Kathy LaMee

Biography

Kathy is a native Washingtonian and currently resides as a 'transplant' in the Hoosier state.

She stays busy taking care of her family, her animals and of course, writing.

She is currently working on 'Arsenic and Red Lace' - the second Tansy Taylor book.

Where to find Kathy LaMee online


Books

This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Kathy LaMee

  • The First on April 23, 2013
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    Sara Zaske has delivered a debut novel that brings a fabulous twist of a tale to the YA genre! It is fresh and new, and I loved it! The story’s central character, Cassie, is a typical teenager. She part of clique in school but by a twist of fate and her intense curiosity, she ends up spending the night with the ‘odd’ girl- Violet. That night, Cassie’s world is turned sideways as she discovers some interesting things about her new-found friend’s connection to nature and some pretty awesome powers. Violet sees Cassie as a strong deliberate person. She also knows Cassie just can’t help herself when it comes to her curiosity; that’s why she’s chosen her to help her on a quest to go and meet her grandfather, and find out more about her powers. Soon the girls are thrown into a situation that is beyond anything either of them could have imagined and they have to rely on their own inner strength and powers to win out over a catastrophic plan that will end life as they know it. There are many things I like about Zaske’s debut novel. First, it doesn’t take reading her bio to know this is an author who has written- a lot. There is nothing at all amateurish about her first published novel. She does an excellent job at pace and progression of the story, unwrapping the characters and the plot slowly- urging us to keep reading to find out more. The story itself is wonderful and combines fantasy YA genre with environmental consciousness that culminates in a struggle that sounds all to plausible. Of course, as any good YA book should, there are relevant teen issues- bullying, cliques, love interests- that give the reader easy to make connections to all of the characters. As a mother of teens and an adult reader who indulges in YA I found a lot of ways to connect with the parents of both Violet and Cassie and what drives them to make the decisions they do. Zaske does an excellent job providing a relevant yet fantastical story that any reader will enjoy. Kudos to her as well for producing a fabulous stand alone book in a market saturated with series and trilogies and the like. I look forward to reading more from this great new author! *A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review on TracyRiva.com*
  • The First on April 23, 2013
    star star star star star
    Sara Zaske has delivered a debut novel that brings a fabulous twist of a tale to the YA genre! It is fresh and new, and I loved it! The story’s central character, Cassie, is a typical teenager. She part of clique in school but by a twist of fate and her intense curiosity, she ends up spending the night with the ‘odd’ girl- Violet. That night, Cassie’s world is turned sideways as she discovers some interesting things about her new-found friend’s connection to nature and some pretty awesome powers. Violet sees Cassie as a strong deliberate person. She also knows Cassie just can’t help herself when it comes to her curiosity; that’s why she’s chosen her to help her on a quest to go and meet her grandfather, and find out more about her powers. Soon the girls are thrown into a situation that is beyond anything either of them could have imagined and they have to rely on their own inner strength and powers to win out over a catastrophic plan that will end life as they know it. There are many things I like about Zaske’s debut novel. First, it doesn’t take reading her bio to know this is an author who has written- a lot. There is nothing at all amateurish about her first published novel. She does an excellent job at pace and progression of the story, unwrapping the characters and the plot slowly- urging us to keep reading to find out more. The story itself is wonderful and combines fantasy YA genre with environmental consciousness that culminates in a struggle that sounds all to plausible. Of course, as any good YA book should, there are relevant teen issues- bullying, cliques, love interests- that give the reader easy to make connections to all of the characters. As a mother of teens and an adult reader who indulges in YA I found a lot of ways to connect with the parents of both Violet and Cassie and what drives them to make the decisions they do. Zaske does an excellent job providing a relevant yet fantastical story that any reader will enjoy. Kudos to her as well for producing a fabulous stand alone book in a market saturated with series and trilogies and the like. I look forward to reading more from this great new author! *A copy of this book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review*