Kiss Me, Genius Boy

No More Dreams

Book 1
Nameless Books
130

 "In that moment, there arose all the resolve I hoped would be with me when I finally met her, and my vertigo turned to exultation. So what if she was married? I had contemplated that long ago, and decided I'd have her anyway." 
Joshua Rivers was born to expect great things. A former child prodigy and the son of a lottery winner, he also believes himself blessed with a vision of his perfect destiny and his perfect love. 

Now in his early twenties, Joshua already feels left behind by life. His long-time lover Lilian Lau is well on her way to becoming a famous artist, and his former classmates are also racing toward their success. Meanwhile, he waits for the moment, and the girl, that will show him his time has finally arrived. When it does, he resolves to take what is his, whatever it costs him or anyone. 

Kiss Me, Genius Boy is the first part of the No More Dreams series: an unusual story about love, ambition, and the problems of being privileged. 

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Praise for Kiss Me Genius Boy: 

"I’ve been telling my friends how refreshing it is to read something by one of my generation, instead of something by someone that's dead. … Above all I admired the pithy, adroit little maxims on the nature of things." —Dylan Thorn, author of I'm Dead 

"Uniquely refreshing … particularly erotic in its unabashed candidness." —Madeline R. 

"A page turner, very funny and unusually honest and frank … Lily really steals the show. A nymphomaniacal exploiter of men and women, a deeply interesting, entertaining and wild character who lights up every page she is on." —Nicola G. 

"Just read Berko scene from KMGB. Kick ASS! That scene just earnt me buying vol 2 when it comes out. Lily needs a cape and skin-tight leather pants. Lily needs her own graphic novel. Lily should be immortal, and probably is. Read KMGB so you can meet Lily. I secretly think she is Joshua's alter-ego. I think she might now also be mine." —Esme F. 

"Simple, direct but with subtle, thought-provoking passages about self-awareness and one’s relation to life and others. I can’t wait for the next book." —Aiza C. 

"Honestly I love it. It made me realize more the complexities and dimensions of love and loving." —Mary J. T.
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About the author

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co.
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Publisher
Nameless Books
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Published on
Sep 15, 2014
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Pages
252
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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“I saw that everything going on was tied up in a knot that held this at its center—‘I’m not what I wanted to be.’ “ 
It’s been ten years since Joshua Rivers had his dream of the girl he believes he is supposed to marry, and she’s still nowhere in sight. 
Now twenty-two, Joshua is stuck in a life markedly different from what he expected: he’s unhappy with his current girlfriend and struggling with his doctoral thesis, and making no headway toward becoming a novelist, as he believes he must to win over his dream girl. Worse, his long-time lover, the nymphomaniac artist Lilian Lau, has cut him off because she thinks he’s become dependent on her. 
Little does Joshua know that by the end of the year he’ll have met his destined love at last, but for now he is mired in darkness. Global terrorism and the lead-up to the Second Iraq War have created a climate of fear and anger in the intellectual world, and Joshua himself begins to manifest the ugly face of radicalism. 
Finally, two chance encounters will see him revisit his family’s secrets, and give him a reprieve from his loneliness that he knows he does not deserve. 
My Generation’s Lament is the sequel to Kiss Me, Genius Boy, and the second volume in the No More Dreams trilogy. 
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Praise for Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No More Dreams #1): 
“I’ve been telling my friends how refreshing it is to read something by one of my generation, instead of something by someone that’s dead. … Above all I admired the pithy, adroit little maxims on the nature of things.” —Dylan Thorn, author of I’m Dead 
“Uniquely refreshing … particularly erotic in its unabashed candidness.” —Madeline R. 
“A page turner, very funny and unusually honest and frank … Lily really steals the show. A nymphomaniacal exploiter of men and women, a deeply interesting, entertaining and wild character who lights up every page she is on.” —Nicola G. 
“Just read Berko scene from KMGB. Kick ASS! That scene just earnt me buying vol 2 when it comes out. Lily needs a cape and skin-tight leather pants. Lily needs her own graphic novel. Lily should be immortal, and probably is. Read KMGB so you can meet Lily. I secretly think she is Joshua’s alter-ego. I think she might now also be mine.” —Esme F. 
“Simple, direct but with subtle, thought-provoking passages about self-awareness and one’s relation to life and others. I can’t wait for the next book.” —Aiza C. 
“Honestly I love it. It made me realize more the complexities and dimensions of love and loving.” —Mary J. T.
“I saw that everything going on was tied up in a knot that held this at its center—‘I’m not what I wanted to be.’ “ 
It’s been ten years since Joshua Rivers had his dream of the girl he believes he is supposed to marry, and she’s still nowhere in sight. 
Now twenty-two, Joshua is stuck in a life markedly different from what he expected: he’s unhappy with his current girlfriend and struggling with his doctoral thesis, and making no headway toward becoming a novelist, as he believes he must to win over his dream girl. Worse, his long-time lover, the nymphomaniac artist Lilian Lau, has cut him off because she thinks he’s become dependent on her. 
Little does Joshua know that by the end of the year he’ll have met his destined love at last, but for now he is mired in darkness. Global terrorism and the lead-up to the Second Iraq War have created a climate of fear and anger in the intellectual world, and Joshua himself begins to manifest the ugly face of radicalism. 
Finally, two chance encounters will see him revisit his family’s secrets, and give him a reprieve from his loneliness that he knows he does not deserve. 
My Generation’s Lament is the sequel to Kiss Me, Genius Boy, and the second volume in the No More Dreams trilogy. 
---- 
Praise for Kiss Me, Genius Boy (No More Dreams #1): 
“I’ve been telling my friends how refreshing it is to read something by one of my generation, instead of something by someone that’s dead. … Above all I admired the pithy, adroit little maxims on the nature of things.” —Dylan Thorn, author of I’m Dead 
“Uniquely refreshing … particularly erotic in its unabashed candidness.” —Madeline R. 
“A page turner, very funny and unusually honest and frank … Lily really steals the show. A nymphomaniacal exploiter of men and women, a deeply interesting, entertaining and wild character who lights up every page she is on.” —Nicola G. 
“Just read Berko scene from KMGB. Kick ASS! That scene just earnt me buying vol 2 when it comes out. Lily needs a cape and skin-tight leather pants. Lily needs her own graphic novel. Lily should be immortal, and probably is. Read KMGB so you can meet Lily. I secretly think she is Joshua’s alter-ego. I think she might now also be mine.” —Esme F. 
“Simple, direct but with subtle, thought-provoking passages about self-awareness and one’s relation to life and others. I can’t wait for the next book.” —Aiza C. 
“Honestly I love it. It made me realize more the complexities and dimensions of love and loving.” —Mary J. T.
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