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  • Remembering on July 09, 2013

    Absolutely superb. As indicated by the author, there is rape and sexual abuse heart of the story, but that is integral to the story, the story portrays efforts bring justice to the perpetrators. The pacing is excellent, the characters are well described and believable, and the action is nonstop. It is really a great novel.
  • Never Say Spy on July 11, 2013

    Great book: I really enjoyed reading this one. The characters were well fleshed out and really interesting. The story moved along very rapidly and really drew you in. The plot was really engrossing, and it was very hard to put the book down this time for bed. I'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series.
  • Ties That Bond on Oct. 07, 2013

    Great read, novel base idea, logical progression, appealing characters -- what's not to like? One of the best books I've read in a long time, and certainly one with a very unique and believable premise
  • Nexus Point on Oct. 13, 2013

    Really enjoyed the story. Only 4 stars because a few too many of the incidents seemed to just happen by coincidence for my taste. Other than that a really fun read. I wish the rest of the series was available here in epub format. Not a fan of paper or Kindle; my Kindle app can't tts, but my epub reader can. Great for continuing the story you're reading while in the car.
  • Don't Call Me Baby on Dec. 22, 2013

    Once in a while I encounter a book I just can't put down. This was one of them. The characters are well drawn, the actions flow logically, and the characters themselves are extremely interesting. The mystery itself is also interesting and unique. If you don't believe me, download the free 20% and see if you don't get hooked!
  • Cowboy Ending - Overdrive: Book One on Jan. 13, 2014

    Fantastic read - I really cared about the characters and what happened to them, and can't wait for the sequel. Pacing was excellent, and the characters' actions were logical from their points of view & believable. Di yourself a favor & at least try the sample; I did & immediately knew th at I had to buy & finish the book. Also, do yourself a favor & join the Smashwords Facebook group; that's where I first heard of Cowboy Ending & several other books I've enjoyed.
  • The Windfall Sheriff on Jan. 31, 2014

    The Millie series consistently presents entertaining stories. My wife & I enjoy listening to them when we travel. They seem to make the drive shorter! We use Moon+ Reader Pro which has a text to speech feature that works very well. This book was perfect for our recent 8 hour trip.
  • The Mogul Sheriff on Feb. 03, 2014

    Best yet in a very good series. I recommend reading them in order; start with happenstance. You'll care about what happens to the people in the story.
  • Don't Shed A Tear on Feb. 18, 2014

    Once again Betty Byers has come up with a really good book. The pacing of the novel was wonderful, and the action flowed logically. The fact that the novel is written from Lola's perspective helps the reader understand her behavior which, from the outside, might seem illogical. l really enjoyed reading the book, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
  • Fyire Blue on March 19, 2014

    Wonderful book. I really cared what happened to the characters, and I hope there's a sequel. The action followed logically, and the characters' development made sense. There were almost no grammatical errors or typos -- just a few places where words ran together. It's been a long time since I was in high school (I'm 71), but I can distinctly remember being an oddball, and certainly never part of the in crowd, but the setting the author painted rang true to me. I urge you to read the book!
  • Death By A Dark Horse on April 17, 2014

    Superb mystery. You care about the characters; when their actions don't seem to make sense from one character's point of view, the focus switches to the person who performed the actions, and, from his/her point of view, the actions are logical. I really couldn't put the book down, and I'm looking forward to reading the next 4 in the series.
  • The Rose's Garden and the Sea on April 18, 2014

    A really compelling story in a unique setting. I couldn't put the book down. The characters were complex, and I really cared what happened to them. I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the series. 3 cheers for a new author - May she go from strength to strength!
  • A Killer Body on May 06, 2014

    Absolutely a great read. McKenna's an incredibly intriguing main character, and I really enjoyed following her exploits. The author certainly left open the possibility of a sequel, and I hope he writes one quickly.In the meantime,based on the excellence of this book, I'll start reading his other books. Though it's trying to say so, I really couldn't put this book down. Though its trite to say so, I really couldn't put this book down.
  • Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy) on May 12, 2014

    The book is a very interesting and unique take on the vampire story genre. I enjoyed the read, and I'm looking forward to reading subsequent books in the series. I found the characters' actions to be logical within their individual mindsets, and that added to my enjoyment of reading the book.
  • Options on May 14, 2014

    Great story. The setting was very unique, and from their own points of view, the characters' actions were understandable. I cared what happened to the people in the story. I just bought the second book in the series, and I'm looking forward to reading it.
  • Deception on June 06, 2014

    Once again, another winner. Since it had been so long since I read the first book in the series, I reread it prior to reading this one. Still, I was a bit confused at the beginning of Deceptions. On the other hand, as I kept going through the book, the factors that confused me were resolved, and by the end of the book, everything made a great deal of sense. The characters are once again well-defined, and I identified with them right away. Given each person's context, their actions made a great deal of sense. I strongly suggest that you read Ties before you read Deception. I'm looking forward to reading the third book of the trilogy, and I hope that the delay between books 2 and 3 shorter than the delay was between books 1 and 2!
  • The Pursuit of Revenge on June 20, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book. Although I did not read the first book in the series, I had no problems beginning the series at this point. The characters were well drawn, and I was especially drawn to Avalon. The actions of the characters were logical, given their knowledge and predilections at the times of their choices. Given the ending, I'm hoping there will be a sequel to this novel.
  • The Good Die Twice on July 09, 2014

    Great start to a wonderful series. I love the characters, and really was interested in what happened to them. If I had to classify this set of novels, I would say it is primarily mystery, although action and fantasy also play a role. The actions flow logically, given the knowledge of the characters at the time, and the mystery really keeps you guessing until the end of the story. The one caution I would make is that you definitely should read the books in order.
  • Full Moon Bloody Moon on July 09, 2014

    Great start to a wonderful series. I love the characters, and really was interested in what happened to them. If I had to classify this set of novels, I would say it is primarily mystery, although action and fantasy also play a role. The actions flow logically, given the knowledge of the characters at the time, and the mystery really keeps you guessing until the end of the story. The one caution I would make is that you definitely should read the books in order.
  • The Unseen on July 09, 2014

    Great start to a wonderful series. I love the characters, and really was interested in what happened to them. If I had to classify this set of novels, I would say it is primarily mystery, although action and fantasy also play a role. The actions flow logically, given the knowledge of the characters at the time, and the mystery really keeps you guessing until the end of the story. The one caution I would make is that you definitely should read the books in order.
  • Chasing Ghosts on July 09, 2014

    Great start to a wonderful series. I love the characters, and really was interested in what happened to them. If I had to classify this set of novels, I would say it is primarily mystery, although action and fantasy also play a role. The actions flow logically, given the knowledge of the characters at the time, and the mystery really keeps you guessing until the end of the story. The one caution I would make is that you definitely should read the books in order.
  • The Cover Up on July 21, 2014

    Fantastic book! The characters were exceptionally well drawn, and the interaction between them was amazing. The action flowed logically, given what the characters knew at the time. I hope Ms.Stern writes a sequel!
  • Defiant (An Ell Donsaii story #9) on Sep. 24, 2014

    This is a fantastic series, but I urge you to read the books in order. While each novel is complete in itself, later books do refer to events and characters that were introduced in earlier works. I can't say enough about how good this series is, from the well-drawn characters about whom I care deeply to the exciting action scenes to the what-if nature of each book to the logic flow of the plot. Do yourself a favor and try this fantastic science fiction series.
  • The Forgotten Mission on Oct. 03, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book - the plot was unique, the characters fleshed out & believable. The story line proceeded logically from the characters' perspectives. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
  • Center Fire on Nov. 11, 2014

    Absolutely superb! I hope the author publishes additional works in this series. I'd hate to see a work as good as this remain a stand-alone novel.
  • A Hero's Journey (Tales of the Scarlet Knight #1) on Nov. 24, 2014

    Very good book with a unique premise.The characters are well drawn, the situations are realistic, and the action scenes are compelling. As one would expect from the book's description, our young heroine has a great deal of learning to do to become the Scarlet Knight. That learning process is one of the things that makes this such a great book to read. (review of free book) Report this book About Press Room Blog Affiliates FAQ Support Privacy Statement Terms of Service Sign Out Copyright © 2014 Smashwords, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 12:08 on Nov. 24, 2014

    Great story, unique plot, compelling. Ms. Chester left the possibility of a sequel in the future; I hope there is one. The universe she described is one in which you care for the people she created, and you want to follow their lives. I can't recommend the book highly enough. I'm looking forward to reading her two other published books because she writes well. I just hope she writes a sequel to 12:08!
  • Dying to Get Published on Dec. 01, 2014

    An enjoyable light read. My wife and I look formysteries that we could listen to in the car, and this one fit the bill. The storyline was interesting, and we enjoyed reading about the characters in the novel. Add to that, a very surprise ending. We find that some novels don't work well in the car because there were too many characters, or the plot is too complicated, but we did not find that to be a problem with Dying to Get Published. We use Moon Reader Pro for epub books because it has a wonderful TTS engine.
  • Tales of Aradia The Last Witch Volume 1 on Dec. 03, 2014

    Great story! I found that I really cared what happened to the characters in the book.The interaction between them was fascinating. Given each character's perspective, the actions they took made sense. The book was compelling; it was really hard to put it down when it was time for bed! I'm looking forward to reading the remaining volumes in this series.
  • Sky Hunter (Targon Tales 1) on Dec. 07, 2014

    Great start to a new science fiction's series. The characters were well drawn, and the action scenes were incredible. It's the kind of book that's almost impossible to put down. I can't wait to begin reading the rest of the books in the series.
  • Tales of Aradia The Last Witch Volume 2 on Dec. 09, 2014

    I bought the unedited version, and, while there were errors, it was still an excellent book. All of the things I said in my review of the first book apply to this one, as well. my advice: don't bother to wait for the edited version to come out; read it now!
  • Watcher's Web on Dec. 15, 2014

    This is a unique, interesting story. The characters are well drawn, and there actions, in context, make sense. I enjoyed reading about Jessica's growing maturity, and her interactions with the other characters in the story. The action sequences were compelling and well written. I am looking forward to reading the other three novels in this series; in fact, I've already purchased the omnibus set that includes all four books.
  • Mariposa (2173) on Dec. 18, 2014

    Wow! What a great book! This reminds me of the old CS Forrester Hornblower series that I read as an adolescent. It was really easy to identify with the characters in the book , and their actions made sense from their points of view. The action scenes were extremely exciting and well described. I've just purchased the next two books in the series, and I'm really glad there are so many left to read. If you like Weber's Honor Harrington series, you'll love this one.