I first came across Kait through the social media scene. I found her to be a very gracious person, not to mention incredibly helpful, always full of tI first came across Kait through the social media scene. I found her to be a very gracious person, not to mention incredibly helpful, always full of tips and ideas. So when I got my kindle, the first things I bought were her novels / novellas.
When I saw that she was releasing Genesis I was delighted and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.
Geneisis is all three of Kait's previosly published works in the Mirus Series in one fantastic package.
From the cage fighting shadow walker and his forbidden lover in their underground military battle to The protective Werewolf Mick and the dedicated older sister Supernatural police officer's desperate search for the Devil's eye to the kidnapped Seer Isla and her brush with a rescuer whose future seems to promise nothing but bloodshed, Kait Nolan deliveres line after line of quality fiction.
She writes thrilling action scenes and heart-pounding romantic encounters with a skill that will hold any reader captive. ...more
Once again Stephen King has held me mesmerized. This collection of stories was something a little different, dark tales that look at the horror of humOnce again Stephen King has held me mesmerized. This collection of stories was something a little different, dark tales that look at the horror of human nature, and the lengths some people will go to cover up or get even for a crime.
All four stories look at life from a different perspective and each one is just as dark, macabre and hard to read as the others.
What I love about this book, wasn't just the stories, it wasn't the bonus story I got in my copy, but the small dialogue that King added to the end. A common theme in his works, as I am sure you all know. It was only a few pages, but it was spoken from the heart and got me thinking.
Out of all of the stories, I think the final one was possibly the darkest. I won't give it away, but it was the only tale of the two that had a... shall we say 'happy ending' but it was ambiguous enough to make you think. Is it really. ...more
I was gifted this book by a very good friend of my. The super talent author L.M Stull
Epic Fantasy is not normally a genre I read, but ever since I havI was gifted this book by a very good friend of my. The super talent author L.M Stull
Epic Fantasy is not normally a genre I read, but ever since I have started becoming serious about my writing, I have promised myself to expand my knowledge base in as many areas as I can, and the first thing I wanted to do was to expand my reading interests.
Tarranau was the perfect book to get me started, because to summarize for all of those who do not have the time to read this but would still like to hear a few words… It was AWESOME
I loved this book from the very first word, and the last came with a feeling of longing, because I cannot wait for the second installment to come out so that I can continue this wonderfully crafted journey.
Tarranau is more than just a fantasy tale. It is about a young man coming of age, a study of friendship.
Tarranau is just an ordinary Watermage (he has the power to harness water and bend it to his will). He gets caught up in some bad school politics and suffers expulsion at the hands of a vindictive teacher. Leaving his home behind him, Tarranau sets sail on an adventure that holds the reader’s attention captive from the first sentence to the very last. The action comes thick and fast, yet it is not overloaded. There is drama and fully developed relationships and a level of description that makes it impossible not to have a clear image of every step of the journey.
From fishing villages to desert crossing merchant caravans and great cities, Tarranau takes the reader across a continent.
In large parts, Tarranau is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that is what makes the story so entertaining. The young mage asks for none of what happens to him, and nor does he truly deserve it.
As his journey continues, Tarranau travels further from his homeland and along the way meets various people under varying circumstances. Each person has some influence on Tarranau and the path his life eventually takes. This includes are rather fortuitous meeting with the man who will by the end of the novel be not only Tarranau’s closest friend but his brother in all but blood.
This is merely the first in a series of novels following Tarranau and the other inhabitants of the four part land, and to say the book leaves you wanting more is an understatement. The set-up for book two in the series is perfectly done. We know exactly what must be done, and are left hanging in suspense to find out if and how they accomplish the task(s) they have been set.
With love and loss, death and (near) marriage, comedy and tragedy, horror and adventure, Tarranau offers something for every reader and in this humble readers opinion (and I am not a critic nor do I pretend to be one) bridges the gap between age, sex and genre with a detailed skill that can only be delivered by a master craftsman.
Reading Tarranau you would never know that this was the debut novel from a first time Indie author.
Remember the name James Tallett, for I am sure if will not be long before it is one perched at the top of the best sellers lists the world over....more
I have now read Forsaken by Shadow and Devil's eye and it is clear to everyone that Kait Nolan has gone from strength to strength with her second MiruI have now read Forsaken by Shadow and Devil's eye and it is clear to everyone that Kait Nolan has gone from strength to strength with her second Mirus Novel(la). I thoroughly enjoyed FBS and was kept totally engaged and thoroughly entertained by Devil's eye. It seems much more mature in its story line yet kept that YA feel along with it. I really loved the fact that the novel was set over just one day, it created a fast pacing naturally and once the plot grabs a hold of you (at about paragraph 2) it refuses to let go.
I would give this 4.5 stars if it was an option, and coming from me (I never give 100% to anything, and I used to have a reason for it but now I forget) that is a perfect score....more
What is there that coould be said about the books of blood, or any other of Clive Barkers books. The words read like poetry in many places. The booksWhat is there that coould be said about the books of blood, or any other of Clive Barkers books. The words read like poetry in many places. The books transcend horror, and genre. They twist our reality and stretch out minds to the fringes of disbelief and then brings us home at a pace, leaving us often feeling as if we have been on an adventure far greater, and far more real than could possibly every be put in words.
A master of the gross, the macabre and the divine, the books of blood are not merely comprised of these aspects as individuals, but rather they are thrown together and turned into a concoction that defies description.
As a writer, never have a read such a collection of work thast fills me with such a strong desire to write, yet at the same time, make me so self conscious that I doubt every word I could write. For what could come so close to the flow of prose that Barker employs. ...more
I have just finished this collection of short horror tales and must say they were exceptional. Each tale was different yet there were recurring characI have just finished this collection of short horror tales and must say they were exceptional. Each tale was different yet there were recurring characters and links through landmarks such as the creepy ass pond of death next to the cemetry.
I found this book by chance when I first got my Kindle and had no expectations when I opened it. All I can say is that Aaron Polson as acquired himself a new fan and I cannot wait to read more of his work.
That being said it is time to hit the bookshelves.
I would love to review this book in more detail but time currently does not allow so I will leave it as saying... BUY THIS BOOKS....more
I found it hard to rate this collection. I would probably say it deserves 3.5 stars, and that low rating is more because of the second story than theI found it hard to rate this collection. I would probably say it deserves 3.5 stars, and that low rating is more because of the second story than the first.
Are These Eyeballs offers two short stories, and as this is a review not a spoiler, I will simply say that one concernes Halloween and offers a nice twist on an old tale. It was well written and certainly descriptive enough to warrrant approval. The second story is about a man coming home to visit the site of a childhood trauma. The story starts bright but I found it to be kind of muddled when it came to the conclusion.
It was well written and creepy don't get me wrong, but I found it hard to decipher what the ending really was, how it tied to the young boy that was trapped. I may read it again because I liked it and feel maybe I just missed something... that Ahh moment that brings it all together....more