Complete with a special exclusive story with a Paralympic twist, the collection is published as the 2012 Paralympic Games hit London. The focus of the world will be on the disabled athletes. But as the sport heats up, what about ordinary disabled people? And sex? And love?
Author Penny Pepper leads an extraordinary and dramatic life, not merely because she is disabled. Punk claimed her at an early age, and in the 1990s her own band Spiral Sky made no 2 in the Italian indie charts.
For the print version of this book, Penny worked with Tony Cowell, brother of Simon Cowell of X-Factor fame. Winning an ‘Erotic Oscar’, nude modelling and burlesque performing are a few of the other roles she has found herself in as she strives to break down barriers and discrimination.
Desires Reborn takes us on a new journey into the complications and yearnings of lust at its most demanding, and also the delicacy of first love, and of passion never known.
‘Summer Lightening Days’, recounts Linda deciding to lose her virginity to a hospital porter at a physiotherapy rehab centre, while Jean in ‘Postcards for Jean’ hears her niece making love and wonders if her own life will every change. Ellie swelters with forbidden passion for a younger man in ‘Lava Lamp,’ and in a new exclusive story ‘Bound and Devoted’ both Adrian and Bethany have kinky secrets to spill against the backdrop of the 2012 Games.
Rob Young, award winning writer, says: ‘Desires Reborn is an intelligent examination of desire and disabled people. And if it is passion you’re after why choose grey when you can have scarlet?
‘Penny’s intelligence and sheer exuberance sing from the page. There is an elegant mind at work here. She distils her passion then filters it through craft without ever losing a drop of its raw emotion. That is a rare skill and should not to be underestimated.’
Ultimately, Desires Reborn is a rude, lewd, sad and provocative collection on a subject every human being can relate to.