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Learn the FATE OF A STRIPPER!

Inside some porn and erotica writers are the restless spirits of scribes who aspire to also prove themselves in the wider arena of words. I’ve written about this on my blog before, that other genres of writing–like literary, suspense, or crime writing–offer different and exciting challenges to my imagination.

And so, with FATE OF A STRIPPER, the new non-porn mainstream novel I’ve just published on Kindle, I’ve met that challenge. It’s a complex story, almost 250 pages long, that’s not simply about a stripper and her customer, but about the difficulty of love and the deceptions of desire. It’s about office politics, and family relationships, and the struggle to survive both financially and emotionally. I guess you might say I packed a lot into it, and it’s available now at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon CanadaAmazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon Spain, Amazon Brazil, Amazon Japan, Amazon Mexico, Amazon India, and Amazon Australia.

 

I look thru thousands of photos until I found this one, which perfectly evokes the stripper of the title.

I looked thru thousands of photos until I found this one, which perfectly evokes the stripper of the title.

FATE OF A STRIPPER tells about a middle-aged New York City guy named Vic Vanner who meets the sweet beauty of his dreams, but Valerie the stripper turns out to have some quirks to her personality, to say the least. Not that Vic isn’t a bit intense himself. Still, they give their all to the relationship–in their own ways–and they even start doing a stage act together in New Burlesque, the popular hip scene made famous by people like Dita Von Teese and which mixes striptease with performance art.

Vic is a romantic and unsure of himself with Valerie, especially since she’s much younger than he is. The situation is not helped by the cynicism of his father, who casts a skeptical eye on almost everything Vic does. Furthermore, Valerie has a thuggish friend named Tino who gives her an outlet for her aggressive tendencies. The way she figures it, if people get in the way of her relationship with Vic, she’ll have Tino take care of them. Tino’s willing to do almost anything for Valerie–as long as he gets to play with her feet…

Yep, FATE OF A STRIPPER is not a porn novel, but ye ole Uncle Irv couldn’t resist making one of the characters a little kinky like the guys in my femdom ebooks. It’s also set in the world of strip clubs and Times Square, two locations of human endeavor that I know a little something about.

Anyway, the situation builds to quite a violent climax, and if the New York Post covered it, the story of Vic and Valerie would be probably be entitled something like THE STRIPPER, THE SUCKER AND THE SLAVE. At one point I even considered using that as the title of the novel; it’s the headline Vic nightmarishly visualizes when he’s wondering what the hell is going to happen to him after Valerie goes over the deep end one dark night in downtown Brooklyn…

I’ve made no secret of my love for film noir and noir paperbacks, and so some of that has rubbed off on this novel as well. I hope you’ll read it, I hope you’ll enjoy it, and please let me know with short reviews on Amazon if you take the plunge and learn the FATE OF A STRIPPER!

You can just click through to the Amazon links above and read the opening two and a half chapters absolutely free!

By the way, months after I wrote the book, I looked through thousands of stock photography images for a cover, and I’m glad I was so thorough–because the image by wisky’ at 123RF.com really captures the way I saw the character of Valerie. Click this link to see his portfolio. I hope you agree!

 

 

 

 

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Eroticism in New York City tabloids!

One thing people in the erotica biz traditionally enjoy is seeing how the mainstream media slip in little bits of juicy tease in the guise of reporting the news, or running advertisements. Some of us porn folk are convinced that everybody is really a smut monger at heart! 😉

Case in point are these three pix that ran awhile ago in the New York Daily News, clearly and skillfully chosen for their va-va-voom appeal:

Quite a torrid trio of evocatively erotic images!

Quite a torrid trio of evocatively erotic images!

 

First we have Angela Ahrendts, a highly paid executive in her stiletto boots…then cheeky pop star Rihanna showing her derriere decolletage…and then actress Olivia Munn elegantly attired with a nonetheless mesmerizing cleavage showcase…

Plenty of material here to fascinate and stimulate!

Never to be outdone, the New York Post runs its own gaggle of gorgeous pictures constantly. For example, here are two brazen advertisements they ran recently:

Take your pick: bikini babe or demure temptress!

Take your pick: bikini babe or demure temptress!

 

The ad on the left really surprised me in the boldness of its leggy show…but actually I prefer the ad on the right, which has elements of mystery that appeal to me as a writer of sexy stories. Firstly, the brunette is wearing a pretty dress, which I find intriguing because it leaves so much to my imagination; and secondly, she is shielding her eyes as she looks up to see–who? Friend? Foe? Lover? Creep? And thirdly, she is lightly clutching her purse, which on the obvious level can be sheer self-protection of her valuables, but on the symbolic subliminal level is the Instinctive Defense of the Feminine Fortress.

Aspiring erotica writers can especially use pictures like these from the tabloids for inspiration. Start a story simply by imagining what one of these ladies is saying to you. Write it in the “I” point-of-view in the first person, begin it with a line of dialogue from your dreamgirl, and see where it goes!

 

 

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