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Smashwords book reviews by katrina whittaker
- Kept (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Blood Lust, novella 1)
on Nov. 27, 2010
Short and sweet but definetly hawt !! Magic and romance !! Really enjoyed the character development, the story definetly one of a kind uniqiue and saucy. Greta's character I really enjoyed, the whole werecat idea very intersting.The storyline kept me rivited the whole time, reading on full throttle the whole way. A short read, but full of substence !! I will continue to read Zoe's novels, and will be purchasing the next two instalments ;) Thanks for the free read it was deinetly a great taste of whats more to come !!!
- House of Immortal Pleasures
on Feb. 17, 2011
CONTAINS SPOILERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daphnes friends have kidnapped her and taken her on an adventure she will never forget. They pull up outside the House of Immortal Pleasures a brothel where Vampires are their, to please and give you whatever your heart desires. ** A night in which you wil never forget **
Daphne is ashamed and embarrased and still nursing a broken heart. Her two best friends have decided her sex drought is over and have taken her to The House of Immortal Pleasures for some fun.
Alexandra the host - leads Daphne up to one of the room where here she meets Connor- hot , sexy and everything any girl could want. Daphne finds herself attracted to Connor and he sends Daphne's libido into motion..
Connor senses that Daphne is nervous and worried and he gets into her head to discover the reasons behind it all. He vows to give her a night to remember and his last night to enjoy at The House Of Immortal Pleasures.
Connor fullfills more than Daphne could ever imagine , a night filled with passion, romance, lust and hot sex. She is mesmirized by him and walks away feeling happy and content at her night with him.
Connor approaches his maker Alexandra to let him leave the brothel, but Alexandra has other ideas... Will Connor be able to leave and experince happiness after ten years of entrapment?
If you are after a quickee read to get your heart racing this is for you !!! Hot vampires, sensual sex scenes, and a story that will keep you intrigued from begining to end.. This is it !! The Storyline flowed from beginning to end, no bumps along the way. Fluent, and fast paced to keep you interested throughout the entire read. A sexy love story filled with excitment, laughs and happiness and that little bit of sexiness to keep you magnetized..
The cover is every bit as intriguing as the book. You wont be dissapointed !!!!
- Laney - The Brookehaven Vampires
on March 06, 2011
Laney Alexandra lives a normal life, in a small cottage town; she lives with her best friend Kiera and has moved out of home away from her Aunts to live her own life. Her first day back at college - she meets Oliver Knight, dreamy, charming, mysterious and incredibly good looking and Laney finds herself mesmerized by him, - his good looks and green eyes draw her in.
Laney is in her sophomore year, and this is where her adventures begin. In time, her and Oliver spend time together and fall for each other. Oliver is witty, charming and makes Laney’s heart skip a beat, she is drawn into Oliver’s world. He is not who she thought he was …..
His sister - Goth princess doesn’t like her, his family has secrets she is not so sure about, and his family all seem to be different. Oliver’s brother hates him and is out to make his life hell and life is not at all what it seems.
Oliver’s charms and whoos Laney, she falls head over heels for him vice versa there love is magnetic, magical and romantic... Lovey dovey if you may call it . Oliver would do anything for Laney; even die for her in order to protect her – but from whom and what and why?
In time discoveries are made and Laney is thrown into a world she didn’t know existed, vampires are real not a fairy tale, werewolves roam the earth and evil exits in minions. Will Laney give up her mortality to be with the one she loves, or will evil get there first and destroy it all? Oliver will stop at nothing to protect Laney from the evil that lurks. Can’t he protect her from himself, and the commitment he is willing to give? Will she be the one to give up her mortality to be with the one she loves? Turns of events change and things become a turmoil will Laney survive long enough to be with the one she loves for ever ?
I really enjoyed this book at first I thought it reminded me of Twilight, certain things seemed familiar but in time IT WAS NOTHING like it, references were made I found amusing eg they watched Twilight on there movie night - but Laney has its own storyline and you won’t be disappointed. I was giggling at certain parts, and grinning and this alone was enjoyable when a book can make you feel like this while reading - its done its job !!!
Oliver’s character is full of emotion and is very protective of Laney. He does not come across as wanting to eat her, ((aka Twilight) or any normal vampire book or movie he doest not want to devour her just the love he shows her is incredibly romantic and sweet and honestly this melted my heart alone. * SWOON * They are adults in college so this part is realistic in its own way. The love is cute, lustful and very dreamy. Laney knows what she wants and will get it - but at the same time relies upon Oliver to be her protector. The vampire in him does not scare her it excites her, this along is a challenge for Poor Oliver.
The characters introduced into the book I really enjoyed - Felix I envisaged ** swoon ** and other characters blended in well with the storyline and were well described- They created the world in which Joanne has made in the Brookhaven Vampires. The chapters flowed smoothly, fluently running from one to the next, the storyline evident and not predictable. The chemistry between Laney and Oliver was explosive, and very realistic. Joanne created he own vampire world, her own myths behind the vampire world. This I found enlightening and different I enjoyed it. Action packed, with romance, thrills and lustful moments, great characters, and plot. The only downfall I could find in this read was grammar errors, but this by no means detered me from liking the book. I am looking forward to book 2 in The Brookhaven Vampires series.
:)I look forward to more of Joannes books ;)
Brought in e format but will definetly buy the book to shelf it and read again !!
- Masters at Arms
on Aug. 29, 2011
A great introduction to the rescue me series. A journey of three men with tortured souls who find each other at one of the darkest, lonliest moments in there lives.
Kallypso has woven emotion and strength into her short prequels, creating a vat that will not only suck you in but eagerly anticipating Master Marcs, Master Adams and Master Damiens stories. ** such a tease ** stomps feet !!! You will want more !!!!
A definite teaser , that will not only have you wanting more but wanting to soothe the poor masters hearts and souls. A great introduction into Kalllypso's writing, Im sure she will be leading us not only into tempation but certainly into a world filled with passion, pleasure and acceptance !! with a storyline to boot ! ** wink wink **
So keep in mind when you do buy Masters in Arms its not a full length story just a prequel into the masters stories to get you warmed up and eagerly anticipating the following stories ;
The release of each book is as follows:
Master Marc - Nobody's Angel, September 2011
Master Adam - Nobody's Hero, December 2011
Master Damian - Nobody's Perfect, February 2012
Kallypso creates enough emotions and storyline throughout this prequel to have your interest piqued , and your emotions in turnmoil with the characters, well placed and well put forth.
I eagerly await all the Masters books !!!!
This is an amazing story which by an means could be true. Very heart wrenching !! I enjoyed the third story the most gave great insight into the characters and depth and aslo created character defintion that Im sure Kally will take forth in her upcoming books.
- The Castaway Bride
on Aug. 30, 2011
Cristy planned the perfect wedding, on a fancy island resort,a gorgeous white wedding gown, and a rich husband to be. She finds herself running from it all – falls into the arms of Matt Slade and asks him to take her away off the island.
A runaway bride ! whom is cast away !
Shipwrecked with Hotty, sexy Matt Slade, Cristy finds herself day dreaming – lusting for him, he makes her pulse race, her heart flutter and tingles in places like never before. An attraction she has never felt , Matt brings out a yearning in Cristy she never knew existed.
Matt and Cristy explore the island, and eventually give in to desires they both can’t deny, passionate and sensual just living for the moment. Matt is not who is says he is and Cristy not the gold digger Matt thinks she is.
A Love affair that brings about a passion and sparks within, but can their love survive outside the Island and moments and memories they have created?
Can they learn to trust their feelings – or move on to never know if love ever existed!
Oh my !!
This books reminds me of my most Favorite movie ever *Blue Lagoon *, of course it is not!! But I couldn’t help but relate my thoughts to a beautiful island, waterfalls, seafood at hand, and fresh fruit and nakedness and frolicking in the water. !
Yes it has all this... oh and hot romantic interludes !!!
Kandy has created a romantic story, that’s jam packed filled with passion, love, and two souls who have never found true love. A smooth flowing story, with chapters that easily flow, a great cast of characters that I am sure you will fall in love with.
Cristy and Matt‘s chemistry was like a bonfire and a raging inferno! Sensual, loving, passionate and hot as hell ! Scorchin !!!
I could see Matt walking down the beach is big tat - bare arse and hot bod !! Kandy has no qualms in creating visions for us to ogle and drool over and even moments where I was giggling at Cristy’s antics. Her beach attire - and naivety was amusing, I found myself giggling like a school girl in some parts, the dinosaur, the sharks … Cristi was certainly a fun loving character . A well developed character trait of Cristy’s that Kandy let flow through the entire read.
Matt was a jack of all trades, from smoking hot in the bedroom to as sexy in the kitchen! I love a man who is self sufficient! ** wink wink **
Sexy moments, that will make your toes curl, grin sheepishly at their banter, and funny moments that you can’t help but laugh at. This read contains all the goodies for a quick uplifting romance filled with humour, romance and lots of loving !!
A hotty we drool over, a great storyline and a happily ever after we all love to see.
My first ever story I have read of Kandy’s , it won’t be the last, if your after a quick romance, that will not only have your heart – a – flutter, your toes curling and your pages wafting with heat then this sensual romance is for you !! Im a sucker for a good romance if it fulfills all my wants its a keeper and this one certainly is, at only -99 cents a must buy !! It will make you smile.
An island paradise, for two,, what more could any girl want – (( Not to be rescued that’s for sure )) wink wink !!
- Secret Santa
on Oct. 20, 2011
Have the tissues ready for this one !! Kristine Cheney has tugged at every possible heart string possible in this read. Its filled with passion and a love story that will not only have you bawling your eyes out but your heart doing sommersaults one moments and other moments feel like it was going to leave your chest.
Secret santa is a well delivered intense and emotional read, that will not only tug at your soul but have your heart missing a few beats. The passion bewtween Marcus and Holly was beautifully crafted, passionate and ** swoony..** waggles eyebrows !!
The storyline was amazing, I was drawn in from the very first pages, and found myself, giggling at the funny antics aka Holly's persistance was amusing and quiet funny at times. Other moments I was wiping the tears away, trying to solider on. A fluent flowing storyline that will only stop you reading to wipe aside the tears - I can guarantee you will read right till the end.
A wonderful array of characters that Im sure you will enjoy, a heartfelt storyline with emotions that are so well portrayed its like poetry. Kristine always portrays her characters emotions so fluently ..... giving us depth into there thoughts and actions and feelings. Her descriptions are well envisaged you can see every detail.
Secret Santa deliver us Holly she has been chosen to be the Secret santa for Marcus Jenner. Marcus prooves to be quiet a handful, not wanting the gifts Holly is leaving, he finds himself torn between the blonde eye beauty and her quest to deliver him gifts. Unbeknown as to why she is gifting him and stalking him - He is not sure if its the calling of his heart that bothers him most, or the persistance of her gifts, but in time he finds his secret santa is needing the most treasured gift of all.
Secret santa is immensely appealing and will linger in your heart long after you've read it. Lose your heart to a magical christmas tale that shows the true beauty of giving but also receiving and the most prescious gift of all. Love and life.
- Kiss Me Crazy (book 3 of the Fitzgerald Family)
on Oct. 31, 2011
Ednah Walters’s delivers what every reader wants in a romance story - moments that will not only make your toes bunch and your eyelashes curl but have you waiting in sheer anticipation for the characters just to get it on!!!
Kiss Me Crazy is filled with all the delicious goodies one would seek out in a sensual romance. Chemistry that would cause any volcano to blow, and passion that will have your heart fluttering during and after reading.
Kiss me Crazy is book three in The Fitzgerald Family series, this story does not hold much suspense as the previous series but rest assured nothing is missing, its filled with romance and passion.
For all the readers out there who love a - loveee dovee - sensual romance this is for you.. Its a story about chasing your dreams and doing for yourself what you have neglected in the past and allowing yourself to fall in love...
It has twists n turns that will have you wanting to bitch slap one of the characters and moments of relief when the reader gets what they want.
A fluent flowing storyline, filled with oodles of goodness, romance, passion, and intriguing story another great addition to the series..
I’m a cover love kind of girl and Ednah's sensual romance series certainly do have great cover love.
In book three we meet Kara and Baron Fitzgerald ** inserts wolf whistle here ** he is hot, smart, and oozing sex appeal and Kara has admired him from afar for years. Kara has decided to spread her wings and venture out into her own business and move on, Baron has had his chance and Kara feeling that its a lost cause decides to move on.. This is where the story heats up... Baron now realizes its time after all these years to make his move ! But is it to late for him and kara........ The attraction is magnetic,, passionate and sizzling but a curve ball in thrown at them and love is put on hold... IS the end before the beginning has begun ??
A recomended read for all romantics at heart, who like a little bit of sugar and spice in there stories
- Mine Until Dawn (book 2 of the Fitzgerald Family)
on Nov. 01, 2011
Jade Fitzgerald has everything she thinks she needs in life. After a failed nasty marriage, struggling with her weight and a bad heart condition she finds her life as a Art Historian complete.
Vincent Knight is hot, handsome and mysterious. He has been there done that and has seen things maybe he shouldn’t have in his line of work, but he puts out that air about him that nothing fazes him. Vincent searches Jade out , she is nothing quite like he remembered, after a first brief – slig...moreJade Fitzgerald has everything she thinks she needs in life. After a failed nasty marriage, struggling with her weight and a bad heart condition she finds her life as a Art Historian complete.
Vincent Knight is hot, handsome and mysterious. He has been there done that and has seen things maybe he shouldn’t have in his line of work, but he puts out that air about him that nothing fazes him. Vincent searches Jade out , she is nothing quite like he remembered, after a first brief – slightly heated meeting he finds himself drawn to this beautiful woman who not only sends his mind wandering but his loin tingling.
Vincent believes that Jade’s mother has stolen the Mayan artifact, and has approached her in need of help. But it’s quiet not what he bargained for. They don’t start off on the right path, Jade remembers the man he was from school and finds him big headed and demanding. Nothing has changed except his hotness is now even hotter!! ** grins ** swoon...
No where she wants to go right now, but she also can’t deny the passion and desires that Vincent stirs within her. A rocky road for Jade and Vincent-both trying to avoid the passion and attraction they know they feel and also to find the artifact and move on with the lives they had before the drama.
Can they both go their separate ways and deny the chemistry between them?
In time Jade is added to the collection of beautiful things the crazy man is after, he not only wants the artifact but Jade by his side. Vince and Jade struggle with their emotions and passion and learn to trust each other to find the artifact and escape the deranged killer.
But at what cost?
Well I’m a cover love Kinda girl and this cover defiantly sends forth what’s inside the cover ** smokin**
Mine Until Dawn is a suspenseful romance filled with curve balls, twists and turns and a rollercoaster ride Im sure that you will cling to the entire ride.
Passion between the characters Vince and Jade will not only give you Goosebumps, but having you wandering where you might find a hotty like Vince. The steamy scenes will not only send your toes curling, but have you tingling in all the right places in anticipation and even chewing your bottom lip waiting for Vince and Jade to just get it on !!! Ednah has created undeniable electricity and chemistry between the main characters that does not overtake the storyline, but adds that little added bit of excitement – to the readers benefit.
A riveting storyline that is well paced, chapters that flow smoothly with the storyline, no sudden breaks in the story, just a full on ride straight ahead.
Vincent will not only ruffle your tail feathers, but have you oggling the cover and maybe even a tinge of Jealously towards Jade... ** he surely is one hotty ** swoon !!! lol.
Jade is a slightly tortured soul but ready to move on with life, I enjoyed her character, kind and loving and very strong willed.
Mine Until Dawn is filled with a great cast of characters I’m sure that will not only swoon over but have you wanting to kung fu just to help out! Suspenseful scenes that will have you gasping, other scenes you will be shaking in trepidation and sexy scenes that will have you reading briskly ** wink **
Ednah portrays her characters with depth and emotion letting the reader know exactly what’s happening. The dialogue was brusque, clear cut and the suspense and action titillating, the romance sweltering. An ending I’m sure will keep the reader happy and a great second addition to The Fitzgerald Family series. I eagerly await book 3 KISS ME CRAZY!!!!
- Plentiful Package
on Nov. 09, 2011
Well I think I want a Plentiful Package. ** waggles eyebrows *
If you after something that will titalte your tastebuds and loins and have your panties bunching - then this quickee read is for you. It will send your pulse racing and toes curling !!
Filled with an exotic setting at The great Barrier Reef, sexy men with Abs we would all love to roll our hands down, and well sex on the beach if you may call it !!! ** aka in the shed - shower ** then Plentiful package is for you.
Lots of goodies for all the readers who love there reads hot and erotic. Debut Novella for Melissa Craig and I must say I look forward to more in her series. Ive yet to find out where my Ducati man went and Im sure she has more in store for Ryan !!!
A quickee in the shower - or in the shed ..... This tantalizing read will have your spine tingling and heart a pumpin and mabye even your knees a knockin lol !!!
If your after a quickee read filled with erotic encounters then this is for you !
- Something About Joe
on March 05, 2012
Something about Joe will leave you sheepishly grinning, your heart aching and your pulse racing. A well balanced romanced filled with love, humour, family, heartache and passion and a place to call home.
Allison Bradley is in desperate need of a babysitter, her last sitter, has packed her bags with no notice and taken off. Upon answering her doorbell - Looking upon Allison is a leather - clad Adonis, hot gorgeous and rough looking. Allison is slightly gob smacked buy this hot man at her door step - telling her he is her replacement Nanny. This has sent not only her pulse racing but her libido and thoughts into over drive.... ** waggles eyebrows **
Joe Martin comes with qualifications and recommendations as long as you can name, he is highly recommended by the agency and in a rush for a very important meeting she agrees to let Joe stay the day to care for her son. In time she realizes that Joe weaves Magic with Mitchell and agrees to let him stay on for the trial period.
Upon watching Joe with Mitchell, Allison realizes Joe is a fantastic babysitter, hunky and incredibly gorgeous with not only good looks but personality to match and great at his job. His tough looking exterior is just a camouflage to what’s he is really like inside.
A readymade family is not in Joe's future, he wants to make it big and have his own family... The passion between Joe and Allison is undeniable... Can the passion and love they feel lead a happily ever after??
I must say Upon Allison opening that door; within the first chapter I think my heart must have skipped a few beats. I could see Joe standing in the door way - hot, hunky, tall and handsome - and rouuuughhhh looking ... I think I almost fell in love loll... ** I know My heart skipped a beat or two ** My eyes where certainly roaming his body tooo ! **
Kandy has put forth her descriptions vividly - giving the reader great insight as to what the characters looked like and also felt. I read this book in one sitting and at opening the first few pages I was hooked within the story. The dialogue flowed smoothly, the storyline intriguing and chapters all running fluenlty from one till the next.
Kandy has woven a wonderfully blended storyline with heartfelt moments, depicting the dire circumstances we often come to in life. Very realistic - A mother working to make ants meat and finding the time to also balance family. The stress and love for a child, and also how people can manipulate you in your times of need. Life is never easy. Family values - shown through, some who have them and some whom don’t.
I thoroughly enjoy Kandy's wonderfully written stories, and this is no exception what so ever! The characters draw you into the pages, emotionally. One minute you can be giggling, the next heart broken, and other moments, flicking your reader frantically through the good bits ** waggles eyebrows ** The sexy scenes are sensual and definably thrilling - for all those who like a little steam in there reads, this is ** Sizzling ** ((but very tasteful)
The passion Kandy put forth between the characters was steamy, passionate and loving. I enjoyed the tension that she created between the characters - I must say I was also waiting for those sparks to fly!!
I completely enjoyed the characters put forth as well. We all have flaws, needs and wants and things we do and dont want in life. Allison was a strong determined mother only wanting what was best for her child - to even go without if necessary.. A package deal - all or none !
Something About Joe is a delightful and heartfelt romance between two unlikely people who complemented each other to perfection. Both from different worlds - like yin and yang - they say opposites attract and this is certainly that!
I’d give ** Something about Joe** more than 5 stars if I could and it’s worth more than its listed price of -99 cents!!! You will pick up your reader, have devoured it and realized that hours have gone past - placing your reader down and sighing - ;) in complete content !!
5 1/2 star ;)
on April 18, 2012
Elizabeth Mueller’s debut Darkspell will have you spell bound from the very beginning. A story where nothing is as it seems and will have you guessing throughout the entire read. Curve balls are thrown in and just when you think you have guessed what’s going to happen and the roller coaster ride starts up again. Hang on tight !!!!
DARKSPELL contains extra - ELizabeth has drawn illustrations throughout the entire book ! AMAZING !! The pictures give us readers who enjoy being able to visualize extra insight !! The storyline paints a picture and the illustrations create an extra visual.
Darkspell involves Winter Sky - she meets two handsome and mysterious boys next door one of them is the boy of her dreams, the other his brother fighting for her attention. Alex and Winter have shared dreams, and a love has grown, and her heart belongs to him. But upon meeting the boys next door Winter's life changes. She now enters the Stormhold coven, a world filled with magic and powers that one could only ever dream to possess.
The Stormhold coven has been sent to protect Winter from the Shadoweaver. The Shadoweaver is evil and out to get Winter by any means possible. WInters life is in danger and ALex and his family Of Stormholds try to protect her from the Shadoweavers clutches.
Winter searches for her gifts, fights to keep the boy of her dreams and to hold onto the love that dreams are made of. A journey of discovery, mystery, mayhem and magic. A challenge and fight for survival.
Well I must say Elizabeth has woven her magic throughout this debut novel. A captivating and intriguing storyline, definably unique and one of a kind. Her illustrations throughout each chapter paint a picture so to speak, creating extra visual for the reader and giving us insight into the characters. The emotions where well portrayed we experienced Winters pain in losing her father and the added dread it put in her life. Her love for ALex made your heart do leaps..... I found her quiet an emotional character, but this trait was continued on throughout her struggle in the book. She was stronger than she knew and towards the end we saw a differnt side to Winter I really enjoyed seeing her changes. !!!!
All secondary characters all likeable! I found myself swooning for a few of them! ** wink wink ** The evil was well set forth - and the illustration for this one ** creepy ** ..
A world filled with Magic and Mayhem, Shadoweavers - deceit and betrayal..... Darkspell will have you flipping the pages just to find out what happens next. Action and adventure if you may call it, love, romance and even a little bit of suspense and mystery thrown in. A read filled with Oodles of goodies appropriate for all the young at heart (( grins )) and anyone who enjoys an adventurous journey through portals.. Let the magic begin!
An amazing Debut Novel I look forward to Elizabeths next book !!!
- Creating Fate
on June 02, 2012
Creating fate is book one in the Trilogy of the Unspun series. Eagerly awaiting the email, I devoured this in one sitting. The three books will be a series but all written by different authors, and I must admit that Rachel is one of my all-time favourite authors, grasping at my heartstrings with her last series of the Phoenix’s.
The Fates are a mixture of mythology and romance. Each Fate having their own purpose. In Creating Fate – Clotho – Chloe‘s, gift is to create new life – the bearer of beginnings.
Clotho is sad – she had lost her love, a human whom she loved very deeply and has decided that she will no longer spin fate – or create a new life. Zeus knows something is up and sends Chloe to earth to find her sisters and bring them home. Here she meets Dane – he sees her tears and he finds he is drawn to her. On a whirlwind of events, Dane and Chloe are put on a path of discovery and love. But will they survive the danger lurking around each corner they turn and will the Fates take away her one true chance of love and happiness. ?
Creating Fate was a short story, filled with mystery, mythology and intrigue. I have enjoyed Rachel Firasek's books much so and this one is no different. It had me hooked from the very first pages, her characters all draw you into the story, her vivid descriptions creating that vat that no only sucks you into her world but has you feeling every detail within.
I enjoyed the Characters that Rachel created; Dane was certainly a hotty, dark and mysterious but also had that secret about him throughout the story that kept me intrigued. I enjoyed his softer side and also his protective side towards Chloe. He was a warrior at heart. My heart melted at the kindess he showed her even though she was one stubborn woman lol.
Chloe was hard headed, strong willed yet full of love to give and filled with many little secrets . The romance between Dane and Chloe was magnetic, and alluring. ** waggles eyebrows** not as much heat as Rachel normally puts into her reads, but still very much enjoyable ;)
I enjoyed the paranormal elements within, the storyline ran smoothly and kept my interested piqued to the end.
An ending Im sure all the readers will be happy with, Im eager to read the rest in the series.
Creating Fate gives us Gods, heroes, romance and action. Dynamic characters and a compelling storyline that draws you not only into the world Rachel has created but wandering where Fate will show up next !