Young adult contemporary writer. Author of FIRSTS (Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin's Press). Lover of coffee, champagne, and crossword puzzles. Represented by Kathleen Rushall of ABLA. 


Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.
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LaurieElizabethFlynn LaurieElizabethFlynn Mar 01, 2017 11:21PM
Surprise! Chapter 4 of FIRSTS has just been posted. I hope you all enjoy it! And if you're looking for more info about the book (like where to find it), please check out my website here: http://www.l...
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FIRSTS Stories: The Boys Tell All by LaurieElizabethFlynn
FIRSTS Stories: The Boys Tell All Teen Fiction
You've heard her side of the story. And now... you'll hear theirs. They're the guys who contacted Mercedes Ayres for one reason: To lose their virginity. Maybe they heard a rumor about her services. Maybe a frien...
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