What does a middle-aged woman do after ending a long, unfulfilling marriage to discover she has the sex drive of a teenage boy?
For freelance writer Susie Hamilton the answer is to join an internet dating agency – under the guise of professional research.
With her hyped-up profile she attracts a horde of admirers and begins an exhausting dating schedule. When she writes a novel based on her experiences it becomes a best-seller, but her love life is a series of mishaps and disasters. She encounters:
• Men who have more baggage than United Airlines
• Who think that sex on the first date is mandatory – and why waste time on dinner?
• Pumped-up egos and bumped-up assets
Will Susie find a man to replace Fred, her vibrator? Or will she have to make do with Mr-As-Good-As-It-Gets?
Targeted Age Group:
35 – 60
The genre of the book is romantic comedy and the reason I enjoyed it was the humor. You can make the whole relationships scenario – including sex – amusing but it doesn’t detract from the intrinsic truths. To be honest, I’m not a fan of straight romance, but once you add humor it’s a different ballgame – it adds character and originality.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Hang in there, be patient and enjoy the journey. Don’t get too hung up on your goals, because that can cause anxiety and inhibit your creative processes. And besides, your goals often change along the way. Now, if only I could take my own advice. 🙂
Robin Storey is a freelance writer-turned novelist who lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Perfect Sex is her second novel. Her first is comedy crime How Not To Commit Murder, published on Amazon and Smashwords.
Robin plans to write many more novels in the relationships/comedy/crime arenas. In her limited spare time she enjoys going to the gym and the beach, bushwalking and travelling. She has no unusual pets, though she does have a partner who is more useful than a pet, as he deals with all the ‘hi-tech’ stuff that she has an aversion to.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My own experiences of internet dating. Like my protagonist, I wondered what it would be like to date lots of men and then write a book about it. Instead of doing it myself, I wrote a book about someone who did it. Much less exhausting – or so I thought at the time. Now, I’m not so sure. Writing a book is pretty exhausting!