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Friday, August 24, 2012


 Sarah will be a guest Tuesday evening on Blog Talk Radio -9PM EST

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Debut Literary Erotica Writer to Mark Book Release with a Celebration of Literature and Dance

Sarah Martinez will intermingle readings from Sex and Death in the American Novel with performances from tango and tribal fusion dancers.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 24, 2012 -
Debut novelist Sarah Martinez will celebrate the release of SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL on September 8 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The event will begin at 6:30pm with book signings.  Martinez will be reading from her debut novel, a work of literary erotica that explores unconventional relationships, loss, and the merits of erotic literature through the eyes of a tenacious female protagonist.

Martinez’s passion for promoting the interests and independence of women combined with her unique perspective on the merits of erotica have already landed her interviews and mentions on online radio. Her signature style will attract readers interested in a deeper understanding of the importance of an honest dialogue about sex, the power of fantasy, grief and human connection in all its forms.

Martinez explains that her novel can be enjoyed on more than one level: “Using quotes and references to classic erotic and literary icons, SEX AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL is on one level an unconventional romance and on another a discussion of the merits of erotic literature.  Sex becomes a metaphor for the pleasures of reading.”
More than a signing, Martinez’s book release will feature tango and tribal fusion belly dance.  Dance is a powerful theme in the novel and acts as the catalyst for many important plot developments.  Performers include:

Michelle Badion and Koa Hons dance with a connection not often found in new partners. Michelle has been teaching Argentine tango, salsa and swing for 20 years and especially loves to perform tango. Koa now teaches, performs and promotes all aspects of Argentine tango. Together they create a dynamic, beautiful and unique experience.

Tribal fusion performer Maureen is inspired both by the organic and the electronic, adding gothic stylings to the ancient art of belly dance. She has performed at the Steampunk Exhibition Ball, the Folklife Festival, Salon L'Orient in Portland, and various nightclubs around Seattle.

Sarah Martinez invites you to learn more about her book and literary influences on her website at, or to contact her at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CALL IN NUMBER 714-242-5259

Please join Marsha  Casper Cook  and her co - host Joann Buchanan on Tuesday August 21 at 9PM EST 8PMCST 7PMMT 6PMPST when she welcomes Traci Slatton and a new author Julia Robb who has some very interesting comments on writing and publishing. She was a journalist for 20 years and has now started a very successful career in writing novels that talk about real people and life . Her new book Scalpal Mountain had gotten excellent reviews and Julia is now writing another book that will be out soon.
Traci L. Slatton is a graduate of Yale and Columbia. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, sculptor Sabin Howard, whose classical figures and love for Renaissance Italy inspired her historical novel IMMORTAL. THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR is a tribute to her delight in the Old Masters and rich passions. FALLEN is the first in a romantic trilogy set in end times permeated with love, loss, and strange psychic powers. THE ART OF LIFE, written with Sabin Howard, is a book about sculpture and the philosophy and history of art; DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE is her first book of poetry. COLD LIGHT furthers the dystopian tale begun in FALLEN.

Bethany Cross, romance writer from  will be there to open the chat room and phone lines .

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