David McDonald


A Heart With Wounds
Series: The Heart of the Matter, Book 2 of 2. You set the price! Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
My Poetry has over time moved from the dark, raw and angry truths of my past and the hard emotions of War and surviving PTSD to the warmth and love and positivity I now live within. Art has for a long time been used by therapists to aid those suffering Trauma, Brain Injury, Depression and Physical Disabilities with success, Poetry is quite simply a different form of art and one of great potential
Trench Talk
Series: A War of Words, Book 2 of 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
In every Conflict there are unsung heroes, those who go beyond the call of duty but go unrewarded. All wars produce tales that fascinate the young and horrify the old, our duty is to remember the truth of those who fought.
The Lost Century
Series: A War of Words, Book 1 0f 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
These words are a collection of works from David McDonald spanning his writing from the beginning to present day.
I Never Raised My Son To Be A Soldier
Series: A Soldiers's Poems, Book 2 of 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The second of David's poetry Trilogy "I NEVER RAISED MY SON TO BE A SOLDIER" continues a hard and honest look at military life for those who deploy to conflict. David portrays his own emotions in some highly crafted pieces which allow the reader, to flex their own 'emotion centres'.
Every Soldier Needs A Soul
Series: A Soldiers's Poems, Book 3 of 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The final book in David's Trilogy finds a very different writer, still the passion and accuracy of the emotions but the emotions are of Love, Warmth and Enduring Commitment.
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 22,830. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Sergeant Fritz Lehmann had completed tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, there had been a cost for him personally. This time he would encounter something he was not trained for, this time he would meet The Magic Man and things would never be the same again
A Heart Without Words
Series: The Heart of the Matter, Book 1 of 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
I wrote this book of poetry for one reason, there is a danger of over exposure within the media to war. The public are not aware of the emotions soldiers (Male and Female) and their families must confront, the risks of damaging relationships are considerable. If we owe anything to those who are sent to secure our freedom and safety it is to understand so we may empathise.
Peltar And The Rainbow Knight
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,500. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
What if the modern world collided with a world of ancient history, what if the court of King Arthur still existed but under extreme peril. Peltar Givens is about to discover what if..
There are no Unwounded Soldiers
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
David's poetry brings a new hard unyielding honesty to work of this kind, the reader is consumed by the barbarity and then lifted by the softness of the outcomes. His poems bring a myriad of situations under the microscope, all of them events not fantasy and though gritty there is a softness to the outcomes that portray a man who has been at war with himself. The first of a trilogy of books

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Smashwords book reviews by David McDonald

  • Flash Fiction Addiction 22 Short Short Stories on Aug. 21, 2011

    I am very new to Flash Fiction as a reader though I have written some before, I was like a small child in a candy shop with this book. So much to indulge yourself with and such an erotic experience deciding which next. The book contains entertainment in spades but be prepared to indulge all of your emotions. I read it today and i only bought it today (only meant to browse through but could not stop) Great read get it and let your mind, heart and soul roam free
  • Flash Fiction Addiction 22 Short Short Stories Volume II on Oct. 05, 2011

    I think I need to be careful here, I would not want to give away any storyline endings. Believe me this lady has been busy concocting quite a few which will completely blindside you, you won't see the finale coming. Garden hones her ability to entertain, enthral, surprise and scare the pants of you. She has surpassed a brilliant first book with her depictions and her crafted stories in Volume 11, an excellent read. The first story "An Accident is passionate and heart breaking until you reach the end and you think "WHERE THE HELL DID THAT COME FROM". From that moment on the stories engage you in so many ways, some of them are darker than others but the story lines?? This lady just never stops "The Inheritance" is a warning to all families. I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to Flash Fiction with "Addiction 22" and Garden has ensured my continued enjoyment of it with "Volume 11", the speed with which you are engaged by the storyline and the characters is refreshing. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is simply short stories, if the story was not good enough it is too short to stand on its own and these all do that excellently. This is one recommendation (I do not make many) I make heartily, for the combination of passion, mystery, dark powers and human love this is the one to read.