I am a writer and have been for as long as I could hold a pencil. I have been the editor of two national magazines and have been published in dozens of print magazines as well as all over the net. I had one book published long ago under a pen name (long before e-books and self publishing existed) and eventually plan to get back into fiction writing.
I am a product and service reviewer and advisor on a number of highly trafficked websites and I do research and ghost writing for two magazines.
In my spare time - what little of it I have - I like to read all sorts of books. Eventually, I will write a few of my own. I have stepped away from novel writing to tackle non-fiction but find I am missing it dearly.
I rate books I read from this site fairly and don't mince words. I wish for all of you who are writing success and my criticisms are not meant to be hurtful, just honest.
This member has not published any books.
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Smashwords book reviews by Patty Therre
- Window Treatment
on July 25, 2011
I wasn't overly impressed with this book. It was written fairly well, although there were some typos and other editing issues. I felt that the idea of exhibitionism was a good one but the descriptions of "the man" and "the woman" didn't bring them to life. Not a bad read but could have been so much steamier.
- Curtains For Two
on July 25, 2011
Dreadful. This short story was riddled with typos and editing issues. Going beyond that, this was just a waste of time. The author's constant description of "playing" as a euphemism for masturbation is quite annoying and absolutely nothing was stimulating to me. I just shook my head and was glad I got this one for free.
- Texan Undercover
on Sep. 02, 2011
This book was better written and more interesting than books that I pay much more for. I don't know why this author hasn't become as famous as the likes of Meagan Hart and Lorelei James at least. Very well written, no editing errors, great suspense, good sexual buildup and a heck of an interesting read. The very end as a just a bit too rushed but all is forgiven when an author can make me read a full length book in two nights.
- Mommy's Little Helper
on Sep. 09, 2011
This was a VERY short story and it was creepy. I am all about older women and younger men but a 48 year old woman with an 18 year old virgin who calls her Mommy is a bit too weird for me. I was turned off, not on by the way she treated him like her baby boy and the way he wanted her to be his mother. It felt like I was reading pedophilia although the boy in the story did just turn 18. Not my kind of romance although the writing wasn't bad and the editing was pretty good as well.
- Hang On
on Sep. 12, 2011
This book was phenomenal. I honestly thought that this writer was a best selling author under a pen name. If she keeps writing books like this, she will be a bestselling author under her own name! As a writer myself, I am fairly critical of the books I read. I don't mean to be but errors and bad writing glare at me from my Kindle. There is none of that in the book, Hang On. This was one of the best written books I have read in a long time with an amazingly refreshing storyline and characters who jumped off the page. I encourage everyone to read this book. You won't be sorry. Nell Gavin, send this book to an agent and get yourself a publisher STAT!
- Lover, Husband, Father, Monster - Book 1, Her Story
on Nov. 05, 2011
I enjoyed this book a lot although I had a bit of trouble connecting with the main character because she was willing to walk away from her children so easily. Having said that, this book is well written, more like a friend talking to another friend than fiction. I am going to get Book 2 to see what Stuart's side is! Good reading.
- Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll (SEALS, Inc., Book 1)
on Nov. 05, 2011
I enjoyed this book quite a bit although I certainly had to suspend reality to enjoy it. There are a lot of plot lines that simply could not happen in real life but then, this IS a fiction book after all. The book was a page turner and, if I didn't think too hard about how silly certain scenarios were, I enjoyed it very much.