Rowena's Ghostly Menage by Berengaria Brown
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short story (28 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Morning Glory
Jabez Winton has been dead since 1920 but he can't go into the light until he settles a few things with his descendants first. In order to be heard, he needs energy and when Rowena and her boyfriend, Nate, enter the old warehouse on an errand, Jabez sees his chance.
The couple are searching for Jabez Winton's inventory but Nate can't keep his hands off Rowena. After having sex on the table and against the shelves, the energy produced is enough to allow Jabez to speak to the pair. He's able to tell the where the inventory list can be found, yet that doesn't allow him to move into the light. When Nate comes up with the idea for a ghostly menage, Rowena is the one who will decide Jabez's fate.
An unexpectedly hot and sweet paranormal read.
This was a nice quick read. I liked Rowena and Nate right off. They were very compatible and basically burned up the pages. I was curious as to why Jabez Winton was hanging around a storage warehouse. Maybe it has to do with being around his belongs? I'm not sure, Ms Brown didn't really explain it. Her take on spirits being able to absorb sexual energy is pretty cool. I've never read this take on it before and it was a rather refreshing take on ghosts drawing power to manifest. Yet the thought of a voyeur ghost is slightly un-nerving.
I did notice a few minor typos, but nothing that jolted me out of the story. On the whole though, Ms. Brown writes a great story that had me reading straight through. This is a great book to curl up with and spend a quiet afternoon.
With great characters, a good plot, hot sex, and a witty ghost this is a great short story and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Brown.