Monday, October 19, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
longtime married Carrie finds herself living with 90s Gen X roomies in Venice, CA -- a couple decades younger. Chapter 2:
This video was made and narrated by the book's author, Marlan
More info and reviews at http://roadmapsforthesexuallychallenged.blogspot.com
The story navigates through the wilds of 90s L.A. with interracial dating scenarios and loads of Tao.
Available on Amazon Kindle
Thursday, October 1, 2020
New Audiobook! Marlan Warren reads excerpts from Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged. Take a wild post-divorce trip with her through the multicultural subcultures of 1994 L.A.
Chapter 1, page 1: "SIGNS"
Carrie: Should I leave my husband?
Psychic: Oh my God!
Chapter 2 (Beginning): "INTENTIONAL HOUSEHOLDS"
Rainbow: You're going to have to get rid of all your shit.
Roadmaps is available on Amazon Kindle: Click This Link
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Title: ROADMAPS FOR THE SEXUALLY CHALLENGED
[All's Not Fair in Love or War]
Author: Marlan Warren
Publisher: Roadmap Girl Publications
Release Date: 2/23/2015
Genres: Contemporary Women's Fiction
World War II Japanese American Internment; Divorce;
Print Length: 332 pages
Available: Amazon Digital Services - Kindle E-Book Only
A great read, a page turner. Marlan’s narrative skills result in sparkling and effortless prose. However, be not fooled by its ease. Her novel (part memoir), years in the works, is carefully, precisely and cleverly crafted. It’s funny and moving. Carrie with her dilemmas, passion and hopes is so real. A great read. A sequel please!
--Pawel Kuczynski, Delos Films (Deaf Ears Madness Blog)
Set in 1990’s L.A. against the backdrop of the 1994 O.J. Simpson trial. What sets this book apart is its key messages as it deals with relationships across different cultures while addressing the realities women face when change is enforced upon them by life-altering events such as divorce. Carrie Walker, the lead character, now alone after many years of marriage, has to go through various stages to reinvent herself and find what and whom she really wants in her life. Her steamy relationship with the Japanese American Shane is part of that cathartic process. From this point of view the book is really more contemporary women’s fiction than erotic romance.
Funny, sexy and seems true about life at a time in L.A. Fast paced, it depicts everyone's desire to be loved, to be whole, and its compassionate about our failures while also proud of our occasional successes. Recommended to those with some experience in life, because it's not a fairy tale. Very entertaining.--Howard Mandel, Author of Future Jazz and National Public Radio producer
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.
If you've ever traveled a rough road of romance anywhere, and got lost, "Roadmaps" can take you back. Retrace your steps and you will recognize landmarks you might have missed before, in the same places you once took a wrong turn. Wherever you may travel, may you come to a point like "Roadmaps" brings us to, with a dazzling three hundred and sixty degree view.--Honor Bright, Amazon Reviewer
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: KINDLE DIRECT PROGRAM LAUNCHES "ROADMAPS FOR THE SEXUALLY CHALLENGED": "50 Shades of Hot"
Friday, May 8, 2015
NEW AMAZON REVIEW BY HONOR BRIGHT:
Extra Hankies -- keep plenty of these on hand to wipe away tears of laughter and recognition.
Hardhitting: 332 relentlessly honest pages.
Purchaser: Anyone who's ever had a heart.
Language: Explicit; also, erotic, enraged, empathetic, empowering.
Book Description: If you've been right there and done very nearly that, "Roadmaps" can take you, via clear and easy-to-read lines, right home to the 1990s LA, CA., but it's not a trip for nostalgia junkies alone.
If you've ever lived in any big city you'll recognize the oases of beloved parks and restaurants tucked between the freeways and skyscrapers, and if you've ever had community you'll recognize the friends, neighbours, and teachers offering travel tips and advice on your route.
If you've ever traveled a rough road of romance anywhere, and got lost, "Roadmaps" can take you back. Retrace your steps and you will recognize landmarks you might have missed before, in the same places you once took a wrong turn.
If you've never been down that road, or you're an old traveler on the verge of taking another trip, use "Roadmaps" as a cautionary guide. Like a modern take on the Regency and Victorian tales of romance written to caution young ladies before it might be too late, and their young lives blighted forever, "Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged" could be a challenge to us all. "Don't go unconscious for love."
Wherever you may travel, may you come to a point like "Roadmaps" brings us to, with a dazzling three hundred and sixty degree view.
--Honor Bright (Yep, it's a nom de plume!)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Title: "Roadmaps for the Sexually Challenged: