- The MB stands for MaryBeth. One word. Capital B in the middle!
- I love ink, whether it’s on the page or on my skin. When I signed with Harmony Ink (my publisher) I treated myself to a new tattoo.
- I devoured Nancy Drew books as a child. It has led me to try to end all chapters on a cliffhanger of sorts.
- If I’m not writing, I’m probably crafting, or taking pictures. I love artsy stuff. I painted my boyfriend a picture for Valentine’s day. Good thing he likes my artsy side!
- I hate reading aloud in front of others. I struggle in my writing group and often have to fight back the panic attack. I’m hoping if I keep forcing myself to do it, it will become easier.
- A couple years ago I decided to keep track of every book I read, posting the list to my blog at the end of every month. At the end I found I had read over 200 books throughout the year!
- I was one class short of a minor in Japanese in college.
- I’m very musical having sung in choirs and musicals (and my car!). I have also played several instruments: piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone horn, a little tenor sax and a little standup bass.
- Self-publishing my first book was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It’s not easy to put yourself out there for others to criticize, but it was worth it to see people enjoy the story and ask for more.
- I’m a wee bit obsessed with Doctor Who. My boyfriend even indulges me by giving me Doctor Who/Hello Kitty mashup t-shirts!
Secrets. Their weight can be crushing, but their release can change everything—and not necessarily for the better. Ian is no stranger to secrets. Being a gay teen in a backwater southern town, Ian must keep his orientation under wraps, especially since he spends a lot of time with his hands all over members of the same sex, pinning their sweaty, hard bodies to the wrestling mat.
When he’s trying not to stare at teammates in the locker room, he’s busy hiding another secret—that he starves himself so he doesn’t get bumped to the next weight class.
Enter Julian Yang, an Adonis with mesmerizing looks and punk rocker style. Befriending the flirtatious artist not only raises suspicion among his classmates, but leaves Ian terrified he’ll give in to the desires he’s fought to ignore.
As secrets come to light, Ian’s world crumbles. Disowned, defriended, and deserted by nearly everyone, Ian’s one-way ticket out of town is revoked, leaving him trapped in a world he hates—and one that hates him back.
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Genre - LGBT, YA
Rating – PG-13
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