By Juliet Madison…or rather her creation, Ty Roxford, quality adult entertainer and dancer, and hero of Juliet’s new novel!
Confidence – If you don’t have it, get it. Stripping cannot be successful without a good dose of confidence in yourself. But you have to strike a balance too, don’t become over-confident to the point that you come across as an arrogant ass.
Eye Contact – This, my friends, can make more of an impact than the stripping itself. Never underestimate the power of deliberate, focused, and sexy eye contact. Find someone to connect with and hold their gaze a few moments longer than usual. Tell them a story with your eyes. But don’t turn it into a staring competition, then you’ll just look plain weird.
Practice – You can’t just wing it. A successful strip is a performance, not a random display of clothing removal. Each performance needs a beginning, middle, and an end. It needs to attract attention immediately, then tease, then build momentum towards the final act. If you’re not confident enough to practise your moves in front of a mirror, then you’re not confident enough to perform. Treat it with professionalism, and your audience will be satisfied.
Quality garments – I can’t emphasise this enough. Do not buy crappy stripping garments! Trust me, I know from personal experience that although leather pants can look sexy, they’re not so sexy when they get stuck during removal and your performance turns into a sumo wrestling match. With yourself.
Classy not cheesy – It is not the fact that clothing is removed that is sexy, it is the way in which it is removed. The thrill of a strip is in the teasing, and teasing needs to be subtle and classy, or it will look ridiculous. You want your audience blushing, not scrunching up their faces. A wink here and there, a teasing smile, a curved finger enticing them towards you, and even a caress of their hair. And don’t forget to throw in a few impressive dance moves.
Mixing romance, humour and a sparkle of magic, Juliet Madison is back with a new full-length novel about a bride-to-be, a mystery and the stripper next door.
When bride-to-be Sally Marsh attends a weekend away with her bridesmaids, the last thing she expects is an uninvited guest: the ghost of her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend.
Red is quirky, loud and distracting, and Sally is soon desperate to find the reason behind her presence, so she can rid herself of her embarrassing shadow before the wedding day. Unfortunately, the ghost is reluctant to share the reason for her existence, but very enthusiastic about Ty, the surprise hen’s night stripper who keeps showing up at awkward moments.
Time is running out for Sally, but it’s also running out for Red. By the time all is revealed, Sally will be tested to the limits, and go above and beyond everything she’s ever believed in order to ensure not only her own happy-ever-after – but Red’s as well.
We thought it would be fun to see if 30 of our talented Escape Artists could collaborate to write one story, a single bite of copy at a time.
It was a grand experiment in creative function and narrative form. And we really didn’t know what would happen from day to day.
While some of our Artists have met, the majority were strangers linked only by email and Twitter. They’re scattered across Australia in large cities and small towns, and across the world in Fiji, New Zealand, the United Sates and the United Kingdom.
But they did it.
Start from the beginning and read on for a rocking short story full of suspense, humour and more than a hint of heat. Oh and fluffy pink handcuffs and a very fine blue towel.
And then come back and vote on your choice of title for story!
We’ve cooked up a great idea – a way to meet Escape Artists in a fun, fresh, and – we definitely hope – flirty way.
Allow me to introduce the Escape Artists latest project – A Love Story: One man. One woman. One meet-cute. One story. One twist – no one knows what is going to happen next.
Over the next month, thirty Escape Artists will write a brand new romance story, 200 words at a time. Each author gets twenty-four hours to write 200-word segment. She only knows what’s gone on before; she has no idea what will happen next.
Starting on the 14th of February with Rhian Cahill, right here on the Escapade Blog,the story will bring together five continents, a multitude of time zones, thirty authors, and countless readers in one big, bold experiment.