Speak Easy – Erotica or No?

Roaring 20's

Speak Easy (working title) is my most recent book to be accepted for publication. It’ll be out in digital format first (YEA!) and then in print. So, you can all download it in less time than it would take to get the printed version on the street.

What is Speak Easy about? It’s about a woman, Helen Byrne, who runs a mob in Chicago in the mid-twenties. Her mob is small, compared to her enemies, but she runs a couple speakeasies and collects protection money from many businesses. Her gang is not afraid of skirmishes with the big boys, either.

This book has a lot of violence in it… What with Helen defending her turf and showing her muscles to her enemies, least of which is Al Capone.

Helen is a woman who loves other women.  And she loves the new breed of women – Flappers.But there’s one woman who really captures Helen’s attention – Maria, whose boyfriend happens to be Al Capone’s right hand man.

So, as you can see, there’s quite a story in this book. But there’s also a lot of sex. I don’t know if it’s considered erotica or not, though… I suppose that’ll be up to the boss at this point.

But, tell me, to you – what makes a book erotica? And do you read erotica? Or, are you interested in the roaring twenties? Does Chicago in the twenties appeal to you? I’d love some feedback. Please comment. Thanks!


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