I have been writing poems and short stories my whole life but professionally since 2005. I have thus far written two romance novels, and one book of poems and short stories. I have most recently had my newest poem, My LifeSong published in an online magazine. I am currently working on a syfy/mystic novel and working on transferring some of my novels into screenplays. My mind is always buzzing with new stories and I enjoy writing as my muse speaks. I hope you will give me a chance to entertain you. Please let me know how you like my work. Thanks.
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Smashwords book reviews by Lisa Vandiver
- Caught by the Tide
on March 17, 2011
A very fun and interesting read. I enjoyed it quiet a bit. I am definitely now a fan and look forward to reading more books from this author.
- The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One
on March 30, 2011
I found this book to be both interesting and entertaining. I love this kind of mystic story and fell right into it, and enjoyed it very much. Mr. Pratt has a great talent at story telling and any minor errors are easily overlooked. I found myself being drawn into the story and anxiously awaiting to see what next terror or triumph was going to unfold for the main character James. I am looking forward to continuing in the series. I will continue to be a reader of Brian Pratt's adventures.
- Transforming Oracle
on April 05, 2011
This was a wonderful, well written short story that had very interesting characters. Mr Cap is a very talented author and I look forward to reading more from this author.
- Smashwords Style Guide
on April 16, 2011
I have read this book to help me meet the requirements for submission into smashword's premium catalog and it really was my salvation in meeting the requirements.
Mark Coker is correct, if you will follow this guide word by word, line by line, you can pass the requirements for the catalog. I will use this guide over and over with each book that I attempt to submit, it is that important! Thanks Mark!
- Land of Nod, The Artifact
on April 22, 2011
This was an excellent read and can't wait until I have the opportunity to read the next one.
The story was full of excitement, funny moments, and very scary moments. I enjoyed meeting the very lovable and adoring creature.
This novel is short length and perfect for teenagers who are looking for exciting reads.
I found myself anticipating the next steps that Jeff and his friends took. It was a sit on the edge thriller, as I like my fantasy/syfy novels to be. Great Job.
Gary Hoover is an excellent story teller, and look forward to reading many more of his works.
- Boob Tube (a Soap Opera Novel)
on May 01, 2011
The Boob Tube was a funny, entertaining, and very enjoyable read. It was quiet interesting to see how the 'stars' of the soap show were in reality just like common people in their real lives.They dealt with real emotions such as fear of being unloved or becoming unpopular with their fans, which in reality is sad. The authors did an excellent job in their presentation of perhaps real situations that go on behind the cameras.
- The Princess & the Penis
on May 01, 2011
It was funny, kind of silly, but captivating! I found myself anxious to find out more about the penis.
on May 19, 2011
TenderFoot is a paranormal story about a college Freshman who has very strange things going on in her life that she doesn't understand while meeting new friends, and is torn between two handsome men. Jules, Andrew, and Nick are complex characters but very lovable characters who are surrounded by very lovable friends,who perhaps will be life long friends. I found myself experiencing a love/hate feeling for Nick which made him all the more interesting and entertaining! TenderFoot will have you involved with the characters and their lives as the drama unfolds to reveal a delightful ending. The story will leave you wanting to see more from Jules, Andrew, and Nick, perhaps a book two sharing more adventures with them. I give this book a five star.
- Message to my Children (Hear the Message) vol 2
on June 25, 2011
This is an interesting novel even if you do not read the Bible. I found it to be thought provoking although I'm not a Bible Scholar. The possibilities that the story suggests that could occur during the end of the world are very capable of occurring in reality. I recommend this book to any Bible scholar who wants to examine their teachings or hear another person's point of view on the subject. I recommend this book to anyone who just wants to read an interesting book to engage your senses. I hope to see more from this author in the future.
on July 01, 2011
This short read is for anyone who wants to experience a sensual read that may be enjoyed alone, or with a lover. The reading experience indulges the senses in the most intimate of ways.
- Fires of Prophecy: The Morcyth Saga Book Two
on July 14, 2011
This was another good book in Mr.Pratt's series. I enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed it's predecessor,perhaps even a bit better. I'm looking forward to finishing the remainder of the series.
on Aug. 27, 2011
I enjoyed reading this book to my daughter as much as she enjoyed having me read it to her. We laughed,she gasped at some of the 'scary' parts. I recommend this book to any mommy out there who is looking for an entertaining and different kind of read for your child. This is definitely a fantastic read for children. Shaun Allan should definitely write more children's books.
- The Perfect Solution-A Suspense of Choices
on Aug. 27, 2011
This was an intense read. I found my heart beating from chapter one to the ending chapter. I recommend this book for parents to read. It was a quiet a startling book about how badly things can go wrong if you or the caregivers of children aren't alert about safety issues concerning children. I was appalled at the mistakes that were made by the school staff, and asked,"Could this really happen?" And the answer is yes. Ey Wade is a talented author and I definitely will be reading more of her work and expecting more good works from her.
- Immortal Obsession
on Feb. 16, 2012
I was captivated by Christian and Amanda's story from the beginning. I absolutely loved Christian, and look forward to reading more of his story.I don't like Christian's friend, Michel,but am interested in watching his story unfold, and who knows, I might change my suspicious mind of him, and like him after all in the series to come.This story had its scary moments, but so much more was involved than scary, there was the unique blend of romance and love, and what one does for love. I liked the storyline that the author created with this story, it showed the human side of the vampire, yet,stayed true with the old legends of the vampires, that I like so much. This was the best vampire novel I've read in a long time, and can't wait to read more of this series, and to see what happens to Amanda, Christian, and Michel. This was a very well written story with twists that surprised me, held my interest to the very end.
- Fires of Prophecy: The Morcyth Saga Book Two
on June 04, 2012
This book developed at a much slower pace than the first, however I still enjoyed it. Of course it left me anxious to read the remainder of the series. I liked that the author brought in more characters to make the story more lively but disappointed that the story sort of drifted from James's main quest, and was led on a rabbit trail to rescue a friend. Mr. Pratt is undoubtedly a talented author and I'm looking forward to finishing the story of James, the main character who is easy to like.
- Wilderness Heart
on July 17, 2012
I enjoyed Lyn's and Nic's story very much from beginning to end. I immediately fell in love with Nic, even though he was harsh to Lyn without due cause at their first meeting. I immediately liked Lyn as well and completely understood why she had the type of attitude with the men on this hunting trip that she had.
I think that the author did a very good job in creating a like/dislike feeling for both characters. One moment, I liked Nic more than Lyn, but then as the story continued, I'd find myself thinking, "Oh, Nick that was a stupid move." The author kept my interest to see who was going to win the struggle for power, both romantically and professionally that was occurring between Lyn and Nic. All the time, rooting for them to give into the passion that was building between them as they 'battled' one another. I enjoy love stories, but more than romance stories, I enjoy romantic stories that have adventure, mystery, and suspense throughout as well. This story did not disappoint me in that it had elements of all the fore-mentioned aspects that I enjoy about any story as a whole.
This author is talented, smart, and creative as she penned out the story. I loved seeing the land in my mind as she described the scenery. I look forward to reading more from Jacqueline.
- Pure Justice
on April 15, 2013
Pure Justice was an incredible read that had my heart racing, my tears flowing, and my cheer on for both Ted Braxton and Doug Mabry.
My deepest emotions were touched when Vietnam heroes Ted Braxton and his friends, Terry and Mac return to the United States only to be treated so badly by their fellow Americans. This entire portion of the story caused my anger to rise at how these heroes were treated and I rooted for Ted all the way as he sought for 'pure justice'.
Fast forward some years later, the story picks up when someone is killing bad guys and detective Doug Mabry must figure out who it is. As he delves deeper into the investigation, he is put into a moral dilemma. He’s an investigator who has to track down the vigilante who is killing the depraved of society-killers and rapists. But does he really want to catch the vigilante? As a reader, I found myself torn in the conflict as well.
I enjoyed the interactions between the two main characters as they began a relationship of sorts as well as the sub-characters.
Linda is an excellent storyteller who drawls you in from the beginning of the story to the very end of the story, and leaves you anticipating more of her work. She knows how to weave a story with all the elements one loves in a great story-mystery, thriller, and intrigue.
I’m looking forward to reading the sequels in this series.
- Next Move, You're Dead
on April 26, 2013
As Detective John Cooper begins an investigation into some strange cases of murder, he is unwittingly pulled into a dangerous game by an unidentified caller, which knows intimate details about each case. When John goes after the caller in an attempt to catch him, he realizes that this dangerous game is literally a matter of life and death for all involved, including him.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. It had me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails as I screamed warnings at the characters. The author spun a tale of mystery and suspense which was nothing less than a memorable thriller. When I thought I had the mystery figured out, the author managed to throw me off with another unexpected turn of events!
If you are looking for a story that is full of intrigue, mystery, murder, and an edge of your seat thriller, then you will want to get this book series. This was book one and it left me reeling and anxious to read the other books in the trilogy. The author knows how to write a story to keep the reader involved and entertained!