The Sexual Language Of Strangers...
18 sex scenes, 16 lonely women, 5 commitment-phobic men, 1 big secret.
"A clever, dark drama" - Esquire
The story - four men are paid to seduce and abandon...but then one of them breaks the rules.
PLOT SUMMARY: A MYSTERY UNFOLDS
Eccentric English millionaire Dennison Carr invents a bizarre game in which he pays a group of handpicked men to seduce women he selects at random.
One of the seducers, named Erskine, is recovering from a trauma that has made him averse to relationships. Things begin to unravel when, against the rules of Dennison's game, he begins to develop feelings for one of the women he is paid to seduce - a commitment-phobic jazz singer called Natascha.
As they battle against their aversion to intimacy, neither is prepared for the shocking conclusion that Dennison has planned.
URBAN SUMMER SETTING
The novel is a British romantic suspense love story set in the summer of contemporary London. It's not your usual steamy summer romance read, but a dark, gripping erotic mystery that twists, turns and challenges our assumptions about the psychological reality of sex, love and relationships.
THE GRIPPING PROPOSITION
The story's suspense builds from the first page, as Dennison goes hunting for men to participate in his sex game. He offers Erskine £3,000 in cash to sleep with three random women. How will he persuade them to have sex with him?
THE CHARACTERS IN THIS CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Dennison Carr - a charismatic millionaire, bored with his life, gets his kicks from manipulating the men in his game of sex.
Erskine - depressed and reeling from the death of his wife, he finds a strange new purpose in casual sex.
Natascha - she distrusts all men, avoids commitment, and only has brief affairs to avoid getting hurt.
Rossi - his mother was a French prostitute. As a child he saw men come and go. Now he too offers sex for money.
Hof - a dirty-mouthed 'bad boy' sex addict who lives for the thrill of connecting with as many different women as possible.
Richard - an out-of-work actor whose wife left him 'for someone better'. Sex is an antidote for his low self-esteem.
THE ACTION - 18 SEX SCENES
The sex is gripping, steamy, erotic and explicit. It will make you laugh, cry and gasp with shock.
15 ONE-NIGHT STANDS
In their summer of sex, the men seduce a diverse array of women - single, married, divorced, etc. Tensions emerge as the men navigate how to leave the women oncethe seduction is over.
Emotional issues abound - hearts are closed, things remain unsaid, lovers struggle to say how they feel - everyone is hiding something, everyone has a dark secret, mystery or personal taboo. Although their sexual misadventures link them all, it is love they secretly crave.
For every woman who has taken the bait, the men feel more confident. They are all happily tangled within their gripping sexual misadventures. All except Erskine. A dark secret troubles him.
Natascha hates herself for having feelings for Erskine. The dark, erotic charge of their sex has broken something within her, leaving her vulnerable. Does she love him now? Like Erskine, she too conceals a dark secret.
The suspense reaches a thrilling climax when Dennison unravels secrets that shake Erskine and Natascha to their core. The year's most original psychological fiction debut ends suddenly with a gripping twist you will not see until the final page.
A full-length standalone romantic suspense novel - 70,000 words. Available in print and digital.
Contemporary urban fiction
Contemporary women's fiction