Artie Margrave

Biography

Tobi is a developing writer currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science. With your reviews, he hopes to become a reader's favourite. He currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Books

Mungojerrie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Two flash pieces and four short tales of horror, short but spinetingling nonetheless.
The Easiest Way To Survive The Undead
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00)
Atop the crests of the Allegheny mountains lie contained within the most peculiar of hiding places a secret that could help in preserving the rest of humanity should it happen the undead apocalypse, told only as legends by our forefathers do actually occur again.
Confessions Of A Graverobber
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
My name is Scavvy, and I eat corpses for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've travelled from here to there and everywhere. Now I'm here and you're and there could be problem. But of course, there doesn't have to be.
The Season Of Hyde #1: An Unknown Survivor's Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A Series of Tales about the End of The World told through the eyes of different survivors.
Payment Of The Field Guard
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 19,540. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
THERE'S A MURDER DOWN THERE! Keith Garland is startled by the old creature that finds him for help. Following her to her place, he finds out (or is forced to find) that a murder has more than a meaning, all of them dark, terrible and associated with one of the worst sorts of death. A novelette of horror in the spirit of Sam Hain.
Ready and... Action!!
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Price: Free! Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.86)
It's the zombie apocalypse and the living have been separated from the undead. However, life still goes on as normal. Normal means there're some who prefer to be on the spotlight more than others. But, to what length can people go to to make themselves known. A short story.
The Burnt Refuge
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Price: Free! Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00)
Gerry Broker inherits a voice from his dead grandfather, Joel Broker. Pestered by the voice, he's led to the town Joel Broker had worked as a policeman, to a year old burnt and isolated house. What secrets did the house have that connected the voice to his grandfather and what did the voice want from him?
Body Parts For Hire
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Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.67)
Let me tell you my story and maybe you'll be forced to change your mind and do as I say. I died in this place, deceived by that charming pup and her less charming she-wolf of a mother, both in the idiomatic sheep's clothing. You have a chance to believe me and save your life or suffer my own horrible fate. The choice is yours to make.
The Curse In The Chest
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Price: Free! Words: 34,850. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Royston Moses has made what he thinks is a magnificent find - a chest, glittering, promising, but completely out of place. He opens it and releases a century-old demon with a sole intent of looking for a pure virgin to breed his Legion. A journeying exorcist, Matthias Williams, is supernaturally directed to stop this menace. Will he succeed? Or will the Legion be birthed?
Hunted - Jake The Ripper
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Price: Free! Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.50)
A band of Hunters led by the ever belligerent Mad Prophet are after Jake, the last vampire alive. In between survival and escape, Jake finds a secret, one only he can stop.

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Smashwords book reviews by Artie Margrave

  • Fear's Child: A Novel on March 13, 2012

    A very interesting read. And fast paced too. I just couldn't put it down. It engrosses the reader just like Alex, only the reader's at the consuming end. Nice stuff.
  • Fear's Child: A Novel on March 13, 2012

    Good book. Very fast paced and engrossing.
  • Upon a Midnight, Clear on March 28, 2012

    Good book. Couldn't put it down until I finished. An easy read too.
  • We Stand at the Gate on March 28, 2012

    The very first one I've read from this author. Good book too.
  • Headless on March 28, 2012

    Loved it so much I deemed it unfair if I did not write a review. Good stuff. Couldn't put it down till I finished.
  • Heaven And Earth on March 28, 2012

    The grammar was quite sophisticated but beautifully organized. loved it completely. Good book.
  • Hamster Horror on April 15, 2012

    At least the author's got reviews. Something many of us are dying for. It's a short story but i was pretty disappointed with its organisation. Punctuation was very bad. Hopefully you'll learn from this.
  • The Peeling: Book 1 (Jeremy's Choice) on June 10, 2012

    A very different brand of horror not unlike a zombie but much more horrifying. The first book of this author I've read and I was wowed. If it'd been a 50,000 word novel and for sale, then yeah, it would've been 5 stars from me. Definitely. Eagerly Looking forward to more.
  • Bayou Myth on July 17, 2012

    In all of my years of reading (and that's a lot of years), I've never read a book that blended myth and reality with such brilliance and originality as Bayou Myth. Bayou Myth contains everything you're looking for in a book: drawing suspense, thriller, mind-disturbing horror, deep dark occult, pacey action, domestic humor, education, appropriate touch of romance, and then some; all in the right amount. The romance part really got to me as well as the other sections of the fusion. Loesche is a cheerful giver of characteristics to the book's personas, letting the characters develop and pulling you right along. Bayou Myth is an exquisite work of art. Yes! I said ART because only a work of art can be as beautifully designed as this book. What will keep me from reading Loesche's books, I pray our paths never cross. I can happily say I'm privileged to've read Bayou Myth. Who wants to touch me?! Bayou Myth is totally deserving of my fifth star (I'm always usually stingy with it). Keep up the good work.
  • Takers on Nov. 10, 2012

    Pretty original. Ok, a lot of original. Somehow, Jerry has told a fantastic story using the fewest words he could where each one of them pulls in your attention and pulls you right through the story. A lot of gore here, there, everywhere. It's a good short. Well done, sir.
  • Christmas Spirit on Dec. 04, 2012

    I was fascinated: to begin with. It's a very creative parody of the brilliant Christmas Tale by Dickens. Of course no one tells A Christmas Tale better than he does, Jerry did a mighty good job. Made me laugh, made me think, made me go over it, once and once again(haven't got the ending though). Good book. And a quick read.
  • Six Fright-Mares on Dec. 21, 2012

    An okay book. Makes a nice read. Capacity to hold your attention to the very last pages.
  • A Boy and his Blog - Days 1 - 14 on Dec. 21, 2012

    An original read. Worth the time.
  • Unleashed: Tail One on Dec. 21, 2012

    Good stuff! nice read.
  • Poetic Reflections: Keep The Heart Of A Child on March 03, 2013

    Review For Poetic Reflections: Keep The Heart Of A Child Ah, what a collection, what a compendium of verses and lyrics and intelligent craziness. All of life's abstractions, wisdom, fact, fear, instructions, guidance brought together under the unique hand, and voice, of Lori R. Lopez. I enjoyed it from the start, bookmarked really important poems so I can read them as over again as I wanted. It has everything from notes on heartwarming love to bonebreaking horror! I loved poems and lyrics such as Frantic (lost love), Miracle and Imagine (mother's veneration for child), Hallowing, Grimmest and The Macabre (three very humorously horrifying poems), My friend (a birthday poem written for who I believe I've met digitally), I had a friend, Ides Of March (remember Julius Ceasar?), The Deep dark woods, The Dark deep woods, Bugs and so on. It's a brilliant collection, really, not just a must have but a must keep.
  • A World Of Words: Volume One on March 03, 2013

    Review Of A World Of Words Clicking into the page of the first poem of this unique, genuine collection felt like going through the lonely wardrobe into another world, a Fantasia through the never ending story. Alright, I admit I get carried away a lot when it gets to books but this collection spoke to me through its separate voices of the existence of the wonderful world of Eath, until things fell amiss towards the end with bloody wars and unnecessary conquests. Of course when next Mr. Rafael Lopez is venturing into the fantastic land to obtain another collection from its libraries, I really wish to come along and experience this world firsthand. Here, Life is versed, explained, beautified through so many unique voices: Keckith, Yenba, Hefmok, Ax, Alindra and several others. It's a great collection. Looking forward to another unique stuff by Rafael Lopez.
  • Thirty Minute Guarantee on March 15, 2013

    A very good story, something unique. Worth reading, worth the time.
  • Recognition on March 18, 2013

    Just what I like about shorts. Great, quick reads, telling a fantastic tale with the fewest words manageable. I liked the story's premise and the main character and his characteristics, not someone you simply come across. A good piece of work.
  • The Caldecott Chronicles No.1 on March 19, 2013

    Okay, so I'm only just about to finish the book but I just had to leave a review based on what the book has made me feel thus far. It's magnificent, a genuinely unique zomby chiller! Just what I've been hunting for this here year. I love the two main characters and the setting of the story, class! It'll be great as a movie I do say. Well done, Mr Bullet. A good book overall. Beautiful illustrations too. Still can't believe I got it for free.
  • Elizabeth Rose on April 06, 2013

    This is a good book to begin with. It held my interest throughout the chapters and one will see that it's a work meticulously researched. It started slowly though as I had to understand the characters - a couple of them had alternate names - but as the pages progressed, action and thrill reached a fevered pitch before eventually and in time too, dropped. It was good writing, good story, worth my time and I'm looking forward to more. So you keep writing, Janus.
  • Next Door on April 09, 2013

    As always, Lori R. Lopez gripped my interest with her technique of writing after about five paragraphs in. Maybe from now, I'll learn to keep the neighbors to themselves, not like I relate much anyway. It was a steady and interesting read. Might need to be reread before completely grasping the situation. Well done, Lori. I'll always love your work.
  • The Boy Who Melted on June 13, 2013

    This book is the first I’ve read from this author and what prompted me to pick it to pluck it from the site of download was the fact it appeared to be the author’s first published work there. I got it for free so no one loses. It started up well, it had a very good premise that set a good foundation for the story to build upon. But built fairly it did. First I didn’t understand why the story was classified as horror. It should’ve been put under the mystery section as it poorly contained elements of horror, which I was disappointed with as I had downloaded it to read some mindbending gory stuff from some new guy. Then somewhere close to the finish, grammatical errors started to peep through the story, though not much to deter my interest in it. However, the writing was clear and precise and easy to read. It took me about an hour to read and absorb the story. Though it didn’t leave me wanting more, it was very interesting, fair justice done to a genuine idea. And now it has made me anticipate forthcoming works of this author.
  • I'm Sorry on June 29, 2013

    It was compelling and complete in its shortness. Well done, author.
  • The Nameless on July 20, 2013

    Following an interesting review format I found a reader post for a book, here's my review: Pros: >>First, an appealing cover. >>A quick read >>Quite visual >>action all through Bad: >>Has no brevity. I know I said it was a quick read but there were so many unnecessary words that hindered its flow, which leads me to the next point. >>Unnecessary adjectives, adverbs and poor use of similes >>Punctuation errors, spelling errors (thou, instead of though, etc) and grammar errors. >>Needs proofreading, editing. >>The writer tends to drift between past and present tenses in the narration rather than write in the present. All things said, it made a good read, and it makes me look forward to future works. Well done. And yes, readers, you'll like and enjoy it.
  • Nonsense on July 24, 2013

    You know what's confusing about this book? It's confusing. Do you understand me? No? That's how confusing it is. Inside this book are the gibberish gibberings of completely senseless, meaningful, senseless stories, that aren't stories when you begin but when you end, supposing you start from the end and not the beginning. Oh, someone help me. This book is a must read, if you must read it and not because I say so but because it doesn't say so. The writing is so unclear, it's very clear.
  • Crimson Rain on July 29, 2013

    This is a fantastic short, very interesting, original and introspective. The imagery was vivid and the idea was original and unique. I loved the new twist on vampire fiction (won't give spoilers). I was so caught in the narrator's misery that I came up disappointed when the curtain called. It's a very good outline for a novel/novella length work. Writing was also clear, clean and easy on the mind. Well done, writer.
  • In Extremis on July 30, 2013

    Real and creepy. Very creepy. A proper short story. Only has minor typos. Interesting read.
  • Sorcery & Subterfuge on July 31, 2013

    Generally, >>Beautiful, pristine, simple writing style, the way I like to read 'em >>Good, interesting stories >>Questionable pace >>Lovely, exotic mix Ereolon's Day of Demons >>Interesting characters. >>Nice take on mythical beings Prince of Runeguard >>Haven't got it yet Sceptre of Tanara >>Complete and original >>Interesting characters >>Lovely plot, engrossing. >>Had the feel of a novel >>Satisfying conclusion The Enemy Crown >>Interesting, complex plot. >>Complex, short but understandable Colour Of Silence >>Introspectively mysterious. Dark. >>Vivid. Good choice of words. Ryokin Master >>Humorous and interesting. Recommended for all lovers of Dark Fantasy. Impressive collection overall.
  • Graves on July 31, 2013

    I read this about two years ago and it was a masterpiece then, a keeper. Just today, as I was looking down my list for a new read, I fell upon it, and remembered I'd not told others about it yet. What a long time to keep a book hidden, so here: First, this is a fantastic short and a complete one too. What I love about it was its conclusion: the mystery, though solved, still remained a mystery. It's an evocative book, very vivid writing, enjoyable to read and engrossing. Worth all of my time reading it. Recommended to all fans of horror, and authors too.
  • Nightsound on Aug. 06, 2013

    Simply FANTASTIC! This must be the third best anthology I've read this year, the first still remaining Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscape and the second James Pratt's Horrible Stories For Terrible People vol. 1. It had not just horror but everything. Writing was attractive throughout, had a delightful cadence and the stories were more than interesting. Even the introduction was class and Flesh&Blood should be a literary classic, really! My best stories were Takers, In extremis, Feed, I. C. U., Nightsound, and of course, Flesh & Blood. Characters were most interactive, loved some, felt for some, hated some, was irritated by some. Good, good. Recommended for all bookworms and horror lovers.
  • Free Writer on Aug. 07, 2013

    Loved this. A lot of subconscious admonishings for both writers and publishers. Be very wary when meeting a publisher, but make certain it's in daytime and the publisher's office has at least a window.
  • The Adventures of Marco and Carla: The Dark Castle on Aug. 07, 2013

    This is the first of the series I've read and it appears to be a spinoff of a bigger story. The adventures of two adventure loving, inquiring kids whose love for the escapades only gets them into terrifying situations with mental long lasting implicational consequences. It's a good book, very suitable for young adult readers and I quite enjoyed it. Writing had a nice flow and was easy to read. But it has to be said that it could still do with some editing. The typos aren't especially glaring but are glaring nonetheless. I really look forward to reading more adventures of the trouble loving kids. :-) Liked the book. Recommended.
  • Zachary Zombie and the Wicked Worm on Aug. 09, 2013

    I enjoyed this story. Been long since I read a humorous outlook about zombies. Has a nice pace, definitely interesting.
  • At What Price? on Aug. 15, 2013

    This is a good and complete short, free of errors and very properly formatted. The author's style was very good, the words easy to read, and painted the details in my head without stress. The pace was brilliant, had a desirable cadence. The story itself was a bit complex but had an interesting plot. A lot was told, done, explained with an appropriate amount of words. Then there was a twist at the end that took me by surprise! I enjoyed it. Really enjoyed it.
  • Sphera on Sep. 11, 2013

    Sometimes I wonder why authors want their work to remain a flash when it has the potential to be something very big. Such as this story. It needed no beginning, it doesn't end at the end; you are smacked headfirst into the body of action. The abstract quality of Rob. Friedrich gets better by the publication and his visual description is brief but vivid. And wholesomely terrifying. Though there are redundancies in tiny jots, the enjoyment of the story is not taken away. So, even if technique needs little work, very well done author.
  • Sick Summer Camp (Something Horrific) on Sep. 14, 2013

    This was really good writing of a really sick tale. Loved it.
  • Muscle Memory 2: More Muscle, More Memory! on Oct. 15, 2013

    Silly, confusing, adventurous, humorous and downright bizarre. Good read.