On a sultry August afternoon, twenty-two-year-old Magnolia Larson finds herself sitting on a barstool at the Miami Sports Bar, nursing a rum and Coke and having to decide whether to remain in Miami or return home to Minneapolis.
A beautiful, stylish woman sits on the barstool next to Magnolia and introduces herself as a sports agent. Broke and without prospects, Magnolia is intrigued by the sports agent’s proposal to train as a “sports geisha,” a high-priced hooker for elite athletes. While making a great deal of money, Magnolia would acquire skills that will serve her well throughout her life--learning languages, studying the pressures elite athletes are under with a sports psychologist, and getting into top-notch physical shape.
But the decision isn't as simple as it seems. Can a conservative Catholic girl from the Midwest transform herself into a courtesan? And if she does, what will it cost her?
About the Author
Cubanborn, Miami Beach-based Carolina GarciaAguilera is the author of nine books as well as a contributor to many anthologies, but she is perhaps best know for her Lupe Solano mystery series. Her books have been translated into twelve languages: One Hot Summer, her seventh novel, was made into a film for Lifetime Television. Ms. GarciaAguilera, who has been a private investigator for twenty five years is the recipient of many awards.
Praise for MAGNOLIA:
“Magnolia is so sexy and sultry, it should be dripping sweat among other body fluids. Part romance, part sports Kama Sutra, part marvelous fun, this pay to play page turner of a beautiful woman's journey as a sports geisha is as caliente and entertaining as Miami itself.”
- Brian Antoni, author of "South Beach" and "Paradise Overdose."
Praise for Carolina Garcia-Aguilera’s previous work:
"…strong, sexy, funny, and Miami." - Nelson DeMille
"Memorable...pungent…vibrant...." - Newsday