The Strip

St. Martin's Griffin

Three Las Vegas wives. One dirty secret…

In a city built for sin, where any fantasy is one phone call away, three successful women make their way in the world… They are Las Vegas wives, and THE STRIP is their adults-only playground, a neon-splashed boulevard where excitement, seduction, and betrayal never go to sleep.

KRISTIN FOX is the bestselling writer of controversial sex-in-suburbia novels who hungers for sensuality outside the pages of her money-making fiction. JENNIFER PAYNE is the insightful marriage and family therapist who has an answer for every relationship problem except the one happening in her very own bedroom. BILLIE SHELTON is the casino showroom song-and-dance dazzler who has been saved, remade, and quietly shattered by a dangerously obsessive Svengali husband.

And CAM LAWFORD is the man they share: a gorgeous stud-for-hire whose career-ending sports injury has led him from roaring crowds in NFL stadiums to willing women in luxury hotel rooms. And straight into a whole new deadly game …


Read an Excerpt

Even Cam Lawford’s nipples were exquisite. This was the first thought that came to Kristin Fox when her eyes fluttered open. She let out a soft, satisfied moan. “How long have I been asleep?”
“About twenty minutes,” he whispered. “But you earned it. That was quite a workout.” His fingertips skated down her naked torso.
Kristin stretched languidly, feeling a delicious soreness that would linger for days. It was still amazing that her tiny body could accommodate him. She was only four-foot-eleven. She weighed ninety-eight


Praise for The Strip

Praise for Tan Lines:

“A really great beach read! I loved it!” –Jackie Collins

“WARNING:  J.J. Salem's Tan Lines burns on every page.  With a scorching mix of scandal, sex, and murder, this deliciously bitchy beach read really brings the heat.” –Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Salem’s scorching debut… throbs with intensity, spiked with erotic detail” – Publishers Weekly

“Summer’s hot read will be the sexed-up novel Tan Lines… A 21st century Valley of the Dolls.” – The New York Post

“Like Harold Robbins, Salem features the same kind of morally unbridled superstar characters whose sex organs are set on autogrind.” – USA Today

“A sizzling, sassy potboiler.” – The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Even Jacqueline Susann would be shocked!  Incendiary and captivating, J.J. Salem has found a literary voice that is one part Valley of the Dolls, one part Sex and the City, and one part pure grit.  Tan Lines engages you with complex issues of femininity, sex, and control embodied by three strong female characters who ultimately yearn for freedom.” –Barbara Seaman, Author of Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann

“If fiction was a family, J.J. Salem would be the literary love-child of Sidney Sheldon and Jackie Collins.” –  The Daily Record (UK/Scotland)

“Salem’s high-octane romp is escapism with a feminist edge.” – The Daily Telegraph

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  • J.J Salem is a USA Today bestselling author whose work has been published in several languages.  He is the author of Tan Lines and has written both adult fiction for Kensington and Zebra and young adult fiction for MTV Books under the pseudonym Kylie Adams. He lives in the southeastern United States. Visit him online at www.jjsalem.com.



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The Strip



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