S. M. Wagoner
S. M. Wagoner lives in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky with her husband, Chad, and their two sons. She reads, writes and thinks multi-genre and enjoys: a good book, trail riding, and spending time with her family.
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Smashwords book reviews by S. M. Wagoner
- Street of Lost Gods (Tales of the Thief-City)
on Sep. 13, 2013
What else can I say but, "Wow!" It has been quite some time since a fantasy story swept me away, as this one did. Through the portal of Gareth Lewis's imagination, I was immediately transported to another dimension: a dark dimension, filled with the imaginary (Centaurs to succubus) and wholly fantastic (fallen angels to fallen gods). Even the city--Thief-City--is its own paranormal entity, acquiring its residents not through their choice but by...other means.
From first page to last, I was enthralled by Mr. Lewis's world, compelled to finish not only this journey with Rax Darkthorn but to accompany him on the ones yet to come. That being said, I will be reading the rest of the stories in this series, and looking forward to each one. I whole-heartedly recommend Street of Lost Gods to anyone who enjoys fantasy...and a dark hero
- Alice's Story
on Nov. 28, 2013
Alice's Story--a prequel to Texas Haven--was short and to the point...and exactly what it needed to be. As a stand-alone piece, I found it somewhat refreshing in its uniqueness, in that in real life things don't always go as planned. Sometimes literature should reflect that and I admire Mrs. Ball for it. This story was certainly a roller coaster that sped through a wide range of emotions, then left me in awe of the relationship between the main characters (Alice and Burke). The only spoiler (in that I have read--and enjoyed--Texas Haven) is the thought I had when I finished reading Alice's Story: "Well, that explains a lot!" I recommend this story to anyone in search of a reality check and in need of fiction that isn't quite so fictitious.