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The New Orleans Hothouse

Danny Rothstein, a handsome young casino owner, leaves Las Vegas for New Orleans. A product of the button-down fifties, Danny thinks he knows everything about women. His life falls apart when he meets Yvette Delacroix, a cigarette girl who has sampled life on the wild side.

After meeting in a nightclub, and a lurid encounter in the back rooms of a French Quarter bar, the two embark on a torrid romance that challenges everything Danny believes about love. At the end of Danny’s passionate journey, he learns bad girls can be very good indeed.

The New Orleans Hothouse proves nice Jewish boys can be quite naughty

The button-down world of Mad Men meets the decadence of the French Quarter

Bad girls can be very good indeed!

Danny Rothstein thought he had women all figured out until he left 1950s Las Vegas and landed

in New Orleans. He met lovely Yvette and discovered he knew nothing at all.

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Lee Rene is the nom de plume of a Los Angeles based writer who worked for years as an entertainment journalist and movie reviewer in print, on-line and radio. She is a student of American history and cinema with an interest in silent movies, Pre-Code Hollywood, and classic films.  She co-authored a biography of Sarah Bernhardt, The Diva and Doctor God, and also co-wrote two articles published by The Lancet and a well-received article for the prestigious British publication, History Today. In addition to erotic romance, Lee writes Young Adult thrillers under a different name. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, (SCBWI) and the International Press Academy.

Lee’s interest in Pre-code Hollywood and the contributions of Jews to American culture propelled her to write her erotic romance, The New Orleans Hothouse, published by Loose Id. The New Orleans Hothouse details the erotic adventures of its protagonist, Danny Rothstein, and a beauty he meets in New Orleans in the button-down 1950s. Lee creates Jewish protagonists and anti-heroes who defy the usual neurotic nebbish stereotypes. She is also one of the contributors to the erotic anthology, Just Desserts, which will be available from Secret Hunger Publishing on June 22nd from Amazon.

You can find out more about this very talented author at the following links.