Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. The work of this Mississippi native is packed with action, romance, and the kinds of imaginative paranormal creatures you’d want to sweep you off your feet…or eat your boss. When she’s not working or writing, she’s in her kitchen, heading up a revolution to Retake Homemade from her cooking blog, Pots and Plots.
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Be Careful, It's My Heart
by Kait Nolan
Approx. 39,510 words.
Published on November 22, 2013.
The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas, is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison back to the stage after all these years. Little does she know that the leading man who broke her heart just blew back into town. Auditions start at six o'clock.
Whisper of Shadow: A Mirus Short Story
by Kait Nolan
Approx. 8,720 words.
Published on September 19, 2013.
After their parents' assassination, Emily's older brother Rab fled with her and stashed her in a human boarding school. As an ex-spy, whatever he's involved in is too dangerous to keep her close by. But all Rab's precautions don't matter when his enemies find her and kidnap her to use as leverage against him. Unable to contact her brother, it's up to little sister to prove what she's made of.
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- After Dark
on April 21, 2010
Pretty decent premise but seemed to rely more on telling than showing. A bit too much reliance on passive voice, and some of the wording indicates the protagonist is in human form rather than wolf at times. Has potential.
- So Over You
on June 25, 2010
This novella was a slow starter. Wasn't sure when I was reading the first chapter. Then came the set up. Our gusty high school reporter heroine, who has sworn of dating high school boys, must go on 12 blind dates in order to write a feature story to accompany the calendar they're using as a fundraiser to save the school paper. Through it all she goes toe to toe with her co-editor and ex-boyfriend and BFF Jimmy Foster.
I admit it. I am a total sucker for the antagonism is really just a sign of love dynamic. Hayes' voice is fresh, fun, and Layney reminds me of a cross between Nancy Drew, a young Lois Lane, and Veronica Mars. The sparks between Layney and Foster totally jump off the page and sent me straight back to the glossed-over, idealized version of my memories of high school (you know, the version where there were redeeming qualities and I wasn't counting the seconds until I graduated and got to COLLEGE). In the best possible sense. There were a handful of typos, but not enough to pull me out of the story (which is saying something because I am a total grammar Nazi). Bravo Gwen for giving us a well constructed read.
- The Devilin Fey (paranormal romance)
on Aug. 01, 2010
I have to say that this book just didn't work for me. I feel that this was mostly an issue with it not being my type of book rather than many issues with the work itself. If you have issues with your hero or heroine having sex with others, this probably won't work for you either. I should have expected it--I mean, incubus/succubus , hello, but hope springs eternal. That's just an iron clad rule of romance for me. The book was well formatted. There were some editing issues that pulled me out of the story, and it does seem that the author has a little way to go to get into the show rather than tell range of writing, but I'm sure the story would totally work for the right kind of audience. That just wasn't me. I will say I really appreciated the jerk in the book getting his comeuppance in the end (I love that in a story). I shall have to check out her other non-incubus stories. They'd probably be a better fit for me.
- Hush Money (Talent Chronicles)
on Aug. 05, 2010
You remember the early seasons of Smallville, back when Clark was mooning over Lana, they were all still in high school, and every week was an episode about stopping some isolated problem and the important thing was keeping his secret? If you’re like me and really miss those days, Hush Money is absolutely for you. In a market that’s positively flooded with stories about teen vampires or fairies, Bischoff provides a refreshing and absolutely believable world about teenagers with superpowers. Chloe Sullivan would have plenty of fodder for her Wall of Weird—in the best possible way!
In this debut novel, heroine Joss must come to question the deeply ingrained secret keeping behavior she’s always lived by in order to do the right thing and help a friend who’s being blackmailed by the class bully. Joss was so three-dimensional, I swear she had a locker next to mine in high school. She shared my disgust of the pink and girly, and she has this great crush on borderline bad-boy Dylan (who is exactly the right mix of rebellious and nice guy). I can’t wait to see what Joss and her friends get up to in the next installment!
An absolute must read from this up and comer in the YA genre.
- Day of Sacrifice (Day of Sacrifice #1)
on March 19, 2011
I really enjoyed the world Benefiel set up in this short novella. The heroine was relatable, the hero yummy, and the potential for future installments great. Looking forward to Rebellion!
- Rebellion (Day of Sacrifice #2)
on March 22, 2011
I felt like this was a step up on the action front in this series. It did not end where I would have ended it, but hey, author's choice. I really enjoyed Cara and Abel, and I felt like this was a really good continuation of Day of Sacrifice. Really looking forward to the third installment.
on April 23, 2011
An intriguing debut from Gerlach that will keep you guessing until the final page. I look forward to seeing more from her!
- Heroes 'Til Curfew (Talent Chronicles #2)
on Sep. 01, 2011
In this much anticipated sequel to Bischoff's Hush Money we finally get exactly what we've been waiting for--MOAR JOSS AND DYLAN! The whole he likes me, he likes me not finally comes to fruition against a backdrop of more evil plotting by Marco, which makes him a villain you more than love to hate--you want to destroy. If you thought he was awful in Hush Money, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Bischoff unwaveringly ups the stakes for all the Talents in Fairview who all want to mobilize--and want Joss to lead them. As I read this book I laughed, I cried, and I changed my mind about fifty times about what kind of Talent *I* want because she kept introducing new cool ones. This is a must read for fans of superhero romance.