Numb, by Sean Ferrell, goes on sale 8/3/2010!
I know this because a Twitter bud of mine, Harley May, is doing a bang-up job of pimping his novel (tee-hee--get it? "bang-up" and "pimping" in the same sentence?) over at her blog.
Go check it out. Really. Go now. There may be a quiz.
[Imagine a musical interlude here. I would actually include one, but frankly I'm not that technologically savvy.]
There. Did you look? Did you see there's a contest?
Which I am now about to enter by staging my own re-enactment of three scenes from the book:
1. A man engaged in a lion fight.
2. Someone hammering a nail through their body for profit.
3. A man on fire.
Now, since I am such a badass rebel (and a writer who can't resist editing), I took it upon my presumptuous self to consolidate ALL THREE scenes into one SUPER EXCITING image!!! Cuz that's just the way I roll.
So, here you have it. My (loose) interpretation of the events in those scenes: a man in a fireplace, on fire with fear because he is being attacked by a ferocious lion, just when he was about to pound a nail* into himself for money!
*Okay, so he's holding a screw. "Getting nailed" means the same thing as "getting screwed," right? Synonyms count when you're a writer. Work with me here. Suspend your disbelief.
Now, I realize taking these liberties with the rules may result in my disqualification from the contest. (Though, seriously, I think I deserve extra credit for creativity.) But that's all right. I was going to buy my own copy anyway.
And so should you. From everything I've heard about this book, you won't regret it. :)