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

Emmanuel Opara
Latest book: Hope: The Aliens. Published September 2, 2017. (5.00 from 1 review)
Davey Giturwa
Latest book: Searchlights On New Gedi: S.O.N.G.. Published November 30, 2017.
MrAshleyD
Latest book: Ashley's Fiction Gumbo. Published February 2, 2014.
Alan Ecob
Latest book: Conversations with Satan. Published November 15, 2016.
Don Wright
Latest book: The Haircut: Country Style. Published March 27, 2018. (5.00 from 1 review)
Cary Grant Anderson
Latest book: The Probe. Published November 4, 2013. (4.00 from 3 reviews)
Ed Thrush
Latest book: Wormhole Theater. Published May 29, 2012.
R. Barrett
Latest book: Javen: Legacy of the Curse. Published August 18, 2017.
Steven A. Gentry
Latest book: A True Man of God. Published August 29, 2017.
Andre' Mwansa
Latest book: Smells Like Wrong. Published February 14, 2018. (5.00 from 4 reviews)
Tim Mettey
Latest book: Elle and the Escape. Published October 26, 2016.
A.S. Morrison
Latest book: A Generic Witch Tale. Published October 11, 2017.
Sherrie Hill
Latest book: Hickory Hill. Published November 10, 2013.
Anthony Payne
Latest book: Hammer the Exalter. Published January 30, 2016.
Leonard Wise
Latest book: Oklahoma Pretty. Published August 6, 2013.
Mike White
Latest book: Newcomer: Chapter 11. Published December 13, 2017. (4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Greg Nilchavee
Latest book: Thoughts on Daddy. Published March 5, 2017.
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_Volume 2_Chapters 1-2. Published February 25, 2018.
Gabriel Pope
Latest book: Val. Published March 13, 2015. (3.00 from 1 review)
S. R. Laubrea
Latest book: Noctournal. Published November 1, 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: Redemption. Published November 4, 2015. (5.00 from 1 review)
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)
...and 169 more

Smashwords book reviews by Margo H

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Past Master on May 24, 2017

    Well written period piece. Without plodding through the horrific history of slavery, the author was able to present this part of American history vividly and accurately. The premise that there was a good “slave owner” with intent to employ, educate and free slaves might even have been plausible in the 1800’s, but not probable. In any case, this short story drew me in from beginning to end. There was one statement made by the narrator that had me confused; ‘I decided then that he would be a good master. I didn’t realize how wrong I was.’ Reading on, this statement had me thinking the man who purchased them would be very cruel. Not wanting to give the story away, I think the author moved on without correcting the only flaw in the story. Very nice story indeed.
  • Inhuman Freedom on July 28, 2017

    Inhuman Freedom… two very nice short stories centering on the need and capacity for freedom. Count: read once, read twice – got it! Nice little story; a bit of humor, no predictability. A Blue Brewing: A story I could empathize with. It’s a good short piece about bullying and it also has a moral. Look for it!
  • 99 Obama Blogs on Aug. 08, 2017

    I read the synopsis and got the gist of the "book" and I wholly agree with the previous reviewer. The author's belief is that 'Barack Obama is/was a danger to the survival of our great country, the United States of America, similar to the danger created by Lenin and Hitler.' I can't wait to see what he writes after Donald Trump's administration.
  • Wife. Daughter. Dessert. on Aug. 09, 2017

    Nicely written short story. Not a lot of drawn out detail, but the characters had enough imagery to relay the story meaning. Could have been a bit longer, but it played very well. Although the ending was a bit abrupt, I got it... just desserts!!!
  • Thieves on Aug. 25, 2017

    Intriguing short story. Not overdone in background or setting, but just enough to get the idea of what’s happening. A smidgeon of grammatical mishaps, but not too upsetting. I was rooting for the protagonist of course and I didn’t see the ending coming. Could have been a bit longer with a totally different ending, but it is still a nice quick read.
  • The Day of Choice on Aug. 27, 2017

    A short play about two brother’s political choices during a very turbulent period in world history. A few grammatical errors -- a bit distracting, but not major. I did find correlation to today’s events in this piece and it is somewhat horrifying that history could repeat itself in this day and age.
  • May I Have This Dance? on Oct. 31, 2017

    Cute little story - it reminded me of the dance sequence in Beauty and the Beast. I am a staunch fan of Star Trek: Voyager (absolutely the best spin-off), and even though I love all of the characters, I never wanted to see Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay in a romantic relationship. Throughout the series, such a relationship was always hinted at, but it would have been highly inappropriate for a liaison between the two highest ranking officers on the ship; not to mention it would have spoiled the show for me. I’ve lost interest in a lot of shows once they start making plot, cast and character changes for the sake of ratings! Still I give Miss Covington high kudos for a sweet fanfic story.
  • The Second Coming on Nov. 10, 2017

    Awesome quick read and very thought provoking! Ditto Michael! Time well spent reading the story.
  • Time's End on Nov. 11, 2017

    From the synopsis I was expecting the protagonist to be seeking revenge and that the victim wouldn’t be whom she thought it to be, but I was still surprised. Short yet scary.
  • Fruits of Labor on Nov. 11, 2017

    As you sow, so shall you reap? Could have been fleshed out a bit more, but still a nice quick read.
  • Fragments of an Ancient God on Nov. 17, 2017

    Certainly an interesting spin on creation and the way religion could take flight!
  • My Introduction To Bigotry And Discrimination on Dec. 02, 2017

    As I’ve understood history, a lot of horrible things have been done under the cloak of religion and it’s disturbing. Much has changed since the author’s young days, but nothing about racism has changed much. And it has certainly reared an ugly head in the last few years. Truly a thought provoking read.
  • Blue Moon on Jan. 06, 2018

    Going into the story, I was put off by the names of some of the technology, but I kept reading since I’d started. I didn’t understand the techno-speak and the story seemed choppy. However, I did get that there was some romantic interest between the characters, but the interaction felt a bit disjointed. Not much characterization or plot. A confusing little love story.
  • An Essay On Niggers and Squirrels on Jan. 27, 2018

    This is an awesome read and highly thought provoking! It is unnerving and disgusting that these types of incidents have occurred and unfortunately, continue to occur in this country. Not only by uncaring and ignorant citizens, but by uncaring and ignorant deputized citizens; the ones who are supposed to be the protectors of all citizens! Taking into perspective, the racism being shaken loose in this country today, I must say… the intelligence of the human race has taken ten steps backwards in moral consciousness. I do hope our legislators continue to work toward getting such bills as Senate Bill 78 as originally intended, passed and sanctioned. Our law enforcement community must be made to uphold that their duty is ‘to serve and protect’ and that it pertains to all people in this country regardless of race! AND they must be held accountable for their actions – good and bad!
  • Man of the Sea on Jan. 29, 2018

    Nice short story and I could visualize the setting as though I were there. It does have the feel that the author has diarized a personal dream, but that applies to most every writer. A bit too short, but there is much of the story in the synopsis. Still it was a very nice break in my day.
  • Blood City Chronicles: The Black Petal on March 18, 2018

    Good noir-like atmosphere. Kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next and nothing was expected. A few grammatical errors but nothing so distracting that it would throw me off on the action. Nice short read; very enjoyable.