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Smashwords book reviews by deerbulldozer

  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on May 24, 2016

    What a wonderful surprise to find this story. It is well constructed, with excellent punctuation, grammar and style. There are elements that any reader will like, including a great main character, a compelling plot that moves quickly. The writing is vivid and gritty. My favorite part is that the story has a sub plot that includes a love story. I think they call this cross plotting, where the writer tells a story that appeals to macho men who like jets and bombs and action, but also includes a love story about a great man and how much he loves his wife. I highly recommend this story and the rest of the stories in this series by Malcolm Torres.
  • "Ghost On the High Seas" on Nov. 18, 2016

    This story has many of the sea story tropes that have been used for many years. It borders on being a cliche, but the author tells it authentically. Of course a ship is doomed and her crew in peril.
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Nov. 18, 2016

    Bone up (lol) on your MS Word skills before attempting this. If you are not an advanced user of Word you will be by the time you are done with the exercise. There are quite a few people on fiverr who will format your ebook for 20$ so that's a possibility.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Nov. 21, 2016

    If I have to choose between marketing and formatting my eBook, I'm going to spend my time marketing. The reason I'm more into marketing is because it's mostly about networking in person and on line. This book is full of great ideas to build my audience and that suites my personality. But this is a catch 22, because if my book is not formatted properly it won't look good and it won't sell. Still, though, I'll hire a MS Word expert to format my book and do the marketing myself. This book is full of great ideas but it needs an update for 2017.
  • To End All Wars on Nov. 21, 2016

    Thanks to the author Mr Townsend, for this weird and wonderful little war story. An ancient soldier who has been through the ages on battlefields around the world tells the story. Some great narrative tricks.
  • Stellar Ark on Nov. 22, 2016

    I read this on my phone on he bus. It's a good escape from my everyday boring life to the frozen wastes of south pole. The author has his main characters investigate an alien ship that is frozen in the ice. Weirdness and hostility ensues.