Layden McKinney


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Smashwords book reviews by Layden McKinney

  • The Letter on Nov. 20, 2011

    This is a great short story! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Look forward to more!
  • The Best Friend on Nov. 20, 2011

    Great story. Just read your short story ‘The Letter,’ and loved that one too. Will visit your main page to read all your other work. Great job!
  • The Sky Drafter on Nov. 20, 2011

    Very much enjoyed the story. Look forward to more!
  • The Shortcut on Nov. 20, 2011

    Great story! Looking forward to reading your other work.
  • The End Of Time on Nov. 20, 2011

    Glenn, I really liked this one. Nice surprise ending!
  • Soul Survivors on Nov. 23, 2011

    Very nice story Sasha.
  • The Lost Moments on Nov. 24, 2011

    Another really good story. I've only reviewed a few authors so far, but I seem to keep coming back to you. I can't wait for you to start writing stories of greater length. But I did see on your site, that all these short ones are for some short story contest. Sure hope you win! I'll keep returning to your site for more. This story made me think of my own mom and dad.
  • The Boddy in the Snowbank on Nov. 24, 2011

    Jenna. This was a great short story. Very well thought out. Great ending too!
  • Wishful Thinking on Nov. 26, 2011

    Sasha, another great work! This was a sad one, but touching.
  • The Window on Nov. 26, 2011

    Sasha, once again you have a hit! Don't know how you continue to turn out one great story after another, but, you are one of my favorite authors. I've downloaded all of your works!
  • Anthology of Short Stories From Authors Glenn C. and Sasha Gabriel on Dec. 31, 2011

    Thank you so much for providing the anthology! I guess I wasn't the only one who requested it! I just visited your website and I LOVE the Audio Book versions!! Wasn’t expecting that one! Wow!
  • Amanda Ackers and The Deep Forest Elves on Jan. 03, 2012

    Glenn, Sasha, thanks for the prerelease of this novel a week ago. Gave me a chance to read it, and I've got to tell you, I loved it! This is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I can't wait for book two! I LOVE Amanda, Thian, Tianna, Tia and the others too. Wow! Amanda goes through a lot of adventures in a very short time. Talk about a book you can't put down! Thanks again for the prerelease.
  • The Encounter on March 03, 2012

    Great story! I can see why you would want a machete close by for sure. This would make a great novella, or perhaps even turned into a novel.
  • A Night Meeting on March 03, 2012

    Really liked this short story. Not at all what I was expecting, and that made it even more interesting. I love the witty responses from the victim, "Uh... uh... uh..." I think that's what I would be saying too LOL.
  • The Mirror on March 05, 2012

    I thought this short story was very well done. Could feel the emotions and the desire to do what has passed you by.
  • When Is Ever After? on March 05, 2012

    Great story! My sister always said she felt this way, up until she did meet someone at work, fell in love and got married. Perhaps the author knew my sister? Nah, but it sure does sound like her.
  • The Magic Bag on March 05, 2012

    Another great story Sasha. Seems like such a nice doctor, loving, caring, gentle...
  • The Snow Globes on March 05, 2012

    What a great short story. My wife and I read a lot of stories to our two daughters before bed or on rainy days. It was raining the other day and read this story. Later that evening, our youngest daughter came into the kitchen holding... yes, a snowglobe. She had a serious expression as she said, "Daddy, I think I saw the eyes move on Santa. Do you think he's alright?" I smiled and said, "Oh he's fine honey. That's how he knows whether you're naughty or nice you know." She looked at Santa seated in his sled for a moment, then looked up and with a smile said, "Okay. But I'm putting him in the closet, cause I don't want him to see what I'm going to do tomorrow." Then she skipped off to her room. My wife and I were awake the whole night trying to figure out what she was going to do the next morning. Now, we wonder what she did, since we never found anything. The thing is, she had the biggest smile on her face the following couple of days. It's been driving us nuts!
  • Murder On The Mountain on March 05, 2012

    Very clever writing. I was not expecting that for an ending. Well done!
  • The Watchman on March 05, 2012

    A very well written short story. Liked this one a lot, but I think the Mirror is still my favorite of yours.
  • Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches on March 28, 2012

    Outstanding! This is even better than Book One! I was one who was fortunate enough to have received an advance copy. I do not know the authors, just emailed and asked if I could get an early copy. In this new book, we find out how Amanda was able to do all the amazing things she did back on the earth realm, when she fought the frilled lizards, the huge flying lizards, the giant porcupine parrot flying creatures, and the gigantic snakes. Why she was driven up the mountain and could not find her way down, and was forced off the cliff. Amanda and her friends encounter many fierce battles with witches, wizards and terrifying creatures. If you have not read Book One yet, you need to start with that one, because this is a continuation of where Book One left off. This is a have to read book!