Stan Adelman

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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 Child Prince on Jan. 25, 2014

    I thoroughly liked this book. The characters were well defined, and I was really interested in what happened to them. The events in the plot followed a logical sequence -- when something happened, there was a connected precedent. The story moves at a very good pace -- you never feel that it drags. I also enjoyed the interplay between the major characters. I downloaded the free sample first -- and quickly got hooked -- it's a great way to see if you'll like a book without having to buy it first.
  • 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.
  • Midnight Quest on Feb. 01, 2014

    This is the 2nd Honor Raconteur story I've read, and, like the 1st, The Child Prodigy, it is absolutely superb. The plot is believable, the characters' actions make sense in context, and the humor is an added bonus. Give yourself a treat: try the free sample - I think you'll do just what I did, buy the book so you can finish the story, because you'll care what happens to the characters.
  • 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.