The Story Behind Girl Within Girl by S.P. Aruna


Many people are familiar with the term, “Manchurian Candidate”.  It is the title of a novel written in 1959, and was the basis for two films of the same name. However, what I and most people didn’t realize was that the plot of a hypno-programmed assassin was based on fact. Then I read The Control of Candy Jones, which was a real-life story of a famous model that had an alternate personality who was a spy for the CIA. Candy, who had been the second most popular pinup girl during World War II (girl-within-girlsecond only to Betty Grable), had no memory of where she went or what she did as Arlene Grant, the spy. I thought to myself, wow, what a great plot device for an erotica novel.

The idea of a novel drove me to do a bit of research to get the historical background, and I learned of the mind control experiments the CIA sponsored during the Cold War to create a Manchurian Candidate, and as well read many books written by victims of these experiments. So I knew my storyline was not that far-fetched.

I think many modern women, particularly those with a partner, fantasize about having relationships with other men, and if they could do it as another person they wouldn’t experience any guilt. Candy’s situation also evoked memories of the film, The Three Faces of Eve, where Eve White was the faithful wife and Eve Black was the carefree, man-teasing temptress. In my book, this parallel is represented by Katrina Novak, a nurse, and her alter ego Cherry Cummins, a jet-setting photojournalist who travels the world having amorous adventures with exotic men.

Another fantasy that many of us have is to do something dangerous and exciting, perhaps being an espionage agent traveling the world under cover. This aspect is represented by Anisa Grant, who is a kick ass spy/assassin.

Based on these stories of mind control and multiple personalities, my novel evolved into an erotic thriller full of twists and turns and hot steamy sex.

About the Author

s-p-arunaHalf French, half Khmer (Cambodian), I’m a woman whose head is filled with fantasies and intriguing stories, and who wants to share them with others.

S.P. Aruna’s latest book is the erotic thriller, Girl Within Girl: An Erotic Thriller: Book 1: Unraveling.

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About the Book:

Katrina is never alone. She is bound to others inside her, tighter than any Siamese twins could ever be: Cherry, the freewheeling photojournalist, Anisa, the covert spy-assassin, and others as yet unknown, all sharing her body and mind as she goes about her work in a psychiatric hospital. But she is starting to unravel, and her sole hope is the handsome Dr. Sean Paisley, the only one who can make her whole again.

Girl Within Girl is a dark erotic thriller that wanders through a sensual maze of mind control and torture.

For More Information

  • Girl Within Girl is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
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