MEMBERS SALE - ‘Fox Undercover - Four Lovers, One Husband, and a Really Bad Break Up’
My newsp*rn novella is 40% off for members and 20% off for non-members xo
For the next 18 months, it’s going to be all politics all the time, so for those needing a temporary reprieve from the gnarly sturm und drang, I am offering members and subscriber discount pricing for my roman à clef ‘Fox Undercover - Four Lovers, One Husband, and a Really Bad Break Up’.
What people are saying about ‘Fox Undercover’:
“If Raymond Chandler was a punk rock chick moonlighting as a TV news producer who maintained four passionate love affairs to supplement a stressful work life—and wrote a steamier-than-a-hot-shower roman à clef about the experience—you’d get FOX UNDERCOVER, the delightful new novel by Heidi Siegmund Cuda. I’d say it’s The Big Sleep 2.0, except that, despite the many bedroom scenes, there’s not much sleep happening. Part erotic memoir, part workplace drama, part commentary on media and culture, part coming-of-middle-age story, FOX UNDERCOVER is full-on fun.” Greg Olear, author of Empress, Fathermucker, and Totally Killer
"I'm not a fast reader but Heidi Siegmund Cuda's novel "Fox Undercover" kept me reading. Once I started it I didn't stop. I was transported. I was Sunny and enjoyed every minute of it - except for the painful parts! My heart ached along with hers. Sunny was so cool I wanted to BE her ... and to have the sex she had! It's a story of love, of struggle, of finding one's bearings and values when your world is shifting around you. It's also a story of finding one's strength and power. And for me personally, reading it was a welcome emotional rescue."—Jen Senko, filmmaker, author, The Brainwashing of My Dad
“Fox Undercover had me enthralled from the first paragraph, I couldn’t put it down.”—Chris Aiken, bass player, Strung Out
More about the ‘Fox Undercover ebook here and below:
The 102-page erotic ebook is a semi-fictional account about a decade where the main character Sunny, which happens to be my nickname, tries to cure the canyons of loneliness in her heart with four exemplary lovers. I am billing it as an erotic novella about newsp*rn, punk rock, loverhood, and motherhood, because essentially that covers the bases. I was inspired to write a sex book after reading Hedy Lamarr’s ‘Ecstasy and Me’ and I was very depressed about my bad work break up when I wrote it. I was shocked when the reviews started to come in that I’d actually written a comedy. Lol. I have been called the punk rock Eve Babitz, Anaïs Nin and Raymond Chandler, and I’ll take it all!-hsc
Here is a short excerpt from ‘Fox Undercover’:
"Shoot something!"-Bruce Willis, "Expendables 2"
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: LOVER NO. 3
One night, Smalls the Other Punk Drummer, sent me a message to meet him downtown for the Darkness at Club Nokia.
I was hanging out in the smoking section when he swaggered up.
His mohawk was fully erect, and his Johnny Cash attire pressed and dangerous. He leaned over to kiss me and his soft pillow lips felt good. Hmmm. PDA from Smalls. That was new.
This was before my war, and I was happy to be out with such a fine male specimen.
We got in the elevator for the VIP lounge and out of nowhere Smalls pushed me up against the back wall, a sea of people surrounded us, and he kissed me hard. He didn't care who saw us, and I drank in the moment. Rock 'n' roll.🤘🏼
We settled into our seats and Smalls put his arm around me and kissed me again. I had TV face on, and I must've looked good to the meathead, because I got a lot of affection that night.
After the show, we went back to his sweet crib, ***** liked animals, then watched ‘The Expendables 2’ while holding hands. It was a perfect date night.
Sex and a movie became our M.O. Smalls would shag me righteous, then we'd watch an action film. One night, he did something out of the ordinary. He asked if he could take me to dinner.
I had to admit, I was curious. He even offered to drive. I wanted to see where this was going. I got in his car, and waited for him to close the door for me. Slam. The punk rock meathead shocked me by opening and closing the door for me. Miss Manners would have been proud. We arrived at the restaurant and the meathead opened my door again.
Curiouser and curiouser.
He took me to his favorite sushi place, and we feasted.
I thanked him for taking me to dinner and he said, "You deserve it."
Really?! I did?
I wasn't quite sure why, but I wasn't about to question him. He'd stepped out of the bachelor box and taken me on a date. I hoped this new approach wouldn't get in the way of his mojo and thankfully, it didn't. He kissed me hard and passionately that night, so hard and passionately that for the first time, I felt like I was cheating on Lover No. 1. Only when he was certain I'd had my fill, did he grab the remote and put on Season Two of ‘Sons of Anarchy’.
We held hands while watching gangsters and thugs. And before the night was over, he did something that still shocks me till this day. He offered to give me my own toothbrush.
"I have a neighbor who gets 'em for free," he said gallantly. "It'll be here if you ever, you know, need it."
Curiouser and curiouser.
By then, I was pretty well versed in not pondering the meaning of men's actions.
But I was happy to have a new toothbrush.
To purchase the ‘Fox Undercover’ ebook, please go here or cut and paste this link into your browser: https://ko-fi.com/s/c3149a562b
Subscribers can receive 20% off the $15 price by applying the discount code: UNDERCOVER
Members can receive a 40% discount by using the code below the paywall found below the book cover.
In addition, both codes work to receive a discount on my other ebook in my Ko-Fi Shop, “It’s Komprocated” — a Resistance diary of my TrumpRussia reporting from 2016 through spring of 2019.
Thank you as always for supporting my independent writing and please be on the lookout for the following: a registration link to Bette’s Happy Hour for noon PT tomorrow where we will be joined by a special guest Sian Norris, dialing in from the UK to talk about her new book, ‘Bodies Under Siege’; and as soon as I have a bit of breathing room, I will be writing up a fantastic recap of our amazing hour with David Pepper at our special Father’s Day ‘Speakeasy.’ Gee whiz, we learned a lot.
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