Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wacky Wednesday: Reviews & Remarks - REBECCA'S LOST JOURNALS by Lisa Renee Jones

Back in August, I was fortunate enough to read and review book one of the Inside Out Trilogy, IF I WERE YOU, by Lisa Renee Jones. I was totally hooked by this incredible story of a woman's need to discover the whereabouts of a woman she'd only met through the journals left behind in a storage unit. We're still waiting for book two, BEING ME, due to release in June but in the meantime, Lisa has provided us with a wonderful diversion in the form of Rebecca's Lost Journals similar to those that Sara McMillan read and that drew her into the world in which Rebecca entered and from which she mysteriously disappeared.

If you haven't read IF I WERE YOU by Lisa Renee Jones yet, I implore you do and come on this fabulous adventure into mystery and seduction with Sara and the rest of us. If you have read this fabulous first installment of the trilogy that Lisa refers to as FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY meets BASIC INSTINCT, then I promise you will want to read Lisa's companion novella treats, REBECCA'S LOST JOURNALS. I call them treats because they are short little forays into the world that Rebecca encounters and clues to what may have happened to her and who might have taken her away - the question: who is her MASTER? I love the concept of writing Rebecca's story as her journal entries - the same kind of journal entries that drew Sara into the world of the art gallery and the mysterious world of BDSM while trying to discern if the man in Rebecca's life is Mark, Chris, Ricco or someone completely different.

THE SEDUCTION is volume one in Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones. I received the eARC of this novella and the second one, THE CONTRACT, as provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

Blurb for the SEDUCTION:

An Inside Out novella...

The secret life of Rebecca and the men who have seduced her.
These are the journals Sara never sees, but you the reader, will!

More details!

The journals read like stories and begin the first time Rebecca visits the gallery in the INSIDE OUT TRILOGY. You will meet Mark, Chris, Ava, Amanda, Ricco, and all the series characters as she does AND there are tons of clues to what happens in BEING ME in the first 4 serials. They are woven within the story ready for your discovery, as is Rebecca's dark, erotic journey.



In THE SEDUCTION, we meet Rebecca from her point of view as she writes in her journal. We discover her desire to work at the art gallery and rise above her current go nowhere career as a waitress. We encounter the world of art as she does, and we're given a voyeuristic view of her encounter with a man who changes her life and wishes her to become his submissive. We suffer her fears, her angst, and her hesitations as she wonders if she is getting in over her head.

Having read IF I WERE YOU, I loved this inside look into the mind of the character that drives Sarah McMillan's need to know in the trilogy. I love the little clues that are given here and there which only make me want to get my hands on BEING YOU all the more and wishing it was here already!!

I literally had THE SEDUCTION read in about 40 minutes. It was over almost as soon as it began which was okay because I knew there were more to come. Wonderful teasers that keep the reader's appetite for more of the INSIDE OUT TRILOGY going strong.

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THE CONTRACT is volume two of Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones. As stated above, I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

Blurb for THE CONTRACT:

Same blurb as above.

In THE CONTRACT, Rebecca has been presented with a contract by her "Master" and she must decide if she will agree to it or walk away. He tells her it's negotiable but she's not sure what he means. He keeps telling her that it's all about her pleasure but she has a hard time understanding that when the contract talks about punishment, his sharing her with others, and being under his control whenever they are together as her being in control. She questions the contract, she questions his desires, and when she tells him no, rather than take that as the final answer, he asks her to try everything at least once. He tells her that if she doesn't like it, that provision will be dropped from THE CONTRACT.

In THE CONTRACT, we're given even more clues about who the MAN might be and what kind of world Rebecca has been drawn into but I think I'm finding myself even more intrigued, and even more in the dark but definitely eager to read more. Yes, I'm addicted to the Inside Out Trilogy and now Rebecca's Lost Journals. You might laugh but I know if you read them too, you will be just as addicted. I had this one consumed in less than 30 minutes. Addicting!

Lisa Renee Jones has created almost a franchise of intrigue surrounding the mysterys, the sex, the danger, and the eroticism of the Inside Out Trilogy and readers are clamoring for more. How about you? Have you read any of this amazing series yet - if not, what are you waiting for? At the cost of 99¢ for each of Rebecca's Lost Journals, you can't go wrong for an amazing introduction to the Inside Out Trilogy.

This series was originally set to be a self-published endeavor by the author but shortly after IF I WERE YOU was released, Lisa's entire series was picked up by Simon & Schuster so her loyal readers weren't the only ones who saw an amazing future for this series. With THE SEDUCTION already available, THE CONTRACT releasing this month, and two more volumes from Rebecca's Lost Journals (HIS SUBMISSIVE and MY MASTER) due out by the end of May and BEING ME, the second book in the trilogy due out in June, there's plenty to keep your imagination active and satisfied - like any happy addict. 

Happy Reading Everyone!

IF I WERE YOU, book one of the Inside Out Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, Simon & Schuster, available in print and ebook formats.

THE SEDUCTION, volume 1 of the Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones, Simon & Schuster, available in ebook formats.

THE CONTRACT, volume 2 of the Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones, Simon & Schuster, release date February 18, 2013 in ebook formats.

HIS SUBMISSIVE, volume 3 of the Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones, Simon & Schuster, release date April 22, 2013 in ebook formats.

MY MASTER, volume 4 of the Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones, Simon & Schuster, release date May 20, 2013 in ebook formats.

       

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