As usual on Friday’s I bring you a guest author or a new book. Today, I have both. Lucie Novak, whom I’ve met in Goodreads and we’ve had quite a few exchanges. She has never been a guest to my blog and this is her first book (brand new, published at the end of June), so you’re truly hearing it here…almost first.
I leave you Lucie’s press release and a picture of her paperback book. Do check her website for new adventures and follow her…everywhere…
A Woman with (No) Strings Attached:
by Lucie Novák
After spending decades putting everyone else around her first, a Czechoslovakian-born doctor discovers her true self with the help of a long distance lover who encourages her to explore her sexuality, break taboos and live life to excess.
“Sex without love is liberating, you worry less and have more fun.
Women like ‘no strings’, too.”
When it comes to matters in both the home and the bedroom, doctor Lucie Novák only does what her husband, Honza, wants and asks. Born and raised in Communist-era Prague with free-spirited and sexually-liberated parents, Lucie finds herself in a very controlling marriage and, due to her husband’s wishes, immigrating to England. Outwardly confident to the rest of the world, Lucie is troubled on the inside and lacks confidence, purpose and passion.
As her marriage to Honza crumbles, Lucie becomes deeply depressed. That is until she reconnects with Tom, an old family friend from America. For three years, Tom and Lucie are lovers, and then their relationship takes an unusual turn. With Tom’s guidance, Lucie begins to explore her sexuality for the first time in her life, becoming adventurous in ways she never thought possible. Tom’s relaxed, cavalier approach to sex inspires Lucie to test the boundaries of her sexual nature and break a few taboos along the way.
When Tom helps Lucie build an online profile for an extramarital dating website, they decide “Adrienne”will be Lucie’s alter ego. As Adrienne, Lucie corresponds with hundreds of men and meets some for sexual encounters. Occasionally, it is Tom himself who writes the emails to these men. Before the encounters, Tom advises Lucie on how to handle the rendezvous and, afterward, Lucie enthusiastically emails Tom in great detail about everything that has transpired. Suddenly, Lucie finds herself learning, developing, and having a lot of fun. But although she is enjoying a litany of new lovers, Lucie realizes that she is falling deeper in love with Tom, and is changing under his influence, becoming less concerned with what others think and expect of her. With no strings attached, how will Tom respond?
A Woman with (No) Strings Attached is a delicious new memoir addressing the sexual and emotional needs of women after fifty, a time when many are thought to lose their potency, when in fact, for many, they reach a new period of independence and desire. Lucie Novák’s carnal adventures range from the hilarious to the shocking, the poignant to the thought-provoking, but all remind us that with an open heart and an open mind, anything is possible.
About the Author: Lucie Novák was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Her family relocated to England, where she works as a General Practitioner; for this reason, Novák has chosen to write under a pen name.She is currently working on a sequel. A Woman with (No) String Attached: A Memoir by Lucie Novák (published by Clink Street Publishing, RRP $12.99, e-book RRP $5.99) is available online at retailers including amazon.com and can be ordered from all good bookstores. For more information, please visit www.lucienovak.com.
For a review copy or to request an interview, please contact:Diana Rissetto, Marketing and Publicity Executive / firstname.lastname@example.org / 646-664-4272
Thanks to Lucie for being a guest, to you all for reading, and you know the drill, if you’ve enjoyed it, share, comment, like and CLICK!
11 replies on “Lucie Novak: ‘A Woman with (No) Strings Attached. A Memoir’”
Sounds like a fun, wild ride of a story. 🙂
Thanks Teagan. I’ve read samples in Goodreads and I agree.
Sounds like the kind of book I like to read. 🙂
I’m sure that the author will be happy to hear. I suspect that although it’s her first book there will more to come. Thanks Carol.
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If you have not already popped into Olga’s blog on Fridays here is a taste of her Guest Author posts. An extremely interesting blog and one to follow.
Thanks Sally! I’m always grateful for your support.
Found your post again Olga. 😉 Good to see you showcasing authors.
So pleased. You must come for a visit soon.
Put the kettle on. 🙂
OK Laurie. I want you as guess so we’ll have a chat soon.