Dear Reader, Love Stephanie Bentley

Dear You Sexy Reader You,

            Ooooooh baby, you’ve had a looooooong day.  And we’re gonna help you forget all about that day. We’re gonna hand you a glass of wine, take off that outfit you’re wearing, and put you in a real hot bubblebath. And when your body is warm and relaxed we’re gonna give you a gooooooood….BOOK.

This audiobook! The first-ever, really, this-is-kind-of-a-big-deal-you-probably-don’t-want-to-late-to-this-party Audiobook Musical for Adults! You’ve heard audiobooks, you’ve heard musicals, and you’ve seen or read enough general everything in life to belly-laugh at every hilarious romance trope and archetype parodied in this “musical masterpiece of romance and romance parody” (Thanks Pacific Book Review, love you long time).

            Join schmillioniare Trystan Lay as he searches for meaning in a world where not even the most hot-blooded supermodels can keep him warm at night, and his NASA trips around the moon are giving him the blues. Bear with us as we try to relate to bleeding heart good girl Raleigh Jackson, who has always been teased for looking so ‘stunning’ as she battles her medical diagnosis of Chronic Clumsiness to snag a job as Trystan’s fake girlfriend for what’s sure to be a life-changing 6 weeks. Frequently forget that the character of Raleigh’s best friend Kim is even in this story, as she strives for basic recognition of her existence between giving obligatory pep talks at the girls’ favorite coffee shop, ‘The Naughty Biscotti.’

            You’ve been a good (or bad, whichever tickles your pickle) little reader and we know you deserve a quick and funny break to your rigorous schedule of always reading the right thing.  Throw caution and learning useful stuff to the wind for 2 hours and 37 minutes while we delight your funny-bone and tingly down-there senses with Lustily Ever After: The Audiobook Musical.

Steamily yours,
The Lustily Ever After Crew

About the Author

Stephanie Bentley is the creator and composer of Lustily Ever After: The Audiobook Musical, a funny, sexy love story inspired by romantic fiction and ’90s pop music. Stephanie is a musical theater/musical improv comedy performer and audiobook narrator with experience acting in television and film. She studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and has performed all over Los Angeles and New York.
Stephanie and her cast are available for live performances of pieces from the book.
Listen to a sample of the audiobook here:

About the Book:
Combining a titillating collection of romance tropes, LUSTILY EVER AFTER: THE AUDIOBOOK MUSICAL, created and composed by Stephanie Bentley, and performed by a multitalented musical
cast from the Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade, makes a surprising and innovative contribution to the audiobook listening experience. With 20 original songs inspired by ’90s pop music and a spicy story penned by erotica ghostwriter Miranda Ray at its core, the musical parody pushes the limits of sexual innuendo right to the edge before tipping over into the throws of uproarious ridiculousness.
When sassy Raleigh Jackson interviews for a six-week contract to be the fake girlfriend of Trystan Lay—schmillioniare playboy, politician, ex-Navy Seal, songwriter/astronaut, and “the world’s most perfect human”—she knows the outcome will change her life.
A student/waitress/intern living with her obligatory best friend, Kim, Raleigh overcomes her medical condition—chronic clumsiness—and snags the job, thus beginning a whirlwind of extravagant travel and glitzy events.
LUSTILY EVER AFTER: THE AUDIOBOOK MUSICAL covers the span of romance novel clich├ęs from the brooding playboy to the fake romance with sprinkles of paranormal love. The story is sultry, silly, snarky—and hilarious. Chapter titles are sung in harmonies invoking the R&B group En Vogue. The characters voice their own dialogue and routinely burst into song, as they fumble through pillow talk, and relive steamy memories in songs such as “Talkin’ Dirty” and “50 Shades of Lay.”
The creator’s inspiration for LUSTILY EVER AFTER: THE AUDIOBOOK MUSICAL came from her unusual day job. “I’m a romance audiobook narrator by day and a musical theater performer by night. Every day in the booth, I giggle at the same tropes coming up again and again. Then these song lyrics just started coming to me, “The models in my bed don’t keep me warm at night,” for example. I started writing and pretty soon, the whole musical just came tumbling out!”
LUSTILY EVER AFTER: THE AUDIOBOOK MUSICAL has an e-book companion containing the story and all of the lyrics, and there may be plans for a sequel: “I thought we had hit most of the tropes, but now I realize we may have only just begun,” Stephanie says.
Book Info:
Audiobook, $6.95; 2 hours 37 minutes; ISBN: 978-1089023753
E-book, $2.99; 104 pages
Publication date: August 2019
Published by Stephanie Bentley


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