Luke Short


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Smashwords book reviews by Luke Short

  • The Gold Nugget - Book 2 in the Sweetwater Saga on Jan. 18, 2013

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. Don't know whether it is the author or Smashwords, but the online book is incomplete. It ends in the middle of a chapter (p372) with no follow up or reference to another book.
  • The Bodies Out Back on Feb. 01, 2013

    I enjoyed this book. It is a well written mystery with just a touch of criticism of society. It is a better book than many I have purchased.
  • Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories on Feb. 27, 2013

    This is a well written book. Each story stands alone. The geographic and historical details are accurate. The stories capture early 20th century life in the southwest with a good mix of modern and old west technology. The protagonist is an older bounty hunter who has plenty of faults. I just recently reread the book.
  • The Wandering Island Factory on March 12, 2013

    I am glad I read all TR Nowry's other books before reading this one. While it is a good book, I don't think it is as good as the others. The author states as much in the comments as why it was offered free. Good book but not as good as other Nowry offerings.
  • Mourning After Dawn on March 12, 2013

    I was unable to put this book down. I mistakenly started it first before realizing it was a series, but was unable to put it down and start over. Each is a stand alone story, but is much better when read in chronological order. It is a great read. I will try anything written by this author.
  • Waffen on March 12, 2013

    Great book. Have read all by written TR Nowry. Hope this author writes some more.
  • Daughters of Immortality on March 12, 2013

    Great book. Best read in intended sequence
  • The Art Of The Houdini Scientist, And The Other Soulless Zombies Who Were Never Here. . . on March 12, 2013

    Great book. Still can't understand why it was free.
  • Enigma on July 09, 2013

    The book is well written. For my taste, there is a little too much time spent in describing clothes and costs. Nevertheless, it is a very enjoyable book.
  • Tanner Oaks Texas Ranger on Oct. 14, 2013

    This is a very good,entertaining story. Some editing is needed, but not to the point of distraction. The story is great. I grew up in the area where the story is centered. Some of the geographical details were distracting until I reminded myself that this was a story, not a historical account.
  • Horse Trader on Oct. 14, 2013

    After readin some of the author's other stories and reviewing his statement of goal, Iconcluded that my previous rating was unfair. It is really a good story.
  • Numbers on Jan. 13, 2014

    This author mixes humor with the violence of a "new" old west. I have just read this for the second time. Iliked it well enough the first time to read it again. I have enjoyed the whole series and am disappointed that there is not a follow up story. I hope there is more to come.
  • Surge: Wheezers Series Book 1 on Jan. 18, 2014

    If this had been a shorter book, I would not have been able to put it down. Since it was too long to read at one sitting, I was eager to get back to it each time I had to take a break. The characters are very well developed and interesting. It is a terrific book. WELL DONE!!
  • Crossroads on Jan. 18, 2014

    Another good story. Hope we don't have to wait long for the next chapter.
  • Love in the A Shau on June 12, 2014

    This guy is good. Great story. Well written. I enjoyed his other two books, but this one is the best. This is a very good book. I will buy his next offering.
  • The Assassin Evolves Book Two of the Irrevocable Change Trilogy on Aug. 02, 2014

    I read all three books in sequence. I just finished my second reading and realized I had not given a review. It was hard to stop reading. The books are very well written. I think they are the best I have seen on Smashwords.
  • The Blonde Heiress, a Carter A. Johnson Thriller on Aug. 02, 2014

    This author is good. Someone commented on grammar and punctuation issues. I noticed one or two but was not bothered by it. Great Story. Great Read!
  • The Dogtrot Murder A Carter A. Johnson & Kate Menke Thriller on Aug. 02, 2014

    Another Five Star read.
  • River Crossing on Nov. 04, 2014

    Not sure whether the last page is the end or the author just got tired and stopped writing. Overall the story is good and well written, but the end (if it is the end) is incomplete.
  • Gypsy in the Moonlight on Feb. 20, 2015

    I enjoyed this book. The plot is interesting. I thought there was a little too much rum shop philosophy involved, but still a good read. I would buy another book by this author.
  • Witness Rejection on Nov. 21, 2015

    Another great book by this author. The author has an intriguing way of mixing humor, romance and suspense. The romance is sexy without being dirty or pornographic. This like the authors other Crockett books is a great read.
  • Cowboys and Indians on Dec. 09, 2015

    I have read several of Mr Lewis's books. I have yet to be disappointed. Mr Lewis is very good at mixing action, suspense, and sex into a very humorous story. I started with the Crockett series. I was hooked. I don't write many reviews, but feel obligated when I encounter this quality in an author.
  • Fear of the Father on Dec. 09, 2015

    Another GREAT story by Mr Lewis. I read this book first, but am just now getting around to giving a review. Great mix of action, humor, and sexiness.
  • Grave Promise on Dec. 09, 2015

    This one meets the high expectations for a David Lewis book. I am not a writer or critic, so don't know all the adjectives.
  • Abducted on Dec. 09, 2015

    Meets my criteria for a great story. I hope Mr Lewis keeps writing.
  • Bloodtrail on Dec. 09, 2015

    I normally try to stay away from "vampire" books, but read this one and am glad I did. It is almost believable.
  • Bloodline on Dec. 09, 2015

    I don't understand how anyone could read "Blood Trail" and not read this one. I am not a fan of vampire books, but really liked this one.
  • Air Force Blues: The Sandeen Mysteries, Book Two on Jan. 07, 2016

    Great story. Some typographical errors that do not detract from the story.
  • Waltz of the Harlequins: The MacCollie Series, Book Three on Jan. 07, 2016

    The final chapters are, in my opinion, weak. There are confusing details. It may be that I am not intelligent enough to understand. I was a good story and involved enough drama to hold my interest.
  • Breaking the Trust: The MacCollie Series, Book Two on Jan. 07, 2016

    This is a very good story, well written.
  • Not Without Honor: The MacCollie Series, Book One on Jan. 07, 2016

    Good book.
  • The Absconder on April 19, 2016

    This is a well written book. The characters are well developed. I saw where the protagonist was headed early in the book. This is a dark story.
  • Six Cut Kill on Nov. 03, 2017

    I am sorry to see this series end. I enjoyed every book. This is in keeping with Mr. Lewis' high standards. If I could give it 10 stars, I would.
  • The Deer Run Trail on Feb. 01, 2018

    I think I have read everything Mr. Lewis has written. I have not been disappointed in any of them. Good stories, good writing, good sense of humor, well edited. What else can be expected of book?
  • Charlie on Jan. 18, 2020

    Good Story. Wish it was longer.
  • Railroad on April 04, 2020

    Enjoyed the stories. Being somewhat of a gun enthusiast, I was a little disappointed with the historical aspects of the guns described. Henry rifles were .44 rim fire until after the civil war. The Winchester 44-40 cartridge did not appear until 1873, so a Henry rifle in 44-40 was not possible in the late 1850's. Overall this is a minor detail. Since I don't write stories or books, I have little or no appreciation for the work needed to make every detail perfect, so I am still giving it a 5. GOOD STORIES.
  • Widowmaker on Nov. 29, 2020

    Widow Maker is one of the best books I have ever read. The western setting enhances the story. The story is haunting and sad. At the same time it has excitement and drama. Even though the story and characters are better than 99% of movies I have seen, I don't think Hollywood could begin to capture the essence of this story. It is just too well written. The story about the hunt for Bloody Bill Anderson would make a decent movie. You write too well to be appreciated by Hollywood.
  • Rayford Coleman Civil War Veteran on Dec. 03, 2020

    Too many errors and misuse of words, ie perimeters instead of parameters. The description of loading the Henry rifle through the stock is incorrect. The Henry loads in a tube under the barrel. The Spencer loaded through the stock. Both were rimfire cartridges. The primers, powder and bullets for reloading were useless for reloading either Henry or Spencer. Neither could be reloaded due to having the primer material in the rim. Once fired, the case was trash. I have tried 3 or 4 times to read this and only got about halfway before I quit. Very disappointing. 2*
  • Cap Hutchins – the Great Plains on Jan. 03, 2021

    DO NOT BUY unless you like sales tricks and incomplete stories. I feel this author has tricked me. This was written in 2016 and ended with "to be continued". It is now January 2021 and no further chapters. I liked the story line but not enough to jerked around by the author. I will not be buying any more of his offerings.
  • Sam The Cowboy: A Young Boy's Dream Come True on Dec. 05, 2021

    Great story.