Lip Service

Lip Service

A sizzling and sensual journey into an erotic world few women dare to enter . . . On the surface, Julia Sterling’s life seems blessed. Married to a renowned psychiatrist and living on Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, Julia deeply loves her stepson and is forging a career as a journalist.

When a writing job exposes her to the world of phone sex, Julia gets a glimpse into a world that stirs her erotic fantasies but threatens her carefully constructed reality. As she explores her emotional and sexual connections to the men she knows and several she will never meet, she confronts evil, perversity, and her own long-forgotten passions.

Tracing the currents of desire, illusion, and psychological manipulation, Lip Service is an astonishingly vivid journey into one woman’s inner life. At the same time, this electrifying thriller grips the reader as it blurs the lines between fantasy and reality and builds toward a shattering climax.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476710426 | 
  • August 2012

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About the Author

M. J. Rose
Photograph by Mario Morgado

M. J. Rose

M.J. Rose grew up in New York City exploring the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum and the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park—and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, the co-president and founding board member of International Thriller Writers, and the founder of the first marketing company for authors, She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. Visit her online at