Author Akim Bryant proudly announces the re-release of volume 1, 2nd edition (with new cover) to his debut novel trilogy, “Stuck Pages“. “Stuck Pages, Vol. 1” is available now via all digital platforms, and the paperback version can be purchased via Barnes & Nobles.
In celebration of the one-year anniversary since its release, “Stuck Pages, Vol. 1: Exposing the Heart of a Heartbreaker“, has been re-released with a new cover art designed by @shani.cmyk. This is a classic American love story seen through the eyes of a black-gay man (loosely based on true events in music, love and life). “Stuck Pages” is a sex-positive coming-of-age/coming-out journey of a heart-broken heartbreaker. The main character, Quincy Simmons, graduates college and gets a dream job in the music industry only to realize the life he has may not be the life he really wanted. He’s so caught up in trying to fill the hole in his heart that he can’t see the people in front of him for who they really are. “Stuck Pages” is a snapshot into the life and times of a young black-gay man, who is a hopeless romantic, in a rather hopeless place. This trilogy aims to show exactly what it means to be a black gay man in the early 2000s and remind readers that love is love, no matter who the subject is.
This is the first installment to the Stuck Pages trilogy (which is also an ode to R&B with chapter titles/themes like Spread My Wings, Is It A Crime & Full Moon). Stuck Pages, Vol. 2: The Pleasure Principle finds Quincy turning his back on relationships. Yet, he’s not really aware of it. Someone is bound to get hurt and Quincy is no exception. Stuck Pages, Vol. 3: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is about healing Quincy’s own broken heart. This series represents a new chapter in Akim’s life as an author.
Since the age of 10, I have wanted to write a novel. In fact, I started to write the opening chapter, but soon abandoned the idea. I didn’t have the courage. It takes balls to put yourself and your passions on display for the world to judge. The world may not understand. Not everyone will be able to relate. The feedback could devastate how I see myself. Or, at least, these are the things that the voices in my head used to tell me. I’ve spent my whole life fighting those voices and instead, discovering a new voice – my voice.”
If the environment is COVID-free, Akim Bryant will embark on a promotional tour in support of “Stuck Pages, Vol. 1“, kicking off in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the 2020 Brooklyn Book Festival.