Donald H Sullivan


I'm a native Floridian, retired from the US Army, I started writing in the army, mostly training and tech manuals. Boring stuff, but it whetted my interest in writing. I've written sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries, humor, fantasies, horror, and more. I'm now living in NC. While in the army, I served in air defense artillery, military intelligence, and psychological operations. I also worked in Federal Civil Service as a quality assurance specialist, ammunition surveillance. I love writing, reading, most kinds of music, and animals--especially dogs.

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A Profile of Dementia
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2017 . Categories: Essay » Sociology
This book describes the ordeals of a dementia patient and the caregiver.
Our Canine Companions Featuring Whiskers
Price: $2.70 USD. Words: 30,570. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A book all about dogs. Contains a novella (Whiskers) plus 3 short stories. Also contains true stories of heroic deeds plus many fascinating facts about dogs. The novella, Whiskers, has been compared to such stories as Lassie and Homeward Bound, yet it is a different kind of "lost dog" story. The 3 short stories are about a runaway boy, an unhappy little girl, and a woman facing an escaped killer
Вьетнам. Размышления дознавателя
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: Russian. Published: June 13, 2016 by Boris Seaweed. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military » Military / Vietnam War
Рассказ солдата армии США, служившего во время войны во Вьетнаме дознавателем/переводчиком в Службе психологических операций при штабе Командования по оказанию военной помощи Вьетнаму. Книга состоит из воспоминаний и размышлений автора.
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The Empress of the Galactic Empire offers Captain Wolfeye, most notorious and wanted space pirate in the galaxy complete amnesty...if he can rescue her daughter from rebels. They are holding her for ransom, but have a history of killing hostages even when their demands are met. Wolfeye accepts, but finds that he will be dealing with an evil, cunning, and very dangerous rebel leader.
Project Genesis: plus Life pod
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two stories 1. A team of one astronaut and four scientists is on a space station for the duration of an apocalyptic war. Their mission : to re-populate Earth using frozen gametes and artificial wombs if it becomes necessary. One of the scientists goes berserk, jeopardizing the mission, and lives of the others.. 2. Life Pod. Two astronauts fight to settle an old grudge while on a mission.
The Practical Joke Plus the Deer Hunters*The Blizzard*The Diamond Ring
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Contains four stories, all with unexpected endings. A practical joke gone wrong, Deer hunters find more than deer. A lost and found diamond ring. Lost in a blizzard.
Secrets of a Psycho Plus Curse of the Voodoo Man
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Two stories. 1. Secrets of a Psycho. Alfred does his victims a "favor" by killing them, and has them to dance on their graves for his pleasure. He keeps a secret diary of his activities. 2. Curse of the Voodoo Man. Tom Bauer heckles a nightclub entertainer called Dan the Voodoo Man. Tom laughs off a curse the Voodoo man places on him, but strange things begin to happen.
The Temple of Eden Plus The Weed
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Here are two stories: Paul discovers that the god his people worship is an ancient computer. Because of this his life is in danger. Someone wants to hide this fact from the people. The Weed: Hank discovers a strange weed in his garden. Rather than chop it he decides to see what develops. He is horrified at what happens.
The Man With Two Minds Plus Mindswitch
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
1. Man with two minds.An alien attempts to take over the mind of Earthman Jake Stewart, but is only partially successful with each struggling for complete control. Jake comes to realize that the winner of the struggle could affect the survival of Earth itself. 2.Mindswitch. An alien kidnaps and swaps minds with a man so it can spy on Earth in the man's body. The man remains imprisoned in his ship
Elfenwurl Plus The Kidnapped Unicorn
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Here are two stories: In "Elfenwurl" A homeless alcoholic becomes king of the elfin kingdom, and that's when his troubles start. In "The Kidnapped Unicorn" A young wizard is sent on a quest to retrieve a pet unicorn stolen from the prince by a powerful evil wizard, who plans to use the unicorn's magic for evil purposes.
A Journey Too Far Plus Imposter
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Two stories. "A Journey Too Far:" An astronaut returns to Earth to find no humans, but a world of Robots and androids at war with each other. "Imposter:" A robotics engineer poses as an android to leave Earth for a terradome on Mars before a huge asteroid hits Earth, because of a feud with the man charged with making the passenger list for the flight. A few androids go to perform hazardous duties.
The Hands of Fate Plus Beasts of the Outlands
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Two stories; "The Hands of Fate" A man cruelly runs over a fox adding to his long list of cruelties to animals. The fox has its revenge in spades. "Beasts of the Outlands" A young Komandi shaman is sent into the outlands to investigate the appearance of strange and dangerous beasts. He encounters perilous situations with the creatures...and meets an alien from another world.
Mistress of Magic plus Ghost of a Psycho
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Contains two stories. Mistress of Magic: A popular TV illusionist comes across a real magic wand that belonged to Merlin. The wand leads her on a perilous journey to another world. Ghost of a Psycho: A couple buys an old house that is said to be haunted. The laugh it off, but learn that it is true. It is haunted by the evil ghost of a homicidal maniac.
Raw Deal Plus No Place to Hide
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
In "Raw Deal" April becomes pregnant during an affair with a co-worker who is married. She refuses his demand for an abortion and he plots to kill her. In "No Place to Hide" Mary Spencer vacations on a small offshore island while recuperating from a messy divorce. While dining in the hotel restaurant she is shocked to hear two men in an adjoining booth plotting to kill her.
Abused plus The Ghost in the Beach House
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Josh, badly mistreated by his alcoholic parents runs away. On the road he is picked up by a child molester. After a scary experience, he is again picked up, this time by an old lady. Upon hearing of his abusive parents she takes him into her rural home. Helping her with the chores, Josh is the happiest he has ever been, until one day a sheriff's deputy pulls up to her house.
The Walking Corpse Plus Do Not Disturb: Two Scary Tales
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
In "The Walking Corpse" three boys find a coffin while exploring the basement system of an old abandoned prison. They are horrified to find a zombie inside which comes to life before their eyes. In "Do Not Disturb" two brothers search for buried treasure rumored to be near an old cemetery. What the boys think to be a buried treasure chest is a coffin which holds a long dead vampire, now awakening.
The Spirit of Drusilla Plus Sanctuary
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Two stories: 1. Spirit ofThe Drusilla: An evil witch is executed in the 17th century and revives in the 21st century. The witch is a spirit with no body, and is seeking a body to possess. She finds it in a young girl hiking alone in the woods. 2. Sanctuary: A young girl seeks shelter from a storm in a deserted house, but finds the house is not deserted; something dreadfully evil is there.
Wild Magic Plus The Black Star
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Two stories: Wild Magic: At age fourteen Carma discovers she has magic powers. She applies for mage training but is rejected because her magic is uncontrollable The Grand Wizard sends her home but recalls her 3 years later asking her to go on a dangerous quest, where her wild magic may help her succeed. The Black Star: Hiram is tricked into accepting a ring with a death curse.
Pickles' Great Adventure plus A K9 Valentine
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Pets & domestic animals
Story #1: Pickles was happy and well treated by his family, but he would often gaze through his chain link fence and imagine the exciting world out there. One day he had a chance to escape and went out into the world he had dreamed of, but he discovered that the world out there was much more exciting than he had imagined. Story #2: Susan is sad because she gets no valentines from her classmatres.
The Elves vs the Aliens Plus The Doll Makers
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Two stories: Elves discover that, unknown to Earth's mortals, space aliens plan to invade Earth. Knowing that Earth's mortals could not resist the aliens, the elves decided to use their powerful magic to repel the the invaders themselves. But they discover that the advanced technology and weapons of the aliens might be too powerful even for the magic of the elves to overcome. Also: The Doll Makers
Suzie and the Forest of Elves Plus Lady of Illusions
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Two stories: Suzie gets lost during a family camping trip. She wanders into an enchanted place in the forest called Forest of the Elves. To get back home, she must cross a bridge inhabited by an evil troll. In "Lady of Illusions" Hellen gets lost in a dream world and must outwit an evil wizard to return home. In both stories the girls face all kind of animals and evil people. .
Why I am Not an Athiest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 . Categories: Essay » Sociology
The book gives logical reasons for choosing not to be an Atheist. There are also observations about founders of various religions, Joseph Smith, Muhammad, Gautama Buddha, et al.
Naked Ladies, Space Aliens, and Rattlesnakes
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Essay » Sociology
Contains three humorous short stories and an article. Stories are: "The Rattlesnake," "Screwnose," and "Shag and the Quirplian." The article is titled "Do Naked Ladies Turn Men On?
Marxism and Political Correctness
Price: Free! Words: 14,190. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 . Categories: Essay » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
An account of how political correctness is eroding our freedom and destroying our way of life in America, and what we can do about it.
Frankenstein and the Zombies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
The monster falls into the hands of a doctor/voodoo priest, who plots to create his own personal army of zombies. He plans to revive the monster with voodoo sorcery and use it in his plot. A young man and his fiancee who work for the doctor on a small, isolated island discover the plot, and are in grave danger with no way to escape.
Vietnam: Reflections of an Interrogator
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military » Military / Vietnam War
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a GI who served as a translator/interrogator with Psychological Operations while in Vietnam during the war. The book tells of his experiences and his thoughts on the war.
Our Canine Companions:
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
This is all about dogs and their many contributions to mankind. It contains many valiant deeds and fascinating facts about this wonderful friend of ours.
Intruder: Plus Engine Trouble
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
. In Intruder, a woman is home alone as her husband is on a business trip. A dangerous escaped convict breaks into the house. She locks herself in the upstairs bathroom. When he finds her, strange things begin to happen. In Engine Trouble, a woman's car breaks down on a lonely stretch of road. She seeks help but meets a serial killer.
Three Amazing Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,190. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Contains three novellas. The Magical Earth, a scifi/fantasy, Project Genesis, a post-apocalyptic scifi, and The soul Hunters, an occult/horror tale. All three tales are filled with adventure, action, suspense, thrills, and romance.
The Soul Hunters
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Soul Hunters is about a man who dies and goes to "the other side." The other side is nothing like he imagined, and it is a very dangerous place. He finds that he and other Earthbound souls must be constantly on the alert for and avoid The Soul Hunters. Mark searches for a way to fight the evil beings, but there is seemingly no way to resist them.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,610. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
The book is in two parts, the 1st deals with Kiskeya (The Dominican Republic) and the 2nd with Boriken (Puerto Rico.) In the1st, Migua, a young Taino ,and Surani, his sweetheart endure dangers and hardships before, during, and after the arrival of Columbus. In the 2nd, The perils of Anoki and Aiyana, his bride to be, before, during, and after the arrival of Ponce de Leon.
Tales of Suspense and Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,190. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Ten tales calculated to keep the reader in suspense. Raw Deal. Engine Trouble. The Doll Makers. The Practical Joke. The Blizzard. Intruder. The Diamond Ring. The Weed. No Place to Hide. Secrets of a Psycho The tales are a mixed bag, but all have the common thread of suspense. There are thrillers, mysteries, scifi, fantasy, and horror, all with loads of perilous situations and taut suspense.
Terrific Tales of Scifi and Space Opera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,950. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Nine sci-fi stories of space opera, adventure, romance, and humor. None of the stories are intended to be hard sci-fi, though some readers may consider a few to be moderately so.
Tales of Wonder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Eight fantasy tales take the reader to worlds of enchantment, adventure, action, suspense, romance, and a bit of humor. There are wizards, elves, aliens, strange beasts, alternate worlds, death curses, and sorceresses. Here is a book that will let the reader escape drab reality for a while.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Eleven nightmarish tales calculated to send chills up your spine. Tales include zombies, werewolves,vampires, evil witches, voodoo, malevolent ghosts, and supernatural monsters.
Turnbull's Slaves: A Minorcan Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,390. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
The Minorcans of Florida is a story of white slavery, based on the Minorcan slaves at the British colony established at New Smyrna, Florida from 1763 to 1783. The story centers around 15 year old Miguel Ortegas, who is orphaned when his father dies on board ship during the trip from Minorca to Florida. He and the girl he loves endure many hardships and dangers.
The Psionic Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,890. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Al Rice awakens one morning and is astonished to find himself healed of hemophilia and is no longer HIV positive. He also finds he has powerful psychic capabilities. In trying to learn how all this happened, he is shocked at what he finds. The more he learns, the deeper he gets into an extremely perilous situation. Further, he learns that even Earth itself may be in peril.
The Dweller in Big Misty: Plus Sleepwalker
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(1.00 from 1 review)
Pete, a teenage boy, is part Seminole but left Florida at an early age for Baltimore. While visiting a cousin in Florida, he becomes lost in a vast swamp. He wanders into an area cursed by an enemy of his ancestors, and himself falls under the curse. In addition to the danger of snakes and alligators, he is stalked by a supernatural werebeast. Plus a 2nd story,, "Sleepwalker, " a vampire story
The Werewolf of Misty Valley
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 11,290. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A young couple inherits a house in the mountains of North Carolina near a small town settled by eastern Europeans in the 18th century. They shrug off a local myth that a werewolf roams the valley when the moon is full. But the woman is terrified as she has reason to believe that her husband was bitten by a werewolf while hiking and is himself becoming one.
Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A small dog (Whiskers) is abandoned on the city streets. He is picked up by animal control, and then rescued by a retired couple. After a period of bonding with the couple, Whiskers is separated from them during an auto accident. He wanders away from the accident in a state of shock. Through a series of events, he ends up 2,000 miles from home. Thus begins his exciting and dangerous odyssey.
The Magical Earth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
A scientist and his assistant are stranded on an alternate Earth where magic is real. The two must use their wits and scientific knowledge to survive among mages and sorcerers. Mages are the ruling class and non-mages, including Jason and Stu, are commoners. But they become involved in forbidden affairs with two beautiful sorceresses. They also get caught up in a war.

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Smashwords book reviews by Donald H Sullivan

  • The Dead Celebrity Space Corps on Sep. 07, 2012

    I found this to be an enjoyable read, which gave me more than a few good chuckles. Not only entertaining, but also informative (I've always wondered what happened to those celebrities who went before their time.) Imaginative and well written.
  • Welcome To New York on Sep. 07, 2012

    I'm a bit of a sucker for "abandoned Earth" stories. I found this one a good read. The plot is original, and could be the basis for a longer story, a novella or maybe even a novel. Aside from a couple of typos, it's very well written.
  • Ronnie and Me on Sep. 09, 2012

    A nice little human interest story (or should that be equine interest?) As an animal lover, I found it interesting I could identify with Al, as I see my self a little like him. Very well written, but why the sudden change in point of view, from first person to third person, in the update? In my opinion, it should have remained first person. All in all, though, a very good read.
  • Awake on Sep. 10, 2012

    The story held me until the end, but when I reached the end I was somewhat disappointed. This story very much reminded me of some of A E van Vogt's science fiction works. I kind of expected Jack to be influenced by an alien or some sort of supernatural being. But all things considered, I'd rate it as a well written and gripping story.
  • Straight on Sep. 11, 2012

    Great imagery; I could visualize all the scenes. Having written a story where a dog was the main protag, I could identify with a horse as first person (or should that be first equine?) When I reached the end, my first thought was that the story went nowhere, and the reader was left dangling. But then I saw the story. As I saw it the cowboy, after being jilted, went off the deep end, and set out to show his ex lover what a great guy she had lost. But even a deranged mind would realize that roping in the sun was a preposterous idea. Subconsciously, he was he was just determined to do himself in to "show" her. Well, anyhow that's how I saw it. It was an entertaining read.
  • For Whom the Tinker Toils on Sep. 16, 2012

    Nice short story, well told and well written. We have a backward 18th century village in a far future world, where there are wondrous inventions and machines. It would have been better, I think, if the reader was given an explanation as to why such a village existed in the far future. But the story moved at a good pace with enough action and adventure to hold the reader's interest.
  • The Last Nazi on June 13, 2016

    A great read for suspense lovers. I couldn't stop reading from start to finish. I saw the story as a combination of Poe and Hitchcock.