Author Elizabeth Ann Atkins Pens Brave New Marriage Book ‘Husbands Incorporated’

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    When divorcee and author Elizabeth Atkins found herself back on the dating scene after 10 years of

    marriage, she found that the landscape was not what she anticipated and determined to level that
    playing field for women a bit with an outrageous concept … contractual husbands. In Atkins’ provocative
    new book Husband’s Incorporated, women are afforded the opportunity to turn the tables and
    orchestrate romantic relationships and sexual encounters on their own terms and the old fashioned way
    … they pay for it.
    Much like when women around the country were wrapped-up in read Terry McMillan’s Waiting to
    Exhale, and re-examining our thinking about love and monogamy, self-esteem and self-sacrifice,
    Husband’s Incorporated offers a new, albeit outrageous approach to women getting what they want
    and hopefully walking away unscathed by the love and marriage process.
    Real Times Media spoke with the renowned author about the Husbands Incorporated concept and the
    pros and cons of geisha-like husbands in real world applications.
    What was the inspiration for penning Husbands Incorporated?
    The whole idea was inspired after I got divorced. When I started dating again, it was fun for a while and
    then it just kind of fizzled out. People don’t exhibit the type of passionate interest that they do at the
    very beginning of a relationship. I didn’t want a serious relationship after being married and being with
    one man for 10 years. I also wanted to protect my health and my reputation and my safety, so casual sex
    was not an option.
    At the same time I realized that when you go to the dentist, or a car dealer or a restaurant and you
    pay for services you get excellent service. So I thought, what if you could just pay to have the perfect
    relationship. Money is an excellent incentive … and I created a fantasy world where women can pay to
    have the perfect marriage for one year only, with someone superhot and super fresh!
    How does the ‘husband’ in this arranged relationship benefit?
    He earns $150,000 in one year which he would otherwise not have had access to. He’s going to go along
    with the woman’s program and everybody has a great time. The company Husbands Incorporated,
    which is based in Detroit, screens everybody extensively which includes background checks, mental
    and physical health examinations and makes sure there are no lunatics in the mix. Then the company
    trains the man in etiquette, hygiene and of course how to please a woman. The company also takes it
    to another level in terms of characters. A woman can have a cowboy, professional athlete, firefighters,
    Latin lovers … and just have the ultimate fantasy relationship. It’s kind of the reverse of the Stepford
    Wives, only unlike robots in the movie these are real people with free will.
    Who are the character wives in Husbands Incorporated?
    These are women of means who have full control. They are women who are rising up the corporate
    ladder. They’re CEOs with lots of money and little time to really invest in a relationships. There are four
    main characters in the book who prove that this is easier said than done.
    In the book the CEO of Husbands Incorporated, Judith Roman, is a woman who has raise her children
    and is now divorced. She doesn’t believe in true love or monogamy and works not to succumb to the
    ideals of either.
    Roman’s co-founder of the company, Ray Johnson, is one of my favorite characters in the book because
    she speaks her mind and she knows what she wants. … She treats love like it’s a game and she takes the
    game to a [new] level.
    There is also a 24-year-old lesbian who is supposed to get a huge inheritance when she’s 25 provided
    she marries a man. So she takes a husband for the money.
    The fourth character is a plain-Jane who undergoes a complete makeover and is transformed into the
    ultimate cosmo-girl. She wants to attract this native American hunk, but she is so insecure about her
    exterior that she can’t enjoy the experience.
    Why this book now?
    The point is to really counteract the tradition of men getting bored with their wives and losing interest
    in a woman after a certain age. Husbands Incorporated draws attention to a lot of issues that are being
    talked about today, monogamy, self-love, marriage, romance passion, sex and satisfaction. It’s fiction
    but it weighs in n all of these questions that people are constantly talking about. It’s the hot topic of the
    day.
    Husbands Incorporated is the first in the trilogy series from Atkin is available at amazon.com.
    and bookdepository.com For more from the author of White Chocolate and Twilight visit
    husbandsincorporated.com/about/

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