a girlfriend and having sex.
Determined to prove he can still be a man, Ozzy throws himself into dumping the burden of his virginity, but finds there’s a limited number of people willing to touch legless dudes in wheelchairs. His obsession takes him into the seedy underworld of brothels and escort services where he discovers the difference between sex and intimacy, and that sometimes the price you pay for getting what you want is much higher than a sex worker’s fee.
Sound like something you might be interested in? I will have review copies available within the next week, so if you are interested in reading and reviewing, drop me an email and I will send you an ARC as soon as I have them.
STUMPED will be available from 15 December.