Melissa Ford Lucken (AKA Isabelle Drake), Off the Railds (Totally Bound Books, 2015)

Madison is less than thrilled when the invitation to her five year high school reunion arrives. She isn’t the super famous superstar she’d bragged that she’d be. She’s an unemployed singer with no boyfriend and no job. Her only option? Find a way to fake the perfect life.

Eight weeks isn’t much time. But it is long enough to get drunk and enter a bikini contest, redefine the term date-from-hell, get caught in an awkward ménage and win a bar fight. But will all this bad behavior help Madison snag the blond, blue-eyed geek who was foolish enough not to notice her in high school? No matter what it takes, she’s going to find out.

Melissa Ford Lucken got her start writing confession stories for pulp magazines like True Confessions and True Love. After those first stories, she began writing novellas and novels in multiple genres including romance and erotica published under the pen name Isabelle Drake. She teaches creative writing and composition at Lansing Community College where she is a Professor of Writing and Program Faculty Chair.