Shannon Haddock

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not reading, looking up some random thing I'm curious about online, or trying to keep my cats from destroying the house, I'm playing fetch with my dog.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Frequently they're books I've had on my "To Read" list for ages that I'm just now getting around to buying, but sometimes I just start perusing genres I'm interested in and find something that really gets my attention.
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Books

Jake's Last Mission
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The entire future of Sweytian/Mugdaran relations rests on one man's shoulders. That one man, Jake Kavaliro, would really like nothing more than to retire.  Unfortunately, while on his last patrol he encounters a Mugdaran determined to restart a war.  Now Jake – who's never been known for his skill at diplomacy – has to go and explain what transpired to the Mugdaran Emperor in person.
The Crown of Eldrete – Kavaliro Cousins, Book 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,570. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The tri-galaxies most famous band of freelance freedom fighters are fighting for freedom alongside a rebel force, because the First Neo-Imperialists and the Krishodi have banded together, and the whole galaxy will be affected if they fail to stop them in time. Long lost cousins meet and must fight side-by-side for their lives and the freedom of dozens of worlds.
Once A Hero, Always A Hero
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Price: Free! Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It started out a visit to buy brandy for their bar, but now it’s an adventure. Robin Thase and Viktor Blue were retired from the heroing business. But when armed thugs disrupted their negotiations for some brandy, a chain of events started that led to them having to save an alien world, yet again.

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Smashwords book reviews by Shannon Haddock

  • Love or Lust on July 13, 2013

    The story is exactly as described in the description. The two high school freshmen fall in love at first sight, and the book is about them questioning whether it's really love or if it's just lust and the complications they experience at things like a school dance due to being homosexual. One of the things I liked the most about it was that most of the problems between the girls stemmed not from things like lusting after others or any of the other typical romance novel clichés, instead 99% of their problems stemmed from simply misunderstanding what the other meant. It reminded me of a romantic comedy, which, as far as I know, doesn't tend to be a WRITTEN genre. There are things about it that may make it wrong for some people: Both sets of parents are rather open-minded even where their children's sex lives are concerned, and the girls are more mature acting than many, but by no means all, real world 14-year-olds. And a little bit of suspension of disbelief might be necessary to deal with just how quickly they fall in love -- but I think this is handled well since the girls themselves question it. All in all, a very good book, and I eagerly await book two.
  • Tsar Wars: Agents of ISIS, Book 1 on June 12, 2014

    What stands out the most to me in this book is the characters. They’re all very distinctive and very entertaining/horrifying/whatever words suits that character the best. They felt real, which is something I personally love in a book. The dialogue also felt natural and appropriate to each characters’ personality. The plot was fairly predictable in some ways, but not enough to be annoying. That they were going to get from A to B was certain; it was clearly that kind of book; but how they got there was frequently a nice surprise. I have two minor complaints: A dictionary of the Yiddish terms would’ve been nice, as Google is letting me down on some, and the formatting in the copy I downloaded from Smashwords is a bit weird, with several blank pages and a table of contents that sometimes takes you to the middle of a chapter instead of the beginning. Other than that, this is best space opera I’ve read in ages.
  • The Bus to Edam Yard on Aug. 20, 2014

    I’m torn about the twist in this story. On the one hand, it’s very nicely done, but on the other, it’s so disappointing! Aside from that though, this was a wonderful story with an amusingly quirky narrator. It was perfectly paced without a single wasted word. Descriptions were well done, making it clear what places and people looked like without being florid. There were some really great bits like when the narrator explains what “desperate” means and when it’s okay and what “nice” means. Really, if the twist had been different, this story would’ve been perfect.