YA author AJ Lape had great success with her debut novel, GRADE A STUPID. Her main character, Darcy Walker, is already the stuff of legends. Now AJ and Darcy return with NO BRAINER, to be released in May 2013. Check out the eye-popping cover and the intriguing blurb below.
Two weeks before junior year, Darcy hops a plane to Orlando for a little R&R with her best friend Dylan and his family. Fresh off the heels of solving three murders in Valley, you’d think she’d sit back and enjoy the vacation capital of the world…maybe if you’re a noun. Darcy Walker, however, is nothing but verb.
Before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she’s meddling in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier.
With authorities still no closer to solving the case, Darcy is shanghaied by her impulsivity and runs headlong into that proverbial burning building, convinced she can bring him home.
She travels down a road that not only follows this missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity when she tampers in a case on which Dylan’s detective grandfather is working.
After a near disastrous midnight meeting in a warehouse and a date with a mechanical bull, Darcy realizes she might’ve bitten off more than she can chew. Add the boiling flirtationship with her best friend and the appearance of his romantic rival, and she is in over her head.
Will she survive a life of flirting with death too easily? Or will her flirtationship with Dylan become the actual death of her instead?
For a girl with a habit of finding dead bodies, No Brainer gives Darcy Walker more of the same…surprising twists and turns…and running for her life.
A. J. lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two feministic daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola…and sweets. Sweets of any kind, really…the prerequisite being they pile on the pounds. She studied English, Journalism, and Political Science at Morehead State University and left the business world when her daughters were born.
Her love for suspense and a good story was born from watching Mystery Science Theater with her sister during childhood. That and any B-movie with comedic undertones they could get their hands on.
When she’s not riding that razor-thin line between creativity and insanity, she likes to read, watch too much cable TV, or cheer like a banshee at her daughter’s sporting events. She’s a huge hometown sports fan and bleeds all things Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals.
A. J. loves to connect with fans! You can find her via Twitter and Facebook or send an email.
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/ajlape
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