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I’m a Gigolo by Andrew Segal

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ABOUT THE BOOK

I am a Gigolo. 

He’s gorgeous, cool and slick. Small wonder those wealthy American dames are falling over themselves to taste his flirtatious skills, just where it counts. Seduction is the name of his game, and he knows how to keep a secret. Trouble is, our Gigolo is also a mischief-maker, a man with a mission – to make a killing. So he’s got a secret of his own. But, can he keep it that way?

Deliciously sensual, with a touch macabre, the opening tale, I am a gigolo contains ten startlingly original and provocative short stories, that you’ll need to be brave to read at bedtime.

MY REVIEW

Ironically, when I picked up this book to read, the song Call Me from the movie American Gigolo started playing on Spotify.  How’s that for great timing?  

This book holds ten disturbing and shocking short stories traveling from Cannes to Nassau, from 1876 to 2060 and all with a Stephen King feel.

I’m a Gigolo includes do’s and don’ts and asks the age-old question of “does size matter?” 

The Devil’s Game is about a professional gambler playing roulette with his luck. 

The Knocking is an unsettling futuristic story that places an elderly woman in the care of a team of cyborgs who is subject to the Robots Code of Conduct. 

Killing Me Softly is about selfishness and greed and wanting to be free.

Predators is about the “survival of the ruthless”. An interesting three-stories-in-one with a business takeover, a mother lion, and an elephant hunter.

His Own Image is set during the American Civil War with a merciless ruffian who thinks he is invincible…until he isn’t.

Rosenfeld’s Ghost is about respecting your elders and places a man in a Catch 22 situation.

Death Zone, Everest brings us a man who works hard to please his wife who prefers her partners one at a time.

Endgame is about a marriage between a beautiful woman and a mousy man and the alarming choice she makes.

Beads of Blood is a dark version of 50 Shades of Grey with a nasty twist.

I truly enjoyed Mr. Segal’s gripping, humorous, and macabre stories with unpredictable endings. A refreshing change from my usual readings.

Thank you to Mr. Segal for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew Segal is a prolific author with books ranging from rhyming kids’ stories through ‘The Hamilton Conspiracy’ to this series of fascinating thrilling short stories. His ‘day job’ provides the basis for many entertaining tales, and his imagination conjures characters and situations that will leave you eager to read more.

An idea for the first short story came out of the blue, (don’t they often?), and witnessed the production of the somewhat surreal, ‘Cat and Mouse,’ duly presented to wife and daughter, his sternest critics, for approval, which having thus been gained, resulted in Andrew joining a writer’s group.  The success of that first foray into the world of writing encouraged Andrew to write further, with the group clamouring for more each week.

Andrew finds inspiration for many of his stories in real-life events. His story, ‘The Leopard,’ relates to an appalling event involving a family member when they were just 6 years old, and already showing signs of leadership skills.