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Don’t you wish your book club read “dirty” books?
When Georgia Malone’s book club makes their first erotic selection, The Sexual Education of Lady Emma Whitehead, the marketing executive is surprised to find herself identifying with the main character. Like Emma, Georgia is a widow who has never truly experienced the joys of sex.
When she meets the spokesman for her newest campaign, Georgia’s long-buried libido is awakened. Hockey star Woody Hanrahan is supremely masculine, with rough edges and cocky charm—exactly the sort of man she usually avoids. But while her mind says stay away, Georgia’s body tells her to give in.
As the book club explores the tantalizing extremes of fiction, Georgia experiences first hand, and for the first time, the real pleasures of the flesh, and fulfills the desires that—chapter by chapter—are getting delightfully dirty. Woody is hers to command in a hundred deliciously wicked ways, but can a newly minted dirty girl write her own happy ending—and win not just Woody’s body, but his heart?
The Dirty Girls Book Club is a September 2012 release from both Berkley in the US and Penguin the UK. I think it’s fascinating to see the totally different covers the publishers have chosen. Berkley’s focuses on the erotic romance and the passionate connection between Georgia and Woody. Penguin’s picks up on the book club aspect, and is more subtle about the erotic element (don’t you love the provocative contrast between the title and the image?).
BACK TO MY QUESTION
I started by asking whether a book club could change your life. What do you think? Are you in a book club or a reader group? What kind of books does the group choose? Do you read literary fiction, commercial fiction, non-fiction, or ??? Do you like the choices? Have any of them—or the interaction with the other members of your group—changed your life? Have any of them led you to romance?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Savanna Fox is a pen name for award-winning author Susan Lyons (also writing as Susan Fox), who writes “emotionally compelling, sexy contemporary romance” (Publishers Weekly). She’s published by Berkley Heat, Penguin UK, Kensington Brava and Aphrodisia, and Harlequin Spice Briefs. She has presented workshops at RWA® National, the RT Booklovers Convention, and regional RWA® conferences.
Savanna/Susan is a Pacific Northwester with homes in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. She has degrees in law and psychology, and has had a variety of careers, including perennial student, computer consultant, and legal editor. Fiction writer is by far her favorite, giving her an outlet to demonstrate her belief in the power of love, friendship, and a sense of humor. www.susanlyons.ca