Author: Maggie Hasbrouck

Narrator: Julia Farmer

Length: 10 hours 23 minutes

Publisher: No Bones Studio

Released: Mar. 16, 2018

Genre: Suspense

Smart, surprising, and laced with a distinctly dark edge, Muriel Avenue Sluts is a provocative and ambitious story of suspense, revenge, love, and family ties - all in the most unexpected of places.

Seventeen-year-old Julia Turnbow’s mother gets paid to have sex; that’s just how it is. When Jules turns 18, she plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps and join the exclusive world of Philadelphia’s infamous Muriel Avenue Sluts. But before all that happens, she has just one wish - to fall in love.

Just when things seem to be going her way, Jules' world is knocked off its bearings. Her best friend, Anna, reveals that she’s being abused by one of Muriel Avenue’s gentleman clients. After a routine haircut and shave, Anna’s abuser falls to his death from a second-story balcony - and Jules is just one of two people who knows exactly what happened.

To complicate matters, Jules dives head first into a friendship with the daughter of the dead man. Greta’s a train wreck: She’s charming, unpredictable, and has one too many questions about Muriel Avenue. Then, Jules puts all of Muriel Avenue at risk with an ill-timed slip of the tongue, and she finds herself wanted by the FBI. Running from everything she’s ever cared about, all Jules wants is to get back to the people she loves.

Transplanted southerner Maggie Hasbrouck is an artist, an author, and a lover of Ferris wheels. She believes that much of our lives are spent trying to figure out the impossible riddles of love and sex. What better place to bring those issues to the surface than a brothel? Her novel, Muriel Avenue Sluts, is an edgy, coming-of-age story about a seventeen-year-old girl whose mother is a prostitute.
Hasbrouck's large-scale paintings are represented in over 200 public and private collections throughout the world, including those of Sir Elton John, Dennis Quaid, Faith Hill, Courtney Cox, and Jon Bon Jovi.


Narrator Bio

Proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

Clients include Kmart, Jack’s Pizza, Miller Lite, Eone Time, IRI, NOVA Southeastern University, and Jerdon.

Provided the voice of Sarita in The Walking Dead: Season 2 video game by Telltale Games.

Audiobook narrator with over twenty titles available via Audible.

Voice over training at Act One Studios and Acting Studio Chicago.

Improv and acting training at The Second City and iO, Chicago.


Great Lines from great songs—A baker’s dozen

Song lyrics don’t have the same constraints as the lines in a novel. They can be unabashedly poetic, open ended, delightfully obtuse, sentimental, and laced with metaphors. Here are some of my favorites (I couldn’t narrow it down to just ten).

You come beating like moth's wings
Spastic and violently
Whipping me into a storm.
Moth’s Wings by Passion Pit

Seven times I went down
six times I walked back.
Rocks and Water by Adrianne

Gone are the days when the wind would brush my face
Gone are the days when you're the wind.
Gone by The Head and the Heart

I could not say no to the light of my desire.
Gravity by Rickie Lee Jones

I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
and all other instruments of faith and sex and God
in the belly of a black-winged bird.
Rain King by Counting Crows

And all the stars were crashing 'round
as I laid eyes on what I found.
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists

All I ask of you
is make my wildest dreams come true.
Rose Darling by Steely Dan

Are we really who we used to be
Am I really who I was.
Lucky Now by Ryan Adams

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God.
Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush

And she was there all pink and gold and glittering.
Only If for a Night by Florence and the Machine

Oh, maybe it was peace at last, who knew.
I Forgot Where We Were by Ben Howard

The grass on the suburban lawns never looked so black.
Waiting, Watching, Wishing by Antigone Rising

Broadcast the boom boom boom boom
And make 'em all dance to it.
The Louvre by Lorde

Here’s a link to the Spotify playlist


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