Margo H

Biography

Books! I love books! From early childhood with mother and father, books have been essential. My main fascination is science fiction, but I appreciate and indulge myself in most other genres often, especially if the synopsis grabs me!

I admire large libraries and always wanted a room full of books. But since my family makes fun of me and my clutterness, I can't have that large library room! So instead I collect multiple digital books and hope and pray that I'll get to read them all before time runs out! LOL!!

Books

This member has not published any books.

Margo H's favorite authors on Smashwords

Ollie Odebunmi
Latest book: Verge of Darkness. Published March 23, 2017. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sheilane Nadia
Latest book: The Blue Pixies: War Against Humans. Published February 11, 2017.
E. Clay
Latest book: Flagrant Misconduct. Published February 24, 2017.
James Ellis Thomas
Latest book: The Last Days of Play Play. Published March 30, 2017.
Evan Smyth
Latest book: The Prometheus Tree. Published November 1, 2016.
Peter M. Atkins
Latest book: End It With A Lie. Published November 18, 2015.
Luken Du Pont
Latest book: Northern Exposure: The Divided. Published September 7, 2014.
Geoff Woodcock
Latest book: One with Christ | Series Four. Published October 10, 2014.
Alexandr Lepetuhin
Latest book: The Adventures of Petrovich the Bunny - More tales from the Forest. Published July 4, 2013. (5.00 from 1 review)
Désiré Gnani Zoro
Latest book: Existence Tome 2_Chapitre 3_4. Published February 23, 2017.
Gabriel Pope
Latest book: Val. Published March 13, 2015. (3.00 from 1 review)
S. R. Laubrea
Latest book: Noctournal. Published November 1, 2016.
Linda Talbot
Latest book: The Jinni of Dreams. Published September 11, 2016.
Pule O' Letshweni
Latest book: Mere Mortal. Published July 27, 2016.
Paul Robison, Jr
Latest book: Islands in the Sky. Published April 8, 2014. (3.00 from 2 reviews)
William Robinson
Latest book: America Free Enterprise The True Racist. Published March 2, 2015.
Anthony Jones
Latest book: The Lilith Legacy: Naraka Revealed. Published September 1, 2012.
Alexander Dregon
Latest book: Resurrection Earth. Published April 20, 2012.
Alexander Dregon
Latest book: The Primal Connection. Published January 9, 2014.
Jacob Lindaman
Latest book: The Miserable Planet #4. Published December 5, 2015.
Adrienne D'nelle Ruvalcaba
Latest book: The Entrepreneur's Widow. Published February 5, 2017.
Tori Knox
Latest book: When A Queen Prays. Published April 24, 2016.
David Ode
Latest book: Unspoken Words. Published March 17, 2016. (5.00 from 1 review)
Mark Omodia
Latest book: Legend of the Murfs. Published May 13, 2014.
Adorabol Huckleby
Latest book: Iridescent. Published November 30, 2014.
Constance Burris
Latest book: Medusa. Published October 30, 2014. (3.00 from 1 review)
J.P. Medved
Latest book: Imagine Liberty: Volume 1. Published January 30, 2016. (2.00 from 1 review)
Michael Paul Fuller
Latest book: The Bad Poet. Published March 27, 2015.
Bobby A. Troutt
Latest book: In the Light of Day. Published August 18, 2016.
M'tain Dubois
Latest book: How To Change 7 Misconceptions About You. Published June 9, 2015.
Doyle Duke
Latest book: Disharmony of the Gospels. Published March 15, 2014. (4.00 from 1 review)
Gregory Walker
Latest book: Shades Of Memnon. Published December 6, 2009.
W. B. Garvey
Latest book: White Gold. Published January 17, 2015.
Uncle Amon
Latest book: I'm Thankful For.... Published November 16, 2015.
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Smashwords book reviews by Margo H

  • 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.
  • Lost in the Dark on June 25, 2015

    I have one question for the author, "WHY?" Intriguing short (short) story. But why so short? Yes the ending left my imagination running in every direction, but me, myself and I, would love to have read the author's imagination a little longer! Good angst, totally identifiable protagonist. Nice (one more time - short) story.
  • The Black Fairy and the Dragonfly on Aug. 09, 2015

    Quite an unusual story, but a very quick and enjoyable read. This little fairy tale is more for a younger reader, but I enjoyed it considerably. I felt however, in my adult way of thinking, that the story could have been expanded, but there is more to come in the adventures of The Black Fairy and the Dragonfly!
  • Beat Jesse, Kill Hitler! on Feb. 01, 2016

    Very promising concept! Sure wish it could be done. Highly intriguing short story of time travel; a heroic attempt to rid the world of a very evil component. Such an action if successful would not be unwelcomed and Mr. Hayman did a great job historically. I certainly didn’t see the ending coming! A nice short read.
  • Mac Walker's Regret on Feb. 10, 2016

    Quick read. Touching and at the same time scary. An unfortunate but true to life short story. Very well written.
  • The Rain Monsters on Feb. 22, 2016

    Exciting premise! Why not take it back to the drawing board, and flesh the story out. Would love to see if you can take it where my imagination went!
  • The Lesser Repository on March 02, 2016

    The Lesser Repository - weird read indeed! I'm not into horror stories so much, but I was very glad this was not about vampires or ZOMBIES! So sick of seeing books about zombies! The story started off a bit muddled for me but as I continued to read, I was able to grasp its meaning. To the very end I was on the edge of my seat and I was a bit unhappy the way it ended for our protagonist. The final chapter and the `Aftermath' brought it all together for me and I did not miss the subtle inferences therein. A short but frightening read! As to another reviewer, a lot of self published authors include excerpts from other books, so one should not be offended by this endeavor. If the excerpts are doing their job, we as the reader will want (or not) to get the full story.
  • Loss Leader on March 02, 2016

    A short read but an awesome one! Characters well developed and the story not so incredulous. I found myself glued to the pages and I must say I did not figure the ending out on this one. The only downside to the story is that it was so short and it could have been expanded on, to find the crew either settling on a new planet or getting back to earth to 'settle' with the Reid Corporation -- using the forklift!!
  • Specimen #882 on March 20, 2016

    Very interesting concept. Short but a nice little story. Would like to see you expound on it a bit more. I got the feeling that there were other creatures in this concrete compound. Maybe your imagination will meet mine; the scientist, the soldiers... Enjoyed it.
  • Unspoken Words on March 20, 2016

    Very nice collection of romantic poetry. The author obviously writes close to the heart. Really enjoyed each little poem. Nice.
  • Unhinged: The Mirror Image of Nazism on March 21, 2016

    I just didn't get this one! Is the author saying that Capitalism is the new Nazi ideology? Is the Jewish faith the new Nazi ideology? Is it Google? Totally confused reading. The only part I really caught onto, were the quotes from the three dead guys!
  • A Tale of Brymhoarn Thunderhayz on April 02, 2016

    Cute little story. Wish there had been more, but the gist of the story was relayed and a lot was left to the imagination. Nice.
  • Dust on April 05, 2016

    Profound. I could see myself -- a part of my life in each stanza. It seemed that Mr. Wilson knew me and my inner thoughts when he penned these poems. Very nice.
  • How He Comes Out of the Sun (A Digital Short Story) on July 19, 2016

    AWESOME! The story kept me riveted to the very end! I enjoy reading stories about WWII and this one shines some light on a part of that history that is not often told. The author drew out each character very well, I thought and I was both sad and happy for each of them. I realized I was holding my breath reading the last part of the story and wept as I read the last sentence. Nicely done short story and this one I shall read again and perhaps again! Some typos but nothing that derailed the story. Perhaps Mr. Clark will indulge me and write a short love story about two of his characters: Sweet Potato and Verna!
  • The Deal on July 19, 2016

    Awwww! Such a sweet little story.
  • Twice as Bright on July 19, 2016

    Whoa! Short but dynamic. Nice read and it stirred my very active imagination.
  • iWitness on Sep. 20, 2016

    An interesting premise yet too short. I didn't get the ending... too vague.
  • At Last They Were The Same Age on Sep. 23, 2016

    Inconceivable concept; yet I did get the gist of this nice very short story.
  • Cargo 3120 Ties that Bind Part 1 on Nov. 28, 2016

    Awesome! Very exciting read. I can't wait for Part 2! I was engulfed from start to finish! There was a little bit of sluggishness along the way, but the author restored the exciting pace of the story quickly. I wasn’t dumbfounded by any outlandish technical babble, so I didn’t have to scratch my head or reach for a science manual while reading. And even though it is a very short read, I was thoroughly engaged with each character. The synopsis gives me the idea that the main protagonist picks his life up after 10 years of incarceration, but I am expectantly wanting to know what takes place right after their doomed mission in part 1!
  • On the Other Side on Jan. 08, 2017

    Truly an engaging little story of bravery and a determination to be free. The author did not go into vivid and harsh details of slavery, but enough history was given to maintain the story. The three main protagonists were defined well enough to get to know them and to share in their struggles. The writing wasn't bogged down by the author trying to emphasize the old southern drawl and slave talking style, and yet it wasn't too contemporary to stifle the authenticity. I think the author could have fleshed the story out a bit more, but I was fulfilled by what I read. Very nice little story and I'm certainly hoping there will be a sequel to On the Other Side.
  • The Cook's House: A Seeming Tale to a Southron on Jan. 27, 2017

    A very intriguing little period piece; more like a narrative of someone’s personal experiences during the fifties or sixties in southern America. A coming of age story about a young man trying to deal with a very libidinous puberty and his relationship with the family cook. Not a lot of background, to flesh out any of the characters in the story. In essence it was not easy to gather to what race a couple of the characters belonged. Still it is a delightful little story. I found the cook’s dialog to be bewildering at times; not really understanding what wisdoms she was trying to impart to the young protagonist. And it was nice that the author did not bog the story down with a lot of Jim Crow and Civil Rights issues of the era. Basically a cute little story of a young man trying to grow up.
  • Caught at a Crossroad on Feb. 04, 2017

    Interesting read; I felt as though I were listening in on their conversation. The story kept my attention from start to finish and I was anticipating several scenarios along the way. None of the imagined occurred; still it is a breath holder of a short story.
  • Prey on Feb. 15, 2017

    Quick awesome read, from start to finish. I almost threw a few cookies while reading, but kept going. I met up with some minor grammatical errors, but nothing to detract from the story. As the story progressed, I was totally surprised by some of the characters – and the ending was soooooo unexpected! A shivering-ly nice quick read.
  • Mars Conspiracy on Feb. 21, 2017

    With the exception of a few (very few) grammatical errors, this is a very nice quick read. I was engrossed in the story from start to finish and having read the first review, I was hesitant and started to pass it by. However, I’m glad I did read it. I didn't find the issues the previous reviewer had with the story, as it all made sense to me. Let’s face it, hundreds of years since gun powder was discovered, we still use it in out weaponry. The projectiles may be more modern, but the premise is still the same. So who’s to say that in our distant future, the methods of mayhem will have advanced beyond simple gun powder. I for one can imagine the human race still using guns and hand grenades in space faring colonization. That in itself is unbelievable to me… still I love science fiction. As for not recognizing one of the passengers, it was stated in the story that the passengers weren’t permitted on the crew decks. So it may be that the chief security officer, didn’t interact with the passengers often enough to know all of them on sight. Besides, there were details of the passenger that gave insight into that aspect. I’m just not reading more into the story than a good story. I do feel it could have been longer, but all in all, a very exciting short read
  • Stopover on March 07, 2017

    OMG! I can honestly say I had a small clue as to what happens in this story just by reading the synopsis, or at least some ideas from my own imagination. But I must honestly say this is truly a gory story! I tossed my lunch... and if this is what the author was going for, he got it from me! My hands shook so badly, I could hardly type my review. I give it 5 stars just for being able to gross me out!
  • From the Storm on March 12, 2017

    Short but very suspenseful! I felt myself holding my breath at the ending, but it was not disappointing. A nice quick read.
  • The World Without Racism: Origins on March 15, 2017

    Intriguing premise, but a confusing little story at first. I had to read it a second time to get a better understanding of what the author was trying to relate. It would be very nice to live in a world without racism, but unless all the old bigots die out and the concept of racial inequality dies with them, I doubt this world will ever be free of racism. And no matter what it may be, I think people will just find another excuse to hate one another. As for the story, in my second perusal, I approached it from a poetic stance and it made more sense to me. A nice little read.
  • A Promise of Eternity on March 15, 2017

    Nice read. The author definitely has a flair for the dramatic! Very descriptive writing as I found myself experiencing the tastes and smells told within. Could have been a tad longer and the characters fleshed out a bit. However, much is left to the imagination, and I don’t think the author would do the story any justice by making it a full length novel. A sweet and heart pounding romantic period piece… a very interesting short story.
  • Amina on March 20, 2017

    I generally don’t like to read plays; the character breakdown is annoyingly detracting for me. But the synopsis of this little story interested me, so I dove in. Spot on! I had no idea who was or wasn’t the ghost until the end. Spooky but a nice quick read.
  • Verge of Darkness on April 08, 2017

    Wow! Haunting! Blazing! Mesmerizing! Totally awesome! The author did a fantastic job of fleshing out each of the characters. I could feel their emotions; and I found myself holding my breath from time to time while reading, as the action was so engulfing! There were minor typos and/or grammatical malfunctions, but nothing that would detract from the adventure. And since the author hails from the UK, I understand the spelling differences. The story lagged from time to time, but not enough to get one off track. A very well written and adventurous tome. I’d like to see more from Mr. Odebunmi!