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|Brain Salad Therapy||mikejackson1127||Short Story||Humor||2||1.79||Feb 15, 2014|
Summary:This is about an interesting therapist. I tried to blend together irony, dark humor, and absurdity. Did I succeed? Does the story hold you attention? All comments welcome.
|Reckoning at Ringold||allenl||Novel||Mystery and Crime||4||n/a||Jan 26, 2014|
Summary:**NOTE** I am re-posting this after a re-write/edit. I've tried to incorporate suggestions on dialogue and pacing. I'm posting it by chapter. Any re-reads/reviews will be appreciated. This is a story about a man who spent most of his working life in law enforcement, what led him to it, and what he encountered. Please provide feedback on readability, content, ability to keep you interested, etc. Any help appreciated.
|I'm The Man!||mikejackson1127||Short Story||Other||4||1.59||Jan 15, 2014|
Summary:I changed the title because I thought it was too flat. I think the current title has more kick. I've also re-categorized it. The humor genre wasn't a good match as this is too dark and cynical. It's about a delusional man who's convinced the world moves only when he says so. Does it hold your interest? ACW Thanks.
|The Treetops||manwithnoname||Novel||Action and Adventure||2||n/a||Nov 23, 2013|
Summary:This is a nourish story of gang warfare, meant to be entertaining and a fun read. I am interested in how much any readers enjoy the stories.
|Save a Penny for the Ferryman||Don_P_Chambers||Novel||Mystery and Crime||18||n/a||Sep 23, 2013|
Summary:Texas Ranger John Collier plans to spend a relaxing Labor Day weekend alone in Palo Duro Canyon, trying not to think about the anniversary of his son’s death or his ex-wife, Liz, the county public defender whom he still loves. But when a young woman is found brutally murdered the next morning, Collier’s entire world is upended. Then his ex-wife finds a connection to a case she is working on, and Collier and Liz have to team up to search for the killer, discovering along the way that their passion for each other may not be as dead as they thought.
Update: 2 February 2014 I'm finally getting around to uploading the revised chapters. Thanks for all the comments. I'm only going to do those that have had the most extensive changes, and will be noted. Thanks for all the helpful comments!
|Resurrection, Colorado||Don_P_Chambers||Novel||Mystery and Crime||5||n/a||Sep 8, 2013|
Summary:Resurrection Kristin Culpepper is a reporter for the Denver Post, sent to do a fluff piece on a the sheriff of Las Animas County, Tyler Young, who also happens to be stinking rich and owns a ghost town, Resurrection, which he has rebuilt into an environmental paradise. When they are attacked by four gunmen and barely survive, she decides the story may be more interesting. Then they discover the men were not after Tyler, and the clues they follow lead them to Las Vegas and a secret from Kristin's father's past.
Update 2 Feb 2014: I've revised this extensively, mainly in the first part based on the great comments here. I'm editing the chapters that have changes a lot, and have noted that in the summary. Chapters with minor changes ( a few nits and what not) have not been changed, to save time.
|Murphy's Skull Rewrite/Revised||JudyS781||Novel||Mystery and Crime||7||n/a||Sep 6, 2013|
Summary:I've started a rewrite/revised version of Murphy. Thanks to all who were kind enough to read and review. I've made a few changes to the story, and hopefully fixed the nits. I still appreciate all comments and suggestions. Nora Carroll's quest for peace and quiet in her new Montana mountain home is shattered when her Irish Wolfhound, Murphy, unearths a skull under the back porch. Along with Deputy Bob Dillon, Nora is thrown into a seventy year old mystery involving murder, betrayal, stolen Nazi gold and an elusive artifact.
|Day-Tripper (Dark and Deadly series volume 2)||Susan Stec||Novel||Horror||4||n/a||Aug 11, 2013|
Summary:This is a published novella. You can find it in kindle and paperback on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=susan+stec&x=14&y=23
|Summer of Ava||Ttstar870||Novel||Mystery and Crime||2||n/a||Jun 29, 2013|
Summary:While on summer break, young elementary school teacher, Ava Bryant, sets out to fix up her newly acquired home, willed to her ex-fiancé , Earl, by his aunt and given to Ava as a consolation for him leaving her. While working on her new home, Ava encounters Bo, who says he’s an old friend of Earl’s. After learning that the two are no longer together, Bo offers to stay and help Ava fix up her house. Ava accepts, but she can’t shake the feeling that something sinister lies beneath Bo’s toothy grin and quiet, easy manner. When her feelings prove correct, Ava takes self-preserving actions that she never thought possible that will change the course of her life forever. Looking for any type of feedback--the good, the bad & the ugly.
|Talon: The Pack||Jordan04||Novel||Young Adult||9||n/a||Jun 18, 2013|
Summary:Five hundred years from now… Sixteen year old Talon and her crew were created as part of a genetic experiment; each member of The Pack has the ability to morph into a specific animal. Subject to cruel emotional and physical experiments, Talon sprang her crew from the lab. Now, the kids work as thieves for hire for anyone on the continent who pays. Pulled apart by war, the United States is a distant memory and the continent of North America is divided into 63 countries. But the tensions between countries are building, and the abduction of a president’s children could draw the continent into war. Talon and her Pack are hired in a last ditch attempt to rescue the kids and prevent an all-out war. But the job may be more than Talon bargained for, as their biggest secret, their ability to morph, could be revealed to the very people Talon is trying to hide from.
|The Jada Agenda||Mark S Goldberg||Novel||Action and Adventure||4||n/a||Jun 6, 2013|
Summary:Aubrey Carlisle is a First Grade teacher. She's also a masked, 6'2", leather-wearing, motorcycle-riding, vengeance-driven killer of pedophiles. She finds them before the cops do. Then she calls and has them clean up after her. All of Miami thinks Aubrey is a man. That's why the papers have mis-labeled her Mr. Vengeance. But murder is still murder. Can Aubrey continue to evade the police, while carrying out her brand of justice? In The Jada Agenda, Aubrey's favorite student is abducted. With the help of Aubrey's seventeen-year-old computer genius, Source, she sets out to find the pedophile; a man who is closer than she realizes.
|aRT tERROR||Doug Olsen||Novel||Thrillers||2||n/a||Mar 8, 2013|
Summary:“Art Terror” is the second in a series that began with “Holy Terror.” Which has been reviewed on this sight? In part. As a result of the comments I did a rewrite of “Holy Terror.” It is now at the publisher and I am awaiting the galleys. I had already started “Art Terror”, but because of the comments on “Holy Terror”, I began again from scratch and here is the Prologue. The entire series relates the escapades of a shadowy, amorphous, and international group of charismatics that have the unofficial name of “The Kingdom.” “Art Terror” is a thriller that takes place in the world of international terror and how it is funded by art theft and forgery. The Kingdom in concert with MI5, Interpol, British CID and the FBI try to bring this operation down. But with complete deniability by the agencies. The Prologue is how a lifelong confidence man, Percy, is involuntarily recruited into this band of charismatics. And the dangerous adventures they live. All comments appreciated
|Car Troubles, Revision 2||dome builder||Novel||Mystery and Crime||4||n/a||Feb 5, 2013|
Summary:Synopsis Benji Jensen is a young man with a bright future, doted on by his wealthy grandmother. So when Grandma Ruth asks him to exact revenge for an old family wrong, the death of Benji’s father, Benji readily agrees. Grandma Ruth had done all the planning, and found the perfect opportunity – what could go wrong? Benji is plunged into an increasingly bizarre set of adventures mirroring Murphy’s Law, where the simplest things go wrong; where nothing is ever quite as it seems, and where everyone keeps secrets. Desperate to make sense of the confusion that has become his life, Benji seeks out an elderly aunt who had been estranged from his family. From his aunt, Benji learns of his family’s checkered past, and that Grandma Ruth has a very personal reason to hate the man she blames for Benji’s father’s death. This is being rewritten after the first draft showed me what the story actually was.
|Urban Decay||TELawrence||Poetry||Poetry||7||1.74||Feb 4, 2013|
Summary:Some years ago an acquaintance and his family moved into a high-crime neighborhood in a bad city. I visited once, and never went back. A week after my visit a child was killed in that neighborhood. The experience left me chilled at the idea of living in such a terrible place. This poem was a finalist in The Faulkner Literary Contest in 2012
|The Consultant||bill kandiliotis||Novel||Science Fiction||5||n/a||Jan 7, 2013|
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 delves into what constitute real power in society; loyalty and honour as opposed to money and violence. I am happy for anyone to jump in anywhere or to receive feedback on individual chapters, especially ones that haven't received any or little 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; 23/09/13)
|Two KINGS, One KONG||m w mccoy||Short Story||Action and Adventure||9||1.90||Dec 21, 2012|
Summary:1 of the 1000 other drama's happening in NYC that night. Thank you all for the reviews. Better now?
|Crimson Velvet rev5||Midnight_Dreary||Poetry||Poetry||4||1.38||Oct 14, 2012|
Summary:I wrote with a killer headache one night and decided to post, obviously prematurely. This piece is based upon an actual event. Poetic license has been used and the names have been changed to protect the guilty. This also serves to protect this humble writer who served as jury foreman. Caution: this is a graphic portrayal, although not nearly as graphic as the pictures of a snuffed innocent child that the jury was forced to endure. As always, any and all reviews, no matter how critical, are welcome.
|Life Sentence||jpb2ndchance||Poetry||Poetry||9||0.52||Oct 9, 2012|
Summary:In some recent reading I looked into the lives of folks who have spent a lot of time in prison. That reading and the little quote from Ms. Oates' cited novel brought out the idea for this little poem. Comments welcome.
|Manhattan Sting (working title)||Jordan04||Novel||Mystery and Crime||2||n/a||Oct 6, 2012|
Summary:**This is my first novel and the story is finished. I'd like to publish someday so any outside thoughts or edits would be great. Thanks!** Matt Caddigan is a 30 year old real estate agent living in Long Island. Once a talented college athlete, the negatives in Matt’s life are piling up. He finds himself in debut and stuck in a dead end job. By chance, he meets a strange woman; Isobel Kloss. A gifted artist and a cunning businesswoman, she may also be a master theif responsible for snatching a famous painting from the walls of a museum. As her world clshes with his, Matt’s life gets turned upside down. With the FBI and Isobel’s sinister employer closing in on him, Matt finds his life at risk, but he also finds new reasons to fight for it.
|Summer Break||Ttstar870||Novel||Mystery and Crime||2||n/a||Jun 22, 2012|
Summary:While on summer break, young elementary school teacher, Ava Bryant, sets out to fix up her newly acquired home, willed to her ex-fiancé , Earl, by his aunt and given to Ava as a consolation for him needing to “move on” and “have more personal space.” While working on her new home, Ava encounters Bo, who says he’s an old friend of Earl’s. After learning that the two are no longer together, Bo offers to stay and help Ava fix up her house. Ava accepts, but she can’t shake the feeling that something sinister lies beneath Bo’s toothy grin and quiet, easy manner. When her feelings prove correct, Ava takes self-preserving actions that she never thought possible that will change the course of her life forever. Looking for any type of feedback--the good, the bad & the ugly.
|Murder Through the Looking Glass (Strongest Start 2013)||Ammari Sky||Novel||Mystery and Crime||2||n/a||Jun 1, 2012|
Summary:This is the second Detective Casey Lattimer novel in the series of seven. Background since you do not have access to the first novel. When homicide detective Casey Lattimer touches the dead, she experiences their last moments of life; all of their emotions playing out, the fear, denial, and pain, until they take their last breath. And sometimes, if the dead saw them, she also sees their killers.
|Chance of a Lifetime||TELawrence||Novel||Thrillers||6||n/a||May 27, 2012|
Summary:Proof that what is one man's trash is another man's treasure. ********** I actually wrote this five years ago, but the story ran out of steam. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
|Sheltered||Dennis J Pale||Novel||Humor||4||n/a||May 27, 2012|
Summary:SHELTERED is a novel about a handful of schizophrenic psychiatric patients that live together in a secure hospital, based on my extensive life experience of mental hospitals, jails and sheltered workshops. Although SHELTERED is a comedy, it is based mostly on fact and does not hold back from the grim truth of being a forensic patient charged with a serious crime. This is not the grandiose crap that TV constantly vomits up; there's more than enough truth to make you feel uneasy without stupid theatrics.
|Borderlands||TELawrence||Novel||Mystery and Crime||1||n/a||May 3, 2012|
Summary:A prominent cat is murdered in a world of talking animals.
|The Midnight Man||Linkun Chen||Novel||Mystery and Crime||2||n/a||Dec 5, 2011|
Summary:My first novel about a Seattle writer who seeks to unravel the mystery behind his bizarre dreams.
|Burundi Gold||jaksnipe||Short Story||Mystery and Crime||12||2.86||Oct 4, 2011|
Summary:a little detective story for your afternoon reading pleasure. introducing my new favorite action crime-fighting hero i just invented right now today! too obvious on the crime execution??
|DETECTIVE STORY||flowing pencil||Poetry||Humor||7||0.39||Sep 13, 2011|
Summary:Just having fun with crime writers. flo has to have fun once in awhile as a child at child. Actually think growth was stunted at age ten. Any and all feedback except serious! ha
|Watching Paint Cure||j l mo||Short Story||Mystery and Crime||8||1.02||Aug 18, 2011|
Summary:Thanks go to all of my reviewers! I have taken your points into consideration and edited my story accordingly. Revised August 24, 2011 ******* A frustrated man who inherits a paint store from his father struggles with real life, and death. *******
|A Date wtih a Senator||Janet Taylor-Perry||Short Story||Memoir||5||0.65||May 7, 2011|
Summary:This is my excursion into lawlessness as I was arrested when I was stood up by my date--Senator Ted Kennedy.
|The Lost||Simon Harper||Novel||Literary Fiction||3||n/a||Feb 14, 2011|
Summary:The Lost is a story about five people, four living on the fringe of society and one becoming involved in their lives. Support characters are as important as the main characters. It is told through a multiple limited third person point-of-view. Each "book" contains 5 "cycles", 25 chapters. The first "book" deals mainly with the individual stories of the characters and plot introduction. The second "book" deals with interactions and plot development. The third book deals with consequences and resolutions. I welcome positive comments and advice, but also areas of improvement. I have less objective distance from the project than you do, so if I don't know what isn't working from a reader's point of view, it is harder to fix.
|Catch and Release||J.T.Twerell||Novel||Romance||2||n/a||Dec 14, 2010|
Summary:A botched drug raid took her father’s life when she was 7. On her 13th birthday she witnessed her mother’s murder. Alone in the world, Jennifer Blade set out to even the score. At 33, enmeshed in a game that knows no rules, she is about to fulfill her quest when everything unravels. Fleeing for her life, she heads to the mountains of upstate New York, where she unexpectedly finds new reason to live and a threat to die. Steve Sanders, a 38-year-old psychologist with a predictable life, is on a fishing trip in the mountains. Little does he know that all vacations are not created equal. Catch and Release, a 76,000-word romance/suspense novel, is the story of two lives from vastly different backgrounds, drawn together by fate and a common love of the great outdoors. The crossing of Jennifer’s and Steve’s paths releases an explosion of love, passion, adventure, and ultimately a reason for a shared journey. Within 24 hours, they catch a few trout, have a passionate affair, shoot and kill a man, are involved in two gun battles, receive wounds, and end up in Miami, Florida. All this, and as Steve says, they still have six days of vacation left. Their relationship touches long-buried feelings in Jennifer, and shatters the mundane existence suffocating Steve.
|Signal 30||J.T.Twerell||Novel||Mystery and Crime||3||n/a||Dec 6, 2010|
Summary:CODE 30, the police designation for crime scene with extreme or imminent danger, is a riveting mystery about the intricacies of a major crime investigation. The terror builds as the investigators follow the unknown path of an insane bomber who continues to move one step ahead of their search, forcing them to face the reality of living in a time of terrorism. Detective Shane Murphy, a 40 year old senior officer with Special Case Investigations, is thrown into the maze of confusion as he attempts to sort out the facts before the perpetrator strikes again. While his personal life crumbles around him, as his wife informs him of her decision to pursue a divorce, Murphy finds assistance with the arrival of Stacy Landou, a 38 year old Special Agent with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The case becomes more complicated when the local press begins to hound Murphy and suggests he is failing in his investigation. With Shanes's career, marriage, and reputation seemingly out of control, the bomber continues to move one-step ahead of the investigation. Signal 30 is published in eBook and paperback and I am looking for reviews.
|Torino Dreams||NMwritermom||Novel||Romance||15||n/a||Nov 23, 2010|
Summary:Snow in the high desert can only lead to one thing, one car smashing into another. That is Kate's last thought before her truck slides down a hill into a very expensive looking BMW. Even better is how the guy yells at her and basically calls her an idiot for not knowing how to drive in the snow. So why does she offer to fix the damage to Sam's car for free? Well, Sam wanting to call the cops and report the accident might have something to do with it. Kate has a serious aversion to law enforcement, and for good reason. Not that she's about to explain that to Sam. All she wants to do is fix his car up and forget it ever happened. The problem with that is that once Sam calms down and apologizes she can't seem to get him out of her head. It's dangerous for her to get close to anyone. The closer she lets him in, the more likely he'll figure out exactly what she's hiding. ***This is my first ever NANO project so any and all feedback is appreciate. Is it interesting enough to keep going with. Is the romance too slow? Are you intrigued by the secrets Kate's hiding? ***I'm posting edits so my poor new readers don't have to see the mess! Thanks for reading!
|News Report Early 2010||jpb2ndchance||Poetry||Poetry||11||0.24||Oct 25, 2010|
Summary:Early this year I heard a news report on CNN about a sentence carried out somewhere in the Middle East. Certain details seem to linger in my mind. Comments welcome.
|Vicarious||Ocean Archer||Novel||Thrillers||2||n/a||Aug 5, 2010|
Vicarious is chick-lit on steroids married to guy-spy thriller on Midol. The result is PMS meets AK47 where barbs fly faster than bullets.
Avery Bonelli was an investigative journalist with Pulitzer ambitions until Logan Nash destroyed her credibility and made her Chiquita non grata in the journalism world. Now he's back with a bullet in his shoulder and a scoop that can put her back in the big leagues. All she has to do is stay alive.
When an international terrorist escapes justice on a technicality, the country wants blood. Avery just wants the exclusive … and Logan has it. He also has ulterior motives, a familiar hazard when fraternizing with the Y chromosome. But having just broken off an engagement, Avery has no interest in Logan’s pecs … or his 21st digit.
But you can’t go cold-turkey on men. Not when Ben & Jerry are calling your name from the frozen foods aisle and Logan's the one holding the scoop.
Avery is about to uncover the truth behind the terrorist trial, which threatens a political conspiracy that permeates every branch of government, from the FBI to the White House. Assassins are gunning for her and she doesn’t know why. The only guns she carries are a pair of 34Bs in a Victoria’s Secret holster. She’s forced to get Logan’s help. They break into a maximum-security stronghold, steal top-secret research, and run for their lives. Caught between a terrorist and a military commando, Avery will have to trust her life to the man who just might want her dead.
|Blue Notes||Rose Mandan||Novel||Mystery and Crime||10||n/a||Jul 19, 2010|
Summary:Theresa Blue is a forensic accountant by day...talented jazz saxophonist by night. When her old accounting professor pulls her into a case he's working on, Terri discovers there's much more than meets the eye to "Miss Vonnie's Little Tykes Dayschool.
|We Own The President||brucedeitrickprice||Novel||Thrillers||2||n/a||Jun 5, 2010|
Summary:"We Own The President" (set a few years in future; 116,000 words) Why it’s unique: father-daughter buddy story meets 007-type thriller... Harry Evans works for secret government agencies, sees himself as the last line of defense against the evil people in the world. He’s good at it. Kate Evans, studying for an MBA at Wharton, is contemptuous of her father and has as little to do with him as possible. After all, he’s nothing but a killer... Readers get a big swirling thriller--mad-genius twins try to "own the President"--plus entertaining inter-generational conflict. Harry Evans, daughter Kate, and her friend Carmen are increasingly in the center of the vortex, not sure what is real or where their loyalties should be. The country is coming apart. President Simpson declares war on Mexico, and hints at worst. Kate and Harry, alone against the world, start to function as partners -- but don’t try to tell Kate that. The question is, can these two alphas stop squabbling long enough to save the country from a conspiracy to seize control of the president and to accomplish this in a way that conceals what has happened. Any feedback is welcome.
|The Finger of God||jaksnipe||Short Story||Mystery and Crime||14||3.27||May 6, 2010|
Summary:Ever wonder what it's like to kill someone from half a mile away? Neither did this guy... I'd appreciate any feedback!
|DIRTY WAR IN A BOX||Mister Mustard||Novel||Literary Fiction||0||n/a||May 4, 2010|
Summary:A Brooklyn teacher named Charlie Maiks retells at gunpoint the story behind his current predicament while in a separate but related story line a character's life in Argentina during the Dirty War develops into one of the root causes of the Charlie's nightmare.
|Night At the Races||Eileen Elkinson||Short Story||Literary Fiction||1||1.86||Oct 14, 2009|
Summary:A bored teenager resorts to petty crime for entertainment.
|The Running Man - revision||jpb2ndchance||Short Story||Commercial Fiction||8||2.10||Jun 11, 2009|
Summary:Revision of the story from a first person point of view. A morality tale with a twist. Any and all feedback welcome.
|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.
|This Time You Lose||Chris Stralyn||Novel||Thrillers||13||n/a||May 21, 2008|
Summary:Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in the sleepy little town of Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, Lisa thought she had handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepared her for the nightmare she now faced. Lisa awakes one morning to find herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children being held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, and soon realizes that at least one of them has no intention of letting anyone go. With the deadline quickly approaching, Lisa must do the unimaginable to protect the children and get everyone out alive.
|The Search for Wimpy Bumbuster (rewrite)||opsimath||Novel||Literary Fiction||0||n/a||May 5, 2008|
Summary:This is a spoof of the career of a notorious fugitive and his mistress and of the attempts of the FBI to find them, and also of aspects of contemporary U.S. life such as our preoccupation with and ignorance of nutrition and exercise, and a banking industry that facilitates easy movement of proceeds from criminal activity. Although I hope it is funny, I changed the genre from humor to literary fiction because deeper meaning emerged in the first 18 chapters. I very much appreciated reviews on the first submission, hope this is improved, and welcome any and all suggestions.
|Hitch Haiku #2||touch1stone||Poetry||Mystery and Crime||4||0.04||Sep 28, 2007|
Summary:Time for another installment...I had so much fun the first time around.