It is my pleasure today to welcome another of our super supportive member Rebecca Reilly on her “PIF” tour.
Rebecca’s incredible support is what put her in our Member Of The Month seat during April.
Rebecca loves to laugh, dream, ponder, and write. She doesn’t often say “no” to a challenge; consequently, Rebecca works as a Pastor, a Health Coach, a Massage Therapist, a Zumba Instructor, a musical theater Director/Producer, and a Writer – all at the same time!
She took on three, wildly different genres for her first three novels – a murder mystery at sea, a humorous look at sex and marriage, and a children’s chapter book on bullying (under the pen name, Becky Reilly).
Rebecca’s current work is a non-fiction: Christian Sex and Marriage–It’s Complicated.
Rebecca has been happily married for thirty-one years, is the mother of two, grandmother of one, and lives in Northern California.
My husband of thirty years is my rock, my two children are my joy, and my granddaughter holds my heart. I am a youth Pastor, a Zumba instructor, a Health Coach, a Massage Therapist, and a Writer. Writing is something I have to do. Writing in different genres with different voices keeps life interesting.
A bloody knife shatters Megan’s childhood. Sent to her grandfather in the mountains, Megan must care for her sisters and manage Wind Hollow Lodge. Haunted by memories and terrorized by ghosts, Megan tries to appear normal. When murdered men are found on lodge land, suspicion falls on her. Deputy Jason Belt, drawn to Megan’s beauty and wounded spirit, wants to protect her. Why does she lie to him?
After suffering years of abuse at the hands of her alcoholic mother, Megan wakes to screams, cries of murder, and the room splattered with blood. Sent to the mountains to live with the grandfather who’d once abandoned them, Megan must learn to care for her young sisters and manage Wind Hollow Lodge. Megan tries to ignore the haunting memories of her past as she struggles to live a normal life. But she can’t ignore the ghosts who terrorize her, nor can she calm the fear that her sanity is slipping away. When deputies discover the bodies of men murdered on Wind Hollow land, people start to wonder just how crazy Megan Wilson really is.
The investigation at Wind Hollow Lodge is just another case to Deputy Jason Belt—until he sees Megan. Drawn to her beauty and her wounded spirit, his oath to protect and serve takes on new meaning. But why did she lie to him? What does she have to hide?
Food is not a great substitute for sex, but it’s all I’ve got. It’s not that I’m not happy in my marriage. I am. George is a good man, and I love him. I love our two children. I love our home. I love our church. And I love my job. I love everything I have. And I’m bored out of my mind. I know God created sex for marriage. And not just for beautiful people, either. Sex is supposed to bind a man and wife; to give them an intimacy they share with no one else. Sex is supposed to be fulfilling. And fun! I think we’re supposed to want to have sex with our spouse. I look at the college students walking around the campus where I work, and I think they are getting way more out of sex than I am. And that is just not fair. George and I did it by the Book. We are the ones that should be tingling, panting, and dripping with lust. We’re the ones who should be the models of sexual satisfaction. I should feel as the bride in Song of Solomon felt: “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is more delightful than wine….Take me away with you–let us hurry. Let the king bring me to his chambers” (Song of Solomon 1:2, 4). But even Song of Solomon hasn’t helped spice up our boring chambers. And most of the time, I think George would rather have wine. I needed something else. I needed more specific instructions to liven up our life. But where does a sexually uptight, Christian woman (with a reputation to protect) go for help?
A cruise ship is an easy place to commit murder. Body disposal’s a cinch, and suicide’s the likely verdict. The only problem is determining how to choose the next victim.
Sad and sexy, women find Detective Jim Tanger attractive. He doesn’t care. His wife’s suicide three years ago froze his soul. When Jim hears that Sunburst Cruises has lost another young female passenger to an assumed suicide, Jim’s passions erupt. He pushes the department and the cruise line into letting him investigate. Battling seasickness and overwhelming shyness, Jim must protect the women and find the killer only he believes exists.
Julie Cooper loves her husband Joel. She hopes their anniversary cruise to Hawaii will be a new beginning for them. Before her suitcases are unpacked, someone unleashes a campaign of terror against her. Anonymous threats, cryptic messages in her cabin, and an attempt on her life force Julie to look at the one person who might want her dead; the one person she trusted with her life.
Who needs to worry about being cool in the fourth grade? Everyone-according to Ron, the new kid in class. He’s big, strong and mean, and he loves to bully the geeks who don’t measure up. Austin, JJ, and Josh need to figure out what makes them cool,so they have the confidence to stand up to the bully. They ban together to form The Geek Club and discover how awesome geeks can be.