NateG's favorite authors on Smashwords

Alan Dixon
Latest book: Navy Daze.
Published November 13, 2012. (4.50 from 4 reviews)
Leon De Kock
Latest book: Riotous Rhymes.
Published April 28, 2022.
Malcolm Torres
Latest book: The Pirate.
Published March 18, 2017. (4.68 from 40 reviews)
Thomas M. McDade
Latest book: Pepto Pink and Lemon Yellow.
Published September 15, 2023.

Smashwords book reviews by NateG

  • A Ditty Bag of Navy Poems on Sep. 05, 2016

    There are many great lines in this book of poems, a couple of my favorites just as a sample are: - like a nuclear fart for an Admiral nurse - the blonde marine with legs from here to Montezuma at the mess hall having lunch. That got me humming the Corps hymn like a traitor the rest of the day - I’m the fog watch. Buoys clang. Horns repeat. A destroyer nearly caresses us. The damp smoke feels like barrooms and my first hooker I can see for miles. There are so many wonderful images a sailor experiences and this author has captured many of them in these poems. Thank to my shipmate (and author) Malcolm Torres for telling me about this book.
  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Sep. 05, 2016

    This story involves an old timer in charge of an explosive situation. He takes orders from the captain to save the ship and then he gathers a team of fire fighters. They must deal with a rogue aircraft with bombs stuck on the wing. It's a bit high tech, but essentially it's about the characters who are sailors at sea on a big steel ship. This story is the first in the Sea Adventure Collection by Malcolm Torres. I've read all the stories in the collection and they are all well worth the time. Torres tells stories of suspense, adventure, mystery, travel and romance with young sailors on the high seas.
  • Navy Daze on Sep. 05, 2016

    Arrrggg! There's a hearty tale about a young sailor, a man I'd be proud to have as a shipmate.
  • The Wokking Dead on Oct. 12, 2016

    Nasty but fun
  • Diner Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - an Aspie Girl in Massachusetts on Oct. 12, 2016

    Good hooks in this tale and then a satisfying ending. I think the main character is a cool girl.
  • For Locals Only on Oct. 12, 2016

    This story freaked me out. Insane sense of creative imagination. Very original at least to me.
  • Undead Underway (Undead in Blue #1) on Oct. 12, 2016

    Made me laugh out loud several times remembering times aboard ship where a shipmate was sick or hungover or just being a jerk. This is over the top, enjoyed it. I found this in a Sea Story group on FB and recommended it to others after it was recommended to me. Thanks for taking the time to write this crazy ass story, I'm still wondering how the author pulled it off because it does not appear that she was in the Navy or Merchant sailor, maybe a coastie or just did some good research.
  • Lost Sunshine on Oct. 12, 2016

    A bit dark for my taste but some may enjoy (if enjoy is the right word - perhaps 'brood over' is more like it). Powerful it is, however.
  • "Ghost On the High Seas" on Oct. 12, 2016

    A scary nautical yarn of high caliber.
  • Shipwrecked Book One Tropical Island on Aug. 24, 2018

    This was a nice book, I read it to my grand-daughter. Nicely done with pictures and poetry.
  • Many Boats on the Night Ocean on Aug. 24, 2018

    I read this in one go, and found it a bit twisted. The story kept shifting from place to place and time to other times but all held together with the same (sort of) characters, sailors at sea. I'll read anything with boats, so I liked it even though it was hard to track on.
  • The Pirate on Aug. 29, 2018

    Pulse pounding action mixed up with laugh out loud humor, and I'm off to read part 2. Thanks, Malcolm Torres. I enjoy all your stories.