Linda Arditto


I am a mystery woman. Older and therefore wiser I hope.

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Where to find Linda Arditto online


Nun with a Gun
Series: The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,070. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Inspector Martinelli decides to take a vacation after his encounters with the vampires in the Vatican. He leaves Rome and flies to Munich in Bavaria, always hoping to meet a ‘Knight of Christ’ and maybe a few ‘Royal’ vampires. His hatred of vampires has sent him on a quest to kill as many as he can but things don’t turn out the way he planned.
Pulchritudinous Book 2
Series: Born to be King, Complete book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Puck tries to hurry things along and finds himself in more trouble than he's ever known. He travels on a journey of necessity to right a wrong that he is responsible for. PLEASE NOTE: Pulchritudinous Book 2 is the CONTINUATION from Book 1. This is not a standalone story.
A Crack in Time/The Beast Within
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: British English. Published: May 8, 2014 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
England 1851, Queen Victoria is on the throne, the year of the ‘Great Exhibition’ and the building of the Kings Cross Railway Station. ‘Big Ben’ hadn’t been constructed and London is filled with poor and destitute souls living in the filth of the slums. Can John Pitt survive these harsh conditions.
Pulchritudinous Book 1
Series: Born to be King, Complete book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,090. Language: British English. Published: January 8, 2014 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General
A young boys journey of learning. How appearances mean nothing. How you must consider others when decision making and how everything can change as you move through your life. PLEASE NOTE: This is the combined story which were published here in 10 parts.. All covers are also left in as requested by some readers. Part 1 of Book 2 is 'tagged on' at the end.
The Torans of Andor 'Out of Time' GRAPHIC NOVEL
Series: The Torans of Andor, Book1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,150. Language: Australian English. Published: November 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Was it an accident or fate which drew Peter to discover the magical Toran jewel? Did whoever or whatever that left this jewel behind intend for him to find it on a particular day with a particular intent? Passing through the portal via the jewel, our unlikely and rather cowardly hero soon finds himself thrown into a world of Volitos, Maytols and dwarf-like forest people.
A Vampire in the Vatican 'Brotherhood of the Sword'
Series: The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Luciano Martinelli is fifty-two years old and an Inspector in the Vatican City Police. It’s been an easy life for him until one day he investigates five murders, all taking place inside the Vatican. This starts his journey into a world of evil and deceit, of pagan rituals and murder.
The Torans of Andor 'Out of Time'
Series: The Torans of Andor, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,220. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Was it an accident or fate which drew Peter to discover the magical Toran jewel? Did whoever or whatever that left this jewel behind intend for him to find it on a particular day with a particular intent? Passing through the portal via the jewel, our unlikely and rather cowardly hero soon finds himself thrown into a world of Volitos, Maytols and dwarf-like forest people.

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Smashwords book reviews by Linda Arditto

  • Kalle Rabbit, Pelle Fox and the Paper Dragon on Sep. 23, 2013

    Another delightful story from this author. This series will go a long way with its style of writing. Keep up the good work. 5 stars again.
  • Kalle Rabbit, Pelle Fox and the Witch's Pantry on Oct. 06, 2013

    This story was written a little more complex than the previous two. I do prefer the simpler style but maybe that's just me. Once again the storyline and the characters are delightful. I do recommend them to anyone who has children to read to, or like me, enjoys the more innocent ways of life. 5 stars again for this author. (and NO, I don't know the author)
  • A Dark Enchantment on Oct. 10, 2013

    I thought this story was 'fresh'. Pure emotion. I couldn't relate it to anything I'd seen or read before. I read it twice in succession and hungered for more. Definitely gives you a 'thrill'. Thank you for the 'tingle'.
  • The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 4) on Oct. 20, 2013

    Fantastic read. Enjoyed every moment and there was a lot of moments. Spent quite a few hours reading this. Congratulations David. A lot of heart went into this. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • A Sunday Market Seller on Oct. 27, 2013

    HaaaHaa I like this story. I'm sure I've seen that old lady at a market or two. Most enjoyable.
  • Chocolate: Children's Poetry on Nov. 09, 2013

    I love the way children describe things. It is always an honest approach. Well done. :))
  • My Magic Box: Children's Poems on Nov. 09, 2013

    If I had to choose a favourite.....I couldn't. All are wonderful. Congratulations to the teacher who is encouraging these children, you're worth more money........but you probably won't get it. :)
  • Animal kennings (poems) on Nov. 09, 2013

    Once again the children have produced wonderful work. There understanding of the English language is obviously motivated by the teacher. Great Job!
  • Wet Behind The Ears on Nov. 23, 2013

    Very well done. Takes away some of the tension when you're unemployed. Keep going :)
  • I was Made in America on Nov. 23, 2013

    I read them all and learnt something about the man that wrote them. Very well done and very deep. Good work Chad. Keep telling them!!!
  • Sons of Monkeys - A New Study Of The Human Animal By A Down On His Luck Chinaman With A Zoology Degree on Dec. 01, 2013

    I don't know where to start !! BRILLIANT comes to mind. A refreshing new approach on an old subject that has been debated more times than I can remember. This is my new text book. I hope you make a million dollars in sales. :)))
  • The Lady Of The Roses on Dec. 03, 2013

    I envy you your experience and wish you every happiness.
  • Nigel & Jinx on Dec. 07, 2013

    Lovely artwork to describe this emotional story.
  • Squawk! A Story in Fowl Language on Dec. 07, 2013

    Interesting story and very enjoyable. Pity it didn't work in Epub file but this takes nothing away from it.
  • The offer on Dec. 07, 2013

    Beautiful story and beautifully written. I read your bio and English is your second language. Knowing that I can only say your story and the way you have described everything is brilliant. The English language is the most difficult to learn, or so my Professor at Uni told me. This would explain your minor errors such as 'cause' which should have been 'course'. These are easily fixed and do not take away from this piece of literature. Definitely 5 stars for your wonderful talent.
  • Snow and Teeth on Dec. 08, 2013

    I cannot understand how anyone would give 2 stars for this delightful story. It's definitely a 5 stars all the way :))
  • Patch Pirates Mermaid on Dec. 08, 2013

    Delightful. I wish I had time to read more. Children must love these stories read to them :))
  • Patch Pirates Ketchup on Dec. 08, 2013

    Brilliant piece of work with humor. Errors are easily fixed. 5 stars again :))
  • Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century on Dec. 09, 2013

    An excellent piece of work from Sean Patrick. Everything explained in an efficient and clear way. I read it from start to finish in one sitting. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • The True Origin of Species on Dec. 12, 2013

    Wasted my money on this one. Rehashed information and old hat theories. Definitely anti Darwin when Darwin himself said his findings weren't conclusive. I struggled to read this which was the opposite of "Sons of Monkeys' which I found a refreshing approach and actually a pleasure to read. Bibliography would have been nice to see. NOT RECOMMENDED.
  • Return Home on Dec. 12, 2013

    I don't know if my review will mean anything to those reading it but I believe this to be a fine piece of work. I don't agree with Naren & Eveline Evans, I thought the characters and scenes were described enough and left the rest to your imagination. This made it very enjoyable for me to read. If you're going to comment on grammar, make sure your own grammar is correct when doing so. Keep up the good work MaryJane. I look forward to more. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • The Day of Reckoning on Dec. 14, 2013

    Could use a lot of spelling correction, grammar correction, paragraphing and editing. After saying that, which is easily fixed, I'm only reviewing the story. It is wonderful. A detailed insight into the lives of two young men during the years of WWI. I definitely give it 5 stars with no hesitation.
  • What's there to do at the Zoo? on Dec. 14, 2013

    I recommend you create 4 line verses and put in your copyright etc. Check your rythmn in parts and punctuation. Fun and enjoyable verse.
  • The Great Excuse Book on Dec. 14, 2013

    Another that needs punctuation and paragraphing. Very funny though, I think all of them would work.
  • Blessings Of A Curse - Metric Promotional Edition - Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy on Dec. 15, 2013

    This is like reading all of 'Lord of the Rings' together. Would be better if it was broken down into 3 if not 4 books. I didn't find it boring at all but each time I picked it up I had to go back a few pages to remind myself where I was up to and what was going on. Definitely a good fantasy novel.
  • The Soul Project on Dec. 27, 2013

    This is the first Michael Arnold book I've read but it won't be the last. I'm not into sci-fi normally but this didn't go over the top. Well written with interesting characters who interact wonderfully. Nicely paced storyline. I look forward to reading more as time permits me. In case you're wondering, NO I don't know the author.
  • Potter of the Souls--A Short Story on Jan. 01, 2014

    Beautifully written short story. Full of emotion and feeling. It would be a shame for this story not to go to the major stores as it doesn't contain copyright or Licence notes but this is easily fixed. Definitely 5 stars and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Kalle Rabbit, Pelle Fox and the Hill Giant on Jan. 01, 2014

    What another wonderful story in this series. I love these characters. The writing is getting more mature and I believe this to be because the authors' son is getting older. That's my guess anyway. 5 stars again.
  • Kalle Rabbit, Pelle Fox and the Tomten’s Gift on Jan. 01, 2014

    I must have missed this one when it was first published. Wonderful series and delightful characters. Always a pleasure to read.
  • Inside the Bear's Lair on Jan. 02, 2014

    Lovely illustrations to show this compassionate story. Something for children to think about.
  • Red on Jan. 03, 2014

    Wonderful story and very well told. I will be watching for more from this author.
  • That Moment... on Jan. 06, 2014

    These stories have been written down brilliantly by C.C.Champagne. She has documented and passed on each one in a unique way with feeling. I love her attitude to life, her compassion to death and her caring nature for everyone and everything around her.
  • The Soul Project Part 2 Dark-13 on Jan. 07, 2014

    Another wonderful piece of writing by Michael Arnold. Wonderful detail when they're fighting for their lives against the 'wolves'. This is not a book to be missed.
  • French Toast on Jan. 13, 2014

    Very emotionally written short story. The synopsis doesn't do it justice. Well done!
  • The Soul Project Part 3 The Quest For The Article on Jan. 13, 2014

    Another wonderful story in this continuing saga. I don't get much time to read these days but when I do, it's a Michael Arnold book I reach for. Looking forward to reading book 4.
  • In Memory of Michelle on Jan. 14, 2014

    Very intriguing and well written short story. The idea is wonderful and I found myself actually believing it happened.
  • The Soul Project Part 4 The Curse Of The Horseshoe on Jan. 27, 2014

    Michael Arnold has a wonderful imagination. This is the basis of a good writer. Part 4 turned out to be another wonderful addition to the 'Soul Project' series and I found it a terrific read as I did with the first 3. The characters have been constructed with great thought and work very well together. I look forward to reading the continuation of this series as time permits. Another 5 stars here.
  • All expenses paid on Jan. 29, 2014

    I love Mary Jane Seeisos' writing style. I have since I read her first story. Always written with a gentleness and a unique perspective to the surroundings within the story. There are a few small errors of spelling etc. but this never takes away from the story and is easily fixed.
  • Louis, Molly & the Woodchuck on Feb. 07, 2014

    Wonderful story. This author definitely has a way with words whether he's writing for adults or children. No one could give anything but 5 stars for this story.
  • A Brief History of Perpetual Motion on Feb. 09, 2014

    Very interesting and informative history on the concept of perpetual motion. I enjoyed this read and it was a pleasure to see a decent bibliography.
  • The Mystery of the Dead Squirrels on Feb. 14, 2014

    Who would have thought someone would be curious about dead squirrels, but it paid off. Definitely an enjoyable read with interesting characters..
  • The Soul Project Part 5 Abstractors Uprising on Feb. 28, 2014

    Book 5 in the series has not wavered in quality. Again, Michael has converted his wonderful imagination into the written word. The detailed description with each characters feelings and experiences places you right there with them. Definitely value for money with each story. Highly recommending number 5 as I myself, move forward, and start to read part 6.
  • Words on March 02, 2014

    Absolutely wonderful. So much tenderness.
  • At the Edge of Forever on March 06, 2014

    A wonderful story, well written with feeling. Leonard Little is a great writer. (Extra letter in the title needs correcting)
  • I, Human Part One The New Renaissance on March 06, 2014

    Vito has created a wonderful world and realistic characters to fill that world. The android itself is on a wonderful journey of self learning and the interaction between him and the human characters is totally believable. The writing style places you right there as everything unfolds. Looking forward to reading Book II as the adventure continues. Couldn't possibly give less than 5 stars. (No I don't know the author)
  • The Soul Project 6 The Loss Of The Article on March 09, 2014

    Another brilliantly descriptive book from Michael Arnold. Wonderful dialogue between the characters. I'm not going to give away the story but it is continuous. Filled with terrific lines like 'Let the hand that has brought evil to First World be cursed onto everlasting death, never to return.' LOVE IT !!
  • Mourning From A Distance on March 09, 2014

    A wonderful short story from a new perspective.
  • I, Human Part Two An Android's Soul on March 14, 2014

    I love the way Vito brings his characters to life with wonderful interaction. This is another fantastic story continuing the androids experiences. The dialogue is wonderful and the locations are terrific. I'm not going to give away the story, but any sci-fi lover would enjoy this series.
  • Fabulous Features of Mythical Creatures on March 19, 2014

    Wonder book for children and adults. I enjoyed it ! Nice rhythm to the rhyme which isn't a common thing these days. Definitely 5 stars.
  • Star Yawns Episode 1. By David Williams. Smashwords Edition. Copyright (2012) by David Williams on March 23, 2014

    Hillarious. A 5 star effort.
  • Particle on May 21, 2014

    Wonderful story and well written. Book cover could be better but that has nothing to do with the story. Easy 5 star rating.
  • The Ugliness of Beauty on July 10, 2014

    A wonderful story and very well told except for one slight error which can be easily fixed. On page two it reads, 'They however did not realize just how tortures it was meant be.' 5 stars for this new author, just proof read a little closer. We all make these mistakes.
  • Oh Gran! on July 17, 2014

    Great story and yes I smiled often. Wish one of my grans had been like that. Lots of fun which I have no doubt every child would enjoy.
  • I, Human Part Three The Orbs of Sapentia on Dec. 03, 2014

    I never have to think twice about purchasing a book from Vito. His sci-fi fantasy, 'I, HUMAN' is the best I have read. I'll never give away the storyline as I would never take that personal experience away from anyone. I plan on reading parts four and five over Christmas. What a treat for me. Highest recommendation.
  • Tea and an Art Thief on Feb. 13, 2015

    Definitely a fun read. I enjoyed it.
  • Decocted on Feb. 22, 2015
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    I'm sorry if I offended someone by pointing out errors on this review. I was left quite a sharp message on my webpage telling me I was cruel. My apologies, I didn't intend to come across that way. I did give a 5 star review as I enjoyed the story and pointed out that any errors can be fixed.
  • I, Human Part Four The Invisible Spectrum of Light on Feb. 24, 2015

    Another brilliant piece of work by Vito. This is a riveting story and shows the author has a wonderful imagination as he takes us on this epic adventure. I agree with JohnZak, lots of intrigue and suspense. I started at Book 1 and each story is unique but links together nicely. Couldn't give anything but 5 stars again.
  • I, Human Part Five The Malevolence of Evil on Feb. 25, 2015

    Another brilliant story by Vito. Once again this author has taken us on an incredible journey. The characters are wonderful as is their interaction, it brings them to life. I'll never give away the story because I don't want to take away the experience from future readers. I'm definitely a fan. A MUST read. (No I don't know the author if anyone is wondering) and yes, I pay full price for all the books I read.