"The real thrill is the narrator and who and what she is and how we've never read her before and how it's like we realize we've been missing her"
Fourteen-year-old Pratika has just arrived in Japan, a stranger in a new world she doesn’t know. She wants to reinvent herself and find the kind of love her cold parents can’t give her. She befriends Julio, a gay goth who introduces her to bands and sex clubs. Together they start an underground business selling porn. On her quest for money, sex, and power, she struggles with running a business and wanting to die. A funny and broody journey through the eyes of a military brat.
A Million Blows by Jade Sharma is one of the New Lovers, a series of short erotic fiction published by Badlands Unlimited. Inspired by Maurice Girodias’ legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotic romance genre. Each story has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life and culture today.
Each novella in the New Lovers series is an independent story of about 12,000 – 18,000 words in length. Fantasian weaves a complex web of desire, obsession, and deception that goes deep into the mind games of college couplings.
The design of New Lovers pays homage to the classic covers of the books published by Olympia Press. The “soft-touch” lamination and embossed lettering on the front covers of the paperback editions make these novellas a precious edition to any library. Both paperback and ebook editions feature special color endpaper artworks by Paul Chan.