STEAMY FICTION: Sex, Love, Money

  • Ben Arogundade

They get paid to seduce and leave....but then one of them breaks the rules. 'The Sexual Language of Strangers', my debut novel. Synopsis: Dennison Carr is an eccentric millionaire — charismatic, mysterious, successful — and bored. He invents a bizarre game in which he pays a group of handpicked men to seduce women he selects at random. The chosen women are diverse — young, old, black, white, married, single — but they all seem to share the same desire for the thrill of no strings sex with a stranger. One of the male seducers, a down-and-out graphic designer named Erskine, is recovering from a recent trauma that has made him averse to relationships. Things begin to unravel when, against the rules of Dennison’s game, he begins to develop feelings for one of the women he is paid to seduce — a commitment-phobic jazz singer called Natascha. As they both battle against their aversion to intimacy, and their expanding feelings for one another, neither is prepared for the shocking conclusion that Dennison has planned. ‘A clever, dark drama.’ Esquire. “Brilliant. Inspirational. Flawless.” Laurence Fishburne, actor.