Have you ever felt outside the norm? Different? Unusual? Weird? Have you ever been bullied? Teased? Have you ever felt alone? Secluded? Peregrine Storke knows the feeling, that incredibly lonely feeling. It's like standing at a window, your palm against the glass, your gaze watching people be things you never thought you could be. But that's about to change .... Releasing this weekend is The Story of Awkward. This is a YA/NA romance for anyone who's ever wanted to believe in fairytales, who's ever wanted to be a part of a fairytale, but who always felt too awkward to fill the role.
#EmbraceYourAwkward The Story of Awkward by R.K. Ryals Cover Design by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design Synopsis: If you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story. If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story. This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light. This story is ugly. This story is complicated. This story is emotional. This story is tragic. In short, this story is about being awkward. Peregrine Storke is an artist with an odd sketchbook full of pictures she’s drawn since she was a child. It is a book full of strange sketches and awkward characters, for there is no better way to hide from bullying and life than to create a world of your own. With a stroke of her pencil, she has given life to a spectacled princess, a freckle-nosed king, a candy loving troll, a two-horned unicorn, and a graceless fairy. At nineteen, Peregrine leaves her home, her sketchbook, and awkwardness behind. But what happens when something goes wrong in the world of Awkward? Trapped inside of her complex realm with the bully she thought to leave behind, Peregrine discovers there is nothing worse than falling for your own villain.
About the Author
R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to "share the love of reading one book at a time." An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home in the Southern U.S. with her husband, her three daughters, a rescue dog named Oscar the Grouch, A Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, an OCD cat, and a coffee pot she honestly couldn't live without. Should she ever become the owner of a fire-breathing dragon (tame of course), her life would be complete.
Contact her on twitter and Instagram at @RKRyals, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RKRyals or online at http://rkryals.com