Leave it to Asian fetishism to ruin a perfectly good trip to my local Borders Books. I was looking for books to spend my $25 gift card on when I spot this crap at the new books section:
I arrived in Japan a virgin bride, heartsick and anxious beyond measure. Yet I embraced this perplexing world with my soul laid bare after uncovering an erotic, intoxicating power I hardly knew that I, Katie O’Roarke, possessed.
Japan was a world away from my tedious Western existence, a welcome distraction from my recent marriage to a cold and cruel husband. But when James attacked me in a drunken rage, I could tolerate it no longer… I had no choice but to escape into the surrounding hills. I awoke in the arms of Akira, a young Samurai, and it was he who took me to Shintaro, the head of the powerful Samurai clan.
At first distrustful, Shintaro came to me every day for a fortnight until my need for him made my heart race at the every sound of his feet upon the wooden floor. He taught me the way of the Samurai–loyalty, honor, self-respect–and the erotic possibilities of inner beauty unleashed.
It is his touch that shatters my virginal reserve, evoking danger and physical pleasures that linger beyond our fervent encounters. But James means to find me, to make me pay for his humiliation. I can no longer hide amongst the orange blossoms as rebellions rage, and as my own secret continues to grow…
You thought that was strange? Check out her website and peep the video of that book description:
URRGHH!! Worst part is she’s actually kinda popular as a Japanese erotica novelist cause this is her SECOND book on the subject. Her first? The Blonde Geisha of course!
And she’s apparently a respected Japanese correspondent for US news stations cause her bio says she’s worked for: KCBS-TV, MSNBC, The Pleasure Zone, Tech TV’s Wired for S*x and British Sky Broadcasting. What else has she done according to her bio?
I also acted in Japanese TV commercials, worked as a companion girl for a Japanese company, wrote forty scripts for daytime television (including thirty animation scripts) and I’ve had three plays produced in Malibu, California.
So now let’s keep a running tally of what she’s all about: appropriating Asian culture, erotizing Japanese folks, exploiting the beautiful art of geisha and samurai, and selling books that sound like they’re crap. And hopefully no one calls me out for judging these books by their covers, cause I can’t afford to lose anytime on my reading list to fit this shiet in. There’s not much more for me to say other than to show y’all a picture of her so you can avoid her ass on the Tokyo subway (just in cases).