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mountainmama "Shirley Hicks" (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)

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Darkness Haunts: Book 1 (Sensor Series)
Darkness Haunts: Book 1 (Sensor Series)
Price: £2.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable first book!, 28 Mar. 2013
Melena is a sensor who travels to Alaska to find a friend who has disappeared, and walks into a nest of supernatural beings - all intent on preventing Mel from accomplishing her goal. Using her military training and her sensor abilities, she manages to get herself into a situation that will turn her world upside down as she finds unlikely allies in her quest to save her friend and as her own life hangs in the balance.

I met this author on-line a couple years ago, and have listened with interest as she talked about the process of writing her first book. Although paranormal fiction is not my favorite read, I was eager to see how her personality translated into her writing, and found myself captivated by Susan's ability to weave a compelling tale. She has drawn on her own military background and love of the genre and successfully created a well-written and entertaining story. Great job, Mistress!


A Man of Few Words
A Man of Few Words
Price: £2.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Short on words but long on talent, 25 Mar. 2013
Wow - what a collection! There is a little bit of everything to suit every taste - sci-fi to reality, humor to horror. Well-written little gems - vignettes from life that perfectly capture the feeling of the moment. I also enjoyed reading what prompted the stories. Mr. Thompson has a great talent for painting a picture with just a few words, and the editing is superb. Excellent!


A Lucky Break
A Lucky Break
Price: £2.21

4.0 out of 5 stars A time travel escape, 25 Mar. 2013
This review is from: A Lucky Break (Kindle Edition)
When James Campbell is mugged on his way to a job interview, he loses his wallet, but gains the ability to time travel. He quickly learns to use this talent to get rich, but soon realizes unlimited riches are not enough to satisfy one's pursuit of self-worth, and sets off to right a few wrongs.

Tongue-in-cheek and pure escapism, Mr. Callister has penned a very imaginative tale which will keep you turning pages. The story was great, but could have used a good editor to catch some typos and add commas to improve readability. Good entertainment.


Emails from the Edge: When Friendship Spans the Distance.
Emails from the Edge: When Friendship Spans the Distance.

4.0 out of 5 stars True confessions of a lonely ex-pat, 25 Mar. 2013
Sandy had lived in several communities for wives of American workers. When her husband was assigned to Japan, she thought it would be a dream visit to a fairy tale land. What she experienced was the opposite. Lonely, completely isolated from other Americans, and scared to death, she latches onto a friend from a former assignment and begins an e-mail correspondence that she clings to like a lifeline.

Ms. Maguire exposes her raw feelings and fears in this account, and does not try to sugar coat her reactions. An interesting insight into how difficult it is to be thrust into a situation when you are not prepared for the reality, and a testament to how even a long-distance friendship can help one cope with depression.


The Showing
The Showing

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't turn the lights off!, 19 Mar. 2013
This review is from: The Showing (Kindle Edition)
Possessed by a demon, the house built by Mr. Jones' grandfather has claimed several victims over the years, including the real estate agent who showed the house to Mr. Jones when it recently came back on the market. When he becomes a suspect in the disappearance, he becomes embroiled in the search for the victims and the quest to rid the house of the evil entity.

Very well written and edited, this story is reminiscent of the classic haunted house horror tales of the past. The characters are believable and well fleshed-out. Mr. Jones sets the scenes very well and easily puts you in the picture. Creepy, spooky, and chilling, it will keep your interest to the last page.


A Love To Live For
A Love To Live For

5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking point, 14 Mar. 2013
A man loses his job and then faces the ultimate betrayal by his wife. A well-written short story by a master storyteller. Mr. Marino has a talent for writing emotions.


Tender Moments
Tender Moments

5.0 out of 5 stars Tenderized moments, 14 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Tender Moments (Kindle Edition)
A macabre Poe-ish short story of a traveling salesman who stops at the wrong house. No farmers' daughters in this well-written chiller.


Mother's Love
Mother's Love

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mommy dearest, 14 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Mother's Love (Kindle Edition)
A short story of a son's never-ending quest to please his mother. This does not bode well for his bride-to-be. Another well-written macabre short by Mr. Marino.


Love is Forever
Love is Forever

5.0 out of 5 stars It's the thought that counts, 14 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Love is Forever (Kindle Edition)
A twisted tale of a psychopath's `gift' to a family. Mr. Marino does creepy very well. Good storytelling - well written and edited.


Till Death Do Us Part
Till Death Do Us Part

5.0 out of 5 stars A poignant tale, 14 Mar. 2013
A poignant story of a man who takes his wedding vows very seriously. Beautifully written and edited, Mr. Marino paints emotions like an artist.


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