"No one's ever been born a whore", alleges Ann Bissell. Something powerful has to happen to make a little girl grow up into a lady of the evening. Bissell should know. A 'reformed' prostitute who started selling herself for money at the age of seventeen, she tells the gripping story of her turning away from prostitution. This powerful new novel sends a chilling wake-up call to anyone even thinking about entering the sex industry. Juliet West is about to be married for the second time -- to a conservative Christian who may not be comfortable with the idea that his fiancee has a bit more sexual experience than she's led him to believe. Or, that she's having affair after affair as she meticulously attends to the plans for their wedding. Add to it that Juliet's scheduled to appear on the 'Donahue' show to discuss the new 12-step program for women with pasts like hers and you have the recipe for a story that might be funny if it weren't true. Indeed, every part of Juliet's story is imbued with Ms Bissell's irrepressible wit and ear for irony as she jumps back and forth in time searching for the cause of her 'addiction' to what she broadly labels 'the sex industry'.
This is the first book in a trilogy, and it launches the Juliet West series. Juliet West battles the silent conspiracy of shame that immobilises sexual abuse survivors around the United States, and worldwide. The Juliet West series is a brand new kind of mystery. The mystery of the lost female soul. This series launches a new genre for the 21st century called FusionFiction'. FusionFiction' is a blend of fiction and nonfiction -- some might even call it 'Reality Fiction'.