It’s only taken four years, but Kirsty’s second book Dismissed was released today! This story was written for Nanowrimo in 2014 and inspired by a fascination with forbidden relationships. Some of Kirsty’s favourite love stories have involved couples that have taken forever to get together – think Niles and Daphne or Fran and Maxwell.
The teacher / student concept isn’t new, but hopefully this take on it feels fresh and entertaining. Set in Brisbane, Dismissed follows Lizzie White’s final year of high school and how she deals with a crush on her English teacher while trying to commit to a fellow classmate. Add in a selfish best friend, a trouble-making twin and a rock band, and you have the makings of a fun and fast-paced read.
Dismissed is available in both Kindle and paperback on Amazon.
And for those who want to delve deeper into Lizzie’s world, here is a playlist of songs to go with the book:
- Samuel Larsen – Be (Samuel Larsen was my inspiration for Brandon in case you’re wondering!)
- Incubus – Stellar
- Sing – Ed Sheeran
- Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
- Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
- Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
- Pharrell Williams – Happy
- Sting – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
- Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
- Wicked Games – Parra For Cuva
Click here for the playlist on YouTube.