Here is a daring tale about suburbanites who turn business into sex, and sex into business…who turn off their consciences when they turn off their lights…and who live by one rule only: Anything goes! As you read what happens to Barry Johns and his wife, remember this novel is based on the actual facts of suburbia’s spreading immorality…and consider what you yourself might do if you ever receive…THE INVITATION
Then… Eve Hadley was more than pretty. She was warm and wanting. So why should she try to content herself with one man? Ed Hadley was her husband. But he was having affairs with other women. That gave Eve a perfect excuse to seek solace with a neighbor. And that launched the mate-trading. Eve and her neighbor, her husband and the neighbor’s wife. Still it wasn’t enough. For greater kicks, Eve snared a teenager…
No one ever said that love is easy. Sometimes is the most difficult battle a woman has to take. When do you decide it’s enough? That you suffered to your limit? How can you decide to leave the man you love more than anything in the world?
“I loved you madly, passionately, with blood. I hated you worse. I cursed you, and I adored you. I have never been able to be indifferent to you. I always vibrated at you, in shades of colors, from the red of jealousy to yellow sunny summer days where we first met and to the purple starry nights of love. You were my hope, light, heat. And also the worst hole, my emptiness.”
How many steps are between passion and murder? A torrid summer, a fervent woman and a potent man. Starry nights and days with thorns. Come with me on a journey in the murderer’s mind, in which love is mixed with hatred, and women are not as fragile as you would expect.
THE CONTESTANTS! They came from small towns and big cities, in all sizes and shapes . . . saucy virgins and knowing tramps, dazzling blondes and smoldering brunettes . . . every one of them intoxicated by the same avid hunger . . . to be admired and adored and accepted into the glittering world of the charm peddlers.
THE RULES! Keep smiling and keep moving . . . let the audience think they’re the ones who will pick the winner . . . but never forget that the lucky girl is chosen by the men who run the contest . . . and long before the first girl ever steps into the splotlight. If you want to win, it isn’t what you’ve got to offer that counts, IT’S WHAT YOU’RE WILLING TO GIVE!
AVID LIVING . . . They met and desired. After all, what harm could there be in a little tom-catting when a guy is far away from his wife’s loving arms. More than one can imagine. There is no such thing as having a lust-cake and eating it—for long, anyway. Fun is fun, especially erotic capers, but, one gets what one pays for—whether in goods or . . . LUST-SERVICES!
WARNING: extreme situations and explicit content. Shane and Chelsea Fedroff, newlyweds trapped in a bad marriage and a worse financial situation, find themselves sliding down the barrel of a suicide machine. Follow them as they enter into the most depraved lifestyle legally (and illegally) available.
High crime and high fun. Transgressive noir-erotica from Melanie Amaline.
From the pages of Shot in the Dark:
“Shane lounged in an empty door frame. His torso stretched out strong and lean against the dim costume racks behind him. A creased and worn middle-aged woman with a man’s build examined him appraisingly as she dragged on a white cigarette. She paused at his pink nipple in the oily light. ‘Baby, you’ve got some taste in men, even if you’re a Luddite.'”