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Book Release in the UK!
by edenbradley on Jan 30th, 2014 leave a response

I’m thrilled that my book THE SEDUCTION OF VALENTINE DAY is out today in the UK! This book is the story of a prostitute. Sounds odd, I know, but she has a story to tell. And the hero, Joshua, is based on a real guy…and that’s all I’m going to say!

seduction of valentine day bpb-UK

She lives in a world of silk sheets, champagne, and expensive hotels.

She fulfills the deepest fantasies of the most powerful men in the world: Valentine Day is a high-class call girl, pampered and adored by her exclusive clientele.

But Valentine has a secret. Always in control, she’s never experienced true pleasure. But now, the woman who spends her life pleasuring others is about to embark on an erotic journey of her own.

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EXCERPT:

I learned about something called suspension of disbelief a number of years ago in one of my English Lit classes. This is when a writer must make their reader suspend their disbelief in the unusual long enough to be drawn in and believe in the world the writer has created.

It’s something like that with my line of work. Our clients must suspend their disbelief long enough to believe the girl likes it. My particular ‘talent’, if you want to call it that-my particular perversion, really-is that they don’t have to do that with me. The truth is, I love it.

This is my dirty little secret. Because this is supposed to be taboo among the professionals of my world. Call girls. Prostitutes. Hookers. It doesn’t matter what you call us. The fact is, I get paid for sex. And it’s the only kind of sex I can get off on.

Who knew a nice Jewish girl from the Valley could end up here? Well, half Jewish, anyway, my father being a lapsed Catholic. And maybe I’ve never been all that nice.

I grew up in Van Nuys. Van Nuys is possibly the most generic, boring place on earth. Middle class, cardboard box houses that all look the same, block after block. The entire area looks as though a dull film has settled over it.

My family was at the lower end of the middle class. Not that we were poor. We always had a roof over our heads, food on the table. My father, a construction foreman, worked a lot, but he spent his money anywhere but at home. My mother never did much other than drink. Strange that he wasn’t the drinker. Jews don’t tend to be drinkers. Not that it ever stopped my mother. But my life has been a combination of the utterly dull and the most perverse, in every way, on every level. Classic hard life story, I know, but that’s my life. Or it was. Too fucking bad.

I make a lot of money. Enough to keep me very comfortable in my Hollywood Hills home. Enough to pay for the expensive clothes I buy at Barney’s and Kitson, my weekly facials and massage at the spa. Enough to pay for the breezy little Mercedes I drive, if it hadn’t been a gift from a happy client. This is why I do it.

Actually, that’s a lie. It’s what I tell myself when I’m not in the mood for the kind of deep, soul-searching honesty that keeps me up at night. How I justify it in the most basic, simple terms.

The truth, or part of it, anyway, is that I began in this business because I needed to distance myself from what I was before. From that lower middle class Jewish girl from the Valley whose mother was always passed out on the couch, surrounded by a sticky puddle of whatever she was drinking on the floor, the overflowing ashtrays. Repulsive. I won’t even allow my clients to smoke around me. If they don’t like it, they can find another girl. I’m at a point in my career where I can make a few demands of my own, and I do.

I am someone else entirely now.

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GIVEAWAY!!!! Take a look at the book on my website and tell me which of the three covers you prefer-this one, the original version or the US re-release version with the rose. One commenter will win an e-copy of my book THE LOVERS! A winner will be announced in the comments section here on Saturday, February 1st US time!

12 comments to “Book Release in the UK!”

  1. 1

    I like the original one the best
    It caught my eye the best
    I need to read this one


  2. 2

    I like the original on !


  3. 3

    I LOVE the original cover, but it is a bit dated with the title change, so I adore the UK version the most. I really do NOT like the US version at all! Honesty, I would not give the US version a second look if it was not from an author like you that I am a huge fan of their books. I think the new UK cover suits this day in age and the new title. The US cover with the rose is boring and bland to me–it doesn’t tell me anything about the book and looks like too many bargain books out there. I think your books are worth more than that. You know I am a huge fan, so I am telling it to you straight, no sugar coating here. <3

    Kimberly Mayberry
    kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com


  4. 4

    I like the original! I am so going to buy this book!


  5. 5

    While I like all three versions, the original version of the cover is my favorite. It’s elegant and sexy.


  6. 6

    Thank you all for the feedback! This kind of info is always helpful, especially when I’m doing my own self-pub covers, where I have control over it. :)
    Eden


  7. 7

    I prefer the original because I’m partial to subtlety and inference. To me the imagination is always stronger than a visual. I’d love to win an ebook of ur work, but just so u know, it one of the few authors whose work I collect physically. Smooches!


  8. 8

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  9. 9

    I prefer the original cover, but I do like the other one as well


  10. 10

    I like the original cover the best but I think the UK cover fits the name change. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!


  11. 11

    the original


  12. 12

    I like the original cover the best. I has an elegance to it the I find enticing. The new cover is okay, but no elegance. The Rose, though pretty, just brings to mind the ongoing issue of censorship on book covers, something I think is a crime! If it was just because, it too may be considered on the elegant side.