Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Playgirl by Regina Perry and Porn as Plot Element

One of my readers wrote in and asked "Who is it, what's the book and when's the release date?

Also, do you know of any novels centered around porn as a social issue? Or even some that focus on it in a personal way, like this novel?"

So I asked the author if I could share the details of the book with my blog readers, and she said she was happy to do so.

Playgirl is one of the December titles for Ravenous Romance. I'll share the date as soon as we schedule it.

And we also bought a really titillating short story from her, Tan Lines, about an unexpected encounter at a tanning salon.

My reader's second question is a whole other issue.

There's another title in the Ravenous launch list that works in this way, and I had a literary novel that used the porn world as a piece of the meta fiction mythos (which I couldn't sell), but I can't think of any other books off the top of my head.

So, how 'bout you? Do you know of any other novels that use porn as part of the plot, especially as a positive element?

I am sure there are classics in this vein in the LGBT market that I am just unaware of, but I would love to know what they are. Please share.

5 comments:

Martel said...

Try Christa Faust's MONEY SHOT (out from Hard Case Crime.) It's noir crime, not erotica, but I think it's a realistic portrayal of the adult film industry. A great read in any case. Best $8 I ever spent in support of a fellow author.

Martel

Cathy in AK said...

I agree with Martel about MONEY SHOT--some of the best bucks I've spent on an author. The protag is a semi-retired porn star who runs an agency for porn actors, making sure their assignments are safe and such. I'd consider that a positive view of the industry.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed "Until I Found You" by John Irving. The porn industry is a factor in one section of the novel, and the focus on tattoo industry is also fascinating.

Jill Elaine Hughes said...

Augusten Burroughs' debut book (and his only work of fiction) SELLEVISION involves a positive use of gay male porn as a major plot element (i.e., one of the main characters undergoes a positive life transformation when he enters the gay porn industry).

Rachel said...

I agree about MONEY SHOT - that is generally not the kind of mystery I read, but I was really impressed with it and am glad it was recommended to me. Another in the chick lit vein is from Red Dress Ink, MY LIFE UNCOVERED by Lynn Isenberg (I have it but never actually read it).