AUTHOR INTERVIEW: KINDLE DIRECT PROGRAM LAUNCHES "ROADMAPS FOR THE SEXUALLY CHALLENGED": "50 Shades of Hot"
Launches “Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged: All’s Not Fair in Love
or War” with E-Book KDP Giveaway (3/7-3/8): “Fifty Shades of Hot”
Los Angeles, CA, March 05, 2015 --(PR.com)--
“Marlan Warren is a witty, wild, highly observant writer who has her
way with words. ‘Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged’ is crazy, sad,
sexy fun. An intimate look at the wild side of cross-cultural
relationships and the power of the Tao.”—Judith Fein, Author of “My Life
Is a Trip: The Transformational Power of Travel”
On Sat., March 7
and Sun., March 8, Roadmap Girl Publications in collaboration with
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will launch Marlan Warren’s
debut novel, “Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged [All’s Not Fair in
Love or War]” with a Kindle E-Book Giveaway.
“I can’t believe how
fast this process moves,” said Warren. “Amazon announced it as a ‘Hot
New Release in Divorce’ a few days after it was published as a Kindle
E-Book. Reviews and sales are already popping up."
the Sexually Challenged” is set in the City of the Lost Angels in the
mid-90s with the O.J. trial in the background. It follows the hot
romance of a divorcing Jewish American woman with a Japanese American
man who bears the scars suffered by his family during World War II. As
both are on the rebound, the woman’s girlfriends cheer from the
sidelines, but issue warnings.
“One of my favorite lines is from
one of Carrie’s friends who says, ‘The mind cannot process sex,’” said
Warren. “It sums up the book."
"Roadmaps" has its roots in
Warren's 1994 diary entries and now stands as a “fictionalized memoir.”
The veteran documentary filmmaker and screenwriter added: “The first
draft was finished before there was a ‘Sex and the City.’ But it covers
similar topics. The 90s produced stories of women exploring their sexual
‘freedom’ and feeling less than thrilled with the results.”
credited the 70s "Fear of Flying" author Erica Jong with opening the
literary door. "Jong boldly wrote about sex and made it sound like a
necessary component to learning how to care for one's soul."
those who may be Kindle-less, Amazon offers a free download app for
smartphones. "And I have some excerpts on the book's blog," Warren said.
"They give more plot points than the 'peek inside' option."
Asian man/Caucasian woman dating aspect in the book is not a small
thing," said Warren. "A lot of Americans know nothing about the Asian
American experience. It's rare for media to portray Asian American men
as romantic leads in fiction. I tried for years with other projects and
hit the wall every time in Hollywood."
Just how sexy is it? “Not
as graphic as earlier drafts,” Warren said with a laugh. “But it’s still
very erotic when it needs to be. I’d say about Fifty Shades of Hot.”
Title: Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged [All’s Not Fair in Love or War] Author: Marlan Warren Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction Kindle E-Book Only: 332 pages Publisher: Roadmap Girl Publications Pub. Date: Feb. 23, 2015 ASIN: B00TYKV5ZG Author Blog: http://roadmapsforthesexuallychallenged.blogspot.com Author Contact: memoircity at gmail Facebook: Marlan Warren, Author Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TYKV5ZG