Want to do something fun today? Take a few minutes to figure out what your Burlesque name would be.
I know what you’re thinking: what is she talking about? Why would I want to do that? Well, honestly, I don’t really know why other than it’s just something to make you laugh. And don’t we all need a little laugh on a Monday morning?
Evelyn didn’t spend long in the world of Burlesque in my novel, As the Liquor Flows, but the time she did spend was perhaps one of my favorite chapters in the whole novel. One of them. *wink wink*
So how do you find your burlesque name? It’s as simple as finding your burlesque persona. Not to mention, there are plenty of rules and tricks you can employ to find the name that fits for you.
A CRAYOLA OF COLOR: Whether is Miss Indigo Blue or Pearle Noire, using colors to inspire your burlesque names can highlight the tone of your style, like the lovely Violet Blaze, Amber Topaz, Ruby Jones, Amethyst Jade, or Sapphire Vivian.
BOOZY BROADS: Miss Dirty Martini is one of the most recognizable names in burlesque; however, Martini has also been somewhat overused throughout the years. Luckily, there are plenty of alcoholic beverages hitting the bar tops on a weekly basis.
BILINGUAL LOVELIES: It’s also common to use another language in your burlesque name. Just ask Michelle L’amour. There are so many words and synonyms out there for sexy, beautiful.
WHAT TO AVOID: Kitten, Kitty, Vixen, Honey, Von, Lux, Deluxe, Lola, deVille, Pinky, Femme, or Belle
Still having trouble?
Go to this WEBSITE and have one picked out for you. When you’re done, be sure to let me know what you’ve come up with.
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How far would you go to save your family?
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed, and the day Evelyn Ford will never forget.
Her brother is in jail and owes a mob boss fifty grand. To save his life, Evelyn must seek employment anywhere she can get it—even if that means becoming a bootlegger and illegally running hooch for none other than Don Vincent Giovanni, the most powerful Kingpin in the city of New York. Thrown into the world of the mob, she finds herself drawn to Max Catalano, the only man she believes she can trust.
Unfortunately, Giovanni’s Consigliere has secrets of his own. Secrets that could get him and those he’s protecting killed. The last thing he needs is a beautiful, young woman messing with his well-laid plans—especially when her foolish choices get her entangled in the middle of the mafia crime wars.
Can he keep her safe? Or will both of their deceptions catch up with them in the end?