Synopsis: Part one of three of the journey of a man in search of his first love, but ends up propelled on a wild quest. Where he finds love, faces loss and overcomes inevitable odds.
Bookish Things: 42 pages. The Cover is reasonable, but doesn’t tell you much about the book.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.92.
The list of issues I encountered in this 42 page story is almost longer than the story itself.
If you are thinking about being a writer, publishing books, please do not do what this author has done, and publish something that is barely but a first draft. EDIT YOUR WORK! Get someone else who is good at writing or editing to look it over.
Worst example of a story I’ve read so far! The only redeeming features, are the fact it was only 42 pages long and the fact that I paid nothing for it!
Things I noticed:
Issues including overuse of the same word in close sentences:
‘Very well’ is used excessively.
‘Tree, deal, wall, Sapphire’ all repeated too much.
‘You will perish a long painful, agonising death.’
There’s only four words too many in that sentence.
Changes in POV mid paragraph.
Use of ‘He seen’. Wrong!
Some paragraphs are indented, while others not. This occurs the whole way through the story.
Continuity issues at 82%. The group fled with no supplies yet they unpacked supplies when they arrive at Taisai.
82% – wrong use of their:
‘The three sat their(there) for a moment…’
86% – if Taisai is the multicultural hub described when they arrived, why would their presence be unusual?
93% – WTF?!? That is horse shit!
Synopsis: HIS DEVIL is a supernatural horror story by Erik Lynd, author of the novels ASYLUM and THE COLLECTION. Sample chapters of these two novels are included in this ebook.
HIS DEVIL is about a boy whose family is shaken up the night his father mysteriously abandons him and his sisters. They make a life without a father and husband until the night he returns home with a creature after him. A creature far more evil than his father ever had been. The boy learns he must grow up quick if he is going to save his family.
This story, among others, is also collected in THE LONG FALL INTO MIDNIGHT VOL. 1
This eddition [sic] also includes the bonus story BEING IT. It is about Ian, a businessman on the fast track to a successful career and a rewarding social life. But all that changes when he gets caught in an unusual game of tag.
Overall I rated this bundle as 3/5.
Bookish things: 43 pages, the cover is just a collage of the four short story covers. Apt, but a little boring.
Where to buy: This collection is no longer available to buy.
My overall review:
Overall this bundle consists of four short shifter/biker stories. The pace of the stories was fast, the characterisation minimal for the most part, and the backstory almost non-existent.
I liked some of the stories, but others I really disliked. The feel of the bundle was rushed and unfinished, unlike Rebecca’s other polished series, this one leaves a bit to be desired.
Things I noticed:
12% – …at the very top of least (left) breast…
16% – …are you going to put it (in) my…
42% – His (He) adored her with his eyes.
I also reviewed each of the stories within the bundle. Continue reading
Synopsis: A short story from the world of the “On Dark Shores” fantasy series.
Ten years before the action in that novel, a ship’s captain goes to Scarlock to see the moneylender Copeland, pleading for more time to pay off his debt.
Bookish Things: 8 pages. The cover is apt and rather delightful. A marked improvement on the original cover.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.78
This is a very short tale about the owner of a cargo ship ‘The Black-Eyed Susan’ who runs into trouble with money lenders.
There’s not a great deal of characterisation to go on, but I feel like a solid story could be made about The Black-Eyed Susan and its crew. Which I’m happy to say is just what J.A. Clement has done. This is book #0.3 of the On Dark Shores series. I have already read On Dark Shores: The Lady (My review).
The emotional impact was missing from this, but I suppose it can be very difficult to pack a punch in a few pages.
If you like your sailor stories, this might be the first taste of something you’ll enjoy devouring.
Read on December 24, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 1
Synopsis: A lonely and bored housewife reflects on a change of fortune that could transform her life…
Bookish Things: 6 pages. One of a number of Tony’s books that don’t have a designed cover. This one would be a fun one to come up with a cover for.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.74.
Everything I’ve ever wanted is a short story about a stay-at-home mum who locks away her secret life from the family and kids. But once she gets a letter, she can’t hide it any longer.
This would be an epic dream come true for most people who share the infliction the protagonist does.
I didn’t twig what the secret was until the mention of the purchased devices after her first attempt.
Great little tale Tony.