Curiosity Killed the Kat by Elizabeth Nelson

September 28, 2012 Book Reviews 2

  • Review: Curiosity Killed the Kat
  • Series: Katherine Flynn #1
  • Author: Elizabeth Nelson
  • No of Pages: 120
  • Release Date: June 3rd 2012 by Bristlecone Books

Synopsis:

Katherine (“Kat”) thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her.

Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he’s the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?

Author Interview!!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. Read it because you love quality entertainment.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? I’m currently working on other Romantic Suspense thrillers. I’d love to talk about them more but you’re just going to have to wait. It’s much more enjoyable to talk about something that is actually finished and real rather than being just all talk 😉

What inspired you to want to become a writer? Originally it was a way for me to understand my thoughts and emotions. Then it became a way to escape the boring routine of high school. Now I combine both of those reasons to why I write. But I really enjoy telling a good story. A story that could very possibly be real. Though I prefer to stay out of the lime light I do really enjoy receiving readers response to the stories I write. If I was able to help them escape their own reality and delve into one of mine for a couple hours out of the day, I did my job.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. It always surprises me when a complete stranger sends me an email saying how much they loved my book. It feels soo good.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? Where the Wild Things Are

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Keep writing. Keep having fun. And keep putting your work out for others to read.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? Is it cliché of me to say now? I love the accessibility and diversity in foods. I wouldn’t trade that for the world! As for a place to live… Perhaps the mountains of Vermont or the beaches of Hawaii. Tough call! Haha.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? For obvious reasons first and foremost I would be a goddess. Specifically, Phoebe. Phoebe was a Titan, one of the original 14. She and Atlas were given dominion over the Moon, whose planetary power is that of Enchantment. I’ll flatter myself with enchantment.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Namibia, Africa

What is your favorite Quote? “A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.” – Liberian Proverb

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? A Truck Driver. Hahaha.

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why? Julia Stiles. In 10 Things I Hate About You, her personality matches mine.

How did you know you should become an author? I didn’t. I just wrote and it happened.

Who are your favorite authors of all time? Audrey Niffenegger, John Steinbeck, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? All of my characters are an extension of me in some way.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? You can’t eat an elephant in one bite.

Hidden talent? Juggling

Favorite Food? Sushi

Favorite Candy? Sour Patch Kids.

How do you react to a bad review? At first it hurts. After all the time and effort I put into my work and all I receive is a bad review? It’s never fun. But after I cry (not really..haha. but maybe.) I really study to why the person didn’t like what they read. In the end its great motivation.

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why? The Harry Potter series. I think its incredible what JK Rowling has been able to do.

Which authors have influence you most how? Tough call. There are many writers who influence me and not just with writing style. I follow Nicholas D. Kristof religiously. Ann Patchett stories are just so amazing. But you see, these two writers are very different but both influence me considerably in one way or another.

What do you do in your free time? I’ll take my two dogs for a run on the beach.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? Dessert First.
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? I drank a beer.

What is your guilty pleasure? Romance novels.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? The Bachelor.
Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….Half The Sky

Favorite places to travel? Africa

Favorite music? I’m really into Mayer Hawthorne lately.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? Nicholas D. Kristof

My Thoughts:

This story was really thrilling. It did not stop once it really got started. And it didn’t take long to get started either. The ups and downs don’t really stop for Katherine and she finds herself in situations that not many would be able to get out of. She’s smart and although she makes a few mistakes she has the wits to mostly get out of them. Mostly. I do want to find out what happens because this does end with a major cliffhanger. You are literally hanging on with your fingernails!

But, I’m also a little thrown off by Kat. I don’t want to give any spoilers but she goes from VERY compliant and wanting to please her husband to the complete opposite in the span of a day. Literally she’s like a sex slave for her husband. I can see why she did but I guess it would make more sense to me if it took a bit more. Maybe not much more because the situations she starts finding herself in are dire! I like Kat, really I do, I just don’t understand her. People don’t normally change this easily. That said though, sometimes it just takes finding your inner strength and she totally finds hers!

The rest of the characters were just kind of supporting characters and because we are seeing this through Katherine’s eyes we sadly don’t get to see much of any other character. I can’t wait to find out more about her husband. He seems like a real jackass but maybe, just maybe there’s more to him. I really hope so. I don’t have my hopes up too high though. He really is a crazy person that lets ambition be a priority over everything, including his love (was it love?!!) for his wife.

The sex scenes were hot! If you are not into a bit of graphic, intense sex, I’d say maybe this book isn’t for you. Although there’s not much of it, the sex that’s in here borders on erotica. Whew… is it hot in here?

So, I was a little thrown but it is a good story. It’s intriguing and it’s a really fast read. It left me curious with what was going to happen next! Katherine maybe changed fast but she did it to get out of her rut and then she HAD to change to survive!

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Genre – Romantic Suspense

Rating – R

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2 Responses to “Curiosity Killed the Kat by Elizabeth Nelson”

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    Awesome interview..sour patch gummies huh?..LOL I have a love hate relationship with those. This book has many elements I enjoy and I am adding it to my list!