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|Tales fron Death Valley: The Woman inThe Wedding Dress||Bishop1611||Short Story||Horror||3||3.16||May 22, 2013|
Summary:Please give me feedback- Style/Story line/zombie-philosophy/What did you like/what did you hate/ The collection will include different styles: The Man with the Zombie Hand is the next short story and is darker. There is a new kind of Ghoul in town: The Z-Freak! Commissioned to develop a new way to interrogate foreign combatants, International Pharmaceuticals combines ancient voodoo chemicals with epinephrine boosters and a high tech virus with catastrophic results. The experiment is dubbed a complete failure and would have been lost in the labyrinth at the D.O.D. Archive, but a terrorist attack unleashes the genetically altered virus on the population of LA the face of the United States is changed forever. Natural barriers, strategic military barricades and a deadly kill-zone retain the outbreak to the three coastal states of California, Oregon and Washington. The quarantine area is dubbed Death Valley by pop culture and the inhabitants are sentenced to life in hell. The Woman in the Wedding Dress is the first short story in the collection: Tales from Death Valley. It is a surreal adventure accented by the flamboyant Big Game Hunter Jordan McDougall and the beautiful woman in the wedding dress. Hell hath no fury like a women scorned!
|Nirvatra||April Thomas||Novel||Science Fiction||1||n/a||May 22, 2013|
Summary:Nirvatra is a spin off of my book series titled The Endurance Series. Nirvatra is super natural realm where live is still very primitive. This story is about the hunter and the hunted going against their nature to discover so much more out of life.
|Angel's Fall||Isabella Hope||Novel||Fantasy||3||n/a||Apr 11, 2013|
Summary:Violet escapes to New York City to find out how to control her empathic abilities. Upon arrival, she discovers she is a Nephilim who has to choose whether or not to join the war between the mortal and immortal of her kind.
|A Tale of Vengeance||j l mo||Short Story||Fantasy||7||2.63||Apr 3, 2013|
Summary:I'm involved in a contest that gives the writer a new prompt every other week. We have one week to compose a short story of two to five thousand words. The third prompt was "Vengeance". The problem is this theme has been done to death! What can be written that isn't SO cliche and overdone? Then, a friend suggested the twist on character names. Be warned, one reviewer called in a mix between fairy-tale and horror. Thank you so very much for any and all help.
|The Coffin Girl||Jordan04||Novel||Young Adult||0||n/a||Mar 30, 2013|
Summary:Sloan Coffin, 18, discovers she has the power to act as a pathway between worlds. Now she fights to stop a ritual that will force her to bring an evil power into her world again.*I’ve never tried to write a young adult fantasy/paranormal story before so I want to make sure the plot flows, that everything gets explained, that the characters are believable. I’m also not sold on all the names of places/things so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
|White Swan||JHawk||Novel||War and Military||1||n/a||Mar 24, 2013|
Summary:White Swan is a story of intrigue, subterfuge, desperation, hope, and finality launched on an epic front. With the world on the edge, will it be the billions of half-starved zealots that win over the unpredictability of the West, or will it be technical know how that overwhelms an impregnable nation? You will be taken behind the scenes to witness first hand the evil that is wrought by a power hungry few; from the cold desperation of Beijing, to the ruthless reactions in Washington. Great leaders are unveiled, and mediocre bureaucrats become lions as the clock ticks quickly down to mass confrontation; and possible nuclear annihilation. White Swan takes you inside the workings of the White House as the American President schemes to overcome the Congressional power that is demanding a withdrawal of all American forces from Vietnam, then it transports you inside the inner most sanctum of the Communist world, where old men dictate the future of billions; driven by fear, they force a hand that will upset the balance of power throughout the world. In between the power centers of two nations lay the men and women who will do the dying . . . they who will write their story in blood over a thousand hills and valleys. White Swan is the Vietnam War the way it should have been fought . . . and won.
|A Bunker Christmas||workquick||Novel||Horror||4||n/a||Oct 25, 2012|
Summary:The four people in a small survival bunker may be the last humans still alive after an alien invasion. After a decade of living underground they are running out of food. What to do, what to do? Maybe celebrate Christmas a bit early. This will be a novella of about 17,000 words. A couple reviews doubt the personal nuclear power plant. Here is a link that describes it. It is proven technology ready to be installed. My story is set further in the future and the tech will be cheaper and better. http://gigaom.com/cleantech/hyperions-nuclear-in-a-box-ready-by-2013/
|A Season in Cape York||silver_pencil||Novel||Young Adult||0||n/a||Jul 11, 2012|
Summary:This novel is set in a remote indigenous mining town in Cape York Australia. The book is a coming of age story about a young women, Sam Tucker, and her friends. For Sam's 18th birthday, rather than another backyard party gatecrashed by everyone, she convinces her closest friends to going camping at Deadman's Crossing and the events that unfold change their lives forever. The story is about finding adventure, friendship, loyalty, love and betrayal. It confronts issues that face every day teenagers living in Australia and especially in Cape York such as drugs, alcohol, and the complications of relationships and cultural pressure. I've never written anything before. My recent addiction to blogging sparked an interest in writing and a sense of purpose(http:/firstname.lastname@example.org) I found this site to be be a fantastic avenue to learn and mature my literary skills. All feedback - absolutely everything - would be greatly appreciated. Don't hold back.
|Northern Extremities||martin m. meiss||Novel||Commercial Fiction||2||n/a||Jun 19, 2012|
Summary:-- Strongest Start Six entry -- A floatplane leaves comedian Kenny McIntyre at a remote northern lake. He is fresh out of drug rehab and needs time and solitude for healing. Instead, he finds a brutally tortured woman behind his cabin. Maureen is naked, covered head-to-toe with tar, and dying. Kenny saves her and learns that she killed one of her attackers before escaping through the woods. How long before the other kidnappers track her to the cabin? What will Kenny and Maureen do when they show up?
|Violet Dagger||Van_Garr||Novel||Fantasy||4||n/a||May 3, 2012|
Summary:The legendary Violet Dagger, a mystical weapon of fearsome strength, has been uncovered. The only source to prevent its power from falling prey to the wielders of dark magic is the Mastery of Myth: a secret organization specializing in matters of the supernatural. Its Supervisor, Derrick Lord is determined to keep the Dagger out of harm's reach. But strange happenings within the organization and the discovery of an amnesic girl, who is unknowingly tied to the Dagger, will only jepordize his chances. If he fails, human civilization could come to an untimely and brutal end. I look forward to all constructive criticism!
|Secrets of the Stonechaser (Book I of The Law of Eight)||Nicholas Andrews||Novel||Fantasy||3||n/a||Apr 8, 2012|
If you decide to review, please start from Chapter 1.
At one time, Nerris Palada had been part of the Thrillseekers, an adventuring group legendary throughout the continent of Tormalia. After many years of winning the hearts of the people and being immortalized in song and story, they went their separate ways. Now a mercenary, Nerris has become deeply involved in the civil war gripping the country of Yagolhan, and is in a very dark place within his own soul.
But when evil forces emerge, Nerris is driven out of his army and left to fend for himself. When a chance encounter reunites Nerris with his friends in their home village, the Thrillseekers set off for one last grand adventure. Joined by the mysterious fledgling sorceress Len-Ahl, the fellowship soon finds itself on a mission much bigger than their own desires. What they seek could free the world from a dark threat that has gripped it since antiquity.
When the dust has settled between gods and godlings, kings and commoners, and magic and mystery, Nerris may sink back into darkness or come to relearn the joy, happiness and love he had forgotten.
|A January Rose||Unbar||Novel||Young Adult||7||n/a||Jun 3, 2011|
Summary:Rose Schneider's quiet world is shattered one summer day when a friend rapes her. Discovering she is pregnant, Rose runs away to Chicago in an attempt to escape her small-town fate. A story of love and pain, set in the 1980's, it combines romance, drama, suspense, faith....all the stuff I love to read about myself! I'd love to get feedback on my voice, since it is in first person. The main character is 17 when the story starts, but is retelling it from an adult perspective. I'd like the book to appeal to young adults as well as adults. Descriptive words of your take on the "feel" of this novel would be much appreciated, ie., boring, mysterious, exciting, whatever....tell me what you really think while still being polite. Also, I reciprocate reviews for those who review my work. Thanks and enjoy!
|Kings & Queens||amarie||Novel||Thrillers||1||n/a||May 21, 2011|
Summary:In the semi-small town of Cedar Creek, some people don’t care to lock their doors, even though the woods hold secrets and the children are terrified to venture into them. The warm sense of security is shattered for Majesty Alistair, a feisty but grief-stricken teen, when she uncovers a mass murder plot deep in the thick. She struggles to find and defeat the would-be-killers before they act, but they have an agenda far bigger than she ever assumed. Violence rocks the town, leaving residents reeling and drawing Majesty into the middle of it all. With danger always pressing, police seemingly getting nowhere and those closest to her looking guilty, she continues hunting and charges into an evil web, but the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she loves.
|Babyface Fire||Nicholas Andrews||Novel||Fantasy||1||n/a||Apr 1, 2011|
The BOWW Autumn Tour Route
The entire novel is posted.
This is Babyface Fire, a work of comedic fantasy, the second book in the Geffia series. This book involves a new story many new characters, so while it helps to have read the Adventure Tournament first to get some of the references, it's not required.
Loebo Anders is a member of the adventuring company known as the Chosen Squad. Aside from sharing daring escapades with his friends and acquiring treasure, his main desire in life is to marry the lovely Alyssa Blume. However, when he sets out to rescue her from her overprotective father and take her away with him, things don't exactly go as planned. Loebo finds out a bounty has been placed on his head... by his own grandmother!
While the rest of the Squad tries to unravel the circumstances behind this mysterious bounty, Loebo falls in with a wrestler-turned-adventurer named Bleg. Before he can return Loebo safely to Foeny City, they decide to help out a female wrestler named Syrana by escorting her to her new job at BOWW, Bleg's old stomping grounds and the premier pro wrestling league in all of Bolognia. While Bleg confronts his past, Loebo suddenly finds himself in the middle of the biggest wrestling storyline of the year.
|What Next: A Proactive Approach to Success||A_Seeker||Novel||Non-Fiction||2||n/a||Feb 18, 2011|
Summary:Have you ever wondered what makes some people so much more successful than others, than you? The answer is fairly basic and simple – they are curious, adventurous, and unsatisfied with the status quo. Put simply, successful people ask a very basic question – what next. I'm looking for feedback in two major areas. First is this a book (one of many in the self-help genre) that you would like to read. Second, based on the sample, are you interested in reading more? Any and all comments are welcome. Thank you.
|Simon Shaw: The Beginning||Christopher Kent||Novel||Action and Adventure||8||n/a||Dec 12, 2010|
Summary:Simon could never have guessed that waking up late for college would change his life forever. A globe-trotting adventure combining action, science fiction and just a little humour!
|COLD-BLOODED MURDER||knighthawk||Short Story||Thrillers||14||2.08||Apr 16, 2010|
Summary:Anything, especially does the ending work. Thanks!
|Aaliya's Song||JHawk||Novel||Action and Adventure||4||n/a||Jan 15, 2010|
Summary:Mankind faces Armageddon as terrorism, war, and the reality of civilization gone mad is thrust upon the world when atomic weapons fall into the hands of Al Quida terrorists. That is the motivation that transcends religious belief, culture, and the foreign affairs of nations as Aaliya’s Song unfolds against a backdrop of a world living in fear. Aaliya’s Song, is a historic novel in the classic style that captures the essence of America’s Middle East experience and blends it against its own mélange of violence and political intrigue in a manner similar to how James Clavell’s Shogun romanced the conflict between the divisions in European Christianity and Samurai Japan, and how Tai Pan epitomized the struggle of racial and political extremism. Spread across the panorama of greed, revolution, political difference, and religious cataclysm, Aaliya’s Song brings home the fears and half-truths of a half century that has cast a pall of terror and evil across the planet. But in this chilling environment, heroes arise and overcome their religious and political beliefs in an effort to save mankind from nuclear holocaust. Aaliyas Song brings this powerful endeavor to life as it tells its story through the eyes of two very different main characters. For Major Brian Scanlon, a U. S. Marine Corps aviator, the Islamic world was an alien and hostile place filled with zealots, fanaticism, and oppression. For Aaliya bint Qudamah, Princess of Dar and Noori, and daughter of the Emir of Rabeè, America is a foreign dogma that threatens to bring her father and her nation to its knees. Thrown together by the intrigue that surrounds a country’s civil war, and a world grappling with the dark cloud of terror, Scanlon and Aaliya join their forces and lives in an effort to stop the death of her country, and a coup de état in the United States; acts that can only lead to a worldwide Jihad . . . a third world war. To win, they must overcome the Iraqi military, the schemes of Islamic clerics bent on returning the world to fundamentalism, an ages-old family of assassins, treason at the highest levels of the United States government, and the transfer of atomic weapons to Al Quida zealots. Eventually, these two young patriot-warriors find themselves questioning their beliefs, their religion, and their heritage, but never that which, above all else, they must have faith in . . . each other. Aaliya’s Song introduces and maneuvers a rich and fascinating cast of characters in Ryanne Littner, the first female President of the United States, and Jamie Simmons, U. S. Secret Service agent. These characters, along with Prince Rashid bin Qudamah, and Qudamah Abu Shareef, Emir of Rabeè spin a web of intrigue and ambition that the world is obligated to live or die with. Virulent nationalism, and ancient ethnic and religious hatreds fan the flames of war, this time with nuclear weapons in the hands of Al Quida as the ultimate threat. The story of a love so powerful that it transcends religion, politics, and the hatred born out of difference, Aaliya’s Song has the immediacy and punch of today’s fears and tomorrow’s headlines. Exciting, frighteningly plausible, and absolutely believable, Aaliya’s Song is an ambitious and explosive story of life, love, and intrigue.
|One-Stripe||kevdarts||Novel||Fantasy||1||n/a||Jan 7, 2010|
Summary:Synopsis: Phillip is a college student living in New Orleans who teaches karate and does magic shows to make ends meet. After two mysterious strangers sweep Phillip into a strange world where magic is real "for his own safety" Phillip is forced to use all of his fighting and sleight of hand skills just to stay alive. Will Phillip survive long enough to discover all of the secrets of his own cloudy past and why powerful forces seek his destruction? Feedback desired: This is my first attempt at a fantasy novel so I would appreciate thorough criticism and advice by those more experienced.
|Mission||bteusch||Novel||Science Fiction||4||n/a||Sep 12, 2009|
Summary:A near-future science fiction tale, set in a dystopian Los Angeles. My first attempt at a novel, and I welcome all advice and critiques.
|Willinghams||michael webb||Short Story||Mystery and Crime||6||1.41||Dec 22, 2008|
Summary:In the back of an old department store killers meet to get the work for the week. One of them has made a mistake. Conrad takes care of things in the end.
|Sinful Pair||Houston Holway||Novel||War and Military||6||n/a||Nov 27, 2008|
Summary:This is a story about Cruncher, a Marine thought dead in Vietnam, who goes on a private mission for the woman he loves but ends up fighting with a rag-tag band of soldiers in the famous battle of Hue.
|The Consultant||bill kandiliotis||Novel||Science Fiction||12||n/a||Feb 20, 2008|
Summary:Within the last bastions of democratic society called bluezones, beyond the chaotic slums and destitute refugee camps, exists a technology that could either push civilization further into the abyss, or bring forth its salvation. - Struggling to save his innovative hybrid techno-finance company from malign threats leftover from twenty two years of severe economic depression a young uberman ends up fighting for his life against ruthless enemies. - Corporate banksters are increasingly adopting unscrupulous strategies and tactics. - Dangerous slumlords have infiltrated every facet of the economy and run their gangs like small quasi-nations. - Rebellious artificial intelligent entities, which may or may not believe the human world actually exists, are going rogue. - And the bluezone government, so obsessed in asserting its authority, is willing to risk all out civil war. - Not that James Tucker, a war veteran and corporate uberman by the age of nineteen, and a staunch proponent of alternative economic theorem, minds putting his life on the line. At stake is the destruction of his country, the disillusionment of his fans, and the prospect of betraying a promise he made to his daughter. - THE BLUEZONE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN - - This near future tale addresses the key elements of what constitute real power in society, loyalty and honour as opposed to money and violence. ************* I am looking for feedback on individual chapters, especially ones that haven't received any reviews. On things like grammar, structure, character and dialogue, as well as an indication of where the chapter stands on the boring barometer. (Revised Title; 07/01/13)
|The Zigon Project - Book One: Breath of Life||D.L. Rankin||Novel||Young Adult||2||n/a||Feb 18, 2007|
Summary:What makes a human, human? Are heroes born, bred, or created?
|THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION||knighthawk||Novel||Fantasy||6||n/a||Feb 4, 2007|
Summary:To whom does The People's Champion belong? The people or himself? That's the question foundling(orphan) Jakund Frey'lnd, a gifted young swordsman and war hero dubbed "Kid Blade," struggles with as he battles the ferocious Gothari and learns that his fame as warrior makes him a target for those looking to make a name for themself as well as an unwilling player in the games of the powerful. This is a Young Adult Fantasy, filled with humor and action, designed to appeal to all ages.
|Daryl Robert Preston||medic38||Short Story||Memoir||21||2.06||Oct 10, 2006|
Summary:Damn, this guy’s got…one, two, three… My fingers follow the progression of bullet holes I have found…four, five,…six,…seven holes in him. Who’d he piss off? Daryl Robert Preston has been shot – seven times. It’s EMS at its fastest. The patient is talking when the fire crew, my partner, and I get to him. Problems keep popping up. A helpful firefighter and I have to solve them all at the same time while rocketing to the hospital. Can the patient be saved? He's got eight minutes.
|DELIVERY: HELL||knighthawk||Short Story||Non-Fiction||15||1.18||Mar 15, 2006|
Summary:Yes, this really happened; no I didn't exaggerate.