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JayHawkFan1's favorite authors on Smashwords

Chris Hannon
Latest book: Perry Scrimshaw's Rite of Passage.
Published December 2, 2015. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Malcolm Torres
Latest book: The Pirate, Part III: Big Daddy.
Published March 25, 2018. (5.00 from 12 reviews)
Nick Carcano
Latest book: SNAFU: Everyone Has Their Demons.
Published July 20, 2015. (4.81 from 16 reviews)
Tom Lichtenberg
Latest book: The White-Hole Situation.
Published May 24, 2018. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by JayHawkFan1

  • The Golden Hall on Jan. 13, 2016

    Wonderful poems, epics with fighting vikings and heroes, gods and magic. This little book is full of great images and rhyming couplets. Makes you want to drink a pint and read them aloud.
  • Pirate Ghost Ships on Jan. 13, 2016

    Not fully realized but incomplete with lots of potential. Made me curious to hear more about the characters and the plot.
  • A Good Night's Sleep on Jan. 13, 2016

    Great if you like a cold blooded killer.
  • Drowndog on Jan. 13, 2016

    Presents a slice of life story covering a tragic event on a summer afternoon. Visually rich and deeply moody somehow. I'm not sure how to critique it because I'm not familiar with flash fiction (super short story). There were parts that seemed normal like you were there with the characters in the action and there other parts that seemed dreamy. With flash fiction I'm wondering if there is supposed to be more meaning, but I'm not sure. It was pleasant to read but left me wondering at the end what it was all about? I'd have to say it just left me with a sad feeling, a feeling of loss or life passing.
  • SNAFU: Everyone Has Their Demons on Jan. 14, 2016

    Great mix of WWII US Navy warfare in the Pacific and paranormal use of far out weapons. I like the way this author really gets you into the mix of characters that include Navy pilots, X-files female operator. I looked him up on Amazon and he's got a few others in this series. I really think this author is on to something new and refreshing.
  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Jan. 14, 2016

    Here in Kansas we get zero exposure to the ocean or battleships, so this story was refreshing. The sense of being on an aircraft carrier, way out on the wide open Pacific permeated this suspense thriller. The author put me in the middle of an extremely tense (deadly) situation with a great main character. Highly recommend this one.
  • The Liberator - Part 1 on April 30, 2017

    I've been reading these comics on and off for a while. They are very will drawn and imaginative. A nice alternative to the Bible.
  • The Liberator - Part 2 on April 30, 2017

    The author continues with Bible stories told in comic format. Very creative if a bit preachy.
  • 50 Best Jokes Ever on April 30, 2017

    Considering that this is one of the top 20 most downloaded books on Smashwords, I thought it would be half way decent, but I was wrong. The jokes in this book are simply not that good.
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on April 30, 2017

    I think that maybe 7 years ago when indie publishing was new, this book was more popular and got a lot of 5 star reviews, but today there are millions of indie books and this story seems a bit silly. I mean it's ok, worth a read, but not really a 5-star review in my book. It's funny, original, but kind of kooky and contrived.
  • Death Ray Butterfly on April 30, 2017

    This author makes a significant effort to keep the story rocketing along. There are many twists and turns and aspects of many styles (some are used more effectively than others). There were a few places I was completely lost but kept pushing through and it all came together. I enjoyed the author's sheer imaginative energy and determination.
  • The Pirate, Part I: The Traitor on April 30, 2017

    This really took me by surprise. After the first chapter I wasn't too sure about the main character, and as the story went on I didn't like him very much (but I couldn't stop reading). Then a few things happened in the plot and I started to like him. The thing is, the main character seems much more like a real person, and not so much like a fictional hero. He's like a lot of young guys who do something really stupid and risky and sometimes they get caught and sometimes they don't. For example, I once had a friend who managed a stock brokerage firm and committed fraud along with other managers by keeping their investor's money. He was my friend, I was ashamed of him, but I didn't hate him. I was actually kind of curious and wondering what the hell he was thinking. He went to jail for several years. Another example is I have a cousin who shot heroine for many years. He was the black sheep of the family, but now he's clean and he's just a character we all like but don't take too seriously. Well, the main character in this story does some bad things that I thought were kind of shocking and a bit funny (considering this is fiction). I don't know - it's hard to explain. He does some dumb things, some bad things, but he's not really a bad person, just a mixed up young guy. I guess my point is that I was fascinated by the story and I couldn't stop reading.