Bettye Kanady

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Smashwords book reviews by Bettye Kanady

  • Interview on Nov. 01, 2012

    When I sat down to read this story, I was thinking that I was getting a M/M romance however, I realized once I got to the "pivotal interview" that this was going to be more of a D/s tale. Not really what I was looking for, truthfully but I believe it has the potential to be a really great set of stories for me. I didn't like Alex in the beginning of the story, but I could relate to him. He just appeared to be a lazy high school graduate trying to get by on his mother's sweat and hard work. But, after digging a little deeper into my own psyche... I found out that there is a little Alex in me too; I can't help but like the kid. The rest of the story is entertaining and I am looking forward to reading more about Mr. Dacey (Master) and Alex.
  • An Autumn by the Russian River on Dec. 10, 2012

    This was a good book; it had mystery, romance,and a possessive stalker. All those things that make a girl want to keep reading. I actually did like the dynamics in the relationship with Jon, Nick, and Marc. But only to start. Then the truth about the creepies filtered in. Jon's first relationship was kind of rough to learn about; it turned out that it was sad that he was murdered, and it wasn't for a very good reason (there are just some people who reap what they sow), but it lead Jon to a truth far better than he was living. I loved the dogs! They are people too! It wasn't a long read, but it was a good one. I especially liked the descriptions of the characters. It wasn't done in a normal manner, at least by my thinking; the characters described themselves in their "getting to know you" phase. I wasn't even concerned that I had not really gotten any picture until then. Good job, and it kept my interest.
  • A Rescued Life on Jan. 21, 2016

    I have not finished "A Rescued Life" yet... I am purposefully drawing it out because it is just that damned good! I found myself caught up in the story; I am reading it at work during my breaks...and I only get 15 minutes...but those 15 minutes have been chock full of action, drama, sex, love, and vengeance! Suilan... this story is awesome! Great job with character development, plot, dialog, and keeping the suspense up. I am now anxiously awaiting to see what happens next. I love the dynamic between Jason and Toshiro. Thank you for this story.
  • Whyborne and Griffin, Books 1-3 on March 30, 2016

    This series is so awesome! I was a little leery at first; I had downloaded "Widdershins" as a free read; as my experience with some of these offerings has left some thing to be desired, I read with caution, withholding any comments until the end. Well, I was greatly surprised to find myself caught up in the story, and then needing to see the end. I came to Smashwords and purchased the sets as well as "Maelstrom". Just awesome. The characters have come to life for me... and I can't wait for the next installment. You need to read these...they are magnificent!!!
  • A Healing Heart on Sep. 07, 2016

    I loved this story. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the ending. I flip-flopped with theories all through it, and I still ended up shocked at the end. I thought I saw a slight similarity between the cabin in this story, and the cabin in "A Rescued Life", but that turned out to be completely false. Suilan's characters always seem so multilayered, at least they do to me. I can say, that I never believed Dimitri was a bad guy...even when we saw him doing criminal activities. I thought this was a great book.
  • Four Emperors on Sep. 12, 2016

    I have to say, I was a little nervous picking this book to read. The title sounded like it may have been more historical than I wanted. I am so glad I took the chance on this one. It delivered sex and mystery as well as a fantasy element that I did not realize I was going to appreciate throughout the story. We are introduced to Alex Lin. A young, private investigator who is hired to find a missing boyfriend. He's given clues that lead him to Daniel Bitter, who is portrayed in Alex's first interview as a bad guy. He's rich. good looking, and he owns Four Emperors; a "members-only social club". The missing boyfriend, Ken, disappears after work; he happens to work at Four Emperors. I got quickly embroiled in the story. It was excellent with twists abounding. I liked this book so much, I bought the next book "Three Warlords" right away. As the story progressed, I found myself holding my breath, and then reading faster so I could read what happened. It was excellent