Ruth Jacobs studied prostitution in the late 1990s, which sparked her interest in the subject. Her Soul Destruction series of novels dispel the ’happy hooker’ myth and expose the dark world and the harsh reality of life as a call girl. She draws on her research and the women she interviewed for inspiration. She also has firsthand experience of some of the topics she writes about such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and drug and alcohol addiction.
Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, Ruth’s debut novel, follows Shelley Hansard, a heroin addicted, crack psychotic, London call girl who gets the opportunity to take revenge on a client who raped her. Soul Destruction: Unforgivable will be published in 2013 by Caffeine Nights.
Ruth’s second novel, Soul Destruction Diary: Inescapable, can be read on her website. The story follows Nicole O’Connell, Shelley Hansard’s closest friend in the first book, as she travels to Sydney, Australia, in the hope of breaking her heroin habit. The diary charts Nicole’s time there – the numerous people she meets and the situations, some dangerous and life threatening, in which she finds herself.
Ruth has recently published In Her Own Words… Interview with a London Call Girl. All the royalties received from this publication will be donated to Beyond the Streets, a charity that helps women exit prostitution.