Bad Romance delivers a crazy delicious double whammy, with the intertwined themes of star-crossed lovers and The Seven Deadly Sins.
Eat your heart out.
Genre: Fiction (pop culture / contemporary / dark humor)
Length: 90,000 Words
WARNING!: The second story is more or less horrifying or humorous. jessINK would like to apologize in advance for any offense Twilight fans might take from the caustic descriptions in Literary Heroin.
1. Blind Leading Another (Lust):
A high-schooler getting gangbanged is unaware her secret crush is one of the participants.
2. Literary Heroin (Gluttony):
Isobel's fanfiction dream comes true when Edwin and Jacobus materialize out of thin air. But the two hunks secretly have the hots for each other...
3. The Champion (Sloth):
A gaming addict attempts to win at life when he meets his match and marries a fellow gamer.
4. "I'm Pretty" (Envy):
A beautiful reality TV star indulges a new obsession when she rekindles an old flame.
5. Poor Little Rich Dude (Greed):
A young man leaves his lover behind when a winning lottery ticket transforms his life.
6. Heart's Blood (Anger):
A student plots to annihilate the cheating player that broke her former tutor's heart.
7. Never Gonna Give [You] Up (Pride):
A supermodel's 7-year marriage breaks down when her musician husband tires of being in the shadow of her spotlight.
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"Smart and articulate."
-- Cliff Burns @ Black Dog Press
"I thought your parody of Twilight was very funny. (I have only read the beginning so far.)"
-- Reader / Customer Email (from U.K.) | on “Literary Heroin”
"Great characters and a fascinating look at today's culture."
-- Kipp Poe | Review on "The Intern" (YA Sins07, Lust)
Ms. Isobel Swann, the English teacher, looked at her star pupil.
"So, what did you think of Twue Wuv?" Isobel asked with a sweet smile.
"I learned that it's okay to feel the way I do: that my life has no meaning unless I have a boyfriend," gushed Stephenie, Renesmee's BFF.
Stephenie was overweight but enjoyed dressing provocatively. She thought the guys couldn't handle her. Most of them were scared off by her seductive ways and non-stop approaches towards anyone in class who owned a pair of testicles.
"A real man is like the perfect vampire-boy and all the perfect guys in Twue Wuv."