Tell us about Dysfunctional Romance!
It took me ages to write the book blurb so rather than reinvent the wheel, here goes:
Barry Shaw’s whirlwind journey through life was shaped by the growing demands of a multitude of disorders, which meant he tended to clean things repeatedly and aggressively, before they had the chance to murder him! Barry thrived on routine. If it hadn’t happened before, it was unlikely to happen ever…until he collided into her that is. On that fateful day, as he walked to work, stepping from the centre of one pavement stone to the next, he crashed into Sandra Wiggins, who had also been discreetly avoiding the dreaded cracks. It was lust at first sight…love would have to wait. Apart, they were just weird, but together, they were pure mental!
Dysfunctional Romance is the bittersweet, hilarious story of two human lovebirds destined to spend their calamitous lives together…until something extraordinary occurs that threatens to decimate what remains of their limited sanity. Welcome to the New World Order created when Barry met his Miss. Match!
What genre is it?
Romance with a heavy dollop of humour!
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Anyone with a sense of humour who doesn’t mind laughing out loud until they dribble!
Complete this sentence for us: If you like____________, you’ll love Dysfunctional Romance
Are you OCD about anything?
I never thought so until so-called friends started telling me they recognised some of the OCD elements mentioned in the book in me!
Dysfunctional Romance is a very funny book. Do you have to be in the right mood to write something humorous?
No…just very drunk!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a deeply passionate and energetic individual who wants to rock your world, literally. I also want to make you laugh out loud so much that you get tinnitus!
Have you got a blog where readers can keep up with your work? Do you use social media?
I would be lost without social media…and my sat-nav! Dysfunctional Romance is promoted through Twitter (@Derick_Hudson), where it has over 33,000 followers, through a blog, which has over 16,000 viewings, and through Goodreads.
Where can we buy Dysfunctional Romance?
Amazon (US, UK).
I have just published my latest book, Unholy Romance, which is a hilarious story about Jesus Christ’s second coming. His task, if he can manage to stay alive this time, is to conceive a new set of Commandments which are more relevant to the 21st century than those left behind in stone by ‘old lick-arse’ Moses.
For thirty days, Jesus must live amongst the human race as one of their own, adopting their ways, savage and all as that may be. By doing this he will learn to appreciate his subjects true motivations and so develop more appropriate Commandments. His only ammunition on earth during his brief stay is an allowance of three miracles. As instructed by his dad, God the Father, Jesus must communicate the Commandments to the people through a diary, which he will leave behind as the new Bible. It is this diary that forms the basis for Unholy Romance!
Above all else, this is a tale of an unlikely and ultimately passionate romance between Jesus Christ and Megan Milligan, a feisty, Irish phone sex operator and devoted atheist, as they struggle to come to terms with an unplanned pregnancy!
The target market for Unholy Romance is anyone over eighteen who can laugh at life without fear of ending up in Costa del Hell! If brave enough you can purchase Unholy Romance! here:
Amazon (US, UK).
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