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Smashwords book reviews by Deborah

  • Leader of the Pack on March 07, 2010

    I loved this book, can't wait for next one in June, also enjoyed Mira
  • Forever Mine on May 06, 2013

    Like aramide I can't understand why no one else has reviewed this book. I found it by chance and was hooked as soon as I started reading, it's a long book nearly 300,000 words and it became something of an obsession over the two days it took me to read it, luckily I started it on a Saturday. With the exception of one part I loved everything about this book, the whole concept, the characters, the plot. I lost myself completely In this book and can't wait for the next one to come out. As for the bit I didn't like I can't go into detail without giving anything away and that would just spoil it but one of the characters who'd been strong and capable all through the book seemed so out of character in one scene but having said this I still gave it 5 stars since I enjoyed it so much.
  • Surge on Jan. 21, 2014

    This is a different book for me, I read romance and as far as I can remember I've never read, or wanted to read a book about the undead but there was just something about this book. I loved it and became totally absorbed, the characters were well written and believable and the story held my full attention, in fact I couldn't get enough now I'm left waiting and hoping that Katelin writes another book quickly, preferably a follow on since I'd like to stick with this story a bit longer.
  • Pleasure and Pain. on Feb. 08, 2014

    Where to start... I loved the write up on this book and couldn't wait to start reading after a couple of pages it was apparent that this wasn't going to be the book I'd hoped it would be. Far too much detail was given on everything and I do mean everything after a few pages I was skimming and in places just reading the conversation and not the endless thoughts. I did think of quitting since it's a longish book but since I was skimming great chunks of it I was getting through it quickly. It had me interested enough to read to the end and I'm glad I did the last maybe 20% was good and I believe that if you cut out all the endless "my dick is so hard, it's never been this hard, it's tenting my jeans, my lurking hard-on, aching hard-on, walking talking hard-on, my hard cock, permanent hard-on, hard bulge"....and on and on and on...I'm not joking it was unbelievable, we get it, he's hard......a lot. Anyway I digress if you cut this book in half and trimmed out most of the unnecessary description and endless "hard" references you'd have a good read with interesting characters. So in summary not an easy book for me to read since I personally didn't like the writers style but I'm glad I stuck with it since I enjoyed the end.
  • The Sun Wolf on Feb. 12, 2014

    This is a fantastic tale of werewolves, it's ultimately a romance but it takes us on a journey of friendship, loyalty, love and hate. I agree with Nickel once you start reading it's impossible to put down. I downloaded this book and Nonakris by Kimberly Odum Wells on the same night I was starting to read Nonakris, a book about Diana Ward, a woman who doesn't leave work often but gets called out a house her firm's building and meets a Frenchman Alexis Broussard....weird I know since that's exactly the same characters as this book. Anyway before I got started I noticed that Nonakris said Odin book 2, not wanting to read out of order I left it for later and started on The Sun Wolf, surprised to discover that just before the book starts it says Odin book 1. Anyone have any idea what's going on, are these authors the same person, do these books actually follow on. To add to the mystery Nonakris is no longer available on Smashwords!!
  • Broken (Broken #1) on April 20, 2014

    Surprisingly this is the first book I've read by this author, her books have been recommended to me many times and she's been on my 'authors to read list' for quite some time but it always seems to be a case of so many books so little time. I found this book earlier tonight and something about it just intrigued me I was actually half way through another book at the time and only intended to read the first few pages to get a feel for the book, it's now nearly 3am. I literally could not put this book down and yes I know it's clichéd but I cried, well more like sobbed in places, it just completely absorbed me. At first I felt it was too 'instant love' for me but of course it wasn't, this was the beginning and the book, the setting of the story and I couldn't get enough. It was so well written it was like being there...amazing. Reason for the 4 stars and not 5 I had no idea when I started reading that it ended on a cliffhanger, this is a pet hate of mine and even though I loved this book I wouldn't have stayed up until 3am if I'd have know it wasn't going to end.
  • UFOs and Shit: Wheezers Series Bonus Scene on April 21, 2014

    This is incredibly short, a taster well a prequel scene actually and since I loved Surge I can't get enough of anything wheezer related but now I want more.... The 3 stars isn't a negative it's simply a result of how short this is I Loved It...more please
  • Kindling Flames—Gathering Tinder on Sep. 26, 2014

    I found this book free on Smashwords and thought I'd give it a go and I'm so glad I did. Darien Ritter maybe the CEO and owner of a multimillion dollar company but he's also a very old and powerful vampire but he's suffering the very human issue of finding a good efficient personal assistant, he was very happy with the one he had but she happened to get pregnant and with triplets no less and is laid up in bed, the inconvenience it's causing him. His own personnel office has offered up six candidates and the forth from the agency is waiting, how difficult can it be to get someone who can do their job well. And this is how Victoria Westernly enters the life of Darien Ritter, she surprises him at every turn and he wonders how he ever managed without her. While Darien and Victoria get to know each other, over on the south side of town murders are taking place, fires are raging and people are going missing. This was a surprisingly interesting read, if I'm being honest I only intended to skim the first few pages to see it was something I'd read in the future but once I'd started I just couldn't stop, I was hooked. The characters are great, not just Darien and Vicky but the supporting ones as well and I loved the story. The only thing I really had an issue with was the 'city burning pictures' at the start of each chapter they looked cheap, awful and outdated in fact if it wasn't for the fact that I was completely hooked by the time I reached chapter two I'd have stopped reading. I'd hoped that the one for the prologue and the one for chapter one would be it, I still can't believe that such a good book has those tacky pictures at each chapter, I've got my fingers crossed that they're not in the next book, maybe they looked worse because I read this on my iPad and not my kindle so they were bigger, I don't know but they annoyed the hell out of me. Why 4 stars and not 5, firstly the 'pictures' and secondly the unannounced cliffhanger. Straight onto the next book for me.... Or not as I've just found out, I noticed reviews on Goodreads so assumed it was available but it's not out in ebook form until 3rd October the paperback release was 19th September. ###Genevieve I agree with you I hate unannounced cliffhangers but they're such a regular occurrence these days, I mean how difficult is it to just put 'ends on cliffhanger' or ' not complete book'