Bess Torman


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Smashwords book reviews by Bess Torman

  • Alice Stood Up (A Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose Short Story) on Oct. 06, 2013

    It doesn't make sense that vampires are legally permitted to hunt humans between 4am and 6am, but are still hunted for doing so. Needs a re write. Apart from that the story was written with a nice emotional content.
  • Fury (A Flash Fiction Story) on Oct. 06, 2013

    Very emotional short story. Axes are not usually my thing either BUT....with everything else going on around them it was the obvious conclusion. I don't know how the axe happened to be there but I guess it doesn't matter. The job was done. Good one!
  • The Torans of Andor 'Out of Time' on Oct. 08, 2013

    My goodness, what an enjoyable story. I started reading it again as soon as I'd finished. Young Peter the hero has to deal with a senile old man to help him, OMG. He stuck in a tempral shift between the antipoles (I had to wiki that) and says at one point 'I'm always somewhere I don't want to be, doing something I don't want to do' I feel sorry for him. But he comes good, I love the way he evolves into a man as the story continues and he tries to deals with all the problems. He refers to his mother a lot and must love her very much. This could definitely be made into a film. I like the way it's written, you can't predict what's coming next. I look forward to book 2.
  • A Vampire in the Vatican 'Brotherhood of the Sword' on Nov. 04, 2013

    I read the three shory stories and was waiting for part 4 when I discovered the author had brought it out in one book. I love this story. The many twists that turn up through the book, the Inspectors frustration, the wonderful characters. I agree with Bronwyn, we could do this in the Inspectors situation, a little courage, a lot of intelligence and a damn good reason. The ending was fantastic and I could never guess what was coming up next as I turned each page. It is believable and it was good to get away for awhile from fantasy vampire books. (I do know this is fiction) I highly recommend this book, but don;t read it late at night like I did.
  • What Could've Been on Jan. 01, 2014

    Very well written compassionate story. Could have happened!
  • That Moment... on Jan. 10, 2014

    My partner and I read this together. Absolutely wonderful.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 1 on Jan. 15, 2014

    Wonderful to get this in one book. The story from start to finish is beautiful. It doesn't surprise me that children are enjoying this series, as others have said. I hope it goes on forever and I can't wait to see how many books finish up in this series. I don't think anything else on this scale will come out for a long time.
  • In Extremis on Jan. 15, 2014

    This is my kind of story. Written with a lot of feeling and emotion. I like a good creepy story and this definitely made the grade. A full novel version would be a bestseller!!
  • The Little People on March 05, 2014

    Nice and creepy and yes the irony of it all. Great short story.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 2 on July 12, 2014

    Another beautiful story from Linda in this continuation of Pulchritudinous. The pictures once again are lovely and more lessons to be learnt. We can see the little boy getting older and his troubles become greater but he deals with everything very well and takes responsibility for what he's done. Now we have to wait for Book 3.