Halfway to the Stars by Marcy Sheiner
Approx. 97,610 words.
Published on August 5, 2011.
Rachel Max leaves her small Vermont town for California seeking adventure, and gets more than she bargained for in her job as reporter for an online sex journal. Making her way through a maze of sex parties, sex workers, and sex-positive radicals, Rachel discovers that an adventurous life is more complicated than she'd imagined.