Gene Simmons Launches Book And Contest


May 20, 2008

Phoenix Books and Gene Simmons, the New York Times best-selling author, reality TV star, and Kiss front man, present an entertaining mix of narrative history and Simmons’ own unique philosophy about the inception and legacy of prostitution with his enlightening new book, Ladies of the Night, poised to hit bookstores on July 8th, 2008. Beautifully illustrated in lush, velvety binding,Ladies of the Night is an entirely new take on a traditionally taboo topic and promises to spark debate.

Gene Simmons - Ladies Of The Night

In connection with the book’s release, Phoenix Books is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a personalized voice mail greeting from Gene Simmons himself! Contestants are asked to go to and reply to the following:

Ladies of the Night–The Oldest Profession in the World: Good or bad? Tell us. And, tell us why.

The essay (200 words or less) and entry form will need to be sent via e-mail to The contest is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years or older, and the deadline for entering is June 8th, 2008.

Of the entries, Gene Simmons will select ten (10) essays, from which he will pick one (1) grand prize winner and two (2) runners up. The grand prize winner will receive a digital Wav file recording to use as his/her outgoing voice mail message. All runners up will win an autographed book from Gene and a selection of amazing Gene Simmons/A&E Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels swag.

On May 6th, 2008, the making of Ladies of the Night was featured on A&E’s Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, where the legendary rock star and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for season 3 of the hit reality series.

The episode can be seen at the following:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

About Gene Simmons:
Gene Simmons is the author of two New York Times best-selling books: Kiss and Makeup and Sex, Money, Kiss. He is a businessman, television star, entrepreneur, and the founder and singer of the rock band Kiss. A constant self-promoter, Simmons is also the star of two reality shows, a&E’s Family Jewels and VH1’s Rock School. He was most recently seen on Donald Trump’s hit television show Celebrity Apprentice.

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