Unicorn Productions

Publisher info

Unicorn Productions was born in the late 1990s to publish the graphic novels and one-shot comics by Barbara G.Tarn.
Those photocopied zines with the unicorn logo are now out of print, so the dozen lucky readers who have them might one day get rich.
Now the imprint is alive again thanks to new technology. It's slowly expanding to other genres...
Barbara G.Tarn writes fantasy and some sci-fi, contemporary fiction including M/M romance and historical fantasy.
Barbara Sangiorgio is for the stories set in Italy that would get lost in translation and were written in the past century.

Smashwords Interview

Why do I get a unicorn instead of an author picture on this page?
Because that's the logo I used on my photocopied zines back in the 1990s - and still is on the POD version of my books. E-books don't have rooms for logos, so there you have it! :)
It's now also on the publisher's page at http://www.unicornproductionsbooks.com/
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I hate legalese and contracts. And I'm a control freak. And I'm too prolific for traditional publishing. And I write unconventional stuff with unconventional voice, so... indie a go go! :)

I'm very happy to be able to go out there and find my readers. I have a niche that traditional publishers won't cover. So, if you're an adult who still loves fantasy and sci-fi and other wondrous stories, check me out! :) Someone once told me I reminded her of George R.R. Martin, but since I haven't started on Game of Thrones yet, I have no idea. I haven't read Tolkien, so you won't find any of that for sure! :) No quests and no coming of age, but the rest... anything goes! Character-oriented and probably shorter than what traditional publishers want, but I believe the story has the length it has and I'm sick of pumping up wordcount to meed "industry standards"!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Unicorn Productions online


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Two Tales of the Northern Kingdoms
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Two short stories of the northern kingdoms of Silvery Earth.
Kilig la Spada
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,530. Language: Italian. Published: December 4, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Storia della gilda degli assassini e degli amori di Kilig la Spada
Kilig e Hakeem
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: Italian. Published: November 23, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
la seconda parte della storia di Kilig la Spada, con la sua storia d'amore più grande
Beautiful
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A fairy tale retelling, a sweet m/m romance, a Silvery Earth novel.
Rajveer the Vampire
Series: Vampires Through the Centuries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.50)
A vampire through the centuries - an historical fantasy novel.
Firebird
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
He doesn't have a name. Or better, he doesn't remember it. A Silvery Earth novella.
Racconti Vari
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,060. Language: Italian. Published: October 11, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Evoluzione di una scrittrice dal 1986 al 2003, racconti vari italiani
Yash and Ryo Lost in the Milky Way
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Yash runs away from his home planet to escape abuse. A short-lived rush through the Milky Way with mob-son Ryo of Xi-kong.
Star Minds Interregnum
Series: Star Minds. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
a collection of stories in the Star Minds universe not directly related to the trilogy and its sequels.
Star Minds Interregnum - Galaxy Police
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two "Star Minds Interregnum" stories involving the galaxy police
Star Minds Interregnum - Telepaths
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two Star Minds Interregnum stories about two cousins who share the gift of telepathy.
Saif e Kilig
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,390. Language: Italian. Published: July 29, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kilig la Spada – parte prima La storia d'amore tra Saif e il suo allievo fino all'arrivo di un bambino con gli occhi verdi...
Star Minds Chasing Stardom
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Two novellas set in the galactic music world: the (auto)biography of Zaphadin, the King of Music, and Stardust Kay-low's rise to fame when the King gave up his crown. Bonus story: Astrid chasing stardom in the movie business. The next generation of Star Minds is still out in the galaxy.
King of Music - Zaphadin
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The true story of the man behind the myth. A Star Minds novella.
Star Minds Next Generation - Kay-low
Series: Star Minds. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ten years after Star Minds Next Generation, Kay-low tries to carve his way to galactic stardom in the music business.
Star Minds Next Generation Diaries
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
The companion of the next generation novel with the story of how Shan-leo lost his arm, the diaries of Mayumi, Wim, Hiro and T'ymi'chel (or the novel seen from other points of view), and then Dadina five years later. Cover story: S.E.T.H. or Izzy-lee's quest to recover her beloved.
The Young King
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A mighty warrior kills his own general to save the gorgeous young king, and then struggles to keep control over his emotions.
Star Minds Next Generation
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
Aristocratic adventurer on a starship called "outlaw". The next generation of Star Minds is out in the galaxy.
Il giovane re
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: Italian. Published: January 22, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Un guerriero coraggioso uccide il suo generale per salvare il bellissimo giovane re e poi lotta per manterere il controllo sulle sue emozioni. Questo racconto fantasy è incluso anche nella raccolta "Amori maschili a Terra d'Argento"
Kilig the Sword
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,300. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kilig's life story from apprentice of an assassin to retired headmaster, and of the two green-eyed men who stole his heart
Kilig & Hakeem
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The whole story of Kilig and Hakeem's love - an assassin and his lover.
Guisarme
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: Free! Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Members of the Assassins' Guild can be as honorable as anyone. They might be trained to kill, but they're just people with loved ones to protect and avenge. This short story is also included in "Saif&Kilig" and in the free anthology with various authors "Wyrd Worlds 2"
Saif & Kilig
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,320. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The love story between Saif and his apprentice - an assassin and his lover.
Hakeem's Rival (Kilig&Hakeem #3)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
After the Guilds' war, southern assassin Sabre joins Godwalkar's, to Hakeem's dismay. And a new Empire is born.
Kilig's Heart (Kilig&Hakeem #2)
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,000. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The southern kingdoms are no more, but the Assassins' Guild is still there – honorable men who would never hurt women or children. Saif's legacy continues. Kilig and Hakeem explore their passion and get involved into a Guilds' war. Honorable assassins on the move. A Silvery Earth novella.
Body Switches
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
There’s a witch on the loose and she can turn our lives upside down. Samantha enjoys toying with us and she switches bodies at will. That’s the challenge Johnny & Marian, Ciaran & Harith and Pat & Babs have to deal with. Three novellas with a common denominator: Samantha the witch! Enjoy this humorous tales of body switches.
Amori maschili a Terra d'Argento
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: Italian. Published: September 19, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
5 storie di amori maschili attraverso la storia di Terra d'Argento. Collezione dei racconti lunghi"Smeraldo e Kyrio" (1300), "L'eredità di Saif" (1600) e "Allan de Sayek" (1700) e i racconti "Il giovane re" (1400) e "I signori della guerra" (1500).
L'eredità di Saif
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: Italian. Published: September 2, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
I regni del sud sono caduti, ma la Gilda degli Assassini c'è ancora – uomini d'onore che non farebbero mai del male a donne o bambini. Saif è vissuto come taglialegna per quindici anni, ma sul letto di morte chiama il suo ex allievo Kilig. L'eredità di Saif, suo figlio Hakeem, lo vendicherà e probabilmente curerà il cuore spezzato di Kilig.
Pat & Babs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,690. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Pat is a career woman Babs is a creative genius. The last experiment by Samantha the Witch – shorter body switch but with unexpected consequences, especially for Babs and her housemates. Bonus story: how Kyle and Rohit met in Rome.
Smeraldo e Kyrio
Series: Terra d'Argento in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: Italian. Published: August 12, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Essere un uomo nel regno di Maadre è dura, soprattutto con la fondatrice, Amazzonia. Quando Smeraldo viene mandato all'Appartamento della Regina, non si aspetta crudeltà. Solo un mercante straniero può aiutarlo a riprendersi dallo shock.
More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms - volume 1
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,070. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Southern Kingdoms of Varia consider themselves at the height of civilization. A tour of the southern courts at the time of the Tales of the Southern Kingdoms grandfathers.
Amrendra
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
The story of the twin royalty of Amrendra. A novella of the southern kingdoms of Silvery Earth.
The Hooded Man
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Going home after fifteen years can be surprising... A young man heads back to his hometown to his beloved and finds a cruel governor ruling the city. But now he has secret skills to help him overcome.
Amazon Summer
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The second collection of stories set in the Queendom of Maadre a.k.a. Amazons Country. "Amazons' Men" shows the men themselves – public men or slaves, but still human.
Uncommon Amazons
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,920. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Welcome to the Queendom of Maadre, where women rule. "Uncommon Amazons" shows how men can be treated very differently by two sisters. Meet Danilisa and Malianna – and their slaves.
Fratelli e Sorelle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,150. Language: Italian. Published: May 17, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Due fratelli e due sorelle rimasti orfani negli anni 80. Dalla vita studentesca a quella lavorativa, amici, amori e altre catastrofi. Un narratore onniscente per i Castelgrande e i loro amici.
Variazioni sul Tema Medievali
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 25, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Due brevi racconti per le amanti di yaoi e quelli che non hanno timore di un po' di surrealismo (o meglio, mancanza di realismo) nelle storie...
Amazon Spring
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A collection of stories set in the Queendom of Maadre a.k.a. Amazons Country. From the death of Queen Amazonia to shorter stories, meet the only country on Silvery Earth where women rule and men have no voice and no rights. New story: The Public Man – or male prostitutes in the Queendom! Leone thinks he has the best job in the country – until he realizes not everybody likes Public Men…
Star Minds Frammenti
Series: Star Minds in italiano. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,470. Language: Italian. Published: March 30, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Il compagno di Star Minds con prequel da diversi punti di vista, ma anche un'altra prospettiva sull'intera trilogia – cosa è successo veramente all'ibrido chiamato M'aera S'iva.
Star Minds Frammenti - Donne
Series: Star Minds in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: Italian. Published: March 15, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Due prequel autoconclusivi di Star Minds: un racconto lungo e uno breve che si svolgono anni prima della serie.
Stella Cadente
Series: Star Minds in italiano. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,860. Language: Italian. Published: March 3, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Kol-ian, col cuore a pezzi, si rifugia sulla Terra. Un prequel di Angelo Tecnologico.
Star Minds - la trilogia
Series: Star Minds in italiano. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,570. Language: Italian. Published: February 9, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
la trilogia completa - tre libri dalla partenza di Kol-ian dalla Terra alla fine delle sue disavventure.
Mercanti di Schiavi (Star Minds #3)
Series: Star Minds in italiano, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,040. Language: Italian. Published: February 2, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
E' impossibile conoscere la profondità dei sentimenti. Quando l'ex-ragazza di Gaurishankar sparisce, lui va a salvarla, se non altro per amore del fratello. Ma il pianeta del piacere può essere una trappola e mettersi contro i mercanti di schiavi non è semplice. Ossessioni e passioni non ricambiate sul pianeta del piacere e oltre nell'ultimo libro di Star Minds.
Legame Mentale (Star Minds #2)
Series: Star Minds in italiano, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,160. Language: Italian. Published: January 19, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Signori oscuri e viscidi Sauriani nel seguito di Angelo Tecnologico.
Male Lovers of Silvery Earth
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,840. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
5 stories of male lovers throughout the history of Silvery Earth. Collection of the novellas "The Death of Queen Amazonia" (1300s), "Saif's Legacy" (1600s) and "Allan de Sayek" (1700s) and the short story "The Lords of War" (from Tales of the Southern Kingdoms vol.2 – 1500s). New story: "The Young King", the first of "More Tales of the Southern Kingdoms" (1400s)
Saif's Legacy
Series: Silvery Earth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
The southern kingdoms are no more, but the Assassins' Guild is still there – honorable men who would never hurt women or children. Saif has been living as a woodcutter for fifteen years, but on his deathbed he calls for his former apprentice, Kilig. Saif's legacy – his son Hakeem – will avenge him, and possibly mend Kilig's broken heart.
Angelo Tecnologico (Star Minds #1)
Series: Star Minds in italiano, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,570. Language: Italian. Published: December 7, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Un cuore spezzato apre gli occhi. Quando Kol-ian viene respinto dal suo "angelo", trova rifugio sull'arretrata Terra. Finché non prova il desiderio di tornare nel circuito galattico e provare la vita degli avventurieri. Cyborg, mutaforma, telepati senza cuore e due Terrestri a spasso per la Via Lattea molto prima del resto del pianeta blu.
Star Minds Snippets
Series: Star Minds. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
The companion to Star Minds has prequels from different points of view, but also another perspective on the whole series – what really happened to the hybrid called M'aera S'iva. 10 stories of various length in the Star Minds universe.
Half-blood
Series: Star Minds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The true story of hybrid M'aera S'iva, an alien "angel". A Star Minds Snippet telling the story of a secondary character of the main series.
Shooting Star
Series: Star Minds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Heartbroken Kol-ian seeks refuge on Earth. A stand-alone prequel to Technological Angel.


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Unicorn Productions' favorite authors on Smashwords

Alice Charles
Latest book: Lipstick Tales. Published November 2, 2012. (5.00 from 1 review)
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Latest book: The Queen's Butterflies. Published July 6, 2011. (4.00 from 1 review)
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Latest book: Due Cuori Nalee. Published October 22, 2017.
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Latest book: The Door. Published February 13, 2017.
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Latest book: Imagination. Published December 15, 2012.
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Latest book: Reader. Published May 15, 2016.

Smashwords book reviews by Unicorn Productions

  • The Black God's War: A Novella Introducing a New Epic Fantasy on Sep. 11, 2010

    A good taste of a bigger tale for all epic fantasy lovers out there.
  • Twenty-Somewhere on Dec. 12, 2010

    I've long forgotten my 20s and I'm Italian (therefore with a different educational background, even from England), but I really enjoyed this story. It's witty, funny and dramatic at the same time. The characters are very real to me, even if I'm a foreigner and could be their mum. I look forward to read more about Sophie, Claudia and MJ!
  • 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire on Feb. 22, 2011

    Very funny and highly entertaining, with some real travel tips thrown in - will have to keep this until the day I meet Louis de Pointe du Lac (Hollywood version, please)! Great job - must check the novels and will ASAP!
  • Wandering Koala meets the Beast who came for Christmas 1 of 3 on May 21, 2011

    cool comic (an special thanks to the author for the article on "I love Smashwords")
  • Wandering Koala rides The Phantom Coach comic 1 on May 21, 2011

    I like the mute protagonist! :-)
  • The Bones of the Sea on May 23, 2011

    A very captivating sci-fi tale on how humans tend to destroy everything in their wake. If you had to face the protagonist's situation, what would YOU do?
  • Shades of Gray on June 23, 2011

    OK, first of all, I'm not a fan of vampires and I'm stuck to Ann Rice's first 3 books (and I prefer the movie of Interview anyway, but I read also the Vampire Lestat and Queen of Darkness, then I had enough of the gore and quit). BUT Katelina's "voice" is so strong and funny (and in third person, yay!) that I really rushed through this. The right amount of gore, sex and humor, so to speak. And I look forward to start the second book of the series and all the short stories I skipped so far.
  • Legacy of Ghosts on July 21, 2011

    it's good to be back in this world, even if Katelina is sometimes annoyingly stupid... but then, no conflict/wrong choices/stupid reactions, no story, right? Looking forward to the third book...
  • The Changeling King on Aug. 04, 2011

    This is epic fantasy fantasy at its best, with visitors from Earth thrown to an alien world and viceversa. Action and humor are intertwined in a style I found very original and sort of old fashioned (reminding me of 19th century British novels) but good. It's the first of a series but has a kind of close in spite of the open ending. I might enjoy exploring this world again in the future, especially for the British flavor.
  • Cigs, Bolan & Strange Men with Guns on Aug. 09, 2011

    a fast and entertaining read. Looking forward to more!
  • Alien Abduction on Sep. 19, 2011

    5 star story with 3 star execution. Lots of head hopping and omniscient narrator (which isn't necessarily bad, but needs some getting used to), and lots of indirect speech. The story is told more than shown and sometimes the repetitions slow down the action. I have very mixed feelings about this, I admit it! I liked the story, but those huge blocks of text made it for a slow read... do I want more? Maybe. Yeah, I guess I want to know what's next. But I'm not in a rush.
  • Flidderbugs on Sep. 20, 2011

    I'm not a fan of talking animals (and even less insects), but this satire was wonderful. I read it in two sitting and recommend it to both adults and children - the latter will enjoy the story, but their parents will be able to read the subtext. Must check more about this author!
  • Ties of Blood on Sep. 25, 2011

    It's good to be back in this world. It's bad it's not the last book and the happily ever after seems so far away. I KNOW the next thing on Jorick and Katelina's schedule won't go as smoothly as they plan! And I'll have to wait until next year? Yikes! That's torturing your readers! Anyway, another dose of fun AND gore with the right amount of sex and action was very welcome... Did I mention that Jorick has become my favorite vampire? And I have mixed feelings about the newcomer, red-headed Verchiel... much like Katelina!
  • The 4 Types of Artists – Starving, Dying, Dead, and Rich! on Sep. 26, 2011

    Absolutely love the Mighty Caricaturist - and if she feels like Hulk, I'll kindly remind her she's more like a She-Hulk (i.e. she has a brain)! Way to go, Shafali! We want more!
  • The 5 P's of Creativity on Sep. 26, 2011

    Can't stick to those even if I'm "part-time" artist, but it's lovely... Will be waiting for more Shafali fun!
  • Coming Home (Dicky's Story) on Oct. 06, 2011

    A very funny and inspirational story. I usually don't like first person narration, but this was another exception - the witty (male) protagonist captured me from the very beginning and I couldn't let the book down. Having Jewish friends and in spite of being very bad at maths, I figured out it's set in the 23rd century - but it's a very different century from Star Trek! ;-) A post-apocalyptic Earth and those Black Coats that reminded me of A stranger among us - underground. I recommend it to anyone who wants an uplifting love-story, regardless of his/her religion. Oh, but it's a sci-fi romance, so no hardcore sci-fi fans! ;-)
  • Doodling on Oct. 24, 2011

    this fast and funny satire reminded me of the Little Prince (although I read it many many years ago, but the traveling through planets or asteroids is similar) AND the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. A very enjoyable read.
  • The Glendale Witch on Oct. 29, 2011

    I'm not really in the target audience for this book, but it is well written and fast paced and with some underlying humor (unless it's the cynical adult me who saw it). Recommended for all YA readers, but mostly girls. Ever wanted to be a witch? This is the book for ya!
  • The Other Slipper on Feb. 20, 2012

    A Cinderella spinoff or at least another take on the glass slippers story. A funny and entertaining mission where not everything is as expected - quite the opposite! For fairy tales and fantasy lovers of all ages.
  • In My Shoes on March 18, 2012

    I won this book in a giveaway, which means I might have not put it on my TBR list, but I enjoyed it nevertheless - in spite of not being the target audience. It's a fun read, the only critique I have is the use of first person but from two characters point of view, which sometimes makes it hard to understand who's talking until a few paragraphs in the chapter as both characters sound the same. It's a great body swap story, though, and I'm glad I had the chance to read it!
  • Two People Having Sex (An Erotic Parody) on March 27, 2012

    It’s brilliant and funny! It’s also very short, so really, give it a shot – I love parodies when they’re well done!
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on May 05, 2012

    A must for all indie authors - even those who are already aware of those "secrets". There's no one way for everyone, but it all starts with one Great Book. And another. And another. Fair companion to the Marketing Guide by the same author.
  • Masked Identities on May 24, 2012

    probably because I'm not American, I couldn't relate to the main story, but I loved the Victorian London parts. I wish Sebastian and Ambrose's story was the main and only story... but now I'm going to check other books by this author!
  • Wrath, Prequel to Tredan's Bane on July 12, 2012

    a good world building setting up for the novel. Interesting views of magic - should try the novel sometime in the future. Short but good!
  • Lipstick Tales on Nov. 07, 2012

    Quick and sweet reads for romantic moods... Hoping to see longer works from this author soon!
  • Ashes of Deceit on Jan. 24, 2013

    Another instalment in my favorite vampire series - and I'm not a vampire fan, in case you're wondering. My first and last vampires books were the first 3 Ann Rice's books in the late 1990s and I was so NOT impressed that I quit after Queen of the Damned and thought I'd never read another vampire book after those 3. Then comes the new millennium, blogging and Joleene Naylor. Now I'll have to wait for book 5, gah! Anyway, I still love her humor, her perfect balance of adult themes and gore, and her crazy characters who often take over her blog, so you better follow that as well. Sometimes I feel sorry for Katelina and Jorick - will they ever be free? ;) And what is really going on in Verchiel's head? Only the author will tell...
  • Fiction River: Unnatural Worlds on May 01, 2013

    Okay, can't give the half-star here, but it's 3 and a half if I do the maths. This anthology was a great read. Glad Dean Wesley Smith and Kris Rusch went back to editing and publishing! 5 stars to: "The grasshopper and my Aunts", "Here, Kitty Kitty", Shadow side. 4 stars to: "Life between dreams", "That lost riddle", "Barbarians". 3 stars to: "Finally family", "Sisters", "Dog Boy Remembers". 2 stars to: "True Calling", "A taste of joie de vivre", "The witch's house" If you like short stories, don't miss it! :)
  • Oglers Inc. - 6 Stages of Ogling on May 18, 2013

    This is a verbal caricature as funny as the others. Especially for us women, used to those oglers throughout our lives. She nailed it again! Yay for the Caricaturist!
  • Wyrd Worlds on Sep. 12, 2013

    I'm in the anthology, so I didn't count my own story. I divided the star rating by 13 stories. My favorites are (in no particular order - or better in the order I read them in the anthology) The blue fial Explain that to a martian The Imaginary Invasion Monday Imps Mesrin Station
  • The Italian School for Assassins on May 06, 2014

    Just couldn't put it down. Loved the witty humor, the action and the romance. Highly recommended.
  • Jinx And The Faerie Dragons on Aug. 23, 2014

    old or young, if you believe in faeries, check this out. Faeries are cute, but faery dragons are even cuter! And the story was the right length for my tastes (I don't like short short stories). Here's to more on faeries and faery dragons!
  • Bluebell The Fairy Guide on Aug. 25, 2014

    a short, lovely fairy tale with a blind girl... because faeries love children, and I do believe in them even if I'm a grownup!
  • The Great Tadpole Rescue on Aug. 25, 2014

    a lovely story of saving tadpoles with lots of faeries
  • Goodies For Grandmother on Aug. 25, 2014

    a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a brownie instead of the wolf!
  • Thistle The Fairy Trickster on Aug. 25, 2014

    Cry wolf with faeries... what else can you ask for?
  • Wyrd Worlds II on Sep. 27, 2014

    Since I'm one of the participating authors, I rated the single stories, summed the stars I gave and divided them by 18 (didn't count my own story, of course) to have an overall rating. My five stars stories are: Humanity was delicious My last day Rock of Ages Quest for the purple pumkin At the bottom of the lake Changing everything All very different ranging from humor to drama, children to adult. Well done, fellow Wyrd Worlders!
  • Strange Portals - Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology on Dec. 15, 2014

    I have two stories in this anthology, so I didn't count them. I rated the single stories and half of them are five stars! :) The other half takes down the count, and that's why the whole anthology has only 4... Great job, fellow inkslingers!
  • When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology on Oct. 08, 2015

    I gave star ratings to each story, then divided the total by 24 (excluding my story, of course). The favorite stories are: Midnight Summons, Loving Reflections, The Blue Die, Behind the Door, Legends and Lies, Reapers, Beldren and Through the Willow Tree! Way to go, fellow authors!
  • Fangs & Fun on Sep. 22, 2016

    quick, short and fun. I might not be familiar with Mr. Harvey's work, but I'm a fan of Miss Naylor and it was great seeing her vampires guest-star in this book!
  • Eadweard - A Story Of 1066 on Nov. 01, 2016

    a good retelling of the battle from the point of view of a young, very young Saxon soldier at his first battle.
  • The Battles Of Hastings on Nov. 02, 2016

    a time travel and alternative version of the well-known battle - maybe with a twist? An entertaining and funny adventure of Catastrophe Jane!
  • They Marvel at the Star on Nov. 10, 2016

    An interesting retelling of the Battle.
  • Dead Money on Nov. 27, 2016

    a great poker thriller