At The 8 Percent, we care about great books. Whether fiction or nonfiction, we believe in excellence in writing and story, and we’re committed to presenting that to the world.
With that in mind, The 8 Percent began publishing books in 2016. Our first title is an edgy YA novel – TATTOO, by Jenna Cosgrove.
This year we will continue publishing, with 2 more nonfiction titles planned. We will be bringing you a brand new site centred around our book publishing soon – watch this space!
TATTOO – THE DEBUT YA NOVEL BY JENNA COSGROVE
Described as “too raunchy for teens”, Tattoo is an edgy new YA novel.
“You judge me when you look at me because of the tattoos that cover my body—but that’s only because you don’t understand what they mean.
My mother named me Mercy, after the nuns who raised her, but my life has been anything but merciful. The path I’ve traveled has been long and winding, full of heartbreak and violence, but also rare moments of beauty.
My story starts in Savannah, the day I found my mother’s body after she’d chased two bottles of sleeping pills with a bottle of home-made moonshine. It’s the story of my unhinged stepfather, a devastating fire, and how I ended up on the run, wanted for murder.
It tells of my obsessive search for my birth father that I clung to like a life raft as I drifted—from the bright lights of a shady traveling carnival, where I was given my first tattoo by my older lover; to a biker gang falling apart at the seams, where I met the man who would torment me for years to come. From the cream of high society in California, to the lonely beaches of Mexico where I finally found a type of peace—just not the one I expected.
You judge me because my tattoos make me look strange, dangerous. But there’s more to them than that. To understand the way I look, you need to know where I came from. To understand me, you need to know my story…”
Described as “too raunchy for teens”, TATTOO is the debut YA novel by Jenna Cosgrove. Set in the early 60s, TATTOO follows the journey of Mercy Daniels – teenage fugitive – and the search for her birth father that takes her from Savannah to San Francisco to Mexico, and takes her innocence along the way.