Smashwords book reviews by jackjohnson

  • Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story on Feb. 06, 2016

    I almost quit Smashwords because most of the stories I grabbed here were lame. Sorry, not trying to insult anyone but writers really should tune up their plot and get a proofreader. But then I searched the different categories and filtered by highest rated and most downloaded. That's when I found some good stories. This one was the most downloaded Adventure stories and also had a bunch of good reviews, so I gave it a chance . . . and I'm glad I did. This story was excellent. Well worth reading. This story reminds me of the kinds of stories they use to publish in men's magazines back in the day. This story is about tough sailors in a difficult situation on an aircraft carrier on the middle of the ocean. The plot is totally gripping and I read it in like 30 min, tearing from one paragraph to the next dying to find out what was going to happen. I will absolutely read more by this author.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on May 25, 2016
    (no rating)
    It's simple: If you want to be a successful indie author this is great place to get started.
  • The Golden Hall on July 20, 2017

    I agree with the other reviews, this is a good book of poetry, full of themes and characters from the middle ages.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on July 20, 2017

    Simply put this is required reading for anyone who even hopes to achieve any success as an indie author. The market is massively overcrowded, so all of these tips and tricks are needed just to get started.
  • The Pirate on July 20, 2017
    (no rating)
    A quick thriller that shocked me with it's casual (even comical) law breaking. The main character is a likeable kid from LA who ends up in the Coast Guard for all the wrong reasons. I was chuckling the whole time while crimes were committed because somehow I could tell that everything is going to work out well for the main character, even though there seems to be trail of disaster left in his wake.
  • The Pirate on March 29, 2018

    Drugs seized from smugglers falls into the hands of a Coast Guard sailor and ends up back on the mean streets of Miami. This story plays around with this situation and adds humor, crime and friendship to create a good read.
  • Undead Underway (Undead in Blue #1) on March 29, 2018

    Excellent premise for a horror-mystery story. It pays off with kooky characters, a tense location, humor and mounting fear.
  • Lost Sunshine on March 29, 2018

    Extremely morose and gothic, dark and sad . . . which I happen to wallow in from time to time, and that's why I like it.
  • Time Travel Police Corruption on March 29, 2018

    There are so many stories here on SW, and many of them are not that good, but this one is different. If you like sci-fi and crime, it's highly recommended.