The Art of Sin by Alexandrea Weis
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Grady Paulson spends his nights pleasing a lot of women.
The bump and grind of being a male stripper is getting old for Grady, and when his cross-country tour takes him to New Orleans everything changes. He meets Allison Wagner; a smart, successful woman who is all wrong for him, but Grady just loves a challenge.
Sparks fly, and soon Allison has Grady rethinking his future. He wants to get out of the stripping game and settle down, but Allison is hiding a devastating secret that could threaten his plans.
Will Grady finally break free from his seedy, sequined world or will her troubled past forever seal their fate? On Bourbon Street, temptation is the name of the game for all those who practice the art of sin.
"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."- Oscar Wilde
No matter how you describe, stripping is an art and it is meant titillates the senses of the viewer. Whether it is the illusion created by the stripper or the primal desire elicited by viewing a partially naked body, stripping is an art. The Art of Sin.
Our characters Grady and Allison are somewhat lost in the seedier reality of life. It is the result of all the obstacles and losses they have experienced in their lives. Betrayal, suicide, overdoses, abandonment are but a few. They both have lost so much in their lives that they have become very cynical about "happily ever after" and trust.
Grady is spending his life stripping for a living because he does not know what else to do with his life. After his divorce, he has been drifting through life without an anchor or without any desire to think about his future. A graduate of Yale, he lost his job as a financial advisor during the economic downturn. Now, he has no idea what he is worth or what he is qualified to do in life. All he knows in that he is judged every time he tells people he is a stripper and treated like he is scum.
Set in New Orleans, our author Alexandrea Weis paints with words the world few get to experience. These are the people at the edge of life as we normally know it. Those who have settled for getting by making a living entertaining by using their bodies to amuse our whims.
Although this story is dramatic and exposes the underbelly of our society, it is also uplifting. The triumph of love and rediscovering the joy of life is to be celebrated.
"...the true art of sin, my friend, knowing how far you are willing to go before you know you are about to go over the edge."
About the Author
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.