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'09 Authors Insider Tips

Everything About Epublishing
by Angela James
Digital Publishing & Print
Common Myths of Epublishing
Ebook Formats and Devices


FictionCraft
by Louisa Burton
Compelling Characters
Point of View, Part I
Point of View, Part II
Learning to Love Conflict
Story Structure
Keep ‘em Guessing
Keep it Simple
Keep Your Writing Real
The Importance of Pacing


Literary Streetwalker
by M. Christian
New World of Publishing
To Blog Or Not To Blog
Meeting & Making Friends
Thinking Beyond Sex
Selling Books
Walking the Line
e-book, e-publisher, e-fun
Still More E-book Fun


Shameless Self-Promotion
by Donna George Storey
Our Journey Begins
Pitches and Bios
Websites, Blogs & Readers
Publicists, Press Kits and...
Viva the Internet
Adventures in Cyberspace
Promoting In the Flesh
Make Your Own Movie
Bigger is Better
Looking Back, Planning Ahead


Two Girls Kissing
by Amie M. Evans
Questions to Ask Yourself...
Tough All Over


The Write Stuff
by Ashley Lister
Ideas
Practice Makes Prefect
5 Books for Fiction Authors
Poetry In Motions
Six Serving Men
Ashley Lister is Anal
Stealing Ideas
Celebrating Poetry


2009 Smutters Lounge

Ashley Lister Submits
by Ashley Lister
Myths
Graduation


Cooking Up A Storey
by Donna George Storey
A Year of Living Shamelessly
Adultery, Exhibitionism ...
John Updike Made Me Do It ...
Story Soup: Forbidden ...
Lessons from Amazon
Naked Lunches ...
Erotic Alchemy
Secrets of Seduction
Are You a “Real” Writer?
Don’t Fondle My Sentence


Cracking Foxy
with Robert Buckley
The Passionate Taphophile
Havens on Earth
A Knight Without Armor
Jail-Baiting
Magic Carpet Rides
Getting Hammered
Keep It Quiet
Hang Around for a Spell


Get All Worked Up
with J.T. Benjamin
Worked Up About Why
Worked Up About Why, Part II
All Worked Up About Porn
The Catholic Church
Purity Movement
The National Crisis
The Future
About Homosexuality
Public Indiscretions


Pondering Porn
with Ann Regentin
Premature Ejaculation
Auctioning Off What?


Sex Is All Metaphors
by Jean Roberta
Who's Who Around the Table
Retro-Shame
Ritual Sex
Mixed Legacy
The Spectrum of Consent
Drawing the Line
Marriage without the Hype
The Distracting Smirk
Innocent Guns
Gardens of Earthly Delights


Provocative Interviews

Between the Lines
with Ashley Lister
Anneke Jacob
D L King
Kristina Lloyd
Lisabet Sarai
Mitzi Szereto
Portia Da Costa
Shanna Germain
Sommer Marsden
Susan DiPlacido


Guest Appearances

Marketing a Self-Published Novel
by Jeanne Ainslie

Exposure

by Lisabet Sarai

Book Review by Kathleen Bradean

 

Erotic Thriller

Lisabet Sarai’s new erotic suspense novel, Exposure, is a snappy, fun, sexy read about politics and power in Pittsburg.

Stella Xanathakeos is a stripper at the Peacock Lounge. She says she strips for the fun of it, but she also gets off on the power she has over her audience. The guys can look, but they can’t touch, and that’s the way she likes it. She’s is a sharp, sassy character who won’t let anyone dictate the terms of her life, whether she’s stripping or trying to keep one step ahead of the bad guys.

When a frustratingly cool customer offers to hire Stella for a private dance, she agrees to go along since the money will help send her on a dream trip. She shows up at the hotel room and finds out that her client is the charismatic mayoral candidate, Anthony “Tony” Pinelli. She only came to dance for him but that leads to sex. Before the evening ends though, Tony and his assistant are dead of mutually inflicted gunshot wounds, leaving Stella, and a mysteriously empty camera, as the only witnesses.

Stella manages to get out of the hotel room before the police arrive, but she realizes that she’ll be identified soon, so she calls on an old friend who is a detective on the force and tells him everything she knows. Detective Jimmy Ostermann had a crush on Stella in high school. Now, the attraction is mutual. He agrees to keep her information confidential for the time being, but she wonders how trustworthy he is when Tony Pinelli’s widow, Francesca, shows up at her door.

Instead of playing the part of the angry widow, Francesca has an interesting proposition for Stella. Actually, she has two. One of an intimate nature, the other, a job offer. Stella takes Francesca up on the first one immediately, but it takes some convincing to get Stella to agree to help Francesca run for mayor. After all, Stella is a stripper, and she’s well aware of what people think of her. But Stella wants to find out why Tony Pinelli and his assistant died, and she thinks Francesca might know, so finally she agrees to take the job.

Tony Pinelli wasn’t running unopposed for the mayor’s office. His opponent, and now Francesca’s, is a man with a stellar public image. He gives money to charity and served on the city council. His private life is quite different. His daughter hates and fears him, and he’s possibly involved with the mob.

Stella is in a precarious position. She doesn’t trust the people around her, and they think she has that missing roll of film. Stella hopes it holds a clue to the double murder. The others want it for other reasons, and they’re willing to kill Stella to get it. As the stakes rise, Stella’s sex life gets more complicated. Francesca agrees that they shouldn’t be lovers during the campaign, but they end up in bed anyway. Stella wants to trust Jimmy, the detective, but every time they’re together, Stella finds new reasons to suspect he’s involved.

Pace is everything in a suspense novel, and Lisabet Sarai deftly keeps the tension building as the mystery unravels. Between the hot sex scenes and the action, you won’t want to put this one down.

Kathleen Bradean
April 2009

Exposure by Lisabet Sarai
(Phaze ebooks, February 2009)
Available at Phaze.com

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© 2009 Kathleen Bradean. All rights reserved.


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'09 Movie Reviews

Blame It On Savanna
Review by Byrdman

Cry Wolf
Review by Spooky

Faithless
Review by Spooky

Heaven or Hell
Review by Oranje

House of Wicked
Review by Diesel

The Office: An XXX Parody
Review by Spooky

This Ain't The Partridge Family
Review by Spooky


'09 Book Reviews

Anthologies

A Slip of the Lip (ebook)
Review by Jean Roberta

Best Women's Erotica '09
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Bottoms Up
Review by Ashley Lister

Enchanted Again
Review by Victoria Blisse

Frenzy
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Girls on Top
Review by Ashley Lister

In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed
Review by Ashley Lister

Libidacoria (Poetry)
Review by Ashley Lister

Licks & Promises
Review by Ashley Lister

Like a Thorn (ebook)
Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Mile High Club
Review by Ashley Lister

Nexus Confessions: Vol 5
Review by Victoria Blisse

Nexus Confessions 6
Review by Victoria Blisse

Oysters & Chocolate
Review by Kristina Wright

Playing with Fire
Review by Ashley Lister

Sexy Little Numbers Vol 1
Review by Ashley Lister

Up for Grabs
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Novels

A 21st Century Courtesan
Review by Donna G. Storey

The Ages of Lulu
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Amanda’s Young Men
Review by Kristina Wright

As She's Told
Review by Ashley Lister

Bedding Down
Review by Victoria Blisse

Broken
Review by Ashley Lister

Brushes & Painted Dolls
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Cassandras Chateau
Review by Ashley Lister

The Edge of Impropriety
Review by Kristina Wright

Exposure
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Free Pass
Review by Ashley Lister

The Gift of Shame
Review by Victoria Blisse

Kiss It Better
Review by Ashley Lister

The Melinoe Project
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Mortal Engines & The ...
Review by Ashley Lister

The New Rakes
Review by Ashley Lister

Ninety Days of Genevieve
Review by Victoria Blisse

Obsession: An Erotic Tale
Review by Kristina Wright

Sarah's Education
Review by Ashley Lister

Seduce Me
Review by Lisabet Sarai

Lesbian Erotica

Lesbian Cowboys
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Night's Kiss
Review by Jean Roberta

Where the Girls Are
Review by Jean Roberta

Gay Erotica

Animal Attraction 2
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Boys in Heat
Review by Vincent Diamond

Faewolf
Review by Lisabet Sarai

The Low Road
Review by Jean Roberta

Personal Demons
Review by Jean Roberta

Ready to Serve
Review by Vincent Diamond

The Secret Tunnel
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Shuck
Review by Kathleen Bradean

Transgressions
Review by Vincent Diamond

Non-Fiction

Best Sex Writing '09
Review by Kristina Wright

The Big Penis Book
Review by Rob Hardy

Erotic Encounters
Review by Rob Hardy

The Forbidden Apple
Review by Rob Hardy

Hollywood’s Censor
Review by Rob Hardy

Lady in Red
Review by Rob Hardy

Licentious Gotham: Erotic...
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Elf
Review by Rob Hardy

Live Nude Girl
Review by Rob Hardy

The Other Side of Desire
Review by Rob Hardy

Scripts 4 Play
Review by Ashley Lister