Earleen Smith


An avid reader, I proofread and do some copy editing. As a new member of Smashwords, I am incredibly impressed with the concept and look forward to reading Smashwords books. I'm not likely to publish any books.


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Smashwords book reviews by Earleen Smith

  • Circle City Blues on Nov. 06, 2010

    Susan Wells Bennett's interesting story is about a lop-sided couple who truck together. They say there is always the kissed and the kisser and she illustrates it well in this book. She takes us through the various adventures, both as a couple and each separately as they go their different ways and sometimes find what they are looking for. It is an entertaining read and I recommend it for that purpose. I think this young author will create stories and books we will love and enjoy. I look forward to reading her other two books. Oh, so many books, so little time!
  • The Silver Lining on Feb. 18, 2011

    This is a well-written, emotional account. I agree with Ruth who recommends a tissue. So much said in such a short time. I highly suggest this quick read to anyone.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Feb. 18, 2011

    This book contains a mind-numbing number of practical suggestions and advice. It's a fairly quick read and I highly recommend it to any author publishing an ebook. There are so many possibilities that an author can pick and choose or dedicate the time to implement most if not all of them. MC leaves no stone unturned and opens the door for his reading audience to help him improve his advice. You can only win by reading this free book!
  • A Kiss From the Love of My Life on Feb. 18, 2011

    This is a perfect description of a never-to-be-forgotten kiss, from the woman's point of view. Delightful!
  • How To Deal With Information Overload on Feb. 18, 2011

    Wow! All of these common-sense tips are valuable. It's like this writer helps me see the important stuff clearly and lets the less important stuff bubble beneath the surface. Quick read. Good reminder of things all of us probably already know.
  • The Thief of Todays and Tomorrows on Feb. 18, 2011

    This was a great read! I enjoyed Kate's many adventures. This story starts in Chicago, rather innocently, and gets progressively more sinister. Then, Kate is forced into a choice she may not have made for herself and finds a humble new life in Phoenix. This tale is woven with skill and, like the other book I have read written by Susan Wells Bennett, shows this author's promise.
  • Things Happen on March 11, 2011

    This sounds like a coming-of-age story. It has an interesting setting and the mystery is intriguing. I would suggest, however, getting someone to check it for you. There are a couple of misused words, for instance hull (s/b haul), and some punctuation issues, though not too many. Haley, I hope you finish this story. When you do, please notify me and I'll buy the finished version.
  • The Box on March 11, 2011

    This fairly well-written story about a box has some interesting turns, but in the end there are more questions than answers. I think the author could develop this further, and leave the reader with a sense of completion or closure, but he hasn't. The anticipation through the read was delicious. That's why I'm giving it four stars.
  • The Packless Man on March 17, 2011

    This is a quick read, as you might guess by the word number, but it is interesting and eery. Nothing spookier than camping out and the sounds of the night . . . and something very real in the surrounding woods.
  • Personal Trainer on April 07, 2011

    Gets the point across - quickly. That's flash fiction for ya!
  • Her on April 15, 2011

    This is an interesting, riveting short piece about all of the emotions that entangle us during a break-up. I especially loved this sentence: Now, those eyes droop with saltwater-laced heartbreak. even though I think she needs just a bit of help with proofreading and copyediting. (Sorry, I just had to fix that sentence, but that's minor stuff.) Good luck to you . . . and keep on writing! Only four stars because of the minor things that take the reader's attention from the actual writing.
  • Words Like Forever on June 06, 2012

    The main character is smart and sassy. People, rather than work, are the backbone of her life. She exposes her weaknesses and struts her stuff anyway. There are chuckles throughout the book and a couple of laugh-out-loud places. If you're looking for a lesbian story without graphic erotica, this is one to read and I highly recommend it. I'll be interested in what other people think and will check back occasionally to see. Happy reading!
  • Sins of the Father on Oct. 02, 2012

    This is not your typical book and certainly not a predictable ending. It is a great read! I read RJ's first book and loved the ideas and where it went, but I found it quite a difficult book to recommend to others only because, I think, it needed some editing. I was encouraged when I read that this book had been edited and proofed and have to admit, that took the work out of reading it. This is a book I found difficult to put down with unpredictable twists and turns. It's quite dark and very dramatic, telling the tale of a young preacher unsure of his convictions. He unintentionally plays a huge role in the life of an "autistic" child. The story of abuse and suffering is heart wrenching and riveting at the same time. I hope you enjoy this book. I certainly did! I look forward to the next book published by RJ Palmer.