J L R Webbie

Biography

J L R Webbie is a young woman from West Virginia who learned to read in early childhood and never stopped. She now writes short stories in her free time and works on a novel or two off and on. She works, does theatre, and enjoys outdoorsy activities such as Kayaking and white water rafting. She is a graduate student working towards a Master's in Education.

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Books

Invocation
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Price: Free! Words: 29,250. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
NaNoWriMo 2011 book. Last updated 2011-11-20 18:44:30
Alli, a girl enrolled at an elite private academy discovers she has a hidden aptitude for advanced magic. With the aid of her bestie and boyfriend, Adrian, she navigates her life around the school bullies. When hunky Sam joins her classes, she's drawn to his raw magnetism. But when Adrian's absentee father suddenly reappears, Alli finds herself caught in a war between white and black magic.
The Human Child
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Queen of Draiocht Vale: part 1 The Faerie Queen needs a human heir and fourteen-year-old Erin meets her needs. But Erin has plans of her own involving her best friend, Alex. To top it all off, there is a strange new girl in town who seems to have some powers of her own! Short Story inspired by "The Stolen Child" by W.B Yeats
Secrets of a College Dormitory
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Paydon Mallory is a college freshman. She and her roommate, Carrie can't wait for the school year to begin. But there is a dark secret in Elsie Newton Hall. Can Paydon and Carrie stop the madness once and for all, or will it claim them for its own? Short Story: Approx 2500 words
The Bookkeeper's Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Janine follows her impulsive cousin, Saphyre, to Istanbul, Turkey and finds she has disappeared after visiting a place known as "The Grand Archives". There is a dark secret at work: a young woman caretaker, handwritten autobiographies and a grotesquely beautiful lamp. Will Janine ever be reunited with her beloved cousin, or will Saphyre simply vanish like so many have before?

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Smashwords book reviews by J L R Webbie

  • Captured To Become A Vampire Prince's Bride on Oct. 11, 2013
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    Long story short, this books needs some work. Grammatically, certain phrases are used ad nauseum, for example, every character "smirks" There can be as many as 4 "smirks" per kindle page! Some of the dialogue lacks clairty as to who is speaking as well, the author gives no indication someone new is coming in until after they speak, which causes some confusion. Also, clearly some characters had their names changed through the course of the writing, one of the character's is "Jayden:, but sometimes he is referred to as "Joseph" and there was another name once, but I forget what it was, so this is an issue that needs addressed. However, that being said, this book is currently listed as a free book on Smashwords so perhaps the author plans to edit it at a later date. Now for the less technical grammary stuff and more into plot and characters. As a matter of personal opinion, I find the characters rather unrealistic in their reactions and behaviors, especially the human leading lady; and there is virtually no character development. I don't care how crappy your home life is, there is no possible way a normal, healthy young woman would accept being kidnapped and her best friend killed in front of her with so little negative reaction. She has her moments, of course, but as a whole the big reaction doesn't come until she has already been in her new home for MONTHS!It also really irks me how a big recurring theme is "what kind of person Alex (the leading man) is", but we never get a straight answer. Basically, this book is not marketable in its current state, it needs an overhaul grammatically and structurally as a whole. It is relatively short so it may be a work in progress but I would not recommend this one to anyone in its current state.