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    • ISBN:9781405530095
    • Publication date:02 May 2013

Lip Service

By M. J. Rose

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This seductive debut novel crackles with eroticism and suspense. Exploring the relationship between sexuality and identity, it provides an astonishingly vivid glimpse into one woman's inner life.

On the surface, Julia Sterling's life is enviable. She lives on Manhattan's East Side, is married to a renowned psychiatrist, deeply loves her stepson and is forging a career as a journalist.

When a writing assignment exposes Julia to telephone sex, she glimpses a world that stirs her erotic fantasies but threatens her carefully constructed reality.

As she probes her emotional and sexual connections to the men she knows and several she will never meet, she confronts evil, perversity and her own passions.

Biographical Notes

M.J. Rose is the international bestselling author of 12 novels including Lip Service and In Fidelity. A founding and board member of International Thriller Writers, she also runs two popular blogs: Buzz, Balls & Hype and Backstory. Lip Service became the first e-book and the first self-published novel chosen by the LiteraryGuild/Doubleday Book Club.The author lives in Connecticut with Doug Scofield, a composer, and their very spoiled dog, Winka.

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  • ISBN: 9780349401324
  • Publication date: 05 Dec 2013
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Piatkus
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