Pop Secrets

by Jackie Notter

A fast-paced, edgy escape into a secret world of sexual temptation and liberation.

Thirty-year-old Jackie Notter has had enough of men. After a disastrous marriage, Jackie has a chance encounter with pop sensation Brixton Webber. For the first time in her life she finally experiences true pleasure. Jackie wants more and Brixton is happy to deliver. What begins as wild sex turns into a torrid love affair. But they live in completely different worlds, and their age difference complicates matters. How far will Brixton’s disapproving manager go to keep them apart? Will Jackie’s interloping “was-band” ruin everything? Is Brixton willing to alienate his young and adoring fans for the sake of love, or will Jackie remain his Pop Secret?

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IPPY Award Winner

Pop Secrets won a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award. The awards ceremony was held March 28th, 2019 at the Copacabana in Times Square. Markus Taylor accepted the award on behalf of his silent co-author and himself.

The Authors

A gay man and a straight woman writing team. Jackie Notter is their pen name. Markus Taylor lives at Alki Beach, Seattle, in the same neighborhood as his silent writing partner, and the book’s protagonist.

Novel in the Works

The urban erotic fantasy we’re working on is Buffy The Vampire Slayer but with a new type of monster, wrapped up in a Romeo and Juliet tale that doesn’t end tragically.

Interview For Reviewers

A gay man and a straight woman erotic romance writing team. How did that come about?
Markus had the idea for the book but knew he would need a female’s perspective into the mind of the protagonist, Jackie Notter. He was also looking for help creating realistic straight sex scenes.

That opening chapter…
It’s very in-your-face on purpose. “Peeking Ahead” is basically a litmus test to see if the reader can handle the realistic sexual content.

The formula for erotic romance books has become rich older man saves a naive young woman. It was nice to see the concept flipped.
Sometimes you have to break the rules to have fun. Plus the authors wanted their protagonist to be a strong woman.