Born in Toledo, Ohio, Linda has spent over the last twenty five years in Las Vegas, Nevada,along with her two cats and a new 'baby' named Buddy. A longtime writer, Linda has owned and moderated her own writers group as well as written both for others and scholastically.
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Once Upon a Dream
Maggie had a vision - or was it just her fantasy playing tricks on her. Whatever it was, this fantasy ruled her life - a vision of a man that captured her heart as a young woman. A vision that stayed with her for the remainder of her life.
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Smashwords book reviews by Linda Swain
- Heart of the Gods
on June 05, 2011
Wow...it's just an amazing book and like Drew I could see it as a movie in my mind...the book drew me in with the first chapter and instead of being in bed, I'm reading this - at least until my eyes give out and then I'll finish in the morning. Everything about it is just amazing. The characters are believable and draw you in until you feel as if you know them personally. A great read!
- The Scarab
on June 10, 2011
he Scarab by Scott Alan Rhine
Reviewed by Rusty Swain
The Scarab by Scott Alan Rhine. What a ride this book takes you on. From the very first page there is a almost instant bonding with the Ethan. The technology that he develops borders on the realm of reality and it didn't take me long to actually believe that this was all possible. From another viewpoint, his medical condition of H...emophilia allows the reader to understand him and the decisions that he makes. The legal journey that he goes on is enough to make anyone want to sit back and take a look at their own investments. And then of course there is his relationship with Mary Anne. I don't want to say that this is a "guy" book, but to me it would certainly draw more of a male audience.
All in all it reads well, the flow never breaks and the storyline is interesting enough to hold a readers attention to the end. It did mine.
- The Days and Months We Were First Born- The Unraveling
on June 11, 2011
This book grabs you from the first page and it never stops. A story that keeps you at the edge of your seat and is darn hard to put down. The character, Martin, grabs your attention and before long, into your heart. The atmosphere is intense at times, and yet at others, your heart aches for the people involved. All in all a wonderful book! I believe that Christopher is on his way to being a well known author whose books will fly off the shelves.
- Pillow Talk
on June 16, 2011
It amazed me - it had me tearing at the end - which I don't usually do. There are, as the other reviewers says, plenty of clues that have you doing a face to palm reaction when you do reach the end (and don't cheat and ruin it by going there first!) It just makes me want to read more by this very talented writer.
- Servant of the Gods
on Oct. 27, 2011
Forget everything you have ever read about ancient Egypt! This book not only describes it, she takes you there! Along the way are unforgettable characters that will enchant you, have you admiring their strength and courage as well as a few that will have you cringing as they attempt to maneuver their way to the Egyptian throne.
But it's also a love story - not only between a man and woman, but love of friends, duty and country. Irisi, a brave as well as beautiful woman has you cheering, crying and in the end, admiring her steadfast love. And Khai - the man that Irisi loves, has all the qualities that one could ask for in a hero but still is very human.
The author has done a wonderful job in very vividly describing the events and times from long ago as well as peopled it with personalities that are vivid and alive. It's a great read for anyone who like adventure, romance, and mystery all in one great book!
- White Christmas Pansies
on Feb. 01, 2012
It caught my heart, and I had to smile about the confusion over Christmas Pansies. It's a sweet little story of how just about the time you think a marriage is over, something from the past knocks you on the head and makes you remember the love that was there - and was always there. I could go on about how too many people give up on marriage too quickly, maybe all they need are - Christmas Pansies.