Suzy Stewart Dubot


An Anglo/American who has lived in France for nearly 40 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.
Read more of this interview.


My novels and novellas
I began writing Regency romance which led to time travel. That is just a hop away from fantasy and sci-fi. You'll see a selection in this video.


The Name Doesn't Matter
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.00 from 1 review)
100-word flash fiction. Terrorism in a flash. Death at night.
The Hundredth Day at Sea
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Survival in a lifeboat has its limitations. A hundred days at sea is already an achievement, but what happens when the food runs out?
Pub Crawling with My Dog
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Dogs are indeed a man's best friend. Not only do they love you without judging but they are ever ready to accompany you on walks. They are the key for opening the door to meeting other people, not necessarily with dogs. Pub crawling with a dog is companionship at its best.
Vidal - A Story for Children
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What child hasn't imagined being invisible? Vidal isn't a child, but he would still like to disappear.
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A simple ride in an elevator can become stressful when one imagines it crashing. But there are other consequences which might be worse...
Sunshine Came Softly...
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A very short story written on the theme, 'First Thing in the Morning.' It tells of a an easy beginning to the day. The story has used the opening line from 'Sunshine Superman,' a song written by Donovan.
Winter Wonderland
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Mashups
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Every year, Santa and his helpers manage to distribute presents around the world. With the growing population, those in the Winter Wonderland are happy to have modern techniques to help them meet the demands. You might be surprised at just how modern those methods are...
Cocoons ~ A Feel-good Story for Children ~
Price: Free! Words: 130. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A cupboard full of neglected toys means that a new arrival is just what they need to add a spark to their boring lives.
Moon Under Water
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The 'Moon Under Water'* is a Free House pub, off the beaten track, in London, England. The owner, Robert Whittle, is a down-to-earth man who is practical and hard-working. An ex-Grenadier of Her Majesty's Guard, he doesn't believe in magic, but there is something about his dream which he can't quite explain... *George Orwell also wrote a piece of the same name, but that is the only similarity...
One Tiny Bite
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Those pesky insects! This one, however, has had far-reaching effect with one tiny bite.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,220. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
A quartet of historical romances are set in England and France. A spinster who has exchanged wedding bells for service bells in an aristocratic mansion. A man who has ninety days to find a palatable bride. A widow and her two daughters flee the terror in revolutionary France. A trip to the museum sets a spinster on an unexpected course when she enters the exoctic room by mistake..
Bed Times ~ Un Lit, Seuil des Temps
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 20,820. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
One time-travel tale written in two languages: English and French. When centuries overlap ~ Anything can happen! Lorsque les siècles se chevauchent ~ Tout peut arriver !
Rue Saint Honoré
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Flash Fiction. Who was that woman? One can only guess how she could stoop so low.
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 43,610. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lillian is a thirty-year-old spinster who has recently lost her father. Totally alone, she wonders the direction her life will take with the lack of income posing a problem. Her friend suggests she find a ‘good man’ and marry him. Jonas Coker, a widower with two children, has shown interest, but Lillian finds him unattractive. Will it be possible for her to overlook his physical appearance?
Well Dweller
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: British English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Urban
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
There’s a troll living in my well…A troll? How many people can claim to have a water well, but more than that, a troll living in it?
The Bells Below
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
England 1815 Circumstances are such that Lady Minton needs a housekeeper for Minton Mansion and Eleanor Hadley needs a job — one which provides board and lodgings. Eleanor finds she has exchanged church bells for service bells in an aristocratic mansion. Her future looks bleak until a chance meeting in a lending library sparks an ember of hope. Dare a spinster dream?
The Inheritance
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The old Victorian house was empty now, but Audrey hadn’t found the ‘surprise’ Aunty Nessie had told her was hidden in it. As she strolls from room to room, she feels hopeful something will lead her to that special gift from her aunt.
The Birthday Party
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Urban
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A housewife tries to do her best for her child's birthday party. A mother on her own is no match for a dozen kids...
Halloween Hullabaloo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When nine historical characters come together on the 31st of October, it's with the view to having some fun with the living. Wreaking havoc in the Rosebery Community Centre promises to be entertaining! This short story involves real people in British, French and Italian history who have been dead for centuries. Time to enjoy themselves in the Halloween Hullabaloo.
Romance Trilogy
Price: $3.99 $1.60 USD. (60% off!) Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Three romance novellas in one book! The first is a Regency romance, the second a time-travel mystery with romance in the making, while the third is a contemporary romance between two unlikely people. All stand-alone tales. Easy reading to fill in your spare time, whether travelling on a train or sitting in a waiting room. I'd be curious to know which of the three you preferred.
Fictional Pain
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
We have all experienced pain in one form or another. It can be sharp or dull, enduring or brief, but once it has gone, we can only remember that we didn’t like it. We are unable to relive the feel of it.
Prim & Proper-T : A Victorian Time Travel Tale
Price: $2.99 $1.20 USD. (60% off!) Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
An American family has rented a Victorian house in London, England, for a year. Thanks to the detailed list supplied by the Prim & Proper-T Real Estate Agency, they know every article of furniture, piece of linen and miscellany, right down to the smallest teaspoon, found in the house. One item is, however, missing from the list, because one rarely finds the word ‘phenomenon’ on an inventory…
The Games People Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A stroll in the forest with a friend and a dog turns into a lot more. The British police force is called in to unravel twenty years of unconnected murders. But then, are they really unconnected?
La Concierge
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ah! La Concierge. That part of Paris which goes hand in hand with water running in the gutters, policemen in their round kepi caps directing traffic, and citizens carrying their baguette under an arm. The concierge is now a threatened species...
Interference Disability
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
There are all types of handicaps which are entitiled to a disability allowance. Shysters, however, don't hesitate to apply, always hopeful of getting something for nothing. Shirley Cole would like to work but she has an unusual disability. So near to retirement, she is nevertheles forced to apply for help. Will she get it?
Confused Memories
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
'Are you sure that's what happened? That's not the way I remember it...' Memories are selective, aren't they?
Buried Treasure
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The hobby of using a metal detector to find buried metal objects of value can be expensive and time comsuming. Two young men have been tempted to invest in a tool that has had good reviews on an internet site. Now the problem is, where to begin using it without complaints about the holes they dig?
Fortune Cookies
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Who hasn't wanted to believe in the little messages found in fortune cookies? When they say 'your luck is about to get better,' or 'you'll have a job promotion,' it is hard not to believe when they're positive improvements. An English couple go to a Chinese restaurant and wonder about their cookies...
The Visit
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
An unexpected visit doesn't mean it was appreciated. This is a story based on a real milk jug which was given as a wedding present in 1909. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, Irene.
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
There is a reason films are rated. Certain films are not recommended for anyone under 17.
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Once established in Britain, the Romans set about making bricks for buildings. Antonius works in just such a place, which can be grueling because of the heat of the furnace. He resents his boss taking afternoons off when he should be working...
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Passing one's dream house every day allows the imagination to run riot. When that house is put up for sale, it suddenly becomes real, accessible. I wanted it, but first I had to win the lottery...
Lazlo Williams ~Master Locksmith~
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Lazlo Williams is a master locksmith who has inherited his old master's business and property. Unfortunately for him, the Elders of the town suspect he has also inherited something belonging to them. He is caught up in an unpleasant plot to get the object back when he has no idea where it is. An 18th century mystery which even Lazlo has difficulty in elucidating...
A Winter's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
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
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
Germaine has the freedom to alter her surroundings. She is almost unaware of the changes... What is the cost for this power?
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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: 2,740. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Harvest Festival is a communal highlight each year in Waverley, USA. There are competitions in every category including the best pumpkin pie. When Mrs. MacFarlane arrives in town, the Women's Guild fears the worst...
Square Peg in a Round Hole
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
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: 2,940. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
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
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
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
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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: 3,220. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
She travelled at night involuntarily—and this without leaving her bed...
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Suzy Stewart Dubot's favorite authors on Smashwords

Latest book: Identical.
Published September 19, 2017.
Top Writers Block
Latest book: Who Dunnit?.
Published December 1, 2019.
Andre' Mwansa
Latest book: The Girl With Crooked Fangs.
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Anna Scott Graham
Latest book: The Hawk Volume 3.
Published February 1, 2020.
Duncan James
Latest book: The Traveller.
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J. Jay Kamp
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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

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Teton Range Formation in the Rocky Mountains of North America on April 16, 2017

    Not having prior knowledge of this mountain range, this book was ideal for explaining the land and water formations found in the Rockies. I can recommend this for an easy educational read.
  • Essential Oil Use in Canine Veterinary Medicine: From the Practices of Holistic Veterinarians on April 16, 2017

    As I am interested in alternative treatments for various ailments, this book caught my attention for an alternative, veterinary treatment for dogs. I share my life with five. I can recommend this work.
  • Ostara's Delight on April 16, 2017

    For a taste of something different, a different way of viewing life, Elizabeth Rowan Keith was able to keep me reading until the end. A charming work.
  • Being Friends With Margo on Sep. 25, 2017

    This young man has a sense of humour! He has taken a common occurence (that of one friend being in love with another who doesn't reciprocate) and given it a life. The final line is a winner! I shall be reading more by this author. Because of the grammar and some of the awkward phrasing, I can only give this short story four stars.
  • A Man And His Ass on Sep. 23, 2018

    Touching tale... The author did a good job of setting the atmosphere of this short story. The tension created by water rationing and not knowing where to find the next water source was effective. The contrast with going to someone's aid and what happens, as a result, might well be the attitude of someone old enough he's not worried about consequences. On the whole, a good story. I was a little sorry to see some minor errors as they tended to slow down the reading. I will read some others stories by this author.
  • The Outcast (Dork vs Geek ) on Dec. 18, 2018

    I so enjoy this author's sense of humour. I've been following his writings and they get better and better. Looking forward to his next piece!
  • Missing You (Text Me) on Jan. 17, 2019

    This is another original story from André, who has become one of my favourite writers when I want to laugh and feel good. The hero's friends call him 'Pizza,' because of his slightly spotty face, but he is very self-confident. He doesn't let others sway him in his choices. The girl he decides to date is not quite what one would expect, but an excellent choice. Read this and enjoy!
  • The Dangerous Deed on Feb. 01, 2019

    This is a change from André's usual style. It was interesting to see where it was going. Have I said it before? I'm a fan of André's writing.
  • Out of Time on March 04, 2019

    In this latest novel by Barnaby Wilde, the author has managed to cover the intricacies of time travel while adding his usual hilarious predicaments and their bumbling solutions. Loved the story!
  • Call It What You Want on April 14, 2019

    This a compelling story which kept me reading until the end. Frustrating to think that there's no chance of winning in the end. Well done, André!
  • Abigail Was Here on May 01, 2019

    A short story which draws you in and then gives you something to think about. Well done!
  • The Sociopath (Book 1: Growing Pains) on July 19, 2019

    Well written look into a psychopath's way of thinking. I hesitated between 4 stars because it left the reader hanging in suspense at the end and 5 stars for the quality of writing. Have rounded it up to 5!
  • On The Basis Of Morality (Nice To Meet You) on July 28, 2019

    André has done it again. He's written a story which held my attention right up to the end. One might think it's a story about good versus bad, and it is in a way, but with a twist. Read it, and see for yourself...
  • Who Are You? And Why Are You So Fat? on Oct. 01, 2019

    Another unusual take on life. Makes me wonder if I'm an asshole wondering if André is fat? ôô Always enjoyable reading André's stories.
  • The Devil Made Me Do It on Feb. 11, 2020

    Well-written story which I feel was a little too simplified. I would have liked more emotion showed by all the characters. Always enjoy story ideas by Andre', though.
  • The Girl With Crooked Fangs on March 17, 2020

    This story touches on an interesting question of whether one can change one's innate character or not. It was well written and kept my interest to the end. There was the doubt/hope that all would go well right up til the end. You need to read this to find out...