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DigiWriting | 523 comments Mod
Writers please place any Requests for Reviews in this thread!

message 2: by Carla (new)

Carla (cjsarett) | 51 comments Hi, if you'd like a review copy of The Art Collection: Three Short Stories, which is newly available as a Kindle Edition, please let me know. Stories were previously published in Rose Red Review, the sadly defunct (and much missed) Subtle Fiction, and The Linnet's Wings-- and as title suggests, all are art-themed.

Amazon, blog, and Goodreads reviews appreciated.

message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert Roberts (goodreadscomrobertroberts) I would like some reviews of my collection of short stories at my website
They are always FREE to read, so just click on the above website address. There is 8 or 9 stories in different genres.

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Garima Kushwaha (garimakushwaha) | 2 comments I would like to get reviews on my very first short story. I posted it on Medium at:

message 5: by Virginia (new)

Virginia | 73 comments Hey all, I would love to get some reviews of my new short story collection Rain on a Summer's Afternoon.

Right now you can get the ebook edition free for kindle (offer only goes til 8/1/2014). Once that offer expires though, the list price is only $0.99 and it's free with kindle unlimited. The collection includes six short stories. Thanks so much for taking the time to consider it.

message 6: by Robert (new)

Robert Roberts (goodreadscomrobertroberts) Garima, nice story!

message 7: by Harsh (new)

Harsh Gupta (harshg162) | 75 comments hey fellas!
Wrote two flash-fictions.
Welcome reviews on them.

message 8: by R.C. (last edited Aug 01, 2014 04:30PM) (new)

R.C. Matthews (rcmatthews) | 30 comments I would appreciate reviews on my 175 page novel Date Night by R.C. Matthews if anyone is interested. It will be free on Amazon from 7/31 to 8/2. Please consider leaving a review on Amazon and GR if you pick it up.


message 9: by Virginia (new)

Virginia | 73 comments R.C. wrote: "I would appreciate reviews on my 175 page novel Date Night by R.C. Matthews if anyone is interested. It will be free on Amazon from 7/31 to 8/1. Please consider leaving a review on Amazon and GR if..."

Just picked up a copy of Date Night. Looking forward to reading it, will review when I'm done!

message 10: by R.C. (new)

R.C. Matthews (rcmatthews) | 30 comments @ Virginia - hope you enjoy it! Thanks.

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B.J. Bourg (bjbourg) | 5 comments I have a collection of short stories available for $0.99 on Amazon (Kindle edition) for any of you who like to read short stories. They range from flash fiction to medium-range shorts. There are twenty of them and they were previously published in a variety of places, from e-zines to print magazines. Here's the link for anyone interested in reading and/or reviewing:

message 12: by Carla (new)

Carla (cjsarett) | 51 comments This one's free from August 10 to 12, so would appreciate reviews for THE ART COLLECTION: THREE SHORT STORIES. Stories were previously published -- mixing up a little mystery and art history.

message 13: by Phillip (new)

Phillip (broofee) Hi!

You do read on your toilet, right? Great!

I published a short story few days ago,a paranormal one, about a drunk psychologist. It's first out of a series of 5. It won't take you too long to read.

Be generous and splash out $0.99 or get it free with Kindle Unlimited. Either way, I'll be grateful for it!

Oh, and a review would be nice...

Thanks! ;)

message 14: by Judy (new)

Judy Goodwin | 3 comments I'm seeking reviews for my recently released short story two-pack, "The Wish," available on Amazon.
The Wish A Paranormal Short Story Two Pack by Judy Goodwin

If interested, please email me at for a free electronic copy.

Jodi is in love. The problem is that she's in love with her best friend, Tanya. And her best friend is in love with Roger. They’re getting married. As her friend prepares for a big wedding combining her Japanese and American traditions, Jodi finds herself praying to a long lost Japanese goddess for help.

When the goddess answers, Jodi is faced with a terrible choice. She can either have passion and heartache, or she can have friendship and loneliness.

Wishes always come with strings attached.

Bonus short story: Reflections of Chi
Geneva Lin runs a respectable interior decorating business. Her orderly world turns to chaos when a woman barges in, insisting that her house is rearranging itself. She hopes a little Feng Shui will solve the problem.

The question is, what do you do with a house that seems to want to kill you?

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Scott Zavoda (ScottZavoda) | 34 comments Need some reviews during launch week, which is now! Alone at Midnight is on sale a few more days for $0.99 down from $3.99. Seven stories in all. It's horror but not your typical blood and guts stuff. These will pull at your heartstrings. And feedback would be wonderful.

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Lura (luraj2612) | 1464 comments Mod
Judy wrote: "I'm seeking reviews for my recently released short story two-pack, "The Wish," available on Amazon.
The Wish A Paranormal Short Story Two Pack by Judy Goodwin

If interested, please email me..."

Is this available in either PDF or epub format? I'd really like to read it, but I don't have a kindle. (While I could read it on a kindle app, I prefer to use my nook.)

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Daniel Farcaș (danielfarcas) | 3 comments Anyone wants to review The Buried Children?The Buried Children The Buried Children by Daniel Farcaș
I will send you a free copy!

message 18: by David (new)

David Reynolds | 35 comments Hi all

I just put up a new short story on smashwords - Don't Press the Red X

It is free until September 17 if you use the coupon code HD35U.

Reviews would be appreciated, Thanks!


Don't Press the Red X

message 19: by R.C. (last edited Aug 30, 2014 09:04AM) (new)

R.C. Matthews (rcmatthews) | 30 comments Hi! I have two romance novellas that I would love to get more reviews for: Fair Game (about 125 pages) and Begin Again (about 110 pages). Both are part of the Wish Come True series but can be read as stand alone books.

Contact me at if you're interested. I can send a mobi or pdf version. You can read an excerpt on Amazon (search with R.C. Matthews).

Fair Game has no sex but Begin Again includes two explicit sex scenes.


message 20: by E.W. (last edited Sep 27, 2014 09:57PM) (new)

E.W. | 5 comments Hi everyone!

I just self-published my first short story on Smashwords...

If it sounds like something you might like, send me a message for a coupon. :)

Reviews appreciated! Thanks!

message 21: by Ken (last edited Oct 01, 2014 05:25AM) (new)

Ken (kendoyle) | 33 comments I'm always looking for reviews for my short story collection, Bombay Bhel. It's set in India in the late 1980s. I can provide free e-book copies in any format upon request. Thank you!

Bombay Bhel by Ken Doyle

message 23: by Archie (last edited Oct 14, 2014 05:28AM) (new)

Archie | 28 comments Hello, my name is Archie Kennedy and I would like to put in a request for my short stories Yakima Nights and Dealing with Smoke both available on kindle. I'm new to writing and publishing, so im looking for creative criticism.

message 24: by Lura (new)

Lura (luraj2612) | 1464 comments Mod
Archie wrote: "hello, my name is Archie Kennedy and I would like to put in a request for my short stories Yakima Nights and Dealing with Smoke both available on kindle. Dealing with Smoke is free to download. i..."

This is a group for writers (and readers), so you should use proper grammar. Capitalize every sentence (hello is not capitalized in the first sentence) and I'm should be capitalized and should have an apostrophe in it. ^_^

((Also, I'll be sending you another PM about the edits I'm working on for you in just a moment.))

message 25: by Bernie (new)

Bernie Dowling (beedeed) | 9 comments We are about to publish our 5th annual anthology of short stories, our 2nd as Writers Anthology Group (WAG). If you would like a complimentary review copy (Kindle, ePub, PDF) of Alpha and Omega email
Read about it here
Here is the Amazon link

message 26: by E.W. (new)

E.W. | 5 comments The World Feels Smaller by E.W. Murks

Reviews appreciated for my new short story "The World Feels Smaller" which is available for free on Smashwords this weekend only using the coupon code LC94V.


message 27: by Dale (new)

Dale Bateman (dalebateman) | 2 comments Hey i would love a couple of reviews for my short story.
Alcohol and Oxygen Alcohol and Oxygen by Dale Bateman If you would like a copy just add me and i will organise one to be sent to you :)
Hope to hear from you soon

message 28: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Farcaș (danielfarcas) | 3 comments My book is 99 cents this week.The Buried Children
or free at

The Buried Children by Daniel Farcaș
This true story is the journal of an orphan child born in Romania in 1980's during Nicolae Ceauscu's communist regime, Daniel becomes a homeless child on Bucharest streets and in the city underground sewers after he runs away from the orphanage and lives through the 1989 Anticommunism Revolution.
Daniel ends up running from the Romanian Secret Service and police that want him dead and he manages to fly to U.S. using someone else passport help by Mariana, an American girl that falls in love with him while in a Humanitarian Mission in Bucharest.

message 29: by Bernie (new)

Bernie Dowling | 4 comments Anyone like a review copy of Vision IV: The Reluctant Psychic Blooms please email and request a copy in Mobi, ePub or PDF. Only published Nov 2, so really hoping for early reviews for Amazon Goodreads, B&N or anywhere really.

message 30: by Kavya (new)

Kavya U. (kavyajanani) | 2 comments Hi friends! This is my ebook "Tale Journey: A Collection of 7 Short Stories" which I have published in Amazon. Please download the book and review it. Eagerly waiting for your reviews!!!

message 31: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne (jeanne_voelker) | 10 comments Wow, Kavya! This is brand new! Congratulations!

message 32: by Kavya (new)

Kavya U. (kavyajanani) | 2 comments Thank you Jeanne!! :-)

message 33: by Paula (new)

Paula Cappa | 128 comments I'm looking for reviews for my short story and would like to gift you the story through Amazon for Kindle. I need reviews on and Goodreads. If you don't like the story, you can decline to review, no problem.

Between the Darkness and the Dawn A Short Story by Paula Cappa Between the Darkness and the Dawn is a historical ghost story about author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts. Is the house haunted? Ley line hunter Edward Fane goes to Concord to find out. Of course, he finds more than just the ghost of Hawthorne. If you could travel back in time and slip between the darkness and the dawn for a moment, what do you think you'd find?

About 20 pages.
Between the Darkness and the Dawn: A Short Story

Author Bio: Paula Cappa is an award-winning novelist and short story author. Her novels include The Dazzling Darkness (Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner for Outstanding Fiction, and, Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Award), and Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural, both published in trade paperback by Crispin Books. Her short fiction has appeared in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Whistling Shade Literary Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sirens Call Ezine, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, Twilight Times Ezine, and in anthologies Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Mystery Time, and Human Writes Literary Journal. Cappa’s writing career began as a freelance journalist for newspapers in New York and Connecticut. She is a freelance copy editor and writes a weekly blog, Reading Fiction, Tales of Terror at Paula Cappa is Co-Chair of the Pound Ridge Authors Society in Pound Ridge, NY.

Please contact me here by personal message with your email and I'll gift you the story from for your Kindle.

Thank you!
Paula Cappa

message 34: by Archie (new)

Archie | 28 comments Hello, I would like to request reviews for my short story "Dealing With Smoke Part 2". This is my 2nd installment and I would like feedback; to help me improve my skills.

message 35: by Archie (new)

Archie | 28 comments This is the link.

Dealing With Smoke Part 2: Confessions of a Military Drug Dealer by Archie Kennedy via @amazon

message 36: by J.C. (new)

J.C. Cauthon (cauthonj) Hello!

I'm looking for reviews on any of my three published short stories.

Refuge: (Teen - Mainstream)

The Music Box: (Young Adult - Mainstream)

The Wickerman: (Teen/Young Adult - Horror)

Amazon, blog, and Goodreads reviews appreciated. If you are interested in reviewing, please message me here on Goodreads, and I will send you a free PDF copy of whichever one you choose to review. Thank you!

message 37: by K.B. (last edited Apr 01, 2015 07:42AM) (new)

K.B. Goddard (kbgoddard) Hi, I'd appreciate any reviews for my book 'A Spirited Evening and Other Stories' It's available free on kobo here: or it can be purchased on Amazon here: or I can send a PDF if needed. If anyone would like to take a look at one of the stories online first 'Reflections on a Malady' is currently being hosted here:

Blurb: A homage to the classic ghost story; this collection of six Victorian inspired tales, is filled to the brim with vengeful spirits, mysterious maladies and wondrous happenings. What is the source of the strange music that haunts an old manor house each night? What dark secrets lie between the pages of a mysterious book? And who, or what, is responsible for the late night knocking at the door of a country inn?

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K.B. Goddard (kbgoddard) V.M. wrote: "Downloaded KB! I love a good Victorian ghost story. It's been added to my list."

Thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)

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Christian Galacar | 2 comments Hello!

I'm looking for reviews of my short story 'Finding Nebraska.' I can gift a kindle copy or provide a mobi file if interested. Description below.

Sometimes the wheel of life doesn't spin in your favor, and sometimes there's nothing you can do about it. Brian Lethando knows this firsthand. His mother left him when he was only two years old, and his father died shortly after of a heroin overdose. Twenty years later, when the woman who took Brian in and raised him as her own son begins to suffer the effects of Alzheimer's, the two of them set out on one last road trip to discover the true meaning of the word 'family.'

Finding Nebraska: A Short Story


We drive west on Route 20. The car moves along, rolling on rusted rims and bald tires, barreling toward some uncertain future I know holds in it the possibility of hurt. But that’s life, and that’s okay. Hands gripping the wheel, eyes set forward on the edge of the sunset, I ask, “Do you really think this is a good idea?”

Louise looks at me. Smiles. “I don’t know. But what I do know is that we break our hearts, our bodies and our souls, for the things we love—or the idea of love, anyway. I know that much. But no, Brian, I can’t tell you if this is a good idea. I only know you’ll do it because you have to.” Then she turns back to the window.


Land rolls on endlessly. Outside is a plate of dead plains that seem like lost dreams. Forgotten hope. Dry grass like dead love. Vast skies kiss the purple horizon with level lips. Occasional rock ridges the color of burnt biscuits cut the straight lines, catching the last rays of the falling sun, setting their crowns on fire like stone torches.

I think about what Louise just said. I think I understand what she meant about having to go. She is having one of her moments of clarity, a two-day stretch this time. To some it might not seem that way, but she is. I recognize it. The eyes tell it like it is. And she is behind them right now.

These moments, when I recognize the woman who raised me for all those years, are where I want to be. But I feel myself already starting to miss them, like the promise of being lost forever has already begun sweeping them away. They are little glimpses back to the old Louise, the woman who existed before she got sick, before her doctor said that phrase that sounded so cruelly like Old-Timer’s Disease. Nothing lasts forever, though. I’m not foolish enough to think it does. Some things should, I’ll admit that. But they plain don’t. Just have to bear it.

With a final wink, the sun drops below the horizon. The sky smolders like an ember of heaven. Louise slides across the bench-seat of the Pontiac and rests her head on my shoulder. She fiddles with the radio dial. Something with twang fills the car. We must be in Nebraska by now.

“I think we’re in Nebraska,” I say. “You want to take your pills?”

She doesn’t respond, only rests her hand on my thigh and begins to caress it. Then I feel her dry lips on my neck, smell her sweet perfume with the stiff undertones of medicine and dry mouth. “Dad will never know, Cody. Let’s be a little bad. Why don’t you pull over? We’ll park for a bit.”

She’s gone again, just like that. I pull away gently. I don’t want to scare her. What she thinks and feels in these moments is real to her. Cody was her boyfriend in high school, from a timeline nearly fifty years before.

“Louise, it’s me, Brian. Do you remember who I am? We’re taking a road trip, remember?”

She looks at me, trying to hold a flirtatious smile—or trying to remember how to. I can see that she feels sixteen again, but the deep-set lines in her face won’t lie about her age. They are like dried up riverbeds wandering away from the edges of her eyes, her lips, mapping the story of a hard life.

Message me if you're interested,


message 40: by Kay (new)

Kay Botha | 2 comments Hi everyone :) my new short story is up for free and I would love your opinion on it. Smashwords and Goodreads

message 41: by Sarah (last edited Apr 23, 2015 12:37PM) (new)

Sarah Warman | 6 comments Good Afternoon! I recently completed my first short story, 'Seeking Vegas'. I have hopes of writing sequels so I would love feedback. I can email a mobi file if interested. Here is a short description:
A novelette about Danielle, a young woman from Philadelphia, “Seeking Vegas” depicts life after finding out her relationship was built on lies and deceit. After Danielle discovers her fiancée has been cheating on her, she flees to Las Vegas to recover from her heartbreak. Once there, she partakes in the Las Vegas lifestyle including gambling and clubbing. Her adventures lead her to make a life changing decision that she never expected.

Seeking Vegas


message 42: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Cohen | 7 comments My mystery/humorous short story is free today. I would love some reviews!

message 43: by Christian (new)

Christian Galacar | 2 comments Sarah wrote: "Good Afternoon! I recently completed my first short story, 'Seeking Vegas'. I have hopes of writing sequels so I would love feedback. I can email a mobi file if interested. Here is a short descri..."

Send it to I'll give it a read. Can you send a word.doc?

message 44: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Warman | 6 comments Hi Christian, I just sent you an email. Thank you!

message 45: by Judith (new)

Judith Wermuth-Atkinson | 6 comments If anyone would like to review my book "The Holy Dusters. Fragments," please let me know and I will be happy to send you a copy. Here is the Goodreads link to itThe Holy Dusters: Fragments.

message 46: by Ljordan (new)

Ljordan James | 10 comments Good afternoon! My name is L. Jordan James. I would like feedback on my short story An Untitled Life. It's free!


message 47: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 13 comments Hi all,

I have a short story I wouldn't mind some feedback on if anyone is interested. Here's the link:


message 48: by Ljordan (new)

Ljordan James | 10 comments Looking for more reviews! Here's a short excerpt.

An Untitled Life

Old age had quietly crept up on Peter, like the poem about fog, on little cat feet. He stood in front of the bathroom mirror with the hot water running into the sink, while steam started to haze and blur the edges of the glass and his image. He wiped away the moisture and stared at himself, mesmerized by what he saw. How did he come to look like a fading, distant echo of his younger self? The major landmarks of his face were still there but now he saw gray hair, crow’s feet and an unmanageable beard.
While taking in his image, he found if he looked past the gray hair, past the wrinkles—which were surprisingly deep—and past the even grayer beard, the distant echo of his likeness sounded in a faint but definite way, like seeing land, from a ship, in the far-off distance.
Peter’s marriage, his child, his career at a small Kentucky bank and the general day to day myopia everyone suffers from, helped the years to slip by unnoticed, unceasing, unchallenged. His daughter Emily distracted him the most. Emily, who liked nose candy a bit too much, and liked men who were rough around the edges and rough with her as well. Emily made him wait for that phone call every parent dreads. Peter never told Margaret, his wife, he knew with certainty the call would come and wake them one night. At one point, when his daughter fell off the face of the earth on a particularly bad drug binge he flinched whenever the phone rang.

Any reviews will be greatly appreciated and reciprocated!

message 49: by K.B. (last edited May 13, 2015 08:37AM) (new)

K.B. Goddard (kbgoddard) Hi,I'm giving away free copies of my latest short story today on Amazon today. If anyone wants to take a look :)

message 50: by Carla (last edited Jun 18, 2015 06:19AM) (new)

Carla (cjsarett) | 51 comments I've made Spooky & Kooky free on Smashwords. Stories combine scary, funny and weird. (Book also available on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo.) Here is the link. Reviews appreciated.

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