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The Woman Who Sparked the Greatest Sex Scandal of All Time: (Complete and Unabridged) [Kindle Edition]

Eli Yaakunah
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Journalist Ishtar Benten is promoted to the most secret department of the News Agency that monopolizes information. Soon afterwards, her erotic-coffee colleague disappears mysteriously, and she starts a very dangerous investigation to find him.

What is the sexiest of all possible worlds? How would you act when Love conflicts with Truth? The Woman Who Sparked the Greatest Sex Scandal of All Time is a dystopian adventure like those of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Anthony Burgess, and Philip K Dick. At the same time, it is a captivating and emotionally charged novel, and it offers readers high doses of passion, suspense, and mystery. It has been given "The Kirkus Star," a distinction that is "Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit," and has been listed among the "Best Indie Books of 2013" by Kirkus Reviews.

"This delicately intricate work provides a full dance card of themes: sex, romance, mystery and a grim peek into a devastated future... Touches of wry humor reinforce an already sturdy novel... A virtuosic, erotic sci-fi debut." -Kirkus Reviews

"The wonderful and powerful imagination of the author brings all the characters and the situations they find themselves in very real and believable... All in all a wonderful story and one that I will read again in the future." -The Scribes Library

"...despite its steamy tone, it is, in fact, a thoughtful work of philosophy - not vulgarity - that explores and humanises the universality of love, justice, faith and consequentiality." -Self Publishing Magazine

"The writing is beautiful, erotic, poetic, intense, imaginative, intelligent - and gripping enough that I could barely put it down... Ultimately, this is one of the most delightful books I've ever read." -Francis James Franklin (Alina Meridon) Literary Blog

"A novel that can teach us how to rebel against the colonisation of the mind." Bert Olivier, Thought Leader

"Compelling stuff, getting better as the book goes on, and a brilliant way to end the book too." -YeahYeahNoh, Amazon.uk top 1000 reviewer

"I haven't read such a good book in a long time. It is poetic and written as a literary piece where writing is a form of art. Yes, there are a few explicit sex scenes, but they are meant to complement the plot and give the character depth. They carry the reader into Ishtar's imagination as a sex writer, as well as into the personalities of the people she encounters... In my view, the book is a metaphor for how an oppressed freedom of speech looks like when people get too comfortable in their chairs to fight back. I recommend this book for both the content that makes you think and the author's talent with words that make you read a sentence twice just for the beauty of it." -Readers' Favorite

"This book is absolutely amazing. It took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once I did I could not put it down, I was simply absorbed by it and it was in my head even when I was not reading it... Yes, there is lots of sex in it. And sometimes it is more bizarre than anything, but this is because sex in this book isn't simply sex. It is a metaphor... We see the battle of love/sex vs. hate/violence, the manipulation of society by the media, the control by politics, the question of whether what we hear is reality and if the lies we are told benefit us... I also would like to mention author's brilliant narrating style. The words used bring the depth, the atmosphere, the juiciness, the feelings, the excitement. It is absolutely beautiful... A huge applause to the first time author, she truly created a masterpiece." -Ira Therebel on Goodreads

The novel is recommended for ages 16+. 

The book contains unconventional descriptions of explicit sex. As the Author discusses in the blog denouncecensorship.blogspot.com, such content does not deserve any kind of censorship or adult filter.
If you prefer to avoid such descriptions, you may want to check out an abridged version of the novel at amazon.com/dp/B00LYEWGHQ.


Editorial Reviews

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"Touches of wry humor reinforce an already sturdy novel...A virtuosic, erotic sci-fi debut." -Kirkus Reviews

"[The book] explores and humanises the universality of love, justice, faith and consequentiality." -Self Publishing Magazine

"The wonderful and powerful imagination of the author brings all the characters and the situations they find themselves in very real and believable." -The Scribes Library

"The writing is beautiful, erotic, poetic, intense, imaginative, intelligent - and gripping enough that I could barely put it down... Ultimately, this is one of the most delightful books I've ever read." -Francis James Franklin (Alina Meridon) Literary Blog

"A novel that can teach us how to rebel against the colonisation of the mind." Bert Olivier, Thought Leader

"I recommend this book for both the content that makes you think and the author's talent with words that make you read a sentence twice just for the beauty of it." -Readers' Favorite

From the Back Cover

Love is transformation. I found a man who turned lead into gold, but he disappeared. I looked for him violating all rules, until I discovered that I myself was the key. Everything depended on whether and how I carried out a terrible assignment. Love, world peace, and my own conscience were at stake.

Product Details

  • File Size: 638 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 edition (August 2, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BTFHMQU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A display of imagination March 23, 2013
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Above all, this novel is a display of imagination, in all senses. The story is original; the language is used with creativity and precision to achieve visual clarity. Even the inner world of the protagonist is shown in full color. Numerous high voltage erotic scenes, whose temperature and frequency increase as the mystery plot unfolds, modulate the rhythm and create a sense of suspense that contributes to grab the reader?s expectancy. I think they imply much more than they explicitly tell, serving the story and allowing for several layers of interpretation. The result is a really different novel dealing with a highly topical subject when democracy and press freedom are under threat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is good literature! March 17, 2013
By Grace
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I really enjoyed reading this novel. It deals with important themes, such as the transformative power of love, the conflict between love and truth, and the function of the press, in a brave, profound way, and in a brilliant style. Yet it is entertaining and easy to read. It gets more and more thrilling page after page, especially in the second half. The end is just perfect.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCITING! March 19, 2013
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It is an exciting story full of surprises, with fascinating characters. Ishtar Benten is possibly one of the most passionate heroines ever. She is an extraordinary person, yet she is so lively and lovely that you can't help feeling identified with her.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Engaging July 19, 2013
By Sarah
Format:Paperback
This is certainly unlike any book I have ever read as Erotica is not in my usual reading pile but this book is more complex than simple Erotica. It's a futuristic, dystopian world where everything is controlled by a select few and Ishtar, the central character, makes it into the inner circle and learns many disturbing truths.

She is a writer for a department called "Written Chronicles" where she writes current events with an erotic twist as love and sex are her speciality. Her descriptions of sex are certainly unconventional and she has a twist for imaging what each person she meets would be like to make love to.

The descriptions of people as she meets them are not what you would expect. As an example these are the thoughts she has as she meets new colleagues;

"This is Artemis Lahar, a maternal chestnut, though somewhat masculine, slightly hunchbacked, and in her fifties, I guess. I see her turned into a scarecrow and the angelic face of a straw doll. She rages and whips me with a bundle spikes, then ties me to a woolen weba and penetrates me with an ear of corn."

"This busty blonde with cheerful eyes and way medium-length hair, who welcomes me bouncing, as if she were recovering her best friend after a long separation, is Enki Neith. She must be entering her thirties, although her skin and spirit seem ten years younger. I imagine her as a goat with a fish tail, breast-feeding me with sour milk full of oxygen bubbles so that I can breathe while she drags me inside the sea. There she drives her head into my naked pubis, transforms her lips into a sucker, and engages my vulva like a tapeworm."

A little surprising at first, but I quickly adapted to the tone and her way of thinking.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Erotic imaginative read July 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the imagination of the author, it is very colorful. This story has many electrifying erotic scenes. I did have a hard time at first getting into the story, but that was because I was not used to this style of writing. After the first couple of chapters I couldn't seem to put the book down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great script April 28, 2013
By Joe
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the most unusual and fascinating book I've read in recent years! A world inside the other, a future rooted in the present, and a surprising end in which the title gets justified. A gripping story where the selfish desire for pleasure and welfare fights with the sense of duty to society, to the world full of injustice in which we will live, unless we decide to act now for a change.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of sensuality April 16, 2013
By prem
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Reading this novel I found myself in a world full of sensuality. An intelligent and shrewd criticism of the present reality is hidden below the creative exuberance of the story. The conceptual and formal development is worthy of Kubrick, Huxley, and other great authors that go beyond the simple, linear description, and at the same time provoke an expansion of our awareness as individual and social beings. With a juicy and highly aesthetic style, Yaakunah creates a world of intricate mysteries and complex social epics, grounded in the deepest passions of the human soul.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant October 22, 2013
By Ira
Format:Paperback
This book is absolutely amazing. It took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once I did I could not put it down, I was simply absorbed by it and it was in my head even when I was not reading it.

Actually it was nothing that I expected. When I first read the description and signed up to win it, I was just thinking to explore the genre of erotica that I never read. The book seemed like a sex novel only a bit less dumb than the ones I heard about before. But it was so much more than that.

I am actually somebody who reads more non-fiction than fiction, and even when it comes to fiction I usually prefer the realistic narrations of the world we live in or from the past and yet this book that is more surreal than anything was great for me as well.

Yes, there is lots of sex in it. And sometimes it is more bizarre than anything, but this is because sex in this book isn't simply sex. It is a metaphor. Just like all the other surreal and lyrical elements of the book. The book is more of a social and political commentary of the world we live in. We see the battle of love/sex vs. hate/violence, the manipulation of society by the media, the control by politics, the question of weather what we hear is reality and if the lies we are told benefit us. Sure, one can just read this book as a sci fi erotica thriller, but by doing so one misses out on a lot.

I also would like to mention author's brilliant narrating style. The words used bring the depth, the atmosphere,the juiciness, the feelings, the excitement. It is absolutely beautiful.

I feel like re reading this book again because I feel like I will find so much more in it after having discovered more of the meaning and get to enjoy seeing more references that I might have missed at my first read.

A huge applause to the first time author, she truly created a masterpiece. To me it is not just a novel, it is a true literature.
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Hi, I'm Eli Yaakunah. Excuse me if I don't introduce myself with a photo and a history of my past, present and future merits. You can get to know me, if you want, through my work. I am "The Woman Who Sparked the Greatest Sex Scandal of all Time."

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