#HumpDayReviews: Love and Lapdances Volume One (Queen of Clubs) by Katie de Long

The exotic dancers and employees of the Queen of Clubs walk a fine line, with only wits, beauty, and market savvy to keep them from toppling into the shark pit. Ride shotgun through lap dances, romance, and sexual awakenings. Don’t worry, these girls won’t ask what your hands are doing under the tip rail.

This collection contains all seven novellas in the first season of Queen of Clubs. They contain adult language and mature content, and can be read standalone or in order.

An excerpt from Queen of Clubs: Malia

MediaKit_BookCover_QueenOfClubs“So who’ll give us the best show?”

I turned away from James, arched my face into his friend’s neck to speak. “Krissy has a great trick she saves for birthdays and bachelors: lighting her nipples on fire. She and Tori are both beltwhippers, too. That’s always a laugh. Tori’s got a nasty mouth on her, if you want to humiliate him a little. How much do you want to piss him off?” I pulled back and grinned.

“You got any tricks?” He raised an eyebrow. I winked at him, but bachelor parties had never been my thing.

“Oh, honey,” I leaned in close. “My best shows aren’t onstage.” Another friend tapped him on the shoulder, and I looked up.

Now I realized why that bachelor looked so familiar, with his brother staring me in the face.


I fled the stage.

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My Thoughts

Queen of Clubs is full of characters. Starting with “Angel,” who chooses her more average stripper name when an old hand informs her that “Persephone” will make the regulars feel she thinks she’s better than they are, these ladies of the night have all got unique stories to share.

Whether they’re falling in love with club customers or fellow employees, there are plenty of tales for these women to tell – all from their own personal perspectives. You won’t find any of that “hooker with a heart of gold” crap here, nor broken prostitutes jonesing for a fix. Clichés begone! These are real women with real reasons for joining the sex trade, as well as for getting out of it.

What you will find in these pages are stories of loves lost and found, lust that beguiles, the dangers of falling for someone when you don’t even know their real name.

If you’ve ever fantasized about the women behind the sex workers, or considered pole dancing yourself, check out this collection for seven wild rides from a writer who tells it like she’s been there, too.

About the Author

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_QueenOfClubsKatie de Long lives in the Pacific Northwest, realizing her dream of being a crazy cat-lady. As a kid, Katie flagged the fade-to-blacks in every adult book she encountered, and when she began writing, she vowed to use cutaways sparingly. After all, that’s when the good stuff happens. And on a Kindle, no one asks why there’s so many bookmarks in her library.

Connect with Katie on Facebook, Twitter, and her website, DeLongKatie.com.