Bess Torman

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Smashwords book reviews by Bess Torman

  • Alice Stood Up (A Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose Short Story) on Oct. 06, 2013

    It doesn't make sense that vampires are legally permitted to hunt humans between 4am and 6am, but are still hunted for doing so. Needs a re write. Apart from that the story was written with a nice emotional content.
  • A Vampire in the Vatican 'Brotherhood of the Sword' on Nov. 04, 2013

    I read the three shory stories and was waiting for part 4 when I discovered the author had brought it out in one book. I love this story. The many twists that turn up through the book, the Inspectors frustration, the wonderful characters. I agree with Bronwyn, we could do this in the Inspectors situation, a little courage, a lot of intelligence and a damn good reason. The ending was fantastic and I could never guess what was coming up next as I turned each page. It is believable and it was good to get away for awhile from fantasy vampire books. (I do know this is fiction) I highly recommend this book, but don;t read it late at night like I did.
  • What Could've Been on Jan. 01, 2014

    Very well written compassionate story. Could have happened!
  • The Meeting of Kalle Rabbit and Pelle Fox (Illustrated) on Jan. 01, 2014

    I can't believe I've started reading childrens stories but there are some GREAT ones on Smashwords and this is one of them. Absolutely lovely.
  • That Moment... on Jan. 10, 2014

    My partner and I read this together. Absolutely wonderful.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 1 on Jan. 15, 2014

    Wonderful to get this in one book. The story from start to finish is beautiful. It doesn't surprise me that children are enjoying this series, as others have said. I hope it goes on forever and I can't wait to see how many books finish up in this series. I don't think anything else on this scale will come out for a long time.
  • In Extremis on Jan. 15, 2014

    This is my kind of story. Written with a lot of feeling and emotion. I like a good creepy story and this definitely made the grade. A full novel version would be a bestseller!!
  • The Little People on March 05, 2014

    Nice and creepy and yes the irony of it all. Great short story.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 2 on July 12, 2014

    Another beautiful story from Linda in this continuation of Pulchritudinous. The pictures once again are lovely and more lessons to be learnt. We can see the little boy getting older and his troubles become greater but he deals with everything very well and takes responsibility for what he's done. Now we have to wait for Book 3.
  • Ruck Nor on March 30, 2015

    Great piece of flash fiction. Interesting start to a series. Enjoyed it.
  • Ruck Nor 2 on March 30, 2015

    After reading Ruck Nor 2 I'm intrigued. Craig West sounds like an interesting character who finds himself in an interesting situation on a distant planet. I'm looking forward to see where all this will lead. Another I enjoyed.
  • Zombie Psychology on March 30, 2015

    Interesting and very funny. I enjoyed it.
  • Nun with a Gun on March 30, 2015

    Another wonderful Inspector Martinelli story from Linda. Less vampires this time but that didn't matter, the story is wonderful and I love the interaction between the characters. Nazi gold? I thought there would have been heaps but what the Inspector found surprised me, I enjoyed that part as well as the vampire fight. Love story? Yes I'd say there were two, one in the past and one in the present. The nun is a great character and so is Wilhelm, I like them both. Another 5 star story here.
  • Beware.....The Moon is Full on April 17, 2015

    This short story is right up my alley (so to speak) It does get the heart racing. Linda always writes interesting stories and doesn't leave you hanging. This had an interesting conclusion. I agree with Sandra, I think I'll start walking in the middle of the road. haha. Great story.
  • Ruck Nor 3 on April 30, 2015

    This is really getting intriguing. A good continuation of Ruck Nor from Lisa. Another one soon please.
  • The Weekends of Sally Virtue. May & June on June 01, 2015

    This is a very funny story. I finished it about ten minutes ago and still laugh when I think about some of the incidents that happened to Sally. The spider weekend was hilarious as was the school bus. Learning to play golf reminded me a little of my own experiences when I was a teenager, something similar but not the same, thank God. A good story from beginning to end.