Former lapdancer’s debut novel proving a big hit

Former lapdancer Emmy Yoshida, whose tales of of an exotic dancer has led to best-selling debut novel, with be signing copies of the book in Eastbourne this weekend.

Emmy, who now lives in Eastbourne, worked as a lapdancer in London and Australia, and which provided the background for the novel ‘Corrupted’ which was published in January.

Emmy Yoshida

Emmy Yoshida

In the last six months it has already had more than 5000 downloads on Kindle alone and reached number seven in the Amazon Kindle suspense charts. Books sales have also surpassed expectations.

Emmy, who has a two-year-old son Enzo, wrote the book at night while her son slept. She decided to self publish to retain control over the rights, and hasn’t looked back.

She said, “The popularity of the book has been spreading through word of mouth and social media sites from enthusiastic readers, many who told me they finished the novel in one sitting.

“I think the book has taken off because there are so many elements to its plot and it crosses quite a few genres. The 50 shades phenomena is over and women are looking for books with a meatier plot they can really sink their teeth into.

“The book is glamorous and fun, but it is also dark in some places too and very fast-paced.”

Corrupted is a sexy suspense which follows the travels of the adventurous student Ria Kimura, who becomes an exotic dancer in a London gentlemen’s club to fund her studies.

She meets the charming Australian millionaire; Brad Harrison, at work and moves with him to Sydney setting into motion a catastrophic chain of events which will keep readers up all night! The book covers themes such as domestic violence, the sex industry of Sydney, murder, police corruption, and culminates in a dramatic court room battle.

Emmy added, “Self publishing puts the power into the author’s hands and I like having the control over my books success.

“It has been a challenge getting my book stocked by the major stores as there is still a certain amount of stigma attached to self-publishing but I am overcoming the hurdles and enjoying it.”

Emmy will be at WH Smith in Eastbourne this Saturday (July 20) from 10am to 4pm.

‘Corrupted’ is now available in selected WHSmith and Waterstones stores priced at £7.99 RRP and for a limited time only is just £0.99 on Kindle! Find out more by visiting