Cover Reveal, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway – Whippersnapper by Michael Rupured



Michael Rupured reveals the beautiful cover art of his upcoming book titled WHIPPERSNAPPER coming out from Dreamspinner Press.

It releases on January 29, 2016.



Tellumo Magnamater is a fresh-out-of-college, first-year English teacher at Salt Lick County High School in Kentucky. He rides the bus to and from work, and every day he walks to the gym behind his small efficiency apartment to exercise. Perhaps because of being raised by two lesbians, Tellumo is attracted to older men. He sets his sights on fifty-something available bachelor Oliver Crumbly. But Tellumo isn’t the only resident interested in Oliver.

Peggy Tucker, a widow approaching her sixtieth birthday, is determined to marry again, and she thinks Oliver is her perfect match. Despite Tellumo and Peggy striking up a friendship at the gym, neither realizes they are interested in the same man. But the joke might be on both of them. Oliver, a retired history teacher, is the original crotchety old man who hates everything and everybody—especially young people.



Cover Art by Maria Fanning

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Jules folded the empty bags and placed them on top of the refrigerator. “Wait.” She looked at Trish. “Seems like we’re missing something.”

Trish furrowed her brow and examined the items spread out on the counter before her. “Gluten-free rolls, edamame, quinoa stuffing….” She scanned the foil packets and plastic containers before turning to Jules. “No, looks like everything is here.”

They looked at each other and then at Tellumo.

He folded his arms across his chest and shook his head. “I can’t believe you’re making me do this again. I’m twenty-three years old!”

Check out all the exclusive snippets from the book at –

:: Divine Magazine :: Bayou Book Junkie :: Cherry Mischievous :: Diverse Reader ::

:: The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat :: Kathy Mac Reviews :: Cia’s Stories :: Loving Without Limits ::

:: BFD Book Blog :: Foxylutely Books :: Eyes on Books :: The Purple Rose Tea House ::

:: Sue Brown :: Alpha Book Club :: Gay Media Reviews :: N.R. Walker ::



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Michael Rupured loves to write. Before learning the alphabet, he filled page after page with rows of tiny circles he now believes were his first novels, and has been writing ever since. He lives in Athens, Georgia, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, came out as a gay man at the age of twenty-one in the late 1970s, and considers surviving his wild and reckless twenties to have been a miracle. To find out what Michael’s up to now, visit his blog (, follow him on Twitter (@crotchetyman) or send an e-mail message to

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  1. Hmm, so is this like May/December love triangle? I’m intrigued. Shelved this on my TBR list! 🙂
    Thank you for the post.

  2. Congratulations on the new release, Michael. I like the cover. It is different.

  3. Great cover and excerpt. I wonder what it is Tellumo is supposed to do again…

  4. LOL! Love the snippet. This looks like it will be fun 😉 On the TBR list 😀

  5. Thanks for hosting me, Charlie!

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