Contrary to planning more folks kept pouring in until we were booted to the sexy and intimate cave at the bottom of a wooden stairway. There Heather said that she had personally researched every location mentioned in the new book - all the sexy underwear shops and exotic massage salons. In case readers think she missed anything she said, "There's no room for extra words."
Blurb: "This isn't your grandmother's travel guide." More blurbs: 'Erotic museums, kinky cabarets, naughty toys, how-to-flirt, sizzling night clubs - "everything for women seeking her immer femme fatale." More than 200 photos. Hot, hot, hot.
Which is what it was in the cellar. "I thought maybe five people would show up," Heather said. Outside, beyond the no-name green door, fresh but still air on the sidewalk smoking zone. People arriving from Montmartre and Los Angeles. Right off the jet and into this sexy city. Little cigars from tins and rollers, puff, puff, the smoke drifting upwards. Tourists passing, not used to congregations in the dark, harmless.
Inside the drinkers settled down, upstairs and downstairs. Loud music, for the iPod crowd. Dark too, perched on settees, they ran out of orange juice, gave me half a glass on the house. But where was Uncle? Did I look everywhere? While I was out I didn't see him leave. He could have sneaked out while I was in the cellar, where I'd seen him last, talking about theatre in San Francisco.
Trust him to get lost in this sexy city. Or maybe he got found. Did he buy an advance copy of the book? Just the ticket for finding sexy ladies in Paris.
Naughty Paris: A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City
by Heather Stimmler-Hall, Fleur de Lire Press, Paris
Photos by Kirsten Loop Photography
296 pp paperback ISBN: 978-2-9531870-0-7
On sale now; official launch September