J.R. Ayers


A struggling writer still struggling.


The Thing In The Mine
Price: Free! Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Local legend has it there are things hidden deep within the Appalachian Mountains that should never be disturbed. When excavation at a coal mine unearths more than a new seam of coal, the residents of a nearby town find out just how true the legend is when they come face to face with the Thing in the mine.
Return To Trinity
Price: Free! Words: 140,240. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.93 from 15 reviews)
At the end of the Civil War, two ex Confederate soldiers return to their homes on the banks of the Trinity River only to find a new type of war awaits them They meet a man who leads them on a journey back home where they encounter resentment, personal attacks, hostile Indians, oppressive Yankee occupation and a mutual romantic interest that threatens to tear the long time friends apart.

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Smashwords book reviews by J.R. Ayers

  • My Brother's Keeper on Nov. 14, 2012

    The author asks for revision input: I have two suggestions. First, you should not start a novel with paragraph after paragraph of prose written in italics; its just too hard to read. Second, and many new writers make this mistake, you should not write a complete novel in first person. It takes tremndous skill to carry a story line in the first person. It also limits a writer's range too much. These are some of the mistakes I learned the hard way. Hope my suggestions help.
  • A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1) on May 20, 2013

    Loved this book. The detailed police procedural work and investgative techniques were so interesting and the character development was ompelling as well. Overall, a fine read. Can't wait for more.