Magic City Books is proud to welcome Oklahoma author Heather Levy for a book launch event in celebration of her latest novel, Hurt for Me, on Saturday February 10 at 2:00 pm. This free event will take place in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books, 221 E. Archer Street, in the Tulsa Arts District.
Heather Levy is a born and bred Oklahoman and graduate of Oklahoma City University’s Red Earth MFA program for creative writing. The New York Times called her Anthony-nominated debut, Walking through Needles, “a spellbinding novel at the nexus of power, desire, and abuse that portends a bright future,” and the Los Angeles Times called it “a standout for its frank but sensitive exploration of trauma and desire.
Heather will be joined in conversation with Mark Westmoreland, author of the Dooley Brothers novels, A Violent Gospel and A Mourning Song.
Hurt for Me will be published on February 1, 2024. Pre-orders are available now at Magic City Books or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/hurt-for-me/1900. Pre-orders will be available for pickup or ship out starting February 10.
About Hurt for Me
A single mother’s brutal past threatens to destroy the new life she’s built in this suspenseful dark romance set in the underground world of kink.
Rae Dixon is lucky to be alive. Fifteen years ago, she survived being trafficked and abused, escaping her captors to reclaim her life. Now, she’s running a thriving business with her best friend and raising a teenage daughter on her own. Rae’s finally in control–literally. As Mistress V, Rae is the one calling the shots catering to Oklahoma City’s elite in her private dungeon, which is fronted by a spa.
But when a client goes missing, Rae’s world spins out of control.
Detective Dayton Clearwater shows up at the spa, sparking panic when he asks questions that risk exposing Rae’s true business. After several young women from her underground community disappear, too, Rae spots a chillingly familiar pattern. Together, she and Detective Clearwater must find answers before more lives are destroyed, including those they love.
Praise for Hurt for Me
“Spicy thriller readers rejoice because Hurt for Me is the BDSM feminist suspense novel you will burn through the night to finish. In an incredible follow-up to her powerful debut, Heather Levy skillfully guides readers into BDSM culture via Rae, a main character who is as compelling as she is a straight up badass. Hurt for Me brings sizzle crime fiction needs.” –Vanessa Lillie, bestselling author of Little Voices and Blood Sisters
“Hurt for Me is a sensual, suspenseful, and sometimes terrifying walk through the secret chasms between what we tell people we want and what our hearts desire. After you turn the last page, you will be BEGGING for more from Heather Levy, the new voice of erotic thrillers.” –S. A. Cosby, bestselling author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland
“Hurt for Me is a sizzling, expertly constructed thriller that doesn’t cool down for even a second. Best of all, Levy gives us a main character, Rae, who is wholly original, richly imagined, and hugely appealing.” –Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of Dark Ride
“This gritty erotic thriller from Levy (Walking Through Needles) delivers both heat and heart…Levy keeps the twists coming and makes it easy to root for her smart, empathetic leads as they fight to save innocents from evil…” —Publishers Weekly