L.M. Steel

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Summer Bigger Than Others - An Anthology of Short Hot Summer Reads
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,160. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Beaten Track authors present fourteen short summer reads filled with friendship, romance and, of course, enough heat to make your ice lolly dribble. Summer Bigger Than Others takes you away to your own private island of diverse stories that will make your summer days sweet, sizzling and sexy. Make this summer the best it's ever been; make it bigger than all the others.

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Smashwords book reviews by L.M. Steel

  • Train Ride on Feb. 25, 2013

    thouroughly enjoyed this and have purchased the collection of short stories, I'm looking forward to indulging in more.
  • Johnny Came Home: A John Lazarus Adventure on May 29, 2013

    Christian Sci fi?? I was unsure of what to expect, but what a thrilling story. Action packed from the very beginning with enough mystery and suspense to keep you hooked and turning the pages. A town gripped in conspiracy and tyranny and now teenagers starting to understand they have superpowers accelerated by the towns governing company. The names of course have biblical and mythological meanings: Lazarus , the hero, Pandora, unleashing all the terrible things she can find in people, Titan, the company acting over the town as a God like figure. With all the action and sci-fi of comic book style superhero’s, the writer expertly and gently eases in the moral questions of faith and evolution and how peoples beliefs in the differing ideals motivate their belief in their place in society. The back story which is essential is timely fed to us when we need to know it and how it affects the story at this point. It gives drive and essence to the actions and understandings our young heroes are facing in this tale of good versus evil, and deciding which side is actually which. The character development was very well done. The main character incites a sympathy and identification in the reader, while keeping a dark and lonely hero, comparable to many comic book style heroes. I highly recommend this book to any sci-fi and comic fan
  • Truth's Evil Light on June 01, 2013

    This is the first urban Fantasy book I’ve read, and I’m glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. McGregor tells an excellent tale of crime and magic interwoven through portals of our world and the Zephyri world of many a strange and marvellous creature. Indulging us in Greek Mythology along the way, not only does she create a whole new world within our own, but she feeds it a history to run parallel given it credence and sustainability. The lead character, Chevy, is a great protagonist, who likes to think she’s streetwise and hard as nails, but is really still quite a fragile little girl. At first I thought this was a misgiving of the writer and I got quite annoyed with the childishness of the character, but as the story developed you see this is the way she is meant to be. She is a twenty one year old who thinks she knows everything and soon realises she doesn’t, just like every other twenty-one year old the planet. this actually made the character much more believing. The Tsai, Eryx, is a fascinating character that constantly has you asking questions about who is, where he came form, and why does he feel the need to protect this young woman whom he has only just met? Keegan the Vampire, I felt was a little tame for a vampire, but I did love that he was Scottish and the writer did her best to portray the effect of his accent. At first I wondered why she had chosen Scottish, and then it was apparent that all the Zephyri creatures are very, very old, much older than America’s settlement 400 years ago, and so would all have had histories in other parts of the world, and with Greek mythology playing the greatest part, European ancestry again delivers believability to this fantastical history. My favourite character though has to be the computer whizz pixie, How much do I wish I had one them as friend to fly around with me. The story has a great flow to it, there are some parts that can cause confusion, especially when we are suddenly thrown into a dream, but the explanations come very quickly as to what is happening. The story is very well written and edited greatly. Although it is rounded off nicely at the end, it leaves a cliff hanger so that you are eager to go out and get the next book in the series to see what will happen next.
  • Truth's Evil Light on June 01, 2013

    This is the first urban Fantasy book I’ve read, and I’m glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. McGregor tells an excellent tale of crime and magic interwoven through portals of our world and the Zephyri world of many a strange and marvellous creature. Indulging us in Greek Mythology along the way, not only does she create a whole new world within our own, but she feeds it a history to run parallel given it credence and sustainability. The lead character, Chevy, is a great protagonist, who likes to think she’s streetwise and hard as nails, but is really still quite a fragile little girl. At first I thought this was a misgiving of the writer and I got quite annoyed with the childishness of the character, but as the story developed you see this is the way she is meant to be. She is a twenty one year old who thinks she knows everything and soon realises she doesn’t, just like every other twenty-one year old the planet. this actually made the character much more believing. The Tsai, Eryx, is a fascinating character that constantly has you asking questions about who is, where he came form, and why does he feel the need to protect this young woman whom he has only just met? Keegan the Vampire, I felt was a little tame for a vampire, but I did love that he was Scottish and the writer did her best to portray the effect of his accent. At first I wondered why she had chosen Scottish, and then it was apparent that all the Zephyri creatures are very, very old, much older than America’s settlement 400 years ago, and so would all have had histories in other parts of the world, and with Greek mythology playing the greatest part, European ancestry again delivers believability to this fantastical history. My favourite character though has to be the computer whizz pixie, How much do I wish I had one them as friend to fly around with me. The story has a great flow to it, there are some parts that can cause confusion, especially when we are suddenly thrown into a dream, but the explanations come very quickly as to what is happening. The story is very well written and edited greatly. Although it is rounded off nicely at the end, it leaves a cliff hanger so that you are eager to go out and get the next book in the series to see what will happen next.