Monday, May 13, 2013

May Madness: May 13 - Confessions of a Video Vixen - Karrine Steffans

Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry--from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life--to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood--all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

Karrine Steffans is the New York Times best selling author of four titles: Confessions of a Video Vixen,The Vixen DiariesThe Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce, & Keep the Man You Want, andSatisFaction: Erotic Fantasies for the Advanced & Adventurous Couple.

The author and her books have been featured on shows hosted by the likes of Paula ZahnDonny DeutschTyra BanksBill O’ReillyGeraldo RiveraKathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey. Quite accidently, the author also contributed satirical editorial to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  

Fox Television Studios has optioned The Vixen Manual, as well as Confessions of a Video Vixen,and the author enjoys a new career as creator and executive producer of both scripted television projects, via her development deals with the studio giant.

Currently, the author lives in Los Angeles. She published her fifth book, How To Make Love To A Martian, in February 2013, via her imprint, Steffans Publishing. The author is poised to publish atleast one book per quarter.

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