katrina whittaker


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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 !!! Kat
  • 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 !!
  • 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! My Thoughts!! 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.
  • 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?? My thoughts!! 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 !! Wonderfully delivered, 5 1/2 star ;)
  • Impulse: Infinitus Billionaire on Jan. 30, 2015

    Feast your eyes on this sexy , panty dropping , yet intriguing romance. Impulse is the final installment of the Fitzgerald series and I have to say that This author put it through with a bang and confetti ! Sex on a stick is Mr Lex Fitzgerald! I love this man - he oozes sex appeal. His demeanor is powerful and I have to say he is one of my all time favourite characters in this series. This man will not only have your toes curling but your e reader on fire. Impulse is the Last Fitzgerald book that Ednah will write - but she has left an opening for her new series about a secret society Of Billionaires with one agenda. ** Infinitus Agendum * We will see more of this in the works and I eagerly await to see the stories from Dom, Sloan, Rod, Cade, Nate, Aiden, and Lucien. In Impulse we meet Lex - he is every woman's dream. Handsome with brawn - sexy and certainly fearless. He usually gets want he wants and pursues it will full force and determination. Lex meets Jillian - who is sexy, fearless, sassy, smart , strong and independent. She takes no shit from anyone including pompus Mr Lex Fitzgerald. She tells him what's on her mind and tries to avoid him with all that she has within. But the undeniable force they have is like a magnet ! From the first moment they both lay eyes upon each other the chemistry is zinging and the electricity is buzzing. Jillian tries to avoid Lex - Lex pursues Jilly with a force to be reckoned with. The storyline is well paced, giving the reader depth and definition into the characters. We see other characters from previous books in this one and also as stated we meet a whole group of hotties. ** squeal ** The sex scenes between Lex and Jillian are hot , sizzling and panty dropping. The plot is well delivered and written and the ending MMMMMM don't get me started haha.. Another fantastic installment in the series. Loved this story and eagerly await more installments to come. Sinfully delicious, this enchanting contemporary romance, is sure to delight readers till the very last page.