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Lustily Ever After by Stephanie Bentley - Audio Book Tour & Review


LUSTILY EVER AFTER: THE AUDIOBOOK MUSICAL

Stephanie Bentley





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 clichés 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

★★★★★ORDER YOUR COPY★★★★★

Amazon → https://amzn.to/2VA47Fw

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Teaser


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Listen to a sample of the audiobook here: https://www.lustilyeverafter.com.

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My Review
My first thought when I finished listening to this audio book was, "Oh, my God! What did I just listen to?" 
This book is absolutely bonkers. It's over the top. It's ridiculous. It makes fun of every trope and stereotype in romance novels. And I absolutely loved it.
The songs are creative and unique. The plot itself is beyond cliché and campy. This is definitely one entertaining audio book, that's for sure.
My favorite line in the book was probably, "He wears a condom 24/7 because he wants everyone around him to feel safe." Or something along those lines. I laughed so hard at that. I even told my husband, and he laughed and said it was actually pretty genius. Men, I tell ya. 
If you're a fan of romances featuring shifters, billionaires, MMA fighters, "alpha" males, a silly/clumsy/innocent woman, a neglected friend, step-siblings, or anything else under the romance trope/stereotype umbrella, you'll find it here in Lustily Ever After. 
The narration is crisp and clear and easy to understand. The songs are amusing and sung with gusto. There are definitely some talented people involved with this book. 
I'm giving it 4 stars. 

TEASER


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Meet 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.


Visit her website at https://www.lustilyeverafter.com.





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