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Severance: A Collection of Three Short Stories [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly James
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Book Description

This is a collection of three short stories about life, death, sex, and severance.

In "Salt, Cedar Ash, Burnt Caramel," a shy young movie star hides a dark and painful secret.

In "Clean," an obsessive neatnik finds her carefully-ordered home thrown into disarray by a wild and unpredictable roommate.

And in "Severance," a professional Dominatrix must find a new way to push her longterm client's boundaries, or risk losing his business.

Product Details

  • File Size: 649 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HX40L5U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,484,245 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seductive, smart, and a little scary January 19, 2014
By EK
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This is a stunning little short story collection. If you're the smart girl or guy next door with a bit of a twisted imagination, I can pretty much guarantee you'll read this straight through and be incredibly glad you did. Kimberly's subject matter may be intense, but her writing manages to be very readable, yet elegant in a way that doesn't call attention to itself.

The first story is like a grown up Franchesca Lia Block tale, tangled and dark. "Clean," on the other hand, features a very ordinary protagonist in a very typical situation: a roommate dispute. (You should know by now, though, that the author isn't going to end this with a handshake.) The final story, "Severance," takes you inside the mind of a dominatrix, showing you their business isn't so different from anyone else's.

Great, well-crafted short stories that are absorbing and surprising.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a fun read! February 25, 2014
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Review by Nic's wife.

A quick read, but solidly done. Kimberly James' writing style is precise, and concise, and her subtlety and attention to detail made these stories stand out to me. Severance was my favorite, as it tackled a fairly strange kink in a way that was sensitive and humanizing, yet made the brutality of it apparent. Creating satisfying short fiction is tricky, but these were effectively done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing short stories February 14, 2014
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I really enjoyed these short stories. Kimberly James is obviously a very talented writer and I can't wait to see what she comes out with next!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three outstanding short stories... February 11, 2014
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I found each of these stories to be tautly written, a bit dark, but totally satisfying. Can't wait to see more from this author!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three great short stories that will surprise you January 21, 2014
With the bizillions of new books and stories on Amazon, it's a rare treat to find a new author who is both imaginative and an excellent writer. Kimberly James is just that, showing us in her Amazon debut that she is not only a talented writer, but has some new and exciting ideas to add to the world of new literature.

These three stories are thought-provoking, interesting, at times intense, and always entertaining. In just a few pages you will be taken places you've not been taken before, with a voice that is modern yet hints at the classics. As a fan and writer of neo-noir fiction, I also appreciate the darkness that lies just below the waterline of these stories. Very cool.

I certainly look forward to more works from this up-and-coming author.

-Christopher Pinto, Amazon Best Selling Author
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