Margo H


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Smashwords book reviews by Margo H

  • Get and Keep a Body You LOVE for a Lifetime on Dec. 01, 2013

    I chose this title to give to someone, who desperately needs some type of behavior modification in order to lose weight. Ms. Kunz appears to be giving a lot of good advice, but this book should have been thoroughly edited before publishing! I downloaded the book in PDF format first, but after reading it through, I decided it would be best to download in RTF format; just so I could edit before giving the booklet to my friend. Writers -- please use spell and grammar check (not always so accurate in my opinion, but better than nothing)! And if you're still not sure, ask someone to proofread and edit before publishing!
  • Going Somewhere Else on Dec. 15, 2013

    Somewhat sad, poignant. Yet I think I understood the young man's mother -- anywhere but here! Sounds good to me. Nice, short little read.
  • Message from Gondwana on Oct. 30, 2014

    I was drawn to Message from Gondwana from the cover… not sure why, but I’m glad I went for it. I found this to be an interesting and exciting short story, however the premise is not an all too new one; exploration and experimentation in an unknown place – a new world for the benefit of man (“profit”). And having quite the vivid imagination, I had some ideas on where the story was going (no spoilers). Still the story intrigued me and kept me reading. The characters were well drawn out and I could relate to them all. Each of the characters portrayed a great deal to the story as well as the central protagonist. No one character was more important than the other. I had some ideas on what may or may have not been going on in the story, but fortunately my imagination did not spoil my enjoyment of this little story. The ending was neither expected nor unexpected, however, and I would have preferred a different one. None the less, it left me with a sense of something more to come. I like short stories, but for this one, I would have given it a little more length. I do hope Mr. Wiley is planning a sequel.
  • Perigee Love on Oct. 31, 2014

    Very confusing little story; read more like a poem really. The pieces didn't quite fit together for me until the end. It's a very short story, I read it within an hour -- it just never made much sense to me. I may read it again, just to see if I get it the second time around!
  • The Dragon and Her Boy on Dec. 29, 2014

    From the synopsis I knew it was a romance story, which made me hesitant (thought it might be another erotic short story – so much of that being published these days). However since I love dragon stories, I ventured forth. To my delight, this is a well written little story (I found no errors -- at least I noticed none), about a dragon who is lonely and a human who is bored with his lot in life. From the cover art and title, I had an imagining of what the story would be about, but I suppose my imagination is my own. Neat plot, distinct characters and a nice bit of ‘edge of your seat’ action for a short story. I was drawn in from the very first paragraph and didn’t stop until the last page. Which by the way made me shout rather loudly at the author; “Oh no you didn’t?” I was expecting more, more, more! But after I thought about it, to lengthen the story would probably blah it down, so I have to be satisfied with what was left to my imagination. A nice little - CLEAN -story. However, if the author is planning sequels, hopefully they will be clean romantic, action filled fantasies.
  • Creature of the Deep on Dec. 29, 2014

    Interesting quick read and I found no grammatical errors. However, in some instances the character’s speech strayed a bit from the ethnic tone the author was intending. Still all in all a nice little story and a bit scary as I’m sure was the intent.