Little 15: A Dark Tale of First Love
The Story of a High School Basketball Star, Her Coach and Their Torrid Affair
Dallas, Texas—January 3, 2012—Fifteen-year-old Lauren Muchmore has always played by the rules. She’s an obedient daughter, a talented athlete and a gifted pianist. But this good girl, who lives under the thumb of a strict Catholic father, is hiding a dark secret.
Author Stephanie Saye proudly announces the release of her new psychological thriller novel LITTLE 15: A Dark Tale of First Love (iUniverse). Lauren’s world gets turned upside down when her father forces her to transfer schools for a shot at playing for a winning basketball team. As she struggles to fit in at her new school, she finds acceptance and comfort from an unlikely person—her new coach, Daniel Krum.
What starts as an innocent friendship quickly spirals into a passionate love affair that threatens to destroy them both. Riddled by guilt, yet blinded by infatuation, Lauren falls into a complicated double life: one as an obedient daughter and schoolgirl, and the other as the mistress to a married man more than twice her age.
‘A Cautionary Tale’
“Little 15 is an extremely well written novel that provides the cautionary tale that all teen and parents should heed,” says multi-published author and playwright Thomas Amo. “Not only does this story speak to the events that have become far too common in today’s news, but it also serves as a sounding board that I imagine so many young girls could easily identify with.”
Told through the eyes of Lauren, Little 15 reveals a very different side of teacher-student sex scandals not always captured by the media. Set in an all-girls Catholic school, Lauren’s story gives a voice to teens who have fallen victim to the adults they’ve admired and trusted—teachers and coaches who were supposed to know better and keep them from harm’s way. Simply put, Little 15 is a disturbing, yet tender tale of passion and heartbreak; temptation and loss of innocence; of shame and guilt.
Little 15: A Dark Tale of First Love is available online through leading book resellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and comes in hardcover, softcover and ebook formats.
Stephanie Saye began her journey as a writer at sixteen when an Ursuline nun discovered her talent. Her Catholic upbringing and corporate communications background, coupled with an affinity for dark psychological drama and controversy, inspires much of her research and storytelling. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
Stephanie is represented by Evan Fogelman, Underwood Perkins, P.C. Follow Stephanie on Twitter (@stephaniesaye) and on Facebook (facebook.com/stephaniesaye). To learn more about Stephanie, subscribe to her blog at www.stephaniesaye.wordpress.com. ###