Livia Ellis is blond with blue eyes and comments that she only runs if a gun-wielding maniac is chasing her. She is a lover of yoga and a bit of a shoe hound and says she may have had issues passing up handbags. Currently, she is trying to learn to play the Irish harp. She enjoys both theater and concerts, as well as reading fantasy and science fiction. She admits she adores Star Trek and has a picture of herself (dressed as a nun) and the late Patrick Swayze (dressed as a medieval warrior) in a frame (yes – she did cry when he died).
Ellis describes herself as a perpetual student with a vivid imagination although she admits that she is only sexually adventurous on paper. She says she never knows what to say when people end a conversation with ‘god bless.’ Ellis occasionally plays the lottery – but generally only when she’s feeling really poor. She loves to travel and speaks French fluently. She is always happy to find readers who enjoy what she writes.
on Jan. 11, 2016 :
When I first say the title of this book I was intrigued. What would a gigolo have to say about his life? And this is an erotica story, so I knew there's be a lot of sexual aspects to it as well. Yet I was pleased that it wasn't all sex.
Memoirs of a Gigolo Volume One is the great kick off to the new series. I feel that it established the story-line in a great way. There's a good amount of background to establish the main character and his financial situation, leading to him decide the next stage in his life.
I'm always pleased when there's a balance between sex and story in erotica. When there isn't I don't feel like it's worth reading. But like in this story, when there's just the right amount to get a reader aroused (what I think is what erotica tries to accomplish) as well as keeping the story going forward, I enjoy it. It's well written throughout and I'm going to continue with the series as soon as I can.
I'm confident in saying Livia Ellis has a hit on her hands.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 29, 2013 :
FIVE STAR READING!
An erotic tale that has as story, has a likeable rogue as the narrator, has sexy men doing things to each other, and to sexy women, honest portrayal of motives and responses...when can I read the next installment???
(review of free book)
on Sep. 04, 2013 :
When you are the Lord of the Manor, people expect you to have money, but Oliver Adair is broke, living off the largess of what few friends he has. When he decides he needs to make his own way in the world, he finds he isn’t exactly qualified for much, but, he does enjoy sex, needs large sums of cash quickly and approaches a very high end, very discreet escort service, passed his face to face interview, his physical, and the most important test of all, can he perform under pressure, with an audience, with a professional escort as his partner? How does he “measure up” to other men? What will his new life be like as a paid escort?
Memoirs of a Gigolo by Livia Ellis is fresh, spoken from the main character’s POV, sounding like a man, totally! There’s some attitude and sexy fun in future installments, if this is any indication of what to expect!
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
on Aug. 25, 2013 :
When I started this book I knew I’d be getting. What I didn’t count on was how surprisingly humorous this short story was. The male gigolo in question, Ollie, has a self-deprecating brand of humor which is shown in his narrative of how he came to become a gigolo. It offered a nice change of pace as well as making the book a fun read.
Ollie’s humorous and honest narrative of his situation actually helped in my perception of his character. If told in any other tone of voice, Ollie could’ve easily come off as a lazy, broke, pretty boy. He wouldn’t have been as charming and likeable. But since he was so brutally honest about his financial situation and his failings, you can’t help but feel for him and be charmed by it.
I applaud Ellis for trying something different with writing this story as a serial instead of a full length novel. I would’ve liked to have read this story as full novel, illustrating how much I liked what I’ve read so far and would’ve liked to have more.
This book was a great in between read when I needed something to occupy my time. I really liked the humor infused into the story, making it a fun read. I would be interested to see how his story develops in the next volumes.
(review of free book)
on July 05, 2013 :
Oliver Adair is in financial distress and wants to marry a wealthy woman. Since his past inhibitions are haunting him, he enlists the help of The Matchmaker to help him find such a woman. The Matchmaker conducts an intrusive interview with Oliver and then asks if he would be interested in becoming an escort while she’s searching for his new wife. The offer becomes more enticing when she mentions it would be cash offers.
The author made Oliver into a likeable and relatable character. He’s handsome, charming, and has a sense of humor. If I hadn’t known any better, I would’ve thought the story was written by a man.
Although this was a short read, there was just enough sex to tease you into wanting to read more about Oliver’s journey into becoming a gigolo.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on June 25, 2013 :
What an amazingly, exciting, sexy surprise!!! Memoirs of a Gigolo Volume One ended too quickly for me and I am in desperate need of Volume Two, Three, Four, etc.......
I recommend you to download this book to see exactly what I mean.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)