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.


Identical: Clones of Jaffir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,890. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The male species on Jaffir is extinct, so cloning its inhabitants is a question of survival. Three hundred years later, clones are called wo’s, and men are mythical creatures. When a series of inexplicable disappearances occur, leaving the police baffled, a Tuner is called in to use her psychic powers. But not even a Tuner can envisage that her talents will lead her to another galaxy and real men…
Twenty-Four Years, and Counting
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,270. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
A memoir telling of an Anglo/American, who was tossed back and forth between the US and the UK, and yet became a free spirit thanks to divorced parents. The twist in the tale is that neither country would become her home.
A Lucky Star
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,550. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the novel, 'Dr. Russell,' twin babies were stolen and sold. This novella tells what became of them...
Unfounded Prejudice
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Educational
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A 100-word-flash fiction telling of unmerited prejudice. Iris doesn't like what she doesn't understand.
Doctor Russell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,200. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Doctor Ian Russell is a Scot who has dedicated his life to helping the poor. Six years ago, he left Scotland when the woman he loved refused to marry him–unless he changed his sights for something more prestigious. Now, at thirty-three, he is a confirmed bachelor. But, an encounter with a woman who enjoys reading about parasites and other gruesome maladies may have him changing his mind.
*Christmas* Then, Now, Later : 4 Christmas stories across the centuries...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Historical » Regency
1 The Christmas Ball: To what lengths will Alice go to attract her brother's friend? 2 The Bells Below: Eleanor is a servant with little hope of wedding bells. 3 Christmas Surprises: Andrea is feeling sorry for herself alone at Christmas. An unexpected encounter on Christmas Eve may help. 4 Winter Wonderland: When Santa needs all the help he can get, he has to resort to unorthodox means.
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The worst time to rehash all your problems is at night, in the dark, without distractions. If you suffer from insomnia, you're doomed...
The Guilty Party
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever been pushed to the limit where you could throttle someone? Victor has.
Repetitive Romance
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Do authors choose to write with the same themes as others, hoping to jump on the bandwagon of sales? Here is an article which accentuates so many of those repetitive themes of romance. Tongue in cheek critique.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
By the age of twenty six, Delphine has become a widow and an orphan. Her new freedom has revealed a woman who says what she thinks and who enjoys her independence. She owns her own house, land and a small income. Due to different circumstances, three men cross paths with her and are drawn to her lively spirit. Can one of them tempt her to give up that newly found freedom?
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
(4.67 from 3 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 3 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.
Cocoons ~ A Feel-good Story for Children ~
Price: Free! Words: 130. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General, 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 3 reviews)
Those pesky insects! This one, however, has had far-reaching effect with one tiny bite.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,920. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, 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..
Hint of a...Ghost
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Regency ghost awakens with amnesia two hundred years after his tragic death. Present when he reappears in her bedroom, Eloïse decides to help him find himself and, perhaps, the reason he is now in the twenty-first century.
Bed Times ~ Un Lit, Seuil des Temps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,890. 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 USD. Words: 43,840. 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. Would it be possible 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
(4.40 from 5 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 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, 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: $3.50 USD. Words: 34,930. 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: 3,870. 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, but the two women aren't reassured.
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 3 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 2 reviews)
Germaine has the freedom to alter her surroundings. She is almost unaware of the changes... What is the cost for this power?
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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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?
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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!
  • 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...
  • A Lonely Ghost Girl on Jan. 01, 2012

    A pleasant style for a short story. Will look out for other works by you.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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!
  • 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...
  • Bart & Jesse - a love story on Sep. 01, 2020

    Well done on this joint effort. Both Jesse and Bart are real people. This story had me hooked right up to the end!
  • Towards Yesterday on Oct. 11, 2020

    Excellent fiction! This story got my attention at the prologue and continued to keep it until the end. Read it whenever I had free time. If you believe in previous lives or not, this will give you something to think about. I can highly recommend it 5*****
  • The Women Furies (Tales From The Poachers Inn) on Dec. 24, 2020

    A long-time fan of Barnaby Wilde, I am never disappointed with his stories or his quirky poems. This collection of stories is delightful and gave me an enjoyable escape from confinement. I can also recommend his story 'Out of Time.'
  • Two Can Keep A Secret on March 02, 2021

    A short story with a twist. Andre' has managed to tell a well-written tale which makes you wonder how it will end. Bravo!
  • Sometimes, I Think about.... on July 04, 2022

    I almost hate to say that this is good, because depression is never good. I'll change that to 'well-written with feeling.' Andre is an accomplished writer in many genres; some have had me laughing out loud. I was sorry to discover that he suffers from depression and I hope that he can overcome the worst of it. Keep writing, Andre!