Smashwords book reviews by atomecko

  • Blood Sacrifice: The Avebury Legacy (Vampires: The New Age #1) on Dec. 30, 2014

    I got this book for free in exchange for a review. That said, I really enjoyed it. It's short, but complete. There are no loose ends (though I look forward to a sequel!) and the plot is well tied together. There's a magic ritual, vampire lore, a bit of old Arthrinian feeling, a dash of has it all and leaves the reader feeling satisfied. It ends on a happy note and is perfect for an afternoon book with a cup of tea.
  • The Diablo Ouija on June 23, 2015

    Found for free at Smashwords. Short, quick, to the point--and with an ominious end! A nice little part of the Haward mysteries.
  • Stockings - Two Haward Mysteries Christmas Short Stories on June 23, 2015

    Found for free on Smashwords. After the first installment of the Haward Mysteries (The Diablo Ouija), this one is a balm for the spirit and an pair of heart warming Christmas stories!
  • Rite Name on June 24, 2015
    (no rating)
    Found for free on smashwords. A charming story about the boys making their first steps in magic.
  • Chip Off the Old Block? on June 24, 2015

    Found for free on smashwords. A clever take on the Anti-Christ with a side of love.
  • The Trade on June 24, 2015

    Received for free from an event from the publisher. Short, sexy, and filled with fun characters; perfect for a coffee break!
  • Three Bullets on June 24, 2015

    Received for free from the publisher during an event. While the ending was meh (I'd be worried that Bae would feel like a prostitute), it was short and sexy enough to be enjoyable.
  • An Amusement on June 24, 2015

    Received for free from an event from the publisher. Dangerously sexy with a mystery tossed in--looking for the next book now!
  • Rage on June 24, 2015

    An excellent sequel that brings more questions.
  • Bonds of Fire on June 24, 2015

    Perfect for a quick afternoon read, fans of dragons will love this one. Dragon bonds, family bonds, and a new relationship--plus some baby dragons--abound in this quickie. Love to see more!
  • The End Of The Journey on June 24, 2015

    Received for free from the publisher during an event. I teetered between 2 and 3 stars for this--the bit at the beginning about how the story began as a fanfiction confused me as I'm a reader of the fandom it started in and it was a bit difficult to follow as more background information would have made clear what war was happening, what the players were (demon-raiser??). On the other hand, this seems to be the first in the series and one can hope that the questions raised here will be answered soon because this? Is an excellent start to something good.
  • When Darkness Beckons on June 24, 2015

    Received for free from the publisher during an event. A pair of well written ghost stories for Halloween--even better when they're read aloud with a group I suspect!
  • Mocker of Ravens on June 27, 2015

    I haven't yet read other parts of the series, but I'm definitely going to now. It's a short story compared to the other books she's written, but it's well crafted, full of adventure, and has a bit of romance. In short, everything I've come to expect and love about Hawk's work.
  • Maelstrom on Dec. 11, 2015

    Another excellent installment. Bought and read in the same day because I was too excited to not read it. Whyborne and Griffith, Christine and Iskander, a town that is alive, a prophecy, a mystery to be solved, good winning the day--this book has everything I've come to love about this series. I cannot wait for the next installment.
  • Fallow on Aug. 06, 2016

    Oh what can I say? I love the history -- especially learning about the poor farms -- and the magic was as usually well done. Christine and Iskander are amazing and lovely -- definitely love it when they work together and when they flip usual gender roles. And Griffin and Whyborne continue to almost break my heart and seamlessly put it back together, they're that beautiful.
  • The Forgotten Dead on June 10, 2022

  • Sailor's Delight on Oct. 08, 2023

    A delightful story expertly woven into the theme of both rosh hasanah and yom Kippur.