Freak Parade

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Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
Independent Publishers Silver Medal Award-Winner for Best Erotica! A literary mix of scorching sex and heady romance; Eugenia Sharpe & Eddie Ramirez take one wild ride through New York City as they learn all about love.

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Words: 128,270
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452470047
About Marilyn Jaye Lewis

For 25 years, Marilyn Jaye Lewis wrote and edited extensively in the field of literary erotica. As a groundbreaking multimedia producer, she also published online most of the top erotic writers and artists in the Western world. Her work has won numerous awards and has been translated into five languages. In English, her work is still available worldwide. Now in her 50s, she is an ordained minister, writing primarily for TV and independent feature films. Never one to shy away from difficult themes, Lewis' work still centers on issues of sexual inequality and racism, as well as the eternal healing power of love.

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Review by: Marilyn Senior on June 01, 2011 :
I love this book -- I forgot to be titillated by the erotic scenes, because I was so interested in the characters and their relationships. Turned into a real "page turner." I wish Marily would write a sequel -- we left the lovers as they were about to head off into the unknown (Pennsylvania).
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Saskia Walker on Sep. 04, 2010 :
Freak Parade is a tour de force, a literary erotic novel that doesn’t shy away from the grittier realities of human nature and survival in the city.

Our protagonist, Eugenia Sharpe, used to be a famous singer, but she’s hit rock bottom. As the novel opens she has nothing. She’s standing in the ruins of a relationship to her music producer, a man who she has just discovered has been seeing other women on the side.

Returning to her old friends and the street scene, Eugenia (Genie) has to face up to how much she has lost – both in terms of her recent relationship and the glitzy lifestyle it afforded her, and what she walked away from before that time. But before Genie can begin to pull herself up from rock bottom, she digs herself that little bit deeper down the spiral, because that’s what we do when we’re hurt and trying to find our way.

As I was reading this novel I thought to myself: this is the real Sex and the City. I felt as if I had lived Genie’s tough days in New York, because the streets and the people were so real and vivid in my senses. I wanted Genie to survive, to pull through and shine like the brightest star again, and she does, but there's no triumph for Genie without initial hardship.

Marilyn Jaye Lewis is one of the few writers who can pull off this type of novel. As an author she doesn’t shy away from issues of gender and sexuality, the realities of abuse, racism and poverty. She shows us the seedy underbelly of the city as well as its luxurious and privileged side.

The book is intensely erotic with scorching sex scenes. It’s shocking and raw in places. It’s also warm and funny and sad and deeply emotional. It’s about destruction and redemption, friendship and desire, love and hate, pain and pleasure. It's also a powerful romance. All of these things make Freak Parade an unforgettable read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Bill Brent on Aug. 12, 2010 :
Lewis' characters are memorable, their struggles are believable, and their interactions held my interest until the very end. In fact, Lewis' novel was tough for me to put down -- I read all of FREAK PARADE in two prolonged sittings.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mark Pritchard on Aug. 03, 2010 :
This erotic novel is about a washed-up pop singer in New York who has to go out and get a job, start taking responsibility for herself, and stop making so many bad decisions. Along the way, she continues making a lot of bad decisions, has sex with a lot of people while working out some daddy issues, and finally meets the love of her life. A fan of the author's work, I really enjoyed her direct, passionate and compassionate writing. Her erotic scenes, characterized by a wonderful clarity and sense of pacing, are as messed-up and hot as ever. I wanted even more! And I loved the glimpses into New York bohemian culture around the end of the 1990s, when apparently even the bohemians, thanks to the trickle down of all that money, found ways to live fairly high off the hog. You'll really enjoy this novel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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