In the game of seduction, you can’t always tell who is being seduced. Set during the wild revelry and debauchery of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, THE FIRST 91/2 WEEKS is a super-charged erotic story of deceptive mind games and decadent sex games. Matt Wade, a bright, young New York City currency trader is sent to New Orleans to land the $500 million dollar account of Cajun billionaire Francois Dubois, a cruel, arrogant man, paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When he arrives at the Dubois estate, Matt is caught up in a web of sensuous depravity and deceit. The carnality of Mardi Gras is all-consuming as Matt soon discovers. He stumbles upon a couple making wild love in the stable. As he looks away, he locks eyes with Emily, Dubois’ young wife who has also been watching. The physical attraction between them is instant, intense and electric. A sexual passion so overpowering, they know it must be satisfied. The next night, in the estate’s old slave quarters with Matt chained to a whipping post, he and Emily succumb to their insatiable lust.
Obsessed with lustful desire for Emily, Matt pleads with her to leave her husband and come with him to New York. But Dubois exacts revenge for his wife’s unfaithfulness. He devises an elaborate plot that forces Matt to run, facing charges of assault and murder. Feeling powerless and close to insanity Matt wanders blindly through the streets of New Orleans. His search for help leads him into a “night-shadow” world of decadence. With his mind in turmoil, Matt sees his lover everywhere. He follows an Emily look-alike only to find out to his horror, she’s a transvestite. To escape this nightmare world and rescue his lover, Matt returns to the Dubois estate. What he discovers makes THE FIRST 91/2 WEEKS a shocking, stunning, erotic masterpiece of deception and seduction.