(13-04-2011 03:50 PM)Boota Wrote: I didn't want to come off like a spammer. I haven't posted much. I just lurk a lot.
My first two books are adult comedies. Mr. Undesirable is about a guy who wins the lottery and sets out for revenge:
Lenny Kapowski is a dirt poor, foul mouthed, porn addicted, binge drinking, malcontent. Life has spent fifteen solid years of kicking him when he was down and he has never done anything to change his lot. But, in one lucky moment, Lenny wins a giant lottery jackpot, and he finally sees the path to his redemption. For Lenny, redemption comes in the form of revenge on the man he blames for his life’s woes, Dr. Wayne Stevens.
In high school, Lenny was to take the doctor’s daughter to the Senior Prom, but at the last second her father put a stop to that idea. At a pre-Prom gathering in the exclusive planned community of Rambling Hills, Dr. Stevens forbade Lenny from taking his daughter to the Prom and humiliated the young man in front of his classmates and their parents. The doctor simply would not have his only daughter associating with such-- undesirables.
Now pushing thirty, Lenny is a very rich man. Still, after a life with no focus or drive, what good is all that money? Lenny’s only goal is to reap his vengeance on Dr. Stevens and the residents of the snobbish Rambling Hills Community. Along with his best friend, Norm Grubnik, and his attorney/terrorist, Calvin Greenlee, Lenny sets out on a plan to topple the doctor’s ivory tower. Lenny will be the vicarious champion for the downtrodden. The elitist’s worst nightmare. White trash with cash. Lenny will be the worst thing they could ever imagine.
He will be their neighbor.
The current book I'm promoting is called Picking On Retards:
We are most shaped by the things that we are ashamed of.
Ronald “Butcher” Blake is The Man when it comes to high school football in 1988. With the other heroes of the undefeated Mims High School Mustangs he is one of the elite. The untouchable. That is until he takes it upon himself, while showing off for his teammates, to assault and frighten a mentally disabled boy in the hallway at school. Letting the punishment fit the crime, the principal and his coach devise an ingenious way of teaching Butcher a lesson. He won’t be suspended from school or kicked off the team, provided he agrees to one stipulation.
Butcher Blake will be the new bodyguard for the boy, Ethan Miles.
The rest of the Mustangs, however, don’t like losing their partner in crime to “some retard” and they do all they can to make life even harder on Butcher and his new charge. Led by Derek Skyler and his personal Goon Squad, the remaining members of the team, and even Butcher’s girlfriend, launch an effort to wreck the new arrangement.
No longer elite and no longer untouchable, Butcher begins to see that there is more to life than just football. A realization that he fights every step of the way.
Picking On Retards is a novel about the hardest lessons we learn. The ones about ourselves.
That's what I'm talking about.