Will Parkinson’s Wet Paint
I you haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, you need to. It is an amazing book that I will recommend to everyone that reads M/M YA. Wet Paint is the second book in the Transitions series but can be read by itself. However I loved Pitch as well and recommend reading it if you haven’t. Instead of doing my typical interview I wanted Will to write a short little scene. I had him write from Larry’s point of view, the bully that gives Addy problems. Read the scene you can only find here, then check out all of the details on the book and the excerpt that will make you want more. At the very bottom be sure to enter for a chance to win a $25 giftcard to either Amazon or ARe. There are also details on how to win a copy of the book.
Larry’s jaw dropped when he saw Benny Peters, Taylor Andrews, and Jackson Kern walk in with a new guy.
“Great. Another queer,” he mumbled.
When he got closer, he heard Mr. Dean call the kid Addy. What a fruity name. Then he heard the kid call Dean ‘Dad’.
Larry grinned. He had just found a target that would help him get even with Peters for the humiliation of last year, and allow him to screw over a queer-loving teacher at the same time.
The first time he saw it, Larry had to rub his eyes. There was no way in hell. Yet there Peters was, kissing another dude. What the hell? Since when was Peters a fag? Yet he saw Peter’s and Addy doing their disgusting display near the lunch room. Larry had half a mind to go to the office and demand that they do something about the deviant behavior, but the principal was probably doing Jackson Kern, who could do no wrong as far as he was concerned. No, it was just Larry, who now had another reason to hate Addy Dean. As far as Larry was concerned, this worked into his plans perfectly. He surreptitiously kept an eye on Addy, trying to understand what it was between him and Benny. The kid was little and obviously weak. Why would he want someone who couldn’t hold their own against him? It didn’t matter, Addy was a chink in Benny’s armor, and Larry fully intended to explore it.
Larry was thrilled when he found out that Addy had the same gym class. Larry loved the full contact sports, and Addy would make a perfect tackling dummy. Things happened in gym, after all. Who’d know if Addy’s face got in the way of a elbow or fist? Maybe Larry could mess up that face that Benny seemed to like so much.
It turned Larry’s stomach, and this year he’d make sure everyone saw Peters for what he really was.
Thank you Will, I loved the scene. Now read all about the book.
Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.
High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out for him, until a chaste kiss at summer camp opens a new world of possibilities. Determined to erase Addy’s insecurities, Benny works to take away his boyfriend’s pain and replace it with love.
When Addy’s past intrudes on their future, it’s going to take everything Benny can muster to show that no matter what – or who – they face, they belong together.
ADDY SAT in the car, worry creasing his brow. Not even an hour ago, he’d been so happy. Why was he so nervous now? His thoughts driftedback to his conversation with his dad. Would Benny still want him when he found out what had happened? Would he think Addy was too broken? Addy shivered. He tried to tell himself Benny would never be like that, but how could he know for sure?
“What’s up, little man? I can hear you thinking from over here.” Benny chuckled.
“Nothing, Benny. I’m okay.”
“Addy, c’mon. I can tell you’ve got something on your mind. I need to know what it is. I can’t help if you won’t let me.”
Addy took a deep breath. “I’m afraid,” he admitted. “Of what? Camp?” “No… of losing you.”
“I don’t understand. Why would you think you’d lose me?”
“Benny.” Addy sighed. “I need to tell you some stuff. It’s not going to be easy, and it’s really not going to be nice.”
WILL PARKINSON believes that no matter what obstacles are thrown in the path of young love, it will always find a way to win in the end. He wants his characters to have their happily ever after, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to come easily.
None of this would have happened if he had followed the advice he was given many years ago. “What are you wasting your time on that for? It’s never going to amount to anything.” He believed it for the longest time, abandoning characters he’d created in his childhood.
He picked up his very first m/m story by a writer named Eden Winters, who was an absolute joy when they corresponded. She asked him if he wrote and he told her the story. Eden explained to Will that the voices in his head would never go away and how he needed to let them out. With that thought in mind, Will put e-pen to e-paper once more. It was truly a liberating experience and one he has no intention of giving up again.
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