LOS ANGELES – Tera Patrick has led a remarkable life. She has been a top model, a worldwide feature entertainer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, adult entertainment mogul and ultimately the number one porn star in the world, crossing into mainstream as an international sex symbol. With the upcoming release of her autobiography, Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love, Marriage, & Porn, via Gotham/Penguin, Tera adds author to her growing list of accomplishments.
The hardcover version is currently available for pre-orders at www.amazon.com, www.barnes&noble.com, www.borders.com and www.indiebound.com. The book will be available in retail outlets nationwide wherever books are sold on Jan. 5, 2010.
The project came about after Tera met entertainment journalist/author Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna who asked Tera to be part of her latest book, Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and Hotter Girlfriend and to Living Like a Rock Star (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2008). The two women made a great connection and Tera asked Carrie to co-author Sinner Takes All.
“There was immediate chemistry between us,” says Tera. “When my publicist, April Storm, approached me with the idea of being in Carrie’s book I was excited and found we shared a lot of things in common. As a fellow rock wife (she’s married to Marilyn Manson’s Chris Vrenna) and sex/relationship columnist, I found that she understood my world, my story and my need to share my journey with others.”
The result is a no holds barred tell-all that takes an emotional and revealing look at the struggles Tera has gone through to find true love, happiness, success, and peace in a world that almost broke her. “For the first time, Tera talks about her inner demons, her darkest days, and how she overcame those obstacles,” says Carrie. “I was surprised, inspired, and impressed by how open and honest she was willing to be in this book. It takes a confident and brave woman to share her most private moments.”
And, of course, Sinner Takes All also includes hot sex stories, funny anecdotes, embarrassing moments, an inside look at her marriage to rock star/actor turned porn star Evan Seinfeld, and a deeper peek at her childhood, as well as dozens of sexy photos, diary entries, and answers to her fans’ burning questions.
Sinner Takes All also features a foreword written by comedian/actress and fellow sexually-empowered, successful Asian businesswoman Margaret Cho, who writes, “Orgasms, like laughter, can be faked, but it’s better when they’re not. Tera doesn’t fake anything in this revealing and inspiring book.”
Larry Flynt, Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of Hustler, says, “I can’t think of no one more fascinating than Tera Patrick: porn star, model, and businesswoman, as readers of this book are certain to agree. It’s all here her passions, triumphs and defeats — in more detail than we have any right to expect.”
Book tour dates for this winter will be announced shortly.