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The Beach by [Frances, Jaye]
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3.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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About the Author

Jaye Frances is the author of the erotica suspense series, “World Without Love,” including "Betrayed," "Reunion," and "Redemption. Her other books include "The Beach," a sci-fi supernatural tale about the possibilities—and horror—of wishful thinking; "The Kure," a paranormal-occult romance novel; "The Possibilities of Amy," a coming-of-age story of first love; and "Love Travels Forever," a collection of poignant short stories. Jaye lives on the gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, and several hundred pairs of shoes. For more information, visit Jaye's website at www.jayefrances.com and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jayefrancesauthor

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1716 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Redstone Press (12 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008X76CD6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #606,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I just loved this story! I saw the capsule, I saw the characters, I saw the beach on and on and on. Jaye Frances is one very talented lady! The story did not turn out quite like I expected, but in no way am I disappointed. I could not have guessed the true nature of this story and I'm glad for that. I so much enjoyed this story. I haven't read her other stories but I most assuredly will. I believe I've become a fan! If you haven't read this story you are missing out. The protagonist is not a nice guy and one day he is confronted by a stranger with the deal of a life time. After some negotiations the deal is sealed to both parties satisfaction. But, after the stranger is gone our protagonist isn't so sure he got the better part of the deal.

What can happen to a person when they get rid of different races of people? How is it done? Where do you start? Do you just do away with the ones currently in existence? Or do you have to go back to the origin of each race to make sure you've rid the world of those you find unsavory? One man receives the answer to all of those questions.

I just knew there was something about this story I would get a kick out of! It has been a while since a story tickled me just right. So original! It is a great short story terrifically told It will leave you with a snide little smile, a sinful feeling of satisfaction and completely entertained. Tell everyone about it! I am.
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I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This story tells of a man named Alan, that has a home on the beach. Alan is retired and enjoys his time on the beach that he thinks of as his. He is a very grumpy, cynical man who prefers to be alone and becomes very angry with the people who spend time on the beach. He feels they are too loud, and they litter his beloved beach and they just cause too many problems for him. Alan comes across a container one day that he brings home. HE finds out it contains a "genie" that comes out to negotiate a deal with Alan. Unfortunately Alan finds out too late what happens when he makes a deal with this genie name Efil.
Jaye Frances once again writes a story that is so descriptive that I felt like I was right there on Alan's beach with him. If there was a genre called science fiction fantasy, that is what I would say this book falls into. One thing that I really appreciate in this authors stories is the fact that when you are finished reading the book she discusses where she gets her references and the deeper meaning of the story. When reading a Jaye Frances book, I never finish with just a story in my head, I usually have learned some kind of life lesson and a little bit of history on top of that.
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Alan lives on the beach. He loves this beach with a passion and considers it his own private space. He hates the day visitors who spoil his peace with their loud music and their fast food picnics and wishes the beach could be his alone. One day, he finds something washed up by the sea which offers him the chance to make his wish come true.

This is a quite a short story but enchanting and subtle with its beautifully lyrical writing and its twist on the old genie-in-a-lamp tale. Well worth the read..
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I wasn't expecting this to be so good but it was a very interesting and thought-provoking read.
Worth downloading onto the kindle.
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Another winner from Jaye! Having read each of her other books, I wasn't quite sure what to expect with my visit to The Beach - but I knew I would be entertained. Alan is a man who appreciates his little section of the world - "his" beach. Reading Jaye's words, I could picture the beach as Alan wants it to be, pristine, deserted and very lonely. When Alan is given the opportunity to have his wish come true, he jumps at the chance, never considering what that choice might bring. Alan's story should remind us to be little more tolerant of our fellow humans - underneath it all, we are more alike than we might think. That, and to always be careful of what you wish for.....

Short Time is a thought-provoking story of a man who pays the ultimate price for getting all he desires in life. Each tension-building chapter swept me along until I reached the ending and was left wondering, would it be worth it?

Jaye has once again delighted this reader!
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The book consists of two short stories. Both are well trodden paths since the time of the dinosaurs. In The Beach, a seaside resident tires of the seasonal influx of tourists. He is presented with an opportunity by a mysterious entity from a floating container to change the world. Most of the story is in the form of a conversation abut the negotiation between the protagonist and the genie over the price and consequences of his actions. There is not much action and the genie, although portrayed as having an English voice, reads a little like butler fluent in a second language. But the story is fine although not deep or suspising.

The second tale is concerns four days in a cell of a man who sells his existence to the government in exchange for six months of sybaritic living. Again no surprises but it had the potential to become a decent book. The story is again about the price and negotiation for a pact with the devil. It becomes clear that the Agency, once it has its man in custody can and will do anything it wants with him.
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