Stacey Wallace Benefiel

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Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, the Penny Black trilogy, the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Crossing, The Toilet Business - a collection of humorous essays, and multiple short stories. She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel or Reina Stowe, but knows she's not foolin' anybody. Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two young children with old people names. When she's not writing or thinking about writing, she's at Crossfit, lifting heavy things and cursing the inventor of the Burpee.

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Upton All Night (The Complete Series)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,780. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
Six erotic romance short stories about men and women looking for love and lust in the city of Upton.
Flinging In the New Year (Upton All Night #6)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
Mikka and Oliver have both been dumped on New Year's Eve by the people they thought they were going to spend the rest of their lives with. Ice cream helped them drown their sorrows a little. Blowing twenty bucks on the slots sure was fun. Getting drunk at a concert and making out at midnight went a long way to soothing their pain. But what happened after the concert?
Crazy On You (Upton All Night #5)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
Aimee and Kent have admired each other from afar for years. Putting their careers at Duncan Global first, they've both let their unsatisfying marriages crumble, leaving Kent divorced and Aimee on the cusp of separation. Now, after months of sexting and sending hot videos, they're going to meet for one night of take-no-prisoners, boundary-pushing, crazy-on-you sex.
The First Time (Upton All Night #4)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
Casey and Bobby are used to being "accidentally" set up by her sister and his best friend. It's not that they don't like each other or don't find one another attractive - it's just that there isn't any spark between them. Or so they thought... Turns out the spark is a guy named Kellen.
Cheating Hearts (Upton All Night #3)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
Before Caroline McHugh married Rand Duncan, she was a rising star on the country music scene. That was fifteen years ago. For her big 4-0, Caroline's sister gifts her lessons with a hot vocal coach and the chance to remember that she's more than a cheated-on trophy wife. She's strong. She's talented. And if her coach, Grayson Tate, has anything to do with it - she's his.
Twenty Questions (Upton All Night #2)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
Trudy and Adrian have sat next to each other at their grief support group for over a year, working through their feelings of loss and trying to heal. But they don’t really know each other, even though they’d like to. After a couple of drinks at Adrian’s place, they decide to play a game of Twenty “Ask Me Anything” Questions. It turns out to be the most satisfying game either of them has played.
Open Me (Upton All Night #1)
By Reina Stowe
Series: Upton All Night, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Stacey Wallace Benefiel. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Sabrina and Jonathan are co-owners of a commercial photography studio and they are going through a dry spell - creatively, financially and sexually. When they receive three boxes simply marked Open Me, things start looking up as they start seeing each other for the first time.

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Crossing
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Price: Free! Words: 52,420. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
He stole her lipstick…and her heart. Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner – or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one night stands.
Found (Penny Black #1)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow), Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,250. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
Penny Black hasn't had it easy. Just about everything you’d expect to happen to a harassed foster-kid turned junkie has happened to Penny. Add in the mysterious power to rewind time, conducting events around her, and it’s a wonder she held up on the streets for so many years.
Day of Sacrifice Omnibus
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,220. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
Born to die, a group of Sacrifices and their Guardian Angels band together to kill the Gods and free the world.
Unfavorable (Day of Sacrifice #6)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
Each member of the rebellion plays their part in Alexander's plan to kill the Gods. The first step: trusting Alexander.
Back in Time
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
Nothing in Aurelia Lemon's life is turning out how she'd planned. She's unemployed, unattached, and her family bakery is on the verge of closing. To make matters worse, the guy she dumped in high school is doing well and getting rich off of one of her departed mother's recipes.
Dissent (Day of Sacrifice #5)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Guardians Presley and Liesel volunteer for a special mission to gauge the fallout after Head Guardian Bartholomew’s death. They discover that things are worse than anyone suspected and their focus changes from intel gathering to search and rescue. Good thing they work so well together. Of course, that tends to happen after dating for thirty-eight years.
In His Eyes Anthology
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Price: Free! Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Indelibles bring you a one-of-a-kind young adult anthology! Sixteen original short stories, all from the point of view of our favorite male characters.
Takeover (Day of Sacrifice #4)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
Supernaturals aren’t always what they seem. Alexander is a half witch, half vampire. Meagan is a werewolf. He’s been withholding the truth about who he really is from everyone. She’s been withholding the truth about who she really is from herself. One night. One moonlit run. The truth comes out.
Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow), Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 166,360. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
All three books in the Zellie Wells trilogy, Glimpse, Glimmer and Glow, available in one volume.
Glow (Zellie Wells #3)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow), Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Zellie Wells has mastered her powers and gotten the guy. She’s lived through her parents’ divorce and being separated from Avery. She’s come back from the dead. What else is there? Oh, yeah. Revenge. Discover how it all ends when Zellie and the gang finally track down Mildred and fight to right the wrongs of The Society’s past, present and future.
The Toilet Business
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,080. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Stacey Wallace Benefiel has been a butcher, a baker and would totally entertain the idea of being a candlestick maker.
Dormant (Day of Sacrifice #3)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Does your soul remember who you love, even if your mind doesn’t?
Rebellion (Day of Sacrifice #2)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.25 from 8 reviews)
Cara needs something to live for. Abel just needs to keep her alive. As members of the newly formed rebellion against the Gods, Cara and Abel have their parts to play: she is a skilled healer and he is the Guardian put in charge of her protection. Or is it the other way around?
Glimmer (Zellie Wells #2)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow), Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,090. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 12 reviews)
Zellie Wells’ life is changing. Her relationship with Avery is growing stronger every day, but their parents are still giving them ultimatums and trying to keep them apart. Her newly discovered powers have all but disappeared. Benjamin, another young Retroact, is back and has brought with him a painful shared vision and a troubled past.
Day of Sacrifice (Day of Sacrifice #1)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.53 from 17 reviews)
With only three days left until her twenty-first birthday, her Day of Sacrifice, Flora Hamilton should be living it up. But when another Supernatural family puts a hit on her she’s forced to go into hiding with Julian, her gorgeous new Guardian Angel. Sometimes running for your life isn’t so bad.
Glimpse (Zellie Wells #1)
By Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow), Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,940. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.53 from 15 reviews)
Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual. As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death.

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  • EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir, coming of age, internet romance, sexting) on May 22, 2010
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    I sat down to read the first twenty pages or so of EYELEASH and ended up reading the entire novel. The blog/IM style it's written in helps keep up the pace-I had to know how everything between Jade and Novan turned out! I enjoyed the way the author used the nuances of things such as file names to complete the characterization. This added humor and humility to these young adults who, as they are prone to be, were full of teenage angst and confusion at times. At several points while reading EYELEASH I felt like I was experiencing a YA Bridget Jones' Diary.
  • Hush Money (Talent Chronicles) on Aug. 06, 2010
    star star star star star
    I just finished Hush Money and am totally jonesing for the next book already! Loved this book. The main character, Joss, is snarky, strong, insecure, and protective-all things that make her a realistic heroine. I enjoyed her voice and also reading things from Dylan's (her crush) point of view. The back and forth between the two really kept the story moving. The action sequences were written well-easy to imagine and quite exciting! I can't wait to find out more about all of the characters and how they use their super powers. Great debut!
  • Haunting Miss Trentwood on Nov. 20, 2010
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    Haunting Miss Trentwood was an enjoyable historical/paranormal read. While many of the usual suspects that you would find in an Austen novel are represented, Miss Kroll gives them a supernatural tweak. The heroine, Mary, has suffered great loss: Both of her parents have died and she is left in charge of the debt-ridden crumbling family manor. Since the day of her father's funeral, when she is sure that she saw her father crawl from his grave, Mary has been haunted by him. I loved this father/daughter relationship. Mr. Trentwood was not a perfect man, but he was caring father who wanted to see his daughter live a happy life, so much so that he haunts her until she does what he knows is best for her! Mary has another man looking out for her, her butler/houseman Pomeroy. Pomeroy has some of the best lines in the book and is a funny and loveable character. He snoops and orchestrates and protects Mary-he is like her other parent. Mr. Steele is the handsome suitor/buffoon. Rejected as an acceptable mate for Mary by Trentwood, Steele continues on his merry way and forgets about Mary until he comes to the manor to read Trentwood's will. Steele is good for comic relief-he's pretty to imagine and slightly silly, but not malicious. Mrs. Durham, Mary's aunt who lives with her, was the least fleshed out character for me in a novel of great characters. We are told she is evil and crazy, but don't see a lot of evidence of this until near the end. I perhaps wanted a bit more backstory on her. I've saved Hartwell for last. You are meant to swoon at his frankness, his dashing, his destroyed former good looks, and I certainly did. The banter between him and Mary is classic. You know they're going to end up together from the start, but the journey is delicious. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romance. The paranormal aspects only add to the story and don't make it too "weird" or stray too far from the genre.
  • The Other Side of Life (Book #1, Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy) on Aug. 03, 2011
    star star star star
    Another fantastic, fun and thought-provoking read from Jess C. Scott. She's combined several elements seemlessly in one book - fantasy, social commentary, romance, technology, astrology and action/adventure. Jess has a wild imagination and her writing is clean. Even though I'm not the most tech-savvy or science-minded person, all of those components in the story were easy for me to understand. I recommend everyone take a look at The Other Side of Life and I look foward to book two, The Darkside of Life.
  • Red on Aug. 30, 2011
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    I read Red in one sitting and really enjoyed it. It had all the things that I like in a YA paranormal romance - a tough heroine, a swoonworthy boy, romance, action, and an interesting twist on a familiar story. What most surprised me was the attention to detail that Ms. Nolan paid the setting. A good portion of the book takes place in the woods and I constantly marvelled at the level of research she must have done to make all the orienteering and survivalist components believeable and correct. Well done!