Read more about this book and an interview with the author at my blog, right now:http://authorjaywhales.wix.com/mid-western-stories
THE LAS VEGAS MADAM: THE ESCORTS, THE CLIENTS, THE TRUTH
The Las Vegas Madam: The Escorts, the Clients, the Truth takes you inside the life of a call girl as she spirals into a world of glamour and secrets. When a scandalous news story splashed across mainstream media about an elite escort agency in Las Vegas, people were shocked to learn there was a tiny mastermind behind the company – a small town girl from Oregon named Jami Rodman went by the pseudonym “Haley Heston.” Meet the secret society of high-end escorts and the men who hire them. Rodman unveils the highly lucrative business of sex, the hidden websites and layers of complex networking to satisfy man’s endless desire for sex.
Timed with the 2007 collapse, Vegas cultivated a new, unprecedented class of call girls – ones with brains, beauty and savvy. Together with Rodman’s agency, they cleaned up the soiled reputation of prostitution in Las Vegas. Weathering competition from desperate, violent, and successful pimps and madams, hosting swanky parties, and serving clients in cities that spanned the globe, her agency ruled the oldest profession, for a while.
The Las Vegas Madam is a provocative memoir of one girl’s journey into prostitution and how quickly a fast-paced life built a wedge between her and the very thing she was seeking to begin with – love, friendship and meaning. She replaces loneliness with companionship, both as a hired prostitute and recreationally. In a desperate attempt to bond with others, to be liked, fit in, to escape an oppressive religion, and push the crushing void of emptiness aside, she tries to fill it with sex, drugs, relationships, money and power.
As she rose from a popular call girl into a powerful madam, Rodman discovered most people she met in the sex industry were there for similar reasons – loneliness, isolation from the world around them, and to fill needs that weren’t met elsewhere. She realized she was traveling down a similar path as her clients, and decides to make changes. Inside was a new stronger self who made friends with the old. There were opportunities to find meaning, and provide the same to those around her. It was when she brought those two people together that she learns to love again, have compassion for her clients and herself, and understand what brought her there to begin with.