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Title: The Reality O
Author: Candy Sloane/Lisa Burstein
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Comedy/Erotic Romance
Release Date: 2/26/15
About a year ago a book titled Sneaking Candy was released. It was about a creative writing graduate student (Candice Salinas) and her erotic romance author alter-ego (Candy Sloane). Readers fell in love with Candy and so did author Lisa Burstein.
Lisa fell so much in love SHE WROTE A BOOK as Candy Sloane.
The Reality O is Candy Sloane’s first standalone debut erotic romance novel, but it may not be her last…
Fifteen Contestants, Twelve Episodes & One Chance to Rock Her World
When my best friend Allie posted about my need for an inaugural O on a prominent dating website it was meant to be a joke.
A joke she was supposed to delete.
But her post started an internet and media frenzy and, when I was offered fifty thousand dollars to star in my own reality competition show, I had no choice but to say yes.
The show was supposed to help me meet a carnal companion who could finally bring me to climax.
Unfortunately, the one person I want to win the undying allegiance of my, well, you know, can’t be in the running at all.
Now in an L.A. mansion with fifteen very persuasive contestants vying for my attention and one undeniably sexy Production Assistant secretly getting it all the word ACTION has a whole new meaning…
Author’s Note: This book is about sex. There are men kissing women, women kissing women, and men kissing lady parts. It is not meant for readers under eighteen, or my mother.
The Reality O, but if you would like to it’s $0.99 right now on all e-book
When the Character Becomes the Author
I started out my writing career in Young Adult, and my first attempt at a book didn’t even have a boy in it. I had no idea about writing romance. As time went on, and I wrote for Entangled Publishing which is one of the premier romance publishers I got more and more into writing romantic stories and my stories got more and more sexy.
When I created Candy Sloane in Sneaking Candy as a secret erotic romance author I guess in some ways it was prophetic. I love sexy stories but I’d always been too intimidated to try writing one.
I am by all accounts a vanilla person. I have sex of course, but talking dirty or being dirty has never been my thing. I’ve always been intrigued by characters who can be this way and people who can be this way. Who can let inhibition go and give into their desires fully. So much so, I wanted to try writing some.
I had an idea for a sexually sheltered character who gets thrust into a super sexy situation, forcing her to confront her sexuality and what she wants. I knew immediately I could not write it as me, but I also knew I could definitely write it as Candy Sloane.
Writing as Candy would free me up from being “me”, and my hang ups and embarrassment would be alleviated by changing my name. I also LOVE Candy’s wit and humor and knew I could take that into another book by her.
Once I started writing the book, I was addicted to the freedom and fun I had and I plan on writing more books by Candy. She is like the naughty, sexy little devil on my shoulder.
The Reality O, in Five Words
Hilarious– this is by far the funniest book I’ve ever written.
Sexy– When you get um…er excited reading over scenes you’ve read way more than once as you edit you know it’s damn sexy.
Witty-The one-liners in this go on and on.
Current- I wanted to take something that is everywhere right now- reality TV- and flip it on its head, or private parts in this case.
HOT- Try not wanting Scott the hero, to pay you a visit late at night, just try.
About the Author
Candy Sloane is an erotic romance author and the fictional creation of Lisa Burstein from the New Adult Novel Sneaking Candy. The Reality O is her debut novel.
Lisa Burstein is the author of the Young Adult Novels: Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie, and the New Adult Novels & Novellas: Sneaking Candy, The Next Forever, The Possibility of Us, and Again. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.