Rikki K


I'm a 40 year old woman battling the usual villains of laundry, insanity, gravity, and grey hair. I'm pretty sure the evil four have gained the higher ground, but I've been preparing three children to take up the mantle once I've met my demise.

Smashwords book reviews by Rikki K

  • A Diamond in My Pocket on May 30, 2011

    I absolutely loved this story. It is very well written, captivating, and contains a believable plot. This one was easy to shuck off reality and fall into the world that the author created. Great job and thank you for a wonderful adventure to escape into!
  • Katie's Hellion (Rhyn Trilogy, Book One) on May 30, 2011

    I absolutely loved this book. The world the author has created is captivating, sucking the reader in and taking you along for a fantastic ride. Great job and I'm looking forward to more!
  • Damian's Oracle on May 30, 2011

    So far I've read everything available from this author on the site and I've quickly become a fan. Well thought out plot lines, great character development, decent editing, exciting action, and really enjoyable reading. Thank you for the hours of adventure!
  • Damian's Assassin on May 30, 2011

    Same holds true from my first review on Damian's Oracle. This was an excellent continuation from the first book, and I definitely am looking forward to more.
  • Making Gods on May 30, 2011

    Nice little selection of eerie short stories!
  • Poltergeisten on May 30, 2011

    This was a creepy story but I was left wanting to know more. It seems almost like it's a feeder into a bigger novel but I don't see anything on this site alluding to a larger universe of these characters.
  • The Gift on May 30, 2011

    This one is pure, unadulterated, guilty pleasure for me. Such a wonderful sweet story. Thank you for the warm fuzzies!
  • Luna's Sokjan on May 31, 2011

    Extremely interesting world that the author has created here. I am looking forward to seeing if there's more adventures in store for the main characters.
  • Invisible Justice on June 01, 2011

    These two books are a wonderful find! Book 1 deals with the discovery and coming together of the first 4 children the evil doctor 'tampered with'. It's very well written, engaging, and completely fun to read. Technically the novels feel finished with nicely polished editing. The story was just superb, very engaging and a joy to read. If you like comic books or superhero type plots you will enjoy these two books. Great job author!
  • Brute Justice on June 01, 2011

    While book 1 introduced the character's world and set us up on a nice little adventure, book 2 continues with the struggles and sets up the road map for the kids to find more of their 'kind' in the future. The ending gave us a nice way to ease into more support for the kids so they aren't having to solo so much. These two books are very well written, they feel like polished novels. Excellent bit of literature! I am looking forward to reading more!
  • The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One on June 02, 2011

    Three stars for interesting characters, plots, and world. Two stars empty because as a voracious reader, present tense is horribly tedious. I find that I simply cannot devour the book in one sitting, I have to put it away when the tense makes me so irritable I prefer doing laundry. I'm not sure if I can bring myself to stick with the series, even though I'm intrigued enough to wonder what happens to the characters. About 120 or so pages in it clicked in my head what writing in present tense made me think of constantly. It reminds me of the old online roleplay MUDs, only instead of getting to 'choose your own adventure' you are simply reading someone's completed game. I really would like to give the series more consideration but I'm not sure I can grit my teeth that often.
  • Blood Red Rose on June 02, 2011

    I truly was delighted at finding out what the author had spun the vampire mythos into. Extremely intriguing idea and the story was fun to read minus one character that I wanted to strangle or drop off a building. Amber was dumb. Box of rocks dumb. I could not find anything about her to like or to deem her worthy of the attention either of the 'good guy' male characters gave her. I'd still give this one 4 stars in spite of my absolute hatred of how one of the main characters was written simply because the spin on vampire lore is brilliant.
  • Hellfire: City of the Damned Book 2 on June 04, 2011

    I really enjoyed the first story in this series, this one was not quite what I expected based off that one. While the first one contained a bit of erotica with a nice captivating little plot, this one was mostly erotica with a tiny plot as an excuse. :( The author writes very well, there is nothing technical lacking from this story in that aspect. This book was almost all icing, no cake.
  • Fryupdale on June 04, 2011

    This set of stories was fascinating. If it weren't for the Atlantic separating these people from where I am, I would almost swear the author has met some of my relatives. Great job pulling all these dirty bits of humanity into one shiny package. I laughed the most at the school report story. If you've ever had to grade reports you'd understand how true to voice that one is, even if those two dip into the slightly demented category. At least they went to the trouble to define big words like "slag" which showed the depth of their innocence and how it's being degraded by environment. Great job author!
  • Misery's Fire on June 06, 2011

    I was not disappointed with this purchase! After having read the author's Justice novels, I knew the writing would be well done. What I didn't know was that the author's take on Hell and redemption would be so completely fun to read. Misery is a delightful and captivating YA novel. If I ever set my Nook down for any length of time two of my teens have stated they would like to read it just from me carrying on a play by play as I read. I think even my 16 year old son would like this one if I find some horrible torture like brussel sprouts to threaten him away from video games for a couple hours.
  • Blamers on June 07, 2011

    This was a fun and clever little read. I could have been happy with a few more pages but the author wrapped up the theme nicely in the space that was there. It's nice to find a short story that wraps itself up and doesn't leave you thinking there's a larger story still in the works. :) I am now well prepared in exit stratagem and have stashed a socket wrench away in case of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Bonds of Fire on June 07, 2011

    I did not want this story to end! I think my mother's instinct kicked in and adopted Drekken as soon as he bonded with the baby dragon. Wonderful world, excellent characters, superbly written emotions. Great job!
  • Hysteria on June 07, 2011

    The 'treatments' are creeping me out. I had no clue about those. The story however is well written, and I really thought the main character and her mother were completely mad.
  • Unforgiven Pleasure on June 07, 2011

    I could definitely read more about this world. Nice, quick read.
  • Desperate Measures (A Regency Short Story) on June 07, 2011

    Cute little story, very fun to read.
  • A Night to Remember on June 07, 2011

    Quick little bit of erotica. Well written, a little bit cheesy but definitely falling into my guilty pleasure category.
  • Heart Spell on June 07, 2011

    Cute little story.
  • Marianne on June 07, 2011

    This seems like it could be a very interesting full length novel. I can't decide exactly how I feel about the main character. She's quirky for sure, but is she insane? At least according to human standards, she's definitely alien.
  • The Yard on June 16, 2011
    (no rating)
    I'm a bit confused, is this just a sample? It ends suddenly in the middle of a sentence.
  • Sex With Dead People on June 19, 2011

    Five stars for the title alone. The short stories are just delicious after dinner snacks on top of something as brilliant as that.
  • Bayou Bride on June 27, 2011

    Short little sweet read. A little bit on the corny side at times, but well written overall. Keep up the good work!
  • Grave Images on June 27, 2011

    I enjoyed the visual + quote format. Definitely an engaging read. Also, I love the author's name. I'm not sure if it's a pseudonym, but Que sera sera. ;)
  • The Students On The Upper East Side on June 27, 2011

    Crafty little spin on the story. I wasn't sure that I liked it until it came together well in the last few pages.
  • Just My Blood Type on June 27, 2011

    I have a fondness for bad-mouthed female leads. This one made me grin while reading through the dialogue. Great job! Love the two point of view style of writing, nice to get a second perspective.
  • Erotic Distraction No2 Cosmically Ordering Sex from a God with a Devilish Sense of Humour on June 27, 2011

    HAHAHAHAHA Lovely story. Twisted and witty, it definitely brings to mind the old adage "Be careful what you wish for". Great job!
  • My Life as a Sex-o-Gram: Book One on June 27, 2011

    Well written, just not my cup of tea. I probably would have enjoyed these more if some of the clients had been decapitated or chewed on by zombies.
  • Dead Silence on June 27, 2011

    Unfortunately this reads like quite a bit of fan fiction. The dialogue is stilted and does not flow well. The story skips from scene to scene with no segue. Some of the descriptions are unbelievable. Research gay sex if you seriously want to write it well.
  • The Real Thing on June 27, 2011

    I think I've met this girl's mother, or at least know that type of woman who's head is so full of cotton she can't see reality around her. Well written story!
  • Prelude One: Death as a Boy on June 27, 2011

    I enjoyed this glimpse into the world of the dead. Looking forward to learning more.
  • Kiera's Moon on Aug. 11, 2011

    You really can't go wrong with Lizzy's stories. I've enjoyed every one I've downloaded. Thank you for hours of entertainment. :)
  • Dark Splendor on Aug. 13, 2011

    The prequel short leading into this was a perfect hook. It got me to read the preview and then purchase the full novel all on it's own. The Novel is a nice little romance. A light easy read with enjoyable characters and an interesting plot. The ending felt a little flat to me, after all the build up I was expecting a little more twist. Over all, worth a few dollars and a few hours of your time.
  • Dark Prelude on Aug. 13, 2011

    Excellent hook to get you to purchase the full novel. Worked on this fish. :)
  • The Chuck-It List on Aug. 21, 2011

    I laughed quite often reading through this. Brilliant idea as well, I can think of a ton of things I will proudly not do before I die. ;)
  • Blood Shadow: Book of Hartwell on Sep. 28, 2011

    What did I just read? From the author's bio, and the reviews here I thought perhaps it might be an interesting collection of novellas. It seems more like that mad dash and incoherence that often occurs when someone is writing for NaNoWriMo and trying to cram 50k words into a month. There were huge continuity errors, the author often swapped two of the female character's names back and forth or forgot that one character was just smashed before miraculously jumping up and flying away. Is this a joke? I thought maybe it was just a sluggish start, so I read halfway through Daniel's story last night. I cannot finish this. Daniel is a textbook example of how to write a Mary Sue. It feels like the author is pulling one huge joke on his readers, trying to cover every single bad writing technique in one storyline.
  • Boring Front Cover on Oct. 04, 2011

    This was absolutely absurd and incredibly sly. Love it.