James Jenkins


I like to read, OK you figured that out before you started reading this...

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.
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 I did not have to pay for this work! 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.

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  • 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.
  • Terminal Sunday on May 30, 2013

    A well written, well thought out story. I enjoyed it an am on my way to find more by the same author.
  • 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.
  • The Moon is Cheese: Correspondence of a science abuser on June 08, 2013

    This books is presented as fiction, but I am pretty sure it has a stronger hold in reality then fiction. In any case it is a great short read for the fan of science and/or fiction.
  • 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.
  • Wild:Part I on July 06, 2013

    Kind of strange, what should be several months/years of experience happen in a few hours. I found it kind of bumpy in places but readable.
  • 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.
  • The Invisible War on July 19, 2013
    (no rating)
    I kind of feel obligated to write something, as there are no existing reviews. I read it but, the story never really grabbed my attention.
  • 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.
  • Death on July 19, 2013

    Well written, transcends specific religions.
  • The Dome on July 21, 2013

    I knew in the first couple of page, it was a well written story that I was going enjoy reading. I skipped past the big sex scene, just because the rest of the story was so good, I did not want to be distracted. Other then that I have not seen anything on the news, there is no reason for this not to be true story. Extremely well written with both narrative and multiple fist person perspectives. I don't recall reading anything quite like it before, very refreshing. Epilog wraps up the end and does not leave you hanging. Will be looking for more work by George Hoepfner
  • Fractured Neverland: We Are The Pickwicks on July 27, 2013

    Very cute
  • Gordon: a Tale of Heartbreak and Adventure on Aug. 01, 2013

    Great story, like Nemo only different :)
  • 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.
  • How The Woot-Woot Girl Went Gently Into The Good Night And Other Applicable Stories on Aug. 24, 2013
    (no rating)
    Only a table of contents no stories
  • 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.
  • In Space No One Can Hear You Scream on Sep. 21, 2013

    Short and cute. Worth the time read, might make you want to see what else the author has.
  • Twas the Night on Sep. 27, 2013

    Quick, cute and different.
  • Same Time Next Year at the Spaceport Cafe on Sep. 27, 2013

    Enjoyable, third party look at two lovers who meet at spaceport cafe.
  • The Price of Happiness: $10 on Sep. 27, 2013

    Slightly different, but does not feel real.
  • 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/
  • I Am Not White on Oct. 05, 2013

    I grabbed a few books and tossed on to the kindle, this was one of them. I had forgotten the description by the time I started reading, I was just enjoying a light story waiting for the plot to develop: WAIT, screeching halt! There is a lot more going on here then it seems at first glance. Go back to the first page, this time "read it". I will be reading it again, and probably again, this an extremely well thought out work, there are a lot of messages, and I may have missed a couple. Adding to favorite Authors, and going to get more works.
  • 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 :(
  • Walk a Mile on Oct. 11, 2013

    Great short story. It flows nicely, just enough words for the plot. Nothing extra nothing missing. Adding to my Favorite Authors hoping there will be more.
  • Deep Penitentiary 6 on Oct. 19, 2013

    Everything the description promises is here. If you enjoyed the move Kill Bill, you will probably enjoy this book. There are similarities but did not strike me as a clone. Story flows nicely, and is worth 4 stars, but the descriptiveness of the scenes was great, just enough that my minds eye could see most of the scenes in vivid color.
  • 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 :)
  • Darlings of Sci-Fi (Young Adult Anthology) on Nov. 03, 2013

    The first "story"is a teaser; "read more here" I scanned around a bit thinking there might be a whole story some place but did not find it. This is not a collection of short stories!
  • 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.
  • Small White Room on Nov. 05, 2013

    The words all go together well, but the story does not make any sense. If you have read the description then you have as much enlightenment about the story as you will have after reading it.
  • Dead Man's Mail on Nov. 05, 2013

    More satire than horror, Actually there is not really any horror. but a there is a fun bit of humor. In all likelihood this documentary of actual events.
  • 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.
  • Lady In The Box on Nov. 16, 2013

    A different take on the whole Jinni in a bottle story line. Flows and read well. Most (all?) of the adult content is suggestive rather than descriptive.
  • 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.
  • All Flesh Is Grass on Dec. 06, 2013

    The ending was obvious, AFTER i read it. Did not see that coming and no idea why. Great work going to look for more.
  • 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.
  • The Cruel Path on Dec. 08, 2013

    Interesting story line and good delivery. The story takes a couple steps back in forth in the time line of the story, and does a great job of building anticipation. I was a little confused about exactly when the journey on the "Green Path" began, but the more I think about it, the more I think it is as it should be. I identified with the characters, and was with them every step of the way.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ignorance of the Law on Dec. 12, 2013

    Funny, never really falls into the "hard science fiction, yeah I can believe that", but as a funny tale for science fiction fans ready to step away from believable science for bit, it is fun.
  • Baby Wipes on Dec. 15, 2013

    If you don't pay attention when reading this story you might miss some key points (like how the earth was destroyed). I found the concept of distribution of intelligence, interesting and fresh. Well written other then being a little bumpy at the start flows well. The bumpy start, might have been written differently, but it does come together after you have read the whole story. Worth reading twice.
  • 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.
  • Home On LaGrange on Dec. 15, 2013

    I am pretty sure, this is not fiction. Just not sure how the work is published in our time, as it happens in the future.
  • 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.
  • Ziora's Surprise on Dec. 20, 2013
    (no rating)
    2 positive reviews by 2 people who only review your work. Hmm....
  • 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.
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Babbers! (A Short Sci-Fi Story #1) on Dec. 25, 2013

    A sad start to a what is intended to be happy ending Christmas story. I never got pulled into the story enough to feel the happy ending.
  • Death of a Salesman's Boss on Dec. 25, 2013

    This is written to meet some specific criteria, which are described at the start. I kept feeling like the story could be better. It's not bad, but not really good either. I think I will go sample a couple other of the author's works, there is promise here.
  • Stuffed Monster on Dec. 27, 2013

    Fun story,
  • Hey, Baby on Dec. 27, 2013

    3.5 stars, interesting and flows well.
  • Improper Improvisations 1 on Jan. 03, 2014

    A bunch of fun stories. Looking for more.
  • Lab Rats on Jan. 03, 2014

    Starts with lots of promise, but then it starts reading like a home work assignment. Names of pheromones are included WAY TO OFTEN, and attempts to weave them into the story become boring.
  • 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...
  • Dark on Jan. 18, 2014

    Not executed to the same standard of some of the authors better works. Good start and ok end, but rather lame in the middle.
  • 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).
  • Advertising on the Brain on Jan. 24, 2014

    Well executed.
  • The Correct Way to Fill Out Form PCR-103-u on Jan. 24, 2014

    The beginning reminded me of another short story I read not to long ago (can't recall the name). This had a better ending then the other. Last page of the book offers links to some of her other works (none on Smashwords currently)
  • 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 Interview on Jan. 26, 2014

    Flows nicely, just barely Sci-Fi but still a fun read.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brainwash on Feb. 06, 2014

    There is no set up in the beginning of the story. Some one sits down at desk and starts spouting their beliefs. Stupid and boring, did not finish.
  • Ghosts of Nyzon 5 on Feb. 06, 2014

    Interesting concept, but the plot is poorly executed. I found everything to feel like someone telling a story, I never got that ring of realism. As an example, the universe has instant communication between star system, ok no problem, but you have a huge problem developing and you wait a month for a pilot (minor character) to arrive at another star base before sending help. This is but one example, every plot development was similarly lame.
  • Nice Weather We're Having Today on Feb. 06, 2014

    I tagged this one as 'read again' in my library. A short work, that mixes so many concepts in so many ways so nicely. The scenes are described wonderfully, and the story has unexpected twist near the end,
  • 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.
  • Gray's World on Feb. 09, 2014

    This was the second book I have read by this author the first being 'The Pen'. Given that this is the first in the authors 'Space and Speculation' series, it seemed a good candidate to see if I wanted to read more by the author. I don't want to read more.
  • 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 Mafia Emblem on Feb. 21, 2014
    (no rating)
    Your books description, gives the impression that editing is very low on your priority list.
  • 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.
  • Man Sues Machine - Judicial First on March 05, 2014

    I got this book for free during the "Read an Ebook Week'' sale. I would rate it about 3.5 stars not bad, but room to improve. I am not really drawn to look for more books by the author. The story idea was interesting, but it felt chopped up, and I never got a flow like I was living/believing it.
  • 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.
  • The Nexus on March 14, 2014

    I previously got this work on Amazon (with DRM) and now it is here DRM free. Grabbing the DRM free version now. The following is the review I wrote on Amazon April 26, 2012 Think twice before starting this book on work night, I was up very late reading "one more part". The main character is a natural female "James Bond". She has a natural talent for doing the skills that make being a spy, special forces agent or criminal someone special. The writing is very smooth, and I felt that every action was reasonable and believable in the characters universe.
  • 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...
  • Disclosure - Is This the First ET Interview? on March 15, 2014

    This is transcript of an interview with an ET. Other than the fact that the men in black have not removed it from the internet, it is completely believable. Williams is an annoying interviewer, who fits perfectly into the mold of the story, the ET has exactly the right answers so by the end I was convinced this was a true transcription. I picked this up during the recent free book offer, and now I am going to have to seriously consider laying out real money to read some of the authors other works.
  • 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.
  • Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole) on March 15, 2014

    A different perspective on visitors to Earth. I enjoyed the read.
  • 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 Last Moment Loop on March 20, 2014

    Well written with a good flow,
  • At the End of the Universe on March 20, 2014

    I am not up to the task of writing a review for a work of this quality. It was real, it was believable, and I was emotionally involved with the character very early. Goes in the read again pile and will be looking for other works by the author.
  • Harold Creeny's Unfortunate Day on March 28, 2014

    An interesting look at risk and OCD.
  • 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.
  • Bad Apple on April 09, 2014

    3.5 stars The words and story flow nicely, but the ending felt very out of character for the person of Jonagold. But the writing was nice enough that I will be giving another work by the author a look.
  • 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 Spirit Of The Game on April 13, 2014

    Real characters, with a plausible story line.
  • 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.
  • A.K.A. The Alien on May 15, 2014

    True future history here... It has not happened to us yet, but pretty sure it will. Read this a few days ago, and still smiling at the way somethings turned out :)
  • 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.
  • The Mermaids of the Darian Coast on May 31, 2014

    A moderately interesting mix of history and lore. It does not cause me to go seeking other works by the author, nor does it make me want to avoid other works should I come across any that look interesting.
  • Miniature Fiction: 50 Very Short Stories on May 31, 2014
    (no rating)
    To short for me, I read the first 5 and stopped.
  • Socrates, Unafraid on May 31, 2014

    Requires a familiarity with historic figure Socrates, to fully grasp the goings on.
  • First One There Dies on May 31, 2014

    Slightly implausible in a few plot points, but not terrible. Another fun read by Ray.
  • Does Not Meet Our Needs on May 31, 2014

    An important read for aspiring authors.
  • 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.
  • Leonard And Molly on May 31, 2014

    There are some strange but believable twists in this one.
  • 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.
  • Main Street Tavern on June 01, 2014

    An often told tale, with no significant improvement. It should have brought me some emotional response or some sense of mystery, it did neither.
  • 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?)
  • The Golden Mask on July 06, 2014

    Not particularly good or bad. It never felt like it could have been real.
  • 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.
  • Castles Made of Sand on July 06, 2014

    The authors description of the work is accurate, not super engaging as is, but I do feel like I would like to try another work by the same author.
  • 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 (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.
  • A. K. A. The Alien: series 2 on July 06, 2014

    And the fun continues, not a stand alone. If you have not read the first one, go get it. I liked the second a bit more than the first, but you definitely need to the first to full appreciate the second one. I am waiting for the third, so guess I will need to add Lindsay Tomlinson to my favorite author list so I will be sure to check in once in while to see if part 3 is out yet.
  • 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.
  • Old Man on July 10, 2014

    Not super good or bad. I read and enjoyed it, but no big surprises or disappointments.
  • 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.
  • Land For Peace on July 17, 2014

    A nice short story, not overly good or bad. I will be looking to down some other works by the author.
  • Best Intentions on July 17, 2014

    Every relationship is different, this one a bit more different than some others.
  • Interstellar Conference Call: ET Calls Collect on July 17, 2014

    This is a funny wacky adventure, I enjoyed reading it will be looking for more by the author. The main character occasionally speaks directly to the reader, a writing style that is difficult to accomplish well, done very nicely.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ripples of Desire on Aug. 03, 2014

    Well done, thank you.
  • 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.
  • Nessie on Aug. 21, 2014

    Cute, easily worth the couple of minutes it takes to read.
  • No Yetis Up Here... on Aug. 21, 2014

    Kind of like Forest Gump, but different. The stupidity is not annoying, fun to read, not really sure what happened at the end, but it seem right in the context of the story.
  • 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.
  • Something in the Stars on Aug. 21, 2014

    Part 1 while another book in the series is published on Smashwords a few days earlier? This work says email the author for details on the series? I don't think so, there is a reason Smashwords has a 'byseries' grouping see https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/14703
  • 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.
  • Ephemeral Species Book One - The Dawning on Sep. 01, 2014

    This try's to set it's self in the near future of our universe, but the choices made to make the plot continue drive the story away from believability. I read 26% before giving up. 1. Security Ratings high enough to work in this story, are not given to people who communicate their findings via twitter to the world and the government. 2.... Well there are just to many to list.
  • 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.
  • Return to Gray's World on Sep. 06, 2014
    (no rating)
    This is the third book in a series, currently offered for free, while the first book is being sold for 99 cents. The author may want to reverse the pricing, if the first is worth 99 cents, offer it free and presumably people will pay for the second and third.
  • Now - Being and Becoming on Sep. 10, 2014

    I read 16% before putting this one down. The writing is fine, and if you have not read more then a couple of existence after death stories you might want to read it all. There is nothing in the first 16% that I have not read several times before. Different words of course, but same plot, no surprises.
  • 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
  • Voyage: Embarkation #1 Setting Sail on Sep. 18, 2014

    I read 32% before giving up. The universe/story is not constructed to be believable.
  • Diary of a Teenage Time Traveler on Sep. 18, 2014

    Well written stand alone short work. While it seems to be foundation for other works by the author, you can read it without feeling like you missed something. The story flows well, and the main character has personality. A fun read even if you have not been a 'young adult' for a long time.
  • 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.
  • The Final Stand (Intergalactic Pandemonium Part 1) on Sep. 18, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, I read this one early in the week. I had to scan several pages at review time to remember what it was about. It did not grab me enough to read others in the series, nor was it bad enough to make me stop checking out other works by the author.
  • Teeny Weenie Man (A short, completely believable story) on Sep. 18, 2014

    Nice pace and story line. "A short, completely believable story" = True
  • Plague of Cats on Sep. 25, 2014

    Not overly good or bad, Seems to be an established character no idea or clues where this book falls in the series. I have not read others with the character. Not sure if a it would have been better, had I read an earlier work in the series first.
  • 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 Ghost & Captain Kirk on Sep. 25, 2014

    A quick fun read, I picked it up because I just could not imagine how the two title characters could come together, but the author does it in a plausible, though unlikely journey.
  • The Dwarf Child: One on Sep. 25, 2014
    (no rating)
    Not overly good or bad, I read 39% before putting it down. This seems to be the beginning of an epic journey, which I did not feel compelled to get attached to. I spent much of the time reading not fully understanding what was developing. I find the premise "the moon is tied to the earth by a slowly decaying chain" interesting, but I did not get far enough to encounter it. Not giving stars, because this work feels like it needs to be judged on it's entirety, and I did not finish it.
  • The Spell-checker Cat on Sep. 25, 2014

    Fun and fanciful, after reading I sent a link to a coworker who has feline children.
  • Bunny With A Saw on Sep. 25, 2014

    A strange journey, not sure how Bunny & Saw fit in, as the words and concepts only appear in the title.
  • Mom, What's Diabetes on Sep. 25, 2014

    The audience for this work is the child who would ask the title question. I have some familiarity with type I diabetes, as does my wife we read this together and enjoyed it. The images in the work are fun, and add that extra bit that makes this a good candidate for a beginning book on diabetes. Not a replacement for education by a diabetes specialist, it does set ground work, for understanding the principles.
  • 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.
  • The Grateful Girl on Sep. 27, 2014

    The characters transformation seemed unrealistically quick and happy. A cute fairy tale. I will be checking out the next one.
  • 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 Conversation Before Dinner on Oct. 02, 2014

    If you have read Aesop's Fables there is nothing really new here, if you haven't this might give you cause to go look for it. Well written and flows nicely.
  • 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.
  • The Fateful Time on Oct. 02, 2014

    Time travel, life & death. This is one woman's journey down a path I have read several times before. The main character responds to each event in a completely believable fashion. I don't believe Cherie ever read a book about time travel, but the author has and wrote her way around many common issues in a quick and decisive story.
  • 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.
  • A Better Way to Stop Pirates on Oct. 09, 2014
    (no rating)
    This talking animal adventure story seem more appropriate for children than young adults or teens, and way to simple for adults. I read 36% it flows nicely and is well written (as far as I got) but not an adult book. Not assigning stars as did not finish it, the premise and what I read are not bad, just not for me.
  • 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 Demon Who Dreamed He Was a Boy (Single) on Oct. 16, 2014

    Almost as good as the intro suggests, this was a fun short read. I will want to read other works by the author.
  • Two Timing on Oct. 16, 2014

    Time travel and choices lead to an unusual ending. While the basic premise is not unique, the story is well told and gets better as it progresses.
  • 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 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.
  • Meat Eater on Oct. 26, 2014

    The title and intro are misleading. Meat eating does not play a notable role in the story, nor do the animals "conspire to ruin his day".
  • 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 Lighthouse: a short story on Oct. 30, 2014

    Good story, flows nicely, develops well.
  • Midnight at the Bowling Alley on Oct. 30, 2014

    I just read the version from Jan 2014, I can't speak to the new version. But this one was OK, The introduction and title describe the story well.
  • 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.
  • The Last Bus Home on Nov. 02, 2014

    The story line is not unique, but is a well written believable characters.
  • Disposable on Nov. 02, 2014

    More of story than a rant, it is journey down a road that is bit unrealistic, but the story works well as a vehicle for the message.
  • Double Time on Nov. 02, 2014
    (no rating)
    This looks like a duplicate of https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/481299 Two Timing.
  • The Wicked Descend on Nov. 06, 2014

    I stopped after "His first opportunity to leave the earth's atmosphere would carry him to the edge of the solar system" ... "it was time to select the flight crew that would be joining him" Because having an inexperienced commanding officer, just screams 'STOP READING NOW'.
  • 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.
  • To Catch a Salaryman (Single) on Nov. 09, 2014

    There is an adult theme here, maybe a bit more than suggested by the intro. The story develops, in a not overly surprising fashion, with one or two unexpected twists. There are characters to both love and hate in the story.
  • 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.
  • Viridium Adventures - Paranormal Astral Missions! on Nov. 25, 2014

    The title and intro accurately describe the work. The work is somewhat orientated towards personal missions of the authors. I found the overview of their vision interesting.
  • 12:08 on Nov. 25, 2014

    Read 31% before stopping. Read this with my wife (Kindle text to speech) while driving. The story was slow to develop, ok so there is something going on with hummingbirds and strange things are happening, but why? Background things keeping happening that only seem to serve to make the story drag on. Not seeing anything developing, we decided to stop reading.
  • 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.
  • Free Falling on Dec. 05, 2014

    This is very well written and the story develops in a realistic and believable way. I stopped reading at 50% because I really did not like the bad guy, and did not want to spend anymore time with him. I will be looking for other works by the author as I enjoy the style and quality of her writing. I just don't want to be that close to the bad guy.
  • Summer Appetite on Dec. 10, 2014

    Well written, flows nicely, vivid images and a twist. I will be looking for more works by the Author!
  • The Professor's Conundrum on Dec. 10, 2014

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

    Fun read & interesting solution.
  • The Majik: Kara's Story on Dec. 10, 2014
    (no rating)
    I read 20% and stopped, I was lost from the beginning. It seems like it might be fan faction for some universe that I am not familiar with.
  • 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.
  • The Legend: The Mystery of Herobrine, Book One - The Start of a Quest on Dec. 10, 2014

    I don't play minecraft but have thought about it. Still thinking about it after reading this book.
  • Three Men Walk Into A Bar.... on Dec. 18, 2014

    Very enjoyable read, This is my second read of works by the author starting to notice a trend. Well executed story.
  • 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.
  • Waiting For on Dec. 18, 2014

    not overly good or bad, plot line seems unrealistic.
  • The Short Adventure of Beatrix Weiland on Dec. 18, 2014

    Read 20% before giving up, the story never engaged me.
  • 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.
  • The Major's Donkey on Dec. 24, 2014

    Ok maybe 3.5 stars, a bit better than average. The story line is not overly unique but it is delivered in a very believable fashion. While I am not tempted to read it again, I do want to go look for other works by the author.
  • Deadline on Dec. 24, 2014

    not overly good or bad, read it a couple days ago and the story has faded from my memory.
  • To Kill a Priest - The Priors, Episode 1 on Dec. 31, 2014

    The plot line is not unusual (ex-bad guy, tries to make good, while his old team mates try to kill him) but is more poorly written/developed then most. I did read 45% but gave up after the hero stole a car to leave his secure lodging and went to a cafe for a nap while leaving the stolen car parked in front of the cafe (presumably). The author tries to make this scene seem less stupid than this but failed.
  • 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.
  • A. K. A. The Alien: series 3 on Jan. 15, 2015

    The story just keeps getting better! This is not a stand alone, consider it chapter 3 and go read the other two first. The characters are real, they have depth and uniqueness. The plot and story line are 100% believable. When the final chapter is written I fully expect to see this published in print and at the book store.
  • 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.
  • Tech, Lies, and Wizardry on Jan. 15, 2015

    I read 55% before putting it down. The characters did not develop their personalities well. I felt like I was reading part of a series and had missed important history. It may be a prequel. but there is no indication in the intro of related works. The story has the potential to be a James Bondish Opera kind of work, but as is important parts are missing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider on Jan. 31, 2015

    I enjoyed the journey this story took me on, there were a few time/scene changes that were rather bumpy. I occasionally had to go back a couple paragraphs and figure out what happened. This may have been from formatting losses (reading on a kindle white, mobi) or that the major scene changes were not defined by the author. I probably would have gone with 4 stars had it not been for the bumps. I would read other works by this author.
  • 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...
  • The Imperium: A Terra Bellum Story on Jan. 31, 2015

    Kind of a bumpy start, but the story of the 4 main characters was worth reading. Not overly good or bad, there is only a distant relationship between the many story and the intro, this is really about 4 soldiers, 2 men and 2 women who live and fight together.
  • 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.
  • Queen Jane Bible on Jan. 31, 2015

    I love the idea of this book, and a perfect quote is used for the intro. Downloading it just because I can't imagine not having it in my library. 2:7 And the Lady Goddess formed woman of the dust of the ground, and breathed into her nostrils the breath of life; and woman became a living soul.
  • Comb on Feb. 05, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, not overly original.
  • 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.
  • The Man With Two Bodies 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.
  • IT - Pieces in the Dark on Feb. 05, 2015

    I read 5% before putting this away. (ok I didn't really read all those words, but I did scan through most of them). There are way to many words that don't add anything. Not sure if there is a story here or not, but I didn't find one
  • An Account of a Curious Encounter: A Professor Arnustace steampunk mystery on Feb. 05, 2015

    A very well thought out universe for such a short work. I would like to read the next work in the series.
  • The Ghost on the Wall on Feb. 05, 2015

    I got this book with the title "Jimmy Cruise, Last Chance", I read about 35% before putting it down. Started interesting but kind of fizzled out in the middle.
  • 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).
  • This is the Fun Bus on Feb. 12, 2015

    Kind of strange, not overly good or bad.
  • 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 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.
  • Courage of a Coward on Feb. 19, 2015

    Positive life lesson in an engaging story.
  • 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.
  • Sirens Tale on Feb. 22, 2015

    As part two of a series this might be 3 stars, as part two of a series where part one (Sirens Call) is not published it is 2 stars. You can read it without part one, but there is to much missing to make it enjoyable.
  • 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.
  • Firehurler on March 05, 2015

    I only read the first 2% or so of this work (maybe the first 5,000 words) there is to much back story early in the work, and it is a really long book. I felt like it was going to be one of those works were there are lots of stupid side tracks who's only purpose is to increase the word count.
  • The Tenth Life of Vicki Torres on March 05, 2015

    Not sure I would call this a romance novel, more of an apocalyptic fantasy work. The story flowed nicely. The development of both primary characters and their integration was well done. Other current works by the Author seem to be more romance focused (not my style) so I am going to skip them, but I enjoyed this work. Currently this work is only available in Epub, I had to convert it to read on my kindle, I would suggest the author make other formats available, not everyone has Calibre.
  • Fear of the Uninvited on March 05, 2015

    I read the first two stories and put this away the stories do not flow well, while there are some ok ideas here, they need more work before being published for consumers to read.
  • 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.
  • Astronaut School on March 05, 2015

    I could only read half of this short work. I was not able to bring the title, the intro and the story into alignment.
  • 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.
  • Ambrosia on March 05, 2015

    Strange and different. It was not as good as I hoped. As I read the long intro (for the first time) I see that the mixed capitals was by intent. While reading I did not pick on the intent, so maybe I missed something by not being aware.
  • 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.
  • Authors vs. Goodreads on March 12, 2015

    I read 46%, I am not an author, nor am I a member of Goodreads. It sounds like there are some good arguments indicating room to improve the Goodreads experience. But the work in it's current format reads more like a rant than an objective review of the site, given that the ranting is about getting poor (as in quality) reviews...
  • 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.
  • Fool's Gold on March 22, 2015

    I read the first 8 chapters (55%) and as Bruce Carroll mentions in his review this book is intended as a comic, non-realistic story. I occasionally like these types of works, but this work did not engage me, I did not finding it funny, just stupid.
  • 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.
  • Zeb and Bunny Build Russian Dolls on March 22, 2015

    I read 48% this is a story that has been told many times, usually it is told better.
  • 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"
  • The Fall of Imaginings on March 22, 2015

    This book is bit better than average but still closer to 3 than 4 stars. It flows well, and tells a believable story. The intro is accurate but I think it undersells what you get in this work. In looking for a one word category for this work I would pick "escapism"
  • Veterans on March 22, 2015

    Not overly good or bad, a nice read.
  • Chained Freedom- A Free Fantasy on March 22, 2015

    I would like to give 3.5 stars on this one, just a bit above average and on reflection a bit closer to 4 than 3. The story flows nicely and Tana becomes a real person as the story progresses. This looks like the authors only work on smashwords, I will be keeping an eye out for more.
  • 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.
  • The Bathroom Incident at Dunmaster Academy on April 02, 2015

    The title and intro undersell the story, but they are accurate. The main character is engaging, and the ending was more dramatic than I expected, I had to go back and read the ending again; "oh wait, did that really just happen?"
  • 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.
  • The Space Between (Tribes of the Hakahei: Book 1) on April 16, 2015

    I read 21% (end of chapter 6) before putting this book away. There is potential in the story line, but I did not become engaged in the story. It seem like Kim presumably is a/the main character in the work, but she never felt real.
  • God Magic on April 16, 2015

    The description sounds interesting, but when I stopped at 11% into the book there was no indication that the plot line would develop. I put the book down shortly after the two male characters are eating dinner in a restaurant and one is pushing his food around the plate, in yet another seemingly irrelevant paragraph.
  • 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.
  • Clean-up Time in Peaceville (A Free Short Story) on April 16, 2015

    There is an attempt to deliver a political message (or so I gather from the description), but the work is not engaging, and the story line is stupid. I read a couple of minutes (40%) and just could not read any further.
  • 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.