Suzy Stewart Dubot


An Anglo/American who has lived in France for over 30 years, she began writing as soon as she retired. She moved to London in 2012 and spent more than a year there with family. The spring of 2014, she returned to France, Her laptop has never had any trouble following her.

Before retiring, she worked at a variety of jobs. Some of the more interesting have been : Art and Crafts teacher, Bartender, Marketing Assistant for N° 1 World Yacht Charterers (Moorings), Beaux Arts Model, Secretary to the French Haflinger Association...

With her daughters, she is a vegetarian and a supporter of animal rights! She is also an admirer of William Wilberforce.
(If you should read her book 'The Viscount's Midsummer Mistress' you will see that she has devoted some paragraphs to the subject in Regency times.)


Smashwords Interview

If you were interviewing an author, what would be your first question?
Well, it certainly wouldn't be the standard 'Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?' I'd go for something outlandish like 'Did you ever cheat in English class?' or 'do you often look up the meanings of words?' I might ask how organised or chaotic they are when setting out an outline for their stories...
So, are you a responsible writer who plans a story outline?
A writer is only half responsible for what he writes. I promise you.
Once I have given my characters their names, they begin to take over. Their personalities emerge and have very little to do with what I had originally planned for them. The hardened hero often takes on a schoolboy vulnerability and my heroines have the colour of their hair changing several times before the end of the tale. Not one of your modern hair colour products either, because the majority of my people are ensconced in the Regency period with only the occasional time shift, if you're lucky.
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Where to find Suzy Stewart Dubot online

Where to buy in print


A selection of my fiction
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~Lazlo Williams~ Master Locksmith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
What could be the connection between a young locksmith and a missing hourglass? Lazlo Williams is going to find out the hard way — an 18th century mystery!
A Winter's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Wading through deep snow, a fifteen-year-old girl hopes to make it home before dark. She sees a light in the distance and knows she'll be safe...
The Night Watch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A series of atrocious murders have the country up in arms. The killer strikes women in the slums at the dead of night, cutting their throats before they can cry out. A committee of tradesmen, fearing for their very livelihoods, set up a night watch to patrol the streets where the bodies have been found...
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An adolescent is rejected by his fellow students because of his strangeness. As an only child, he feels lonely and isolated. Is life worth living?
Birds of a Feather
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Only another collectioner will understand that impulse we have to assemble similar objects, of different degrees of rarity, into a display. It can become an obsession. I know.
A Fun-loving Guy
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Urban
What does a guy have to do to have fun? R.J. is still looking and in the meantime, he's getting an impressive collection of wheels...
What Price Freedom?
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Germaine has the power to alter her surroundings. She is almost unaware of the changes...
In the Eyes of the Beholder
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is the third vignette in the non-fiction series of my childhood, nearly 60 years ago, in London, England. After my parents divorced, there was, apparently, very little money for my mother and us three children. Today, I'm not so sure about the money, because my mother managed to save enough to buy a house...
Broad Hinton's Christmas Pantomime
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Every year, Broad Hinton villagers put on a Christmas pantomine for the amusment of all. This year's panto has been 'The Vampire and the Dentist.' Tony, who plays the vampire, can't understand why everyone laughs...
Pond Jumping
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Inspirational
Fifty had been the turning point in Jim’s life. Over the hill and into a steep decline. A sister comes to the rescue, but only for a short time, leaving him on the brink of a precipice. What next?
The Bumpy Road
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This short story touches on the subject of bullying. No child should have to endure mistreatment from anyone.
Fair Play or Foul?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Harvest Festival was a communal highlight of each year in Waverley, USA. When Mrs. MacFarlane arrives in town, the Women's Guild fears the worst...
Square Peg in a Round Hole
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In 1956, at eight-years of age, I left a small town in Ohio for the capital of Great Britain. My mother was taking me and my two brothers back to her hometown—the city of London. What I didn't know was that my mother had no intention of ever returning to America...
Sail Away
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
FREE for a limited time this true story is sister to 'Square Peg in a Round Hole.' Travelling to London, England in 1956 was an eye-opening experience for a little girl from Lima, Ohio. This true short story relates her perspective over a five day period while travelling on the RMS Queen Elizabeth with her mother and two younger brothers. The tale finishes with an ending you might not expect!
Door Chorus
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A woman particularly enjoys choosing a colour. What is the hidden pleasure behind painting a door?
Fool That I Am...
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A cry of distress in the night cannot be ignored. The sense of déjà vu is a warning, but it is not enough to overcome the ingrained need to help...
Oh, for a Little Silence!
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The voice in my head is supposed to be in English, and yet it sometimes forgets and speaks some kind of alien gibberish to me. That pisses me off!
Go and Return - Goth and Rune
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
She travelled at night involuntarily—and this without leaving her bed...
Fiction on Command, Volume II
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Snuggle up with this collection of 25 short stories and novellas — romance, fantasy, humor and horror! A Roman treasure may be what Kelly needs to heal while wheels that no longer roll hide something sinister. Only the gnomes know what has happened in Dorrie's garden to allow her to win an award. This collection has something for everyone!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
At twenty-two, Kelly is a much sought-after international performer. She has made it to the top with help from Fiona, her manager and encouragement from her boyfriend, Justin. When Justin betrays her, she shatters - only to pick up the pieces and to begin again. An unexpected discovery from 2000 years ago, helps her to mend.
Once Upon a Time...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
With rents so prohibitive in London, Diana has taken on a large Victorian house in London’s Hampstead district to share with five other people. Along the way, the house inherits a wounded, stray dog whom they decide to name, Scruffy. To Diana’s surprise, Scruffy takes an unconditional liking to a stranger, and Diana soon finds herself sharing a lot more than a house and a dog…
Knit One
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Tales of Two Cities Press is based on the two cities where I have spent most of my life — London and Paris. The association of the two cities brought to mind that Dickensian tale of the French revolution. Hence, you will find my own interpretation in the following short story. Madame Defarge leads a relentless combat against French aristocrats and then takes pleasure in seeing them die...
Only the Gnomes Know
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: British English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Urban
The quaint English village of Hampton prides itself on the upkeep of its old-fashioned cottages. The annual 'Appealing Garden' competition has the whole village participating with wonderful results. Dorrie's garden isn't quite what she planned.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The centre, known as 'The Gardens,' grows all manner of strange plants. An end-of-year school trip to the centre is made by a class of teenagers who come away not sure of what they have just seen.
Shelter from the Storm
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An Irish indentured servant, Abigail Flynn has managed to escape her lecherous American patron, thanks to his wife. Alone, traveling west on a buckboard wagon, Abigail is caught in a violent storm. As she shelters beneath the wagon, she doubts that things could get much worse — but they do.
The Cost of Sharp Edges
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Inspirational
Ivy sees things in a blur. Will her medicine help give her the sharp edges she needs? This story was first published in a collection of short stories by Top Writers Block.
Sharp Edges
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Top Writers Block has written a collection of short stories full of sharp edges and cutting wit. Knives cut deep, but so do words. Enjoy this collection of fiction full of fun, fantasy, mystery, and horror. Eight stories include authors Cleve Sylcox, Barnaby Wilde, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Tracey Howard, Melissa A. Szydlek, and Elizabeth Rowan Keith.
Theme Park
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,320. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Six exciting worlds of adventure, mystery, drama, suspense, and horror await you. Climb aboard as Top Writers Block takes you on a ride celebrating the talent of independent authors. Come explore these unique worlds. Delight in classic writing styles, whimsical humor, and cold corridors of spine-tingling mayhem. This collection is sure to delight. Enter our Theme Park. You are Welcome Here.
The Second Time Around
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: British English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
No one notices Peggy anymore. An incident at a supermarket is all it takes to get her to change her life radically.
Blue Haze
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A true animal lover will come to the aid of any animal in distress. Mr. Franklin tells how it began by him taking in a stray dog. As soon as others get wind of his soft heart, all manner of animals soon join him, and they're not what you would think...
Worlds Apart
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This short, stand-alone tale is also the precursor to the first novel in the Sandar Saga - Topaz. It tells how scheming, and yet enterprising, business men implant five different civilisations on a small planet somewhere in the Milky Way. How were they able to afford such an undertaking and what were the civilisations chosen?
Hint of a... Ghost!
Price: Free! Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
NaNoWriMo 2015 book. Last updated 2015-11-12 10:44:19
A Regency ghost awakens with amnesia two hundred years after his tragic death. Seeing his distress, Eloïse, a twenty-seven-year-old woman, decides to help him find himself and, perhaps, the reason he is now in 2011.
Topaz : The Sandar Saga 1
Price: Free! Words: 76,610. Language: British English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The planet Sandar is home to Topaz, a fairy tale fantasy world lost in a universe of portals and sophisticated technology. It is only one of five colonies established centuries before for interplanetary entertainment. The day the Queen of Topaz refuses to take her potion, she sets into motion a domino effect that will slowly change all of Sandar.
Keeping Your Head...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: British English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Terror is rife in the city’s streets. Fourteen-year-old Flora has been given refuge in a slum cellar, along with her mother and older sister, but it is only a matter of time before they are found. To survive, they are forced to separate, and Flora wonders if they will ever meet again.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » General
You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince! This story tells how, in 1966, Barbra tries to find her prince in an unorthodox method for the times.
Fiction on Command
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,930. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Not got time to sit down and read a novel? This book is packed with 23 different length stories to suit your free time. Fantasy, romance, and humour with a dash of horror will have you wanting to read on. Some of the tales take place in the USA while others are based in England. If you enjoy these works of fiction written on a theme, why not read the author's novels and novellas?
Time is of the Essence & Johnny's So Long at the Fair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
How are ribbons entangled in a 19th century romance or a children's nursery song? What if an inheritance depends on marrying? Can one love his wife while flirting with another? These two short stories should make you smile.
The Man on the Corner
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Corners are often the turning point in people's lives. These two short stories are based on the theme 'The Man on the Corner.' One takes place in London, England, the other in a small town in Ohio, USA.
Gold Leaf Lover
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Jody is an artist who paints, while Arielle is a sculptress. What starts out as an artistic field trip to Europe ends with romance in the air. But aren't holiday romances notoriously whirlwind? The young women are getting more than their money's worth! A romance which also highlights five great cities in Europe while touching on works of art by the Masters.
More Than a Couple of Camels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
The year is 1818 and Miss Baxter is a twenty-six-year old spinster in London, England. For some unfathomable reason, she seems to attract the wrong type of man through no fault of her own. Her trip to the museum is about to set her on an unexpected course when she enters one of its rooms by mistake. A short, fast-paced tale of how love triumphs.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,520. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A time travel mystery is wrapped around Garnets. But then, is it really time travelling? The young woman who has experienced the night-time changes since being a child is finally brave enough to venture forth and to look beyond... (Approx. 23,520 words)
Tangling with Tania
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Tania has been a little peeved when her new neighbour's cardboard rubbish has blown into her yard. Owen has just come through a rough divorce and doesn't care for Tania's critical tone the first time they meet. 'Tangling with Tania' tells what Owen gets when he messes with Tania - an amusing tale of revenge and where it leads. (Approx. 8,890 words)
The Winchmore Hill Tales series
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 3 modern, amusing short stories based on life around the village green in North London, England. All involve chance meetings and they might just be true...! #1 The Barber of Winchmore Hill #2 The Winchmore Hill Laundromat Lady #3 The Winchmore Hill Dog Trainer (Approx. 10,700 words)
Perfectly Plain
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Miranda is plain. She knows it and lives without any great expectations from life - until George Mellow, Earl of Witlock, asks for her hand in marriage. Suddenly, as Countess Witlock, anything is possible.
The Builders Report
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A 'cold-hearted' publicist with her own advertising agency, Cleo is going to get more than an office added to her house! As she searches for a reputable builder, love is about to knock her to the ground and begin its own rebuilding... (Approx. 17,290 words)
The Insignificance of Being a Spy...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Marcus Beaumont, spy for his majesty's government, has to appear insignificant. His life depends upon it. In Britain's struggle against the tyrant Napoleon, his missions find him involved in murder, lust and even love. - Originally appeared under the title of 'Oh! What a tangled web we weave...'(NaNoWriMo work in progress)
Un Lit, Seuil des Temps!
Price: Free! Words: 9,620. Language: French. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Rose est au courant pour des voyages dans le temps. Elle a des centaines de livres sur le sujet à sa portée parce qu’elle est bibliothécaire. Néanmoins, elle ne s’attend pas à rencontrer un vrai voyageur dans le temps, surtout lorsqu’il arrive dans son lit !
Hope in Winter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,320. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Regency romance - Disfigured veteran from the Napoleonic Wars, Duncan MacGregor is luckier than most ex-soldiers. He works as an estate manager for an absentee owner - except, owner and family aren’t going to be absentee any longer. Christmas is coming and so are they! What will it take to thaw a cold heart?
Bed Times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,520. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Rose knows all about time travel between centuries. She has hundreds of books on the subject at her finger-tips, because she is a librarian. But coming face to face with a REAL time traveller is a different matter all together, especially when he turns up in her bed!
Never Love Another...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
REGENCY ROMANCE short story - A baron's son is not a prize to be wasted on a farmer's daughter. Felix and Louise have loved one another from childhood but their families have no intention of allowing them to marry. What happens when the son returns from war a broken man, no longer a prize?
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Suzy Stewart Dubot's favorite authors on Smashwords

Top Writers Block
Latest book: Hourglass. Published February 20, 2017.
Anna Scott Graham
Latest book: The Hawk: Part Ten. Published December 24, 2016.
Duncan James
Latest book: The Traveller. Published November 23, 2015. (5.00 from 1 review)
Elizabeth Rowan Keith
Latest book: Annie McGuire. Published November 12, 2013. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
J. Jay Kamp
Latest book: The Wager. Published July 21, 2011. (5.00 from 1 review)
Jeffra Hays
Latest book: Saving Triott Chicken. Published August 1, 2013. (5.00 from 1 review)
JL Schneider
Latest book: Loss of Life - A Jessie Carr Novel #7. Published January 12, 2012.

Smashwords book reviews by Suzy Stewart Dubot

  • The Writer on Oct. 06, 2011

    I liked it! You've said it in few words and well. That must be worth something (how about 4 stars as it was brief)? The problem is that we writer's can't afford to buy other writers' works until someone buys ours...
  • Black Hole Witch on Oct. 07, 2011

    Interesting concept for a short story. Written simply so easy to read. Would have liked to know a little more about the origin of the spaceship and its occupants. Thank you for a free read!
  • A Bridge of Letters on Oct. 07, 2011

    Excellent short story! Wished it hadn't ended quite so abruptly as I know they're still out there 'travelling'. Now going to look at other things you've written...
  • Death By Drowning on Oct. 08, 2011

    Another good read that was well told. I certainly have a preference for your short stories. Keep them coming!
  • A Professional's Four Quarters on Nov. 08, 2011

    Enjoyed the story. It made a good quick read with a fitting end!
  • One of Those Days on Nov. 08, 2011

    Well, I had to laugh. I'm not too taken with 'erotica' because it easily slips into pornography. In my opinion, your story falls into the category of pornography. However, the fact that it was short and didn't dwell on the acts had me reading to the end. You had an excellent pay-off. I think you should keep going with the comedy even if the situations use 'erotica' (rather than porn). You might reach a larger public...
  • The Megan Diaries ---- Happy Birthday on Nov. 08, 2011

    I didn't laugh at the end as I did with another you wrote but it was amusing all the way through. Damn, now I'm going to have to read all your others... You've got a way with a story!
  • Looking for Mr. Right on Nov. 09, 2011

    For me, you've found the happy medium between sex and the story line. Good one or should I say 'Just right'!
  • Thief on Nov. 13, 2011

    I particularly enjoyed the humour, which may be what you are selling in the long run? It had me laughing with the consultant's dialogue and his view of things. I highly recommend continuing with comedy writing as you have a knack for it. In this story it was more important than solving the crimes (which I found a little far-fetched)!
  • Tonight on Nov. 13, 2011

    I can hardly believe that the same person wrote this as wrote your others as it is so different. You have done a great job with setting the mood and your character is frighteningly real! Excellent. The pay-off was a bit too mild for me. It seemed that you added it as an afterthought as it wasn't all that important which day she went out as she is irresistable anyway. Keep writing and I'll keep enjoying your stories!
  • An Alien Abduction for Christmas: A Short Story on Nov. 28, 2011

    Loved the tale! Love your sense of humour too which is almost British (that is a double compliment!).
  • Alvin's Farm Book 1: Alvin's Farm on Dec. 02, 2011

    Excellent! A very touching story that makes one wonder if it is fiction as the author has written with such sensitivity that her characters could very well be real. The words used are a pleasure in themselves.
  • Once Upon a Lightyear on Dec. 04, 2011

    A humorous bedtime tale for all ages! Really liked the imagery conjured up in only a few pages. Felt a little disappointed with the end. Fantastic book covers!
  • Happy Landings on Dec. 06, 2011

    Have to give this the full 5! It had me laughing from the moment the 'Airport ->' sign came into view until the end! A great story, well told (just hope it wasn't from experience). Read it yourselves and it will put you in a good humour for the rest of the day...
  • Crash Report on Dec. 22, 2011

    Liked this! Short and neat. It was treated with (I presume) the proper jargon making it all the more credible. Now going to look for anything else written by the author...
  • Hear, O on Dec. 30, 2011

    A short story of our times, it is well written with great sensitivity. The people (not 'characters') will remain with me for some time to come... I can recommend this without hestitation.
  • A Lonely Ghost Girl on Jan. 01, 2012

    A pleasant style for a short story. Will look out for other works by you.
  • Cocoa Almond Darling on Jan. 03, 2012

    A captivating story that was told in an orginal style which made it all the more real. This is the second I have read by this author and both have left me emotionally involved.
  • Dancing Around the Fire on Jan. 06, 2012

    For such a short story this author has established the atmosphere in a few short lines. A full story told in few words with a surprising (or not) end. Any grammatical/spelling errors can be put down to the story's setting, whether that be the case or not.
  • The Blind Philosopher and the God of Small Things on Jan. 08, 2012

    This author was recommended to me by a fellow-writer. I am not a great fan of poetry in general but R. L. Stephenson, Rupert Brooke, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Reed are a few who have kept me reading it through the years. Barnaby Wilde is now amongst those able to keep my attention until the end. In this collection, I was constantly reminded of Lewis Carroll. Not a bad thing at all. A ‘Beachcomber’s Tale’ pleased me in particular. I shall be reading other of Barnaby Wilde’s works (I am now curious to know how he arrived at his pseudonym?), not just his poetry, so it is safe to assume that I too recommend this author!
  • The Huguenots Come To Ballyronan, Northern Ireland on Jan. 11, 2012

    An interesting, although brief, overview of the Huguenots in Northern Ireland that might encourage one to delve into their history more deeply.
  • The Miracle: Extended Edition on Jan. 13, 2012

    I read the first part of this story and now the extended version. A good story told in diary form by the four main characters. You can't help getting involved with their lives, which are quite credible. Once again, a little sorry when I came to the end, although it finished on a high note. Shall look forward to other tales by this author.
  • The Nosy Neighbor on Jan. 13, 2012

    Writers of erotica aren't generally known for their literary talent. Their aim is to get down to the hard stuff without the frills. This author has managed to combine a story with the erotica. It is well written with a beginning and a plausible end and with some humour thrown in. Don't be surprised if there is voyeurism. The story's category should be enough to warn because reading erotica means you're a voyeur!
  • Musings while in traffic on Jan. 14, 2012

    Well, you have to laugh! Wonder how many Europeans know what a tacos looks like? You may be missing out on a market...
  • Leo Rache. on Feb. 08, 2012

    A fascinating but frustrating read. I wanted to shake Leo. I wanted to push him on to better things with his poetry, his creativity. As the author says the story is heavily drawn from personal experiences, I am happy to see that he has been very positively productive, unlike the Leo who leaves us wondering...
  • Take Me Home on Feb. 08, 2012

    An enjoyable tale, which kept me reading until the end. Mr. James has the knack of capturing life in a small English town so well that you can almost smell the cold air. Hope he will gives us more of his light entertainment.
  • ParaDick Sharry on Feb. 09, 2012

    Well, we were warned that this was abnormal paranormal with wraith-inhibited sinning. That is a mild description! I enjoyed this wacky futurist story that even had the vocabulary to accompany it! Let me warn you that you need to be shut away from civilisation to be able to appreciate this unusual tale.
  • Growing Up in the 60s Wasn’t All Fun and Games on Feb. 09, 2012

    The story told here by David Dilley cannot leave you indifferent. Depending on whether you are male or female, it will probably affect the way you view his young life but as a mother of three, it left me feeling sad. He has obviously thought about his past a good deal because he has written it well enough that it kept me reading until the end. For me, he captured the mood of the 60's in this short story.
  • An Arrangement on Feb. 10, 2012

    Most erotica hardly bothers with a story-line. Ms. Hearst has managed for her story to lead somewhere via an erotic path. It was a good idea to have the bouquets as they added a nice touch of realism to the read. Better than a lot of erotica...
  • Life ... (plus ten) on Feb. 10, 2012

    Brilliant! The sound of the words used and the twist in the tail (or is that tale?) add to the clever rhyming. Amusing and yet poignant he had certainly touched on Life with these poems. I shall read again which is how I know it is worth a 5 star rating and the few pennies it cost me!
  • Dog Eared on Feb. 17, 2012

    Clever and very wittily done. It made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Hardly think it needs cencorship though. Good read.
  • Breakfast In Paris on Feb. 23, 2012

    What can I say? It is a wonderfully well written tale creating a vague malaise for the principle character right up until the end, when he is finally shot of it. Well worth reading for the story and the pleasure of the words used.
  • Loving the Fog on March 11, 2012

    A breath of fresh air is apt in describing this 'erotica' short story. Unlike so much erotica that seems to have no real substance at all, this one has managed to conjure up a tantalizing tale that will also please paranormal fans!
  • Alysse on March 12, 2012

    Quite exceptional... The man has to have been there to write about it so poignantly. In fact, he is the man. Five stars without a moment's hesitation.
  • In The Shadow of Peter on March 16, 2012

    I am not a fan of horror stories but this one was very cleverly written. There was an easy flow to the writing which draws the unsuspecting reader into the story's drama. I can recommend, even to those like me who hesitate reading a scary story.
  • The Boy Died In Vietnam on April 12, 2012

    Being of a similar age to the author and having been well aware of the war in Viet Nam, this story affected me perhaps more than someone younger. I read it in one day... A young man who had a promising future before entering the war, returns from Viet Nam a changed person. He will spend the next 42 years of his life as a misfit. These memoirs are well documented so that one is drawn into the hopelessness resulting from a war fought by so many young, impressionable people. Mr. Bick has struggled on when so many others have fallen for one reason or another. I am quite humbled by his will to survive when up against so much adversity and ignorance.
  • I Await on April 12, 2012

    I wanted to read a romance written by a man. Mr Bick has provided me with one that is touching. It gives pause for thought for all those moments, words, declarations that we have put aside to do later. I am, nevertheless, of the opinion that actions speak louder than words. Read and you will see.
  • Two Dozen Visions on June 06, 2012

    How many times have I said 'I do not like poetry'? and yet I continue to read it because, on a rare day, I will find verses that are more than rhymes or rhythms . They are verses that magically weave words with emotions and possibly soul-searched truths. 'Two Dozen Visions' is just such a work which has left me fragile from its impact. Poetry is personal but I feel that this collection has something to touch everyone...
  • In The Next Life on June 26, 2012

    A touching tale told on two planes. Mr. Bick magically entwines the lives of modern workers on an archaeological dig with those whom they are gradually unearthing. A woman archaeologist and a pilot are both haunted by repetitive nightmares and when their paths meet, unexplained emotions are barely contained. A good read written convincingly.
  • Stories From The Pumpkin Woods on Nov. 22, 2012

    I have had this story on my Kindle for some time, waiting for my full attention. Well, I'm glad I finally found the time because it transported me to another world, providing pure entertainment. I don't believe that this story, not unlike ones written by Tolkien, is reserved for any age group in particular. Vivid descriptions make it easy to be drawn into this tale, which I recommend!
  • Yule at My Feet on Dec. 02, 2012

    A delightful tale for young or old. Elizabeth Rowan Keith has conjured magic with her words but then the story is magic too, filled with the little folk. I had the impression that the author was there! Can heartily recommend.
  • Flowers for Mercedes on Dec. 06, 2012

    Excellent entertainment! Well, written and edited. Barnaby Wilde relates a tale as though he had lived it. No, I know he isn't D.I. Flowers and I'm pretty sure he isn't Mercedes... Perhaps the intimidating biker? In any case, he's got the story to perfection. I can absolutely recommend this tale with no hesitation!
  • Hidden Behind Words on Jan. 26, 2013

    Light verse? Sometimes. Touching? Yes. The poems in this collection cannot leave you indifferent. Sometimes you have to smile while others leave you a little sorrowful. I think there are verses here for everyone and I can recommend.
  • Tales from The Painted Door III: Molly's Walk on July 19, 2013

    Mr. Keith has known how to pick up with his 'Painted Door' series and weave another very human tale. He has the knack of scratching under the surface and revealing the essential of his characters. Another tale well told!
  • Saving Triott Chicken on Aug. 07, 2013

    The telling of this tale is quite extraordinary. I am only sorry that I wasn't able to 'hear' the person relating it for it to be perfectly perfect! Where does fiction take over from reality? Does it matter although I am convinced that little chicken is very real - pictures to prove it. I can recommend this fable if you like to laugh. My only real question is - hen or cock?
  • Three Minutes to Midnight on Aug. 29, 2013

    Of all the SW interviews I flipped by, yours caught my attention. As one thing will lead to another, a glimpse of your writing got me to sample 'Three Minutes to Midnight.' A compact story drawing one quickly into a fantasy world, it was cleverly woven and believably (is that really possible?) explained. I was a little sorry that it ended a lot quicker than it began. It was as though you had adrenalin coursing in your veins and it speeded up the ending. It did not diminish my pleasure in the story as it only came to me as an afterthought. I shall be looking at others of your works and can easily recommend you to others. ps I do feel you are selling yourself short with your low prices.
  • Chained in Time on July 13, 2016

    The name of `Jack the Ripper' alone is enough to get our attention but once ensconced in this thriller `Chained in Time', we are quickly caught up in David Waine's skilfully woven tale of terror. 100 years after the Ripper's last victim, a new serial killer begins a copy-cat reign in London. The man is as elusive as his namesake and seems to know the tiniest detail of those distant massacres, which he imitates to perfection. Even with modern techniques, the police are stumbling in their efforts to prevent further disembowelling. Are they equal to the psychopathic murderer or will he run his full course? David Waine has married two centuries masterfully. His attention to detail enforces the credibility of the story and his characters are perfectly alive, until the Ripper gets them. A story that I will read yet again for its brilliant telling and which I can recommend without hesitation.
  • Raven Bones on Dec. 23, 2016

    J. L. Thurston has a way with words. Her writing flows so easily with her characters, it is as though one is there interacting with them. I can recommend this book and I shall look forward to any new publications by J. L. Thurston!
  • The Lion's Courtship on Jan. 01, 2017

    This is an engaging tale which takes place in Victorian London. It is well-written and easy to read, although it took me a page or two to adapt to it being written in the present tense. The characters drew me in so that I read the story in one sitting. The crude language used by some of the characters didn't bother me, but beware if you are sensitive to swearing etc.. I can recommend it for an insight into Victorian slum life.