Former adult actress-turned-author Sasha Grey (nee Marina Ann Hantzis) has written her first novel, The Juliette Society.
The 25-year-old, who is of Greek descent, has said the book is like “Fight Club,” but with sex instead of fighting. Grey’s debut novel, which she wrote in 10 months, has also drawn comparisons to Fifty Shades of Grey, a popular erotic story that ironically includes Sasha’s last name in the title but was not written by her. The official synopsis for The Juliette Society is as follows:
Before we go any further, let’s get this out of the way. I want you to do three things for me.
One. Do not be offended by anything you read beyond this point.
Two. Leave your inhibitions at the door.
Three, and most important. Everything you see and hear from now on must remain between us.
Now, let me take you to a place you’ve never been before…
Film student Catherine has a secret: a long-held dream, the source of all her sexual imaginings. A dream full of desires of which she is ashamed and embarrassed. And these vivid dreams eventually find their way into her everyday life. One night, at a club, she meets a man who leads her into a strange world. And soon she is drawn toward the Juliette Society, an exclusive secret society in which all the deepest, darkest fantasies are explored. But for those who join this world, there is no turning back.
The Juliette Society is currently available for purchase online and in bookstores.