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Victorian accountant Sir Charles Catherwood learned his trade as an accountant and as a user of women in the London of the late 1880s. For the whores who earn a few pence in dingy Whitechapel, it is a time of terror, as ‘The Ripper’ stalks the gas lit streets as fog drifts in from the river. By 1914, Catherwood heads his own prestigious accountancy firm in genteel Cheltenham, but as the casualty lists grow on the Western Front and manpower shortages mount, women move into jobs ...

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Once Upon A Slut

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Overview

Victorian accountant Sir Charles Catherwood learned his trade as an accountant and as a user of women in the London of the late 1880s. For the whores who earn a few pence in dingy Whitechapel, it is a time of terror, as ‘The Ripper’ stalks the gas lit streets as fog drifts in from the river. By 1914, Catherwood heads his own prestigious accountancy firm in genteel Cheltenham, but as the casualty lists grow on the Western Front and manpower shortages mount, women move into jobs that were once a male preserve.

The new typists and filing clerks that Catherwood takes on from 1915 are young war widows devastated by the loss of a loved one and facing financial hardship from a country that eulogises the dead and ignores their dependents. Thinking they have found salvation from a good man, the financial pressures mount and they face a rude awakening.

One girl falls pregnant. For any girl in those far off days, that entailed disgrace, but for the widow of a fallen warrior, pregnancy is the ultimate badge of shame. Her man went off to war, certain of her love and trust, and no sooner had he fallen for his country’s sake and to defend her, than she allows herself to conceive another man’s child. There can be no greater betrayal.

It is said that the good men do is oft interred with their bones, but evil lives on. Sir Charles Catherwood was a user of women, and that attitude, where women are a commodity to be used, has survived in the firm he founded. The men who walk the corridors of power in Catherwoods today see the women they employ in the same light, but they must be more careful because of Sex Equality Legislation.

Cheryl, a country girl who worked on a farm, Mel, 38D but standing just 4 ft 10 ins, and who would look more at home in a brothel than an accountants office, and Lucy, a ‘Butter Wouldn’t Melt Between Her Thighs’ blonde, start work in an office where men are the hunters and women are the prey. Why must Vikki find someone, anyone, and it doesn’t matter who, to have sex with her? It is a part of what has happened at CBL for generations, a firm whose initials the female staff say stands for ‘c--ts, bums and legs’

The wheel turns full circle and one day a girl falls pregnant. No one in Catherwoods recalls the girl who faced shame more than ninety years before, although the employment register that lists her name lies forgotten in the cellar. Is the cycle to repeat itself?

Cindy May’s searing and explicit novel explores the dual standards where men exercise power over the bodies of the women they employ, and where poverty drives vulnerable young women into ‘choices’ that degrade and humiliate them. Seduction, orgies, party sex, gangbangs, striptease and being ‘offered around’ as a favour is the fate of the Catherwood women.

On one level, ‘Once Upon A Slut’ is a raunchy tale that fits the erotica mould, but erotica so often treats women as a set of holes not as human beings. Cindy May says that stinks big time. Nancy, Alice, Cheryl, Lucy and Mel are human beings, not pegboards. Do they really deserve to be treated in this way?

They don’t exist so they don’t matter, but with a different name, you can find them in the real world, and because they are in the real world, they do matter. ‘Once upon A Slut’ is an erotic tale, but one with a challenge for all of us.

Once Upon A Slut is a part of the Cotcote Chronicles Series, but the action takes place away from the sleepy village of Cotcote, so what is the link? The link is Catherwood, Barrington & Lord, the accountancy firm that was founded by Sir Charles Catherwood and which impacts on life in the village in ‘Even When You Lie’ and ‘Cotcote Babes’

Striptease, prostitution, seduction, orgies, office sex, brother-sister incest.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032856399
  • Publisher: Cindy May
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Series: Naked Accountant , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 868,758
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Hi,
All the advice is that I'm supposed to write a profile, but I find it a lot easier to write about the characters in my novels than about me. If I write it one way it sounds so boring that I wouldn't read it, so why inflict it on you. If I do it the other way, it sounds as if I think there are only two good authors in history, me and Will Shakespeare, and that is worse. There are at least three good authors ! (joke)

When I have read bios from other authors, I'm not too concerned with where they went to school, what their favorite color is or whether they are 4 feet tall or 8 feet tall. I want to know "what makes them tick" and "What is it that they are trying to say?" The average bio just does not tell me, and I'm not sure if I know how to say it, so I'd prefer to let my characters talk for me.

Maybe the best bet is to tell you what and why I write. Well, first off, I enjoy doing it, so even if you hate my books, there is one person that likes 'em - me! I have read a cross section of literature over the years. In most genres there is plenty of variety, and that makes a book or a film good, as you don't know what will happen. I recall reading one novel and there was a subplot with a cute Chinese gal. I wondered if she was going to make it to the end of the story or not. At various times, it looked bad for her, and in the end I was more concerned about her than the main plot.

With most "Romance", the plot is 'girl meets boy; girl loses boy, girl regains boy'. If there is a good girl/bad girl battle, you know on page ONE which is which, so you know what will happen on p336. All that the other 334 pages do is to fill in the precise details.

With erotica, the sex can be much steamier, and the HEA (Happy Ever After) is not necessary, but the girls are often just a system to transport the sexy bits from one bed to the next bed. That is degrading to women, and it stinks! I even saw a review where the reviewer PRAISED the lack of character development or plot. If the review was fair, then I do not think I would care much for that book.

People are not self-propelled sex organs seeking another organ. They have all sorts of hopes, fears, desires, hang-ups, and that is what makes us act as we do. I wanted real people to inhabit my novels. I wanted Mary Beth and Kitty, Lady Annabelle and Mavis, Tanya, Svetlana, Abby, Tracy and Phoebe to be people you can relate to, and even think, “Yeah, I knew someone like that.”

I guess another influence that impelled me to write is that there are things I feel strongly about. In the US, one phrase that gets me real mad is “trailer trash”. Someone may come from a poor background and live in grim surroundings, but that does not automatically make them trash to be despised. There are plenty of nasty people to be found in such circumstances, but you can find nasty people in the most luxurious penthouse as well. Has anyone written about a Penthouse Pig?In “Gold Medal Momma”, there is a Trailer park gal. Does she deserve to be called trash?

In the UK there are similar phrases. In “The Lady and the Slut” the yawning gap between a gal who is the daughter of the Manor House and a gal whose mum was the village slut is central to the story. “Three Brides and One Guy” opens just after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and recalls the horrific ethnic cleansing in Chechnya where Russian families fled or died. Those that fled back to Russia faced discrimination. "Three Brides" explored a whole host of issues.

In "The Slutlets Get Mad", the Conroy twins, Tracy and Phoebe take center stage in a sexy action packed tale set in the Cotswolds and Moscow with an explosive finale. There's plenty of sex, plenty of adventure and a chance to get to know Abby and her two daughters better.

'Even When You Lie' and its Sequel. 'Cotcote Babes' enter the world of office politics, office sex and the notorious Christmas Party. An interracial affair kicks off between an Asian girl and an English guy, but soon they must run for their lives from an Honour Killing. Add a gold digger who sets out to nail the boss and a gal whose mom dumped her like a carton from a fast food meal when she was five and the there is a heady mix of sex, love, lust, betrayal and drama.

'Once Upon an Office' depicts the self-contaied world of office politics and office sex.

By highlighting these issues in a novel, I can say "Hey, what about this?" To take the easiest one, we all know that phrase "trailer trash", but people are NOT trash because of where they live. PERIOD. I would apply the trash label to the person who thinks of another human being in those terms, as it is nasty and unfair. OK, I guess I'd better calm down!

If you decide to read one of my novels, I hope that YOU will ask yourself a few questions at the end of it. The characters are imaginary, but the problems they face are real, and real people face them every single day.

Often the emotional baggage that the characters carry, or the way other people react to them, determines what will happen. I do kind of like a story where someone from the wrong side of the tracks makes good in the end, and I don’t like a story where the bad guy or bad girl are top of the compost heap on the last page.

I'd like to say a big thanks to the kind folks who added me to their favorite authors list. That was much appreciated. Some are readers and that is real nice. Some are authors, and it is nice that we can appreciate one another's work.

It is also a change from the author bashing that the "Thought Police" engage in on certain sites. Why in tarnation should we be nasty to one another? I just don't see what the folks that do it can get out of it.

If you want to find out about my novels type in Cindy May in a search engine or on Smashwords, Amazon etc, and you should find a link

I have a website on Google with a write up on my books and a few personal thoughts etc.

https://sites.google.com/site/cindymaywriter/home

I think I’ve said enough.
LOL CM

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