Su Halfwerk writes in the horror and paranormal romance genres. From a tender age, the written word left a strong impression on her, later on terrifying, blood-chilling books became the object of her interest. Su’s style in horror combines shuddery terror with elements of surprise; some would even call it an enigmatic twist. In the world of paranormal romance, she transforms the desire to scare into a quest to seduce and tantalize.
Her book, His to Possess, is a finalist in the 2011 EPIC Awards in the Paranormal Romance category.
When not writing, Su is designing book trailers for herself and other authors.
Intricate Entanglement is Su’s latest release from Damnation Books, a mix of a thriller with an overlay of maddening darkness.
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Smashwords book reviews by Su Halfwerk
- Midnight Theatre: Tales of Terror
on March 22, 2011
Reading Midnight Theatre: Tales of Terror is like stepping through a multi-layered universe created by Greg Chapman. Each story weaves facts interlaced with references to events in history or literature pieces. I can’t divulge more than to avoid giving the stories away. I can, however, give couple of examples of how the novella affected me; I feel the time differently now, especially any references to Déjà vu; Halloween will hold new dark corners for me, in those corners other beings dwell, engrossed in their own activities.
This book gave me the same feeling I got when I watched the movie Dark City, it has a delicious mixture of darkness, intrigue, and hope for the best.
A brilliant read for horror aficionados.
- The Demon Is In The Details
on May 24, 2011
I liked the plot...a lot.
But the story dragged at places with lots of self doubt. Also, Stella's emotions were not thought through. One moment crying (lots of that) then confident verbal teasing, then certainty to fulfill her destiny, and finally throwing up or feeling like it ( a lot of that too). In one day she moved from a watering can to demon slaying machine!
I think with a bit of editing to:
- Remove or replace the repeated reactions
- To fix few typos toward the end
- Reduce the repeated emotions
This book can be great.
The idea is nice, but sometimes it got lost in the details.
- Tempestuous Tales
on Sep. 21, 2011
Delphi Connors, Casey Smith, and Tracie Brown are more than 3 modern women with busy lives and real problems. They are women living their lives the way they wished them to be…too good to be true. Something is amiss in that perfection, for each one of them is touched by a curse that turned their lives and their loved ones' around.
Vanishing at Mountain Creek, Flickering Candles, and The Trip Back Home are the 3 twisted stories of these successful women's lives. We learn through this book that success comes at a price; a high one at times.
Tempestuous Tales is a delightful mix of suspense, thriller, and romance. I wished it never finished. I loved the way the author played on those 3 urban legends/stories and formed them to tell current stories, with current and real problems, yielding them to suit current times.
I was drawn into the book and wish there's a book 2 in the making, since the last scene in the book is so gripping and full of hints/suggestions that I need to find out how…well, I don't write spoilers, so you'll have to read that scene for yourself. The last scene really got to me in ways I can't explain. There's hope, fear, disappointment, and a bit of desperation. How can you hate someone who did and meant good? Well, I faced that dilemma right at the end and I'm still carrying it with me. The best and strongest ending possible for this book!
on Nov. 16, 2012
Claire and Brandon are two concerned parents for the safety of their six year-old son, Harrison. The threat to their precious child is a result of his genius and nothing else.
The story takes place in the future, when control over everything ensures people's safety, unless they happen to be too smart for their own good.
This simple and touching story remained with me for a while after reading it for many reasons, one of which is the twist toward the end. The writing was smooth, the parents' reactions and fears real, and Harrison was believable.
The questions this book raise are how far parents would go to protect their children? And will that protectiveness cloud their judgment?
Alexander and Lynette Sofras make a perfect team. Though short, Surveillance is tightly and ingeniously woven without stretching our imagination beyond belief.
I look forward to reading the full-length stories of the tiny previews of books to come at the end of Surveillance
- Irish Inheritance
on Feb. 28, 2014
Two people from different parts of the world (English actress Jenna Sutton and American artist Guy Sinclair) inherit a house in Ireland. At first glance, they aren’t related and the decision to sell the house and split the money is the simplest and most logical application to their joint Irish inheritance.
But curiosity plays a big part in what unfolds next. The house is shrouded in mystery, most of it undocumented. Jenna and Guy go through their families’ history to determine their connection…for these two were attracted to each other as soon as they met at the airport, knowing about their ancestors and how they are related was necessary.
Jenna and Guy’s attraction, reactions, dreams, and even unreasonableness at times were real. This is a story that can happen and because of this I couldn’t put the book down. I had to understand the link between them, how they overcome life’s obstacles that separated them, be it preconceived ideas about one another or real problems.
Plus there’s the added advantage of reading about and falling in love with Ireland.
Totally worth the five stars and even more. Again, Paula Martin delivers and exceeds expectations.