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Emerging Writers Guest Post #58 – Deadly Pleasures – Mary Firmin
by Laurence O'Bryan

                                                  MARY FIRMIN

I was born in Oldham, Lancashire, and now live in Rancho Mirage, California, a Desert Community they call the Playground of Presidents. My journey has been a long and rocky one, but brimming with life experience. One day, my friend Kathleen and I decided we wanted to go on the Johnny Carson Show. Since we had no other apparent talent we were determined to become writers. We selected a class at UCLA, HOW TO WRITE THE BESTSELLER; perfect for a couple of amateurs, right?

A mere twenty years later, after many many classes, I wrote Deadly Pleasures. The idea came from a story I heard about four men who hired a prostitute to service their appetites. They installed her in a plush apartment, shared the expenses and Voila! At first, I was going to create a murder mystery around this idea, but then I asked myself, why not use four women? It would be certainly be more interesting and forbidden. So here it is!

                                               DEADLY PLEASURES

Disgusted with their cheating men, Megan Riley and her three friends hire a time-share lover. They choose hunky stripper, Michael Harrington, unaware he is a suspect in a series of grisly murders. Enter hot, handsome Detective Matt Donovan--and Megan falls madly in love. Donovan and his partner are investigating the gruesome killings of several young prostitutes the press are calling The Bondage Murders. In her effort to protect her friends, Megan attempts her own investigation.

She ends up in some pretty outrageous situations that cause Matt Donovan to regard her as a suspect, even as he realizes he has feelings for her. During their search for the Bondage Murder, the detectives embark on a wild ride through L.A.'s private sex clubs, lewd bondage parlors, and the fabulous homes and yachts of the wealthy members of the Bayside Yacht Club. Finally, it takes them to the rugged and breathtaking coastline of Catalina Island for the terrifying finale. But who will be the next to die? The intrepid Megan Riley, Real Estate Agent to the rich; Alex Grant who married her tycoon husband for his money; Rachel Feinman, pining in a loveless marriage with her screenwriter husband; or poor, pathetic Kathleen who was recently divorced by smarmy television newsman, Gino Rosario?

But, who is the Bondage Murderer? And who will escape the harrowing ride and the shocking, death defying ending on the high seas?

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Welcome to the guest post slot Mary. Deadly Pleasures has a great premise. I wish you well with your writing. I hope you finally get that slot on prime time!

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Laurence O'Bryan | 2013/08/18 at 7:08 am | Tags: Deadly Pleasures, emerging writers, guest posts, Mary Firmin | Categories: Guest posts | URL:

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1 comment:

Micki Peluso is the author of "And the Whippoorwill Sang" said...

Mary, I've been here several times reading your reviews--Lyme fog is working overtime. I love the way you have your blog set up--mine is a generic mess. I think I said this before too.:) I'm a bit confused with the site and purchase they want.You can tell me later. For now , good luck with a professional blogsite--love your picture and bio.

Love, Micki