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The Willing by Lindsay Lees - Book Tour + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE WILLING by Lindsay Lees Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE WILLING

Author: Lindsay Lees

Pub. Date: June 14, 2021

Publisher: Lindsay Lees

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 299

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, Kobo

To Escape a Fully Controlled "Utopian" City-State, There Is Only One Way Out — To Single-Handedly Confront This Scary and Absurd World.

In less than a year, fifteen-year-old Gypsy Capone will be considered a woman in Ovoidia, a “utopian” city-state where every woman can be approached for immediate sex by any man, where curving architecture adds weird whimsy, sporks are the only cutlery, and true intimacy between the genders is a sign of suspect subversion. After all, if a woman just plays along, she’ll also do her job and have children, with the reward of a fine home in the “Communities,” where she and the other “Mamas” live together in harmony with everything they need. Right?

The irony: Diam and Isis, the two leaders of Ovoidia, are themselves females. Fun, yes! And just below the surface, perversely sinister. They personally execute these precise sacrifices by women to establish their “happy,” absurdly totalitarian utopia, and are backed up by their chosen army of male “crusaders,” enforcing a crime-free, fully controlled society.

Men are relegated to work in the “City” where they may “enjoy”—right there on the street if they wish—any woman they want and are welcome to satisfy their sexual and emotional needs at establishments called Gaje Clubs where only the most “gifted” among women are chosen to work.

Not surprisingly, in Ovoidia women have evolved until they feel nothing of sexual pleasure. But in Gypsy’s deepest heart, she realizes her own dark secret: she is the exception. Next, she discovers to her horror that her secret, if known, could result in the ultimate punishment—genital mutilation.

To save her body and even her soul, Gypsy chooses a dangerous path—to single-handedly confront this scary and absurd world. She has the support of her allegiant sister Sadie and Miles Devine, a rogue, secretly gay crusader, and also “Doctor,” a morally questionable physician to help her. But none of them fathom the levels of paradox, incongruity, and twisted evil they will soon face, and the ride becomes something even Gypsy could have never imagined.

Can Gipsy Survive this Fully Controlled “Utopian” City-State?

Disclaimer: The Willing may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and abuse are topics mentioned in the book.

Review:
“The Willing is an unusually deep commentary on a malignant dysfunction in our society, dressed in fishnet utopian stockings. While the premise and its sensual details push the boundaries of belief, a community that is ostensibly focused on the greater good but is governed by fear and hypocrisy fits perfectly in the dystopian genre. Gypsy's character is flawed and immature in many ways, but her shield-like honesty is refreshing among a sea of conformists. A rather feminist piece filled with satire on the state of equality, The Willing is weighty and serious in its message, and sad in its reflection of how women are treated in our modern world. For a change from the norm, Lindsay Lees provides a gripping story that will have you thinking deeply about the importance of the relationships in your life.”--Jennifer Jackson IndiesToday.com

 

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About Lindsay Lees:

Lindsay Lees is originally from Los Angeles. She holds dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom, and while growing up and later in college, she split her time between the two countries.

Lindsay earned a B.A. in 2008 from Manchester Metropolitan University, and next an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. The Willing is Lindsay’s debut novel. She currently lives a quiet Southern life with her husband and a houseful of pets.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Ends November 5th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/3/2022

Writer of Wrongs

Excerpt

10/4/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

10/5/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

10/6/2022

Jenguerdy

IG Spotlight

10/7/2022

Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

10/10/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post/IG Post

10/11/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

Review/IG Post

10/12/2022

@shangread_la

IG Review

10/13/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Spotlight

10/14/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

Week Three:

10/17/2022

Book Reviews by Taylor

Review/IG Post

10/18/2022

Beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post

10/19/2022

BookHounds

Guest Post /IG Post

10/20/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post or Excerpt

10/21/2022

@jacleomik33

IG Review

Week Four:

10/24/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

10/25/2022

I'm Shelf-ish

Review/IG Post

10/26/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

10/27/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

10/28/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

Week Five:

10/31/2022

@jypsylynn

IG Review


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