Dustin Martin is a lover of science fiction and fantasy, as his writing usually reflects, and enjoys all kinds of plots, from grand adventures to character-driven stories. He draws much inspiration from authors in these same fields and his Christian faith.
Dustin is currently putting himself through school as an English major. When he isn't writing or studying, Dustin is often listening to music or enjoying a book.
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Rogues of Overwatch
by Dustin Martin
Lydia has dedicated herself to becoming a BEP agent while Mark is pressed into service by Whyte. When the BEP Division and Whyte's private military corporation receive word of Heather's whereabouts, it's a race to see which side can find her first. Can Heather's knowledge save the BEP Division from Whyte's enclosing trap? But even more importantly, can a murderous fugitive like Heather be trusted?
by Dustin Martin
(3.00 from 1 review)
When two teenagers are granted new physical abilities from an accident, they are sought out by two opposing groups of people. The teenagers must decide how to use their powers and what to use them for as they're dragged into the fray.
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Smashwords book reviews by Dustin Martin
on March 27, 2014
I’ll say it up front that I’m a sucker for Christmas stories. So I’m tempted to give this a higher rating right off the bat. The story itself revolves around a Christmas angel coming to Earth in human form to help a miserable fellow rediscover the joy of the holidays and good will toward humankind.
If that sounds like it’s a nod to “A Christmas Carol,” then it pretty much is. The story does seem to follow the same beats, just with some swearing and a more Christian slant. That slant actually helps the story in some regards. There are some stroke of luck occurrences for the characters, but the explanation that “angels did it” kind of makes up for it.
However, the main plot and the outcome aren’t as fortunate. If you’re familiar with Christmas stories at all, you can see the ending coming very early. There are a couple of spins to it— which I’m not entirely sure work— but that’s about it. There are some proofreading errors, although it’s nothing that detracts from the story. The book also has a habit of over-explaining emotions and motivations at times as well.
Like any short story should, it stays focused on the plot and charges forward, head down, letting you finish it in a couple of hours tops. So, yes, the book has some problems, yet it’s over before you know it and has some interesting ideas when it comes to angels. Since it’s free, you’re not losing anything by checking it out.