Steve Evans

Biography

Steve Evans has been a gold prospector, a bartender, mushroom farmer, gardener, labourer, social worker, librarian and journalist. He has written seven novels for Smashwords and other ebook retailers: The Russian Idea, Demented, Evilheart, The Kleiber Monster, and Savonarola's Bones.

He lives in New Zealand.

Books

Attila's Angels
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00)
As the search for Attila's tomb gets into gear, rivals circle with murder in mind. The body count mounts but things go a little bit strange when ghosts connected to the prize begin to interfere with the living
Kaos
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,410. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Tom agreed to check on the neighbours' daughter in Edinburgh. The slippery slope of pleasure turned to mayhem, with a murderess his chief ally.
Tobi's Game
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,400. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00)
A young German student's love for a housekeeper in the Munich hostel where he lives in 1942 puts them both in danger, and sends him on a tragic course through the killing fields of the east and beyond. Years later, he returns to the place where they were parted...
The Russian Idea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00)
Russian oligarch Maxim Maximov has big ideas. Daniel thinks he's eccentric but the money is too good to ignore. Nadya is hard to ignore too as together they explore the bizarre philosophy of Nikolai Berdyaev. Then the bodies start to pile up...
Demented
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00)
Burndoch had a good reputation as a retirement home looking after residents suffering from dementia with great care. But the new owner had something else in mind.
The Kleiber Monster
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,460. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
An SS major's desperate attempt to escape justice in 1945 with a fortune in gems and gold puts a Munich family in danger fifty years later.
Evilheart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,950. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
Getting stalked by a hitman wasn't what Alex had in mind when he went to the picturesque German village of Sigmaringen to complete his thesis on French writer Louis-Ferdinand Celine.
Savonarola's Bones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
A string of murders clouds Laura White's search for a hidden Renaissance relic in the Swabian Alps – and she is the prime suspect. Meanwhile, neo-Nazis and jihadist terrorists roam the hills...

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Smashwords book reviews by Steve Evans

  • Ashes of Deceit on July 28, 2012

    Joleene Naylor designs the covers of my own books (also here on Smashwords) which is how I was introduced to her writing...it took me a while, snooty man that I am, to lower myself to reading "vampire lit". What a surprise! I read the last two of these in "beta" and they are really good! I think she is improving too, but both this one and its predecessor manage to do the business for what a vampire novel for adults should be like according to the "genre rules", but go past that too. If you are a vampire novel fan, you'll like them; if you're not, keep an open mind and give them a go.
  • Heart of the Raven on April 17, 2013

    The latest in Joleene Naylor's Amaranthine series is to my mind the best yet: the best written and the most thrilling. Those who aren't familiar with the earlier instalments will perhaps not be able to pick up on nuances "between the lines" as well as between the characters, but that is more an incentive to read the others than a turn off for this one. Any reader will still get a lot out of it.
  • Clash of Legends on April 09, 2015

    Joleene Naylor writes adult vampire novels and her series Amaranthine has now reached seven not entirely thin volumes. Vampires are not everyone's cup of blood, but for those those who haven't sampled this literary fare and who are open-minded enough to give this genre a chance to bite their imaginations, Amaranthine is a good place to start. There is more here than a splatter-fest. Yes, there are battles aplenty, and lurid depictions of the horrors vampire wars can unleash. There is vampire sex too and that is not to be passed over lightly. Yet these titillating aspects are set in a context that ultimately makes these novels a kind of easy-reading philosophical treatise on the nature of reality and the imagination. Clash of Legends comes at a turning point in the series that makes it significant in terms of the whole. Readers who have not read the earlier instalments might nonetheless find it worth a go; they can get the rest as flashback if they choose. (reviewed within a week of purchase)