When I first started writing INTO THE BLUE for Interlude Press I emailed our editor, Annie, and said “is it okay if my 22 yo protagonists swear?” Annie sweetly said, “just do your thing” rather than laughing in my face. She could have. The book is not YA. My lead characters are more physical than mental, the dear boys. And the story was always going to have sex in it.
But when I confessed this to Lex, Director of Technology (and everything good), he replied, “Considering our strong stance against crude language in our books, feel free to use any of these family-friendly title suggestions:
Waxing his Longboard
Cockles and Muscles
COWABUNGHOLE. Thank you.