Nicole Earls

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Smashwords book reviews by Nicole Earls

  • Peril: A Ger Mayes Thriller on Nov. 07, 2011
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    This book was incredibly slow for the most part. There were several times when I wanted to put it down and not pick it back up. I pulled through and found the last quarter of the book made everything else pull together and became much more interesting. The main character is a complete buffoon, which no one should trust. He is a very good “hero”. Ger is a perfect example of how not every main character has to be perfect in order to make the story interesting. If in fact he was, it probably would’ve ruined the book. All in all a good read. I would say to anyone thinking about this one, make sure you give it time to develop and wait for the end to really catch you and pull the rest of the story up and out the trash.
  • Tyler Palewhite:Soft-Boiled Detective on Nov. 17, 2011
    (no rating)
    I had a lot of trouble with this one. The story seemed rather thrown together and not all that well plotted out. There was no transition from section to section. One second the characters are in a bar talking then in the next sentence the main character is leaning over a cubicle wall at work? That makes it very confusing to set your mind’s eye to what’s going on in the story. I’m a very visual person so I like to imagine what everything looks like as the story goes on and that is very difficult to do with this book. Not to mention that the story itself is rather boring, I feel like I’ve read or seen this same story a hundred times. This book is centered on a computer salesman that wishes desperately to become an author. He has written a book about a P.I. and when he realizes that no publishers want it, he decides to become a P.I. himself to help sell the book as if it’s based on actual stories from his job. (The thought that you can just jump into being a P.I. is a bit ridiculous, let alone the fact that he reads books about it and feels he knows what he’s doing? If he really did then he would know there’s licensing and actual detective work to do, and wouldn’t have ended up in the mess he was in.) Anyways, the story proceeds by him meeting a woman and trying to help her get her daughter back, when everything goes wrong. I was glad this book was short and I really had to struggle through it. The ending didn’t really complete the story but left it off as if there should be another chapter.
  • Finding Fiona on Dec. 09, 2011
    (no rating)
    This is a novella about a girl who suffers through a very dramatic event and comes out with amnesia. She is determined to find out who she is, where she comes from, and who her family is. She ends up finding out that she might not be who she thought she was and not everyone is honest with who they are. This story combines science with straight up drama. I liked the concept, especially not really knowing who the main character actually is, plus trying to see if everyone around her is who they say they are. The story is good; it’s a nice quick read that keeps you interested up to the end.
  • Bird of Prey: A Horror Novella on Feb. 15, 2012
    (no rating)
    Birds of Prey is an easy to read novella about some strange bird like creatures that are breeding and beginning to take over a town, by killing the citizens. These creatures are being hunted by a small hillbilly-ish group of men. This was a good quick read. The story was very fast paced and kept everything moving smoothly. By the time I reached the end I half way wished there was more to it. There wasn’t very much in the way of back story on the creatures (that’s usually my favorite part of any horror story). All in all, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick read.
  • Bird of Prey: A Horror Novella on Feb. 15, 2012
    (no rating)
    Birds of Prey is an easy to read novella about some strange bird like creatures that are breeding and beginning to take over a town, by killing the citizens. These creatures are being hunted by a small hillbilly-ish group of men. This was a good quick read. The story was very fast paced and kept everything moving smoothly. By the time I reached the end I half way wished there was more to it. There wasn’t very much in the way of back story on the creatures (that’s usually my favorite part of any horror story). All in all, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick read.