d bettenson


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Smashwords book reviews by d bettenson

  • Nightmares From Eberus - A Speculative Fiction Collection on Sep. 29, 2010

    Nightmares from Eberus is a collection of eleven short fiction stories of a variety of genres. Tales of the future, stories of vampires, horror stories and other odd tales of the present are all part of De La Torre’s “Nightmares from Eberus”. The storyline in each of the various stories is well written, and one leaves each story satisfied - not wondering where the end is. Though I found this ebook, “Nightmares from Eberus” a great read, it does still need some editing for missed or extra words in a few places. Once finely tuned however, J.C. De La Torre’s book of short stories is a fine book! I received this collection of stories as an ebook, and as part of a member draw on Librarything.com. Dbettenson@yahoo.ca Member of goodreads.com; librarything.com and the Penguin book club. Smashwords.com
  • Dirty Little Angels on Oct. 13, 2010

    “Dirty Little Angels” is a good, short read, though it took me quite a few pages to really get into it. Chris Tusa does a great job creating low life characters, and I absolutely love old Verma, a skinny old Negro woman of the neighbourhood. “Dirty Little Angels” tells the tale of a poverty stricken area near New Orleans, strife with drugs and violence. Chris Tusa relates a tale of the hard life - and one shouldn’t expect the fairy tale happy ending. I greatly enjoyed this book, and will watch for future Chris Tusa books. Member of Goodreads, Librarything, Smashwords and the Penguin bookclub. I received this ebook for review for free.