Brienne Dubh

Biography

I come from a performing background with over 10 years acting experience. I have worked as a Producer working on various film projects before going on to set up my own production company. With experience of both production and post –production processes, I am a trained Editor and have also written and produced several short films scripts. In 2010 took a step back from producing realising that my passion was for writing. I now spend my my days looking after a crazy toddler and coming up with imaginative stories where you can escape everyday life. Originally from England, after a few years of travelling the world I moved to Ireland where I currently live with my partner, young daughter and pet rabbit.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was ten. My teachers always told me that my stories were too long and that I had a vivid imagination. So when I found an old typewriter, which I think may have been my moms back in the 70’s, I took it to my office which was actually the cupboard under the stairs and started writing. I would write the craziest stories and film scripts but I never finished most of them.
What are you working on next?
I’m actually in the middle of writing another paranormal Romance. This one has several tormented vampires who I’ve already fallen madly in love with and it’s only the first of what I hope will be four books. It’s based in the beautiful French countryside and even though the story is very dark my characters have a lighter sense of humour. I’ve had the idea for this story for a while so now it’s just a case of getting it out of my head and written down.
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Books

King & Hunt: A Lust / Hate Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. So what happens when there is no love in the equation, only raw, all consuming lust? For Christian Hunt and Gabriella King, it was hate at first sight and over the years, things have only gotten progressively worse! When the line between lust and hate begins to blur, what will that leave?
A Strange Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,860. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
She is struggling to fight her dark desires. He is trying to fight his feelings. Neither of them can fight their chemistry.
The Secret Side of Us
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,280. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When opportunity comes knocking, Lexi Joyce gives up everything she knows for a fresh start and the bright lights of LA. Only, things aren't going to be as simple as she hoped and when two men unexpectedly enter her life, Lexi has to make a choice between a charming American and a mischievous Italian. Will she have the courage to go for who and what she really wants? It’s time for Lexi to decide.
Red Right Hand
Price: Free! Words: 27,100. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dermott McGuinty intended to be a good man but unfortunately for him the devil had other plans. Dermot is given the opportunity to be the next right hand man to the devil but when an assignment turns out to be the woman of his dreams will he have what it takes to get the job done. If he does what will it cost him in the end?

Brienne Dubh's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Brienne Dubh

  • Dangerous Obsessions on June 06, 2015

    Reviewed by my website Escapology Reviews escapologyreviews.com A sexy and very honest portrayal of a woman awakening to her role in a BDSM relationship. A roller coaster of thoughts and emotions struck me as I read this book: one minute lust then frustration, but one things for sure, I didn't put it down! “Do you know what the ultimate sign of trust is for a submissive?” “No, what is it?” “They trust someone enough to let them have full control.” page 60 I wasn't sure what to expect from a BDSM story, and this very much falls into the category of 'beginner'. The sex depicted is an introduction as the story relates Rebecca's first BDSM relationship. As such it often reads like a 'vanilla' love story and most of the erotica is this (but it's still hawt!). Rebecca's emotional awakening into this new relationship is complex and involves discrepancies in age, affluence, and real life power dynamics (she works for his father) as well as the BDSM element. I was often annoyed at what seemed like Rebecca's desire to 'cure' Heath from BDSM with her vanilla love. However, as the novel went on this turned out to be part of her awakening, and ended up being part of the complicated emotions of a person discovering their self and their relationship. The link between BDSM and emotional brokenness in the character of Heath also pissed me off a bit. This is an apocryphal stereotype the lifestyle already finds hard to shake. Here though, Baker uses it as a plot point to introduce the wonderfully hateful villainess Jessica Blake. Baker contrasts Blake's psychotic 'love' of Heath to the realistic love of Rebecca as an ideal Dominatrix who understands the emotional connection of a BDSM relationship. This is perfect, as for those who have awoken to it, BDSM is as much a part of their sexuality as a person who is attracted to red hair or big boobs or even homosexuality: it's not a choice, it just IS. So a portrayal of this awakening done right is not only good hot reading: it's essential to the community. I just wish that Rebecca had of been better at voicing her inner desires. For example, this inner thought: “The arousal that hit me then was none like the other times I had felt it. I wanted to dominate this man, I wanted to have his submission. I wanted to be in every thought and every breath. I wanted to be the one that would be able to break and put him back together. I wanted to be the cause of his happiness and satisfaction. I wanted to be the reason he existed.” page 118 When voiced to Heath becomes: “Are you okay with the fact that I like this?” “I wouldn't have done it if I didn't want to and anyway I like the idea of you being at my mercy.” page 120. I kinda felt her response should have been the honest, 'are you kidding, I have never been more turned on than by my roll in this relationship and the fact that you like it too makes us fit like jigsaw pieces!'. This is a bit of a let down, especially as a BDSM relationship involves LOTS of talking about desires before they are played out. Also, I wasn't convinced that the present-tense narration worked though. Or rather, I got what Baker was trying to do but it needed to be better edited as it slips from past to present tense jarringly throughout. So, yeah: I ended up really enjoying this book. The frustrations I had all boil down to one thing: this is level one. It's the first of more books – I'm not sure if it will become a series. The things I was not convinced about were integral to the book being the first of a burgeoning relationship. What mattered most in the end was that I couldn't put this book down. And I look forward to Level Two! Rating: 7 out of 10. Definitely a matter of personal taste. I'd love to know how you would rate it.
  • Till You Drop on Sep. 15, 2015

    Another small but awesome book thrown into my lap by escapologyreviews! The protagonists Lanto and Orlandus are so much like my most favourite Gaiman novels: “Do you have a light, friend?” Lanto's voice was darker than the night, but lighter than his hair”p.3. And the plot is beautiful in all it's socio-economic satire, The whole point of managed fear is that it stops you being afraid of really frightening things – but these new scabs were really frightening things. If you take away a man's irrational fears, he can only replace them with rational ones. Irrational fears can be contained, compartmentalized, overcome; they can be, if not ignored, then at least endured; teeth can be gritted against them. Humans can operate under the influence of irrational fears; but once rational fears dominate, they can't. It is the fear of the night that keeps man from fearing the day. His fear is exhausted by daybreak, and takes until dusk to recharge.” p.71 I only wish that the cover picture was not of a line of monsters on strike as it kind of gives the game away. But nothing could have diminished my enjoyment of this book. The rich characters, hilariously satirical dialogue, and perfect political commentary made this the perfect read for me. If you don't believe me, here's another slice of awesome from the book itself: “Under fairness-at-work legislation, all days off (including weekends and annual leave) were subject to the exigencies of the business. This was because it would plainly be unfair to go on holiday and leave your colleagues to carry the slack, and it would be unfair to your employer (who had been fair enough to grant you minimum leave) if you took a day off just when he needed you most; and, of course, under global fairness rules, it would be obscenely unfair for, say, European workers to have more holidays than American ones – because we are, after all, all human, all equal, and nobody deserves more than anyone else.” p.22. I never knew contemplating rhetorical questions such as “if everyone works for free, who will buy what they are producing?” could be so damn entertaining. Rating: 10/10 I can find no fault with this hilarious epic little tale of social commentary. This and a good bubble bath are the best night in you'll have this month. Review By Vikki Heaven @ Escapology Reviews
  • Nearly Departed on Oct. 30, 2015

    I'm not sure I've ever mentioned it, but I love a slacker. Just saying. Okay, so Dennis is technically a writer who's researching his next book, but he fits the type in just the right way. The dry humorous prose in Nearly Departed had me hooked from around the second paragraph. There came a point when I wondered when the real plot was going to start, but I was never bored. The writing was so cinematic that each scene and character appeared so strongly in my mind it was very much like watching a film. “Your sister has been seeing this spirit, then?” Dennis asked. There was another pause, and the sound of the woman both inhaling and exhaling. “No, Doctor, my sister is the spirit.” She did not elaborate, and Dennis sensed that he would have to tread lightly if he was to appear at all credible. “I see. My apologies for your loss,” he said. “You say she has been haunting you for ten years now. Is there a reason for your interest in dealing with her now?” “It's been eight years, to be precise. As I said, I am selling the house.” “Of course,” replied Dennis. “I was merely curious as to why you have tolerated her presence for as long as you have.” He grimaced at his choice of words, wondering if he had just inadvertently insulted the woman's deceased sister. If she was at all offended, though, her voice gave no sign of it. … “May I be so bold as to ask the reason for your selling it, ma'am?” “I'm dying.” When the ghostly element of the story began I was genuinely scared at first too! As it developed I was more than intrigued to see how it would all turn out. I made several attempts at guessing the ending, and when it came I enjoyed the bejayus out of it! Rating: 9 out of 10 – the plot, the abundance of great characters, the whole thing had me sitting up and reading oblivious to the water going cold around me. Halloween Scare Rating: One Spider: Made me feel edgy, had to get the hubby to sit with me as I read. The first scene with the chair got me. I stayed up til 2am just to check it would all be okay! Review By Vikki Heaven @ Escapology Reviews . com
  • Flashbang on May 17, 2017

    At an A list celebrity party, two rival journalists Lauren King and Catherine Ayers are both there to cover the event. What no one knows is the two have are having a love affair and this event is their last night together before they are separated by work. ​ This was a very short erotic story and didn't really give much background to the two before this event. It's not so much their last night together and more their last sexual encounter together. It's difficult to say a lot about such a short story but I will say it was a nice little erotic read. ​ I rate this 7 out of 10 ​ Review By Brienne Dubh @ Escapology Reviews .com