Nicole Thornton

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  • She's Gotta Be Mine (a sexy funny mystery/romance, Cottonmouth Book 1) on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed this story. Well written, great characters who acted, conversed and made decisions that felt true to their personalities, and a storyline that was enjoyable to watched unfold. Also liked how the secondary characters seemed to be well developed and were interesting in their own right. And most importantly, the female lead didn't need to be saved by the man, had some gumption, could think for herself, and the thought processes in her thinking helped to explain clearly why she was attracted to whom. Made it far more believable and not just a descriptive plot device. Thank you Jennifer Skully for writing a fun, well written read and I'm very pleased I can add you to my favourite author's list.
  • The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart on May 28, 2012

    Yet another well written story by Eva Gale. Well-developed characters, nicely explained, great tempo for the story within a short story format. Well edited too, which I love when reading self-published stories. Always like her stuff.
  • 101 Degrees Fahrenheit on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed the twist. Nice to see a plot which offers something different in this genre, that is well written and well edited. Keep writing Eva!
  • Hysteria on May 28, 2012

    Thanks for a good read.
  • Unforgiven Pleasure on May 28, 2012

    Liked the writing and story line for most of it. Story felt a bit rushed towards the last half, but didn't detract. If you let go of expectation about what constitutes reasonable character development and responses, then you should enjoy it. I did, and enjoyed the story for it.
  • A Twisted Bard's Tale (An Erotic Erotica Lesbian Short) on May 28, 2012

    Selena Kitt always writes well, has tight storylines, and interesting characters. Interesting take on the Romeo / Juliet saga.
  • Hollowmen (The Hollows #2) on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed this dystoian sequel. A number of people complained how the love interest in the first book didn't end up how they thought they should in the second book. But these people are's the end of the world with zombies overtaking it, so things don't always turn out fair. That's how the story goes and, luckily for my interests in good storytelling, the author didn't give in to what she thought would sell her audience, but what she thought was important to the story. So thank you Ms Hocking for staying true to the story, and not pandering to the audience! Although, I do have to agree that it was pushing reality a bit that the lass could stitch herself back together after being left to die strapped down on the operating table. However, I am good at skipping reality a bit if it helps the story along, so don't get too caught up in whether any of us could do it. Just think about those women who gained superhuman strength to lift cars off their children when in accidents, and think that anything's possible!
  • Gloria on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed this short story. Nice twist, story development and writing. Keep writing David. We always need good authors.
  • The Queen's Witch on May 28, 2012

    Enjoyed the strong female character, the action, the male lead (he didn't annoy me like most) and the writing. Definitely will read the rest of the series.
  • Hannah's Choice on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed this story and the writing. Plus liked how it ended because, it being an erotic story, I've become a bit cynical in what to expect from this type of genre. But, then it is Selena Kitt. I should've been aware from her other stories that I've read - they don't always end the way you expect them too. And I like reading stories that aren't predictable. Thanks Selena!
  • Hollowland (The Hollows #1) on May 28, 2012

    The start of this book takes you straight into the story. Loved the strong start. Especially loved how Hocking provides you with the background and context of a character's behaviour in small doses when it fits in with the dialogue or the scene. There are no big info dumps. Loved her writing, character relationships and world building, and how she keeps true to the characters personalities and situation (i.e. you aren't thinking, "hang on, where did that behaviour come from?"). I can see why this book has become so popular. Quite different to other YA lit out there at the moment. Strong characters (finally, a strong female lead!) and strong story telling.
  • In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1) on May 28, 2012

    Struggling to get through this fluff. Find the characters unrealitistic and can't really believe they will behave as they do. And don't really care. May finish it one day (ha ha).
  • Hush Money (Talent Chronicles) on May 28, 2012

    The teenage girl lead seemed believable and the romantic development between her and the lead male seemed believable. But mostly, I enjoyed the story of their powers. Plus the lead female actually had relationships with others, not just 2 or 3 characters. It was nice to see the interactions with her family and that whatever was happening was not just about her and the boy she liked (like most of these YA supernatural stories coming out lately). Characters relationship was more realistic and well-rounded than most books. Story didn't feel too long either, but that the author ended it at the right time.
  • Beneath a Black Hat on May 28, 2012

    Nice read. Writing is a bit quick when get to key romance scenes so don't really get into the characters and their emotional responses. Liked the story and female lead was enjoyable (although her actions did seem out of character for some scenes)
  • Deadville on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed the writing, plot, story telling, characters, and pace. The story developed at a realistic pace, with the characters behaving in ways that made you believe in their actions and responses and conversation. I hope Daniels writes more about these characters (and not just about the two main protagonists as the secondary characters are also interesting and fleshed-out). Thank goodness for good writing and story telling!
  • Black Silk on May 28, 2012

    Wasn't bad. Writing good, plot line alright
  • Lucky in Love on May 28, 2012

    This one took me by surprise. Thought it'd be your typical Regency romance, but no. Had quirkiness, good writing, interesting story, but what I liked most about it was it's sense of fun with the storyline and with the development of the characters over the life of the story.
  • Stirring Wishes on May 28, 2012

    Fluff, bad writing, sloppy plot, boring. Hoping her other books are better as I feel a bit bad to give such a terrible review. I have read authors where their first book was terrible, but they improved outstandingly as they continued to practice their craft.
  • Alexander (Vampire Morsels) on May 28, 2012

    Great short story about her characters. Felt like this was a peak into a long history of these characters, and not something that's just made to fill the space.
  • Shades of Gray on May 28, 2012

    Really enjoyed this story. More grittiness to the characters and writing than have come across in a while. Looking forward to reading the rest of her series.
  • Plantgirl on May 28, 2012

    Great writing, story and characters. Good tight writing and got the feel and point across of the storyline in a short story. Wanted to read more about the characters and where the story would go. Hopefully she extends this story into something bigger.
  • Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals) on May 28, 2012

    One star for potential and 2nd star because the first half was good. Last half I wanted to slap the lead female character because she was acting stupid and playing dumb. Did she seriously expect the hero who rescued her to fall in love with her after 20 mins? Seriously? You get a slap for stupidity girl. Action scene leading up to and during fighting where she was rescued was good. After that it got whiny and sloppy and made no sense. Couldn't finish it because I was getting to annoyed at the chick. Silly, silly girl!
  • Heart Spell on May 28, 2012

    Good, enjoyable short story. Didn't capture my emotions that much and draw me in, but Ms Zane's writing and plot were great so looking forward to reading other stuff of hers.
  • Fool's Gold (Cottonmouth Book 2) on May 31, 2012

    Again, really enjoyed this second book. This book is slightly darker and sadder than her first book. And this is why I enjoyed it so much. The books in this series are not the same formula as some books are where all you need to do is insert the new names, add a slightly different scene and hey presto, new book in series. Skully's series is not like that. Which is very refreshing, and allows the reader to enjoy them as stand alone books or part of the series. Great writing, depth, characters and story-telling. Looking forward to her other books.