FATE OF A STRIPPER tells about a middle-aged New York City guy named Vic Vanner who meets the sweet beauty of his dreams, but Valerie the stripper turns out to have some quirks to her personality, to say the least. Not that Vic isn’t a bit intense himself. Still, they give their all to the relationship–in their own ways–and they even start doing a stage act together in New Burlesque, the popular hip scene made famous by people like Dita Von Teese and which mixes striptease with performance art.
Vic is a romantic and unsure of himself with Valerie, especially since she’s much younger than he is. The situation is not helped by the cynicism of his father, who casts a skeptical eye on almost everything Vic does. Furthermore, Valerie has a thuggish friend named Tino who gives her an outlet for her aggressive tendencies. The way she figures it, if people get in the way of her relationship with Vic, she’ll have Tino take care of them. Tino’s willing to do almost anything for Valerie–as long as he gets to play with her feet…
Yes, while FATE OF A STRIPPER is not erotica (although it does contain some sexy scenes like many mainstream novels do these days), I did make one of the characters a little kinky like the guys in my femdom ebooks. It’s also set in the world of strip clubs and Times Square, two locations of human endeavor that I know a little something about.
The situation builds to quite a violent climax, and if the sensationalistic tabloid the New York Post covered it, the story of Vic and Valerie would be probably be headlined something like THE STRIPPER, THE SUCKER AND THE SLAVE. At one point I even considered using that as the title of the novel; it’s the headline Vic nightmarishly visualizes when he’s wondering what the hell is going to happen to him after Valerie goes over the deep end one dark night in downtown Brooklyn…
I love film noir and femme fatale fiction, and some of that has rubbed off on this novel as well. So meet Vic and Valerie in the free sample chapters--just click on “Look Inside” above--and then I hope you’ll want to read all about the FATE OF A STRIPPER!
(This description of FATE OF A STRIPPER has been adapted from the one I wrote for my blog at irvoneil.wordpress.com. The book cover, posed by a professional model, is by wisky'©123RF.com.)