Scribe Award-winning author, Steven Paul Leiva, is back with book two of his Love, Sex and Pursuit of Happiness Novels. BULLY 4 LOVE--acclaimed for the eccentric and the absurd, this is another classic "un-classic" literary love story from Leiva, turning the expected on it's head once again.
The Love, Sex, and Pursuit of Happiness Novels are a series in theme, taking a light-hearted, funny look at sex, love, and that which we're all pursuing--happiness. Does not need to be read in order.
BULLY 4 LOVE published on May 7, 2021 with Magpie Press.
PRAISE FOR BY THE SEA (the first in the Love, Sex, and Pursuit of Happiness Novels):
"Leiva writes the story with a great deal of depth and perception as he explores the lives, thoughts, and ambitions of each main character...the book's ending plays upon the they-all-lived-happily-ever-after angle in a quite satisfying but not wholly exaggerated manner. Oh, and by the way, the book is filled with plenty of salty language and sex scenes that are blushingly frank and explicit." -- Stuart Nulman, Montreal Times
By the Sea is a delightfully engaging story about an eccentric community that resides in the foggy environs of Leech Beach...Leiva deftly interweaves character's past and present to create a vibrant ensemble that is immediately engaging...an appealing comic treatise on small town politics where sexual liaisons abound, on a collection of individuals who live cheek-by jowl but find to hysterical effect, that they know each other not at all. By the Sea is a light-hearted, clever read. -- Literary Fiction Book Review
ABOUT BULLY 4 LOVE:
"She walked into my classroom ten minutes early on the first
day of the Fall 1990 semester at South Pasadena Adult
Education. I sat at my desk with my head down, going over
notes and a sheet of mandatory announcements.
It was not hard to hear the entrance, which came with a slight
swish to it. I raised my head to greet my first adult education
She stood just in from the door: a person—a woman—a
person, unlike any person I had ever seen or, indeed, have ever
seen since, for she was radiant. Radiant—a not unusual
adjective and often a metaphor—but at that moment, as she
stood there, and as I possibly held my breath, the word was an
utterly accurate adjective that was just barely a metaphor."
Thus begins a very odd love story
"Steven Leiva not only promises but delivers. Bravo!" -- Ray Bradbury, Author of "The Laurel & Hardy Love Affair"
Links to Book One of the Series:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A refugee from the silly fields of Hollywood where he cavorted with such luminaries as Bugs Bunny and Betty Boop (although the latter was but a brief affair), Steven Paul Leiva has authored seven novels and one novella since 2003. His work has been praised by literary great Ray Bradbury, Oscar-winning film producer Richard Zanuck, NY Times bestselling author Diane Ackerman, Hugo & Nebula Award winner David Brin, and Star Trek actor John Billingsley. He has received the Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. A traveler among several genres, his books include his witty Hollywood thrillers, BLOOD IS PRETTY and HOLLYWOOD IS AN ALL-VOLUNTEER ARMY, his novelization of the indie family film, THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, his Sci-Fi satire of first contact told from the point-of-view of the aliens, TRAVELING IN SPACE, his comic look at happy-ever-afters, BY THE SEA, his surreal political fantasia, IMP, his bizarre, possibly audacious, somewhat Sci-Fi novella, MADE ON THE MOON, JOURNEY TO WHERE, a contemporary "scientific romance" written in the tradition of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and his latest, CREATURE FEATURE: A HORRID COMEDY. You can find more about Leiva and read his blogs at: tinyurl.com/ydgpkps8