Since I was a child, I have told stories. I started by telling "tales" to the neighbour children and moved on to writing stories through my teens. In my twenties I began to write poetry, but switched back to stories once I hit thirty. I am a story-teller by nature and can't help myself. Everything has a story to it! I am excited to have found Smashwords so that I can bring my novels to light for many people around the world. I am a good writer... I know this deep inside of me. People enjoy my stories... I hope you do as well. Constructive comments help any author to become better so I appreciate any reviews or comments you leave on Smashwords about my books.
Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1)
on July 19, 2012
I loved this book! All the way through I felt with Amy, her pain and her joys. I can't wait to read the next book and see how this marriage will go. Hopefully Amy will eventually learn to say "no" to things she does not want, but that will probably take a long time yet. You are a good writer, Shayne.
on Aug. 12, 2012
What an interesting little read! I enjoyed the way you write... clean and simple. The second last bit was a comedic surprise, although I don't know if I liked the ending. Anyway, I'd recommend it as a short story, something quick and entertaining to read. :)
on Aug. 13, 2012
Very satisfying read! I enjoyed how you write, the calm, smooth way that the words flow throughout your story. Check for a few typos... not many, but a few. This book is gentle, yet shocking. I recommend it. :) Thank you, AJ Balkin, for an hour of good reading.