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A Not So Lonely Planet


Published by Cleis Press
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About The Book

Marina Taylor is a bold, adventure-seeking writer with a one-way ticket to Rome and big dreams to write her book, Italian Women of Influence . . . but an undeniable connection with an irresistible stranger—and her penchant for disaster—just may derail her plans.

Inspired by actress and sex icon Regina Lombardi, Marina tries to master the sexual gaze as she researches her book and stumbles her way through Italian scholars, Turkish footballers, and Sicilian twins. From the nightclubs of Rome to a Venetian masquerade ball, Marina’s escapades leave her yearning for a particular French-Italian photographer. Will she catch her illusive stranger, or prove more calamity than coquette? And what about the ruggedly down-to-earth ex who's waiting for her back home?

Equal parts laugh-out-loud travel comedy and sexy adventure, Marina’s first trip abroad will inspire you to throw your own itinerary out the window and throw caution to the wind. Art, love, sex, wine—the Italian playboy and the boy next door—who says you can’t have it all?

About The Author

Karina Kennedy is a romantic writer and a restless spirit. Growing up in Florida, she cheated her Choose Your Own Adventure books by keeping fingers stuck in the pages so she could change her mind. Who wants only one adventure? Karina is inspired by strong, creative women in all walks of life and uses this passion to fuel her travels all over the world. As an intrepid explorer she is unwilling to miss out on a memory, willing to bend the rules, unafraid of her own beauty, and ready to share it with those who deserve it. Karina hopes to inspire and entertain other like-minded people to explore the world, fall in love, or just have fun.  

Product Details

  • Publisher: Cleis Press (June 8, 2021)
  • Length: 308 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781627783125

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Raves and Reviews

An original and impressively entertaining novel that is an literary gem of deftly crafted erotica that is part comedy and part adventure, A Not So Lonely Planet: Italy by Karina Kennedy is an inherently riveting read from beginning to end -- and one that can inspire the reader to an adventure of their own!

– Midwest Book Review

Hilarious, titillating romantic misadventures, and real, inspirational women of history— wonderful!

– Sally Robinson, screenwriter IRON JAWED ANGELS

A delicious, sexy and terrific romp through Italy in the company of one sassy lady. It’s the perfect escape!

– Isabelle Lafleche, author of the internationally best selling J’Adore series

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