James Jenkins


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  • The First Completely Electronic Robot and Science Fiction Limerick Book on May 29, 2013

    I previously read this after picking it up at Amazon. While there are a couple of cute ones, most of this is bad. In my review at Amazon I said: if I had a "be sure to never buy anything from this author" list I would take the time to add everything he ever wrote to the list. Given that I wanted be sure and mention it here as well, as I almost just got one his other works, just the thought make me shudder.
  • Terminal Sunday on May 30, 2013

    A well written, well thought out story. I enjoyed it an am on my way to find more by the same author.
  • Transfiguration on June 07, 2013

    As a science fiction work I think it has room to improve. Many science facts are thrown about in the book, some are very real, others not so much. The basic premise of the book, with leapfrog evolution is not new, but I have not seen it dealt with in this much detail before (good), but the science (fact and/or fiction) just did come together for me (bad). I read about half the book before giving it up. It felt like the book was developing so that some deity or alien race was going to be behind the changes, I kept hoping for some non-magicaly theory be presented and supported. Add all the government conspiracy and just no point in going farther.
  • The Census Makers on June 08, 2013

    Well thought out short story, Just the right amount of hints so you feel involved in the story wondering if what you think is what is really going to happen next.
  • The Moon is Cheese: Correspondence of a science abuser on June 08, 2013

    This books is presented as fiction, but I am pretty sure it has a stronger hold in reality then fiction. In any case it is a great short read for the fan of science and/or fiction.
  • Some Distinctive Features of Islam on June 21, 2013

    I downloaded this and converted for Kindle with Calibre, no problem. I found it an interesting read, that was well written. Motivated me to find some other works by the author.
  • Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth on July 04, 2013

    Cute book, a unique universe, well written and well thought out.
  • Tiny Earth 2 on July 04, 2013

    Read the first one, read this one and enjoy. Humor and SciFi combined in short read.
  • Bits And Pieces on July 06, 2013

    A group of well written short stories that make you think. I like the way the last story connects with an earlier story. If you like short stories of the potential near future that make you consider options, this book is for you.
  • Wild. on July 06, 2013

    Kind of strange, what should be several months/years of experience happen in a few hours. I found it kind of bumpy in places but readable.
  • Stealing Sunday on July 06, 2013

    JT Pearson writes touchdown story. You don't have to like football to enjoy this one.
  • The Island - Part 1 on July 06, 2013

    Nothing happens in this book, it is all character development and setting the scene. It is well written, but noting happens for sooo loonngg, I wanted to stop reading, I had actually given up when I noticed that I had also downloaded the next two books, so I made my way to the end. Will at least give the second book a shot, if I can gather the strength to load it to my kindle. Reminds me of "Mission Earth" where a trilogy worth of plot is stretched into 10 novels.
  • Transcripts from the Other Side on July 06, 2013

    I will be looking for further adventures on this work. The story is the first 3 chapters of what promises to be a longer work, it ends of a bit of cliff hanger, but not in an unpleasant way. The focus is on christian afterlife, with small bits of other religions tastefully included. There a few laugh out loud (while the wife was having a medical test, oops) surprises. It is good clean fun reading regardless of your beliefs.
  • Superior on July 07, 2013

    I had just read the short description, so was a little surprised as the story developed. The longer description gives you a better feel for the story. The plot was good but I thought the overly dysfunctional family detracted from the story.
  • Killin Machine on July 13, 2013

    The story flows and unfolds very nicely. I found the hints and the plot development perfectly timed. Everyone thinks they are they only normal person and Jake is no different, it is easy to immerse yourself in his being for this story.
  • The Iceman Lives for One Day on July 13, 2013

    Sometimes the best parts of life are after you are dead.
  • (Insert Appropriate Name for a Slightly Humourous Alien Story Here) Part 1 on July 14, 2013

    The work feels like it wants to the two main characters to be Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect. Other then a couple backdrop changes this first chapter is pretty much identical to the first chapter of the Douglas Adams most famous work, but not quite as interesting. I gave two stars, because I like the title.
  • The Island - Part 2 on July 19, 2013

    After struggling to finish the first book, got 9% through the second, which can be adequately covered by "And he went to the island meeting", before giving up.
  • The Farm on July 19, 2013

    At first I thought this was a good, but not exceptional work, a little below what I have come to expect from the author. But the next day I found I was still reviewing the story in my mind, and considering the message and the plot. (skip witty word play relating to the plot). When a short story is still making you think about it the next day, it is a 5 star story.
  • All Things Under the Moon on July 19, 2013

    This story is a great read, and fine story, except that at every new paragraph I was waiting for some science. There should have been news about, tides, weather and earthquakes and probably volcanic eruptions.
  • The Invisible War on July 19, 2013
    (no rating)
    I kind of feel obligated to write something, as there are no existing reviews. I read it but, the story never really grabbed my attention.
  • Outlawed Songs and Poems on July 19, 2013
    (no rating)
    "they have No Copyrights, for they were not written onto paper!" Copyright rules very by country, but as a generally rule if you put the words together and published them they are copyrighted. You might want to read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_licenses to learn how to release the work if that is your desire.
  • Death on July 19, 2013

    Well written, transcends specific religions.
  • The Dome on July 21, 2013

    I knew in the first couple of page, it was a well written story that I was going enjoy reading. I skipped past the big sex scene, just because the rest of the story was so good, I did not want to be distracted. Other then that I have not seen anything on the news, there is no reason for this not to be true story. Extremely well written with both narrative and multiple fist person perspectives. I don't recall reading anything quite like it before, very refreshing. Epilog wraps up the end and does not leave you hanging. Will be looking for more work by George Hoepfner
  • Fractured Neverland: We Are The Pickwicks on July 27, 2013

    Very cute
  • Gordon: a Tale of Heartbreak and Adventure on Aug. 01, 2013

    Great story, like Nemo only different :)
  • Friday Night Knife and Gun Club on Aug. 01, 2013

    Interesting perspective, well written, flows nicely
  • The Rats of New York City on Aug. 01, 2013

    Kind of different while being somewhat familiar at the same time. Good but not spectacular writing. I am going to looks for another work by the same author.
  • Like Clockwork on Aug. 02, 2013
    (no rating)
    I did not read the work, but bronze does not rust, it tarnishes.
  • Tales From the SFR Brigade on Aug. 05, 2013

    A group of mostly well written SciFi Romances, some are better then others. Links to other works by each author are given, if you want to look for more.
  • The Reductionists on Aug. 05, 2013

    One of my top three from this author so far. Well paced, well written, everything fit well inside the universe. A small surprise or two, in the plot.
  • The Circular Logic of Space Exploration on Aug. 18, 2013

    Short, fun and different. I enjoyed it.
  • The Range Trip on Aug. 18, 2013

    An interesting story, i did not "get" most of the references. And even though I did not understand what I missed until I read the explanation at the end, I still enjoyed the whole thing.
  • My Brother's Keeper on Aug. 20, 2013

    Reads well, you will enjoy your time spent with it, but it won't follow you around when you have finished it.
  • The Boy Who Spoke Mosquito on Aug. 20, 2013

    An interesting story, a bit different, but not overwhelmingly original.
  • Planet X91 the beginning on Aug. 20, 2013

    I would put this in the young adult category. Flows well and keeps busy. I am off to read the second book now.
  • How The Woot-Woot Girl Went Gently Into The Good Night And Other Applicable Stories on Aug. 24, 2013
    (no rating)
    Only a table of contents no stories
  • A Slightly More Civilized Game on Sep. 04, 2013

    A well written story. I liked the way plot pieces held and fell together. I subtracted one star in my rating for the ending. The logical necessity for story stumbles a bit in the end, you may not notice it, and I won't point it out. But I think there is room for a little polishing in the last page or two.
  • Public Toenails and My Fights Over Stolen Chicken and Such on Sep. 04, 2013

    Required reading for anyone in or considering being in a relationship with another human being.
  • The Invitation on Sep. 04, 2013

    There was an idea here that could have made an interesting story, but the story/plot/set-up fails in many places.
  • Slipped: A Short Story on Sep. 06, 2013

    Granting artistic license is a must before reading this short work. If you can live with the title you will likely enjoy the story as much as I did.
  • Solomon on Sep. 14, 2013

    Another great story by JT Pearson, the authors description of the plot is accurate, and the story is well written. If you like the description you will like the story.
  • In Space No One Can Hear You Scream on Sep. 21, 2013

    Short and cute. Worth the time read, might make you want to see what else the author has.
  • Twas the Night on Sep. 27, 2013

    Quick, cute and different.
  • Same Time Next Year at the Spaceport Cafe on Sep. 27, 2013

    Enjoyable, third party look at two lovers who meet at spaceport cafe.
  • The Price of Happiness: $10 on Sep. 27, 2013

    Slightly different, but does not feel real.
  • The Funny Bunny on Oct. 05, 2013

    A cute story line, but there are a couple of issue. The bunny in the pictures appears to a be a Netherland Dwarf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarf not a wild bunny. if you see a bunny with short ears or that otherwise resembles a domesticated bunny, please don't set it "Free". Find a suitable rescue in your area instead. Also Carrots are very high in sugar, and would be a bunny treat not a dinner item. Leafy green vegetables and hay would be better food choices http://rabbit.org/category/care/diet/
  • I Am Not White on Oct. 05, 2013

    I grabbed a few books and tossed on to the kindle, this was one of them. I had forgotten the description by the time I started reading, I was just enjoying a light story waiting for the plot to develop: WAIT, screeching halt! There is a lot more going on here then it seems at first glance. Go back to the first page, this time "read it". I will be reading it again, and probably again, this an extremely well thought out work, there are a lot of messages, and I may have missed a couple. Adding to favorite Authors, and going to get more works.
  • Among the Pages of a Seer on Oct. 05, 2013

    Just reading the review, makes me aware that you are so far ahead of me in wisdom, insight, and understanding, that I won't be able to grasp as single thought you have to offer; to bad :(
  • Walk a Mile on Oct. 11, 2013

    Great short story. It flows nicely, just enough words for the plot. Nothing extra nothing missing. Adding to my Favorite Authors hoping there will be more.
  • Deep Penitentiary 6 on Oct. 19, 2013

    Everything the description promises is here. If you enjoyed the move Kill Bill, you will probably enjoy this book. There are similarities but did not strike me as a clone. Story flows nicely, and is worth 4 stars, but the descriptiveness of the scenes was great, just enough that my minds eye could see most of the scenes in vivid color.
  • Staying Human on Oct. 29, 2013

    Well written speculative future. Nothing really earth shattering or never thought of that before, but it flows nicely and engaged me.
  • Lilith on Oct. 29, 2013

    Ok, but nothing really gripping. The plot is not surprising.
  • A Very Foggy Christmas on Oct. 29, 2013

    Rather stupid, if you like stupid this is for you. If not you will not be able to finish it.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf on Oct. 31, 2013

    Several VERY well written and well thought out works. Added to my Favorite Authors. Currently this work is free, and I highly recommend, you give it a shot. I see he has several other works, going to grab a couple more of the short story collections, then seriously considering purchasing a couple of his longer works. Good work, thanks for sharing :)
  • Darlings of Sci-Fi (Young Adult Anthology) on Nov. 03, 2013

    The first "story"is a teaser; "read more here" I scanned around a bit thinking there might be a whole story some place but did not find it. This is not a collection of short stories!
  • Squatters on Nov. 03, 2013

    Three and a half stars, not the best work by JT Pearson. Reads fine, and story moves along, but not the same caliber of work I have come to expect.
  • Small White Room on Nov. 05, 2013

    The words all go together well, but the story does not make any sense. If you have read the description then you have as much enlightenment about the story as you will have after reading it.
  • Dead Man's Mail on Nov. 05, 2013

    More satire than horror, Actually there is not really any horror. but a there is a fun bit of humor. In all likelihood this documentary of actual events.
  • Outgrowth of the Brain on Nov. 05, 2013

    Not to deep, but I liked it. Seems like it is the first in a series, going to get the rest now.
  • Service Provider on Nov. 05, 2013

    Well written and a unique story idea in an overdone genre. It provides an answer to a question that is often on my mind, if you lived (or were undead) for hundreds of years, how would you make ends meet?
  • Specimen on Nov. 16, 2013

    A fun look at how things can go wrong no matter how hard you try to make the right choice.
  • Deep on Nov. 16, 2013

    3.5 stars; well written but I found the story line somewhat predicable. The time line of the events in the last paragraph were unrealistic at best, but make for a mildly humorous ending.
  • Lady In The Box on Nov. 16, 2013

    A different take on the whole Jinni in a bottle story line. Flows and read well. Most (all?) of the adult content is suggestive rather than descriptive.
  • The Pennell Predicament: An Edenix Cycle Story on Nov. 16, 2013

    I did not find this story overly engaging. I never felt any relationship with the characters or the story line.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring New Corpse Smell on Nov. 16, 2013

    Very well written. I spaced the stories out over several days reading other works by other authors in between so I would have something good to go back to if the others flopped. The characters and their interaction are very real, in many cases I felt the stories where first person accounts, and the persons are often very different in different stories. Add to your library and take your time savoring these.
  • Ten Minutes on Nov. 24, 2013

    No real depth to the story
  • The Wedding Feast on Nov. 26, 2013

    Seems to depend mostly on rephrasing the same graphic scenes and providing unlikely plot directives to keep the story almost moving. There might be a good short story in it, but as is there are too many words for story. I read 47% before giving up.
  • Drive on Nov. 26, 2013

    3.5 stars the words flow well and there are just enough of them for story. But nothing really new or grabbing. Everything has pretty much been done before.
  • Morph on Nov. 26, 2013

    Cute and funny, I would read more works by this author.
  • The Last Reader on Nov. 26, 2013

    A good start, but I felt let down by the ending. There should have been something more. More than paying the price to learn to read, there is a price learning as you read. This kid in this world; what happens to him as learns different ideas from the books?
  • Allan Rickman Will NOT Die on Nov. 26, 2013

    4.5 stars. Interesting story line and plot twists. Not sure what it is missing for that last half a star, but it was fun, my brain juices were flowing trying to work out the details of what was coming next.
  • Alien Forever on Nov. 26, 2013

    Read 27%
  • Upshot on Nov. 28, 2013

    The writing style is a bit rough, but the story was an interesting peak into the life of a believable character. I would enjoy reading more of this character either before or after this event.
  • The Accident on Nov. 28, 2013
    (no rating)
    Please review the TOS, this in not a place for draft works.
  • What Neither Star nor Sun Shall Waken: A Sci-Fi Horror Story on Nov. 28, 2013
    (no rating)
    " Plunging from space at ten times the speed of sound" Just screams really bad science, I shuddered so bad just thinking about it I had to post a note.
  • From the Fire on Dec. 01, 2013

    Lame science, oxygen does not burn. Read about half of the work before giving up on it.
  • A Slight Delay on Dec. 06, 2013

    My wife and I both read this, neither of us have any idea why anyone would take the time to write this down. This is like I had stupid dream, woke up and wrote it down, there is no beginning and no ending, just a chunk in the middle. I actually came back here, expecting to find this was a teaser, it is not a story.
  • All Flesh Is Grass on Dec. 06, 2013

    The ending was obvious, AFTER i read it. Did not see that coming and no idea why. Great work going to look for more.
  • The Short Trip on Dec. 06, 2013

    This was cute, I read it without a memory of the plot descriptions and was pleasantly surprised at the ending.
  • Midge Fly and the End of The World on Dec. 06, 2013

    5 Stars for young readers. 4 Stars for adults. This was a fun book, characters are at the age when the first girl boy kiss occurs, and seems to be written for that age group or a bit older. The plot surprises where a bit obvious to me, but they should be about write for the younger audience. The story is worth reading, even if you are old like me. Full of great science, and as best I can tell there are no flaws in the current science or the future science. Readers are at some risk of getting educated while reading this engaging story.
  • Eight Hour Fiction #1 on Dec. 08, 2013

    The title of the book, could stand to be changed to something relate to the story. This is a well written, very busy and well thought out story that has that ring of possibility that makes it seems like; if it's not true today, it could be tomorrow. Looks like there are some other works by the Author, going to get them now.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Ghost Dust on Dec. 08, 2013

    Lots of well thought out, short stories. Each one is enjoyable, and well written. I have read several of the authors works, and have many more on my 'to read' pile.
  • The Cruel Path on Dec. 08, 2013

    Interesting story line and good delivery. The story takes a couple steps back in forth in the time line of the story, and does a great job of building anticipation. I was a little confused about exactly when the journey on the "Green Path" began, but the more I think about it, the more I think it is as it should be. I identified with the characters, and was with them every step of the way.
  • Beyond The Gate on Dec. 08, 2013

    A series of short stories, all stand on their own, but many connect in subtle ways. Some of the stories failed to draw me in and I skipped them, but I read most of them. "Other Worlds Than These" by the same author looks interesting so going to download it now.
  • The Seed on Dec. 12, 2013

    Well written, and not as political as you might be tempted to think. This story is about a seed of an idea, planted at time of difficulty and the look at what the outcome of the seed might ultimately be.
  • Historelic - The First Journal on Dec. 12, 2013

    The start is very dry, essentially a one man monolog (though there are other characters) describing a future 2500 years from now, I got about 15% into it and lost my place, did not feel it worth the effort to find where I left off and let it go. There may or may not be a worthwhile storyline in it. All the descriptive scenes describing the future world, without a strong plot to drive the story just make me bored. If those parts are important to the story, share them when I need to know them, if they are not important leave them out.
  • Beyond the Wildlands on Dec. 12, 2013

    A cute romance, in a battle field. The story comes together nicely. Going to grab another work by the same author.
  • Date From Hell: A Dwarves in Space Short on Dec. 12, 2013

    This is either poorly written or does not stand on it's own. Not sure which. I got through about 52% before giving up, I never found myself "in universe" with the characters.
  • The Erotic Adventures of Rubby the Robot and Other Smutty Sci-Fi Stories on Dec. 12, 2013

    Fun and naughty, when in the mood for both of those in story, this book is a good choice.
  • Ignorance of the Law on Dec. 12, 2013

    Funny, never really falls into the "hard science fiction, yeah I can believe that", but as a funny tale for science fiction fans ready to step away from believable science for bit, it is fun.
  • Baby Wipes on Dec. 15, 2013

    If you don't pay attention when reading this story you might miss some key points (like how the earth was destroyed). I found the concept of distribution of intelligence, interesting and fresh. Well written other then being a little bumpy at the start flows well. The bumpy start, might have been written differently, but it does come together after you have read the whole story. Worth reading twice.
  • The Ground Beneath My Feet on Dec. 15, 2013

    I am a fan of the authors work, but this is not one of his better works. He has some much better works, read one of them first.
  • If on Dec. 15, 2013

    Well written, and fun. I see several other works, going to get some more now.
  • Home On LaGrange on Dec. 15, 2013

    I am pretty sure, this is not fiction. Just not sure how the work is published in our time, as it happens in the future.
  • Prisoner 721 on Dec. 15, 2013

    There is much to read between the lines here. I tried not to go to deep, just stay mostly at the surface and enjoy the flow. If you are looking for though provoking or just a good read, you will find what you are looking for here.
  • For Whom the Tinker Toils on Dec. 15, 2013

    Well written and enjoyable, makes me want to read some more works by this author.
  • Mr. Snuffleupagus Is God on Dec. 15, 2013

    Very logical progression from beginning to end. When you think about, no other conclusion is possible. This is the second work I have read by this author. Now I have to go download all the rest their works.
  • Shelter From the Storm - A Ghost Story for Christmas on Dec. 17, 2013

    Well written, but this story has been written so much it's pretty hard to get it wrong.
  • Destiny Can Be a Real Pain in the Ass on Dec. 17, 2013

    The second half is not as well thought out as the first. Ok, but not one of the authors better works
  • Scale Free on Dec. 17, 2013

    Great story, well written. Found myself arguing with the characters a couple times. Will be looking for more works by this author.
  • Unfortunate Discovery on Dec. 17, 2013

    Not ready for yet. The book reads like it was written by an young audult, and not edited. The is a hint of an good idea there, but it is poorly executed. I kept reading thinking it really can't be this bad, there must be something, but no it is just bad.
  • Divine Diagnosis on Dec. 17, 2013

    No big surprises here, but well written and flows nicely. Interesting concept of the source of evil.
  • Ziora's Surprise on Dec. 20, 2013
    (no rating)
    2 positive reviews by 2 people who only review your work. Hmm....
  • Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure on Dec. 25, 2013

    An interesting story line, with plausible science and plot twists. I never got really immersed into the story, but did watch the whole thing from the sidelines.
  • Why Santa Shared His Soul on Dec. 25, 2013

    A great story and wonderful message, this is one you will want to share with your family.
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Babbers! (A Short Sci-Fi Story #1) on Dec. 25, 2013

    A sad start to a what is intended to be happy ending Christmas story. I never got pulled into the story enough to feel the happy ending.
  • Death of a Salesman's Boss on Dec. 25, 2013

    This is written to meet some specific criteria, which are described at the start. I kept feeling like the story could be better. It's not bad, but not really good either. I think I will go sample a couple other of the author's works, there is promise here.
  • Stuffed Monster on Dec. 27, 2013

    Fun story,
  • Hey, Baby on Dec. 27, 2013

    3.5 stars, interesting and flows well.
  • Hovering on Dec. 28, 2013

    There is a middle, but the beginning and ending are missing. The middle does not stand well alone.
  • Improper Improvisations 1 on Jan. 03, 2014

    A bunch of fun stories. Looking for more.
  • Lab Rats on Jan. 03, 2014

    Starts with lots of promise, but then it starts reading like a home work assignment. Names of pheromones are included WAY TO OFTEN, and attempts to weave them into the story become boring.
  • The Time On The Island on Jan. 07, 2014

    I read the description, and had a preconceived notion about the outcome. I did not figure out I was wrong until the end. I enjoyed the journey.
  • The Trees: A Collection on Jan. 07, 2014

    A good collection of different stories. Some are better than others. My first from this author, going to look for more.
  • Marvin and the 50 Foot Woman on Jan. 10, 2014

    The wife and I read this with text to speech while on a short trip. It was fun and funny.
  • Horizon on Jan. 12, 2014
    (no rating)
    "captured by a secret organ from NASA" by the same logic that tells me NASA does not have a spleen, I am pretty sure there may be a typo or two in this work. Declining to download at this time.
  • The Fickled Finger on Jan. 16, 2014

    Be careful what you wish for...
  • Why 'The Devil Came Down to Georgia' Is a Stupid Song on Jan. 18, 2014

    Once you stop to think about it...
  • Dark on Jan. 18, 2014

    Not executed to the same standard of some of the authors better works. Good start and ok end, but rather lame in the middle.
  • Not For Kids on Jan. 20, 2014

    Each tale is well written and strange; unique and enjoyable.
  • The Old Grass Tree on Jan. 20, 2014

    If trees could write, or maybe they can.
  • The Way Across the Road on Jan. 24, 2014

    Ok, not really good or really bad. Just kind of there. 'Prisoner 721' by the same author is a much better work.
  • The Justice League of Prozac on Jan. 24, 2014

    It was fun from a psychology perspective, it is probably more fun if your are comic/cartoon aware (I am not).
  • Advertising on the Brain on Jan. 24, 2014

    Well executed.
  • The Correct Way to Fill Out Form PCR-103-u on Jan. 24, 2014

    The beginning reminded me of another short story I read not to long ago (can't recall the name). This had a better ending then the other. Last page of the book offers links to some of her other works (none on Smashwords currently)
  • Sci-fi Shorts on Jan. 25, 2014

    Short interesting concepts. Promising author would like to see some longer works along these lines.
  • Ghosts on Jan. 25, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely, believable and fun.
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on Jan. 26, 2014

    I was actually kind of disappointed at the beginning as the description had me anticipating a different story. Once I realized the story I was really reading I was impressed. It reads as if written in 1950, with only a singly technological advance; the flying car. The story centers around a young man who lets perception and advertising guide his desires for a new car. Will the "small print", his coworkers and his girl friend Bliss, be able to show him the light?
  • Toy Garden on Jan. 26, 2014
    (no rating)
    Darker and more vivid than I expected.
  • The Red Bra on Jan. 26, 2014

    This reads very well if you let your brain fill in some of the behind the scenes details. Read it with your spouse for maximum effect.
  • The Old One on Jan. 26, 2014

    Well written, not sure why it is in fiction. Pretty sure it is true tale.
  • The Interview on Jan. 26, 2014

    Flows nicely, just barely Sci-Fi but still a fun read.
  • The Second Corollary on Jan. 28, 2014

    Not as good as 'Ghosts', Flows well, and major plot twists are unexpected.
  • Innocence Lost For Love on Jan. 28, 2014

    I enjoyed it, but felt like the story could be expanded to explore more of the universe. It claims to be related to the 'Wolfcaller Chronicles' (same author) I have not read any of those works, but reading the descriptions, I am not seeing the connection.
  • Pain Is So Close To Pleasure on Jan. 28, 2014

    Fun but unbelievable. Worth the time to download and read.
  • Light Reaches Earth on Jan. 31, 2014

    This a gay romance book, not a sci-fi book there may or may not be any sci-fi in it, but 7% in to the book during the third of fourth scene of one boy lusting after another, I stopped reading.
  • The Dark Divide on Jan. 31, 2014

    The story flows well, but the name almasti is not one I have ever heard used to describe sasquatch, And I spent many years living 100 miles southwest of Seattle. All of the events and the flow for the ranger and the campers do not have the ring of experience. I would not be at all surprised to learn that the author has never camped in forest.
  • Angels Don't Cry on Jan. 31, 2014

    Parts of this are Laugh Out Load funny. Regardless of your belief system you will enjoy this God/Angel/Humanity story.
  • Detuned Radio on Jan. 31, 2014

    I don't recall ever reading a zombie story like this before. It was fun and refreshing.
  • All Night Gas on Jan. 31, 2014

    A little unexpected plot twist, given the starting location. Rather predicable in the ending.
  • Grylio on Feb. 01, 2014

    A young adult adventure, very well executed. Going to download the rest of the authors related works now.
  • Brainwash on Feb. 06, 2014

    There is no set up in the beginning of the story. Some one sits down at desk and starts spouting their beliefs. Stupid and boring, did not finish.
  • Ghosts of Nyzon 5 on Feb. 06, 2014

    Interesting concept, but the plot is poorly executed. I found everything to feel like someone telling a story, I never got that ring of realism. As an example, the universe has instant communication between star system, ok no problem, but you have a huge problem developing and you wait a month for a pilot (minor character) to arrive at another star base before sending help. This is but one example, every plot development was similarly lame.
  • Nice Weather We're Having Today on Feb. 06, 2014

    I tagged this one as 'read again' in my library. A short work, that mixes so many concepts in so many ways so nicely. The scenes are described wonderfully, and the story has unexpected twist near the end,
  • It's A Wonderful (After) Life on Feb. 06, 2014

    A slow start, I was wondering why I had added this one to my reading pile as it seemed kind of out my regular style. I didn't find I why I liked it until the end. This is a good story to find on your ereader, one day when you don't recall why you put it there. A slow start, and Hmm didn't see that coming at the end. Flows nicely, if you like a little more human interest than I do, you will probably find the beginning more enjoyable than I did.
  • One Last Job on Feb. 06, 2014

    4.5 stars, The story is well written and flows nicely, but it was not over the top you got my attention, edge of my seat kind of story. It starts in the middle of a significant scene, and follows the escape of two characters. Suspense was nicely done, I had a couple of ideas what the ending was, but did not KNOW until the end.
  • The Great Gray Superhighway on Feb. 06, 2014

    I did not finish this book, giving two stars. This is part medical thriller, part science fiction (very near future) and part fantasy. I read 61% and while the writing and flow were ok, the book has way to many words in the middle. The lead characters are all financially well off, the believability factor of mundane plot points is low. The medical/science is glossed over lightly. When I stopped, there was insufficient motivation to read another 50,000 words.
  • Home At Last on Feb. 09, 2014

    Not particularly witty or original, not bad or good. Does not give me any desire to look for other works by the author.
  • Waking Up Different on Feb. 09, 2014

    Well written with a nice flow. One of many I have enjoyed by this author.
  • Flying Toasters - The DeadPixel Tales on Feb. 09, 2014

    Some good some not some good. I liked Prism by John Gregory Hancock the best.
  • Gray's World on Feb. 09, 2014

    This was the second book I have read by this author the first being 'The Pen'. Given that this is the first in the authors 'Space and Speculation' series, it seemed a good candidate to see if I wanted to read more by the author. I don't want to read more.
  • The Pen on Feb. 09, 2014

    This is an ok revisit of a classic story line. As it stands the work peaked my interest in the author, and I tried a second work 'Gray's World' by the same author.
  • Mining Games on Feb. 09, 2014

    Big business and the little guy, the basic plot has been done before, but this was well executed and enough original content and plot to keep me interested. Reminiscent of 'The Man Who Sold the Moon, by Robert A. Heinlein (1949/1951)' in a good, not copycat kind of way. Going to look for other works by the author now.
  • Last Cigarette on Feb. 13, 2014

    Nice little story, I suspected the ending, but was not sure until the end if I was right or wrong.
  • Dystopian Lullabies on Feb. 13, 2014

    I got through 21%, Nothing to latch on to. All I got was the talking noise that Charley Browns parents make.
  • The Mafia Emblem on Feb. 21, 2014
    (no rating)
    Your books description, gives the impression that editing is very low on your priority list.
  • Ned on Feb. 23, 2014

    Well written & engaging. Going to look for more works by the author.
  • Enduring Endurance on Feb. 23, 2014

    A good reworking of the classic misfits succeed plot line. No big surprises, but was enjoyable to read.
  • The Alien Adventure! on March 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    Two thoughts, 1. Proofread and edit your introduction. If it is not attractive, there is no point in looking at the book. 2. Your story concept is interesting, but the work needs more polishing.
  • The One Discovered (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 1) on March 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    Of seven reviews, 6 reviewers with no other reviews use similar words to describe their enjoyment of this work. In spite of that I have downloaded the work, and when I get around to reading it (maybe a while) I will post an honest review.
  • All That Sparkles is Not... on March 03, 2014

    I read about half of this, I think I might be a bit old for it. Not bad but not what I was looking for.
  • Breakthrough on March 03, 2014

    Nothing new, or spectacular. It is a story that has been done before.
  • 21 Games for the Mind That Won’t Shut the $%&* Up! on March 05, 2014
    (no rating)
    There is a disclaimer in the beginning of the book on who "this book isn't for" it is a fairly extensive disclaimer. I am not the target audience. If you can't tell if you are part of the target audience you should probably skip this one.
  • Man Sues Machine - Judicial First on March 05, 2014

    I got this book for free during the "Read an Ebook Week'' sale. I would rate it about 3.5 stars not bad, but room to improve. I am not really drawn to look for more books by the author. The story idea was interesting, but it felt chopped up, and I never got a flow like I was living/believing it.
  • A Woman To Die For on March 05, 2014

    Several interesting twists, part felt a little unreal, but it all came together. The ending did a good job of explaining the parts that felt unreal. I will be looking for more works by this author.
  • Redacted #823 on March 05, 2014

    A bit different, a little SciFi, a little Twilight Zone, a little Mystery. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Keep Off The Grass on March 05, 2014

    I just barely have enough awareness of England to have caught the significance of the ending of the book. It is still a good read even if I had not 'got it'.
  • Hypnotizing Chickens on March 11, 2014

    I liked the story and the characters, but it felt unfinished. I wanted to read about what happened between the restaurant and departure time.
  • The Ten Second Time Traveller on March 11, 2014

    A nice one minute story about 10 seconds
  • The Hunters on March 11, 2014

    I read the preview "things are not always what they seem" and I made the wrong assumption about what "they" were. I was wrong, which is always worth and extra star.
  • The Dimitri Strain on March 11, 2014

    To the best of my knowledge I am not related to the author. There is a grain of an interesting story in here, but I the writing needs a bit more polishing and editing. WAY TO MANY WORDS IN ALL CAPS. I had a hard time following at the beginning, just trying to figure out what was going on. About halfway through I got a good idea of the story line finally, but the execution and the CAPS prevented me from finishing.
  • Mngwa on March 11, 2014

    This is a brief glance into a time/place that I was not familiar with before reading the work. This may be a completely true first person tale.
  • Angelverse Volume 1: Stories from the End of the World on March 11, 2014

    I wanted to like this. I read episode one, but the story just did not pull together for me. I stopped at the end of episode one.
  • The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels on March 11, 2014

    An interesting mystery that was much more than I thought it would be. A couple of plot crutches help bring closure at the end, but I liked the way it matured from a small beginnings into a fuller adventure.
  • The Nexus on March 14, 2014

    I previously got this work on Amazon (with DRM) and now it is here DRM free. Grabbing the DRM free version now. The following is the review I wrote on Amazon April 26, 2012 Think twice before starting this book on work night, I was up very late reading "one more part". The main character is a natural female "James Bond". She has a natural talent for doing the skills that make being a spy, special forces agent or criminal someone special. The writing is very smooth, and I felt that every action was reasonable and believable in the characters universe.
  • Ellipses... on March 15, 2014

    I did not "get it", got confused and moved on before finishing it.
  • Milk Run on March 15, 2014

    Flows nicely, everything is reasonable, but nothing really new or spectacular. I don't regret reading it, but neither do I feel like I would have missed something by not reading it.
  • Mary: A Short Story on March 15, 2014

    To much of the writers effort is focused on trying to create a hidden threat. The story suffers from a lack of realism secondary to trying to force the fear from brief incomplete images of the threat. Example, three cops on a scene with two cars, leave one car at the scene and the three take one car to a restaurant. There are just so many things wrong there...
  • Disclosure - Is This the First ET Interview? on March 15, 2014

    This is transcript of an interview with an ET. Other than the fact that the men in black have not removed it from the internet, it is completely believable. Williams is an annoying interviewer, who fits perfectly into the mold of the story, the ET has exactly the right answers so by the end I was convinced this was a true transcription. I picked this up during the recent free book offer, and now I am going to have to seriously consider laying out real money to read some of the authors other works.
  • Phooka on March 15, 2014

    Good feeling follow from the reading of this book. There is an unsolved mystery, but it is appropriate to the story line, so I did not feel like part of the story was missing.
  • Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole) on March 15, 2014

    A different perspective on visitors to Earth. I enjoyed the read.
  • Holland's Tunnel on March 20, 2014

    This is a fantasy adventure of life and the mind. The lines between reality and fantasy are blurred. I enjoyed the story, but it felt a bit bumpy in place, which was by intent, but if felt like their where some bumps that should have been there. Over all a good work.
  • The Last Moment Loop on March 20, 2014

    Well written with a good flow,
  • At the End of the Universe on March 20, 2014

    I am not up to the task of writing a review for a work of this quality. It was real, it was believable, and I was emotionally involved with the character very early. Goes in the read again pile and will be looking for other works by the author.
  • The Politics of First Contact: A Short Story on March 20, 2014

    Not overly good or bad. It just is, nothing really new or surprising.
  • Harold Creeny's Unfortunate Day on March 28, 2014

    An interesting look at risk and OCD.
  • The Dead Celebrity Space Corps on March 28, 2014

    Ok, but not as good as other works by the author.
  • We Stand at the Gate on March 28, 2014

    Two believable characters, in an interesting situation.
  • The Ghost Of A Chance on April 09, 2014

    I read 20% and did not see any reason to read more. Formatting note, the mobi version seems to all be in bold.
  • Bad Apple on April 09, 2014

    3.5 stars The words and story flow nicely, but the ending felt very out of character for the person of Jonagold. But the writing was nice enough that I will be giving another work by the author a look.
  • Dobharchu on April 09, 2014

    Yet another great work by the author. Thank you for making these so real.
  • The Night Bus on April 09, 2014

    Interesting take about moving on, Similar works have been done. This lacked something and never got me feeling the character was real, rather it is a fantasy bed time story.
  • Space Vulture on April 09, 2014

    Space opera, I read 23% for putting it away. Bad guy, gets captured by 1950's style sparkling good guy. Through a series of events the bad guy has to do good things for all the wrong reasons.
  • Bunyip vs the CWA on April 09, 2014

    4.5 stars A very funny look at an impossible scenario, that I never doubted was real for a moment.
  • The Resurrectionist on April 09, 2014

    Read 37% before giving up. Granting all the science is real, and the infrastructure exists as described; Nothing about the character situations or plot development felt real, believable, or even remotely plausible.
  • A Numbers Game on April 13, 2014

    A great insight to other perspectives.
  • Worm on April 13, 2014

    Funny, worth the time to read.
  • Mythical on April 13, 2014

    I read 70% before giving up. I wanted to like the story for the premise, and it's potential. It never felt real or plausible. After reading as much as I did, I wish I had stopped sooner, it never got better, worse maybe...
  • DEAD(ish) Omnibus: Books 1-5 on April 13, 2014

    I really enjoyed this work. I had previously read 'DEAD(ish)' and on finding the Omnibus: Books 1-5 By Naomi Kramer, I had to read it ALL. All the connected stories are told, in a series of first person perspectives by the different characters which moves the story along very nicely. I remembered how much I enjoyed the first story, but had forgotten the alternating first person perspective thing... I tried to read it with text to speech (Kindle Keyboard), while driving on trip with my wife. Unfortunately text to speech is not so good at highlighting the perspective change, so it really does not fit that mode of delivery. So I had to put it aside for another day, and read it with my eyes (old school style), very worth it. P.S. I think this was the first book I paid real money for on Smashwords, and it was worth paying for.
  • The Spirit Of The Game on April 13, 2014

    Real characters, with a plausible story line.
  • The Road To Toontown. on April 13, 2014

    I enjoyed the movie, so wanted to give this work a try. Read 16% and gave up.
  • Mister Mercury: A Modern Greek Myth on April 13, 2014

    3 stars as a written work, 4 stars for a 'text to speech' work to read during a commute. There are way to many words for the plot, many points are repeated, which if you are listening to while driving in traffic makes for a good commute work, no worries about missing a subtle plot point. The characters have depth, and are believable. The plot line is plausible, and the universe only slightly off reality from the one I live in.
  • Moses, God and the Plagues- A Pharaoh's View on April 17, 2014

    I picked up a copy of this work a few months ago. This is an interesting perspective, that many may not have considered.
  • Slipping Away on April 17, 2014

    A good work that is representative of the authors skills. A well told tale.
  • Fairy Tale Fusion on April 17, 2014

    I have read a number of works that tried to use public domain characters is a new, wonderful way. Most fail badly. This is well written and feels very real. It is a collection of short works, that occur in the same universe. As with group of short stories, there are some I like better than others. When I finished reading the first "Fairy Tale News" I was trying to figure out what I would need need to do, to convince Smashwords to let me post 6 stars on 5 star rating system. This is a realistic and believable, strong possibility it is not fiction.
  • Good Note on April 24, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely and lets you into the mind of the main character. I am guessing more than one person has had this fantasy, while riding the bus.
  • Space Danger! First Sweep (Short Story) on April 24, 2014

    ok, but not did not engage me. Felt a bit unrealistic.
  • Jane 8086 Part One on April 24, 2014

    Fun & Interesting. Need to read part two to get a better feel for how it will develop, going to look for part 2 now.
  • Kitty on May 02, 2014

    Not really good or bad, short and no big surprises. I am going to look for another work by the Author.
  • Huff and Puff on May 02, 2014

    A different perspective on an old tale. Worth the time to read.
  • You Reap What You Sow (The Ark Project) on May 02, 2014

    Started out interesting, but I did not find the political/financial plot lines realistic and stopped reading about 42% into the book.
  • Jane 8086 Part Two on May 02, 2014

    Part two is better than part one, Going to download parts 3, 4 & 5 now.
  • Halaka, The Laws Of The Universe on May 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    I only read about 4%, the mobi version (at least this far) is mostly in bold font, which was somewhat distracting. There was nothing capturing my attention, and my passing familiarity with the Jewish religion was not enough to keep me going.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As on May 08, 2014

    I have no idea how Nicolas does it, there must be so many people running around in his brain, not sure how he gets anything done. Each story is great, so many perfect first person accounts, each unique and person different enough that you can not believe they all where imagined by the same person. It feels like they must be true works be several different people, the diversity of story and personality and realism seems to great for any one person to create as fiction.
  • How I Saved Humankind on May 08, 2014

    3.5 Stars Well written, but not super engaging or thought provoking.
  • The 53rd Attempt on May 08, 2014

    In some times things work out... Some place between the top and middle of this authors other published works.
  • Jane 8086 Part Three on May 08, 2014

    And the story continues...
  • Jane 8086 Part Four on May 08, 2014

    And the story continues...
  • Jane 8086 Part Five on May 08, 2014
    (no rating)
    And the story continues...
  • Fossil Hunt on May 15, 2014

    SciFi Verging on Fantasy. It was a fun read. I will be looking for other works by the author. 3 stars because it didn't feel real, but it was a good story.
  • A.K.A. The Alien on May 15, 2014

    True future history here... It has not happened to us yet, but pretty sure it will. Read this a few days ago, and still smiling at the way somethings turned out :)
  • Making God on May 15, 2014

    The first part of the book is character development, In my personal taste (others may differ) it was to much to soon. The rest of the book was an interesting perspective on religion in story format. Neither really good or really bad. This is more of an exploratory trip on religious theology that I have not come across before. I did read the whole thing (text to speech while commuting).
  • Journey Through Time (A Time Travel Adventure Collection Part 1) on May 22, 2014

    I read 36% percent at pretty much every plot fork the worst possible logical choice was made. No interest in reading more.
  • You Know I Think This Line 'O Work Might Agree With Me on May 22, 2014

    A nice little story.
  • The Mermaids of the Darian Coast on May 31, 2014

    A moderately interesting mix of history and lore. It does not cause me to go seeking other works by the author, nor does it make me want to avoid other works should I come across any that look interesting.
  • Miniature Fiction: 50 Very Short Stories on May 31, 2014
    (no rating)
    To short for me, I read the first 5 and stopped.
  • Socrates, Unafraid on May 31, 2014

    Requires a familiarity with historic figure Socrates, to fully grasp the goings on.
  • First One There Dies on May 31, 2014

    Slightly implausible in a few plot points, but not terrible. Another fun read by Ray.
  • Does Not Meet Our Needs on May 31, 2014

    An important read for aspiring authors.
  • The Lie on May 31, 2014

    It's sad that this may not entirely be a work of fiction.
  • Impact on May 31, 2014

    Everything may not be as you believe it is. A worthy read.
  • Leonard And Molly on May 31, 2014

    There are some strange but believable twists in this one.
  • Just Like You on May 31, 2014

    Issac Asimov had three rules for his robots. TC Phillips is not following the leader...
  • Particle on May 31, 2014

    All I can say is "Glad I read it".
  • Moments In A Crowd on June 01, 2014

    I had this sitting on my kindle for a while, did not have the cover image in mind when reading it. I found to be quaint retelling of an old time travel scenario. I did not guess the subject during the reading of the work.
  • Main Street Tavern on June 01, 2014

    An often told tale, with no significant improvement. It should have brought me some emotional response or some sense of mystery, it did neither.
  • Lotus: Revelation on June 01, 2014

    Well written intriguing story of a young female assassin. Hope the author writes more.
  • The Letter on June 01, 2014

    It is not Science Fiction, It might be Fantasy, more accurately it is a modern interpretation of mythology. Really its a less then optimal executed drama. I guessed the author of the 'Letter" early, and found the entire scenario from start to end to be unrealistic.
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blew on June 01, 2014

    Another fun story by author
  • Desperation on June 01, 2014

    A quick fun read.
  • Kim Hyejin (Something Super) on June 05, 2014

    As glimpse inside the mind of young princess it was very good. But it felt unfinished, the super soldiers where only lightly touched upon, if this is part of series the place in the series should be called out in the description. What happens when the young lady, finally realizes the difference between what she has been taught and reality?
  • Reverse on June 05, 2014

    strange but not compelling
  • 329: An Atomic Fable on June 05, 2014

    A extremely well written engaging story. There is a bit of science and history in the back ground of the story, all of which is accurate (at least to my knowledge). I can't add anything not present in the description. I am looking forward to more works by this author.
  • Not Eddie on June 05, 2014

    One of Ray's better works. Putting it in my 'read again' pile.
  • Drowning on the Inca Trail on June 05, 2014
    (no rating)
    Nothing says "DO NOT READ ME" stronger than 4 top notch reviews by brand new reviewers right after the authors first publication on smashwords.
  • Auto-Correct Shortcuts (An Introduction) on June 19, 2014

    This is not a list of keyboard short cuts it is a list of auto correct, used in the authors operating system. See Wikipedia to learn what keyboard short cuts really are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_shortcut
  • JON-29 on June 19, 2014

    Not super fantastic, or super bad. But a better than average combination of SciFi, Military and Romance.
  • Rescue Mission to the Stars on June 26, 2014

    To many words... I think there might be a good story idea in here, but there are way to many word. Words are growing like weeds here, needs a serious editing. I read about 8% before giving up.
  • Farewell Old Girl on June 26, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely. I was intrigued by the photo and the intro. I found myself wanting more earlier stories in the relationship.
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the O.K. Corral on June 26, 2014

    Looking into a well known event from a different angle. I enjoyed the movie and I enjoyed the short story. Going to look for more works by the same author, putting this in my read it again pile.
  • Tales from the Creature Keeper: Survival Critters on June 26, 2014

    Well thought out characters in a well thought out universe. While not stayed, it feels like the target audience is young adults and/or children old enough to play video games with weapons in them. I have not read the related story, and this stood by itself nicely.
  • Book Authors Need Your Help on June 26, 2014

    I read a lot of books and write a lot of reviews. I think this is a good resource for review writers. It also contains a long list of places to find free books (which does not include smashwords?)
  • The Golden Mask on July 06, 2014

    Not particularly good or bad. It never felt like it could have been real.
  • Five Days on Pimu on July 06, 2014

    In the title story; several plot points seemed fairly unrealistic. There is an attempt later in the story to try an explain them, but still seemed rather weak. After finishing the first story I was not motivated to read the rest of the book.
  • Castles Made of Sand on July 06, 2014

    The authors description of the work is accurate, not super engaging as is, but I do feel like I would like to try another work by the same author.
  • One Man's Treasure on July 06, 2014

    A nice little story about a big mean dragon, and those who would steal from him. The story felt a little wobbly where a third member joins the plot, but otherwise, a nice progression with realistic characters and events (in universe). Hope to come across more works by the author.
  • Travelers Among Strange Worlds (Short Stories) on July 06, 2014

    3 Different and unique stories. None of the stories are mind altering new concepts but they are well executed stories that reminded my of other stories I have enjoyed, as much as I enjoyed these.
  • Tra-Con-Per-Ski! on July 06, 2014

    Mostly interesting, fun stories. I don't feel compelled to look for other works, but if I stumble across one, I would probably give it a read.
  • Secret Stories on July 06, 2014

    Some of these works are really short, I think one has a title almost as long as the body. Many of the are strange and lack that high point climax that many works of fiction have, many felt like first person tales, of actual events. There is a certain lack of polish that makes them... I don't know what it makes them... But I kept reading them one after another like a bag of chips, you can't have just one.
  • That's When the Penguin Walked In on July 06, 2014

    As strange as the title sounds, that how strange the story is. I read it all, and enjoyed it.
  • A. K. A. The Alien: series 2 on July 06, 2014

    And the fun continues, not a stand alone. If you have not read the first one, go get it. I liked the second a bit more than the first, but you definitely need to the first to full appreciate the second one. I am waiting for the third, so guess I will need to add Lindsay Tomlinson to my favorite author list so I will be sure to check in once in while to see if part 3 is out yet.
  • Bodies Are Disgusting on July 06, 2014

    As the two existing reviews are from people who know the author, I will tell you I don't know the author, I stumbled across the work and picked it up for free (you set the price = 0.00). There is a lot of indeterminate identity stuff going on in this work, I was maybe half way through the work before I realized just how much, there are crazy mixed up, people and 'Gods', in the same way that some people you probably know are mixed up. What makes this work good, is that both the people and the not people are real, every personality is struggling through an event, and neither they nor you know how it is going to turn out.
  • When Shadows Rise on July 10, 2014

    I am not familiar with the parent work(s) so can not address from that perspective. I found the work to be kind of bumpy (plot wise) and way to many words. I did not finish reading it.
  • Apocalypse Witch on July 10, 2014

    An interesting look into universe, seems like this is mostly character development but the plot moved forward with sufficient speed to keep me engaged.
  • Losing Time on July 10, 2014

    This is a fun work, I generally don't read plays, but this was a pleasant experience. I had no problem watching the entire play, play out on the stage in my brain. Working in corporate office environment it is easy to identify with the reality of Two's plight.
  • Dan Sherman Space Guardian All Worlds Book One on July 10, 2014

    There is a good idea for story here, but there is much room for an editor before this book is ready to be read. To many widely diverse changes, plot hiccups and such. The sub plots are bumpy and while I like the idea, the execution needs a lot of work.
  • Crystal Creek - An Adventure Story on July 10, 2014

    A quick realistic look into a life changing event. Going to look for more works by the author.
  • Old Man on July 10, 2014

    Not super good or bad. I read and enjoyed it, but no big surprises or disappointments.
  • Isis on July 10, 2014

    A realistic and believable look at tomorrow (or maybe today?) I can't really add anything not already in the description. The universe is functional and could be ours, the story progressed nicely and was realistic.
  • Land For Peace on July 17, 2014

    A nice short story, not overly good or bad. I will be looking to down some other works by the author.
  • Best Intentions on July 17, 2014

    Every relationship is different, this one a bit more different than some others.
  • Interstellar Conference Call: ET Calls Collect on July 17, 2014

    This is a funny wacky adventure, I enjoyed reading it will be looking for more by the author. The main character occasionally speaks directly to the reader, a writing style that is difficult to accomplish well, done very nicely.
  • Goblongo 1 on July 17, 2014

    Not overly good or bad. I have enjoyed other works by the author more.
  • Jikininki on July 24, 2014

    Another great trip, hope the author writes more soon. This looks like the last work she has published, come back write more please!
  • One Smaller Step on July 24, 2014

    Another strange journey, it was an enjoyable read, but it felt out of sorts near the end, the additional 3 characters at the end, did feel justified by earlier plot development. A good story line, but room to rework and expand.
  • How About ... Variety Smack? on July 24, 2014

    I am not familiar with the comic, so I probably missed some of the relationships here. I would not recommend as the first book to read by the author, but once you have read some of his better works, you may enjoy the insights here.
  • The Bus on July 24, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, the character has some internal thoughts that interesting to watch develop.
  • Feeding the Dragon on July 24, 2014

    I generally avoid books that include review quotes in the description, very glad I made an exception in this case. I read this once, and enjoyed it. The next night I had to read it again and I enjoyed it even more. It is going in my 'read again' pile. Fantastic plot line and very well executed delivery.
  • Ferryman: An Agnostic Afterlife? on July 24, 2014

    The description does a good job of describing the plot line, I read through a few 'stories' and was not feeling strongly about continuing. I did skip to the back and scan the last few pages, but I am unmotivated to read the whole thing.
  • A Frolic of Children on July 24, 2014

    The description reads much better than the book. I read about 40% before giving up on the work. Much of it is written in a narrative format that is more like an outline of what should happen in this place in the book. I never felt like a I was there, more like I was reading a proposal for a story that someone want to tell but has not fully fleshed out.
  • We Interrupt This Program on July 24, 2014

    Echoing Mary Blackwell's review, Would enjoy watching the play, but reading this work is only Ok.
  • Valentine's Dance on July 24, 2014
    (no rating)
    It looks like this is the second of four works in a series. https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/5405 It looks like the author is trying to sell the first work for $3, and giving away the following related works. As it is unclear if the following works require reading the first work, the author may want to review their marketing strategy
  • The Yggdrasil Codex on July 31, 2014

    Only 20% of this book is the title work, the rest is a teaser about a following work. This is described in extended description "(This short story is 3200 words) " The work is neither overly good or bad, I did not find the plot development plausible.
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds on July 31, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, story line is not unique, the description hints at more than developed. Other works by this author are much better.
  • Retrograde on July 31, 2014

    Not overly good or bad. David Blake's review summerizes my thoughts as well.
  • The Things They Collected on July 31, 2014

    Not really sure why this book is marked as Science Fiction, the plot is a generic hoarder/collector story.
  • Appointment With The Spider King on July 31, 2014

    Plot and story flow nicely, the main character has depth, and the story seems mostly plausible. I would classify it more as a Mystery, Adventure, than a Fantasy work. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • The Part To No Genesis on July 31, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, Not as good as other works by the author. If the short description grabs you, give it a try.
  • An Artist's Freedom on July 31, 2014

    An interesting story line, a few plot points seemed strange to me, not sure if they were unrealistic or if I am not sufficiently aware of the cultural norms in the area.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes on Aug. 03, 2014

    A whole pile of really great stories, the depth of character and the wide variety of them in Nicolas Wilson's works is mind boggling. I don't know how many people live inside of his brain, but you will meet several of them here.
  • Priorities on Aug. 03, 2014

    Much better than 5 & 6 in the series, a glimpse into the life of a superhero who needs to eat, and has other important duties in life.
  • The Beard That Walks on Aug. 03, 2014

    Cute, if you like monster stories, suitable for any age.
  • Midnight On Frostveil Mountain on Aug. 03, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, Not sure if I caught a glimpse of John Wayne in there, but definitely a story that line that has been used in more than one western movie.
  • Trap Door on Aug. 03, 2014

    A quick, fun re-do of a not unusually story line.
  • Ripples of Desire on Aug. 03, 2014

    Well done, thank you.
  • Lore of the Underlings: Episodes 1 & 2 ~ A Door to the Lore on Aug. 15, 2014

    Starts with a poem, then a bunch of chit chat, neither intrigued me, deleted from e-reader before getting to the "story".
  • Who Censored Roger Rabbit? on Aug. 15, 2014

    The movie was cute, this book is much better. AND significantly better than some of the authors other works like "The Road To Toontown" & "Space Vulture", which I read prior this work, glad I gave it a try, moving on to the next book in the series, "Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?"
  • Dave Trellis and the Allotments of Doom on Aug. 16, 2014

    This is a fun book, it seems to be influenced by the style of Douglas Adams, without being a redo of any of his works. The universe, the 'off-world visitors' and the plot are well thought out; all interact well together. There are a few errors that could be corrected by an editor, but unless you are an English snob, they are easy enough to read through. The work is written in British English, and I had to look up 'allotment' ("a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allotment_%28gardening%29 ) and several other terms, A glossary might be helpful. I will be looking out for the promised continuing adventures in this universe.
  • Watching the Watcher on Aug. 16, 2014

    While part of a series it stands alone nicely. well written and engaging.
  • Quasar on Aug. 21, 2014

    Not ready for prime time, I read 5% before giving up. The writing is choppy and needs a major edit by an editor who is not connected to the author. There is a glimmer of a story idea in there, but the all plot points I saw in the first 5% have been done multiple times before.
  • A Bushman's Tail on Aug. 21, 2014

    A tall tale told in a conversational tone. Going to look for more works by the author.
  • Ashes on Aug. 21, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, just kind of there.
  • I Can See Clearly Now on Aug. 21, 2014

    I read about half of the work, it is not bad but I never really got engaged.
  • Nessie on Aug. 21, 2014

    Cute, easily worth the couple of minutes it takes to read.
  • No Yetis Up Here... on Aug. 21, 2014

    Kind of like Forest Gump, but different. The stupidity is not annoying, fun to read, not really sure what happened at the end, but it seem right in the context of the story.
  • Patient Zero on Aug. 21, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, the story and plot are accurately given in the summary.
  • One Plus One Makes Me on Aug. 21, 2014

    I put this in my 'read again' later pile. A good 4.5 stars, one of the authors better works.
  • Something in the Stars on Aug. 21, 2014

    Part 1 while another book in the series is published on Smashwords a few days earlier? This work says email the author for details on the series? I don't think so, there is a reason Smashwords has a 'byseries' grouping see https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/14703
  • Dreams Come True - Book One of the Connor True Series on Sep. 01, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, story ends in a cliff hanger. The next book in the series is available, I will be reading "Strange But True - Book Two of the Connor True Series". The first book is fairly short and servers just to introduce the character and set up the story, it is not enough to judge the story.
  • Once Upon A Cloud on Sep. 01, 2014

    Less than 10,000 words to build an unusual planet, populated it with multiple creatures and have a life & death adventure. Well done, completely believable.
  • Dreams Are Real on Sep. 01, 2014

    There is nothing I can say that will not spoil the story to some extant, if you are a fan of the author, you will want to read this work. If you have just stumbled across the work, and the intro gave you cause to look at the reviews, this work is worthy of the few minutes it will take you read it.
  • The Tree on Sep. 01, 2014

    I read this without reading other books in the series, it stands alone fine. Not overly good or bad, I don't feel compelled to read more in the series, but I might go look for works by author for the adult rather than the children.
  • The Machine Is Working on Sep. 01, 2014

    Another strange look at the world, as imaged by the author. Verges on the edge of maybe not fiction.
  • Ephemeral Species Book One - The Dawning on Sep. 01, 2014

    This try's to set it's self in the near future of our universe, but the choices made to make the plot continue drive the story away from believability. I read 26% before giving up. 1. Security Ratings high enough to work in this story, are not given to people who communicate their findings via twitter to the world and the government. 2.... Well there are just to many to list.
  • Sins of Heaven and Hell on Sep. 01, 2014

    The basic story line has been done before, but I don't think I have seen such a colorful description of heaven and hell done, before. The descriptions make the book worth reading, the story flows nicely, not offensively written, and readable by anyone with a basic concept of the Christian afterlife. The ending... Well you will just need to find out for yourself :)
  • The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks on Sep. 06, 2014

    A fun story.
  • The Lost Philosophy and Science of Zindetitious on Sep. 06, 2014

    No overly good or bad, but good enough for me to check out another work by the author.
  • 1950s: The Decade of Perfect Housewives, Cadillacs & Zombies on Sep. 06, 2014

    I think I saw the movie, with Jim Carrey, but without zombies. Not overly original, not sure how they are getting fuel or power.
  • The Hole on Sep. 06, 2014

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Return to Gray's World on Sep. 06, 2014
    (no rating)
    This is the third book in a series, currently offered for free, while the first book is being sold for 99 cents. The author may want to reverse the pricing, if the first is worth 99 cents, offer it free and presumably people will pay for the second and third.
  • Now - Being and Becoming on Sep. 10, 2014

    I read 16% before putting this one down. The writing is fine, and if you have not read more then a couple of existence after death stories you might want to read it all. There is nothing in the first 16% that I have not read several times before. Different words of course, but same plot, no surprises.