My first book, Roadhouse Blues, was released in the Summer of 2017. It’s a collection of linked short stories set over several decades in a truck stop town in the middle of nowhere, USA. All of the stories pivot on sex, but it would be misleading to call them “erotica” in the popular sense. While sex is the lens through which these stories were written, they are, fundamentally, about the people who connect, or fail to connect, with each other and the repercussions of their interactions.
Side Note – There is a Content Warning at the start of the collection. If you feel you may be triggered by depictions of rough sex, the effects of trauma, recovery and various other sensitive subjects, please read it so you know what to expect or avoid.
Welcome to Styx—a blue-collar, American town where people can do whatever they like, so long as they don’t advertise. From a 1950s diner to the back of a Camaro, the stories in Roadhouse Blues reveal sex that is by turns romantic, raw, triumphant, and desperate. Meet two women grieving the same man, a bartender looking for anything but love, and a hot, brash newlywed who knows she married a cheat. The local garage is run by a kick-ass woman who gives as fierce as she gets, and the strip club is a place full of whiskey and smoke, where memories are exposed as easily as skin.
“Sex,” writes author Malin James at lnbey.com, “is about people, and people have motivations, and sometimes those motivations surprise them.”
This is Roadhouse Blues. Surprise is just the beginning.
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Interviews & Essays:
Interview with Rose Caraway on The Sexy Librarian BlogCast, (includes my reading of an excerpt from “Roadhouse Blues”)
Essay: On Stereotypes, Identity & Roadhouse Blues, (includes excerpt from “Truck Stop”)