When Beverly Sykes finally has sex, she learns that she has a special power that turns her lovers into who they’ve always wanted to be.
Beverly is desperate to lose her virginity. When she ends up falling for the bad boy in her high school math class, they are both rocked with an experience more powerful than any orgasm. All of her lovers experience a total existential transformation. They become their best selves, or in certain cases, their worst. Beverly becomes the town slut, a stripper, a sexual healer, and a messiah figure.
In Girl Like a Bomb, with great power comes more than just responsibility. She goes on one hell of a horny heroine’s journey as she gives herself to others over and over to try to save them, but at what price? Beverly finds herself at the center of a twisted, labyrinthine quest where the only way out is through.
Including a new epilogue, Autumn Christian presents a dark femme reclamation of the superhero genre.
Autumn Christian is a fiction writer from Texas. She is the author of The Crooked God Machine, We Are Wormwood, and Ecstatic Inferno, and has written for several video-games, including Battle Nations and State of Decay 2.
"Fun, fast, and fascinating. Girl Like a Bomb hooked me and held me.” —Peter Clines, New York Times Bestseller, author of Paradox Bound
"Girl Like a Bomb is a book like a bomb— explosive, heavy and dangerous. A must read by an exciting new voice."
—Brian Keene, author of The Rising and Pressure
"Girl Like a Bomb is a journey through the gratifying, delicious, and sometimes vicious horror show of having a body — particularly a femme body. This is a book of blood and guts, of humanity and brokenness, woven by passages of beauty and smart storytelling. Salacious & sea-deep, this is a book for readers who are hungry for both a party & meaning."—Lisa Marie Basile, author of City Witchery