Reena Jacobs is just your typical writer who loves to see her words in print. As an avid reader, she’s known to hoard books and begs her husband regularly for “just one more purchase.” Her home life is filled with days chasing her preschooler and nights harassing her husband. Between it all, she squeezes in time for writing and growling at the dog.
Regina’s looking to spice up the marriage… with the introduction of another man. Brandon’s willing to do just about anything to please his wife, but can Regina convince him the more the merrier?
Seven psychological thrillers to make you think twice about committing that next crime.
Not meant for bedtime reading, children, or the guilty.
Rated M for intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, strong language, and enough offensive content to make a man clench his knees tightly together.
Two stories in one.
Brandon's Story: When his wife starts throwing him hints about bondage and masochism, he's sure she's flipped. In the end, Brandon must decide which lines he's willing to cross for the women he loves.
Regina's Story: Armed with a riding crop and a whole lot of attitude, she's determined to bend Brandon to her will.
Their duty is to protect us.
We've trusted them to do so.
When they betray that trust,
Who protects us from them?
In 2011, TSA installed Backscatter X-rays in airports. The media suggested the imaging scanners were to provide added security for the airport patrons. For Reena Jacobs, it was far from the case. This is Reena's true story of when the system failed to protect her as a citizen.
Regina's at it again, but this time she's in charge... or so she thinks. Armed with a riding crop and whole lot of attitude, she's determined to bend Brandon to her will. Find out just how far Brandon's willing to let her go in this midday romp.
Short Story: 4700 words
CEO Eric Randall’s plan is simple—fix the mess his researchers have created in Malaysia, experience the pleasures the country has to offer, and hightail it back to the comforts of America. Then again, simple plans always have a way of going awry. All it takes is one beautiful aborigine, and Eric finds himself stranded in a world of Malaysian myths and legend.
Brandon is an overworked husband with a wife who wants a little too much. Sex, that is. When his wife starts throwing him hints about bondage and masochism, he's sure she's flipped. In the end, Brandon must decide which lines he's willing to cross for the women he loves.
Approximately 3341 word Short Story, plus excerpt of Shadow Cat.
on Aug. 16, 2010
I started this book with a bad attitude because of thoughts of BSDM and slavery. I can’t tell you how surprised I was when I couldn’t put it down. I devoured this book in one sitting, page after page after page. Comfort Foods was so good, it made my "2010 Favorite Reads" list, which only includes three books at the moment.
My biggest disappointment about the entire experience was reaching the end and finding Kitty Thomas has yet to publish another book. Please Ms. Thomas, don’t make us wait too long!
Full review at http://reenajacobs.com/blog/2010/08/novel-review-comfort-food-by-kitty-thomas/
Hush Money (Talent Chronicles)
on Nov. 15, 2010
With Hush Money, I never knew what would happen next, so I just kept turning the pages. Pretty much each scene ended on an ‘OMG! I can’t believe that just happened’ moment. Then we get to the place where a lot of books have what folks call “the saggy middle.” In the case of Hush Money, this was where all hell broke loose. I didn’t even have time for a breather. This book was super fast pace and so intense, it left me exhausted. The only thing I hated about the plot was not being able to read it fast enough.
Read complete review on my blog: http://reenajacobs.com/blog/2010/11/novella-review-hush-money-by-susan-bischoff
My Lord Hades
on Nov. 28, 2010
Ms. Beman did a great job giving each of her characters a distinctive voice. Hades was burdened yet honorable. He was a break away from the gloomy Guses who are popular in many works today. Of all the characters, I'd say he was the most tenderhearted. Yet he was caring in a way which didn't detract from his masculinity.
Persephone reminded me of a butterfly or Snow White. Picture the scene where Snow White or any of the Disney Damsels who sing, dance, and just enjoy life. That was Persephone. I worried I'd grow tiresome of her frolicking, but as the plot unfolded, so did other facets of her personality. By the end of the story, there was definitely character growth.
Plot wise, Ms. Beman took liberties weaving this story. Much is the same, so that it had a Greek Mythology feel, but the few deviations here and there really added a flare. It kept me on my toes, since I wasn't sure how the storyline would differ from what I've read of Hades and Persephone in the past.
The characters were well-fleshed. The plot was interesting and fresh. Overall, I enjoyed it. Not bad for a debut novel.
Complete review available on my website: http://reenajacobs.com/blog/2010/11/novel-review-my-lord-hades-by-stephannie-beman/