Inspector Martinelli is summoned to the Vatican two days after he returns from Bavaria. The pontiff is concerned that the Aesinas Codex, an ancient text sought after by Himmler and the Gestapo during world war two, has been high jacked from an armoured truck while being transported a short distance from Rome to the Vatican City.
Sally Virtue is 10 years old and an only child; living in a small town in Texas. She finds life boring, but looks forward to visiting her gran in Austin to break the monotony of her mundane life.
Fear of spiders is nothing compared to living next door to a murderer.
Let Sally tell you her version of events and exactly what happened.
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.
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 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.
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. Larger sample is available in 'The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli Book 1'.
I bought this book out of curiosity. The title roped me in. The free read intrigued me.I haven't laughed so much in years.Being female I must admit some of the laughter was evil as I recognised other women I know (not me).
Definitely a great read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to at least smile....and no, I don't know the author.
What a delightful little story. I admit I'm far from being a child but it did make me smile. I believe its air of innocence makes it a pleasure for anyone to read. Heading off to read the second in this series.
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'.
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. :)))
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a brilliantly written psychological conversation with a wonderful religious philosophy. (Well that's how I would describe it).
Vito has taken us places we may never enter without this little 'push'.
It was an absolute pleasure to read even though when I reached the end I did say "Oh NO!"
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.
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)
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 !!
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.
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.
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.
on Feb. 22, 2015
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.
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.
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.
This is sci-fi at its best.
Vitos' creation of aliens is brilliant and as he takes you on this remarkable journey, (from a military perspective) I found I was drawn in once again.
The 'I HUMAN' series is my absolute favourite sci-fi.
I've already read this book twice and will start with Part 1 again while waiting for the next.
I think the authors' skill is shown in a short piece of work.
Sometimes fewer words are better.
I enjoyed it very much and I can understand Ivan Popov when he said 'no characters'. It would be an interesting perspective through the eyes of a single person. This is how someone else would have done it; but the author chose to write it this way.
Getting back to the written story; as it stands it is wonderfully presented. A 5 star write.
I can't believe this has been sitting here at Smashwords for over three years and hasn't had a review.
Brilliant story. The dialogue is true to life and wonderful. The end was a surprise.
Ms Brooks is a top writer.
Sorry I can't give 10 stars.
This story covers subject matter that is very difficult to write about.
I believe C.S.Vance has done a wonderful job in conveying this to the reader.
I found this flash fiction a pleasure to read even though it was a little scary because of the subject.
Another wonderful read from Michael Arnold.
After reading many books by Michael I have come to expect a high standard from this author.
He never fails to deliver. Will be reading 'The Soul Project 8' as soon as time permits.
Extremely good value for money. (Yes, I pay for all the books I read here).
Another HIGHLY RECOMMENDED story.
Had to write this again as I made a gramma error the first time HaaaHaa.
I've only read half this book but it is enough to be able to leave a review.
A few words come to mind; bizarre, creepy, scary, twisted, oh I could go on.......
I wish I could write as well as Caroline Wood.
She is an author in the true sense of the word.
They say; 'A professional author is an amateur author who didn't give up.'
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and look forward to reading her other works.
Where do I possibly start with this novel?
Ok, Noah Quince has mental health issues, that becomes obvious as you turn the pages. Both Noah and the characters around him interact wonderfully. (It's difficult to review this without giving away the story).
I made the mistake of starting this novel just before dinner time. (I like to be in bed by 9.30pm)
I have a very early start each morning and found it difficult to put down. (obviously I didn't have the willpower)
Then I had a brilliant idea, (didn't quite turn out the way I planned)
I hadn't charged my IPhone 6+ (nice big screen) so thought if I didn't charge it and downloaded the book to there I could read it in bed and when the battery died I would be forced to stop for the night. Good plan? (I thought so)
Well I hadn't accounted for Apples new technology with batteries and finished the book a little after midnight (9% battery left).
Needless to say the book was riveting.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this read.
No I don't know the author.
Yes I pay full price for all the books I read.
P.S. The end did surprise me. I didn't know he was going to do that.
Finished reading this book for the second time today.
Once again Vito takes us on another adventure with Captain Magnusson. This time they're defeating evil that threatens humankind while organising the surveillance of a planet for a new settlement. Not giving the story away but Vito has a way of creating character interaction as if you were right there with the crew. I think my favourite characters are Captain Magnusson and Vlen.
Vito's creation of aliens shows his wonderful imagination that he shares with us. 'The Cosmic Corridors' is an in depth Sci-Fi; a hard core Sci-Fi and a look into what may await us in the future.
The I, Human series is the most pleasurable Sci-Fi I've ever read.
A high quality sci-fi short story that I found most enjoyable. Sci-fi writing is quite difficult and I've never ventured into that territory myself but Peter Sargent has a wonderful handle on this genre. Another top grade sci-fi author at Smashwords.
Couldn't give less than 5 stars.
This is a wonderful story, however, it is a little stiff in the flow of conversation. There are a few spelling errors and punctuation errors. A quick rewrite would tidy everything up.
I didn't require a description of the man in black as I had my own image with just a few words and that's all that was needed.
As for a review? The story alone is well worth the read.
I have to also admit not being able to put this down until I'd read every word. A thought provoking story that was full of tension and is written in such a way one tends to believe it.
Great read. Thank you Jamie for the freebee.
Oh by the way, I hate Brussel Sprouts too.
I don't agree with Jacob Mossberg. I found that it is written well and doesn't need any correction.
The story is fascinating, I felt like a fly on the wall listening to a private conversation and found myself saying "Oh SH*T!" at the end.
Good little flash fiction here. (I hope it's fiction).
HaaaaHaa poor Buck. He had a hard time with the doctor but managed to survive. I suppose he had to survive otherwise the series would have ended before it really got started.
I always love the play on words and James Hold is doing a great job with this character.
Looking forward to reading more.
Another brilliant story about the crew of space explorers that Vito has given unique personalities. I found that I was believing this story and wanted to join the crew in their experience of Tele-awareness, then I remembered I was reading fiction. Oops!
Another wonderful story that is part of the 'I, Human' experience.