To do a writer justice, one must have the kindness in their heart to leave a positive review after reading such a wonderfully told story that they want to share with all their friends, and then some.
This is my review of “Jane Two“
OMG! I just finished Jane Two and let me just say there were many pauses near the end to wipe my eyes that I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through to the end. Then, I had to completely stop and wash all the makeup off my face as my eyes would have scared the life out of Alice Cooper , himself, for a real bad interpretation of his musical persona. Dear Gawd! I’ve read books that have moved me to tears before but that one….dayyum!
I finished 15 minutes ago and I’m still an emotional mess.
WOW!! just ain’t gonna cut it as there are not near enough positive words I could give you that will let you know how utterly pleased I am that I purchased this book. You simply must read it.
I have read a lot of books in my 47 years on this earth and this is the second book in my reading history that has pulled this much emotion out of me. I don’t know if it’s my current age or a combination of age, wisdom, and understanding of life at this point but damn, that was a ride well worth it. It took me a total 3 days of reading as I am not a speed reader, I prefer to soak up the written word into my soul and let it resonate and allow myself to reflect on what I have read before going to sleep at night. This allows the story to seep into my Grey matter and stay there, also, I daydream the story, as it unfolds, I find it a more personal journey with the writer in doing this. Can I just tell you how much I fell in love with this story.
I loved this book!
During my reading adventure I actually stopped a few times and had an in-my-head private conversation with the writer, a man I’ve never met or even talked to, but it had to be done. You see several times he caught me off-guard and I felt I needed to tell him that. He made me feel things, you know, I got ” the feels”, and this is exactly what I want when I’m reading something wonderful.
Everyone I know loves a coming of age story and this one was well crafted with many personal touches laid within its pages. I don’t want to give anything way as far as the story itself goes, but what I do want to do is entice you to want to read it. Place yourself back into your youth and all the possible scenarios that growing up can bring. A well-knit family with strong values. An older sibling you knows how to torment the younger. A family pet you just want to hug. Grandparents who are wiser than anyone you’ve ever known. Having to stand up to bullies and become your own person. Learning about loss and how to cope with emotions. Then hug a big pillow and stare out your window for a second to see the sun. You will be able to relate on so many levels that you will actually transport yourself back many years and relive some of your own coming-of-age memories. The good, the bad and the ugly. You will laugh, cry and sit up in complete and utter shock throughout this book. You will feel everything at every moment as if it is unfolding right in front of you. You will find moments of laughter and yet you will also find a commonality and a new friend you thought you would never have. You will cheer and get rowdy for a moment and then you will reflect. I could clearly paraddle on, but I won’t. What I will do is say a personal “THANK YOU” to Sean, ( I mean no disrespect by calling you by your first name, but I really feel like we are friends now) for creating such a wonderful, heartfelt story, that you opened my eyes back to my youth and though things weren’t always rosy and shiny, in the end there was always lessons to learn and a reason to smile and carry on.
I will leave you with this final thought, love your children, hold them close for tomorrow is promised to no-one.
Sean, I pray I did you justice with this review as I am an off-the-cuff writer who does not follow the general guidelines of writing. Thank you for your creation, one that I shall treasure for a lifetime.
To Sean P. Flanery, a man of many measures, a friend to many, an absolute inspiration to thousands of lives touched of people he hasn’t even met yet. WE THANK YOU!
MY PERSONAL READING RECOMMENDATION IS…
Now, go out and buy this book!
Inside the Lines by Ally Bishop
5 of 5 Stars (If there were more to give, I would)
I start my review by quoting directly from the book:
” Is it to much to ask to find someone who not only gets you, but is willing to give of themselves to make you happy?”
You are about to learn about a contemporary erotic romance between Lux and Fin. I found while enjoying this story’s classy descriptiveness without the Author being over-bearing; providing vivid mental imagery for the reader in comfort helped me solve a question most are afraid to ask about alternate sexual lifestyles.
I’ve come to learn, in my mid 40s that it’s okay to open yourself up to learn about things. In fact it’s wonderfully adventureful. If learning about BDSM is taboo, this wonderfully written story will definitely change your mind.
Open yourself up to see another side of life that most are curious about but are too afraid to mention. This book will redefine your apprehensions for discussing such a topic.
Read along with Lux as she tells her tale, the life-style and sometimes being misunderstood both in her profession and personally. Her frustration in wanting a normal relationship. Have you ever had a curiosity about something and been afraid to ask a simple question? I have, especially when it came to different types of lifestyles.
Lux lives the Dominatrix life-style. she meets Fin when he’s sent as a fill-in by a friend. She’s impressed. He’s intrigued, curious and willing to try. Learn, through careful and thoughtful explanation, about BDSM, Fetish Play, Role Play, Subs, Doms all paying attention to sexual pleasures, control awareness – True signs of a Master of the Trade, focusing on the bliss that pain, in some form, offers some of these people.
She’s a Dominatrix by night but trying to build “Kinked”, her Business idea for the hottest new international dating site, by day.
He’s a Scotsman – sometimes a student, sometimes an underwear model, first-time stand-in and wanting to become a full-time horse trainer.
In love, maybe for the first time, and afraid of ruining everything she has with him, she fights her inner self to let go and experience the other side of herself for the first time. Will she fight for it, or will she destroy it like times before.
I’ve just reached a part of the story where I’ve gone from being exhilarated to shocked to saddened to crying to yelling at the characters out loud. WoW! All felt inside a short burst. Now I can not take another reading break and would not have by the way but for the flu I have battled for the past 2 weeks. Now, I read straight through to the end because whatever just happened, there’s definitely more in store and I’m an emotional tidal wave right now. I have to finish this book tonight!
As a single tear rolls down my cheek, I have now reached Chapter 32 and I’m holding my breath. I just spent the past couple of hours on an emotional roller-coaster and I’m almost afraid to finish as I’m not sure my heart can take it,but I have to know.
Okay, I’m bawling like a school girl. I’m not going to tell you why. You’ll have to read this book for yourself. I have to say, the way this played out in my head as I was reading it made me think I should be watching a steamy Saturday night movie. WoW! Yes, I say it again. My eighteen year old daughter came down to the living room and I was crying, saying WoW over and over again. I said to her, I love it when a great book can make me cry like this. Being an emotional person and a Clairsentient opens me up to feeling a lot of things and when I can dive right into a story and feel the character’s emotions at the artful delivery of the story telling by the writer they have me hooked.
I tip my hat to Ally Bishop for delivering a fantastic love story set inside an erotic adventure lesson and for teaching me a few things not only about the subject matter but about myself.
I anxiously await her next novel as I know it can only be as great a read as this was.
I give this book my highest recommendations.
All written words in this Review are original by Gillian A. Gibson
First let me tell you that I am an avid reader and writing book reviews is not the norm for me as a trait. I am very new to it but realize that writing a review, even a small one gives the Author of any written work a good feeling and they like to know how you felt about their stories.
This is a small review of a short story and I hope that it shows positively to the Author and that I give it justice.
This read is an introspective short erotic fiction for adults. If you are new to erotic fiction or have been leery of it up until now, this would be a great read to start you off. Remember we all possess curious minds and writers provide so insight into some of the things we are afraid to talk about. This story opened my eyes and I know the writer has no intent of offending anyone.
Normally I don’t purchase books with such titles but this was recommended by a friend so I approached it without having a pre-set impression as I normally would.
I finished the story in less than a half hour and I enjoyed it.
It did not start off as your typical erotic tale. Instead two people are having a discussion, one of which a lot of have had with our friends and co-workers at one point or another.
You are then taken on a journey of erotic fantasy, which a lot of people have and are too ashamed to admit it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to the next instalment without fear or embarrassment of doing so.
My interest has been peaked and I would read again.
I tip my hat to the Author for introducing me to this type of story telling from a relaxing realistic standpoint and state that it is very well written.
I Highly Recommend This Read
Especially for beginners into Erotic Fantasy Horror.
Okay where to begin…I’m so excited!
I purchased the Kindle version of this book on December 24th 2014.
I got started reading and couldn’t put it down. The innovative use of descriptive language put me on scene frame by frame, I truly felt like I was there taking it all in through my own eyes. The strong and vibrant characters cleverly and educationally introduced me to a world completely unknown before.
I found myself sitting up straight at times clutching my chest, holding my breath and grabbing my hair. This type of writing for me is exhilarating. I found myself pulling an all-nighter to finish the book in its entirety, something which I haven’t done since reading Stephen Kings Dark Half in 1988.
We are taken on an investigation of a series of brutal deaths in NYC with Private Investigator, Punk rocker and sadomasochist Denny Bowie. Deep within New York’s vibrant S&M subculture, Denny revisits places of his past: the fetish clubs in Greenwich Village to find the killer who’s taken the life of several men, including his best childhood friend,a well-known Fetish photographer.
This is the best Erotic Crime Thriller I have ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes on.
A definite Recommended Read.
5 of 5 Stars.
All written words in this Review are original by Gillian A. Gibson