Photos above of lodge and people copyright Alex Hooper
Beating about the Bush
2012's version of edible undies..
Four women on four different continents, calling themselves The Foreplayers, find their lighthearted romance-novel-in-the-round, far raunchier than anticipated.
First up is Tantalizing Theo, who opens the story with ruggedly handsome George, who runs a safari lodge in Kenya. After six hundred words, she passes to Luscious Lorraine, who introduces Samantha, a generic, big-boobed guest who's escaped the confines of New York high society for an African adventure. When Juicy June inserts her take on George, a playboy unable to reach orgasm unless he's beating off, Lorraine's heart sinks. The Foreplayers' dream of a quick sale to Harlequin is finished. Corn Porn is born.
The Foreplayers create powerful women characters unafraid of getting who and what they desire. This sexy, rollicking romp follows the sexual misfortunes of Samantha and George on a vacation of sex and debauchery that turns into a matter of life and death.
Scott Harney in Washington DC says:
"Beating Around the Bush is a new genre of writing - travel erotica. In the tradition of Anais Nin, this steamy book is written by women who collaborated together to come up with an erotic travelogue. Funny and raunchy, the book is steeped in the local culture. I found the book amusing and difficult to put down. I would highly recommend it, particularly for expats, travellers and sexual explorers."
L. Black in California says:
"The wacky, madcap characters of this book remind me of many people I encountered growing up in Kenya. Especially during teenage years, parents were want to lock up their daughters when certain male individuals came to town. Poor George, balancing duty with 'P'leasure. Someone I knew, perhaps? I won’t be kissing & telling. This easy read was a rollicking, bollocking good time."
B. Van Lit "OldDog" in London, England says:
"This review is from: Beating About the Bush (Kindle Edition) Had a great time reading this romp-fest, which, unlike 50 shades of Grey, actually means to be funny. The fun these ladies clearly had creating this book spills over into the writing itself, thoroughly entertaining and had us in fits of giggles at the double entendre!"
"But behind this slap-and-tickle and comedical book is actually a very well written yarn. I'm just gagging for more from these talented ladies."
"Read this with your partner at night, have a good laugh and maybe learn (or experiment with...) a new thing or two!" ;-)
SSmart in Dubai says:
"Viagra is for sissies after such an explosion of erotica."
Artgirl in New Mexico says:
"Beating About the Bush is a deep dive (pun intended), into the bodice ripper genre with an entirely different twist. If you blush easily, stay away. If you're looking for something to fill in the empty places of your life, and don't mind going out for a pack of ciggies, (even if you don't smoke), after your read, then go for it. Adventuresome women have lots to draw from, and these gals don't disappoint. Have a raunchy good time! And take notes."
Aria in Massachussettes says:
"What a rock hard read!"
Sir Clugs in England says:
"I downloaded this for some not-too-serious reading on holiday. A brilliant read with its hilarious variations of mischief in the bush. I could hardly put it down - though I did need to stop reading it on my Kindle on one long flight, the lady sitting beside me and reading over my elbow was getting too excited but unfortunately wasn't in the same class as the heroines of the story! Eagerly awaiting the sequel." GenieG in England says: "No shades of grey in this delightful light hearted romp, just full on technicolour excitement. Cleverly lifting the lid on what might happen in the African Bush this story kept me entertained from opening glimpse to final climax. Have the Foreplayers hit upon a winning formula? I think so - I loved it".
Cas Courcelles - author of Harlequin romances says:
"A right raunchy romp in an exotic location, with something for people of all sexual persuasions! 'Georgie and Samantha hanging from a tree, S-U-C-K-I-N-G...' Got a kick out of that!"
Lisa Thomas at 2ridetheworld.com says:
"Bound to please erotica readers looking for a little substance to the story-line. No matter what the situation, even some of the kinkier sex actions are written with a dollop of humour so as not to offend! Beating about the Bush is full blooded, red hot, raunchy fun. It's a quick and easy read. And the characters? They're quick and easy too!"
Carla King at MisAdventures says:
"Groping in the back seat is far too tame for this whacky novel, which treats us to a play-by-play of sexual misadventures in the pilot's seat of a Gipsy Moth, in a `69 Land Rover Series IIA, and featuring classic motorcycles, including a Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans, an Indian, and a Ducati."
"These four fabulous women take you on many a steamy romp through the nether regions of exotic lands, far far away. Looking for a sexy, sultry and sometimes silly read, look no further! Enjoy!"
J. Cates says:
"Tired of reading maps and travelogues of Adventure Riders? Check out this new novel about the only other thing that matters...Love??? Maybe... Beating about the Bush, the title alone should get you more excited than starting up your $20,000 World Tourer and heading out to St*rbucks to get a Caramel Macchiato! Take it from these real Adventurers, they've packed it in for years researching everything along the way? Put down the actors memoirs, and get on with this new novel!"