The Downfall of a Bellydancer (Bellydancing And Beyond Series Book 2)

Genre: Humour, Romance

Book Summary

Nefertiti’s dance classes are empty, her performance calendar blank, will she rise above the ashes of a lost dream or pull the duvet over her head and hide?

At one time, Nefertiti was a dancer people queued to see, now she runs a belly dancing class in the middle of nowhere and the numbers have dwindled to the janitor and his cat. Disappointed Nefertiti turns to her partner and ‘rock’ but he has other plans.  Dropped like a hot potato Nefertiti tries to pick up the pieces but when you’re single on a shoestring with an ego the size of the Grand Canyon getting up in the morning is as good as it gets.

Her ‘rock’ turns into an annoying pebble in a shoe, and soon Nefertiti finds herself fighting overall they built together from their book shop to the cottage they lived in. She feels alone until she stumbles across a bag lady in front of the co-op with a past the locals make up. After fifty-five years of self-absorption Nefertiti finds herself caring for a woman who spends her days singing off-key for a living and despite what people say allows the bag lady to camp in her garden, until the council steps in.

The public wants the bag lady cleaned up and pushed out like a used car and Nefertiti finds herself torn between trying to save her new lodger, paying the bills, and convincing her ex to be reasonable despite him maintaining that she never was.

Will she win her battle with the council, her ex, and save the bag lady or will she throw in the towel, along with her coin belt, and take up cleaning to pay the bills? 

The Downfall of a Belly dancer is the second book in the Belly Dancing and Beyond series. If you like fast-paced books that make you laugh then you will love Kerrie Noor’s wonderfully funny Bellydancing series.

Buy The Downfall Of A Bellydancer today and watch Nefertiti shimmy towards a life worth getting out of bed for.

"Funny, witty, and rapid-paced." ★★★★★ 
"Funny, Poignant, and charming!" ★★★★★ 
"Laugh out loud funny." ★★★★★ 


Funny, Poignant, and Charming!
ByPat Fifield - Author & Playwrighton 6 February 2017 - Published on
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I absolutely love 'The Downfall of a Belly Dancer' by Kerrie Noor! Ms. Noor's writing style is funny, witty, and rapid-paced. Even though the story is set in the British Isles, as an American I was able to follow the language differences and didn't get lost too many times -- in fact, I've now broadened my vocabulary nicely. The story's premise is universal in that the same sort of community happenings can be found anywhere, from the 'been there forever' people to the 'new to town' folks. I think this story would make an excellent made for TV movie! When reading this, be prepared to be all of a sudden hit between the eyes with the depth of insight into what makes the lead character tick. It was wonderful watching her move from humorously self-centered to the expansion of her character into caring for others. I'm looking forward to reading more of Ms. Noor!

Bymima48on 2 March 2017 - Published on
A must-read. Well written plot and characters. Volunteered to read advance copy for honest review.

About the Author

Back in the days before TV had remote controls and Scotland was known for the Bay City Rollers Kerrie left Australia on a working holiday and fell in love with many things Scottish, along with belly dancing. After years of teaching belly dancing, Kerrie decided to write some of her experiences down in a series of stories called Belly Dancing and Beyond; novels about women who at one time or another went to Nefertiti’s belly dancing class.

Kerrie creates for fun and for readers who like hope with a quirky, twist. A mature woman who has been around the block too many times to count; Kerrie doesn’t ‘beat around the bush’ when it comes to her characters.

‘I like them earthy, ordinary and believable. I like to throw them in at the deep end and see what comes up, hopefully a surprise for everyone.’

‘Why reach for the stars, moon and a six pack when the real mystery is staring at you in the Co-op? I see spice in the ordinary, compassion in the indifferent and farcical in the routine. I want to create believable, earthy fantasies filled with hope, fun and a quirky, twist of spice and I want to make people laugh out loud.’

In her spare time Kerrie likes to paint pictures of round women, and dance under the influence of a glass of bubble- often accompanied by storytelling and the odd joke. Kerrie has, in the past inflicted her quirky style of humor on many- including the Edinburgh free fringe, community radio, several rest homes and pretty much anyone who sits still long enough to listen.
Kerrie regularly blogs "A writer's life" and 'The Diary Of An Android" at and love visitors.

Kerrie has been shortlisted by the Ashram short story prize, and had two radio plays performed, one community radio and one for BBC Scotland.

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