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About the Author

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. To read more about Alexandrea Weis or her books, you can go to the following site: Website: http://www.alexandreaweis.com/
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition edition (April 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1511694688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1511694681
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,975,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Anybody can take off their clothes, but only a stripper could turn such a sin into an art." - Mary Hightower, stripper on Bourbon Street, New Orleans

"llusion is the first of all pleasures."- Oscar Wilde

No matter how you describe, stripping is an art and it is meant titillates the senses of the viewer. Whether it is the illusion created by the stripper or the primal desire elicited by viewing a partially naked body, stripping is an art. The Art of Sin.

Our characters Grady and Allison are somewhat lost in the seedier reality of life. It is the result of all the obstacles and losses they have experienced in their lives. Betrayal, suicide, overdoses, abandonment are but a few. They both have lost so much in their lives that they have become very cynical about "happily ever after" and trust.

Grady is spending his life stripping for a living because he does not know what else to do with his life. After his divorce, he has been drifting through life without an anchor or without any desire to think about his future. A graduate of Yale, he lost his job as a financial advisor during the economic downturn. Now, he has no idea what he is worth or what he is qualified to do in life. All he knows in that he is judged every time he tells people he is a stripper and treated like he is scum.

Set in New Orleans, our author Alexandrea Weis paints with words the world few get to experience. These are the people at the edge of life as we normally know it. Those who have settled for getting by making a living entertaining by using their bodies to amuse our whims.

Although this story is dramatic and exposes the underbelly of our society, it is also uplifing. The triumph of love and rediscovering the joy of life is to be celebrated.

"...the true art of sin, my friend, knowing how far you are willing to go before you know you are about to go over the edge."
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The first thing you should do is ignore the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." That is an excellent place to start in Alexandrea Weis's new book, The Art of Sin. Her beautiful cover is intriguing and if you see a smoking hot man, you have just scratched the surface of this book. I have read several of Ms. Weis's books and was honored to be one of the first to read Grady and Al's story. I admire the author's style and how she weaves her stories against the backdrop of one of my favorite cities, New Orleans. I love that her plots have intricate twists and interesting characters that often are connected in unexpected ways. Ms. Weis writes strong female characters and beautifully flawed men and women. As in prior books, the reader is drawn into the French Quarter and its culture. However, this is the first book that has given me a glimpse of the world of male strippers.

I will be the first to say I love Grady. As a college student Grady danced to pay his way through school. The events of 911 sent the young investment consultant back into that world, destroying his marriage in the process. Given his wife's infidelity, Grady has had a string of meaningless one night stands, thinking he can never trust a woman again. He travels the country as a guest stripper in clubs and lands in New Orleans and in Alison Wagner's apartment house. Weary of traveling and the groping of female fans, Grady longs to leave the road. When he meets his landlady he believes she may be the key to changing his life. Allison on the other hand tries to discourage Grady at every turn. The banter between the two is natural and entertaining.

As with all of Ms. Weis's books, the road to HEA is a complex twisted journey. The readers emotions are all over in this book.
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Set in the second city of sin, because let's face it, the decadence of Vegas outweighs the sin any other city could possibly boast, The Art of Sin takes us on a trip to the underbelly of the Big Easy. As always, Alexandrea Weis' descriptions were detailed, transporting me into the midst of the old world splendor that I assume actually comprises the French Quarter of New Orleans. I found myself wondering if any of the bars or clubs mentioned in this book actually exist in N'awlins.

One thing I didn't get from this book that I was expecting was some detailed Magic Mike style dancing. We didn't really see much of Grady on stage, but we did see a fair amount of behind the scenes action at the club. Honestly, that was probably more entertaining than descriptions of the dancing would have been anyway.

This story is told in first person, mostly from Grady's perspective, but we get a few glimpses from Little Al's POV too, which helps to give us a more rounded view of the events.

What I really liked about this story is that it was a slow burn romance and not a sprint to the bedroom. The relationship between Grady and Al took time to develop, and she didn't make anything easy for him. Rather Al made Grady work for every inch he gained into her life, and her bedroom. When she did finally let him in, it was quite steamy.

If you enjoy slow burn, tantalizing romances, this is definitely the book for you.

Reviewed for Just Another Girl and Her Books blog
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I absolutely loved the story of Grady and Allison. It really had a feeling of realism to it. Grady is an out of work Wall Street worker who got laid off when the economy went bad. So what the heck does he do now? It’s not like the job market is easy. Thank goodness he’s smokin’ hot and has a great body because he reverts back to his college days of stripping to make a living. He’s a traveling stripper, doing shows for short periods of time and then moving onto the next town. Next stop….New Orleans.

At first meeting, you could tell that there was serious physical attraction between Grady and Allison but because Allison is Grady’s landlord she doesn’t even go there. Allison also has this cocky attitude that kinda made me what to just tell her to shut up. Grady’s relentless pursuit of Allison was just purely awesome and the chemistry between the two was almost too much for my e-reader to handle. Whoowee!!

Allison was super relatable with her ‘woman scorned’ attitude. And Grady was also easy to relate to because of his job loss and ‘what the eff do I do now?’ portion of his life. The passion was smokin’ hot and the intensity level gets ramped up by suspenseful events –that WILL NOT be divulged in this review. (Hehehe)
Definitely a great read and worthy of your most precious free time. C’mon. Take a chance already.

Happy Reading!!
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