Born a reader, I evolved into a writer throughout my youth.
I've read books for as long as I can remember. Books and video games helped spur my imagination and by the time I was twelve, I began writing my own stories. While short and nothing special, those stories pushed me forward until I reached where I am today.
In 2011, one of my short stories was published by Divertir Publishing and later that year, I self-published an anthology of seven short stories. Currently, I am working on multiple other projects, most importantly The Hunted Trilogy.
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Smashwords book reviews by Natasha McNeely
- Dominant Race
on July 04, 2012
Disclaimer: I am the author's friend. I did, however, buy my own copy of the book to read and review and I do not regret sticking with her during the journey of writing this book, nor do I regret spending $2.99 to get it.
In Dominant Race, the author has created a dystopian world with scientific aspects and merged them alongside unique and interesting characters to create a world that I want to know more about.
Lilia, the main character, is strong-willed and a touch rebellious as she leaves behind the only life she ever knew to help others like her. She is a modified; a human with DNA enhanced by animal DNA. The story focuses on the modified struggle with the normals - the humans without genetic enhancement.
Between the war that blossoms as this novella progresses, there is love, heartbreak, and a family struggle. Elisa Nuckle tells only the basics of the Earth's past, which leaves readers with plenty of room to envision the history of the Old People (the original humans on Earth) and how things turned into their current state.
Emotions get in the way and create a spectacular story that left me wondering how it will progress. It is war. A brutal war. Not everyone will survive. Judge for yourself if it's a happy ending.
If you enjoy science fiction, dystopian, or fantasy, then I recommend this novella that contains a touch of all of the above.
4 1/2 stars from me. It is worth the read and I'm looking forward to the rest of the trilogy!
- I Confess
on July 20, 2012
I'll be the first to admit that I don't read much romance, nor do I know much about it. I can tell you the cliché, tell-tale signs and the basic emotions, but unless you have the chance to go through it, you don't know what it's like - and I haven't gone through it.
What I do know a lot about, however, are emotions - and "I Confess", while just a short flash fiction story, is full of them.
I smiled as the cold start blossomed into something more and felt the beginning of tears as the end neared. It is a bittersweet story, filled to the brim with emotions that take will take you on a ride thoughout the story.
Despite being short, it is an excellent story and shows that true romance exists and does not always need to be cliché.
Highly recommended to romance fans.