John Spencer

Smashwords book reviews by John Spencer

  • Tomb on Nov. 30, 2013

    Not bad but flipping between 1st and 3rd person didn't help. Story was ok.
  • Choices: A Short Story (Thomas Lord of Death) on Dec. 07, 2013

  • A Vampire in the Vatican 'Brotherhood of the Sword' on Dec. 07, 2013

    Great story. Yes I'd like to see it on film. Not complicated to read which made it a pleasure. Good characters. Enjoyable storyline and different from other vampire books I've read. Finished nicely which gave it a good conclusion but did leave room for a follow up.
  • America One (Book 1) on Dec. 15, 2013

    Too much tech stuff which made it boring. Checked out the others in the series in case it got better. I noticed each step along the way the price goes up and up for each book. I won't take the risk.
  • Snow and Teeth on Jan. 05, 2014

    Great story. I'll read this to my kids tonight.
  • Tanner the Tenacious Terrier: The Five Hundred Yard Dash on Jan. 05, 2014

    What a wonderful story. My children will love this tonight. We haven't got a dog yet, waiting for them to get a bit older but it will be good for them to see things from a dogs perspective.
  • Tanner the Tenacious Terrier: Run Duggie! Run! on Jan. 05, 2014

    Another great story to read to my children. 1 error, Dolly and Dollie, no big deal. They are going to love this tonight. Wonderful childrens stories at this site written by indie authors. Great talent to be found here.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 1 on Feb. 02, 2014

    Great to see book one all together and we were surprised to find part one of Book two at the end. We suspected that rabbit would be trouble and he will be judging by P1B2. Looking forward to more and keeping our eyes out for the new book being published.
  • That Moment... on Feb. 19, 2014

    Found this book through another website. A MUST read as has been recommended. Beautiful touching stories that my wife and I really enjoyed reading together. I agree with other reviewers that it does get you thinking. This author has set herself apart by producing a book like no other. We found it difficult to put down as it is so compelling. If you read the reviews and don't read the book you will miss out on an experience of a life time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 2 on July 20, 2014

    My children were very excited at the release of book 2. They love everything about these stories especially the boy and his friends. The rabbit Lepus is up to no good again which always makes my family laugh. More wonderful lessons carefully placed in these stories. Can't wait for book 3.
  • Nun with a Gun on Feb. 21, 2015

    I hoped for a follow up to a vampire in the Vatican and here it is. Another great story, new characters and a different location. I agree it is a very touching story and the picture in the second last chapter adds to the emotion. The vampire stuff is good and quite funny but is fast moving which I enjoyed. I like the Inspector and believe he is very focused when he gets his head around something. The Nazi gold? Very suprising outcome which I actually found believable. Linda is good at writing this stuff and like the others I look forward to the next book.
  • Ruck Nor on April 02, 2015
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    Found this story by chance at another website I frequent. Sci-fi is not my first preference but I thought I'd read it anyway. Great little story. This Craig West has definitely got himself in a bit of bother, I'm looking forward to reading the second part which I'm going to do now. I recommend reading this story.
  • Ruck Nor 2 on April 02, 2015
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    I read Ruck-Nor 2 after finishing number 1. It follows on nicely and has become quite interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how Craig deals with his new surroundings. I recommend these flash stories.
  • Beware.....The Moon is Full on May 01, 2015

    A well told descriptive story. Good little horror flash.
  • Ruck Nor on May 01, 2015

    Good flash sci-fi. Looking forward to reading the next.
  • Ruck Nor 2 on May 01, 2015

    Poor guy :) Maybe he'll get a few women later, I hope. Seems he's off on an adventure although it's not his choice. Great flash fiction.
  • Ruck Nor 3 on May 01, 2015

    Interesting cave. Interesting alien he's befriended. Looking forward to the next instalment.
  • A Reckless Moon on May 10, 2015

    I agree there is a lot of story here in a few words. I did enjoy it. Thank you.
  • That Damn Moon on May 10, 2015

    Yes, I don't doubt this happens to people. Well told and a good lesson here.
  • The Weekends of Sally Virtue. May & June on May 18, 2015

    Absolutely hilarious. I loved the bit about the spider, the apple and everything that happened in church. I also thought her version of the murder was hilarious too. Very funny story.
  • Floating on a Paper Sea on Aug. 19, 2015

    An imaginative and well told tale for young and old.
  • The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli Series. 1.A Vampire in the Vatican. 2.Nun with a Gun. 3.The Aesinas Codex. on Aug. 19, 2015

    I agree with Vito Veii, this is an excellent series. Starting with a vampire in the Vatican continuing through Nun with a Gun and reaching the Aesinas Codex, the inspectors main goal is to find and kill vampires. He is very likeable as you get to know him and has to deal with so many other investigations along the way. It seems to me that his main motivation is revenge, a friend is killed in the first book (a vampire in the Vatican) and everything goes on from there. Nazi gold in Bavaria, finding the Aesinas Codex and getting it back to the Vatican, finding and killing vampires of course. A most enjoyable read from beginning to end.