Ann Michaels

Books

Zora
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
I was visiting Serbia, researching my family tree, when I first met the woman who would become my wife. Zora had been surrounded by white butterflies and I had felt this great surge of emotion. But at the time, I think that I was still an innocent about the world.
The Lost Women
Price: Free! Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Dana Roberts, using the name, Sally Brown, has gone undercover and is living in a flat in Bondi. She is trying to find out what has happened to three missing women, who have been connected to the rich and handsome, Peter Ruslen, who lives in a castle-like, iceberg house, in Rose bay; a house where Dana has scored a job as a party hostess.
The House On Highgate Hill
Price: Free! Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
With her parents dead and living in an isolated house on Highgate Hill, across from the cemetery, Adoria leads a very small and fearful life, cut off from the world. She has little knowledge of her true situation and lacks the control and ability to shape her own destiny; she is like a fly caught in a trap.
The Blood Source
Price: Free! Words: 21,110. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Agent Cleo Carras suddenly becomes aware that she is being pinned down by a heavy weight, and that she is holding a gun.
Benny Nutters: Secrets Under London
Price: Free! Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
One cold, sleeting day in the middle of winter, Benny, stumbles upon a secret door, to a secret room, in the basement of his Great Uncle Crispin’s house, in Bayswater, London. But this is just the beginning.
Years From Now: the Reunion
Price: Free! Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
We meet this group of friends at the farewell; it is the last night before school is officially over. The friends then scatter, as they pursue their goals and live their lives, following many and varied roads. Then, many years later, there is a school reunion. Who will return?
Sophie's Night Life
Price: Free! Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Sophie doesn't like to waste too much time sleeping. But the problem is that, Sophie is sent to bed very early each night, even though she is 13 years old! Then, Sophie finds herself skinning down the eucalyptus tree outside her window one night, and so, begins her night adventures.

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Ann Michaels' favorite authors on Smashwords

AM Kirkby
Latest book: A Cold Coming. Published December 18, 2017.
Christopher Best
Latest book: The Moor Inn Fire. Published December 3, 2017.
James Hold
Latest book: Out of Texas 12 : The Iron Claw of Destiny, Part One. Published August 7, 2018. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mike White
Latest book: Newcomer: Chapter 11. Published December 13, 2017. (4.00 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Ann Michaels

  • Amazing But (not) True Stories! on Dec. 19, 2016

    Amazing But (not) True Stories! by Seth Quillet is an alternative history which puts the narrator right smack bang in the middle of events which have shaped American history. However, rather than being a mere spectator, this old timer is largely responsible, by his mere presence, for famous and notable acts of: havoc, death and destruction. This narrator, a man of many stories, which even Marilyn Monroe gets to enjoy - Well, briefly, before her untimely demise -sounds like a man I’d keep away from. But, I did enjoy the dark comedy and the alternate journey, with memories kindled of America’s past great presidents; which brings us to the present day reality, as ‘the orange ones take over.’
  • Mount St. Helen Trip on Dec. 19, 2016

    I was looking for a story to read my elderly mother and young, visiting niece, on a day of heavy rain and dark skies; when we were stuck inside the house, with the risk of flooding, at the start of the summer holidays. Then, I came across Mount St. Helen Trip by 99ranger. My mother, a great fan of the British, James Herriot books about vet life, enjoyed this tale immensely. And my horse mad niece said that she felt that she was there, on that mountain, riding a horse. She also enjoyed the Indian mythology and the mention of Big Foot. A pleasant time passed that afternoon, before we returned to the drum of the rain and the growing fear of rising waters.
  • Power of Prayer, (A Pastafarian Sermon) on Dec. 19, 2016

    I came to this sermon after doing a bit of research. You see, my good friend informs me that she is now a Pastafarian. She says she will demand that her new licence photo be taken wearing a colander. I admit that at the moment I am confused. But, after reading your ebook, I can attest that there is something particularly delicious about these ideas.
  • The Old Balmain House on Dec. 20, 2016

    The Old Balmain House by Graham Wilson is a nicely told tale inspired by the sepia photograph of a young girl. The story is set mostly around the harbour side village of Balmain, in Sydney, Australia, where I used to spend holidays with my aunt, at her spooky Balmain terrace. So, as well as enjoying the story of the Rodgers Family, I was also transported back in time to the place where I spent wonderful times in my youth. Having a convict in the family tree, and having lived some of my life in Newcastle, also added to my connection to this imaginative yarn of loss and resilience.
  • The Beast Of Renshaw on Dec. 27, 2016

    Oh my! Generally, I’m too much of a squib to read horror; but I read to the end, and now, have to try to sleep. Ahhhh!
  • Sagarika on Dec. 27, 2016

    Although there were some confusing parts to this story, I enjoyed its fairy tale quality rather a lot.
  • Better on Dec. 27, 2016

    This story has so much truth contained in it that it hurts. Girls and women have all these opposing structural forces pressing upon us, and yet, there is this unwritten expectation that we aspire to some type of unattainable perfection, whilst working, bringing up a family and making heaps of money. We must conform to some current ideal of beauty and fashion and we need to be smart too, and also, nurturing, understanding and uncomplaining. Suddenly I feel like going on a rampage.
  • Beware.....The Moon is Full on Jan. 04, 2017

    I found myself holding my throat as I read this and thinking about a terrible and random attack of a woman that happened a few years ago. I'm feeling creeped out!
  • When a Man Loves a Woman on Jan. 04, 2017

    The first line of this story made me laugh, as I enjoy rational, dark humour. After this, I was intrigued as to where this story was going and where it would take me. I wasn’t sure. I liked the way that the story is told as a Native American legend, which provides an important life lesson. However, whilst many stories seem to crow about the wonders of courage and bravery, this story is about hubris; it warns us that that we humans have limits in the natural world and we should not fall into the trap of an inflated ego, which may overestimate our abilities. I also felt that there was some deeper symbolism in this story, which really got me thinking, with walking under water, rather than on water. But then again, I may just be imagining it. Altogether an enjoyable and thought provoking read.
  • Lost Sunshine on Jan. 04, 2017

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said ‘Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” I think this has truth in it; many poems also tell us this. This collection of poetry expresses a rawness of emotion and it reminds us that poetry can express hurt, grief, depression and that poetry can also take us to a world of imagination and lead us to a place of healing.
  • Adverse Camber on Jan. 09, 2017

    I loved the confidence of this writing; the urbane humour and the delicious use of words. On the negative side, I now feel like I should give up trying to write myself, as the mountain I climb looks higher than ever and my failings even more pronounced.
  • A Ghost Story of the Norfolk Broads on Jan. 09, 2017

    I really loved the almost leisurely pace of this story and the way it unfolded. I also liked how the more sophisticated ‘townies’, who were visiting the ‘north folk’, found that they had meandered into another time; almost another world. Having ancestors from Norfolk and having visited two years ago, I found that I was able to visualise what I was reading and the memories flooded back.
  • Newcomer: Chapter 1- A Serial Flash Fiction Novel on Jan. 10, 2017

    A nice spare and economical writing style, which communicates the sense of a person waking up and not knowing who they are; indeed where they are, and the purpose of their body and place, in the world. .