M.H. Dartos

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Provocative, progressive and independent for 20 Years, M.H. Dartos Books is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and providing readers with thoughtful and interpretive books in a wide variety of categories. Specializing in experimental works that challenge the structural status quo, M.H. Dartos Books seeks to re-define and shape the future of electronic publishing well into the 21st century and beyond.

Communications for any writer on our roster can be directed to mhdartos@gmail.com

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Chasing Elena
Price: Free! Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Waking to the day and enjoying the bliss of privacy is impossible when friends pop in at will. But interruptions are quickly forgive and forget when said friends arrive packing primo goods.
Bathing For Godot
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young woman bathes in trepidation, glows enlightened, then rides a train with a host of archetypal denizens.
Wanted: Parents for Calf-Baby
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Erotica » General
Long before the dancing Chick-fil-A cows, there was a sweet heifer named Julia, whose dance was far less public and far more personal. While across the planet, the Jeez was just passing through.
Firelight Dancers
Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
A man attempts to save his girlfriend who swallowed a fly. Another man battles his attraction to an obviously female pair of boots in a thrift store reckoning. While yet another man is mesmerized by a talking stone in the midst of an unsettling hallucinatory episode. From then on, things get really weird...
Dancing with Betty
Price: Free! Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
Jonathan Betty is the most bold, audacious, sharp-tongued, hard-hitting persona the young journalist has ever encountered. Yet something about the freewheeling wide ranging palaver of this man is unmistakably appealing in an old world politico kind of way.
Trains & Travails
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Joseph was told by his boss: get retrained or find a job. Then Joseph is appointed a trainer who is as tech savvy as she is Japanese hot!
The Magic Apples
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Norville is having an odd day, a very odd sort of day. One minute he's sitting at home deep into an afternoon nap, and the next thing he knows he's seated on a cliff overlooking a vast land he's never seen before. And before he has a chance to come to his senses, the appearance of an odd duck like man who speaks in riddles and offers him a drink shifts peculiarity into overdrive.
Boxtown
Price: Free! Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The year is 2113. The world has suffered the consequences of global climate change and now enters a time of terror as a rolling Black Death unlike any before it surges through the land. The Black Death rages on with no end in sight. Citizen Li Chu Yang believes he knows the source of this new deadly black strain. In a world where to be noticed is to be targeted, his dilemma is deadly serious.
Blood Love
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Passion is strong, impulsive, obsessive, fierce. And when the object of one's obsession no longer reciprocates things tend to become deadly complex.
Lady of the Wind
Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Joey...Johnny... It didn't matter what name she called him. She was hot as volcanic rain and he just had to be near her.
Marshland Stumble
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Urban
(4.00)
Lena knew how to run a scam: a little bit persuasion, a little bit of muscle and a whole lot of hustle. But when she felt pushed into a corner, well, that's when things got ugly.
Pruforker's Way
Price: Free! Words: 194,910. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2017 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
J. Aloisio Pruforker, a publican in Dundrum, living life in the only way he knows. In short, Pruforker's Way: the story of one everyman
Gun Chicks of Caracas
Price: Free! Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Female, is not synonymous, with quiet. I came into this world kicking and screaming I go out shooting and creaming.
Erosion
Price: Free! Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Diesel Mukai is a disenfranchised young man who leads a simple and lonely life. Then along comes the intensely charismatic Sheila . There is something mysterious about Sheila that defies words...
Prattle and Shake
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Urban
A dive bar, a dude drinking and thinking hard, Eddie the barkeep keeping it real, a redhead sweetie who's too close to be far away. Flashbulbs and dark nights bring a blindness of absolute clarity, spark a memory made in flames, bring the brutal truth to light.
Hot, Sweet and Sticky
Price: Free! Words: 19,070. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Experimental fiction that sets up its own rules while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature. By no means "light reading" as the reader must be fully engaged, be pulled into the textual overload becoming both reader and creator...
Thalamide Blue
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Sexual psychology
Where life offers few choices, sometimes fatal escape is the only sane option. A collection of fractured thoughts and splintered dreams by A.L. Krantz.
Jiggly Delicious
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
A kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, high hemlines, curvaceous females. Muy interesante. Intensely provocative. Experimental text in the raw.
Till Death Do Us Part
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Being in love is a grand and glorious thing. For Lydia, her spectral love is the one and only, in a journey that goes to death and beyond.
Angel Hair for Leonora
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Leonora has a bit of a problem with her legs. All four of them. To call her a freak would in her eyes be a kindness. She is aware that rain falls on the just and unjust alike. Yet she feels trapped in a perpetual thunderstorm. But suddenly some sunshine comes into her world and she is feeling joyous and wild and...
Still Life with Psychotic Squirrel
Price: Free! Words: 31,240. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
M.H. Dartos is proud to announce the re-release of C.B. Smith's cult classic Still Life With Psychotic Squirrel, a landmark underground novel in the vein of Tom Robbins and William S. Burroughs.
Arming the Dachshund
Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The cult classic now available after being gone on a runner.
Neck 2 Knees
Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
What could be accomplished in the ancient art of storytelling that has not already been done well, several times over? In his latest tweak of pain, Spider Moon cuts right to where the rubber meets the road: “You’re just about perfect from neck to knees, baby!” Strap down and strap on for the ride.
119
Price: Free! Words: 71,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction
The world is spiraling out of control and one man is caught in the spin, swirling around and down into the eternally violent maelstrom. His job was outmoded and downsized out of existence. His house destroyed in a bomb blast. Now his only remaining joy, the love and attentions of the fairer sex, has taken a hard left down a dark terrifying alley dropping him at a dead end. What next, death?
Krazy Dreamz
Price: Free! Words: 44,780. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Kyrie Elias has a dream. A crazy dream. She wants to be a star of the professional skateboard domain. She has been training hard and knows she has mad skater skills. Problem is, there's one dude on the totally happening skate team she wants to join who keeps giving her the bum's rush to keep her away.You would think she was committing a crime! Her answer is simple: game on, dude!
Rainbow Cafe
Price: Free! Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2010 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Case Hardison has had a rough couple of days. So much so that a stiff drink is just what the doctor ordered. Yet things are just warming up. When bad goes to worse, he decides to bail and seek redemption in his hometown. But after the long passage of time, he finds that old friends and lovers mix like meteors and marigolds!
Love, Knuckles, and Melody Genesis
Price: Free! Words: 49,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
High school outcast Cord has it bad for campus cutie, Melody. Only problem is, a fierce bully has claimed her as his own. Suddenly Cord finds himself navigating treacherous waters as he attempts getting close to Melody while he avoids being pummeled by her bogus boyfriend. Odds are firmly stacked against.
Diary of a Teenage Faërie Princess
Price: Free! Words: 52,230. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010 by M.H. Dartos. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jaynie Morrison laments her big feet and red hair. Then her mother disappears at her third birthday: Ouch! When Jaynie decides at age 17 to search for her mother and finds out that her mother is a faërie queen, Jaynie realizes this makes her a faërie princess. Suddenly big feet and red hair take on a whole new meaning as her exciting adventure begins!


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M.H. Dartos' favorite authors on Smashwords

A.L. Krantz
Latest book: Thalamide Blue. Published January 22, 2013.
C.B. Smith
Latest book: Still Life with Psychotic Squirrel. Published February 12, 2012.
Convoy Brown
Latest book: Prattle and Shake. Published April 5, 2013.
Fisher Thompson
Latest book: Dancing with Betty. Published January 26, 2018.
Grace Wilkinson
Latest book: Enslaved. Published June 17, 2010.
Jessica Erica Hahn
Latest book: Elysian Fields. Published November 1, 2010.
JJ Argus
Latest book: The Teacher Submits. Published August 17, 2018.
Lee Robert Adams
Latest book: Whistle and I'll Come to You. Published November 16, 2017. (3.88 from 8 reviews)
Marlo Maseni
Latest book: Till Death Do Us Part. Published March 23, 2012.
McAllister Fen
Latest book: Blood Love. Published January 13, 2018.
Spider Moon
Latest book: Chasing Elena. Published April 18, 2018.
Stella Wright
Latest book: The Hard Ride. Published January 14, 2013. (3.00 from 4 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by M.H. Dartos

  • The Hard Ride on Feb. 25, 2013
    (no rating)
    This emotional rock o roll brings it big and rocks the sex oh love thing. Yes!
  • Sloughing Off the Rot on April 21, 2013

    Lance Carbuncle continues to surprise. Continuing to paint with a wide brush topics and vistas that would sicken most people, you need only pay attention to the intricately layered concepts and neologisms he creates to glimpse the depth of passion he brings to the table. What you will find within the fractured leaves of this work will excite, entertain, enervate, enliven and sicken with a generous smattering of comically offensive observations that cut across all stratospheres. It thus becomes clear that Carbuncle is an equal opportunity offender. Much like his groundbreaking work, Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed, you will at once be stunned, then flummoxed, and finally mesmerized as the twisted logic he spins coils you into a snare so tight to be an epiphany in sweet pain. Yet churning beneath this smorgasbord of seemingly incongruous and tragic-comic elements is a palpable current of profundity: the search for self, identity, and what it means to be human. Not to mention a generous smattering of biblical allusion. Among the most noteworthy elements of the tale are its non-linear plot, and the influence on events of choices made by men, women and beasts. And as the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage, it is a most fitting summation of this novel. What we have is a modern day Homer's Odyssey, with lead character John the allegorical Odysseus. I don't know about you, but I find comfort in the knowledge that Carbuncle is out there laughing at this oddity called life for us sinners. Audacious, innovative and satirically precise humorists such as he are a rare find indeed. In short, this work is not to be missed.
  • Jack Dawkins on April 24, 2013
    (no rating)
    Charlton Daines has with graceful aplomb crafted a masterful and winning tale, craftily adopting the tone, lingua franca and communal sin qua non of olde tyme London. The tale blips along quite naturally, all being of one with its Olive Twist beginnings as it swiftly toggles from Jack Dawkins in his natural "petty thief" state, to the new and improved Jack Dawkins who so smoothly acquaints and inserts himself into polite society. Naturally, it is only a matter of negligible time before Dawkins runs head on into his old cohort, Oliver Twist, who has cleanly moved in to and adopted the habits, manners, and air of upper crust society. A world of seemingly impenetrable suspicions mars their first meeting. Oliver, who expresses to Jack, "Once a thief, always a thief," is understandably concerned about his old acquaintance's ability to shake his old persona. Jack, aka Artful Dodger, receives this pronouncement as a right hook to the head. Here forward, the tale twists and turns and rises and falls on many incidental and ultimately incendiary developments, pushing Jack Dawkins to the outermost limits of his wily character and its permutations as a fierce internal struggle rages, leaving him unquestionably at odds with his scandalous actions as he moves deeper and deeper into a world he had only known antagonistically as the Artful Dodger, only to face it now head on with a susurrating, closely held hope that he may one day be fully accepted into this world, much like Pinocchio wishing ever so dearly to become a "real boy." As rehabilitative efforts have been reported to have no appreciable effect on recidivism, the criminal justice system's efforts to rehabilitate offenders have failed. With hope springing eternal, Jack Dawkins proceeds with trilling trepidation, deeply haunted as he finds painful the truism "old habits die hard." In this well-crafted saga, Daines has whipped up not only a study on criminology, but what may very well have been the continuing tale of the Artful Dodger had Dickens so chosen to pursue it to its logical conclusion. If the story of Oliver Twist has a lingering resonance with you, it is strongly recommended you read this indispensable work of Charlton Daines. Not only does it serve as worthy companion to its engendering tale of old world London, but it is a tale that Dickens himself would no doubt approve without compunction. C.B. Smith, author of Love, Knuckles and Melody Genesis
  • Jack Dawkins on April 24, 2013

    Charlton Daines has with graceful aplomb crafted a masterful and winning tale, craftily adopting the tone, lingua franca and communal sin qua non of olde tyme London. The tale blips along quite naturally, all being of one with its Olive Twist beginnings as it swiftly toggles from Jack Dawkins in his natural "petty thief" state, to the new and improved Jack Dawkins who so smoothly acquaints and inserts himself into polite society. Naturally, it is only a matter of negligible time before Dawkins runs head on into his old cohort, Oliver Twist, who has cleanly moved in to and adopted the habits, manners, and air of upper crust society. A world of seemingly impenetrable suspicions mars their first meeting. Oliver, who expresses to Jack, "Once a thief, always a thief," is understandably concerned about his old acquaintance's ability to shake his old persona. Jack, aka Artful Dodger, receives this pronouncement as a right hook to the head. Here forward, the tale twists and turns and rises and falls on many incidental and ultimately incendiary developments, pushing Jack Dawkins to the outermost limits of his wily character and its permutations as a fierce internal struggle rages, leaving him unquestionably at odds with his scandalous actions as he moves deeper and deeper into a world he had only known antagonistically as the Artful Dodger, only to face it now head on with a susurrating, closely held hope that he may one day be fully accepted into this world, much like Pinocchio wishing ever so dearly to become a "real boy." As rehabilitative efforts have been reported to have no appreciable effect on recidivism, the criminal justice system's efforts to rehabilitate offenders have failed. With hope springing eternal, Jack Dawkins proceeds with trilling trepidation, deeply haunted as he finds painful the truism "old habits die hard." In this well-crafted saga, Daines has whipped up not only a study on criminology, but what may very well have been the continuing tale of the Artful Dodger had Dickens so chosen to pursue it to its logical conclusion. If the story of Oliver Twist has a lingering resonance with you, it is strongly recommended you read this indispensable work of Charlton Daines. Not only does it serve as worthy companion to its engendering tale of old world London, but it is a tale that Dickens himself would no doubt approve without compunction. C.B. Smith, author of Love, Knuckles and Melody Genesis