Guest post – TM Smith – RIP A.C. Katt

I was so saddened recently to learn that we lost one of our own, the talented AC Katt. I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely, gentle woman at GRL and, let me just say, the light in the sky dimmed the day she left us. My heart goes out to her family, she will be missed. I’m using my time this month to talk about one of Katt’s books that recently released on Audio. She really was a talented Author who’s heart and soul will live on not only with and through those she loved, but through the words she poured onto paper.


Remy’s Painter | Werewolves of Manhattan book 2

Written by AC Katt | Narrated by Joel Leslie

“Love doesn’t always come easy”
Would you listen to Remy’s Painter again? Why?I would, and likely will. There are elements of this series, these shifters, that are very unique and intriguing. It helps that the narrator is one of my favorites.
Who was your favorite character and why?Ian, hands down. He wants so badly to be loved, but when Remy offers him his love, no questions and no strings it kind of terrifies Ian. It was a revelation to listen as Ian went from scared and unsure to more confident and mature with Remy’s unconditional love.
What does Joel Leslie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?He brings the many, various characters to life. Seriously, there are several characters with a French accent, but you will never be confused as to which particular person is talking or thinking at any given moment.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?I’m going with a slightly funny moment. Breakfast after Armand and Sean arrived. It was a testament to relationship being built between these two couples that the two Alpha males could be put in their place by their mates. That their mates weren’t afraid to speak their mind. This part of the story made me smile and kind of solidified the relationships that much more for me.

Any additional comments?Okay, I just have to say that there is one thing about this book, this series, that drives me up the wall… WHY are the females always referred to as “Bitch” or “Alpha Bitch”?!?!?!! This could very easily be a five star story for me but hearing the females called by this moniker over and over, and the Alphas say it like the woman should feel proud to be “Bitches”. NO, don’t like this, wish it would stop.

That being said, I pretty much enjoyed everything else about the story. You get to learn more about the loup garou in this story, their history and why things are done certain ways and I was intrigued by the ins and outs of their pack(s) and the hierarchy of their race. Remy was a seventy year old virgin, feeling like he needed to save that part of himself for his mate. This made Remy a bit of a bear to be around most of the time. Enter Ian. He’s been through so much in his young life but one thing he’s not is a pushover. He stands up to Remy, doesn’t put up with the attitude, growling and occasional bad attitude from his mate. He doesn’t give a flip if he’s an alpha.

The treat in this story was written almost as an after thought, secondary, but still very real. The fact that Katt didn’t delve too deep or spend a lot of time trying to flesh out the bad guy made him that much more threatening in my mind and I liked that a lot.

Narrated by Joel Leslie and I seriously have to ask, is there anything this man can’t do? The level of emotion and variance of voices, tones and nuances at his disposal continue to impress me with every new book I listen to.

If you enjoy a good shifter story with a little something different to give it an edge, you should consider this series.

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AC Katt
AC Katt was born in New York City’s Greenwich Village. She remembers sitting at the fountain in Washington Square Park listening to folk music while they passed the hat. At nine, her parents dragged her to New Jersey where she grew up, married and raised four children and became a voracious reader of romantic fiction. At one time she owned over two thousand novels. Now, most of AC’s books are electronic (although she still keeps six bookcases of hardcovers), so she never has to give away another book. AC writes GLBT andis to writing, a late bloomer, however, she’s found her niche writing GLBT romance. She currently writes for MLR Press, JMS Books, and Decadent Publishing
So longfarewell,auf wiedersehengood night. I hate to go and leave this pretty sight.


4 Responses

  1. Andrea M
    Andrea M at |

    Thank you so much for this sad information. There are so many times there is no more work from an author and we never know why.

  2. ELF
    ELF at |

    Condolences on her loss and thank you for letting us know.

  3. susana
    susana at |

    So sorry to listen about AC’s decease. All my love to her family and loved ones

  4. lisa
    lisa at |

    Thanks for posting to tell us about A.C. Katt’s passing.


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