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The Master of Whitehall: Katelyn's Chronicles (The Master of Whitehall, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rick Veal
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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After the brutal murder of her parents, Katelyn Corbin, a thoroughly modern twenty-one year old college senior, faces the prospect of restarting her life. After arriving in Charleston, Katelyn meets James Dubois and soon falls madly in love with him. He is a handsome young widower and wealthy patron of her school with an old world aristocratic bearing. She is deeply intrigued by this mysterious man who lives alone in the beautifully restored colonial plantation of Whitehall Manor.
But James is not the man she thinks he is. Dark secrets begin to come to the surface. Katelyn soon begins to develop a series of unsettling questions about her new love. She begins searching her own soul for answers, forcing her to question whether or not to continue their relationship.
Katelyn confronts James with her questions and His confirmation validates her fears that he is indeed the man she fears him to be. His revelations shock her, forcing her to acknowledge things about herself and her world that she never thought possible. She discovers that old folklore and fairy-tales are real in a world where vampires live and love side by side with humans.
Katelyn realizes she must make a choice. Does she continue her relationship with James, becoming a vampire herself and living with him forever, or does she walk away, remain human and live without him … is she really strong enough to make either choice?

The Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall is a timeless love story set in historic Charleston, South Carolina.

Editorial Reviews


Here is what other readers are saying about "The Master of Whitehall":

Although quite different than any other paranormal romance I have read, and I have read many, I enjoyed everything about this story.
                                                  Linda Tonis - Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
The character development is nicely done ... the story flows so well you won't want it to end.
                                                                 Jaime Cross - Kainas Book Blog and Reviews
The Master of Whitehall in my honest opinion was a better vampire love story than Twilight!!
                                                                 Brandy Corona - Book Worm Brandy Reviews
A different spin on a vampire story ... this book was awesome!
                                                           Samantha Truesdale - Mom of Two Book Reviews
This is an intriguing vampire romance that captured my imagination, and is completely unique to any other stories I have read in the past.
                                                                           Lynn Worton - Book Reviews by Lynn
A Sweet, Southern, Vampire love story. I really enjoyed it!
                                                                         Courtney Robichaux - Reader/Reviewer
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About the Author

The author was born in the upstate of South Carolina and has spent the majority of his life there. He joined the Navy immediately out of high school where he had the pleasure of visiting some eighteen different countries during a six year span. After returning home he attended The University of South Carolina graduating with a double Associates Degree with Honors. He completed his education at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in History. He has worked in the education field as a teacher and in various management positions in industry. He currently lives alone with his one daughter, a four year old Tuxedo cat, who graciously allows him to think he actually owns the house. Katelyn's Chronicles is the first book in the Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 3036 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086YRR80
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet vampire love story November 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Master of Whitehall
Rick H. Veal
Reviewed by S. Bree High YATR

I want to say first off, kudos to you Mr. Veal.... Not only did he give us one great female character (Katelyn) he wrote two. We had a fabulous secondary character (Lexi) who I adored in this story. I felt he did a great job here. I liked Lexi and felt that her character was a great addition to the story.
Vampires and romance this book has both. Our leading lady Katelyn has tragedy. Not just any but brutal, awful tragedy in her life! She has to move from her town to Charleston. She sets out to make a new life, and get over the past. She goes to a new school and she meets James. James Dubois is the owner of Whitehall. James is mesmerizing, and I found myself captivated by him. He speaks at times in the book as if he is from another time, and I got caught up in his words. I think that James had a lonely life and I felt a bit sad for him at times. Although I liked the story with James and Katelyn, I wanted to know what was going to happen. Where were they going to take me? Will the secrets kept be the thing that ends them? Will love be enough?
This was not your typical Vampire and human love story for me. The book is rich in history and well written. It also had a bit of "steam". It was tastefully done. The book gave us a different story than all the other vampire books out there. I enjoyed it and it was a good read, wonderful love story. My only negative on the story, is I think it could have been shorter. There were a few parts that could have been removed, and the story would have still held merit. Although that does not change the core story for me, and I still enjoyed it overall. I am looking forward to where the story will go, there seemed to be opening for second book and I would be interested in reading the next part of the story. Overall if you want a good love story, with a bit of steam this is the book for you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK June 14, 2013
By darlene
Format:Kindle Edition
Received the book as a gift. And loved it from the moment I started reading it, hated to put it down. This book kept me spell bond from the beginning to the end. Not your transnational vampire story. May not be suited for some people, but I loved it. Has some adult themed scenes int it. Can't wait for the next one to come out and see what goes on with Lexi.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book. December 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the first time I have read this author, and I would read him again.

Interesting to read - Kept my attention and I liked the female POV that the author used. Writing was good and the plotline was solid.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Luna
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given a complimentary copy by author in exchange for honest review. When I started this book I was instantly hooked with in a few paragraphs. I feel in love with this tale and the characters will always be with me. This is such a great tale and the characters are all so beautifully done you just want to be with them in real life. I love how The history and plot was painted so it felt like you were truly there. I look forward to reading more by Rick H. Veal and can't wait to see what else will come about. I highly recommend anyone to read this wonderful book and get hooked in a world of true beauty.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet April 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
"Gift?" I asked shockingly, "That's what you call it, a gift? You're talking about taking away my life ... and you call it a gift?"

This book was a lot different than I expected. I've only read two or three of each of the series that the blurb says this book will appeal to, but this book caught me off guard. Instead of being the fast paced action story that I had expected, this was a slow and beautiful tale of the gift of love. Out of every vampire story I've ever read, I've never read a story that considered turning another into a vampire a gift. Although at first I found this extremely odd, it grew on me. It was just a different aspect on vampirism that I hadn't come in contact with yet.

"James, Everything is so beautiful, I never knew the night held such secrets."

As I said before, this was a slower paced story, the conflict was small and quickly resolved. Although normally this would be a negative for me, I found the book overall to be extremely peaceful. I read mostly at night and after a stressfull day, it was nice to unwind to a calm and well written story. The imagery was so well done in this story that I had no problem at all imagining even the smallest details of what was going on in the story. In fact (since I read at night), I had quite a few vivid vamp dreams because of this book. That's not happened to me in a few months. =P

Why not a five star? Now, I give this author credit for doing a good job with this story, I have to admit there were a couple things that did stand out to me. Being a male writer, I feel that there was some weirdness with the female characters. Overall, he did a great job making a well rounded female character, but there were just a few things that kind of annoyed me.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The humans, yet vampires, at Whitehall December 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book captured my attention even though vampire stories aren't on my long TBR list. The skill here is that author Rick Veal writes Katelyn's story in the first person's point of view and pulls it off exceedingly well. You feel like Katelyn has curled up beside you as your best friend and is intimately sharing her present, past, and future unusual life circumstances.

Enjoy the cool, vulnerable human beings who happen to be vampires in Master of Whitehall!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed this book. I found it fascinating that a man chose to write from the female character's point of view. Very descriptive and well written.
Published 1 month ago by Jeanine Palinkas
5.0 out of 5 stars Well developed & captivating
This is the first Vampire story I have read. It wasn't the typical Vampire story I was expecting. I was captivated by the way the story was written. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kaira Lansing, Author of the Matilda Series, Hattie Gray Mysteries & Aierlyn Ryanne Romance
4.0 out of 5 stars Southern YA
The Master of Whitehall is a story about young love meets eternal love all set in the South. Having lived in Charleston, SC for a few years, I appreciated how the author made this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jodi vaughn
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but often a very painful read and I don't mean emotion!
This novel had some good ideas, in fact probably too many. It also drowns in description and melodrama making it at times almost sickly sweet instead of a strong love story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Barbarina
5.0 out of 5 stars You will not want to put it down.
The Master of Whitehall was my first vampire story. What a great story. I felt as though I were there with them through the entire thing. I could hardly put the book down. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Christy Dixon
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, suspense ... & Vampires!
Let's not mince words, I like mystery and I like vampires, and let's not lie, I love a heroine that kicks serious butt, so to have all the above in a single package? Read more
Published 5 months ago by Airicka Phoenix
4.0 out of 5 stars I want to live in Whitehall Manor lol
When I started this book by Rick Veal I expected the POV to be from the vampire himself but was surprised it was from Katelyn's POV.
Mr. Veal did a nice job. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chuya0707
3.0 out of 5 stars Struggling with the review
I am really struggling with this review. I had problems getting into this book, which is very rare for me. It was very well written. Editing was great on it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tonya Allen
This was an excellent book that kept me well-entertained for hours. It was a hard book to put down; unfortunately the children need to eat! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Author Danielle Lee Zwissler of THE LONG RIDE HOME
3.0 out of 5 stars Not great.
Very juvenile. Characters are not developed well and lack depth and personality. Way too much about fashion and shopping. More plot development needed.
Published 9 months ago by Ellen Chauvet
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