Summerlypse by Gerardo Delgadillo
Genre: YA Contemporary(Adventure/Romance)
Release Date: June 20th 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
After his crush rejects him, seventeen-year-old Colton catches a plane to Mexico, hoping to forget all about girls. But a night out at a dance club crowded with long legs in miniskirts doesn’t help, especially when he meets the club’s beautiful DJ, Alex.
In awe of her mixing skills, Colton finds it hard to believe Alex is deaf. As they bond, she asks him to help her win a DJ contest behind her rich, estranged father’s back.
Colton’s not a wimp or anything, but millionaires with armed bodyguards are not his ideal vacation buddies. The only problem—if he helps her, he may fly back home in a body bag.
“Packed with unexpected twists and South-of-the-Border
danger, Summerlypse grabbed my attention from the first enticing page. With a
quirky writing style that offers both depth and entertainment, Summerlypse is
an original, diverse story that will delight anyone looking for a unique spin
on teen relationships.” –Anna L. Davis, Author of Open Source(Enhancement
Series)“SUMMERLYPSE by Gerardo Delgadillo is a
great young adult story about two unlikely friends who team up hoping to win a
summer DJ contest in Mexico. This book has a well-defined cast of complex
characters with a thoughtful focus on the hearing-impaired. An entertaining
read!” ~ K.S. Jones, award-winning author of Shadow of the Hawk
a great read. The characters are real and well crafted, and the story
kept me interested to the end. I liked it. I recommend it.”
— Rickard B DeMille, author ofTweet Revenge,
Hellfire, Defending Daniel
— EXCERPT —
ONE | MIRANDA
Can’t sleep ‘cause tomorrow’s my last day as a junior—last day to ask Miranda out on a date, and my hands are totally sweating, and my stomach’s shrunk to the size of a raisin.
Thing is, I’ve been trying since freshman year, but every freaking time my brain goes on vacation.
Only thing left to do is write her something inspired and corny, let her read it. And wait for success. Or rejection. Or don’t-ask-me-out ever. Or…be positive, Colton.
Sighing, I bring up my email on my cell and type.
No. Backspace, backspace, backspace, backspace, backspace, backspace, backspace.
A dog barking—the neighbor’s beagle—makes me look out my bedroom window at the moonlight shining on the rooftops. Hate that dog. Seems he only cares about howling and barking. Beagles should live in England and chase foxes and stuff, but no, people insist on having them living in their homes. Whatever. Concentrate. More typing.
Since the first time I saw you, I fell in lo
Argh. So corny.
Backspace a thousand times. Start over.
You know what makes my world spin?
You. You’re my oxygen.
My food. The ketchup on my fries.
Okay, this time I laugh at my own stupidity, but I’m onto something. Thing is, I don’t want her to think I’m a poet, ‘cause I hate poetry, corniness, and the like, but at the same time I want her radar to detect I’m not dumb.
About the Author
Gerardo Delgadillo lives in the Dallas metropolitan area with his wife and children and dogs and cats and the occasional rabbit. Originally from San Francisco and raised in Mexico, he loves to write about contemporary teens in distress in English and Español. So no magic, dragons, or unicorns.
Gerardo’s fun facts:
– At the tender age of sixteen, when giant lizards ruled the world, Gerardo was a DJ–turntables and all.
– Cloud computing is his area of expertise–just don’t ask him what cloud computing means.
– He loves football, the one played with the feet by footballers, La Liga from Spain being the best.
About his novels:
– His writing must be emotional, or else…
– He believes in the Oxford comma, but the Oxford comma doesn’t believe in him.
– Loves first person present tense POV.