The Unwanted

The Unwanted

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Jeffrey Ricker By rickerje Updated Jan 12, 2016

I wanted to share an excerpt from my YA novel published earlier this year by Bold Strokes Books. This is the novel that originated from the story "The Trouble with Billy," which I uploaded earlier.

Here's the cover blurb: 

"Jamie Thomas has enough trouble on his hands trying to get through junior year of high school without being pulverized by Billy Stratton, his bully and tormentor. But that’s before he learns the mother he was always told was dead is actually alive.

"And she’s an Amazon.

"Sixteen years after she left him on his father’s doorstep, she’s back and needs Jamie’s help. A curse has caused the ancient tribe of warrior women to give birth to nothing but boys, dooming them to extinction—until prophecy reveals that salvation lies with one of the offspring they abandoned. Putting his life on the line, Jamie must find the courage to confront the wrath of an angry god to save a society that rejected him."

I'm working on the sequel now—let me know what you think of this. If you like it, go to my blog ( and click on "Buy My Books!" to order it. You can also request it at your local library—because libraries are awesome and deserve our support and patronage!

  • amazons
  • greek
  • lgbt
  • mythology
  • youngadult