James Jenkins


I like to read, OK you figured that out before you started reading this... And I post the occasional Pastafarian sermon. Mostly I read, and I try to write a review for everything I read.

I like to read stories that are new, that stretch my mind and my imagination. Smashwords provides a vehicle for exercising that desire. There are more works posted here for free than I can possibly read, I download the ones that I would like to read, and the ones that look most inviting I try and get read this week. Every week I try to read a few that I downloaded a while back and have not got to yet, so you may see reviews from recent downloads to ones from long ago.

Authors post their work on Smashwords because they want to share what they have often spent a lot of effort working on. I try to review every work that I read, in repayment for allowing me to read it.

My early reviewers are a bit kinder than my more recent reviews. Sometime ago I realized that some works were better than most of the ones I was giving 5 stars to. As there is no way to give 6 stars, I dialed back my ratings a bit. Here is how I currently am awarding stars.

1 Star; this work was not ready to be published
2 Stars: The presentation made me think I would like it, but I didn't like it. I probably did not finish reading it (defined in each review)
3 Stars: AVERAGE - not good or bad, the presentation and the work match, I was not disappointed or overly excited. I am glad I read it and will likely look for other works by the author. Most of the SciFi Magazine works of the 1950's and 60s are in this rating. You can find some of them here https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/bookshelf/68
4 Stars: I got more than I was expecting from this work, I am actively looking for more works by this author
5 Stars: I can not believe how good this is! Looking for more works by the author, keeping this one so I can read it again later, it will probably be the foundation of a later famous work by this author.

Review with no stars or no review: I read a book, even though the presentation did not reach out to me. I am not the authors target audience so it is inappropriate for me to rate it with stars.

I read your book and did not give it 5 star review... Sorry but that is not something I do lightly, here are a few popular books that I would give 5 stars to. Before you take offense, ask yourself if your work is really equal to these.

* Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
* James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
* Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
* Spaceling by Doris Piserchia.
* Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

Smashwords is wonderful venue for the self-published author to get exposure. It is great place for readers to find works that bypass the narrow focus of major publishing houses.

How to fail as a self-published author OR things I see authors do, that don't seem to add value to their work.

• Ask your friends to post a review as soon as you post your new book on Smashwords.
• Use the description to tell why you are the best author EVER and why the reader should download your book NOW.
• The description of the story does not match the story.
• Use lots of descriptive words in your work, never use 2 words if you can get a 100 to say the same thing
• Don’t worry about universe plausibility
• You religion is the best, be sure your readers are left with no doubt about it.
• Publish the first chapter of your novel as soon as possible.
• Try to sell the first book in your series, while offering the other non-stand alone works for free.
• Don't bother proof reading your work
• Add more words, the Dictionary has pretty much every English word in it several times and it makes for entertaining reading (right?). More words can only maker your story better just like it does for a Dictionary.

Finally, if you made it this far, read some of other works I have reviewed and add your own honest reviews to them.

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Smashwords book reviews by James Jenkins

  • The First Completely Electronic Robot and Science Fiction Limerick Book on May 29, 2013

    I previously read this after picking it up at Amazon. While there are a couple of cute ones, most of this is bad. In my review at Amazon I said: if I had a "be sure to never buy anything from this author" list I would take the time to add everything he ever wrote to the list. Given that I wanted be sure and mention it here as well, as I almost just got one his other works, just the thought make me shudder.
  • Transfiguration on June 07, 2013

    As a science fiction work I think it has room to improve. Many science facts are thrown about in the book, some are very real, others not so much. The basic premise of the book, with leapfrog evolution is not new, but I have not seen it dealt with in this much detail before (good), but the science (fact and/or fiction) just did come together for me (bad). I read about half the book before giving it up. It felt like the book was developing so that some deity or alien race was going to be behind the changes, I kept hoping for some non-magicaly theory be presented and supported. Add all the government conspiracy and just no point in going farther.
  • The Census Makers on June 08, 2013

    Well thought out short story, Just the right amount of hints so you feel involved in the story wondering if what you think is what is really going to happen next.
  • Some Distinctive Features of Islam on June 21, 2013

    I downloaded this and converted for Kindle with Calibre, no problem. I found it an interesting read, that was well written. Motivated me to find some other works by the author.
  • Tiny Earth Declares War on Earth on July 04, 2013

    Cute book, a unique universe, well written and well thought out.
  • Tiny Earth 2 on July 04, 2013

    Read the first one, read this one and enjoy. Humor and SciFi combined in short read.
  • Bits And Pieces on July 06, 2013

    A group of well written short stories that make you think. I like the way the last story connects with an earlier story. If you like short stories of the potential near future that make you consider options, this book is for you.
  • Stealing Sunday on July 06, 2013

    JT Pearson writes touchdown story. You don't have to like football to enjoy this one.
  • The Island - Part 1 on July 06, 2013

    Nothing happens in this book, it is all character development and setting the scene. It is well written, but noting happens for sooo loonngg, I wanted to stop reading, I had actually given up when I noticed that I had also downloaded the next two books, so I made my way to the end. Will at least give the second book a shot, if I can gather the strength to load it to my kindle. Reminds me of "Mission Earth" where a trilogy worth of plot is stretched into 10 novels.
  • Transcripts from the Other Side on July 06, 2013

    I will be looking for further adventures on this work. The story is the first 3 chapters of what promises to be a longer work, it ends of a bit of cliff hanger, but not in an unpleasant way. The focus is on christian afterlife, with small bits of other religions tastefully included. There a few laugh out loud (while the wife was having a medical test, oops) surprises. It is good clean fun reading regardless of your beliefs.
  • Superior on July 07, 2013

    I had just read the short description, so was a little surprised as the story developed. The longer description gives you a better feel for the story. The plot was good but I thought the overly dysfunctional family detracted from the story.
  • Killin Machine on July 13, 2013

    The story flows and unfolds very nicely. I found the hints and the plot development perfectly timed. Everyone thinks they are they only normal person and Jake is no different, it is easy to immerse yourself in his being for this story.
  • The Iceman Lives for One Day on July 13, 2013

    Sometimes the best parts of life are after you are dead.
  • (Insert Appropriate Name for a Slightly Humourous Alien Story Here) Part 1 on July 14, 2013

    The work feels like it wants to the two main characters to be Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect. Other then a couple backdrop changes this first chapter is pretty much identical to the first chapter of the Douglas Adams most famous work, but not quite as interesting. I gave two stars, because I like the title.
  • The Island - Part 2 on July 19, 2013

    After struggling to finish the first book, got 9% through the second, which can be adequately covered by "And he went to the island meeting", before giving up.
  • The Farm on July 19, 2013

    At first I thought this was a good, but not exceptional work, a little below what I have come to expect from the author. But the next day I found I was still reviewing the story in my mind, and considering the message and the plot. (skip witty word play relating to the plot). When a short story is still making you think about it the next day, it is a 5 star story.
  • All Things Under the Moon on July 19, 2013

    This story is a great read, and fine story, except that at every new paragraph I was waiting for some science. There should have been news about, tides, weather and earthquakes and probably volcanic eruptions.
  • Outlawed Songs and Poems on July 19, 2013
    (no rating)
    "they have No Copyrights, for they were not written onto paper!" Copyright rules very by country, but as a generally rule if you put the words together and published them they are copyrighted. You might want to read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_licenses to learn how to release the work if that is your desire.
  • Fractured Neverland: We Are The Pickwicks on July 27, 2013

    Very cute
  • Friday Night Knife and Gun Club on Aug. 01, 2013

    Interesting perspective, well written, flows nicely
  • The Rats of New York City on Aug. 01, 2013

    Kind of different while being somewhat familiar at the same time. Good but not spectacular writing. I am going to looks for another work by the same author.
  • Like Clockwork on Aug. 02, 2013
    (no rating)
    I did not read the work, but bronze does not rust, it tarnishes.
  • Tales From the SFR Brigade on Aug. 05, 2013

    A group of mostly well written SciFi Romances, some are better then others. Links to other works by each author are given, if you want to look for more.
  • The Reductionists on Aug. 05, 2013

    One of my top three from this author so far. Well paced, well written, everything fit well inside the universe. A small surprise or two, in the plot.
  • The Circular Logic of Space Exploration on Aug. 18, 2013

    Short, fun and different. I enjoyed it.
  • The Range Trip on Aug. 18, 2013

    An interesting story, i did not "get" most of the references. And even though I did not understand what I missed until I read the explanation at the end, I still enjoyed the whole thing.
  • My Brother's Keeper on Aug. 20, 2013

    Reads well, you will enjoy your time spent with it, but it won't follow you around when you have finished it.
  • The Boy Who Spoke Mosquito on Aug. 20, 2013

    An interesting story, a bit different, but not overwhelmingly original.
  • Planet X91 the Beginning on Aug. 20, 2013

    I would put this in the young adult category. Flows well and keeps busy. I am off to read the second book now.
  • A Slightly More Civilized Game on Sep. 04, 2013

    A well written story. I liked the way plot pieces held and fell together. I subtracted one star in my rating for the ending. The logical necessity for story stumbles a bit in the end, you may not notice it, and I won't point it out. But I think there is room for a little polishing in the last page or two.
  • Public Toenails and My Fights Over Stolen Chicken and Such on Sep. 04, 2013

    Required reading for anyone in or considering being in a relationship with another human being.
  • The Invitation on Sep. 04, 2013

    There was an idea here that could have made an interesting story, but the story/plot/set-up fails in many places.
  • Solomon on Sep. 14, 2013

    Another great story by JT Pearson, the authors description of the plot is accurate, and the story is well written. If you like the description you will like the story.
  • The Funny Bunny on Oct. 05, 2013

    A cute story line, but there are a couple of issue. The bunny in the pictures appears to a be a Netherland Dwarf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarf not a wild bunny. if you see a bunny with short ears or that otherwise resembles a domesticated bunny, please don't set it "Free". Find a suitable rescue in your area instead. Also Carrots are very high in sugar, and would be a bunny treat not a dinner item. Leafy green vegetables and hay would be better food choices http://rabbit.org/category/care/diet/
  • Among the Pages of a Seer on Oct. 05, 2013

    Just reading the review, makes me aware that you are so far ahead of me in wisdom, insight, and understanding, that I won't be able to grasp as single thought you have to offer; to bad :(
  • Staying Human on Oct. 29, 2013

    Well written speculative future. Nothing really earth shattering or never thought of that before, but it flows nicely and engaged me.
  • A Very Foggy Christmas on Oct. 29, 2013

    Rather stupid, if you like stupid this is for you. If not you will not be able to finish it.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf on Oct. 31, 2013

    Several VERY well written and well thought out works. Added to my Favorite Authors. Currently this work is free, and I highly recommend, you give it a shot. I see he has several other works, going to grab a couple more of the short story collections, then seriously considering purchasing a couple of his longer works. Good work, thanks for sharing :)
  • Squatters on Nov. 03, 2013

    Three and a half stars, not the best work by JT Pearson. Reads fine, and story moves along, but not the same caliber of work I have come to expect.
  • Outgrowth of the Brain on Nov. 05, 2013

    Not to deep, but I liked it. Seems like it is the first in a series, going to get the rest now.
  • Service Provider on Nov. 05, 2013

    Well written and a unique story idea in an overdone genre. It provides an answer to a question that is often on my mind, if you lived (or were undead) for hundreds of years, how would you make ends meet?
  • Specimen on Nov. 16, 2013

    A fun look at how things can go wrong no matter how hard you try to make the right choice.
  • Deep on Nov. 16, 2013

    3.5 stars; well written but I found the story line somewhat predicable. The time line of the events in the last paragraph were unrealistic at best, but make for a mildly humorous ending.
  • The Pennell Predicament: An Edenix Cycle Story on Nov. 16, 2013

    I did not find this story overly engaging. I never felt any relationship with the characters or the story line.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring New Corpse Smell on Nov. 16, 2013

    Very well written. I spaced the stories out over several days reading other works by other authors in between so I would have something good to go back to if the others flopped. The characters and their interaction are very real, in many cases I felt the stories where first person accounts, and the persons are often very different in different stories. Add to your library and take your time savoring these.
  • Ten Minutes on Nov. 24, 2013

    No real depth to the story
  • The Wedding Feast on Nov. 26, 2013

    Seems to depend mostly on rephrasing the same graphic scenes and providing unlikely plot directives to keep the story almost moving. There might be a good short story in it, but as is there are too many words for story. I read 47% before giving up.
  • Drive on Nov. 26, 2013

    3.5 stars the words flow well and there are just enough of them for story. But nothing really new or grabbing. Everything has pretty much been done before.
  • Morph on Nov. 26, 2013

    Cute and funny, I would read more works by this author.
  • The Last Reader on Nov. 26, 2013

    A good start, but I felt let down by the ending. There should have been something more. More than paying the price to learn to read, there is a price learning as you read. This kid in this world; what happens to him as learns different ideas from the books?
  • Allan Rickman Will NOT Die on Nov. 26, 2013

    4.5 stars. Interesting story line and plot twists. Not sure what it is missing for that last half a star, but it was fun, my brain juices were flowing trying to work out the details of what was coming next.
  • Alien Forever on Nov. 26, 2013

    Read 27%
  • Upshot on Nov. 28, 2013

    The writing style is a bit rough, but the story was an interesting peak into the life of a believable character. I would enjoy reading more of this character either before or after this event.
  • The Accident on Nov. 28, 2013
    (no rating)
    Please review the TOS, this in not a place for draft works.
  • What Neither Star nor Sun Shall Waken: A Sci-Fi Horror Story on Nov. 28, 2013
    (no rating)
    " Plunging from space at ten times the speed of sound" Just screams really bad science, I shuddered so bad just thinking about it I had to post a note.
  • A Slight Delay on Dec. 06, 2013

    My wife and I both read this, neither of us have any idea why anyone would take the time to write this down. This is like I had stupid dream, woke up and wrote it down, there is no beginning and no ending, just a chunk in the middle. I actually came back here, expecting to find this was a teaser, it is not a story.
  • The Short Trip on Dec. 06, 2013

    This was cute, I read it without a memory of the plot descriptions and was pleasantly surprised at the ending.
  • Midge Fly and the End of The World on Dec. 06, 2013

    5 Stars for young readers. 4 Stars for adults. This was a fun book, characters are at the age when the first girl boy kiss occurs, and seems to be written for that age group or a bit older. The plot surprises where a bit obvious to me, but they should be about write for the younger audience. The story is worth reading, even if you are old like me. Full of great science, and as best I can tell there are no flaws in the current science or the future science. Readers are at some risk of getting educated while reading this engaging story.
  • Eight Hour Fiction #1 on Dec. 08, 2013

    The title of the book, could stand to be changed to something relate to the story. This is a well written, very busy and well thought out story that has that ring of possibility that makes it seems like; if it's not true today, it could be tomorrow. Looks like there are some other works by the Author, going to get them now.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Ghost Dust on Dec. 08, 2013

    Lots of well thought out, short stories. Each one is enjoyable, and well written. I have read several of the authors works, and have many more on my 'to read' pile.
  • Beyond the Gate on Dec. 08, 2013

    A series of short stories, all stand on their own, but many connect in subtle ways. Some of the stories failed to draw me in and I skipped them, but I read most of them. "Other Worlds Than These" by the same author looks interesting so going to download it now.
  • Beyond the Wildlands on Dec. 12, 2013

    A cute romance, in a battle field. The story comes together nicely. Going to grab another work by the same author.
  • How YouTube Saved the World from the Antichrist on Dec. 12, 2013

    The last few hours of an almost successful antichrist. It will make you smile.
  • Date From Hell: A Dwarves in Space Short on Dec. 12, 2013

    This is either poorly written or does not stand on it's own. Not sure which. I got through about 52% before giving up, I never found myself "in universe" with the characters.
  • The Erotic Adventures of Rubby the Robot and Other Smutty Sci-Fi Stories on Dec. 12, 2013

    Fun and naughty, when in the mood for both of those in story, this book is a good choice.
  • The Ground Beneath My Feet on Dec. 15, 2013

    I am a fan of the authors work, but this is not one of his better works. He has some much better works, read one of them first.
  • If on Dec. 15, 2013

    Well written, and fun. I see several other works, going to get some more now.
  • Prisoner 721 on Dec. 15, 2013

    There is much to read between the lines here. I tried not to go to deep, just stay mostly at the surface and enjoy the flow. If you are looking for though provoking or just a good read, you will find what you are looking for here.
  • For Whom the Tinker Toils on Dec. 15, 2013

    Well written and enjoyable, makes me want to read some more works by this author.
  • Mr. Snuffleupagus Is God on Dec. 15, 2013

    Very logical progression from beginning to end. When you think about, no other conclusion is possible. This is the second work I have read by this author. Now I have to go download all the rest their works.
  • Shelter From the Storm - A Ghost Story for Christmas on Dec. 17, 2013

    Well written, but this story has been written so much it's pretty hard to get it wrong.
  • Destiny Can Be a Real Pain in the Ass on Dec. 17, 2013

    The second half is not as well thought out as the first. Ok, but not one of the authors better works
  • Scale Free on Dec. 17, 2013

    Great story, well written. Found myself arguing with the characters a couple times. Will be looking for more works by this author.
  • Unfortunate Discovery on Dec. 17, 2013

    Not ready for yet. The book reads like it was written by an young audult, and not edited. The is a hint of an good idea there, but it is poorly executed. I kept reading thinking it really can't be this bad, there must be something, but no it is just bad.
  • Divine Diagnosis on Dec. 17, 2013

    No big surprises here, but well written and flows nicely. Interesting concept of the source of evil.
  • Billy, It's Time on Dec. 17, 2013

    Read 23% did not find a reason to read any farther.
  • Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure on Dec. 25, 2013

    An interesting story line, with plausible science and plot twists. I never got really immersed into the story, but did watch the whole thing from the sidelines.
  • Why Santa Shared His Soul on Dec. 25, 2013

    A great story and wonderful message, this is one you will want to share with your family.
  • Stuffed Monster on Dec. 27, 2013

    Fun story,
  • Improper Improvisations 1 on Jan. 03, 2014

    A bunch of fun stories. Looking for more.
  • The Time On The Island on Jan. 07, 2014

    I read the description, and had a preconceived notion about the outcome. I did not figure out I was wrong until the end. I enjoyed the journey.
  • The Trees: A Collection on Jan. 07, 2014

    A good collection of different stories. Some are better than others. My first from this author, going to look for more.
  • Marvin and the 50 Foot Woman on Jan. 10, 2014

    The wife and I read this with text to speech while on a short trip. It was fun and funny.
  • Horizon on Jan. 12, 2014
    (no rating)
    "captured by a secret organ from NASA" by the same logic that tells me NASA does not have a spleen, I am pretty sure there may be a typo or two in this work. Declining to download at this time.
  • The Fickled Finger on Jan. 16, 2014

    Be careful what you wish for...
  • Why 'The Devil Came Down to Georgia' Is a Stupid Song on Jan. 18, 2014

    Once you stop to think about it...
  • Not For Kids on Jan. 20, 2014

    Each tale is well written and strange; unique and enjoyable.
  • The Old Grass Tree on Jan. 20, 2014

    If trees could write, or maybe they can.
  • The Way Across the Road on Jan. 24, 2014

    Ok, not really good or really bad. Just kind of there. 'Prisoner 721' by the same author is a much better work.
  • The Justice League of Prozac on Jan. 24, 2014

    It was fun from a psychology perspective, it is probably more fun if your are comic/cartoon aware (I am not).
  • Sci-fi Shorts on Jan. 25, 2014

    Short interesting concepts. Promising author would like to see some longer works along these lines.
  • Ghosts on Jan. 25, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely, believable and fun.
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on Jan. 26, 2014

    I was actually kind of disappointed at the beginning as the description had me anticipating a different story. Once I realized the story I was really reading I was impressed. It reads as if written in 1950, with only a singly technological advance; the flying car. The story centers around a young man who lets perception and advertising guide his desires for a new car. Will the "small print", his coworkers and his girl friend Bliss, be able to show him the light?
  • Toy Garden on Jan. 26, 2014
    (no rating)
    Darker and more vivid than I expected.
  • The Red Bra on Jan. 26, 2014

    This reads very well if you let your brain fill in some of the behind the scenes details. Read it with your spouse for maximum effect.
  • The Old One on Jan. 26, 2014

    Well written, not sure why it is in fiction. Pretty sure it is true tale.
  • The Second Corollary on Jan. 28, 2014

    Not as good as 'Ghosts', Flows well, and major plot twists are unexpected.
  • Innocence Lost For Love on Jan. 28, 2014

    I enjoyed it, but felt like the story could be expanded to explore more of the universe. It claims to be related to the 'Wolfcaller Chronicles' (same author) I have not read any of those works, but reading the descriptions, I am not seeing the connection.
  • Pain Is So Close To Pleasure on Jan. 28, 2014

    Fun but unbelievable. Worth the time to download and read.
  • Light Reaches Earth on Jan. 31, 2014

    This a gay romance book, not a sci-fi book there may or may not be any sci-fi in it, but 7% in to the book during the third of fourth scene of one boy lusting after another, I stopped reading.
  • The Dark Divide on Jan. 31, 2014

    The story flows well, but the name almasti is not one I have ever heard used to describe sasquatch, And I spent many years living 100 miles southwest of Seattle. All of the events and the flow for the ranger and the campers do not have the ring of experience. I would not be at all surprised to learn that the author has never camped in forest.
  • The Sinister Origins of Wonder Bread on Jan. 31, 2014

    Another true story, presented by the author as a work of fiction. To be sure, he occasionally writes some stuff that is undeniably fiction (I hope), but sometimes you just read it and KNOW, that it is true. This is but one example.
  • Angels Don't Cry on Jan. 31, 2014

    Parts of this are Laugh Out Load funny. Regardless of your belief system you will enjoy this God/Angel/Humanity story.
  • Detuned Radio on Jan. 31, 2014

    I don't recall ever reading a zombie story like this before. It was fun and refreshing.
  • All Night Gas on Jan. 31, 2014

    A little unexpected plot twist, given the starting location. Rather predicable in the ending.
  • Grylio on Feb. 01, 2014

    A young adult adventure, very well executed. Going to download the rest of the authors related works now.
  • It's A Wonderful (After) Life on Feb. 06, 2014

    A slow start, I was wondering why I had added this one to my reading pile as it seemed kind of out my regular style. I didn't find I why I liked it until the end. This is a good story to find on your ereader, one day when you don't recall why you put it there. A slow start, and Hmm didn't see that coming at the end. Flows nicely, if you like a little more human interest than I do, you will probably find the beginning more enjoyable than I did.
  • One Last Job on Feb. 06, 2014

    4.5 stars, The story is well written and flows nicely, but it was not over the top you got my attention, edge of my seat kind of story. It starts in the middle of a significant scene, and follows the escape of two characters. Suspense was nicely done, I had a couple of ideas what the ending was, but did not KNOW until the end.
  • The Great Gray Superhighway on Feb. 06, 2014

    I did not finish this book, giving two stars. This is part medical thriller, part science fiction (very near future) and part fantasy. I read 61% and while the writing and flow were ok, the book has way to many words in the middle. The lead characters are all financially well off, the believability factor of mundane plot points is low. The medical/science is glossed over lightly. When I stopped, there was insufficient motivation to read another 50,000 words.
  • Home At Last on Feb. 09, 2014

    Not particularly witty or original, not bad or good. Does not give me any desire to look for other works by the author.
  • Waking Up Different on Feb. 09, 2014

    Well written with a nice flow. One of many I have enjoyed by this author.
  • Flying Toasters - The DeadPixel Tales on Feb. 09, 2014

    Some good some not some good. I liked Prism by John Gregory Hancock the best.
  • Mining Games on Feb. 09, 2014

    Big business and the little guy, the basic plot has been done before, but this was well executed and enough original content and plot to keep me interested. Reminiscent of 'The Man Who Sold the Moon, by Robert A. Heinlein (1949/1951)' in a good, not copycat kind of way. Going to look for other works by the author now.
  • Last Cigarette on Feb. 13, 2014

    Nice little story, I suspected the ending, but was not sure until the end if I was right or wrong.
  • Dystopian Lullabies on Feb. 13, 2014

    I got through 21%, Nothing to latch on to. All I got was the talking noise that Charley Browns parents make.
  • The Alien Adventure! on March 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    Two thoughts, 1. Proofread and edit your introduction. If it is not attractive, there is no point in looking at the book. 2. Your story concept is interesting, but the work needs more polishing.
  • The One Discovered (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 1) on March 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    Of seven reviews, 6 reviewers with no other reviews use similar words to describe their enjoyment of this work. In spite of that I have downloaded the work, and when I get around to reading it (maybe a while) I will post an honest review.
  • All That Sparkles is Not... on March 03, 2014

    I read about half of this, I think I might be a bit old for it. Not bad but not what I was looking for.
  • Breakthrough on March 03, 2014

    Nothing new, or spectacular. It is a story that has been done before.
  • 21 Games for the Mind That Won’t Shut the $%&* Up! on March 05, 2014
    (no rating)
    There is a disclaimer in the beginning of the book on who "this book isn't for" it is a fairly extensive disclaimer. I am not the target audience. If you can't tell if you are part of the target audience you should probably skip this one.
  • A Woman To Die For on March 05, 2014

    Several interesting twists, part felt a little unreal, but it all came together. The ending did a good job of explaining the parts that felt unreal. I will be looking for more works by this author.
  • Redacted #823 on March 05, 2014

    A bit different, a little SciFi, a little Twilight Zone, a little Mystery. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Keep Off The Grass on March 05, 2014

    I just barely have enough awareness of England to have caught the significance of the ending of the book. It is still a good read even if I had not 'got it'.
  • Hypnotizing Chickens on March 11, 2014

    I liked the story and the characters, but it felt unfinished. I wanted to read about what happened between the restaurant and departure time.
  • The Ten Second Time Traveller on March 11, 2014

    A nice one minute story about 10 seconds
  • The Hunters on March 11, 2014

    I read the preview "things are not always what they seem" and I made the wrong assumption about what "they" were. I was wrong, which is always worth and extra star.
  • The Dimitri Strain on March 11, 2014

    To the best of my knowledge I am not related to the author. There is a grain of an interesting story in here, but I the writing needs a bit more polishing and editing. WAY TO MANY WORDS IN ALL CAPS. I had a hard time following at the beginning, just trying to figure out what was going on. About halfway through I got a good idea of the story line finally, but the execution and the CAPS prevented me from finishing.
  • Mngwa on March 11, 2014

    This is a brief glance into a time/place that I was not familiar with before reading the work. This may be a completely true first person tale.
  • The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels on March 11, 2014

    An interesting mystery that was much more than I thought it would be. A couple of plot crutches help bring closure at the end, but I liked the way it matured from a small beginnings into a fuller adventure.
  • Ellipses... on March 15, 2014

    I did not "get it", got confused and moved on before finishing it.
  • Milk Run on March 15, 2014

    Flows nicely, everything is reasonable, but nothing really new or spectacular. I don't regret reading it, but neither do I feel like I would have missed something by not reading it.
  • Mary: A Short Story on March 15, 2014

    To much of the writers effort is focused on trying to create a hidden threat. The story suffers from a lack of realism secondary to trying to force the fear from brief incomplete images of the threat. Example, three cops on a scene with two cars, leave one car at the scene and the three take one car to a restaurant. There are just so many things wrong there...
  • Phooka on March 15, 2014

    Good feeling follow from the reading of this book. There is an unsolved mystery, but it is appropriate to the story line, so I did not feel like part of the story was missing.
  • Holland's Tunnel on March 20, 2014

    This is a fantasy adventure of life and the mind. The lines between reality and fantasy are blurred. I enjoyed the story, but it felt a bit bumpy in place, which was by intent, but if felt like their where some bumps that should have been there. Over all a good work.
  • The Dead Celebrity Space Corps on March 28, 2014

    Ok, but not as good as other works by the author.
  • We Stand at the Gate on March 28, 2014

    Two believable characters, in an interesting situation.
  • The Ghost Of A Chance on April 09, 2014

    I read 20% and did not see any reason to read more. Formatting note, the mobi version seems to all be in bold.
  • Dobharchu on April 09, 2014

    Yet another great work by the author. Thank you for making these so real.
  • The Night Bus on April 09, 2014

    Interesting take about moving on, Similar works have been done. This lacked something and never got me feeling the character was real, rather it is a fantasy bed time story.
  • Space Vulture on April 09, 2014

    Space opera, I read 23% for putting it away. Bad guy, gets captured by 1950's style sparkling good guy. Through a series of events the bad guy has to do good things for all the wrong reasons.
  • Bunyip vs the CWA on April 09, 2014

    4.5 stars A very funny look at an impossible scenario, that I never doubted was real for a moment.
  • The Resurrectionist on April 09, 2014

    Read 37% before giving up. Granting all the science is real, and the infrastructure exists as described; Nothing about the character situations or plot development felt real, believable, or even remotely plausible.
  • Worm on April 13, 2014

    Funny, worth the time to read.
  • Mythical on April 13, 2014

    I read 70% before giving up. I wanted to like the story for the premise, and it's potential. It never felt real or plausible. After reading as much as I did, I wish I had stopped sooner, it never got better, worse maybe...
  • DEAD(ish) Omnibus: Books 1-5 on April 13, 2014

    I really enjoyed this work. I had previously read 'DEAD(ish)' and on finding the Omnibus: Books 1-5 By Naomi Kramer, I had to read it ALL. All the connected stories are told, in a series of first person perspectives by the different characters which moves the story along very nicely. I remembered how much I enjoyed the first story, but had forgotten the alternating first person perspective thing... I tried to read it with text to speech (Kindle Keyboard), while driving on trip with my wife. Unfortunately text to speech is not so good at highlighting the perspective change, so it really does not fit that mode of delivery. So I had to put it aside for another day, and read it with my eyes (old school style), very worth it. P.S. I think this was the first book I paid real money for on Smashwords, and it was worth paying for.
  • The Road To Toontown. on April 13, 2014

    I enjoyed the movie, so wanted to give this work a try. Read 16% and gave up.
  • Mister Mercury: A Modern Greek Myth on April 13, 2014

    3 stars as a written work, 4 stars for a 'text to speech' work to read during a commute. There are way to many words for the plot, many points are repeated, which if you are listening to while driving in traffic makes for a good commute work, no worries about missing a subtle plot point. The characters have depth, and are believable. The plot line is plausible, and the universe only slightly off reality from the one I live in.
  • Moses, God and the Plagues- A Pharaoh's View on April 17, 2014

    I picked up a copy of this work a few months ago. This is an interesting perspective, that many may not have considered.
  • Slipping Away on April 17, 2014

    A good work that is representative of the authors skills. A well told tale.
  • Fairy Tale Fusion on April 17, 2014

    I have read a number of works that tried to use public domain characters is a new, wonderful way. Most fail badly. This is well written and feels very real. It is a collection of short works, that occur in the same universe. As with group of short stories, there are some I like better than others. When I finished reading the first "Fairy Tale News" I was trying to figure out what I would need need to do, to convince Smashwords to let me post 6 stars on 5 star rating system. This is a realistic and believable, strong possibility it is not fiction.
  • Good Note on April 24, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely and lets you into the mind of the main character. I am guessing more than one person has had this fantasy, while riding the bus.
  • Space Danger! First Sweep (Short Story) on April 24, 2014

    ok, but not did not engage me. Felt a bit unrealistic.
  • Jane 8086 Part One on April 24, 2014

    Fun & Interesting. Need to read part two to get a better feel for how it will develop, going to look for part 2 now.
  • Kitty on May 02, 2014

    Not really good or bad, short and no big surprises. I am going to look for another work by the Author.
  • Huff and Puff on May 02, 2014

    A different perspective on an old tale. Worth the time to read.
  • You Reap What You Sow (The Ark Project) on May 02, 2014

    Started out interesting, but I did not find the political/financial plot lines realistic and stopped reading about 42% into the book.
  • Jane 8086 Part Two on May 02, 2014

    Part two is better than part one, Going to download parts 3, 4 & 5 now.
  • Halaka, The Laws Of The Universe on May 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    I only read about 4%, the mobi version (at least this far) is mostly in bold font, which was somewhat distracting. There was nothing capturing my attention, and my passing familiarity with the Jewish religion was not enough to keep me going.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As on May 08, 2014

    I have no idea how Nicolas does it, there must be so many people running around in his brain, not sure how he gets anything done. Each story is great, so many perfect first person accounts, each unique and person different enough that you can not believe they all where imagined by the same person. It feels like they must be true works be several different people, the diversity of story and personality and realism seems to great for any one person to create as fiction.
  • How I Saved Humankind on May 08, 2014

    3.5 Stars Well written, but not super engaging or thought provoking.
  • The 53rd Attempt on May 08, 2014

    In some times things work out... Some place between the top and middle of this authors other published works.
  • Jane 8086 Part Three on May 08, 2014

    And the story continues...
  • Jane 8086 Part Four on May 08, 2014

    And the story continues...
  • Jane 8086 Part Five on May 08, 2014
    (no rating)
    And the story continues...
  • Fossil Hunt on May 15, 2014

    SciFi Verging on Fantasy. It was a fun read. I will be looking for other works by the author. 3 stars because it didn't feel real, but it was a good story.
  • Making God on May 15, 2014

    The first part of the book is character development, In my personal taste (others may differ) it was to much to soon. The rest of the book was an interesting perspective on religion in story format. Neither really good or really bad. This is more of an exploratory trip on religious theology that I have not come across before. I did read the whole thing (text to speech while commuting).
  • Journey Through Time (A Time Travel Adventure Collection Part 1) on May 22, 2014

    I read 36% percent at pretty much every plot fork the worst possible logical choice was made. No interest in reading more.
  • You Know I Think This Line 'O Work Might Agree With Me on May 22, 2014

    A nice little story.
  • Miniature Fiction: 50 Very Short Stories on May 31, 2014
    (no rating)
    To short for me, I read the first 5 and stopped.
  • First One There Dies on May 31, 2014

    Slightly implausible in a few plot points, but not terrible. Another fun read by Ray.
  • The Lie on May 31, 2014

    It's sad that this may not entirely be a work of fiction.
  • Impact on May 31, 2014

    Everything may not be as you believe it is. A worthy read.
  • Just Like You on May 31, 2014

    Issac Asimov had three rules for his robots. TC Phillips is not following the leader...
  • Particle on May 31, 2014

    All I can say is "Glad I read it".
  • Moments In A Crowd on June 01, 2014

    I had this sitting on my kindle for a while, did not have the cover image in mind when reading it. I found to be quaint retelling of an old time travel scenario. I did not guess the subject during the reading of the work.
  • Lotus: Revelation on June 01, 2014

    Well written intriguing story of a young female assassin. Hope the author writes more.
  • The Letter on June 01, 2014

    It is not Science Fiction, It might be Fantasy, more accurately it is a modern interpretation of mythology. Really its a less then optimal executed drama. I guessed the author of the 'Letter" early, and found the entire scenario from start to end to be unrealistic.
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blew on June 01, 2014

    Another fun story by author
  • Desperation on June 01, 2014

    A quick fun read.
  • Kim Hyejin (Something Super) on June 05, 2014

    As glimpse inside the mind of young princess it was very good. But it felt unfinished, the super soldiers where only lightly touched upon, if this is part of series the place in the series should be called out in the description. What happens when the young lady, finally realizes the difference between what she has been taught and reality?
  • Reverse on June 05, 2014

    strange but not compelling
  • Not Eddie on June 05, 2014

    One of Ray's better works. Putting it in my 'read again' pile.
  • Drowning on the Inca Trail on June 05, 2014
    (no rating)
    Nothing says "DO NOT READ ME" stronger than 4 top notch reviews by brand new reviewers right after the authors first publication on smashwords.
  • Auto-Correct Shortcuts (An Introduction) on June 19, 2014

    This is not a list of keyboard short cuts it is a list of auto correct, used in the authors operating system. See Wikipedia to learn what keyboard short cuts really are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_shortcut
  • Jon-29 on June 19, 2014

    Not super fantastic, or super bad. But a better than average combination of SciFi, Military and Romance.
  • Rescue Mission to the Stars on June 26, 2014

    To many words... I think there might be a good story idea in here, but there are way to many word. Words are growing like weeds here, needs a serious editing. I read about 8% before giving up.
  • Farewell Old Girl on June 26, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely. I was intrigued by the photo and the intro. I found myself wanting more earlier stories in the relationship.
  • Tales from the Creature Keeper: Survival Critters on June 26, 2014

    Well thought out characters in a well thought out universe. While not stayed, it feels like the target audience is young adults and/or children old enough to play video games with weapons in them. I have not read the related story, and this stood by itself nicely.
  • Book Authors Need Your Help on June 26, 2014

    I read a lot of books and write a lot of reviews. I think this is a good resource for review writers. It also contains a long list of places to find free books (which does not include smashwords?)
  • Five Days on Pimu on July 06, 2014

    In the title story; several plot points seemed fairly unrealistic. There is an attempt later in the story to try an explain them, but still seemed rather weak. After finishing the first story I was not motivated to read the rest of the book.
  • One Man's Treasure on July 06, 2014

    A nice little story about a big mean dragon, and those who would steal from him. The story felt a little wobbly where a third member joins the plot, but otherwise, a nice progression with realistic characters and events (in universe). Hope to come across more works by the author.
  • Travelers Among Strange Worlds (A Trio of Short Stories) on July 06, 2014

    3 Different and unique stories. None of the stories are mind altering new concepts but they are well executed stories that reminded my of other stories I have enjoyed, as much as I enjoyed these.
  • Tra-Con-Per-Ski! on July 06, 2014

    Mostly interesting, fun stories. I don't feel compelled to look for other works, but if I stumble across one, I would probably give it a read.
  • Secret Stories on July 06, 2014

    Some of these works are really short, I think one has a title almost as long as the body. Many of the are strange and lack that high point climax that many works of fiction have, many felt like first person tales, of actual events. There is a certain lack of polish that makes them... I don't know what it makes them... But I kept reading them one after another like a bag of chips, you can't have just one.
  • Bodies Are Disgusting on July 06, 2014

    As the two existing reviews are from people who know the author, I will tell you I don't know the author, I stumbled across the work and picked it up for free (you set the price = 0.00). There is a lot of indeterminate identity stuff going on in this work, I was maybe half way through the work before I realized just how much, there are crazy mixed up, people and 'Gods', in the same way that some people you probably know are mixed up. What makes this work good, is that both the people and the not people are real, every personality is struggling through an event, and neither they nor you know how it is going to turn out.
  • When Shadows Rise on July 10, 2014

    I am not familiar with the parent work(s) so can not address from that perspective. I found the work to be kind of bumpy (plot wise) and way to many words. I did not finish reading it.
  • Losing Time on July 10, 2014

    This is a fun work, I generally don't read plays, but this was a pleasant experience. I had no problem watching the entire play, play out on the stage in my brain. Working in corporate office environment it is easy to identify with the reality of Two's plight.
  • Dan Sherman Space Guardian All Worlds Book One on July 10, 2014

    There is a good idea for story here, but there is much room for an editor before this book is ready to be read. To many widely diverse changes, plot hiccups and such. The sub plots are bumpy and while I like the idea, the execution needs a lot of work.
  • Crystal Creek - An Adventure Story on July 10, 2014

    A quick realistic look into a life changing event. Going to look for more works by the author.
  • Isis on July 10, 2014

    A realistic and believable look at tomorrow (or maybe today?) I can't really add anything not already in the description. The universe is functional and could be ours, the story progressed nicely and was realistic.
  • Best Intentions on July 17, 2014

    Every relationship is different, this one a bit more different than some others.
  • Jikininki on July 24, 2014

    Another great trip, hope the author writes more soon. This looks like the last work she has published, come back write more please!
  • One Smaller Step on July 24, 2014

    Another strange journey, it was an enjoyable read, but it felt out of sorts near the end, the additional 3 characters at the end, did feel justified by earlier plot development. A good story line, but room to rework and expand.
  • Feeding the Dragon on July 24, 2014

    I generally avoid books that include review quotes in the description, very glad I made an exception in this case. I read this once, and enjoyed it. The next night I had to read it again and I enjoyed it even more. It is going in my 'read again' pile. Fantastic plot line and very well executed delivery.
  • A Frolic of Children on July 24, 2014

    The description reads much better than the book. I read about 40% before giving up on the work. Much of it is written in a narrative format that is more like an outline of what should happen in this place in the book. I never felt like a I was there, more like I was reading a proposal for a story that someone want to tell but has not fully fleshed out.
  • We Interrupt This Program on July 24, 2014

    Echoing Mary Blackwell's review, Would enjoy watching the play, but reading this work is only Ok.
  • Valentine's Dance on July 24, 2014
    (no rating)
    It looks like this is the second of four works in a series. https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/5405 It looks like the author is trying to sell the first work for $3, and giving away the following related works. As it is unclear if the following works require reading the first work, the author may want to review their marketing strategy
  • The Yggdrasil Codex on July 31, 2014

    Only 20% of this book is the title work, the rest is a teaser about a following work. This is described in extended description "(This short story is 3200 words) " The work is neither overly good or bad, I did not find the plot development plausible.
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds on July 31, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, story line is not unique, the description hints at more than developed. Other works by this author are much better.
  • Retrograde on July 31, 2014

    Not overly good or bad. David Blake's review summerizes my thoughts as well.
  • Appointment With The Spider King on July 31, 2014

    Plot and story flow nicely, the main character has depth, and the story seems mostly plausible. I would classify it more as a Mystery, Adventure, than a Fantasy work. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • The Part To No Genesis on July 31, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, Not as good as other works by the author. If the short description grabs you, give it a try.
  • An Artist's Freedom on July 31, 2014

    An interesting story line, a few plot points seemed strange to me, not sure if they were unrealistic or if I am not sufficiently aware of the cultural norms in the area.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes on Aug. 03, 2014

    A whole pile of really great stories, the depth of character and the wide variety of them in Nicolas Wilson's works is mind boggling. I don't know how many people live inside of his brain, but you will meet several of them here.
  • Deception on Aug. 03, 2014

    I read it all, a cohesive story never developed in my brain.
  • Midnight On Frostveil Mountain on Aug. 03, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, Not sure if I caught a glimpse of John Wayne in there, but definitely a story that line that has been used in more than one western movie.
  • Trap Door on Aug. 03, 2014

    A quick, fun re-do of a not unusually story line.
  • Lore of the Underlings: Episodes 1 & 2 ~ A Door to the Lore on Aug. 15, 2014

    Starts with a poem, then a bunch of chit chat, neither intrigued me, deleted from e-reader before getting to the "story".
  • Who Censored Roger Rabbit? on Aug. 15, 2014

    The movie was cute, this book is much better. AND significantly better than some of the authors other works like "The Road To Toontown" & "Space Vulture", which I read prior this work, glad I gave it a try, moving on to the next book in the series, "Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit?"
  • Dave Trellis and the Allotments of Doom on Aug. 16, 2014

    This is a fun book, it seems to be influenced by the style of Douglas Adams, without being a redo of any of his works. The universe, the 'off-world visitors' and the plot are well thought out; all interact well together. There are a few errors that could be corrected by an editor, but unless you are an English snob, they are easy enough to read through. The work is written in British English, and I had to look up 'allotment' ("a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allotment_%28gardening%29 ) and several other terms, A glossary might be helpful. I will be looking out for the promised continuing adventures in this universe.
  • Watching the Watcher on Aug. 16, 2014

    While part of a series it stands alone nicely. well written and engaging.
  • Quasar on Aug. 21, 2014

    Not ready for prime time, I read 5% before giving up. The writing is choppy and needs a major edit by an editor who is not connected to the author. There is a glimmer of a story idea in there, but the all plot points I saw in the first 5% have been done multiple times before.
  • A Bushman's Tail on Aug. 21, 2014

    A tall tale told in a conversational tone. Going to look for more works by the author.
  • Ashes on Aug. 21, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, just kind of there.
  • I Can See Clearly Now on Aug. 21, 2014

    I read about half of the work, it is not bad but I never really got engaged.
  • One Plus One Makes Me on Aug. 21, 2014

    I put this in my 'read again' later pile. A good 4.5 stars, one of the authors better works.
  • Dreams Come True - Book One of the Connor True Series on Sep. 01, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, story ends in a cliff hanger. The next book in the series is available, I will be reading "Strange But True - Book Two of the Connor True Series". The first book is fairly short and servers just to introduce the character and set up the story, it is not enough to judge the story.
  • Once Upon A Cloud on Sep. 01, 2014

    Less than 10,000 words to build an unusual planet, populated it with multiple creatures and have a life & death adventure. Well done, completely believable.
  • Dreams Are Real on Sep. 01, 2014

    There is nothing I can say that will not spoil the story to some extant, if you are a fan of the author, you will want to read this work. If you have just stumbled across the work, and the intro gave you cause to look at the reviews, this work is worthy of the few minutes it will take you read it.
  • The Tree on Sep. 01, 2014

    I read this without reading other books in the series, it stands alone fine. Not overly good or bad, I don't feel compelled to read more in the series, but I might go look for works by author for the adult rather than the children.
  • The Machine Is Working on Sep. 01, 2014

    Another strange look at the world, as imaged by the author. Verges on the edge of maybe not fiction.
  • The Revolution Will Have Endless Breadsticks on Sep. 06, 2014

    A fun story.
  • The Lost Philosophy and Science of Zindetitious on Sep. 06, 2014

    No overly good or bad, but good enough for me to check out another work by the author.
  • 1950s: The Decade of Perfect Housewives, Cadillacs & Zombies on Sep. 06, 2014

    I think I saw the movie, with Jim Carrey, but without zombies. Not overly original, not sure how they are getting fuel or power.
  • The Hole on Sep. 06, 2014

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Drone Wars - Issue 1 - Secrets and L.I.E.S. on Sep. 18, 2014

    A cute, short fun beginning to a series. I am a bit older than the target audience and did not find it overly engaging. But if your a young adult, give it a try.
  • Short Sharp Shocks on Sep. 18, 2014

    An interesting collection, some stories are better than others, I found some of them rather thought provoking. As promised in the introduction one of the stories is only two words long. I must admit, as I read through the book, I kept waiting to stumble on it. How good or bad could it be? I loved it! Could have gotten by with half as many words in the title and the body of the work. but going all out and doubling the word count added that little bit more, that catches you in a split second and makes you smile. This going in my 'read again' and 'find more' piles
  • Strange But True - Book Two of the Connor True Series on Sep. 18, 2014

    The story continues but does not improve.
  • Spider Lady on Sep. 18, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, if the subject is of interest to you, it is worth the time to download and read.
  • Arianne on Sep. 25, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, this story has been told many times, nothing significantly different here.
  • The Devil Still Has My Lawnmower & Other Tales of the Weird on Sep. 25, 2014

    A couple of these short stories are really good, some are just okay. Over all a good read. There are some interesting turns on old themes, here. Stepping out from the normal layout, the best of the short stories is last. This one is going in my read again pile.
  • The Spell-checker Cat on Sep. 25, 2014

    Fun and fanciful, after reading I sent a link to a coworker who has feline children.
  • Photobombed on Sep. 27, 2014

    Don't judge this book by it's cover. There is oh so much more going on here, than any one realizes.
  • Oil of the Convent on Sep. 27, 2014

    Worth the few minutes it took to read. Would be willing to give another work by the author a read. Please post another.
  • Hidden Agendas on Sep. 27, 2014

    What is there is not overly bad, but it feels unfinished.
  • Happiness, Inc. on Sep. 27, 2014

    Not overly good or bad. I felt the character should have taken more accountability for himself.
  • Wind Sucks. It Doesn't Blow. And Other Insights from Buckminster Fuller on Sep. 27, 2014

    Several short clear thoughts on science. Not overly scientific but if you have an inquisitive mind you will probably find a few interesting thing to think about here.
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Dead Beatle on Oct. 02, 2014

    This is unique joining, unlikely in the extreme, but so well thought out and executed that it is well worth 5 stars.
  • The Mad Scientist on Oct. 02, 2014

    Not overly unique or funny, but a well written work. Not as memorable as the authors other work 'Mister Mercury: A Modern Greek Myth' nor as fun as "The Devil Still Has My Lawnmower & Other Tales of the Weird"
  • The Girl Who Stole A Star on Oct. 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    I did not finish reading this, to simplistic for my age.
  • A Hero's Quest on Oct. 02, 2014

    The characters get in and out of trouble very easily. Unless there is some magical power that is not evident in the existing story playing a major role, the work seems to unlikely to conclude as described.
  • The Stranger on Oct. 02, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, The final sentence seem unlikely to result from the story as delivered.
  • In Tartarus on Oct. 09, 2014

    The line "The galaxy's sixth greatest thief" caught my attention, I am glad it did. This is a well written story, that flows nicely. It develops with several possible outcomes at a couple of key plot points. In hindsight the outcomes where always clear, but in foresight... well I was not any quicker then the supporting character in this story.
  • Weapon Of Choice on Oct. 09, 2014

    This is an interesting look into the coming of age rituals of a community surrounded by zombies. Fun read, thank you :)
  • The Imaginary Invasion on Oct. 09, 2014

    Fun and original, a couple of quick plausible twists at the end.
  • The Writers of the Universe on Oct. 09, 2014
    (no rating)
    This book started out well, but with the transition to world 5. It got to weird/wrong for me, not sure what specifically made me stop reading but I read 22% and stopped. I picked up the book for free when it was set to name your own price (=$0) and there was only an Epub version. It is now available in multiple formats for $2.99.
  • The Dawn of Nightfall on Oct. 09, 2014
    (no rating)
    Having read the original work,I took a look at this. I used the online reader and found that the author of this work is merely describing the original, and giving commentary. Not sure why the author chose to publish this. What does it offer over a million plus book reports turned in by a million high school readers of the work?
  • The Story on Oct. 16, 2014
    (no rating)
    I did not really get anything out of this one. It was neither good nor bad, it ust did not speak to me personally.
  • The Durley Incident on Oct. 16, 2014

    I will be looking for other works by the author. There are a lot of bad stories about Bigfoot, this is not one of them. The story flows nicely, has some suspense, and a "how you going to get out of this" ending.
  • The Innis Reports: 6 Strange Shorts on Oct. 16, 2014
    (no rating)
    When two brand new accounts, write 5 star reviews the same day a brand new author posts the work, you just know how bad the work is.... Don't even need to download it to find out
  • 20 tips for caregivers on Oct. 16, 2014
    (no rating)
    Currently only available in epub format, The author should make it available in other formats.
  • Spikebreaker on Oct. 23, 2014

    I found the story, bumpy and it did not flow well. I read 34% before giving up on it.
  • A Week And A Day In The Lives Of Two Angry Young Men on Oct. 23, 2014

    I read this on a Kindle white, the two different points of view use font to define them, both are in the same font on my kindle... I was mostly able to tell who was talking ( I think). I did not find the story particularly interesting.
  • Greener on the Other Side on Oct. 23, 2014

    This is a cute story that manages to combine several fairy tales very well. Going to look for more work by this author.
  • Hospital On A Hill on Oct. 23, 2014

    The title & intro had very little to do with the story told, Not really sure what the point of the whole thing is.
  • Fool's Quest on Oct. 23, 2014

    Well written and flows nicely, two character and a universe are well defined in logical and believable fun story.
  • An Expert's Quick Guide to Planetary Travel on Oct. 23, 2014

    A nicely written story that addresses with scientific accuracy some things you may not have considered. In fact there are a lot of things often overlooked in fiction that are called attention to here.
  • Odd Things on Oct. 23, 2014

    I like the way the story slowly developed. Not sure why I did not see the end coming, but it made sense after it happened.
  • Every Last Mother's Child on Oct. 26, 2014

    This book needs to be edited, very badly... But the characters are well thought out, and the story moves along nicely once it gets started. I found the book a slow start, but I wanted to read the story described in the intro. I read about 16% (as I recall) and was going to give up on it. I came to write a "I gave up review" and saw others saying it was worth getting through the slow start and lack of editing issues, so I read a bit more... I finished reading it I enjoyed it. In places there are way to many words, probably 25% of the words are the author trying to capture the thought, but not coming back to clean it up. I did not find the plot development and story lines around the children to be plausible, but the rest of the story worked well. With editing this would be a 5 star, work, with movie potential. As is I can only give 3 stars, it REALLY needs to be edited! But it is a good story
  • Prince Alarming: A Short Story on Oct. 26, 2014

    Cute book, I read it alone, then I read it with my wife.
  • Geographicide on Oct. 26, 2014

    A plausible story line. The intro and title describe a scenario hard to image, but the author did a great job making it real.
  • Cashing In on Oct. 26, 2014

    The intro had me prepared for a different plot development. The story was ok, but I kept feeling the plot should go a different place every time it moved.
  • The Case Of The Invisible Man on Oct. 26, 2014

    The title had me expecting the mixing of two characters from different authors, when it fact this all occurs nicely in the universe of Sherlock Holmes.
  • A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans on Oct. 26, 2014

    Cute, but not all that funny.
  • Escape to the Stars! on Oct. 30, 2014

    I read 22% before stopping. This story has been told many times before, it started off ok, but when it jumped to describing the technological state of shower in the universe as envisioned by the author, it just got to boring for me to continue.
  • Uncle Jasper and the Eighty Acres on Oct. 30, 2014

    While the plot line is not overly original the story is well told. I enjoyed reading this short work.
  • An Elementary Study of Islam on Oct. 30, 2014

    I can't speak to the accuracy of the work, but I did not find any conflicts with anything I was sure about. All in all this seem like a good short work that describes a religion in easy to understand bite size chunks. I read a section or two at a sitting, and found it enlightening.
  • The After-Hero on Oct. 30, 2014

    This is a very good story, I have never come across the "After-Hero" concept before, this is either original or a rare tale. Well done, thank you.
  • Here to Help on Oct. 30, 2014

    The plot is not unique but the story is well told.
  • The Left Leg on Nov. 02, 2014

    Some how I think this might not be a work of fiction, "worst enemy" is a bit a stretch when comparing the intro to the book, but a good read.
  • Into the Strange on Nov. 06, 2014

    I read the first couple an nothing compelled me to keep reading.
  • The Wizard, The Princess, The Dragon and The Burp Beer on Nov. 06, 2014

    This is a cute story, I am bit old for it but it was fun.
  • Sirens on Nov. 06, 2014

    I read 36% the book started with a promise of good things to come, but while the characters all came from different places, they never developed distinct personalities in my mind. It always seemed like the next scene might have some action or drama, but nothing developed before I stopped reading.
  • Crocodiles and Alligators Facts Book for Kids on Nov. 06, 2014

    This is not just for kids, for the casually curious this is a good overview of Crocodiles and Alligators. I can't speak to the accuracy, of the information, but I don't have any reason to question it. Learned some stuff and enjoyed the presentation.
  • Zero on Nov. 09, 2014

    The last line in the work "Find out what happens to Alan Price in Zero II available now." Except that it is not available now, here or on Amazon. The story is not bad, it ends rather abruptly. I looked around a bit, for part two, and found another version of Part I with the same character. Alan Price and the Colossus of Rhodes (The Nephilim Chronicles Book 1) I am not interested enough to look any farther into it.
  • Half A Man on Nov. 09, 2014

    It starts out ok, but kind of fizzles out at the end. Could be more fully developed for better effect.
  • Look Both Ways on Nov. 09, 2014

    I started reading, and it was very strange, About halfway in I realized what was going and and had to start over. This is not "fast food", read it slowly to fully grasp the story.
  • Contingency on Nov. 09, 2014

    I read 20% got bored and stopped reading.
  • Contact on Nov. 09, 2014

    Different and reminiscent at the same time. Well told and engaging. I almost used my readers dictionary/search to look up "flipwarbler", but waited to understand as I read.
  • Graddad's Orchard on Nov. 09, 2014

    This is a hard story categorize, after reading it I when trying to pick a tag to use for it in ebook library, I ended up deciding on 'Finance'.
  • Zombie Nights on Nov. 13, 2014

    Not your typical Zombie story, I enjoyed it. Will be looking for more works by the author.
  • The Burial on Nov. 13, 2014

    Flows nicely, not overly good or bad
  • Deja Vu on Nov. 13, 2014

    Interesting, story is as described. Not overly original, not overly good or bad.
  • Wish World on Nov. 15, 2014

    Interesting story idea, but the world lacked believability.
  • The Hunt on Nov. 15, 2014

    This is an interesting story. The beginning of the story is very probably and realistic. The big activity scene does not feel probable. But the work is described as fantasy, so it is as described. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Fish Food on Nov. 15, 2014

    The story is a bit bumpy, but it does get the message delivered. I was involved in a some what related conversation, and suggested this as an interesting read.
  • Unwritten Rules of Impossible Things on Nov. 15, 2014

    The title and intro are accurate introductions to the story, the cover picture, not so much. The Author might consider borrowing part of this CC picture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_kudu#mediaviewer/File:Male_greater_kudu.jpg for the cover. It is strange story, that all sticks together well. Well thought out and executed.
  • A Poor Man's Life on Nov. 15, 2014

    This book covers 70+ years in 10,000 words and provides what seems to be an accurate image of life in the time period. Supported by historical facts, and well written. I was very surprised at the life span of many of the individuals.
  • Another Tiring Day of Magic on Nov. 15, 2014

    This is cute story, well told and lets you identify with the main character.
  • The Abductee on Nov. 18, 2014

    I read 64%, this book was too real, there was a pause in the action and I jumped out. Been a long time since a stopped reading a book because it was too good. 5 stars for that alone.
  • The Eagle Claw Hack on Nov. 18, 2014

    It started out ok, but the closing scenes lost the bit of reality the story had going for it.
  • Beggarman on Nov. 18, 2014

    The character is real and develops believable through the story. A good story.
  • Princess of Amathar on Nov. 19, 2014

    This is John Carter of Mars story, except he has a different name and he is not on Mars. My expectations of a quality SciFi story have grown a bit over the last 100 years, this story 2009 story has failed to grow with the field. I read 5% before giving up on it.
  • Legendary Blue Diamond on Nov. 25, 2014

    I read 17% before giving up on this work. I found most of the plot development twists unlikely. One or two unlikely events ok, but pretty much every key point required for the story to continue, could only happen in a work of fiction.
  • Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One on Nov. 25, 2014

    I read 42%, it was a bit too epic for my taste, but not bad. There are some interesting concepts for the science, species and back story.
  • Opalescence: The Middle Miocene Play of Color on Nov. 25, 2014

    The book had an interesting start, and I had high hopes for it, but after the time travel occurred, there was a strange rambling chapter focusing on Tom (husband left behind), I stopped after skimming through that chapter, as it was not doing anything for me, and I still had hopes. I came here, and read the two existing reviews, they got me thinking maybe there was something worth reading. So I read some more. The story improved slightly, but relies on many improbable plot devices to support itself. When the scene jumped back to Julie in the time machine, I read the first couple of paragraphs and I just could not read anymore.
  • Bitch and Moan on Nov. 25, 2014

    This is written as a play (I usually don't find plays to be good reading), and given the story line I think it makes it read better. This is a cute fun read. I don't have anything to add that is not already covered in the description and tags.
  • Gypsy Spell on Nov. 30, 2014

    Another Great story, It stands alone well, other than shared characters it is not dependent on other works in the story.
  • Squatter with a Lexus on Nov. 30, 2014

    The basic plot is is a retelling of the 1963 movie 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ' but with much less rational for all the members of the cast to get involved. The story moves along nicely, and is fun to read as long as you don't ask yourself why anything is happening.
  • Nothing New on Nov. 30, 2014

    I read 18% before putting it down, way to much universe developments, and meaningless dialog between the main character and his AI assistant.
  • A Pyramid Scheme on Nov. 30, 2014

    Some very realistic characters, in a realistic setting. The creepy sneaks up on you, a little faster than it does for the characters. Looking forward to January 2015 when the Author is promising to post more works.
  • Life, the Treasure Map and something or another. on Nov. 30, 2014

    This story flows well, I had to tell the mother off several times as the story progressed. I enjoyed the writing style and realism, but am not particularly drawn to stories about kids being bullied. Hoping for more works by the author.
  • All the Pretty Little Mermaids on Dec. 05, 2014

    This was ok, I was leaning towards 2 stars because it is a bit less than average quality, but it is not really bad, just a bit wordy and has some logistically issues. To much time is spent on character development that adds little to the plot and story line. Logistically; the Mermaids have no chance of being a big dollar commodity if they can be breed at the rates described in the story.
  • The Professor's Conundrum on Dec. 10, 2014

    Not overly good or bad
  • Litter Thugs on Dec. 10, 2014

    Fun read & interesting solution.
  • Chaste on Dec. 10, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, but did not really make me want to look for more.
  • The Bundle on Dec. 10, 2014

    Very well written, characters have depth and personality. A story to share with your loved ones.
  • Contagion on Dec. 10, 2014

    Better than average, but something I can't but my finger on is missing. Going to look for other works and see what develops.
  • Test Planet 01 on Dec. 18, 2014

    Another great story. Primary character is a young adult, story borrows from common themes and technology of SciFi but does not feel like a rewrite. Thanks I will keep looking for more of your work.
  • Clay (Episode One of Farther Than We Dreamed) on Dec. 18, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, long enough to let you decide if you want to read more in the tale.
  • Walter's Stupid Vacation on Dec. 24, 2014

    Fun story, thanks for posting it.
  • Number Ten on Dec. 24, 2014

    Read 16% I did not get engaged in the story and stopped reading.
  • It's The End Of The Universe As We Know It [And I Feel Scared] on Dec. 24, 2014

    A fun story. The story line is not overly new or unique but fun to read. I will be looking for more works by the author.
  • Europa on Dec. 24, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, zombies and space ships. Nothing that has not been written a bunch of times before.
  • As Long As She's Happy (Short Story) on Dec. 24, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, some of the plot points are slightly unrealistic (no bathroom all day?)
  • The Little Hunchback on Dec. 24, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, not overly unique but well delivered, worth the time read.
  • John Gone on Jan. 08, 2015

    Reads well, but the plot foundation seems improbable. Large leaps in technology and knowledge seem unlikely in the vacuum described.
  • Oblivious on Jan. 08, 2015

    Some times good things happen to bad people.
  • Christianity - A Journey from Facts to Fiction on Jan. 08, 2015

    I read 9% which covers the introduction. There were a lot of words but they did not really say anything.
  • Shackleton's Burden on Jan. 08, 2015

    Well told, I don't recall the reading to ever feel bumpy, seemed like a well thought out plot line. This is the beginning of series/journey more is implied in the description than happens in this work. It reads well as a stand alone, so no harm in giving it a try.
  • The Rookie on Jan. 08, 2015

    Why is this work published? I read the all the words, but the plot is missing. The words that are there, go together ok, but reading it, is like Chanel surfing, you get a couple glimpses but nothing complete.
  • The Chaac Ornamentation on Jan. 08, 2015

    Very well written. The story flows and unfolds nicely. A few liberties (artistic license) with court room procedures make the development seem improbable (-1 star), but very well executed. The plot and delivery is 5 stars, this is going in my read again pile.
  • The Fourth Treatment on Jan. 15, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, slightly different. The scenario and timing seemed a bit unrealistic. If Jorge92A2020 really wanted to tell the story, they could not have picked a worse time.
  • Michael Bay Must Die!! --A Satire on Jan. 15, 2015

    This starts out rather predicable (as implied in intro) but the last couple pages add another star to the review.
  • I, Sci Fi Fan on Jan. 15, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, I did manage to read it all, but mostly because I kept hoping for something more. I finished it in the last couple of days I can't recall anything unique or interesting.
  • Persister: Space Funding Crisis I on Jan. 25, 2015

    I read 12% before putting this book away. I found the premises unrealistic and too centered on academics to be believable.
  • My Trip in Time on Jan. 25, 2015

    I am giving this 3 stars which is rather high for a work that I only read 45% of before putting down. The author seems to be well versed in biblical history, the story is presented well and develops nicely. I suspect that there is fatal logic flaw in the premise, but did not read far enough to expose it, and if it ends as I suspect can be forgiven as artistic license. The message is clear and attempts to support a position held by many, but the delivery is lacking that which will convince any but those who already hold the belief. I think most of the intended audience (Christians) will enjoy it.
  • Tycho Wept on Jan. 25, 2015

    A non-human life form based on a Earth entity that most will recognize. I had down loaded this long ago and did not recall the intro when it came to the top of my read now pile. I found the universe very believable, and identified with the main characters. The plot is strong enough to support a novel length work, I was unhappy when it ended :(
  • Deep Crossing on Jan. 25, 2015

    This reads like the second in a series, because it is (but I did not know that while I was reading it). There is enough back story that follows lines that are not unusual that I as I was pretty sure I had read the previous work if one existed. In either case it stood well on it's own. Overall the plot and characters are not overly unique nor are they overly mundane. On the believability scale it runs pretty high but not 100%, a fun read I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • The Miner on Jan. 31, 2015

    not overly good or bad, the ending was less surprising the it seems the author intended.
  • Oni (Demon) on Jan. 31, 2015

    I read 25% before putting this down. There is a lot of Japanese culture in the story, much more than I am familiar with. I found it distracting and confusing. A person familiar with the culture would probably enjoy the work much more than I did.
  • Quantum Dimensional Connector on Jan. 31, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, the story line is not unique, though usually it is set with time travel. This is my first read of this author, and I will take a look through their other works, and probably try one or two more.
  • Pest Control (A Short Story) on Jan. 31, 2015

    Something of a subplot from "Men in Black", but well written. I was slightly distracted and had read some lessor works just prior to reading this. As it came together in the end, I realized I would need to go back and read it again for full effect, I did and it was good.
  • Rope Bridge on Jan. 31, 2015

    Only 40% of the words are the story, the rest is self advertisement. There is a good beginning of a story, and just about the time it is ready to start, you get to why the author is fantastic and all about their other works. Kind of pointless really.
  • In Between on Jan. 31, 2015

    Reads well and is engaging. Exactly the right number of words to relate the story, nothing extra and nothing left out. I will be downloading more works by the author as soon as I hit submit on this review.
  • Copy, Write on Jan. 31, 2015

    The story is rather boring, but short. The last paragraph makes it all worthwhile. Is it true? I don't know, but Wikipedia does not offer support for the final premise...
  • Ascended Light on Jan. 31, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, but I do want to try another work by the author. I don't have anything to add to the intro offered by the author.
  • Fatal Boarding on Jan. 31, 2015

    This is the first book, the second is 'Deep Crossing' had I read them in order I would probably have given Deep Crossing 5 stars as well. There is a great story line, realistic characters, and things just keep happening, Everything is reasonable in universe, and yet not overly predicable.
  • Fatal Vision on Jan. 31, 2015

    Not overly good or bad. Intro accurately describes the work. Noting really made me want to go look for another work by the author, but neither will I shy away if another grabs my attention.
  • Two For One (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross) on Feb. 05, 2015

    Ok, but the whole near twin thing seemed unreasonable and/or unexplained. Not overly good or bad, but does not create a desire to read other works in the series.
  • Father Figure on Feb. 05, 2015

    Work flows ok, but based on closing statements I think a familiarity with "Blade Runner" is required for full impact.
  • Short On Time on Feb. 05, 2015

    A little better and a little different than average. Most of the plot devices have been used before, but it comes together and flows nicely.
  • Interrogation Room on Feb. 05, 2015

    This work goes a little deeper into the mind of the main character than I expected. Interesting ride, with a turn at the end I did not see coming.
  • The Insanity of Zero on Feb. 05, 2015

    Unmemorable, I finished reading this in the last week and scanning back through the book, does not give me anything good or bad to say about it.
  • Duplicate on Feb. 05, 2015

    Ok, maybe only 3.5 stars instead of 4, the science was a little iffy, but the story flowed and was reasonable given the scenario.
  • The Deal on Feb. 05, 2015

    Great for any age, fun story :)
  • Ares on Feb. 05, 2015

    The story is not overly original nor exciting, but something about it gave it that little extra to move from 3 stars to 4 stars in my review.
  • The Old Ways on Feb. 12, 2015

    Short but true (or soon will be).
  • John and the People of the Earth on Feb. 12, 2015

    This is fun, I enjoyed the journey. Will be looking for more works by the author.
  • McCullock's Gold on Feb. 12, 2015

    I read 6% before stopping, there is a long third person narrative, some interesting plot lines are discussed but only in passing. Not sure if it gets better, but could not see any reason to keep on. Reading this was kind of like eating uncooked oatmeal, you know there is some potential, but this is not the way to serve it.
  • The Greater Good on Feb. 12, 2015

    The satire is to blatant to be enjoyable. Read the first 2 chapters and put it away.
  • The Day of the Nuptial Flight on Feb. 12, 2015

    Maybe 4.5 stars... Very well written and imaginative. An unusual planet/universe with an interesting and engaging story is delivered in only 10,000 words. Lots of talent in this author, IMHO the story needs to be developed into a longer work to reach is full potential.
  • Ungrateful Heir on Feb. 12, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, story follows the line described in the intro.
  • Weekend Homesteader: April on Feb. 12, 2015

    I have been reading many of the weekend homesteader books that have been published by Anna in the Kindle store. If you have an interest this is a good place to start.
  • Heaven Nor Hell on Feb. 19, 2015

    The intro is a good description of the story. It is not overly good or bad. There was a clue early in the story and pointers to it as the story progressed that I kept wanting the characters to research. But it was near the end before the connection is made. I would likely give another work by the author a read.
  • The Boy Toy on Feb. 19, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, a "be careful what you wish for story". Written as a play, it reads ok as a story.
  • Human Bibliophily on Feb. 19, 2015

    A well written and imaginative story. I am going to need to read more by this author.
  • Horology of Babbling: Kiss the Bridle on Feb. 19, 2015

    I read 55% of this book before putting it down, the intro gives the impression that the story is more interesting than it is. It might be more readable if it was shorter, but as it is, it drags on with no big surprises and the characters failed to engage me.
  • In Which Our Heroine and Her Laser Cannon End a Relationship on Feb. 19, 2015

    The story is an extension of the title and the intro. I enjoyed it as much as I hoped I would.
  • Death Ray Butterfly on Feb. 19, 2015

    I read 12% before putting this down. I was not engaged by the story.
  • Demon Eyes on Feb. 19, 2015

    Fun story.
  • A Void to Avoid on Feb. 19, 2015

    I read this a couple days ago, but nothing about really sticks out about it. It is not bad enough to be painful, nor good enough to be memorable, it just is.
  • Joe the Satirist on Feb. 22, 2015

    I picked this up several months ago, before it was buy at you set the price, and it just floated to the top of my read list. I have to say I was thinking dang, this is like reading Mark Twain, but with horror. And then I read the intro when I came to review it... "A horror story in the style of Mark Twain about a man named Joe the Satirist who travels from town to town lampooning the local culture. " Definitely hits the mark set by the intro.
  • The Morticians Apprentice on Feb. 22, 2015

    I am not sure if this fiction pretending to be telling secrets, or secret telling pretending to be fiction. In case I am planning on being cremated.
  • Bad Meat on Feb. 22, 2015

    The story matches the intro and flows reasonably well but it fails in believability, the closer to the end the more unrealistic it seems.
  • Unforgiven on Feb. 26, 2015

    Ok, but average
  • Hardshellz on Feb. 26, 2015

    This book is #2 in the series, with Krillaz being the first (I think). This book is pretty much what you expect after reading the introduction. I read it first and it stood alone ok, I have downloaded the first book, but will probably wait a while to read it.
  • Halfway Heroes on March 05, 2015

    This is a fun young adult story. The story flows nicely. There are several/recurring issues with consistency with the in universe science, possibly not an issue for most readers, but hard SciFi readers will notice them, these drove my rating to 3 stars, possibly a 4 star story otherwise. While the authors bio, mentions his religious beliefs, they are not notable in the story.
  • It's Better This Way on March 05, 2015

    Maybe 4.5 stars, plausible and realistic. The characters have depth and the story flows nicely. The authors intro is accurate.
  • The Agitated Elocutionist: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery on March 05, 2015

    Sherlock as a young girl; the authors introduction sets a stage. The story fills it as fully as could be hoped for. This it the type of work that makes me save my 5 star reviews for the extra special works. I am going to download the rest of this series will it is still free.
  • Debbie Does Delta Draconis III on March 05, 2015

    This is a fun story that brings what the intro promises.
  • Digital Hinduism on March 12, 2015

    Interesting idea, thank you
  • The Jackdaw on March 12, 2015

    I read 62% before giving up. The story did not flow well, I am not familiar with "jackdaw" so it may be that is the cause of my inability to understand and follow the story.
  • Whispers Gone Cold on March 12, 2015

    I read about 40% the story did not engage me.
  • 10:30 on March 12, 2015

    Well written without being overly good or bad. Fairly predicable.
  • A Personal History of the Alien Controversy on March 12, 2015

    The intro does a good job of describing the story. It flows nicely and is engaging.
  • The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon on March 12, 2015

    Ok, but not really memorable. I finished it a couple of days ago, and nothing noteworthy jumps out about it. I do not feel motivate to read anything else in the series.
  • My Science Teacher is a Wizard on March 12, 2015

    This book was everything that the intro implied it would be. I was fluctuating between 4 & 5 stars, definitely closer to a 5 than a 4. Given that I am a bit older than the target audience I think 5 is appropriate. The story is well paced, memorable and engaging. I will be getting the other books in the series, and putting this one in my read again pile, to enjoy again later.
  • The Know-It-Alls on March 22, 2015

    Better than average and as I can't give 3.5 stars giving 4. Everything about this story is plausible, in fact it is probably likely to occur. The ending is cute :)
  • The President's Agenda on March 22, 2015

    The story flows nicely, the intro is accurate. It is written as if plausible, but it never felt plausible to me. While the premise is not unlikely, the plot development was not likely. Pointless spam on brands of coffee, etc. Drives my review from 3 stars to 2 stars.
  • Asteroid on March 22, 2015

    The is a science fiction story about a persons and their interaction with something unsuspected. The person view point was very well done 4 stars there. The science not so well done 2 stars. The vehicle used for space exploration is a retired military fighter with a crack in the cargo hold. Space + Crack = BAD, Fighter + Cargo hold = BAD. Additionally the unsuspected discovery is a life form that has multiple issues.
  • My Math Teacher is a Vampire on March 22, 2015

    The story does not flow well, it is part two with part one being "My Science Teacher is a Wizard" which I enjoyed greatly (5 stars). It feels like a LOT of thought went into the first book, and this one just sort of happened. It would need a significant rewrite be nearly as good as the first one. As a stand alone this might be 2 stars, but as it flows from the first which I had read and enjoyed, I can't get myself to give less than 3 stars.
  • Dark Days: Infected on March 22, 2015

    I read 18% before putting this one down. The story flows ok, but it did not engage me. I think it needs fewer words.
  • The Pinocchio Complex on March 22, 2015

    When I was reading this work a few days ago, I remember thinking this is about a 3 star book, and I have come to expect more from Sarina Dorie. But now it is days later and I am sitting down to write the review, and the pleasant after taste of the book is still strong in my memory, automatic raise to 4 stars. The story begins on a familiar thread, but has interesting twists at the end.
  • Ten In One Scopes on March 22, 2015

    This is a fun little story as described in the intro, only 44% of the 3900 words are the story, the last 56% is "read my other stuff"
  • Veterans on March 22, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, a nice read.
  • A Journey Deep on April 02, 2015

    An engaging story. I read it using the text to speech function of my Kindle while commuting. The story moves along nicely for the most part it is believable. I would like to read more in a series if it was offered. Will be looking for other books by the author.
  • The Pods on April 02, 2015

    The story flows nicely all the words go together nicely, but this story has been told many times, there must be at least a dozen black and white movies that are near clones if it. There just really is not any compelling reason to read this work.
  • Green, A Short Story on April 02, 2015

    well written, flows nicely, a story and thoughts on humanity all well combined. There is room to expand this in to a longer work. I will be looking at the authors other works.
  • Dante’s 9 on April 02, 2015

    A short work that tells a complete story in just a few words. Flows nicely, a bit more blood and gore than I prefer, but well done.
  • The Privateer on April 02, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, there is a slight twist that I have not seen before on selling stolen goods.
  • Blessings of an Immortal on April 02, 2015

    This feels like it is probably completely true, all of the characters fill their roles completely.
  • Grand Theft Planetary & Other Stories on April 02, 2015
    (no rating)
    This book is marked as adult (as in must be over 18 to read) I believe that is incorrect, the adult tag should be removed. This review can be deleted once addressed.
  • Grand Theft Planetary & Other Stories on April 02, 2015

    There are a lot of good stories here, the breadth of content is intriguing, I have high hopes that I will come across more works by this author.
  • Interstellar Flight 56 on April 02, 2015

    This is a nice read, it follows fairly predicable plot lines.
  • Sir Huggles on April 02, 2015

    This is a more horror based version written along the lines of 'the velveteen rabbit', probably not suitable for very young readers. Story moves along and is engaging.
  • Seditious Sun on April 02, 2015

    Interesting and engaging, will be looking for other works by the author.
  • The Last Zoo, a short story on April 16, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, description is accurate. I liked "Green" better, but there is nothing wrong with this work.
  • Adam Savages Secret Diary on April 16, 2015

    If the title character is familiar to you, this is a fun book.
  • The Empty Door on April 16, 2015

    I read 29% before stopping. There were too many strange and diverging plot points. I got the feeling the author was setting the ground work for an anything can happen next, and I don't need to explain that past strangeness, type of work.
  • Detectives in Diapers: The Mystery of the Aztec Amulet on April 16, 2015

    The universe created does not seem viable. The main characters did some probable.
  • EDYL - The Reading Department on April 16, 2015

    This is a bit better than average work, the story flows nicely, there is no filler, the characters & plot developed at a pass to keep my interest. I would like to read more in this universe, there are some unanswered questions, I left the story with a sense of wonder, not a sense of being cut off.
  • Ursa Major 2014 Short Fiction Reading Packet on April 16, 2015

    I really enjoyed the first three stories; The Best Puppy Ever, The Wharf Cats Mermaid, The Carousel of Spirits, The fourth story, "A Real Sand-up Guy" was ok, I did not finish the last story "When a Car Loves a Dog", it is not my taste, but others may enjoy it.
  • Banshee on April 23, 2015

    Fun, but not overly good or bad.
  • Time Left Over on April 23, 2015

    Well written and engaging. The human side of time travel, done better then I have ever seen it done before.
  • The Fishing Trip on April 23, 2015

    Not overly good or bad. Seemed a bit unrealistic in places.
  • Selected Short Stories Featuring Cockfight on April 23, 2015

    Engaging and varied, Nicolas is able to write works in several different universes that are completely plausible in the universes he creates. The breadth and depth of each work is amazing.
  • Small Graces on May 03, 2015

    28% of this work is an average quality short story. The rest is author advertisement. I am not inclined to read more.
  • Beware.....The Moon is Full on May 03, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, I expected a relationship between characters was going to exist, in the end I felt like this story was less than it could have been.
  • The Orca Revelation on May 03, 2015

    Research and Research Assistant are removed by an implied conspiracy, but the primary researcher wanders around without encountering a single difficulty...?
  • The Great Mother on May 10, 2015

    For me this story started a slow, bumpy and boring. Some of the gross scenes were overly rehashed. Much (but not all) of the survivalist scenarios were unrealistic (i.e. Phil never gets out of the barn). BUT that is just background for the real story which is about a woman who starts with nothing and forges civilization of the remains of disaster. I found Mother to be a strong and believable character with a realistic personality. I have read stories in the past where a "Mother" rules some segment of the world, with all the best qualities, but they all begin years after she has taken the reins, the back story is always fuzzy. This is the first time I have read a work that describes "Mothers" rise from nothing. Setting aside issues of probability/reality in the world Mother lives in, her journey is well told and engaging.
  • It's Just a Game on May 12, 2015

    Disturbing plot, well written.
  • The Virtual Reality Network Elimination Game: A Science Fiction Role Playing Game on May 12, 2015

    This really is directions for a game. I am not a role play gamer so it really did not do anything for me.
  • I, Tim: Memoirs of a Cook on a Moon-Sized Planet-Vaporizing Space Battlestation on May 12, 2015

    I have watched 5 of the 6 stars wars movies, The concept here is interesting but the plot did not follow my memories of the Star Wars universe. I was leaning towards 2.5 stars as I did not finish it, but went with three stars as I Read 46% before putting it down.
  • TV Times on May 12, 2015

    The plot is not overly unique but it is well written and flows nicely.
  • Plenty on May 12, 2015

    This is more of an object lesson then a story.
  • Morning One on May 12, 2015

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Morning Two on May 12, 2015

    Towards the end I began suspecting that the was an alternate view of some scenes from the first book. I read the works on separate days so may have missed something with the pause between. They might be better as chapters in a single work.
  • The Rancho Occurance on May 12, 2015

    The story flows ok, but the plot points did not seem realistic.
  • Manchild on May 26, 2015

    The tree dwellers only come down out of the trees one time a year, and one of the three main parts of their diets is roots? This universe is not well thought out. I read the first chapter and put it down.
  • The Portal in the Forest on May 26, 2015

    Average or just slightly less, maybe 2.75 stars. The coming together of the cast of characters seems unrealistic, the lack of attention from outside characters is unbelievable. The basic plot is not new. The book (in the story) is interesting and could form the foundation of a good story, but this work is not it.
  • Neutrino C.A.T. on May 26, 2015
    (no rating)
    This work is probably 3 or 4 stars but the science was over my head so I am not going to rate it. A work of hard science fiction is very dependent on the science that supports it, in this case I was insufficiently familiar with the science to 'get it', but the story seemed well written (and formatted, the author should make all formats available not just ebook.)
  • The Last Praetorian on June 11, 2015

    I am giving this 3 stars even though I read only 46% before putting it down. The transition back and forth between times is well done, hence the 3 stars instead of 2. This work is better described as a space opera than science fiction. The reason I stopped reading is the characters change their character/personality to enhance the plot. In one scene Jon cuts the heads off of his subordinates for trifle causes, in another he hates to harm anyone with out significant reason. In the end the inappropriate and unbelievable personality changes just got to be more than I could stand. Otherwise it was a fine space opera.
  • Gods and Mortals: Twelve Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Novels Featuring Thor, Loki, Greek Gods, Native American Spirits, Vampires, Werewolves, & More on June 11, 2015
    (no rating)
    The first story is a fairly standard teen girl has crush on high school stud, with some special super something thrown in. Not a me book, did not try any of the other stories.
  • The Slug Rebellion on June 11, 2015

    This book is exactly as described in the short description. It is easily 4.5 stars. It is a fun and enjoyable read that you don't need to be a young adult to read. Going to download the other two in the series right now. Thanks you:)
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  • All The World In Wax on June 11, 2015

    Fun little story, if it seems familiar to you read the authors note at the end.
  • Wild Girl of Chernobyl on June 11, 2015

    Helle is an interesting character, I would enjoy reading more about her. Janice Grayson has issues, I did not really like her, but I believed she was real.
  • The Master Switch on June 18, 2015

    Cute, fun and probable. This could happen tomorrow, or maybe it happened yesterday?
  • The Slug Invasion on June 25, 2015

    As fun as book 1, with improved believability, a solid 5 stars for book 2 Many of the hanging questions that I had from the first book around the background science are answered in this book, While there are still some unlikely social/political plots points they just add to the fun. At the end of book 2 (this one) I felt like all the relevant questionable probability points had been addressed. It is not 'Hard SciFi' but it is definitely good Science Fiction.
  • The Top of the Mountain on June 25, 2015

    Well written, interesting perspective.
  • A Beer at the End of the World on June 25, 2015

    Not super original, but well executed.
  • Short Stories, Found Online on June 25, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, but fun. The stories did not stick with me long, but they were fun while I was reading them.
  • The Mimic on July 02, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, there was something missing (not sure what) it never really grabbed me.
  • The Golden Whisper on July 02, 2015

    Not overly bad, but the cover is the best part. I read about 35% before giving up.
  • Deceive the Paradox on July 02, 2015

    The paradox is okay, and nothing is overly complex, but it felt a bit too fablish to be believable.
  • Sophie's Night Life on July 02, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, I expected more adventure in the adventure.
  • Lost in the Dark on July 06, 2015

    This short scene is better done, with Sandra Bullock in Gravity.
  • Stuck in a Hotel Room Closet on a Friday Night on July 09, 2015

    Well written, but I felt the last two paragraphs were physiologically impossible.
  • Project Green Earth on July 09, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original, a short read for a lunch time break or two.
  • Liberation on July 16, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original. Another go back and talk to myself time travel work. Some what improved over the standard by the alien presence.
  • As Far As I Know on July 16, 2015

    The words all work together well, but the story has been told a bunch of times, nothing to set this apart from all it's siblings.
  • The Slug Inception on July 23, 2015

    This finishes the trilogy with no significant questions left unanswered. I gave 3 stars because maybe 50% of the book is monologue about slug and cyborg science. There is a minor scene change followed by a monologue and a scene change, etc. The end of the book has some good story telling, but it is off set by the shear volume of slug science, earlier in this book. The science is important and it all seems to work together, but maybe next time put it in a glossary and/or touch on it a bit lighter during the story. The first book had to little science/explanation, the second was perfect, the third to much. All in all, a great first series, looking forward to a new work.
  • ARGEL - Book One - Planet of Refuge on July 23, 2015

    I read 15%, poor decisions followed by impulsive actions and more poor decisions.
  • The Ritual on July 23, 2015

    I read about 6%, the story did not engage me and I put it down.
  • The Camera on July 23, 2015

    Story is as described, not overly good or bad.
  • Bleed Me Silicone on July 23, 2015

    Original and strange, adult theme and situations, but safe for work.
  • Open All Night on July 23, 2015

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Snow Wonder on July 23, 2015

    The story and style have been done before, but it is seldom found in an ebook, last time I read something like this was probably in old paperback. A well executed retro experience.
  • The Indian Bus Stop on July 23, 2015

    Not what I was expecting, rather disappointed in the story. The writing is ok, but the story lacks something
  • Sub-Textual Evidence for the Existence of Alien Life and the Extrapolation of Internet Protocols on July 30, 2015

    A cute work, not overly good or bad, but it was fun.
  • The Realisation on July 30, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, not as good as some of Ray's other works
  • Memories In A Bottle on July 30, 2015

    Kind of a mystery as we don't understand the why until the end. Not overly original but a good read.
  • Letters to a File on July 30, 2015

    The story is more of a personal narrative than the intro implies, overall not bad.
  • Little Agnes and the Shopkeeper Sham on July 30, 2015

    Well done, I will be looking for more works about Little Agnes as soon as I finish this review. There is something familiar about the story, but as I read, it was only this work that was in my mind.
  • The Outer Ring on July 30, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, not overly original.
  • Foreigner - A Science Fiction Short Story on July 30, 2015

    This work is not terrible but it less then average quality. I am not really sure why this is an alternate dimension work. It could just as well be a time travel work. The transition from ship to planet could use something besides a hand wave for the story to work better.
  • The Photons in the Cheese Are Lost on July 30, 2015

    This book is as described in the intro. While it is not overly good or bad, it is fun. I will be looking for a few more works by the author.
  • Krillaz on Aug. 20, 2015

    Well written, flows nicely, creditable universe, real characters. I enjoyed this and will be looking for more works :)
  • Mapping the Silence of Dreams on Aug. 20, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, The cover image is better executed then the story.
  • Flesh and Bone on Aug. 20, 2015

    Started out ok, but got rather childish quickly, I read 20%
  • Little Agnes and the Ghosts of Kelpie Wharf on Aug. 20, 2015

    Well written, flows nicely, not overly original, but fun to read.
  • The Bomb on Aug. 20, 2015

    Cute :)
  • Visiting Grandpa's Brain on Aug. 20, 2015

    There are several story threads here that are familiar, but it is a unique work. Well written. Thank you.
  • Plasma Frequency Magazine Issue 1 on Aug. 20, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, read it a couple of weeks ago and none of the stories created a real strong image in my memory.
  • Fifteen Caves on Aug. 27, 2015

    This was not the story I was expecting, the intro is rather brief so not sure what I should have expected. The story line is not overly original, but is plausible. Not bad for a first work, I would read more if published.
  • Boone There - Fun That on Aug. 27, 2015

    I didn't get anything out of this.
  • Saint Addiction on Aug. 27, 2015

    Other than the final scene (dialog, wrap up) the story is engaging. I don't have anything else to write that is not in the intro or that would not detract from a new readers enjoyment. I like this, it felt real.
  • Deadly Deception on Aug. 27, 2015

    Did not feel realistic, an interesting concept but room to improve.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Criminality: How to be A Successful Villain on Aug. 27, 2015

    I read 29% An attempt at sarcastic humor, that just did not work for me.
  • The Hollow on Aug. 27, 2015

    A good start, with a solid foundation that creates believable characters in plausible world. I does not cause me to want to go purchase the next book in the series, but I would probably read other works by the author.
  • A Man And His Ass on Sep. 03, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, flows nicely. I think the title does grab your attention, keep it, and I think the horseman helps define the Man's character. I will be looking for other works by the same author.
  • Under the Same Stars on Sep. 03, 2015

    These are very well written, significant parts of people lives. I read the first four stories and stopped, a bit too real and kind of sad for my reading enjoyment, but very well done.
  • Loss and Sacrifice on Sep. 03, 2015

    I read the first two stories, they first is the best, the last failed to gain my attention so I stopped shortly after starting it. Of the first two neither is overly good or bad, The plots of both have been in movies and books, so not overly original.
  • Call Me Ogi on Sep. 03, 2015

    Enjoyable journey. The short intro is a good description and the journey is well documented with the key points and events properly described. The story could have been expanded (as it covers a long span of time) but it has just the right amounts of words to cover what is intended. Definitely will be looking for more works by this author.
  • The Ironic Fantastic #1 on Sep. 03, 2015

    I found the first story, completely outside of "want to read it", so skimmed through and did read the second story, which seem kind of pointless (unless you are a religious romantic). Assuming the editor put the best stories at the front, I did not go farther.
  • Pyramid 76 on Sep. 03, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original. Plausible and flows nicely. I will probably try another work by the author.
  • Mother Earth What a Life You've Had! on Sep. 11, 2015

    This is the book described in the intro, if you like this kind of thing it is pretty well done for a short work.
  • Tilly and Elmer Get Crazy on Sep. 11, 2015

    I read it, then I had to share it with my wife, now we are going to read all of them together. Cute book thanks :)
  • Ice Rogue on Sep. 17, 2015

    This book is exactly as described in the intro. Not sure what I was thinking when I downloaded it, as it is not to my taste. I did not finish it, but if the title and intro appeal to you, you will likely enjoy it.
  • The Best Of Christmas Presents on Sep. 17, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, a nice short story that is educational and heart warming.
  • Kitty Time Travel on Sep. 17, 2015

    This is an interesting work. It is not overly good or bad, it is partly original and partly not. I felt it could be better, but over all I liked it. I see another work by the same author and I am going to download it now.
  • Peace of Mind in The Garden on Sep. 17, 2015

    I did not get a sense that this was a horror story, nor did I think it was an "Adult" work. The writing is ok, but the story is missing that part that would draw my attention.
  • Time Ship (Book One): A Time Travel Romantic Adventure on Sep. 25, 2015

    The author is a skilled wordsmith, but the story does not meet the description. I read 40% before giving up. This story claims to be about "A Pirate ship from the 17th Century .. (in).. the year 2014" 40% in to the story, one plane from 2014 has disappeared and the Pirate ship(s) are still battling the same storm in the 17th Century" There are lots of other words, but most of it is skillfully applied filler.
  • The Moneylender Of Levantine on Sep. 25, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original. A pleasant read but not overly engaging.
  • A Campers Dream on Sep. 25, 2015

    Lacked a bit in the probability department. Not overly good or bad.
  • Invisible on Sep. 25, 2015

    I read 15% before putting it down; suffers from English as a second language issues and is not well told or engaging.
  • The Amazing Adventures Of The Human Bob In The Galactic Zoo on Sep. 25, 2015

    This story is fun! The title, cover and intro give a glimpse of what the story holds. But you don't really appropriate it until you start reading, it starts out as a B Movie, but it is really much better. Tagging this to find more, as the author appears to have only published two works (this is the better of the two). Please publish more, this was great :)
  • Squirrel Hunter on Oct. 02, 2015

    The words flow ok, but the plot line feels improbable. I found it kind stupid rather than funny.
  • The Staring Stranger on Oct. 02, 2015

    I found the story engaging. Will be looking for some other works by the author.
  • Moon Relics on Oct. 02, 2015

    The story is very improbable. most of the plot hinges on aliens deciding they don't need the instruction, and then deciding they do.
  • Kill Them Wherever You Find Them on Oct. 12, 2015

    To much bigotry to be an enjoyable read. I made through 11% before putting it away.
  • When Graveyards Yawn - The Apocalypse Trilogy: Book One on Oct. 12, 2015

    This is very well thought out and written. This plausible universe developed fully in my mind's eye as I read the work, the story moves at a steady pace with out skipping important details or needless filler.
  • Accident Man on Oct. 16, 2015

    A fun read, flows and develops nicely. Will be looking for more works by this author.
  • Miraculous: Tales of the Unknown on Oct. 16, 2015
    (no rating)
    I read the first couple of works and did not find them engaging.
  • The Day My World Shook on Oct. 16, 2015

    I was hoping for a more first hand look from the child, this is more what the author remembers as herself being a child at the time.
  • The Gate on Oct. 16, 2015

    I read about 30% nothing special going on. Put it down, never went back to it.
  • NASA and the Mars Gold Rush on Oct. 16, 2015

    Fun, well written and plausible. I will be looking for other works by this author.
  • Cue Bull on Oct. 16, 2015

    Standard romance story, nothing special.
  • There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories on Oct. 16, 2015

    Several very good stories here. Lots of well written variety.
  • The Forsaken - The Apocalypse Trilogy: Book Two on Oct. 19, 2015

    After reading the first book I was looking forward to reading the second in the series. I read 21% before giving up on it. While it is set in the same universe; * None of the original characters have shown up * There is much more sex, with little reason to be in the book other than to expand the word count * Religion (Judeo-Christian) is much more dominant * There seems to be a Deity when there was not in book one * New supernatural (Angels, Demons) beings have appeared * It is not a well constructed mystery (the first was) * There are several different story lines, that have have failed to make their first connection to each other. Everything I liked about the first book is not in the second. As a stand alone it might be 3 stars, as the second in series it 2 stars might be a bit over rated. I am extremely disappointed to say the least.
  • The Kindness of Strangers on Oct. 23, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original. Does not make me want to go looking for other works by the author. If I stumble across another work that looks interesting I would read it.
  • Faster Than Light: The Fallen Goddess on Oct. 23, 2015

    It was ok, I have read similar works about FTL and destruction of the universe. though mostly not from this perspective. I found the restrictions that created a universe where the science was controlled by such a small group in such a larger universe unlikely, but barely possible.
  • Necrofairies on Oct. 23, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, I downloaded the second in the series when I got this one, which I am going to read now. The first is not overly engaging so probably would not have read the second one, if had not already downloaded it.
  • Dehydration on Oct. 23, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, I have downloaded some of the authors other works to check out.
  • F**king Through the Apocalypse on Oct. 23, 2015

    While this is another end of the world story, it is mostly a back drop to the human stories that happen. Flows nicely, very plausible and the characters felt real. I will be looking for other works by the author. The intro is mostly accurate, but "Harold decides to open a brothel" might be an overstatement, it just kind of happens rather than being an active decision.
  • Creed's Car on Oct. 23, 2015

    Well written, flows nicely. I downloaded it some time ago and it just randomly came to my attention. As I was reading it, I kept thinking it was a well done piece of historical fiction, when I came here for the review I realized it that it is probably not fiction.
  • Arrow of Time on Oct. 23, 2015

    This story kind of feels like the middle book of a trilogy, Previous events are sufficiently well addressed so you don't feel like things are left out but you would like to read the first book. The ending leaves room for more to occur, but it's not a cliff hanger that demands you go find the next book. The main characters are all young adults, the story is well written and I identified well with the characters even if the calendars says I am a decade or 3 past being a 'young adult' (As I write this review I have no idea if this part of series, I will be looking at the authors other works as soon as I submit this review)
  • Other Worlds Than These on Oct. 23, 2015
    (no rating)
    Looks like I tried reading this some time ago, but put it down and did not come back to it.
  • Deathday on Oct. 23, 2015

    3+ stars almost a 4. Well written and flows nicely, the story has been done before, but the ending was good.
  • The Earthling - Throw Him Out on Oct. 23, 2015
    (no rating)
    I did not connect with the story.
  • The Forest Trail on Oct. 23, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Owner of the House on Oct. 23, 2015

    Great story :) Maybe a trend setter, I think we will be following the lead. Have been doing something similar but this is better!
  • Cretaceous Clay and The Black Dwarf on Oct. 30, 2015

    I tried to read this I gave up after about 15 minutes, I don't know what was going on in the story. No idea how many characters I met or what each was offering to the plot.
  • Beyond Uranus on Oct. 30, 2015

    A fun and semi plausible story line. Stands alone fine. Clearly influenced by other popular works, without being a rewording of anything I recall reading. I will be looking for other works by the Authors.
  • Wicked vs. Wicked on Oct. 30, 2015

    Short and fun. I would be interested in other works if/when published.
  • Being the Bad Guy on Oct. 30, 2015

    The story starts kind of mediocre, but the ending is worth the journey.
  • Necrofairies 2 on Oct. 30, 2015

    I read 27% before putting it down. I liked the first story, but all I am reading here, is fight scenes and obvious follow ups from part one.
  • Teleporting While Intoxicated on Oct. 30, 2015

    The opening scene is not realistic, there is no rational to for the leading character to provide the backstory in the way presented. The body of the work is original and plausible.
  • Catch and Release on Oct. 30, 2015

    In the end I found I had correctly jumped to the conclusion in the first couple of paragraphs. Which detracted from my ultimate enjoyment of the work some what. The story is well done and enjoyable.
  • Star Diary on Nov. 06, 2015

    It did not grab my attention, put it down one night and never went back to it.
  • Colossus on Nov. 06, 2015

    Read 20% and stopped.
  • Solace Inc: Giving You the Time You'll Never Have... on Nov. 06, 2015

    I read 36% (first two chapters) Interesting concept but I did not think the scenario as described was likely to the extent in the work.
  • Armilus: It was the best of times. It was the End of Times. on Nov. 06, 2015

    End of the world, a small group of preppers fighting the greatest threat the world has ever faced; sure I am in for that. BUT, then we have one of four primary characters, date a girl 4 times in week, lie to her about everything to do with himself and his family, and propose marriage to her, in front of his family who supporting his lies and are then going to fight the badness. Totally out of character for the family, that had been developing. Good start then it just got too stupid. If this book was a meal, the author looked in the pan and decided it needed more volume and the only thing left in the cupboard was liquid Drano, so he poured it in.
  • Hostile Takeover on Nov. 06, 2015

    Tongue in cheek office humor, a fun fantasy nightmare. Not overly good or bad, but fun and different.
  • NCSI: Nursery Crime Scene Investigations on Nov. 06, 2015

    A fun book, there is a lot going on. well executed. It felt longer than 1400 words as it leverages on fairly tales that I was familiar with. The book implies it is number nine in a series, and if it is I have been unable to find the other eight, would love to read them.
  • Super Born: Seduction of Being on Nov. 13, 2015

    A couple of moderately significant editing/formatting issues. 1. A few places where the same paragraph or two are repeated. 2. First person narrative changes are occasionally too subtle. Takes a while to figure out who is talking. I liked the story, and would rate it at 4 stars, but the work needs some cleanup editing. The intro is accurate, though PTA and FBI are background concepts rather than intricate parts of the work. I found the story plausible, interesting and fun. A couple of plot twists here and there, that worked well. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Death and Taxes on Nov. 13, 2015

    Fun in rather strange way. Seems like there must be something going on off stage that keeps money moving around.
  • Claire on Nov. 13, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original
  • Drunk Space Driving in the 21st Century (Prelude to “The Cosmic Misadventures of Floyd Pinkerton” novel/series) on Nov. 13, 2015

    Heavy reliance on coincidence for plot progression. Fun but implausible.
  • Reality on Nov. 13, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Monster Alley on Nov. 13, 2015

    I don't think I know the price...
  • Your Consciousness is an Alien on Nov. 13, 2015

    The last book you will ever read. Must be really good, 10 reviewers were so taken in they are unable to read or review books by other authors.
  • Government Men on Nov. 20, 2015

    To many words. I started reading this on my commune to work. It seriously took as long for the main character to get to his office as it took me to get to mine. Concepts are rephrased and repeated over and over. The guy dwells on his ineptitude for long stretches...
  • Heartfelt Rejection on Nov. 20, 2015

    Cute, probable and short.
  • Drifter on Nov. 20, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Universal Superficial Contagion on Nov. 20, 2015

    The intro had me expecting something a bit more Science Fiction and sinister here. While it is accurate the story is more mundane, than implied. Plausible and possibly non-fiction.
  • Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf on Nov. 20, 2015

    Wobbling between 3 and 4 stars on this work. The intro is accurate, the story leverages heavily common plot elements and story lines. A fun short work, enjoyed reading it. Will look for other works by the author.
  • GeneSys on Nov. 26, 2015

    I read about 20% before putting this down, The story line is about 3 stars. But the author is male, the main character is female, and she keeps making very male decisions.
  • The Incredible Life and Death of Rover the Space-Dog of Destruction on Nov. 26, 2015

    The intro is accurate, not overly good or bad.
  • The Bell Tower Suite on Nov. 26, 2015

    Not the best of the series, but ok. I had not read any of the series for a while so it took me a while to associate it, Reads fine as a stand alone work.
  • Manjac And The Nosebleed Section on Nov. 26, 2015

    I didn't see any nose bleeds in the story. The intro is accurate, the title not so much. Predictable and kind of stupid, but I believe that was the goal, so going with 3 stars.
  • The Backseat Driver on Nov. 26, 2015

    I found this work more engaging and memorable then you might expect. Not sure if it is because it is moderately new story concept, even though you may have seen in the news that it is very near future fiction. Or because there are members of my family who can I see in different parts of the main character (not saying who or where). Thanks :)
  • Psycho Psyche on Dec. 05, 2015

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Matchmaker on Dec. 05, 2015

    Only 58% of the book is story, the rest is advertising The three primary characters all had distinct personalities that worked well together. The last 42% of the words would have been better used, completing the story. If you like to know the ending of a story, this one is not for you.
  • The Last Supper on Dec. 05, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, but definitely over the top on strange. A fun read.
  • Saving John on Dec. 05, 2015

    I read 8% before putting this one down. Kindle was telling me I still had about 2 hours reading to finish it and all I was seeing was stupid teenage boy stuff, been there, done that, read it before. No point in doing it again.
  • The Hunger and the Cold on Dec. 05, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Time Flies on Dec. 05, 2015

    Feels like the author has never had a real job. The story just does not work.
  • Europa on Dec. 05, 2015

    Way to much history, I got through about 10% and gave up. I have no idea where the story was going, but I know I can't remember all the places it has been before it got started.
  • The Voyage of the Minotaur on Dec. 06, 2015

    "his jacket, and featured the same crimson piping on the bill. The soldier to the right of the women had no crimson piping on his jacket at all" Read 1% and stopped. When you get descriptions of this level of detail about the clothing of characters without names... Well it ain't "science fiction" it is "fashions of the future". No point in reading any more.
  • Fertility Rate And Poverty on Dec. 10, 2015

    The logic/story line is average, and worth the few minutes it takes to read. The work as a whole suffers from either; English as a second language and/or lack of proof reading/editing issues.
  • Punchbag and the Mystery of the Litter Louts on Dec. 10, 2015

    The intro "Beautifully illustrated by pictures in your head" had me anticipating a 5 star work. The beginning of the story was looking like 4 stars with potential to get better. Then there were just to many pointless words, about 25% percent of the way into the work, I noticed I was scanning paragraphs and skipping past them. I would be interested in other works by the author, where the story is more important than the word count.
  • The Last Day With My Friends (In The Marble Orchard) on Dec. 10, 2015

    Not overly good bad, or original.
  • Airholes on Dec. 10, 2015

    Flows nicely, not overly good or bad, not overly original nor surprising. Maybe 3 and half stars, it felt like the author was trying to make it feel more original and surprising then it was. I had been anticipating the last sentence, for most of the work.
  • The Time-Traveling Chicken Sexer on Dec. 18, 2015

    This is just what it promised to be. :)
  • Night Lures on Dec. 22, 2015

    Not overly original, but it is well executed.
  • Mr Cool on Dec. 22, 2015

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Half a Mind on Dec. 22, 2015

    I read 20% before putting this down. It read like a science text book and failed to get my attention.
  • Losing One's Appetite on Dec. 22, 2015

    This is just what it promises to be, and very well executed.
  • Revolution American Style on Jan. 07, 2016
    (no rating)
    I read about 15%, it was shaping up to be about a 3 star story. It is not overly good or bad, only put it down because it jumped around a lot and I was having a hard time following. I was reading with text to speech on my kindle, while commuting.
  • Eden's Ore - Secrets on Jan. 07, 2016

    I read 31% before putting it away. There plot line has some potential, but in it's current form the plausibility on many points is very low. Some of the character dynamics are very real. Overall there were just to many words, that did little to extend the plot or enhance the story. At one stupid, low story value point, I just stopped and went on to a new work by a different author.
  • Neanderthal Mythos on Jan. 07, 2016

    Only the first 1/3 of this is short stories, the rest is previews of other works by the author. The work that is relevant to the title and the intro, is not overly good or bad, It was getting kind of boring by the last couple of stories, and I was considering giving up on it, when it suddenly came to end.
  • The Putting In Place Of Spaceman Sam on Jan. 07, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, intentionally stupid but not as bad as some popular films (i.e. dumb and dumber). I am not drawn to read more by the author but I finished reading this work.
  • Lightspeed Magazine, 2012 Sampler on Jan. 16, 2016

    Some Decent stories, some not so good. Lots of Bios of authors I am not familiar with. The stories that I liked where a bit better then I expected them to be.
  • Global Warming Fun 1: Saved by Right-Handed Grass on Jan. 16, 2016

    I seem to have put this down without finishing it, and did not form an lasting memories of it. Probably to much political banter at the start so my brain turned off.
  • Yoikes on Jan. 25, 2016

    This book stands alone fine, it provides enough details that it was easy to understand relationships without being dependent on memories of others in the series. It is fairly standard time travel, save the future, plot development. Not overly good or bad.
  • Lunch Time Surprise on Jan. 25, 2016

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Scratch That on Jan. 25, 2016

    I found the story to realistic, and will the ending was unexpected, it was also unrealistic. I felt it detracted from the very real challenges the character was facing, as are many very real people.
  • The Rozar Park Mystery on Jan. 25, 2016

    I am not a big mystery solver, so there may or may not be errors in the logic execution of the solutions here, but it "felt" right. There just enough words to tell the story, not to many and not to few, just right. Adding the next in the series to my reader to read soon.
  • The Red Flyer on Jan. 25, 2016

    Not overly good or bad
  • Old Saltie on Jan. 25, 2016

    The first story was ok, maybe 3 stars, the second story failed to engage me and I stopped someplace in it, and put the book away.
  • The Telltale Toilet on Jan. 25, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • A Space Merchant's Tale & A Shotgun Wedding - Two Tales from The Keeper's Universe on Jan. 25, 2016

    Nothing about this work felt plausible. There are some original ideas and there might be potential, but in it's current condition I was only able to read about 10% before I had to put it down.
  • The Eruption At Mount Sarna on Jan. 25, 2016

    The story is not overly original, but it flows nicely and the characters feel real. I was somewhat bothered by the main characters casual mixing of selling both legally and illegally while also selling real and fake items. I think a real person could mix any three of these and do well, but mixing all four just does not work.
  • Doomsday Diary on Feb. 01, 2016

    Stands alone well, one of the better stories in the series in recent memory.
  • Life As We Know It on Feb. 01, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, It starts out with some solid science then the science seems to get a little flaky.
  • Rover Flight on Feb. 01, 2016

    I liked the premise and I enjoyed the parts that I read that built into the plot of the story, the parts unrelated to the plot that I suspect were supposed to be character development, I found boring. Rather generic husband and wife stuff, I found myself skipping through those sections, then soon I was missing the couple paragraphs of plot development scattered here and there, and having to go back and find them. I just got to be to much work to skip the parts that were not engaging. Read/scanned less than 10% (lost place so not sure how far I got)
  • Life 2.147 on Feb. 01, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. The premise has been done several times before. This is a bit better done then some of the heavier published versions.
  • The Von Barkingham Method of Time Travel on Feb. 01, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not sure if I got it or not. I read it and I think I understand but not sure if this is 2 star story that flopped or a 4 star story that I just did not get.
  • The Squadron Inn Mystery on Feb. 01, 2016

    A fun read, with a different mystery but much the same story as the previous work,
  • The Transferred Ghost on Feb. 01, 2016

    The original work is available on Wikisource https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_lady,_or_the_tiger%3F_and_other_stories/The_Transferred_Ghost Some of the words have been changed, but not sure how updated it has been, but it still a major journey to travel a 200 miles and back. Quote from Wikisource are sure Mr. Hinckman will not return to-night." "I am as sure of it as I can be of any thing," I answered. "He left to-day for Bristol, two hundred miles away." Quote from Smashwords Are you sure that Mr. Hinckman will not return tonight?” “I’m as sure as I can be. He left today for Bristol, two hundred miles away.”
  • The Plot on Feb. 01, 2016

    The religious affiliation of the plotter(s) is not clear, but it reads as if it was Jews, which makes absolutely no sense. An opportunity to write the last paragraph seems to have been reason to write the story, other then that it just does not work for me.
  • Tooth & Claw on Feb. 01, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, the final solution seemed inappropriate to the story line.
  • The Front Door on Feb. 01, 2016

    While it claims to be inspired by earlier works, I found it to be a fresh and original work. I have read both of the inspiration authors, and I enjoyed this as much or more than the older works. It is currently categorized as fantasy, but it can stand as science fiction (IMHO). The science is in the back ground, but sufficient to support the story. The plausibility to be true in the future exists.
  • Dhruva and other stories. on Feb. 07, 2016

    I think the content is 3 stars (not sure as I am not familiar with the stories) but the formatting and editing is extremely poor. So down grading to 2 stars. Punctuation is haphazard, with significant spacing issues. There does not appear to have been even a casual proof read of the original content by the author prior to publishing.
  • Dhruva and other stories. on Feb. 07, 2016
    (no rating)
    Potential copy right issue. Credit is given to Google as the source for many images in the work. It is highly unlikely that Google owns or has given permission for use of the images.
  • The Day God Winked on Feb. 07, 2016

    The concept is 4 stars and seems to be original. I personally was not a big fan of the delivery; we don't learn what the big deal is until late in the story. While it is astounding and well written the leading and trailing parts of the story did not work well for me.
  • Imagine Liberty: Volume 1 on Feb. 07, 2016

    I found the first story very mundane (not science fiction) and very chatty, I did not finish it. The second story was ok and I will look for other works by Michael DiBaggio. The third story started as some kind of historical story and I closed the book.
  • Two Delta India Echo on Feb. 07, 2016

    As I sit to write the review I am learning this appears to be one in series. The final sentence in the work is "To be continued........." The work stands alone ok, but it might be better to read related works in the intended order, maybe the author will number them to make it clear? As a stand alone or teaser it ok, not overly good or bad. History is sufficiently discussed so I did not feel lost, and ending was well placed so it did not feel like an annoying cliff hanger.
  • Thief in the Night on Feb. 07, 2016

    Exceptionally well written, great delivery, characters have substance and story is plausible. I am downloading the other 3 published works in the series now. Story stands alone well, does not end in an annoying cliff hanger, leaves me wanting to read more. Very happy more has been published.
  • Beep Beep Beep on Feb. 11, 2016

    Very well executed. The story starts slow, there is a well know (to the characters) event in the past, but the reader does not learn it until the time is right. Great story line and delivery. When I finished reading it was leaning towards a 4 star review, but the story kept retelling it's self in my mind over the next few days, so 5 stars.
  • Perspective on Feb. 11, 2016

    The intro had me expecting something less mundane. The writing is not overly good or bad. But the story is unrewarding to read. It's like one of the blips of insight in your mind, that happens all at once and seems worthy of sharing, but once you try and tell the story it just doesn't work. I might read other works by the author if I happen across them, but not going looking for them.
  • Witch's Skin on Feb. 11, 2016

    Flows well and feels plausible. All of the characters have unique, realistic personalities. Well done. Rik is one of a handful of authors who's works I like to keep on the ereader for when I need to count on a decent read.
  • Virtual Space on Feb. 11, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. But the detail on the universe seemed wrong. The universe is presented as very detailed, but it is difficult to imagine that is, as described, if the story is going to develop as it does. Overall not bad, though not sure I liked the ending.
  • Deep Space Dead on Feb. 11, 2016

    I read 2% before putting this down, Killer zombies in space, self preservation at the cost of 50,000 thousand lives. Nothing I want to read here.
  • The Apes Are Crazy on Feb. 11, 2016

    Not the best or the worst of the authors work. It was ok, a bit off the beaten path, but that is what I expect when I read Ray Daley's work. I did not notice until just this second, but the cover has braille on it, that matches some of the words on the cover, I will let you figure out which ones, Not that braille has anything to do with the story, but it is one of those details that makes this authors work fun to read, even if the story is only ok :)
  • Welcome to Earth on Feb. 11, 2016

    I can't recall the last time I read a story this good under 250 words. Well done.
  • Nexus Point on Feb. 18, 2016

    I read 6% before giving up on this work. This science fiction work seems to be focused around the star character having a lock pick. Now if you are writing a book with quill and ink well, that might be interesting. But mentioning an lock pick about a dozen (not exaggerating here) time in the opening of a work where your main character is starship pilot, is just wrong.
  • Tempests on Feb. 18, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, I read it a couple days ago and did not form any lasting memories.
  • Wake-up Call on Feb. 18, 2016

    A nice little story, but I felt I had read it more than once before.
  • The Mason Procedure on Feb. 18, 2016

    The story could use a few more words to flesh out the obstacle and solution. I was in and out of being "there", falling off a couple of times as I tried to envision the issue. The main point of the story is carried through and delivered, in spite of the minor difficulties I had grasping details of the issue.
  • The Elegant Solution on Feb. 18, 2016

    The authors ideas/thoughts on some previously published Earth Population altering events.
  • Codename: Ace of Spades on Feb. 18, 2016

    This is a very fun read! It is not your normal story and I enjoyed it very much. I have a hard time going 5 stars for humor, I would go 4.5 on this if it was an option. Currently only available in epub format, I would encourage the author to make other formats available. Not everyone has Calibre to convert their ebooks.
  • Doctor Spacewarp Episode One on Feb. 18, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, I am not drawn to read more works by the author.
  • The Victim on Feb. 18, 2016
    (no rating)
    Not my style of story, the words and story seemed to work well together but I did not finish it.
  • Wagon Master on Feb. 18, 2016

    This book stands alone fine, in the same universe as the other works, but is not dependent on them for enjoyment. I enjoyed it but it that extra something the made the first two 5 start works is missing.
  • Smoke on Feb. 18, 2016

    I was wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars on this one. There are a number of existing stories that fit the monster in hiding theme; but this one has something unique that made it different.
  • The Rain Monsters on Feb. 18, 2016

    That was strange, I might have to look at other works by the author.
  • Planet Secrets on Feb. 27, 2016

    I read 30% before putting this down. The main character does stupid things and forgets things solely so the author will have something to write about. This feels like the author thought; "I have a decent novel idea, but I want to write a trilogy so I will just add more words"
  • Generation Next The Real Thing on Feb. 27, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, at the point I understood the universe, most of the following plot points became obvious.
  • Down The Line on Feb. 27, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. I felt kind of lost in early parts of the story, the age of the couple and the cause of death, seemed like they should have been presented earlier in the story.
  • A Tender Embrace on Feb. 27, 2016

    This books stands alone fine, it is not dependent on others in the series. It is not overly good or bad, rather average (hence the 3 star rating). I look forward to more works by the author, hopefully of the same caliber as the first two books.
  • The Chamber on Feb. 27, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. The intro is becomes a short story, of 4900 words.
  • The Diary of Moses Jenkins on Feb. 27, 2016

    The story and delivery is not overly good or bad, I would give this 3.5 stars, but not 4. it is moderately original and develops well. The ending works well and was delivered perfectly (for the extra half star). I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Time Zone on Feb. 27, 2016

    I read 11% before putting this down. I liked the premise of the book, it felt new and I would have enjoyed reading it, but it is soo.... hard to follow, the time distortions impact the story delivery and my ereader was saying I still had 1 hour 56 minutes to go, I just was not ready to make the commitment of that much time for something this distorted even though I wanted to explore the universe.
  • Sun on the Rocks - The Outdoor Shower on Feb. 27, 2016
    (no rating)
    The intro is painful to read...
  • Animal Rescuer's Guide To Staying (Relatively) Sane on Feb. 28, 2016

    A worthy read for anyone who is considering rescue work, required reading for anyone who started rescue work, without first establishing realistic limits.
  • Journey With The Annoying on March 04, 2016

    The more I read the more I liked it. A solid four stars, the satire and parody exist but are woven well into the work. There are some scenes that resemble some you may have seen on the big screen, but they unique. This is an original work, that happens to have a few scenes resembling other works. It is just what it claims to be; fun, not overly serious, enjoyable adventure, I look forward to seeing other works by the author.
  • Using Diatomaceous Earth Around the House and Yard on March 04, 2016

    There are about 4 references at the end of the work. There are multiple descriptions of results from "studies" in the work, but these are not given references. I have some knowledge about diatomaceous earth from some other research I have done, nothing here strongly conflicts with what I have learned in other places. The author is clearly a fan of DE, and may have over stated the benefits, some of the benefits have been shown but more testing is required I think. For anyone considering the use of DE this is a good work to get you started. If you find one of the claims promising, do a bit more research before buying a truckload of DE, Inclusion of references to claims made would bump this to a 4 star work.
  • Homer Bolton: The Sheriff of Duncan Flats on March 04, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. A few more plot points then the intro, but no big surprises.
  • Aarn Becomes A Man on March 04, 2016

    An interesting story, while the story develops well as written, in the end I felt the son should have had the same image of his father at the beginning as he did at the end. Youth can be blind, but it seemed overly so as I read the ending.
    (no rating)
    Nothing screams don't read me LIKE ALL CAPS. Dear author do yourself a favor and rework your intro.
  • Spooky Stacks: Four Horror Tales on March 12, 2016

    Not overly good or bad.
  • He Has A Face Like A Steel Trap on March 12, 2016

    Original and moderately strange, not overly good or bad.
  • Tales Of The Rocket Patrol on March 12, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, I read it all, but don't feel engaged enough to read part two.
  • Lisa Molin Assassin - A Quiet Kill in Interlaken on March 12, 2016

    Only the first 25% of the words in this work are the story, the rest is "read my other work". The intro accurately describes the story. My plausibility meter was pretty low the entire read. Started out at zero, (contracted assassin does not have an image or good description of the target?) and never went very high. The story flows ok, though the ending is more improbable than the body.
  • Quantum Troopers Episode 1: Atomgrabbers on March 12, 2016

    If they left the planet this would be a space opera, but as they don't... I read 58%, before giving up on it. I had hopes for the story developing, but it never did. The premise is interesting, but it did not come together to engage me.
  • Boneyard on March 12, 2016

    Kind of strange in the typical Ray Daley way, The ending brings the story together and bumps it from average strange to, well executed four stars. One of Ray's better works.
  • The Price Of Metal on March 12, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. Focus on the fall of one man who failed to make good choices and/or adapt to the world around him.
  • Once Upon a Time in a Crystal Cave on March 19, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, The intro accurately describes the story. Not sure why this work has an Adult rating, seems appropriate for teen and up.
  • Don't Eat Humans: A Dragon's Rulebook on Life on March 19, 2016

    The title is the best part of the book, I found the concept of dragons living for 1,000 years prior to learning anything less then plausible. Even given the time issues, I did not find the story as fun as the title had me expecting.
  • Your God, My Gods on March 19, 2016

    I started reading it, but never got engaged in the story.
  • How Jeff Lost the Job A Lesson For All Of Us on March 19, 2016

    A quick fun read. It would be more properly categorized as satire. This is a humorous work of fiction.
  • Master Mixer Sslasl on March 19, 2016

    This work suffers from one of my pet peeves, Author puts some letters together and uses them for character names. I did get 10% in before giving up.
  • Astraeus 5 on March 25, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, an identical base completely without staff seemed improbable.
  • Thief's Paradise on March 25, 2016

    Suffers from English as second language and/or lack of proof reading. The plot is unrealistic, and while I can see what the author was attempting to write, they never got close to making it work.
  • The Giraffe's Kiss on March 25, 2016

    Just what it promises to be, a bit magically while still being plausible.
  • Psycho Island on April 02, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, Story is as described in the intro, story line is plausible.
  • We Found Your Name in the Star Registry—Do You Have a Moment? on April 02, 2016

    This is a fun story.
  • Gluten: Worth The Risk? Solving the puzzle. on April 02, 2016

    This phrase caught my attention for a couple reasons, so I looked into it. "Gluten cannot be digested by any one"... Anyone is a single word. Yes, healthy people are capable of digesting wheat gluten. http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/14134/
  • The Outlier #1: Beepers on April 09, 2016

    Fun, whimsical, not overly good or bad.
  • Saving Fiona on April 09, 2016

    I enjoyed this story.
  • Reckoning on April 09, 2016

    Not very original. Very predictable.
  • You Know The Story on April 09, 2016
    (no rating)
    Not overly bad, but I did not realize it was a play. Unfinished.
  • Train of Souls on April 09, 2016

    More words than are required. I started skipping through paragraphs in the first couple of pages. Unfinished.
  • The Rotation Of The Moon on April 09, 2016

    English as a second language issues, but still an interesting read.
  • Have a Go on April 09, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. It kept my attention well enough that I read it all, but not inclined to read other works.
  • Open Mic Night In Hell on April 09, 2016

    A mundane, supernatural comedy.
  • Behind the Mask on April 09, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original
  • The Red Shoe on April 14, 2016

    The intro is accurate. Could have used more detail.
  • The Lady in Red (#1, Night Kings) on May 01, 2016

    Read about half of the book. did not find it engaging, stopped reading.
  • Eyes on the World on May 01, 2016

    I read about 70%, before stopping. Too much work went into trying to develop a series rather then telling the story.
  • Crum's Crystals on May 01, 2016

    This story stands alone well. The work flows nicely, plausible and well written.
  • Daylight Stealing Time on May 11, 2016

    If computers lost all the data during the fall back time of daylight savings, there would be a lot more people making withdrawals at ATM machines at the end of DST. Heck if you planned it right you could even hit more than one time zone change, possibly several, you do have 24 hours to bounce around the world. Flawed premise, story never got better, I read 25% before giving up on it.
  • Revenge of the Rats on May 11, 2016
    (no rating)
    Apparently this is story #9 of a series? I guess I will go try and figure out which is number one and start there. There are several ways the author can make clear that work is part of a series...
  • Range of Mercy on May 11, 2016

    Unusual & unlikely premise, I don't think I have EVER heard of a group of Apocalyptic men, excluding women, from their fort. prepubescent boys yes, men, not so much. It felt very improbably at several of the few points that I read in the first 26% where I stopped reading.
  • Renegade Car Camping: A Guide to Free Campsites and the Ultimate Road Trip Experience on May 11, 2016

    Years of experience condensed into 14,000 words. A worthy body of knowledge for anyone considering traveling the US. I have traveled the US, sometimes on the cheap sometimes on the not so cheap. Everything here seems like good stuff, some I knew, some I didn't. Everything you need to know, or will learn IS NOT HERE, but there is enough to give you a solid foundation, and room to grow.
  • Human Dog on May 11, 2016

    Not overly original, A bit below average in the story telling.
  • You Only Have One First Time on May 11, 2016

    Closer to fantasy then fiction. Not overly good or bad, a bit more then the intro suggests, but not above average.
  • The Two Santas' Two-Polar Home: Santa Claus and Santa Christina ("Mrs. Claus") Ride Between North Pole and South Pole in "Wormhole Elevator" on May 11, 2016

    I love the concept of equality that the story provides. The premise is great. But the story felt a little awkward at times, fluctuating between audience levels.
  • Bad at Math on May 21, 2016

    Cute, I wast trying to figure out where the story was going and then the ending snuck up on me.
  • Dwimmerscout on May 21, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, feels like part of a larger universe but stands on its own well
  • The Secret Frequency on May 21, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Diane, Bootstrap on May 21, 2016

    This reads like an average 3 star work, but the flow of the plot is very well done. The writing and the story both offer a bit more than you expect at first.
  • Paphos 1 on May 21, 2016

    Starts building the plot with the terrible parenting/leadership as a foundation. Within the first 5 pages I was hoping Darwin would claim the father and daughter. I did not get far before giving up on this book
  • Jarl (Origins Part 1) on May 21, 2016

    Reads like fantasy not science fiction. But it's real problem is that it does not have a point. The story is not overly good or bad, the concept is not original. In the end I was left wondering why the author spent the time to write and publish it.
  • Ally Oop Through the Ulysses Trees on May 27, 2016
    (no rating)
    I only read about 4% could not get engaged in the story.
  • Shadowplay: Book One of the Starcrown Chronicles on May 27, 2016

    The story is stronger than the intro suggests. There is nothing wrong with the intro, it accurately describes the start of the work. There is more going on, than is first suggested. Every time I thought, "no that just doesn't make sense", there was something a bit later in the work, that brought it strongly into plausible. Well written, flows and develops nicely.
  • The Helpful Neighbor on May 27, 2016

    This is everything the intro suggested it would be, well done. Thank you :)
  • Return To Earth In A Space Suit on May 27, 2016

    Excerpt from start of story "With an initial Velocity of 25 miles per hour" The ISS space station orbits at 17,000 Mile per hour, that is almost 5 miles per second... Author did Zero research. To see what is really involved look at http://space.stackexchange.com/questions/511/how-possible-are-space-jumps
  • Errant Shot on June 11, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, seems like a good luck story in the beginning.
  • The Black Clouds on June 11, 2016

    There is a moderate attempt to instill mystery about 3/4 into the story that does not add value. Other wise not overly good or bad, I liked the ending.
  • Beta-Transportational Wierdness on June 11, 2016

    Some of the plausibility was low, but it is fun story. Would be interested in trying more works by the author.
  • Unbalanced Party: It's a Trap! on June 11, 2016

    Neither the character nor the story worked well together.
  • Brittany And Dustin Depart This Earth on June 11, 2016

    Not overly original but well written, with realistic characters.
  • Nothing But Light on June 11, 2016

    Several short stories, some are better then others. I found the Mechanic to be the best. Some of the others are pretty good as well.
  • Off The Map: Fifty-Five Weeks of Adventuring in the Great American Wilderness and Beyond on June 11, 2016

    I enjoyed this work, but it reads more like letters home to family then an adventure. After reading, I don't feel like I was along on the trip I feel like the one left behind missing the adventure.
  • Greegs & Ladders - By Zack Mitchell and Danny Mendlow on June 13, 2016

    "Look at how strange humans are, (even thought I am pretending this about something else") This has been done so many times.... I put this down, after chapter 1. I can't bring myself to read yet another attempt at it.
  • Wind-Scarred (The Will of the Elements, Book 1) on June 13, 2016

    I enjoyed this, a bit wobbly in places but over all well written and well thought out. Most of the words, serve to advance the story. The book ends at a good place in what will be a series of adventures. It stands alone well.
  • The Blizzard on June 26, 2016
    (no rating)
    I read about 7% before putting this down. It did not engage me.
  • XIN: The Veiled Genocides on June 26, 2016

    Most of the plot development elements have been done before, but it is well executed.
  • Blue Pelagic on June 26, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, a bit different.
  • After the Nuthatch Fell on June 26, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. A bit of a moral at the end.
  • A Flash Of Inspiration; A Collection Of Flash Fiction Stories on June 26, 2016

    Some are very short, some are very good, a few are both.
  • Rushed on June 26, 2016

    Too many words. This has the potential for being an interesting story, but I got bored waiting for it move on. Read about 12%. Skipped at head a bit and it seemed to continue about the same pace, so dropped it.
  • Border Patrol on July 07, 2016

    Flows nice and well written.
  • The Witches' Journal on July 07, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. Not a reference for serious practitioners, but a fun read for those with a passing interest.
  • The Tree Thing on July 07, 2016

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Ziggy Two Step - Courier Extraordinaire on July 07, 2016

    Started out promising then went down hill, got more and more improbable as it went, I read about half before putting it down.
  • The Gray King on July 07, 2016

    Not overly good or bad.
  • 200 Steps Down on July 07, 2016
    (no rating)
    Only read 7% before putting it down, I am not the audience for this work. What I read of it was not bad.
  • Party Ship Of Death on July 07, 2016

    Well written and interesting concept, I am going to have to share this with some of my Pastafarian friends. https://www.kiva.org/team/fsm
  • Freedom on July 07, 2016

    Well written, executed nicely. The plot has been done before, but it did not feel like leftovers.
  • Zombie Psychology on July 07, 2016

    Possibly the best zombie story ever written. Ok, it is not so much of a zombie story, as it is a really great story, that happens to have a zombie (or 3) in it.
  • Guerrilla Internet on July 16, 2016

    Lots of action in the beginning, but nothing really works together. Not sure how one thing was leading to the next thing. I only got a few pages before the chaos overwhelmed me.
  • The PKG on July 16, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, the intro suggests more action then delivered.
  • Can't Get Enough on July 16, 2016

    enjoyed the premise and development. Good story.
  • Flash Point: A Days of Resonance Side Story on July 16, 2016
    (no rating)
    Does not stand alone well, I have not purchased nor read the related stories. Not sure if it works as a companion to the others, but does not make a good introduction.
  • The Great Writers Strike Of '14 on July 16, 2016

    Not overly bad, but nothing good.
  • Fairuza Blue on July 16, 2016

    Seems promising, but never really develops. I read 64% and then put it down.
  • Timberland Writes Together on July 16, 2016

    I enjoyed "Ice in D Minor" (4 stars) The next couple of stories didn't do anything for me so I put the book down unfinished.
  • Is It Really So Bad? on July 16, 2016

    Completely improbably, well executed, and fun.
  • Silicon Facades on July 22, 2016

    I read 16% before putting this down. The story line is plausible, but spent way to much time describing the universe and harking on the stupid stuff people do in modern (our current) times.
  • Return to Mech City on July 22, 2016

    Half of the plot is dependent on a world full of robots, where there are no self driving cars. Yeah, slight issue there. The work has good and bad spots, a couple of times early on I almost put it down, but I stuck with it and mostly enjoyed it. The science not very scientific, but it does ok.
  • A Morning Smoke on July 22, 2016

    This work has several issues, the biggest is that delivery method for the daily product, It is just wrong on so many levels. It does not really get any better from there.
  • Contractor Nonsense and Do It Yourself Madness on July 22, 2016

    I didn't even smile once. It tired to be funny, but it's not. The tale is ok, but does not make want to read anything else by the author.
  • Lightning: A Collection of Very Small Stories on July 22, 2016

    Some good, some ok, some a bit better. A nice collection.
  • Hell's Fury on July 22, 2016

    Fun and cute, reasonably probable for a fantasy work. I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. I see there are 3 other works in the series, currently available for free, I think I will go get them.
  • Life Begins at Ten on July 22, 2016

    I was was expecting something else when I read this, Most of the way through I was still expecting things to be different then they turned out. Well delivered, thank you
  • The Creature in the Laundry Room on July 23, 2016

    1950's style space invasion, well done.
  • Al-Qaeda as a Business on July 23, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book, kind reads like a history lesson, with opinions slid in here and there.
  • Inferno on July 23, 2016

    I read 54%, did not form a coherent story.
  • Accidental Dreamer on July 30, 2016

    I read 10% before putting this down, Several issues but most critical is passing a note on napkin to the "secret keeper" who then spends hours carrying around and trying to memorize. Just wrong does work as written.
  • Original Strand on July 30, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, moderately original. Interesting universe. I enjoyed the story and will look for other works by the author.
  • Zaable's Destiny on July 30, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. I enjoyed it enough to look for other books in the series, and found I had already read (and hated per my review on it) another in the series. This story stands well on it's own. The story line and coincidence level are plausible for the universe. I have many of the others in my calibre library and will leave them there to stumble across occasionally.
  • One Way To Mars on July 30, 2016

    Normally for a 3 star work I write "Not overly good or bad" but in this case it is both truly overly bad and overly good. The bad - Significant parts of the plot development are dependent on non-cleanable (disposable) water filters for a mars base. This is such a seriously poor choice. When you have built a base that grows it's own food, being dependent on water filters from another planet is just stupid. Additionally the mars base is so hard to get to, that it remains un-populated for long stretches but multiple space ships show up. There are more issues of science and probability as well. The good - I liked the story, I got caught by the characters and their predicaments. A week after reading it I can still see the characters and the scenes, and it gives me warm feelings. The really bad and the really good average out to give an average rating for this work.
  • Murphy's Fury on July 30, 2016

    Not as good as the first book. Feels like the author tried to mimic the situational humor of Piers Anthony and failed. To much dependence on poor choices and Murphy for plot development. The story does not progress, it stumbles from one scene to the next. Not sure why I read it all, maybe because I liked the first and hoped this one would get better?
  • The Outward Path on July 30, 2016
    (no rating)
    I read the whole work in the last couple of days and it did not form any lasting memories. That does not happen very often... Oh well it is not terrible or I would not have finished it, but it is not good or I would have remembered it.
  • Only the Gnomes Know on July 30, 2016

    Cute story, flows nicely.
  • Mia's Movie on July 30, 2016

    Impossible and unsurprising at the same time. There is never any doubt what the ending is going to be, the only surprise is that it happened.
  • Silver Dreamers on July 30, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, I enjoyed some of the stories more then others. I am going to look for other works by the same author.
  • Villains of the Apocalypse on Aug. 12, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. As I read it I did not realize it was a prequel. As a stand alone it as ok, but feels unfinished.
  • A Mysterious Man on Aug. 12, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, an interesting chuckle at the surprise ending. I will be adding the other earlier book (The Ant And The Man) to my library for future reading.
  • Explain That to a Martian on Aug. 12, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. But for some strange reason I think I want to read the second book in the series.
  • The Wokking Dead on Aug. 21, 2016

    Original and fun.
  • Ice Cracker II on Aug. 21, 2016

    Ice Cracker II is a ship, that is important to the plot. This is not the second in a series. Reads as if there are related stories, but stands alone well.
  • The Invasion of Ragged Mountain on Aug. 21, 2016

    Writing not overly good or bad. This story has been told so many times that there are no surprises possible.
  • The Star Creature on Aug. 21, 2016

    Well written, not as thought provoking now as it would have been 37 years ago. A nice read.
  • Poisoned on Aug. 21, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, just a modern story, not a written as play.
  • The Family Upstairs on Aug. 21, 2016

    More mundane that I expected.
  • Elindo the Alien Ghost on Aug. 21, 2016

    Fun read, appropriate for all ages. I would like to read more by this author.
  • Mortal Instinct on Aug. 21, 2016

    I read two of three stories, both are implausible
  • The Dreamers part 1 on Aug. 21, 2016

    Story does not feel real. The plot has been done before. No desire to read part 2
  • This Corpse is Full of Birds on Aug. 21, 2016
    (no rating)
    Given the challenge "write a 200-word story inspired by the line "This corpse is full of birds"." this is a reasonable work. It is a bit stranger then my reading style so not awarding stars. I might try a second work by the author, if it seems I might be the audience. Note to author, only offering one format is counter productive. Offer more then just epub.
  • Tomorrow, There Will Be A Bear on Aug. 21, 2016

    One of Ray's better works. Some subtle things that pulled at old memories made this work enjoyable to me.
  • Planet Flippers on Aug. 21, 2016

    The story exists so the last sentence can be written, the ending was totally NOT a surprise. The plot as described has much more potential then this story delivers.
  • Explain That to a Martian 2 on Aug. 21, 2016

    A fun work, with no redeeming qualities I except I like it. Not overly good or bad, but somehow I just want to read the next one.
  • The Backworlds on Aug. 26, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, many of the plot pivot points are very weakly supported by the story. The story moves along well, and the characters have personality. Not feeling an urge to read part 2.
  • Skull of Oghren on Aug. 26, 2016

    Lots of typos.... Could use some content editing. The characters are unique and the story feels original. While I would hope that book two has been edited better, I would read it regardless.
  • Unnatural on Aug. 26, 2016

    I read 6% before putting it down. Did not develop into a plausible universe.
  • Stories From Social Media on Aug. 27, 2016

    Some of these are ok, some not so much. I think piling them up in book detracts from their value.
  • The Viking Chef on Aug. 27, 2016

    Original, not overly good or bad. Story moves along at a good pace, interesting and believable plot.
  • Invasion on Aug. 27, 2016

    Plot for multiple B movies, and twilight zone episodes.
  • World Shards: Redo I on Aug. 27, 2016

    I really wanted more as this story ran out of words, but I don't feel cheated that it ended where it did. The concept is one that most of us have considered, this story delivers the reality of it.
  • Ephialtes on Aug. 31, 2016

    I read about 7% before putting this down. The story was not really doing anything for me, but was giving it time to get it's feet. Then we have man born on Mars who travels to Earth without difficulty. The Gravity of Mars is about 1/3 of Earth, it would be like tripling the weight your body had to support, then the man is a field soldier, with his Martian bones and muscles. As he gets back to Mars the confrontation with customs was just one to many stupid things in row.
  • The Institute on Sep. 04, 2016

    The story was plodding along not overly good or bad, then about 35% of the way in Allira is arrested and plot development gets beyond stupid. There is no reasonable way the the Institute could come to the conclusions required for the plot turning points as she and Shilah are re-united. I put it down there.
  • Helsa's Secrect Ingredient on Sep. 04, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, story flows nicely. I was disappointed at the end when I learned why the traffic to the castle was down, the if the reason was correct, it should not have been unknown nor should it have completely stopped traffic.
  • Adam The Office Ninja on Sep. 04, 2016

    I found the title interesting, but I could find no logical reason, Adam is employed. Surely there is more than one temp agency in town and if Adam is the quality of staff offered by Graham's agency I would not be using there services again.
  • The Alien Manifesto on Sep. 04, 2016

    The story verges on average, but falls just below. The general plot line is plausible in universe. But too many character reactions seem to exist only to add color to the story, they lose their ability to be convincing. I read 25% before putting it down.
  • To Dance Amongst The Stars on Sep. 04, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book, I tried byt stopped about 25% of the way in. An very original retelling of Cinderella, but the setting was too unfamiliar to me, I was not able to relate to it,so felt lost.
  • Mr Awesome and The Cheese Vs GlobeX on Sep. 04, 2016

    Not really my style, but it is a fun read. The title gives an accurate image of the universe.
  • Paper Planes on Sep. 04, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, this fantasy has probably occurred in the minds of many students stuck in classrooms.
  • A True Friend on Sep. 04, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book, very strange and unexpected ending.
  • Explain That To A Martian 3 on Sep. 04, 2016

    Still fun, but I am losing interest in the story line.
  • Lakeside Motel on Sep. 09, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, plausible in universe. But the last two paragraphs as the ending felt like an abrupt ending.
  • Will You Sing Fredric? on Sep. 09, 2016

    Strange. The intro and categories are appropriate.
  • Gravity Well on Sep. 09, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, a bit weak in the plot development mechanics that left a 3 person crew. But the development of story from there is good. Maybe 3.5 stars. Not 4 stars but I am going to check for other works by the author.
  • My Car Never Listens To Me on Sep. 09, 2016

    Fun and funny, a bit lame in places but it seemed to be by design and worked well in the story.
  • Marriage Vows on Sep. 09, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, but fun in the typical Ray Daley fashion.
  • To Stand In The Light on Sep. 09, 2016
    (no rating)
    This work is on the edge of my choice for reading. So not assigning stars to my review. I only read the first few pages and it was not forming a solid scene in my mind. As it is a moderately long work, not my normally categories and it felt off balance in the beginning I put it down.
  • Razorback on Sep. 09, 2016

    This story is journey, a very strange journey. There are unexpected occurrences that fit into the story better then it seems they would. There is also a slightly off center, wobbly, strangeness that normally I would think is poor writing, but in this case it felt intentional and gave substance to the young boys character.
  • Make Mine Hemlock, Please on Sep. 16, 2016

    All the words go together well and the story idea has promise. But 20% of the way in had to put it down. To many of the words are about the mundane, paragraphs about going to the bathroom, pages about eating, pages about walking/crawling around.
  • Rylae's Storm on Sep. 16, 2016

    There is a lot more setting of the scene, and universe setup then I usually want to find in a book. In this case, it is appropriate. This is an uncommon mix of Science Fiction and Fantasy, that works very well. It is also part detective/adventure novel. I think I would enjoy reading more in the series, I may have to come back and purchase the other books in the series.
  • The Elephant in the Room on Sep. 16, 2016

    I read 27%, this work is full of opinions, many of which have little bases in reality. "All creatures, except humans, remain as they always were - spiritually free - free to honor their instincts in every moment of their lives." Given that there are organizations who sole purpose is to remove, elephants from circus's it hardly seems possible that everyone would agree that they are "free - free to honor their instincts in every moment of their lives"
  • Honk Twice on Sep. 16, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. A series of snippets of rough points in Taylors life lead us on a journey. I enjoyed the way the story developed.
  • Heaven Below Us on Sep. 16, 2016

    At first this seems to be a generic apocalyptic story,it pretty much stays that way until the end, the last few paragraphs give the title meaning.
  • Tic-Tac-Toe on Sep. 16, 2016

    I have two opinions on this story. 1. It is unclear why the man is helping the girl, his personality in the second half of the work, makes him seem like an unlikely helper. = 2 stars 2. The juxtaposition in the end, is well executed and ties nicely with the beginning of the work. = 4 stars I am going to have to try another work by the author...
  • The Variant Effect on Sep. 24, 2016
    (no rating)
    This book is too graphic for me. It is as described and what I read of it was well written.
  • My Earliest Memory on Sep. 24, 2016

    A story that has been told before. Well written. I enjoyed the delivery of the final scene more the majority of the book. 3.5+ stars (rounding up to 4)
  • In the Beginning on Sep. 24, 2016

    I enjoyed this books message, The last couple of paragraphs don't flow as well as the beginning of the book. From "He had even had a chance to ask his question" the story gets a bit bumpy. It all comes together in the end, but loss of continuity disrupts the final delivery.
  • Prominence - Jump Master on Sep. 24, 2016

    The words all flow nicely, but I have issues with the story. Lastly the ending left me feeling cheated. In my reading there is still room for a sentence the allows for two different endings, which was it? The plot line has been told many times before.
  • Big Data, Little Girls on Sep. 24, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. The implication in the title of "Big Data" being a major player in the story is not true, a couple of sentences that could just as easily be written to be people peering out of windows, and set the time of this story back a couple hundred years. Where it has already been told.
  • Starfarer on Sep. 24, 2016

    Well written and delivered. Plausible and enjoyable. A good story.
  • Down From the Mountain on Sep. 24, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, But I don't find any rational reason for them to be in the truck.
  • Rehab on Sep. 24, 2016

    I suspected the ending, though I had a different character in mind for the surprise. Well done.
  • NYE-186f on Sep. 30, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, something of a cliff hanger, but the story did not draw me in enough to care how it turned out.
  • We Were Soap on Sep. 30, 2016

    Currently only offered in epub, you should work to make other versions available A well written story that flows nicely. It Builds slowly and develops well. Not overly gross, I enjoyed it.
  • Now and For Always on Sep. 30, 2016

    The premise is not unique and the story starts in a place that felt like I might not be the audience for this work. By the end of the work, I had a glimpse of what it must be like to be faced with the 'gift' Billy had be given in this life. I also grew a great respect for the author that could deliver this story with 11,000 words.
  • Destiny: Space - Ten Innovations That Will Change How We Live, Work, and Explore in Space on Oct. 08, 2016

    Well researched, everything seems reasonable. I have an interest in the future of space travel, and found this work summarizes well many of the likely courses of the near future.
  • Operation Vermont on Oct. 08, 2016

    The plot seems improbable, "There would be a thousand pickups and sensors" watching them, but still they drive over and blow up an enemy ship.
  • The Avenger From The Stars on Oct. 08, 2016

    One science thing is right in this book, at 1,000 miles an hour it is a ten day trip from the Moon to Earth. But at a 1,000 miles and hour, a spacecraft is not going to get between solar systems, there is also the little thing called the speed of light, that is going to impact communications.
  • The Star Travelers Episode 2 - The Girl in the Towel on Oct. 08, 2016

    Stands alone well, not sure when I read part one, too long ago to remember. Not overly good or bad. If there was a part three published I would read it.
  • My Name is Mark Nine on Oct. 08, 2016

    I read the MOBI version and found the paging format at the end of the book, added to the quality of the experience. The work develops nicely, I can connect with the Mark Nine, I understand what is happening to him, but I don't anticipate the ending. Very well done.
  • The Adventurous Time Adventures of Doctor When on Oct. 08, 2016
    (no rating)
    "WIburforce a man deprived of the sheer bulk and size by the accident of birth to parents of the Dwarf persuasion", This and many other great and witty fun things to read and imagine. The adventure and the wit are fantastic, but the characters never came to life for me. The beginning of the book, implied a 5 star work was about to be read. But the wit and fun don't happen in the lives of people who have came to life in my mind. It is like a sandwich with fantastic makings, served on stale bread. It would have been great, but it wasn't. To conflicted to assign stars in the rating....
  • Winterland on Oct. 14, 2016

    Well thought out and written. The story flows and builds nicely. Plausible universe, and not predicable
  • Cataclysm Blues on Oct. 14, 2016
    (no rating)
    I read 17% I am not the audience for this book.
  • Great Expectorations and Other Tales on Oct. 14, 2016

    Border line plausible universe, but the main character calls out the major issues (like steel buildings) so I am not subtracting for it. Interesting and positive story. I live in the Pittsburgh area, and have been in that steel building. That probably added to my enjoyment of the work.
  • A Special Connection on Oct. 14, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original. I will try another book by the author.
  • Non-stop To Nowhere on Oct. 14, 2016

    Ray's published works are improving. This was a good story, but the third section was to much, making a 4 star story into a 3 star story.
  • The Turning on Oct. 21, 2016

    Very well written. Each characters is a unique individual, who grew into a real person in the cinema of my mind. A few times I anticipated the upcoming scenes correctly but most times I did not. An original a well thought out work. I will be looking for more works by the author.
  • Time Travel Police Corruption on Oct. 21, 2016

    Not overly good or bad. A lot transpires in this short work, but it doesn't really come to life. The implications of time travel, are brushed on without fully being explored. Stronger works would not have allowed the ending that occurred.
  • The Mythical Mystical Tales And Adventures Of Talbot T. Yarnspinner. On A Rainy November Night on Oct. 21, 2016

    The intro is good, implying a fun and witty story. But it never developed for me I read 41% and put it down.
  • The Campsite on Oct. 29, 2016
    (no rating)
    Not overly good bad or original. The basic plot line has been done many times before. The words and the story flow well. The ending was unexpected, but it didn't make sense. Why did he find what he found? How is it possible? It just seemed wrong.
  • The Earthlings on Oct. 29, 2016
    (no rating)
    I read the first story, and it didn't do anything for me. I followed it ok, but at the end you have a man with a dead loved one with a message to the loved one undelivered, and alien who skips through time, and you just stop? I started the second story. It seemed like it was going to develop much like the first, so I stopped reading.
  • House of the Living on Oct. 29, 2016

    The story develops well and raises interesting concepts. Not overly good or bad. I look for another work by the author.
  • Seedling: A Short Story on Oct. 29, 2016

    Very well written, realistic, positive and plausible.
  • Flat Earth Bible on Oct. 29, 2016

    Good research, imaginative (historically accurate?) interpretations. I wonder if it might be the foundation for a future sermon? I searched my own religions texts and the only thing flat I could find in them was beer. I will need to take a closer look, with this in mind, there is much parallelism between some religions, maybe I have overlooked something.
  • Wayfearer on Nov. 04, 2016

    Not bad, but not good either. Has plausibility issues. I am not sure a green sun can shine down on blue grass, or what makes that a good opening image.
  • White Walls on Nov. 04, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book.
  • I am Morte on Nov. 04, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book
  • A Murder of Crows on Nov. 04, 2016

    I can see where the author was trying to go, but they didn't get there. I read 17% before putting it down.
  • Three Very Short Stories on Nov. 04, 2016

    Formatting issues, some print is all bold some is not. The first story is unique, with a surprise ending that I was not expecting but made me smile. The other two or not overly good or bad.
  • Management Decision on Nov. 04, 2016

    Not as much going for it as the intro suggests. But not terrible either. Kind of a fun read.
  • Cheat Code on Nov. 11, 2016

    Alicia finds 6 months has passed in what seems like a couple of hours to her, and she is in a radioactive hot zone... At this point the author decides the reader needs to know what color underwear (pink) she is going to wear to explore the radioactive zone... There are several types of written work, in which the color of underwear is important, none of them are science fiction. I did not finish the story.
  • Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities on Nov. 11, 2016

    I read the first 3 or 4 stories, but none ever really came together for me. Not bad, just not good.
  • The Bones of the Sea on Nov. 11, 2016

    I have not read any of the related works. This stands alone fine, but does feel like part of a larger work.
  • The Bridge Snap: A Flash of Romance on Nov. 11, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, not sure what caused me to download it. I did enjoy it.
  • Dinner With Grandma on Nov. 11, 2016

    I did not make the relationship called out by the author until the end. The story putters along at 3 stars, not overly good or bad. Then... well, I enjoyed the surprise ending.
  • Warlock and Mermaid on Nov. 11, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, feels like the target audience is around 10 years old.
  • The Ghost of Leonard Korn on Nov. 11, 2016

    Standard ghost story, not overly good or bad.
  • Inhuman Freedom on Nov. 11, 2016

    The story and ending are 4 stars, but when you put it all together, there are plausibility issues (> down grade to 3 stars). Knowing what we know at the end, how/why did the hooded character choose the school room as a location. I am going to read the second book in the "Series"
  • The Outrageous Obnubilation of Oscar Oaks Objectification of Orbs on Nov. 11, 2016

    Very plausible, when the story was done, and I reviewed it in my mind, the ending seemed like the most likely event that could have occurred.
  • Alpha the Creator on Nov. 11, 2016
    (no rating)
    You have a typo in the intro "Alpha, the only true Good"
  • Taco Tuesday on Nov. 17, 2016

    Stands alone ok, I don't believe I have read anything else in the series. Not overly good or bad. Not good enough to get me to pay 99 cents to read the first (or any following books) not bad enough to keep me from trying another book by the author if I stumble across one.
  • Beneath a Blue Sun on Nov. 17, 2016

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Holiday on Planet Jolieterre; a Nova Skylar Space Nurse Adventure on Nov. 17, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, I enjoyed it but it did not really engage me.
  • Willie's Bad Hair Day (A Children's Book for Adults) on Nov. 18, 2016

    An illustrated book that made me laugh and think....
  • Alpha the Creator on Nov. 26, 2016

    Having now read 50% of the work and putting it down. While the foundation of the theory proposed by the book is interesting, the author is sadly lacking in research before attempting to use the work as a teaching tool. Quote "How can a spirit come down to Earth, and make a woman pregnant? A married woman." Learn why the Mother of Jesus as referred to as the Virgin Mary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_mother_of_Jesus Quote "Even the most brutal of all people in our history, like the one that started the Second World War, even though he committed suicide, and had well over a million people brutally murdered, and another couple of million soldiers dead because of the war he started. His soul is still there together with Alpha" Learn that the Holocaust took the lives of over 6 million Jews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust & https://www.ushmm.org/learn/introduction-to-the-holocaust
  • Birds of a Feather on Nov. 26, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, I read the intro as a teaser, but it work is more mundane then I expected. This actually reads more like a focused autobiography.
  • The Experimental Education Center on Nov. 26, 2016

    Strong Political Views are expressed, in a near future sci-fiction tale. I am not the audience for this work, but those with a strong political bent are likely to find it thought provoking.
  • The Sanctity of Life on Nov. 26, 2016

    3.5 stars. Near future & plausible. Not overly original but well written so it does not feel like I have read it before. I would like to read more works by the author.
  • Temporal Anchor (World Shards 2) on Nov. 26, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, lots of action. A bit strange.
  • The Voice Inside My Head on Nov. 26, 2016

    A very well written short work. I read it a couple times. The characters and universe are developed and the story run to it's stopping point in 800 words. The after glow from reading feels like a much longer work.
  • Rebel Grey on Dec. 03, 2016

    I read 6% before putting it down. There are several scenes where the message is "we live in a terrible place, and our government is the reason.". Did not feel like it was going to get better, so I stopped.
  • Missy Tonight on Dec. 03, 2016

    As I write my Review, my Calibre notes say I didn't finish the first book in the series, though I didn't know that when I added this one to my reading list. The start was bit slow and bumpy, once it got going I enjoyed it. The talk show plot line seemed a bit mundane, but Alan develops into believable character, who has a interesting journey.
  • The Empty Necklace on Dec. 03, 2016

    The development of the story is strange, in that you don't learn the beginning until the end. I was ok with that, but I still felt a bit lost about some things when I was done, it feels like a part of a larger story where significant plot points are not presented.
  • Achieving Mediocrity – Surefire Strategies for a Lackluster Life on Dec. 03, 2016

    Reads like an autobiography, I read 29%. The intro is accurately describes the book, but "Humor and satire" tag had me expecting more, which was not delivered. Mundane and mediocre.
  • Extra Special Forces on Dec. 03, 2016

    A interesting story line, not as smoothly delivered as Ray's later works, but I enjoyed it.
  • Welcome To Freedom on Dec. 03, 2016

    The plot line did not seem plausible. The idea is ok, but the challenges faced by the main character to achieve the goal seemed unrealistically simple.
  • A Pirates Life for Me on Dec. 03, 2016

    I am not sure, part of me found it implausible, and part of thought it might work.
  • Sacred Objects on Dec. 03, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not really the audience for this work, so not awarding stars. Story flowed nicely and developed well.
  • Alibi Jones on Dec. 09, 2016

    Way to many words are used to tell the story. I tried to read it all but about 24% of the way into it when the I was reading the third or fourth detailed account of why Alibi Jones' aunt was more like a mother to him.... Well, enough said. I put it down.
  • The Hero on Dec. 09, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audence for this work, so not assigning stars. Not overly good or bad, but doesn't do anything for me. I have the Mobi version downloaded Oct 2015 and the formatting needs work. The font and type set change about every paragraph. There is a lot of help on formatting available. https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq
  • The Dead Elf on Dec. 09, 2016

    I am not a big mystery reader, I am not rating the qualtity of the mystery. As a story it is not overly good or bad, reads like any of several who done it's, showing on TV at anytime.
  • Sperm Donor for a Cosmic Paradox on Dec. 09, 2016

    Teaser, ends rather abruptly, More can be read by going to places that are not Smashwords. The part of the story that is here, is ok, maybe two stars. Loses one of those for the "ending"
  • Alt Earth on Dec. 09, 2016

    There is no relationship to the work of HG wells here. Random "what ifs" of the author, strung together loosely. No semblance of a story.
  • Stranglicious on Dec. 17, 2016

    Pointless babbling.
  • Virus in the Helix on Dec. 17, 2016

    Read about 50% before putting it down. Recognized some the psychosis as plot lines works I was familiar with, some I did not recognize. It was unclear, if I should have been familiar with all the plot lines and been anticipating a specific convergence or if the story was just too fractured to follow. In either case I didn't get it, so stopped reading.
  • Field Tripping on Dec. 17, 2016

    I enjoyed this work, not my normal style but all the words work well together in the order they are delivered. The cover shot, and intro caught my attention when scanning new works, the juxtaposition with the authors photo, and the promise of a funny story made me download and read it. Glad I did. While the story is not Earth shattering or all cap funny, it is good and I saw the whole thing perfectly in the theater of my mind. Write more please.
  • Never There In The First Place on Dec. 17, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, a bit strange. but it worked.
  • Blackboard Galaxy on Dec. 17, 2016

    Fun and inventive.
  • Recognition on Dec. 17, 2016

    Well written and flows nicely. A couple things, were bumpy; getting the glasses authorized in an early scene and the final visit to to the fashion fan. But other than those, great read.
  • Red Hair and Gold: St. Van Helsing University on Dec. 17, 2016

    Stands alone well, but at the end you can tell there more to the story then delivered. I am not a big magic/fantasy reader, if I was I would be interested in reading longer works by the author.
  • The Bathtub on Dec. 23, 2016
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book, Seems to be about girl around 15 years old in a bathtub, be ogled by a mature man.
  • The Battle of Lake Lynwood- A Non-Cautionary Tale on Dec. 23, 2016

    A probably true story, not overly good or bad.
  • Invasion Day on Dec. 23, 2016

    Plausible universe, grows more realistic as it progresses. Not overly unique, but very well written.
  • Missing, Presumed Vanished on Dec. 23, 2016

    :) this was fun, probably happened just like this to many before.
  • The Ship on Dec. 23, 2016

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Amazing But (not) True Stories! on Dec. 30, 2016

    Not overly good or bad, concept has been done before. Dead pan delivery did not make me break a smile.
  • Angelica on Dec. 30, 2016

    Only 42% of the words are the story, the rest is a teaser for different work. Well written flows nicely, I wanted to stop reading at the end but I couldn't stop.
  • Armed on Dec. 30, 2016

    This is a fun story, not very deep and kind of cheap, but fun. I see there is another work by the author, I am adding it to my read pile.
  • Bird on Dec. 30, 2016

    Makes you think a bit, plausible scenario.
  • My Granny Is A Witch on Dec. 30, 2016

    Cute story, fun read. appropriate for all ages.
  • Nothing to Laugh At on Dec. 30, 2016

    Flows ok, and I read the whole thing. But it makes me feel like I have read a twilight zone story.
  • The Steps At Silloth on Dec. 30, 2016

    Very colorful and detailed story, I had to look up the meaning of a couple of words, but enjoyed the trip.
  • The Trigger-A Vampire Who Saved Christmas on Dec. 30, 2016
    (no rating)
    I read about half of this, it did not engage me.
  • The Ancient eBook Reader on Jan. 08, 2017

    Not overly good or bad.
  • A Dark Climb on Jan. 08, 2017

    Well written, flows nicely and is plausible.
  • French Toast on Jan. 08, 2017

    The intro only relates to the story after you have read it. It didn't really do anything for me, but I did read it all.
  • An Hour Next to the Sun on Jan. 08, 2017

    Good delivery
  • The Lonely Station on Jan. 08, 2017

    Not overly good or bad. Standard plot line.
  • The Meaning of Life on Jan. 08, 2017

    This is one of the books that is more significant to the author than the reader.
  • The Unforgettable Names Of the Forgotten Gods on Jan. 08, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, not as good as I hoped. There are many attempts at word play, that did not do for me what the author intended them to do.
  • TrOLL Road on Jan. 15, 2017
    (no rating)
    I am on the borderline of audience for this work, I am not leaving stars. The words all flow nicely, and the plot develops well, it works in universe, the toll road perspective reminds me of the time we accidentally got on an Oklahoma toll road. Up to the end it was a nice 3 start story, then main character started drifting in reality and I didn't follow why. I am not a big horror reader, so assuming there is something genre specific here that I am not familiar with.
  • Seance Club on Jan. 15, 2017

    Not over good or bad. Develops well. The intro properly introduces the content, a nice short read.
  • Interstellar Tech Support on Jan. 15, 2017

    This story works well in the books universe and ours. I easily identified with the plight of the main character.
  • Hammerhead on Jan. 21, 2017

    Very good writing, but I am not the audience and the vivid pictures are not ones I want in my mind. I stopped reading early, but clearly well written.
  • The Wren on Jan. 21, 2017

    I only read about 5% its not overly good or bad, but I am not the audience.
  • Spinning Diamonds on Jan. 21, 2017

    Large Helicopters won't fly on Mars http://space.stackexchange.com/questions/17176/could-a-helicopter-fly-on-mars Unfortunately the plot depends on it. This is a work of Science Fantasy not Science Fiction.
  • Law's Axis on Jan. 21, 2017

    Started out the same way as the first in the series (Law's End), way to much back story in boring monologue. BUT then.... I got good... Great writing, super delivery, very enjoyable. Once it got moving it stayed moving. This is well thought out universe, the writer (and editor?) have what it takes to put a out great story that is enjoyable with strong in universe plausibility. I got the first two for free, (you set the price and I picked zero) The third (Law's War) is currently available for 99 cents and I am going to go pay for it. In a world were I can get most of my reading needs fulfilled without pulling out the credit card, it is an unusual occurrence that I do so. 3 star start, 5 star finish = 4 star book.
  • Are You Human? on Jan. 21, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original, I am not a big reader of plays. I didn't finish it for reason of personal taste. If the intro grabs your attention, you might want to give it try. .
  • The Man in the Desert on Jan. 21, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original. Makes a good bed time story.
  • The First Thing He Noticed Was Her Legs on Jan. 28, 2017
    (no rating)
    I read this in text to speech while commuting and missed some of the detail. Overall a good message with words that all work together well, in a realistic story line,
  • Law's War on Jan. 28, 2017
    (no rating)
    I read about half of it before putting it down. It was not doing the same thing for me as the previous book. I found the political situation and the technical situations with space ships unrealistic in universe.
  • Alicanto on Jan. 28, 2017

    Not overly good or bad. If there was for Gail to EVER remove her ring, and put it someplace not safe I missed it.
  • The Unmasked on Jan. 28, 2017

    All the words work well together, I thought it was a retelling of a common story line, but I was wrong. Well done.
  • The Legacy Left Behind on Jan. 29, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, very gender neutral main character. Currently only available in epub format, author should select other formats to broaden potential reader base.
  • Who's Next? on Jan. 29, 2017

    Neither character is making rational choices.
  • Dipsomapolis: a wrecked promenade through horrors of the North on Feb. 05, 2017

    The words all go together ok, essentially a mundane diary.
  • Disability, Death, or Other Circumstance on Feb. 05, 2017

    I was hoping for much more then I got in this story. A superficial look at what might have been a good story.
  • The Gift on Feb. 05, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, I would try other works by the author. but this story line is not calling me to read the next book.
  • Larco and the Quog on Feb. 05, 2017

    It did not come together as a coherent story for me.
  • Matt and Mark: The Farmhouse Adventure on Feb. 05, 2017

    Story is build on failure to make reasonable choices over and over, that somehow don't get everyone killed in timely fashion so it keeps going....
  • A Rock of Offense on Feb. 05, 2017

    Not overly good bad or original, words all go together well. Has a major trajectory issue; the target(s) are in motion, so the slightest increase or decrease without a change in direction would cause a miss, assuming there is sufficient time, which I believe there was.
  • Dear Reader on Feb. 05, 2017

    A cute quick read. Thanks
  • Dracula of the Apes - Book One: The Urn on Feb. 11, 2017

    I am not sure why this book has an Adult category label, no sex and as less violence then you might expect given the title. The book is exactly what the title, intro and dedication would have you expecting. ...dedicated to the authors of the classic novels that inspired its creation. Bram Stoker Dracula & Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes The author has a lofty goal to merge two old universes and made this first book work very well. If either of the inspirational authors was to read it, I am sure they would believe the other was the author.
  • Brother's Keeper on Feb. 11, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, The intro is a good description of the work
  • Lessons in Eating Soup on Feb. 11, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, when I read it thought the setting might be the WW2 era.
  • Shadow Lantern on Feb. 11, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, intro is an accurate description of the story.
  • The White Steed on Feb. 11, 2017

    The story flow is a bit bumpy, it could be edited to be smoother. The reality at the end works well.
  • Zombie Killer on Feb. 11, 2017

    This story worked better then I thought it would. The intro suggests it might be a bit of a fun read and it was. Still very zombie apocalyptic, but it all works well. I look forward to seeing more works by this author.
  • The Bergmann Protocol on Feb. 18, 2017

    The ending is not the surprise the author intended. The story does not flow well, everything is off balance, often I am trying to figure out why this or that is happening (lack of context). It feels like the author had a great idea for an ending, then put a bunch of words before it to make a story.
  • The Counterfeit Lighthouse on Feb. 18, 2017

    The characters feel real, and the story is ok. But I not sure how a US soldier can go AWOL in Korea and live for decades in the country under his real name without being caught. The Army is not a job you can walk away from, leaving is a major crime.
  • The Latest Version on Feb. 18, 2017

    The words all flow nicely, the message is delivered.
  • The Art of Phone Ju-Jitsu on Feb. 25, 2017

    Fun read, not overly good or bad. Pretty much what I expected given the title and intro. Only 38% of this work is the story, the rest is read my other stuff.
  • We Were Good, Once on Feb. 25, 2017

    I read 39% before putting it down, the story did not develop into anything I could follow.
  • The Ethical Philosophy of Bertrand Russell on Feb. 25, 2017

    Reads like home work, I read 24% before putting it down.
  • The Curious Affair of Scuppers Bilgewater and the Lesser Speckled Dunk Island Scrub Hen on Feb. 25, 2017

    While I was reading the story, I didn't feel comfortable with the the way the words flowed. It is a few days later, as I sit to write my review and I find that the story left a strong imprint, and that the after taste is better than the first taste. Well done, thank you
  • Here Be Dragons on Feb. 25, 2017

    Not overly good or bad,
  • Safety First on Feb. 25, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original. The words all work together nicely.
  • The Snow and The Darkness on March 03, 2017
    (no rating)
    Very good writing, Characters that have unique personalities. But I am not the audience for this book, I stopped reading at the first blood scene. I am not granting stars because I didn't read it all.
  • Kate and the Raptor Dinosaurs on March 03, 2017

    I read about 45% before putting this down. The basic premise is plausible but it needs more polish. The delivery is not mature. The character feel fictional.
  • Sixfold Fiction Winter 2016 on March 03, 2017
    (no rating)
    I read into the second story, Neither did anything for me. Not real sure if I am the target audience, but I did think I would be.
  • The Waters of Space on March 03, 2017

    The writing and story are not overly good or bad, the plot is kind of cute in a SciFi - twilight zone kind of way. It could stand a bit more polish, but in the end I enjoyed it, one of the better short works I read this week. High side of 3 stars.
  • Tales From Dark Places - The Halloween Collection on March 05, 2017

    I got part way into the first story... and the implausibility of person waiting upstairs to receive a cornea transplant from a Jane Doe murder victim. There are just so many things wrong there...
  • Murder And Mayham on March 05, 2017

    Only 40% of the words here are the title story, the rest is buy my other work. The words all go together fine. The story line is somewhat implausible and the breakthroughs unlikely. But as there does not seem to be an intent to make the work realistic, I am not holding those points against it.
  • She'll Be Right on March 05, 2017

    I am not a huge Steve Irwin fan, but I am familiar with him, and the back story behind this work. Well done, I can easily imagine this occurred exactly as written.
  • The Salt Hollows on March 05, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, Flows nicely, a bit hard to follow in places, but I believe that is by design and overall helps the story to mature. There is a line between reality and fantasy that story balances on the edge of. It is not clear which side that intent was.
  • Grand Escape on March 05, 2017

    This is not a complete work, the intro question "Will they make it?" is not answered, presumably it is when you are invited to purchase the full length novel at the end. This story is a standard Zombie Apocalypse, the intro describes the entire plot. Not overly good or bad. Minus one star for the teaser / cliff hanger
  • Bond Beyond Measure on March 11, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original. I don't feel inclined to read other works in the series.
  • Dinner At Mikey O's on March 11, 2017

    Does not stand well on its own, feels like a snippet of a larger story. There is reason for the relationship to have gotten to the point it did, and the ending 'surprise' is not supported by anything earlier in the work.
  • Fifty Shades Of Grey Hair The Menopausal Woman's Answer To E L James Second Edition on March 11, 2017

    The title and intro imply it is going to be more realistic and possibly as risque as the popular work. Seems less risque and more realistic. The writing style was rather dry, I read about 30% before putting it down. I kept thinking I was reading an intro and the story was going to start soon...
  • The Last Survivor on March 11, 2017

    Wow, great read, when I got to the end and understanding dawned, I had to read it again. The only problem I have with the story, is that the timing of an entire life and the event seem inappropriate.
  • The Legend of the Santa Lucia Cemetery on March 11, 2017

    Not overly good or bad. The intro is accurate.
  • Madeline on March 11, 2017

    A bit out of my normal line to read and enjoy. But it is well written and develops nicely.
  • Shards on March 11, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, Some parts work better then others. Example, given the characters personality and story, it is unlikely they would have gone into town for salt. It is not that important, it is available from other sources, that whole scene did not fit well into the story. The ending seemed a bit brief for the decisions and outcome, but it was in general keeping with the progression of the story.
  • So, You Wanna Build A Methlab? on March 11, 2017

    This is fun work that is a bit better than I thought it would be. Currently only available in epub, I suggest the author make other formats available.
  • The Get Even Bird on March 18, 2017

    Note to Author: David you seriously need to work on reaching a wider audience, this is is fantastic. I see you have an ISBN, so in theory Smashwords should be pushing them out to the big ebook source, but searching Google only leads me to Smashwords. Review: This second in the series is a must read after 'I Got'cha!'. The story continues just where the first left off. Everything works together perfectly. I am not going to try and describe it, no words I can write would do it justice. Now I understand why there is a ship on the cover. Reading these first two works... It almost feels like Orson Scott Card and Robert A. Heinlein wrote them together.
  • Rejects From The Idea Factory; A Flash Fiction Anthology on March 18, 2017

    There are some very good works here. I found many of them much better then other of Ray's works I have read that were written in the same time periods.
  • Timothy Chyme In Majixland Part One on March 18, 2017
    (no rating)
    Hint, Writing the intro to the first book in your series. IN ALL CAPS, implies your work has not matured to the state where others will want to read it.
  • Assassination Day on March 25, 2017

    The story continues and I continue to enjoy it. I did have a problem with Clumsy not losing his memory when his brain band was removed, it was a significant part of the plot in book one, and should have been here as well. Ultimately it is explained, but it bothered me through the entire story. Other wise a very well written story.
  • Falling for Q46F on March 25, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, as described in the intro.
  • Memorandum Alien Sexual on March 25, 2017

    That was fun.
  • Nomabduce on March 25, 2017

    Develops nicely, love the ending.
  • The Plumber's Apprentice on March 25, 2017

    Not overy good or bad, the words all work together well.
  • Moss on April 01, 2017
    (no rating)
    I read the first two chapters. They did not come together a cohesive story for me. The first chapter seemed like the start of an interesting story, the second just confused me.
  • Miniature Fiction: Another 50 Very Short Stories on April 01, 2017

    I read a couple, did not really do anything for me.
  • Fix It on April 01, 2017

    Well written, flows nicely, ends with a smile.
  • For Locals Only on April 01, 2017

    Original idea, The shark riding and all is well done. But I had issues with the plot, Assuming the locals knew of the event, the intruders should have know about the locals, it just did not feel right.
  • From the Law Offices of Robson Garrett: The Case of Television v Reality on April 01, 2017

    Not overly original, but well written.
  • LeanRx: Results May Vary on April 01, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original. The intro is accurate,
  • Naming Things on April 01, 2017

    Very well done, fits well into existing biblical 'facts'. I want to write, more but I can't improve on "Adam, Eve, and God hit a few bumps in the beginning of everything."
  • Silence of the Stars on April 01, 2017

    I didn't "get it" the distances involved seemed to be inconsistent (10x4ly vs 1400 light years) and well... I just don't see what I was supposed to get out of this story.
  • Hoist the Jolly Lucas on April 01, 2017

    The story continues, the quality stays high.
  • Missionary on April 09, 2017

    This story got my mind working, First was a struggle with the plausibility with the actions of the characters, in the end I decided they worked well with in the story. Second was the general plot, not much thinking there, similar plots have been used before. Thirdly is the title, the story ends before the title gains support from the plot, but you can see it potential in the near future.
  • Puzzles and Jokes by Zut Moon on April 09, 2017

    Extremely poorly formatted for an ebook with puzzles and jokes. A group of puzzles/jokes on one page, a list of their answers on the next page.
  • Red rover, red rover, send them over on April 09, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, but it is a fun read. I would read more from this author if more were published.
  • The Row Of Windows on April 09, 2017

    As I was reading this I was thinking it was ok, but not overly good or bad, until the end when the true impact of the story got me. Extremely well executed.
  • Shattered on April 09, 2017

    The plot does not make sense. She has special powers, she has special gloves invented by someone to protect what she touches and the only one who knows about her special power is her brother?
  • The Whistle on April 09, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, the characters should have expected the out come.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Torpedoes on April 15, 2017

    The story continues and I am enjoying it.
  • Bob, the Invisible Dragon on April 15, 2017
    (no rating)
    Still reading this one. Message to author. There are a couple of references through out the series of the author not selling any copies, nor making any money on these works, as noted in the text, this is Science Fiction, Everything is not necessarily true. If these works found their way into print, all of the proceeds could go to benefit groups that characters would approve of. No money need ever reach the Author.
  • The Great A4 Paper Swindle on April 15, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, inventive ending :)
  • The Most Famous Face You've Never Heard Of on April 15, 2017

    Just as described,
  • The Mask That Death Wore. on April 15, 2017

    Not overly good or bad. I was slightly confused as to what the back story was, but was able to follow the story line.
  • Bob, the Invisible Dragon on April 22, 2017

    This wraps up the story of that began in book one, and starts the group in a different direction. The majority of the work is about "Raging hormones".
  • Nary, Nary, Quite Contrary on April 22, 2017

    The Wilizy,against bad governments story is over :( I read 10% of this before putting it down, there seems little hope of rekindling the story I enjoyed, Following a trend in the last two books to focus on consensual, non-consensual, and profit motivated sex, this story continues along the same path, but leaves out everything that caused me to enjoy the first books so much. I won't be finishing this book or reading the others in the series.
  • Like Lambs on April 23, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original,
  • Prometheus on April 23, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original.
  • Raisinheart on April 23, 2017

    Jimmy develops nicely into real person. Flows well.
  • Walking On Ropes on April 23, 2017

    Flows nicely, well written, enjoyable. I suspected the ending about halfway through, but remained engaged to the end.
  • The Muskie Hook Re-Cast on May 03, 2017

    Not overly good or bad. The underwater scenes are difficult to track in relation to the above water scenes, the confusion lowered my enjoyment of an otherwise good coming of age tale.
  • Cure Overdose on May 03, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, mostly plausible.
  • Graffiti on May 03, 2017

    This is fun, plausible and maybe true.
  • Run, Space Cowboy, Run! on May 03, 2017

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Who Wants A Cookie? on May 03, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, kind of mundane.
  • Unraveled on May 09, 2017
    (no rating)
    I read about 16% before putting this down. The words all flow fine, but presentation of time being both linear and non-linear did not work for me.
  • The Forlorn Maggie: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery on May 13, 2017

    Not as fantastic as the first book in the series. I enjoyed this story, it quickly brought back memories of the first one, that I read more then a year ago. Not sure why I delayed reading the others, I am adding the next book to my next weeks reading list today.
  • The Outlier #2: Migrants on May 13, 2017

    Fun, not overly good or bad. Stands alone ok,
  • Mr Ron And His Remarkable Flying Machine on May 13, 2017

    Took a while to get into adventure parts, but once it going going I enjoyed the trip. Well written, I "saw" many of the scenes very clearly in the theater of my mind.
  • Revelations on May 13, 2017

    The stories are not overly good or bad, when they start to feel like the are going to develop into something more, they end.
  • Seeded on May 13, 2017

    Not overly good, bad or original. I could kind of see where the cliff hanger was trying to point me, but the vision did not develop.
  • The Sky Pirates of Gur on May 13, 2017

    The intro and closure are kind of stupid. The meat of the story is not overly good or bad. Feels like it is trying to be pulp fiction from decades ago.
  • Smokers Corner on May 13, 2017

    The plot line has been done before... Good writing, made me keep reading. The intro accurately describes the work Going to download some more from the Author.
  • Hallow on May 26, 2017

    Most of the book, is 3 stars, the ending worked well though, so 3.5 stars. If the author publishes other works in English I would like to read more. I did not notice any English as second language issues in the work. In fact I did not even suspect the author was bilingual until I went to look for other works. Good job...
  • Alien Optimism, a Little Bigotry and Wonder on May 26, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, given the back story, the questions seemed implausible.
  • Insights (A Short Story) on May 26, 2017

    Well done, great ending.
  • Introducing Serina K., Ph.D. and Future Famous Person on May 26, 2017

    Not overly good or bad at the adult reading level. A cute story for younger readers
  • Journey Through the Planets on May 26, 2017

    I only read about 10% before putting it down. To much stupid in the characters.
  • The Outlier #3: Lost Souls on May 26, 2017

    Not overly good or bad. I will be continuing the series.
  • The Pillars of Light on May 26, 2017

    Interesting and enjoyable. The ending made me smile.
  • Protectors on May 26, 2017

    The words all go together well, it makes me sad that the story needs to exist.
  • The Purloined Curio: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery on May 26, 2017

    Better then the second in the series. Well written and develops nicely.
  • Silent Echoes on May 26, 2017

    I read about 60%, the story never engaged me.
  • When the Last Light Fades: Three Stories on May 26, 2017

    I read the first two stories, not overly good or bad. But not good enough for me to continue with the third.
  • Table Fables: Bukosi - King of the Ants on May 26, 2017

    The story reads as nice as the cover looks. A nice feel good story.
  • The Helavite War on June 03, 2017
    (no rating)
    I am not the audience for this book a bit to much 'space opera' for my taste. The words all work together and the intro appears accurate, as far as I got before putting this down.
  • Me, Myself, & Feynman on June 03, 2017

    Given that the game does exist, the plausibility of the characters responses to entering and continuing in the game seemed very low. I read about 35%. Significant time had passed in the game but no one is at all concerned about getting back to their real lives.
  • Three Weeks Before Doomsday on June 03, 2017

    This is not a stand alone work, but the intro implies that so no problem. Several characters are developed and the world defined in this intro. The stories flow nicely and the words work well together. The plot just starts to thicken as this work comes to an end. It does give a good opertunity to decide if you want purchase the rest of the story. I picked this work up for free back in 2014 and just got around to reading it. Currently priced at 99 cents I would encourage the author to put this one back to free or set your own price (free if you want it, for free) to encourage more people to explore your universe.
  • A Greasy Spoon Life on June 04, 2017

    A bit strange, but fun and different
  • Unlearning on June 04, 2017

    Well done
  • The Camp on June 04, 2017
    (no rating)
    I am guessing this is the first book in a related series. If that is the case can you clearly define the order they occur or should be read in?
  • Voip on June 04, 2017

    This work is enjoyable for the way it is delivered. The plot line is rather mundane, but the delivery is great.
  • The Woman on the Pavement on June 04, 2017

    Not overly original, but well written and engaging.
  • More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories) on June 09, 2017

    The four stories are complete, and are about 50% of the words in this book. The first chapters are well defined, so you will be unlikely to accidentally get caught in a cliff hanger ( I only read the 4 stories) The stories are all well written, Parts of the fourth are at least R rated. A good mash up of different types of stories. I will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Born Into Shadows on June 09, 2017

    Not overly good or bad.
  • The Outlier #4: Zappers on June 09, 2017

    It was developing ok, a bit slowly but ok. Then it just stopped, really felt like the chasing the bad guy should have gone a bit farther. A lot of words that seem to only exist to offer context for the last couple of paragraphs that a tiny bit the series story,
  • Mobius on June 09, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, develops ok. I suspected the ending, but still enjoyed it.
  • Fragments on June 09, 2017

    Not overly good or bad, Waivers on a thin line of plausibility. I would read other works by this author.
  • Slug Teeth on June 16, 2017

    A bit weird, but a ok short read.
  • The Melancholy Scion: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery on June 16, 2017

    I read about half of this, the novelty of Lizzie has worn off for me. This story did not engage me.
  • Helmet Required on June 16, 2017

    The words all go together ok, But the story is not original and is predicable.
  • The Last Downtown Supermarket on June 16, 2017

    I was not sure where the story was going until the end, and then it was a surprise that worked very well.
  • Maelstrom: The Downing of Eagle21 on June 24, 2017

    I read the first 10% before putting this down. The story does not read like natural interactions. each scene is conceived to try and develop the background, but as the dialog is not natural the story does not flow well.
  • Fire Star on June 24, 2017

    This is not science fiction it is fantasy science (the science is fantasy) "When the outer space molecules touched a tiny fragment" Outer space, or just space, is the void that exists between celestial bodies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space Vacuum is space void of matter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum There are many more examples, in the few pages I read, before putting this book down. It reads like the author has no idea about any of the sciences and just makes stuff up as they go along.
  • Stoneweaver on June 24, 2017
    (no rating)
    I read about 40% of this work before putting it down. The reasons I didn't finish are personal preference and circumstances. Not assigning stars, as the book is not a good fit for me personally. I read this book with kindle text to speech while commuting and I prefer science fiction to fantasy. * I had difficulty following the character changes, the names are unfamiliar and being read by kindle they did not form as distinct while I was reading * Most of the characters have very similar personalities, so without the distinct names or personalities the characters did not develop uniquely in the theater of my mind. The work is not bad, it is just not a good fit for the space in my life where I tried to put it.
  • Four Warders and a Well on June 24, 2017

    I read 26% before putting it down. It did not develop into a cohesive story for me.
  • Emily Macintosh, Ghostbuster on June 24, 2017

    A really good coming of age story. I can't add anything to the intro without spoilers. Well written and develops nicely.
  • Fast Down on June 24, 2017

    Cute, Characters have distinct personalities and develop well. Fast transition from mundane, I had to read the ending twice.
  • The Petlevski Sonata on June 24, 2017

    While in series this story is not dependent on the two earlier works. But it did feel like there should be more. The story develops well, and moves along quickly. All the key points are well addressed, but the question of how/why is left unaddressed and might be explored in a novel length work. I enjoyed reading this work.
  • Second Honeymoon on June 24, 2017

    This work is timeless. While reading it (did not notice author name when I brought it up on Kindle) I thought it was reading one of the works previously published in Galaxy that has now become public domain, that I had downloaded from Project Gutenberg. I was planning on going on search for the all works by the author. Unfortunately it looks like Jen Cole has not published any new work since Dec 2014. Hoping she starts publishing again, I enjoy her works. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Science_Fiction
  • The Long Slog Back on July 01, 2017

    Too much profanity,
  • The King Of Birds on July 01, 2017

    Well written, flows nicely, stands alone well. I have looked and it does not appear the author has published anything after this work. I would like to read more.
  • Reentry Window on July 01, 2017

    Given the time travel event, the rest of the science and background events seemed to be realistic, always a requirement in good science fiction. The intro describes the story well. I enjoyed reading it.
  • Elise and the Gold Gloop on July 06, 2017
    (no rating)
    Some children's books are good no matter how old you are, this is not one of them. Its not bad, but it's not for me either. I am not the audience for this book.
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Fly on July 06, 2017

    Realistic and plausible, flows nicely. I am going to try another work by the author.
  • Coma Duo on July 15, 2017

    I read 88% before putting this down unfinished. The two main characters have opposite personalities to some extent, They discuss the pros and cons of the decisions they make. But they make stupid decisions. At the point I stopped reading, there is only one realistic scenario left to complete the story, they get arrested, and have to start putting everyone they come into contact with in a coma so they can escape.
  • The Black Hole Universe on July 15, 2017
    (no rating)
    The premise seems to be dependent on the math that I was not following. I didn't finish this. Looks like I am not the audience for the work.
  • Board Meeting on July 15, 2017

    not overly good or bad
  • Indulgence on July 15, 2017

    The words all worked together ok, but seemed a bit unrealistic. It seems that this surgery is Roberts first and only third party diet solution. Seems a bit drastic as a first choice. The contract at the end was rather pointless, it going to be unenforceable, there is no point in even let the surgery patients awaken and send them home.
  • A LifeTrade Wedding on July 15, 2017

    Not sure where the money comes from to make all of this happen, but other then that not bad.
  • Pareidolia on July 15, 2017

    Subtle :)
  • Short Attention Span on July 15, 2017

    Did not work for me... Unfinished.
  • Integra-Man and The Golden City on July 28, 2017

    I read 14% before putting this book down. The writing and plot are very simple. While not marked for young audiences, it does not feel appropriate for anyone above about 13.
  • Breakfast of Champions on July 28, 2017

    Not overly good or bad.
  • Bullfighter on July 28, 2017

    Maybe there was something I missed, seemed a bit unrealistic, like maybe there was supposed to be some hidden magic that I just missed.
  • Domestic Bliss on July 28, 2017

    Well written, develops nicely. Missed asimov's 3 laws. The next few years in this universe are going to be interesting.
  • Expressions of Freedom on July 28, 2017

    The story has been told before, but not sure the voting twist has been included before. I enjoyed the way story is delivered. The main character and myself where figuring things out at about the same speed.