Brave, bold and sexy. Erika Wilde goes there. She tackles subjects that not many dare to touch, but all dare to experience. Turning Up the Heat is the latest in a long line of taboo, yet entertaining novels. A character like Kerri could have only been written by an author like Ms. Wilde. She personifies brash and splash, but behind the shock value lies an insecure woman. Ian is everything, Kerri displays to the world, but is afraid of becoming. Turning Up the Heat hits on some serious issues while tempting with humorous dialogue and irresistible characters. Through characters like Ian and Kerri, Ms. Wilde is saying it's okay to be a little different as long as we're true to ourselves.