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Beautiful Losers (Modern Erotic Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Remittance Girl
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Book Description

'Would you like to watch us?'

Shira is deeply, achingly in love with her best friend, Jean. This is unfortunate, because he's gay. But with one flippant invitation, Shira, Jean, and his boyfriend, Sebastian, begin their obsessive journey into the dark heart of sexual excess. When even their own edgy subculture refuses to accept them, Sebastian builds a new world with new rules to shelter the threesome. But the baggage they've brought with them can't simply be left at the door and, when the real world breaches the carefully constructed walls, it does so with tragic consequences.

Beautiful Losers is the first novel-length work by erotic fiction writer Remittance Girl. Read more erotic fiction here:

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (6 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ZVJXH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #206,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Remittance Girl is the pen name of a Canadian writer who inherited and then squandered the talents of both her mother, the composer, and her father, the writer. She produced her first piece of erotic fiction at the venerable age of 36.

Born in Toronto, Remittance Girl spent her childhood at bullfights and in Catholic churches in Madrid, Spain. Her adolescence passed locked away in a selection of chilly boarding schools in the south of England. In her early twenties, she was a vocalist in a number of alternative bands. These experiences proved to be an excellent recipe for the formation of a rather perverse imagination.

The persona of Remittance Girl was born on the web in 1998 when she moved to Southeast Asia and began writing in earnest. As a perpetual expatriate, her stories often take the point of view of an outsider looking in. They examine eroticism in the face of personal and moral dilemma, and cultural disorientation. The express purpose of the work is to both arouse and disturb, often at the same time.

Remittance Girl's influences are broad in scope: from the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, the novels of Jane Austen and Kobo Abe, the music of Erik Satie and Metallica, to the films of Ridley Scott and the murky deviance of Japanese hardcore animation.

Her short stories have been published in M. Christian & S. Vivant's 'Garden of the Perverse', Lisabet Sarai's 'Cream', Violet Blue's 'Girls on Top', D.L. King's 'The Sweetest Kiss' and M. Jakubowski's upcoming 'Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Vol. 9', among others. Three of her books, 'Gaijin', 'The Waiting Room' and 'The Splinter', are available through Burning Book Press. An anthology of her short stories is available: 'Remittance Girl' from Coming Together Press.

Remittance Girl now lives in a house with a giant mango tree in the garden and a cat named 'seven'. She writes, teaches, and grows orchids.

Sample some of her short stories by visiting her site at

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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent erotica 26 May 2013
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If you expect more from erotica than a series of shags, if you're looking for themes and meanings, for a complete story, look no further than Remittance Girl's books. You'll find concise stories about real people, even if the characters aren't the sort of people you'd normally associate with. But you can observe their progress, their development; and here, to the inevitable titular ending.

You might think that you recognise a real-world Sebastian here; but not so, at least not consciously: it says so much about her powers of invention that the characters are so real, so vivid, so strange, so destructive and yet so compelling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this. 23 May 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed this, and engaged with the characters. Very well observed delve into relationships and sexuality. Also, very hot. Recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars what a hot mess!! 23 Mar. 2014
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I have mixed feeling about this one. Hated it & liked it. It made my head spin. It was very emotional.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 25 Feb. 2015
By Craig Saphin - Published on
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Not much story - explicit sex almost just for that - to be explicit - not subtle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. This was absolutely brilliant! 16 Feb. 2014
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Beautiful Losers is the first novel-length work by erotic fiction writer Remittance Girl. I would have never guessed that this book didn’t come from a seasoned writer. It was absolutely brilliant.

The ending is why numerous people knocked a star or more off the rating for this book. It did end rather abruptly without a lot of wrapping up but it was not a cliffhanger. I think that it could have been done differently, but it didn’t matter for me. The rest of the book was so all consuming that I still gave it five stars.

All of the characters had depth. They were normal people living in a tough world. The author told this story with class and a bit of humor. The sex was so erotic. It was forbidden and absolutely amazing. I know there are a lot of fans of gay erotica and I am not typically one of them. It takes a special writer to pull me in, Remittance Girl is one of them. She wrote this book so well that you don’t care who has what parts or where they put them. It is just a feast of the senses.

I would highly recommend that you give this one a try. It was absolutely AMAZING! There is a lot of character development but it also had a lot of steamy action. This is definitely a highly erotic erotica book. *I would not recommend this to anyone who has a problem with strong sexual content. *

5 Fan-freaking-tastic Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars heartrendingly beautiful 1 Mar. 2013
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This story treads the fine line of transgression without ever falling into sap or cliche. Three very different people find love amidst the chaos of their lives. The characters are utterly true to themselves, the sex is hot but never trite or gratuitous, and the twist at the end broke my heart. If you wish to read the very best in erotic literature this book definitely needs to be at the top of your list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The story that was needing to be written has been done. 14 Jan. 2013
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" has to be about love--for everyone. Otherwise, there isn't enough reason to get through the rough parts."

Ultimately, that is the heart and soul of the story, the moral to the fable within it, the lesson to take from it. Not to minimize it to anything trite, for this book is anything but that. It is a love story, a tragedy, and the fairy tale aspects of it, the dream that it represents of what we all ultimately want, to love and to be loved, wake back to the harsh reality of our lives and end with what is all our destinies. Even though the death at the end was sudden and shocking, it was foretold throughout, as it was inevitable. Things end. They start, go on for a while, and end, and somehow, go on from there. And it is the love that happens and the tragic ending here that is what makes this something great and not just another also-ran story---as well-written as it is---with lots of gratuitous sex. The journey to the end was explicit, gritty, touching, and imbued with the author's vision of what love is supposed to be like, and despite our best efforts to avoid it at all costs because it makes us vulnerable, it remains the noble and elegant ambition we all in fact do have, hiding down within ourselves in ways we're told we should never let out, because it would be too dangerous.

It is this risk of baring ourselves, of being hurt, that is the only way for happiness to happen. We all know that; this telling story shows it. The backfires that have taught us to be careful, to not commit to each other, are the edges that are dealt with here and shown that no matter what, the payoff is worth it. Even in the end. The happinesses in here are transcendent.

And the telling of this tale is dangerous. It is rife with sex scenes that are, in many ways, more direct than the most hardcore porn there is; this is not for children, nor is it for those who cannot tolerate the exposures (that are, at their deepest, about ourselves, to ourselves) that erotica demands. Remittance Girl pulls no punches. The intimacies are detailed explicit depictions of homosexual and heterosexual acts, end to end. And they are as sexy as can be done. No matter how one feels about what goes on in here, one cannot help but fall in love with the people in it. They are not characters; they're people.

This is a story that is worth growing up for to read. That, THAT is what it, in the end, is about: growing up, taking what life can throw, both the incredibly good and the incredibly bad, and finding a way through it to rejoice in it all. We are here to live our lives, not cower from them. And to love.
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