MojoFiction is really just a strange pen name (though there's method to it...) for a native from the state of Colorado. Unfortunately, I currently live in Illinois, which is hardly mountainous, which leads to a lot of travel to less geographically-challenged places. I am an avid lover of the outdoors, believe in the importance of family, sometime watch cartoons, and spare no expense in an effort to be funny (no matter how many times I might crash and burn).
When I'm not writing or hiking or being lazy, I have a day job in the city of Chicago, though I call in sick to attend Cubs games as often as possible. Mostly because tickets are quite affordable when your team su- ... isn't as good as the other teams.
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Untitled: A Fairy Tale
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Published: February 27, 2013.
When Princess Amber disappears suddenly while playing in the Forbidden Garden, it's up to Prince Andrew to rescue her ... ten years later. Okay, so he's a little slow. Surely the princess won't hold it against him. Right?
The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness
Published: February 8, 2013.
The Legend of Gerald Arthur McGuinness follows the title character from birth to high school and beyond, as he tries to figure out how life can be so funny, confusing, and heartbreaking, all at the same time.
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Smashwords book reviews by MojoFiction
- Secrets in Stone
on March 10, 2014
Secrets in Stone is the second self-published novel by Rebecca Engel (second that I could find anyway). I picked it up randomly on Smashwords because it caught my eye one day. That and I don’t mind a little gothic horror now and again.
I found Secrets in Stone to be well-written and well-edited, and it even has an excellent cover image that marries perfectly to the material. Like any good mystery, the author paces the story by giving the reader just enough hints to build up the suspense and keep them turning the page to find out how it’s all going to shake out. And it does get a little brutal by the end.
In building the mystery, however, the author tempts the reader with several threads about the house that don’t play out. I would have liked to see those fleshed out more. The author spends a lot of time on the back and forth relationship between the protagonist and the two men she’s dating, which, while important to the story, begins to feel a little forced, especially when she starts building the mystery more fully, only to quickly transition away and back to scenes between the characters that feel like they been played out before. But that’s not a huge complaint because, as I mentioned, the relationships are integral to the story.
Whenever I pick up a novel from the world of self-publishing, I hope they’ll be like this. Professionally put-together works by an emerging author – or at least someone who appears to really enjoy what they’re doing. The current price on Smashwords is more than fair, and you get yourself a nice beach read featuring a little murder and mayhem.