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Ideas for Novels

The Erotic Adventures of Aquaman—A wealthy, oblivious libertine with a penchant for banana-hammocks and bathing caps pursues his libidinous caprices in a sun-baked, San Diego-esque metropolis called “Pacific City.” — S. Labeouf, Babylon, CA

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Balsam, Cedar & Natural Extracts—The first in a 400-part planned series from Yankee Candle that imagines an exciting back story for its most popular fragrances. Rated ‘J’ for juicy scenes involving weirdly anthropomorphized scents. — J.…

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Tim, Trashman—Indiana native Timothy Trashmin lives up to his namesake when he eschews the trend of recycling in favor of a trip to the good ole fashioned dump. — Sharona Yuk, Wysteria, ID

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Ain’t No Thang—Sartre’s long suppressed last novel is both quaint and prescient. Buy it today! — Lila Hawk, Stumpville, GA

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Taking the Time for Time—A James Dean look-alike mills about America in an antique truck while all of his friends settle down to drink craft beer / play video games / watch sports. They ain’t care.…

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Gastrointestinal Joe—The heartburn filled tale of a hard eating Bills fan who decides, one fateful day, to devour his television set. — N. Carruthers, Cairo, ME

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Craze-Ins—A chilling novel that explores the hidden glories and shocking costs of the latest “it” thing suburban American teens are using to derange themselves. As the little blighters themselves would have it: “Turn on, tune in,…

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Over the Bigtop—In the stunning sequel to Bigtop Memories, America’s favorite retired hijinks man, Goob Throbman, tries to forget his time in the circus as well as his pullulating obsession with the ponderous dreidels of his…

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Bigtop Memories—Retired circus clown Goob Throbman waxes poetic about the gigantic dreidels of his youth in this “book-within-a-book.” — “Redjacket” Mondale, Troy, NY

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I am a Teenage Vampire (Bat)—The haunting memoir (or roman à clé??) of Don Vladimir Echolo, who—at 15—is the world’s oldest living Vampire (Bat). Taught to chirp in rudimentary Spanish by his Peruvian handlers—who diligently transcribed…

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$ Callin’ All MCs $—A career county fair auctioneer dives into the rap game, with a split second to spare.  — Souise Chearill, Chattanooga, TN

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Badabing, Badaboom—Folks find themselves in some trouble, find their way out again. Eh, fahgetaboutit. — Paul Punkt, Pocoima, Ca

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Teenage Torpor—After the death of her beloved parakeet, 14 year old Cyndi is forced to spend the summer on her uncle’s farm, only to somehow fail to come of age. — Daniel-San Sundapple, Elphenstone, BC

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What Ales You?—A medium-bodied ale washes up on the shores of San Diego, unable to recall where his flavor went. — Yreka Hooze, Riverrun, MD

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Somewhere, World, Universe—A person who recognizes layers of categories slides through them with an increasing sense of urgency. — Sears Robideaux, Buckshot, MT

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Prime Cuts—The tender tale of an elderly Nebraskan butcher who, though he loses many fingers plying his trade, has, by novel’s end, rediscovered his love of scrapple. — “Digital” Dan Brown, Curdwell, CT

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Kline’s Oximetric Shadow—A personified brisket rolls off the back of a pick-up truck headed to Baton Rouge while his ex-wife re-marries a handsome lawyer. — Joe Don Baker Jr., Brisbois, TX