Shawn O'Toole

Biography

Shawn O'Toole is an avid reader who expresses his love of literature by writing his own. Though his favorite works are classical fiction, most of his actual reading is historical or scientific non-fiction. He combines his inspirations to create yarns that are fantastic yet believable. He is restless and eager, so one need not wait to delve into his adventures.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I ponder many things and have much to say. I like to articulate my own thoughts, feelings and fancies into fun stories.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has provided an accommodating means of sharing my work and finding the inspiring works of others.
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Books

Vain Glory
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Price: Free! Words: 20,180. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An alien spy discovers a plot to convert the sages of the galaxy to the cult of the Living Darkness. Thwarting the plot becomes a desperate fight for survival.
The Adventurous Feminine Mystique
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
The best stories are the interplay of the best characters. Discover the secrets that shape adventure fiction's most memorable female personas.
The Yississ War
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Series: The Army of Four, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A demon living in rotting flesh commands an army of zombies and shapeless monsters. A mortal man and his friends and allies fight to stop them.
Nefarious Good
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Price: Free! Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Warriors are restless in a time of supposed peace. The alien swordsman Nefarious Good seeks adventure and fortune on a frontier world. He finds more than he bargained for.
Eldritchville
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Price: Free! Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(3.50)
John Elderberry was just trying to take his daughter's friend home... only to find himself lost in the storm of a town that should not be.
Sir Thaydrin the High Elf
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Price: Free! Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
A girl on the run avoids the beaten path only to happen upon a warrior from another world. He is tall, swift and strong. He speaks divine wisdom yet he is wild and frightening. He is not human.
Lady of the Eye and Ear
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Series: Agents of the Eye and Ear, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Ministry of the Eye and Ear wages a war of espionage and assassination that the elves of the Blessed Court may live in peace. When the rival Uncanny Court threatens the balance of power, a questing agent is called to action. She must assassinate the dark elf ambassador to the City of Peace, but discreetly.
Companions of the Eye and Ear
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Series: Agents of the Eye and Ear, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aylith and Twaylee are elves of the Blessed Court. As questing agents in its Ministry of the Eye and Ear, they venture into the perilous lands of orcs, ogres, goblins and dark elves.
Soldiers of the Eye and Ear
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Series: Agents of the Eye and Ear, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The sprite Twaylee was a scout in the Royal Army of the elfin Blessed Court. She became a questing agent in its Ministry of the Eye and Ear. As Dame Aylith's companion, she serves and protects the People of Peace.
The Oracle's Dilemma
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Price: Free! Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A gentle sibyl is on a quest to make peace with the invaders of her exotic world. Things go wrong and her bodyguard is provoked to bloody violence. Their escape becomes a desperate fight for survival.
Wizard of Penumbra
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,310. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
(5.00)
An alien necromancer and a legion of clone women venture to a perilous world. Patrols go missing. Sentries are found dead. Researchers are swallowed whole. Curiosity wanders into lurking horrors. Forbidden answers to grim questions await. Survival of the fittest is the only universal law.
Herald of the Great Shadow
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Series: The Army of Four, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,730. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The wars are over. What is left of the invading Virgin Army remains on Telluria but as a welcomed guest. The Virgin Soldiers are surprised when met by the emissary of their fallen master. He endorses the peace. Unfortunately, he also commands that the Daughter of the Great Shadow be recovered and revived.
Region Zero
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Series: The Army of Four, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Exploring the unknown can be dangerous. Finding the unexpected can prove fatal. Adam and natives of Telluria join Concubine researchers on an expedition to the mysterious Lonely Forest.
Daughter of the Great Shadow
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Series: The Army of Four, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Mistress Umbra is half human and half... something else. She commands demons, monsters and golems. When her father is vanquished by a mortal man, she seeks that man, to destroy him utterly.
Concubines and Obelisks
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Series: The Army of Four, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An army of clone women invade the serene planet of Telluria! Their purpose is to feed the living energy thereof to their inhuman master, the Great Shadow, Devourer of Worlds. Only the Army of Four can stop them.
Tranquility Abode
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
Science fiction, action-adventure and violent erotica: "Tranquility Abode." A battalion of clone women storm and capture a convent of alien, hermaphrodite nuns. The three Guardians of the convent fight back.
Mortal Hobby
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Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(3.50)
"Mortal Hobby" by Shawn O'Toole is the tale of a man who stalks and murders beautiful young women. The predator is ruthless, patient and calculating. He dominates his prey before slaying them. Reality is unpredictable, however, and can be the undoing of even the best laid plans.

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Smashwords book reviews by Shawn O'Toole

  • Screenplays of Sin on Sep. 06, 2013

    A grim tale of conflicting passions! Sorrow, lust and selfish hope mix and struggle to an unexpected end that does not end. Few characters were amiable but all of them were believable. Actions and dialog, no matter how extreme, always seemed natural: people living their lives for the moment, even if tragically. I won't spoil the story, so I shall ambiguously say that my heart ached for Helen, I found Maxine sexy, I liked Jack and I loathed and wanted to personally kill Tom. I felt for Tina, but more so for her mother. Lenny and the wink made me wonder what Angeline intended. In summary: a dark, cold, realistic drama about people being monstrously cruel simply by being selfish. Powerful drama but too cynical and despairing. Sexuality was sexy in its unabashed realism.
  • Tiffany on Sep. 18, 2013

    Eloquent in its descriptions of sights, sounds and feelings. Poetic in its prose. Quaint and romantic. It was delightful to read but seemed predictable... until the end. I empathized with the narrator and was as shy yet determined as he. I was moved by the unassuming mysticism and mystified by the twist of fate.
  • Lost Souls on Sep. 18, 2013

    A poignant tale of the human condition as it is on the INSIDE. Interesting how we all have our own "drugs" and must overcome our addictions if we are to be free. The characters were well developed for such a short story. The dialog was real and wonderfully human. The surprises were VERY surprising but made complete sense. So as not to spoil the tale, I shall discreetly comment that the personal observations of Father O'Neil created and impressive empathy without confusing the reader.
  • A Week And A Day In The Lives Of Two Angry Young Men on Sep. 23, 2013

    There were many typos, but I assumed these were to capture the feel of being personal diaries rather than publications. I LAUGHED at the wonderful portrayal of human melodrama we all experience. Sadly for our species, the extremes in the story are not so exaggerated. Sebastian's obsession and insecurity clash so well with Wilbur's unassuming arrogance. So as not to spoil the humorous surprises, I shall cryptically mention that the judge was the perfect imperfect pick and the placement of the ladle was appropriately inappropriate. In summary: A funny look at what it is to be human and why we have so much trouble living with each other in peace.
  • You Are The Monster on Sep. 23, 2013

    Empathetic drama from the other side of the adventure! I felt for the monster, seeing him as a lonely soul forsaken by all. His anguish upon seeing himself was so powerfully poignant! Though a "monster" to his victims and enemy, he is alive with thoughts and feelings. Though inhuman, he is a person. I loved that his victims and the hero were not vilified to create this sympathy. The story was honest in its twist of perspectives. ALSO: I enjoyed discovering the inspiration of this wonderful tale. The love shows: I felt it.
  • Adventures in Cottontail Pines - The Summer Princess on Sep. 23, 2013

    Cute, sweet and full of memorable characters! The story flowed, carried entirely by the interacting personalities. Though this is a tale friendly for children, its adorable melodramas made this adult squirm and smile with delight.
  • Adventures in Cottontail Pines - The Lost Child on Sep. 23, 2013

    Cute and sweet but with a streak of danger! Though the villainy is life-threatening, the story is still amazingly suitable for children. The moral dilemma makes this tale relevant beyond mere fun, but never oppressively so. In summary: a fine balance of cheer and tension with a point to be learned.
  • Lady Killer on Sep. 23, 2013

    A tale of predators and prey! A horror story in the telling of the dark, sinister side of human nature. A peek into thoughts and feelings innately discomforting. A conclusion with a surprising, enlightening and logically surreal twist. The ambiance was the best part of this one. Even the inside of a car had a certain "I am there" feel. The sensations of the characters exceeded their thoughts, making everything disconcerting, real and even more intense.
  • Tears on Sep. 23, 2013

    A fascinating, unconventional yet poignant tale about human emotions and madness! Everything done by the characters makes sense, even when they are not being sensible, because our feelings prevail. An excellent, engrossing delve into the recesses of human motivation and how conflicting motivations become dangerous.
  • Adventures in Cottontail Pines - The Adventurer on Sep. 23, 2013

    The cutest soap opera I have ever read! The angst was adorable. The boasting of the supposed adventurer was amusing to hear. The troubled thoughts and feelings of Flopsy were sweet, sad and endearing but never a downer. The end was satisfying.
  • The Reaper Files on Sep. 23, 2013

    "What's in a Name" was predictable, but the main character was well developed for such a short story: I felt for him until the end. "Accidental Shooting" was clever and stronger for its powerful brevity. "The Invisible Ones" played with perspective wonderfully and poignantly. "Too Tired" was grimly amusing. "Karma Can Be a Bitch" was the best of the five: deep, dramatic, well researched and eternally relevant. The surprise ending justified itself dramatically. The world of "the Reaper Files" proved fun in all its grim intensity.
  • Galaxy of Heroes on Feb. 07, 2014

    A speculative tale of humanity as an interstellar race of vagabonds. The imagery was wonderfully exotic yet entirely believable. The science of the fiction was well researched and explained but never to the point of being distracting. The human and alien races were shown as if real: natural and unassuming in their ways. The word "said" was overused to denote who was speaking, but regardless, I loved reading the dialog of every character, main or otherwise. The situations were dramatic and the battles intense. The narrative was varied but flowed and meshed smoothly and perfectly. This novel was a very fun read and I empathized with every character.