Campbell, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/29/2014 -- Vanessa Bogenholm, a writer of short stories and reviews, has today announced the launch of her new fiction book, ‘The Moral Line’. This 208 page adult-oriented novel is published by AuthorHouse and is available in eBook, paperback and hardback formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other websites plus directly via the publisher.
The Moral Line – Story Arc
After being rejected and left alone, the lead character in the book, Alexandria, finds herself going down a moral line. Slightly desperate for money, she takes a one-time ‘job’ as a paid for companion by a not so attractive but very nice wealthy man. Is getting paid to be in the company of men really such a bad thing if it feels good? She falls into a world of clients that are wealthy, powerful, successful men with fancy cars and country club lifestyles. But she sees the fragility in all of these men, the loneliness and need for acceptance that is the human condition. Alexandria becomes ‘Catherine’, a high-end escort with a beautiful laugh who finds the goodness and attractiveness in all men, falling in love with all of her clients just a little. By accepting these men and seeing the goodness in them, she pleases these men in many ways. Is it possible by pleasing others maybe Alexandria/Catherine can find her true self and find happiness?
“I have been a writer my whole life and just like so many writers, I didn't really want to admit to anyone that I was writing a novel,” said Vanessa Bogenholm, author of The Moral Line. “At the end of another failed marriage, and there have been many, I was cleaning out boxes and came across two unfinished novels and over 20 notebooks full of partial stories I had written since the age of 7 or so. This was the time. ‘It’s now or never’ I thought. And so, The Moral Line was born. The readers are enjoying it and they seem surprised what the story is truly about.”
“Alexandria is a fantastic character, flawed and at times a hot mess, but who among us isn't? Connecting with her is as easy as exhaling, and that is in no small way due to Bogenholm's skills in bringing this story to life. The characters, the story, the settings, its all vivid and rich and sensual and utterly engaging.” said Jacie Dee.
“There’s a lot that happens to Alexandria and when you think nothing more can happen, you turn the page and find out you were wrong. There’s a good amount of graphic description throughout but I would expect the conversation from Alexandria to be peppered with this sort of detail so it fit in well as part of the story she was telling,” said Beverly Clark. The Book Launch Party is set for May 10, 2014 at Number One Broadway, Los Gatos, CA. 5:30-8:00pm. Signed books will be available.
About Vanessa Bogenholm
Vanessa Bogenholm is the author of The Moral Line (ISBN-10 1491872403 – ISBN-13 1491872406), which is published by AuthorHouse. The Moral Line is Vanessa’s first novel, although she has been writing erotica, reviews and short stories for numerous websites and magazines for years.