Pre-publication review by Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite
My Whoreizonal Life, An Escort’s Tale Book One: The first sex months by Sephe Haven is not what it first appears: erotica; it has too strong a story and only a discreet amount of sexual detail. What it is, is an amazingly honest memoir of a woman committed to becoming an actress at any cost, and the costs, financially and emotionally, are high. Sephe’s story opens in nineteen-eighties New York and she’s not just broke, she’s on the point of joining the city’s homeless. However, flashbacks give fascinating insights into life at Juilliard. The fear of being “cut” – thrown off the course – and the fines. If she is to realise her dream, Sephe must find a way of making money, and not as an ill-paid, clumsy, waitress! Escort Agencies mean just that – women employed to escort men to dinners – don’t they?
I was utterly fascinated by My Whoreizonal Life. Who hasn’t heard of Juilliard, famous for its high standards of teaching in the performing arts? There is no excuse for non-attendance – “Even if you are DEAD, your casket better show up. Or you will be CUT.” Escorts, Sephe discovers, are prostitutes, and they’re illegal and any client might be a policeman! Susan runs her agency by strict rules too, taking her share of the girls’ earnings, but Sephe’s reward for work she detests gradually pays her debts. Does she loathe the work? Does she become an actress? Read My Whoreizonal Life, An Escort’s Tale Book One: The first sex months by Sephe Haven and find out!