In Volume I, Blood on the New Moon, you were introduced to Taylor Thorn, an exotic entertainer who began experiencing flashback-related panic attacks in her early twenties. Struggling to understand... More > what was happening, she sought professional help and agreed to be institutionalized.
While in therapy, Taylor came to understand that embedded deep inside her psyche were alternate personalities developed as a survival mechanism in response to repeated traumatic incidents of abuse during her childhood.
In Volume II, Lovely Beast, Taylor escapes the cruel clutches of a sadistic doctor who had her drugged and bound to serve his sexual obsession, only to be kidnapped as she fled the hospital by operatives of the Dallmann Council, a secret society determined to destroy America. Instead of weapons of war, they use economic terrorism to accomplish their goals. Undercover as an escort, Taylor must infiltrate various targets and force the influential individuals to serve Council directives.< Less
Taylor Thorn survived the kind of childhood trauma that would have left most disturbed, medicated, and possibly institutionalized for life. Instead of breaking down under the regular assaults of... More > abandonment and other forms of psychological and sexual abuse, Taylor spawned alters able to not only survive, but thrive when confronted with dangerous and demanding circumstances.
Lovely Beast is based on a fictional extension of the very real possibility of having our core personality severed into alters bred for survival. In our story, the main character was not always able to reign in one powerfully dominant and dangerous alter, who, when presented with certain triggers was willing and able to confront and eliminate any pretense of peril. Although Lovely Beast is a work of fiction, the potential for such a character to exist in our world is well within the realm of possibility.< Less
In the Lovely Beast series of novels soon to be released, my Taylor Thorn character’s traits were influenced by my years as an adult entertainer. They also lay deep within the dark shadows of... More > my upbringing when I learned how to not only survive, but thrive in the demanding and competitive world we all live in. In Shave Slowly, I am the main character, so settle back as I give you a rare uncensored glimpse into the mysterious world that I came to dominate as a successful stripper in the Midwest. It took some time, but I began to understand that it wasn’t really about the sex. Yes, bills changed hands, skin was displayed and touched, but the actual commodity valued and exchanged at the rate of hundreds of dollars per hour, may surprise you. Yes, other strippers can read this memoir and learn how to keep their tip purses full, but anyone involved in any relationship can benefit from learning the secret to making it a win-win for both parties. It’s all about the human heart. All you need is love.< Less