Everybody has secrets

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The book is a provocative and challenging true story, laced with imagination, rich in emotions, and spiced with racy eroticism. It begins at a painful stage of life and is ridden with agony and constraints as it progresses towards a blossoming stage living that offers fulfillment. A waltz of suffering and desire, a mix of reality and fantasy an acceptance of present and past. This book is the essence of life. 

Ria V. Uconel’s ‘The Masseuse’ cleverly fuses fact and fiction to embroil readers in the life of a young masseuse. It’s an incredible opportunity to take a look behind the curtains of a working massage parlour and those who make a living there while championing a rich and beautiful story of a woman trying to find her way in the world. With abundant emotion and a raw examination of the deepest desires of humanity, it’s no wonder one critic wrote, “Amazing book, complex and exciting story. Full of emotions and describes very well the fight of a young woman for success, happiness, and respect.”


The books portray the naked and unscreened truth of a segment of the world’s oldest profession from various viewpoints. The stories challenge the threshold of societal norms and their ingrained prejudices. Instead of focusing on the sensual moments and ordeals of the women of the night, the four-book series depicts the life of an erotic masseuse and the sometimes agonizing, sometimes feverishly erotic days of her life from her point of view. We witness her bitter, everyday struggle as she faces her demons and tests her own limits. Leading a life she must conceal, she develops through her inner struggles and strives for a life she believes to be more beautiful and desired. The story provides food for thought and is at times explicitly provocative. We watch and sense the heroine’s story as she keeps reflecting on herself and the world around her, amplifying her innermost feelings and thoughts, allowing us to track the growth of her personality and her spiritual awakening. It is through her eyes that we get a glimpse of the everyday life of an erotic massage parlour as she introduces us to the men visiting this forbidden world and to her emotions, and sometimes repulsions, about them. She often wanders into the past from her current situation and tries to survive using her racy imagination. The heroine keeps weighing the limits of eroticism and sexuality and tries to find her place in a reality she denies. She searches for her fate and the mystery of life’s great challenges, fights the unacceptable, and takes action so that her life may change

The book titled Masseuse is about her starting to work, the adversities of her life, the agony of accepting herself and living her everyday reality, while a thread from the past leads her to try to understand and reclaim her lover. It offers a glimpse into a hidden world, the everyday life of an erotic massage salon. She often resorts to her imagination to experience in her fantasy all the things she would like to live through in her affair or work relations. She keeps drifting from reality and is in a constant battle with herself as she is forced to give up her principles to gain an opportunity to secure her future and become the owner of the massage spa.