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Inspired by Oscar Wildes classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray
, Mitzi Szeretos Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray
continues where Wilde left off with the Faustian tale of a man of eternal youth and great physical beauty who lives a life of corruption, decadence and hedonism. The story begins in the bordellos of Jazz-Age Paris, moving to the opium dens of Marrakesh and the alluring anonymity of South America. In his pursuit of sensation and carnal thrills, Dorians desires turn increasingly extreme and he leaves behind yet more devastation and death. He ultimately settles in present-day New Orleans, joining with a group of like-minded beings known as The Night People. They inadvertently return to Dorian his humanity when he falls in love with a young woman he rescues from becoming their victim. She will be his redemption, but she will also be his final curse.
"In Szereto's (Thrones of Desire) unsettling novel of erotic horrors, she reimagines the ending of Oscar Wilde's classic and takes Dorian Gray from Paris in the Ã¢Â€Â˜20s to modern day New Orleans, with stops in Marrakesh and Peru along the way. The author clearly knows and understands the source material each section begins with a quote from the original, but the journey she imagines for her anti-hero is not for the squeamish. Gray's god is hedonism, and like an addict, each high requires that he pursue greater and greater extremes. By the time he arrives in New Orleans and takes up with the Night People, he has but a tenuous hold on humanity. His sexual exploits include turning himself into prey to experience the degradation he generally reserves for others, and seducing an innocent for the thrill of it. The author's writing is both purple and raw when describing various acts involving sex; it is simply raw when describing murder and suicide. There's plenty of all three in Szereto's story. Her imagination is vast the same cannot be said about the audience for her book. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
What If Dorian Gray Faked His Death and Led a Secret Life?
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto continues where Wilde left off in her Faustian tale of a man with eternal youth and great physical beauty who lives a life of corruption, decadence and hedonism. The story begins in the bordellos of Jazz-Age Paris, moving to the opium dens of Marrakesh and the alluring anonymity of South America. Will love be Dorian's redemption or his final curse? Only Mitzi Szereto, author of Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, would dare write a sequel to Oscar Wilde's great literary classic.
About the Author
is an author and anthology editor of erotic and multi-genre fiction and nonfiction. She has her own blog, Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szeretos Weblog” (mitziszereto.com/blog), and a Web TV channel, Mitzi TV (mitziszereto.com/tv), which covers the quirky” side of London.
Her books include the controversial Jane Austen sex parody Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance; In Sleeping Beautys Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales; Getting Even: Revenge Stories; The New Black Lace Book of Womens Sexual Fantasies; Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers; Dying For It: Tales of Sex and Death; and the Erotic Travel Tales anthologies. A popular social media personality and frequent interviewee, she has pioneered erotic writing workshops in the UK and Europe and lectured in creative writing at several British universities. She divides her time between England and Atlanta, GA.