Available August 7th, 2018 (Amberjack Publishing) To preorder a copy on Amazon, click here!
“What about girl boners?”
The innocent curiosity of eleven-year-old August McLaughlin set her on a path no would saw coming. She’s spent much of her adult life committed to making sure these curiosities are broadly addressed or, better yet, prevented.
In a culture where female sexual empowerment is used to sell everything from sex toys to soap, most early sex ed bypasses pleasure, and women continue to be “slut” or “prude” -shamed for seeming “too sexual” or “not sexual enough,” determining our own paths and defining what such empowerment really means in our lives is vital. In Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment, August guides readers through just that. A spicy blend of personal narrative, in-depth reporting, and inspiration, Girl Boner is the go-to companion for “good girls” seeking the richer, more authentic, and pleasure-filled lives they deserve through embracing their bodies and sexuality.“August McLaughlin is a powerful and necessary voice in a world that is finally ready to listen. Her work to demystify and destigmatize frank talk about sex and sexuality encourages a new generation of women to proudly embrace their personal journeys.” — Dr. Lisa Masterson
IN HER SHADOW — a psychological thriller
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One woman locked in a basement, nearing death and longing for escape. Another baffled by the inexplicable symptoms wreaking havoc on her life. Both are lost and alone, yet somehow connected. And time is running out…
Near the tenth anniversary of her parents’ unexpected death, Claire Fiksen, a lovely young Harvard-grad and gifted psychologist in Minnesota, develops bizarre symptoms of an eating disorder that threaten her fledgling career, her relationship with a handsome young medical student, her grasp on reality and, soon, her life.
When her beloved grandfather reveals that there may be more to her parents’ death than she’s realized, Claire’s pursuit of healing becomes a desperate search for answers as she delves into her family’s sordid past. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, plotting to draw her into her own twisted web of misery.
Claire has something he needs, and he’ll stop at nothing to obtain it. Every step Claire takes brings her closer to the truth and danger. And her life, she discovers, isn’t the only one at stake.
“An engaging story with an inventive structure and an intriguing focus on body-image issues. …the novel’s darkness gathers like storm clouds.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A truly horrifying story, well told. August McLaughlin has penned a winning debut novel.” — D.P. Lyle, Edgar-nominated author of the Dub Walker thriller series