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Hot Lips

Joe Baumann

Book Description

"Hot Lips takes your expectations and turns them upside down…These stories force readers to dwell on our own lives, the guards we put up for ourselves or the guards we wish to lower to get closer to others…[Baumann's] superpower is writing wonderful stories; read this collection and see what I mean."
—Aura Martin, author of
Butterflies Over Flame

Joe Baumann's Hot Lips centers around a group of fraternity members at a small school in upper Missouri who are linked by unusual capabilities, by nickname identities, and by the close-knit Phi Kappa Gamma (PKG). One member can speak to food; another can breathe fire; yet another is followed perpetually by bees. Through self-discovery, each of their quirks only grows more vibrant and illuminating than before.

Release Date:
February 7th, 2023

Joe Baumann Author Photo

Joe Baumann

Book Info

Author: Joe Baumann

Release Date: February 7th, 2023

Tags: Fiction, Short Story Collection, Coming of Age

ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-958373-02-6

ISBN (Ebook): 978-1-958373-03-3

Book Cover Artist: Alicia (Dusty) Marchand

Page Count: 216 Pages

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