Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Requiem by T.G. Ayer

                                                                                 
                                                           



                                                                Title: Requiem (Chronicles of the Irin, #2)
                                                                Author: T.G. Ayer
                                                                Release Date: September 30th 2014
                                                                Publisher: Infinite Ink Books
                                                               
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BLURB:

Her name is Evangeline and she is Nephilim.

Evie is stuck in the Underworld until she can find a way to be released from her newfound role as Hades. And the longer she remains in Hades the more secrets are revealed about her true origins. A confrontation with a Dark Angel brings two revelations to the Evie - the true identity of Daniel, the Master of the Irin's assistant, and who is he to Evie herself.

While a trip into the depths of Hades leads Evie into the fiery depths of Tartarus and eventually to the eternal peace of Elysium, will Evie find the peace she seeks? And what about the smoking hot Julian, god of Hades? How far is he willing to go to keep Evie at his side?

EXCERPT:

Chapter 1 




Two weeks to the Ascension Ceremony
Evie stared at her hands and wondered, not for the first time, why they didn't shine with the blood she'd spilled a few days ago. She flexed her fingers, turning her hands over to study them in the light of the blazing fire. Long lean fingers, neatly manicured nails. Elegant hands for a cold-blooded killer. Only the slightly darker calluses on the inside of her fingers hinted at the hours of weapons-practice, hours of using weapons to kill.

She was used to being the executioner, although never guilty of ending an undeserving life. Not until the insidiously evil Marcellus Bactor had taken over as the Master of the Brotherhood of the Irin. As a warrior under the Brotherhood she'd performed missions of charity, missions of freedom, and of course missions of death. But under Marcellus death had become the sole function of the Irin.

Breakfast had not appealed to her at all. She hadn't expected to feel so strange after dispatching Marcellus. He'd been running the Brotherhood, his own needs more important than those of the humans whom they were all meant to protect. And, now she knew he'd killed her guardian, Patrick, and robbed her of the only father she'd ever known.

And yet here she was, feeling as though she ought to receive some sort of punishment for murdering the Master of the Irin. And for the first time she wondered what the Brotherhood and all her fellow Nephilim were doing right now. Choosing another Master? Perhaps Daniel? She shuddered at the thought. What was that saying? Frying pan and fire.

She sighed and shifted in the sofa, moving her cheek away from the warm flames of the fire. Julian's study was warm and cozy, and modern. Unlike anything she'd ever expected to see deep within the bowels of the earth. Dark wood shelves covered the walls filled to overflowing with books from every age, in every language. Comfortable sofas in earthy tones were scattered around the space, convenient spots for curling up with an interesting read. She tossed her dark hair over her shoulder and away from the heat from the fireplace.

She smiled at the memory of Castor's reaction to Marcellus' death just hours ago. He'd barely blinked on seeing the bloody remains of their old Master. Not that she should have expected tears considering Castor had borne the brunt of Marcellus's fury when Evie had left Greylock Estate in search of the Underworld. Evie's stomach tightened when she thought of Castor's little home on the grounds of the estate. A place the half demon had loved, a place now burnt to ash. But Castor's woes didn't seem to worry him too much right now. He was being well entertained by Pollo and his eclectic band of servants.

Julian had gone off on an errand in a bit of a hurry; something about a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific. That left Evie to her own devices, which wouldn't have been so bad if she had not needed to worry about Persephone. Evie was constantly on guard where the cold-hearted goddess was concerned, what with Persephone having already tried once to kill her. But so far she didn't seem to want to repeat the attempt. Maybe she was concerned about what Julian would do to her should she succeed. Evie snorted. No chance she'd let her guard down though.

Evie's skin tingled and she glanced at the shifting letters tattooed into her skin. They seemed alive, twisting and writhing beneath the surface of her pale skin like living things. Something Evie was yet to get accustomed to. She studied the markings then returned her attention to the pages of the ancient book lying open on her lap.

A book of dead languages, scripts from a time long gone. Perhaps a source of information, perhaps a way to undo this curse that she'd brought upon herself. Twelve seals to make a god. Not a bad way to turn an angel into the King of the Underworld.

She suppressed another sigh and rubbed her forehead. Suddenly the room seemed to close in on her and she felt desperate to leave the confining comfort of the study. She'd been on edge for hours now. What she probably needed was a sparring session. Something she wasn't likely to get down here.

She shut the book and left it on the sofa, heading for the door on feet that seemed to think she was in a hurry to be somewhere. Outside, the cool air from the shadowed tunnels teased her overly warm cheeks. She glanced up and down the passage listening for the sounds of approaching feet or hooves. Nothing. Torches shone at both ends of the tunnel, their flickering yellow light dancing and reflecting against the ominous jagged black stone of the tunnel walls.

Evie let her feet guide her, although part of her knew exactly where they were leading her.



SHORT EXCERPTS

She felt awkward standing there in front of him. Until he rested his hand on her arm. The touch of his skin to hers set off a million tiny sparks, sending a shiver of anticipation up and down her spine.
***

She moved forward and so did Julian, until their lips were a hairs-breadth from meeting. Electricity sizzled between them and for a moment Evie's legs wobbled. She tipped forward toward him, reaching for Julian's shoulder to help steady her. Only touching his hard, muscled arm didn't help to steady her in any way.
***

Touching him set her body on fire, and she felt him shift, move toward her. He cupped the back of her head, tilting her face, giving him access to her lips.

And then he kissed her.

This time his exploration was not tentative. He kissed her hard, with a pent-up passion that felt dangerous and delicious all at the same time. Evie's heart thundered against her ribs as she kissed him back. She curled her arm around his neck and pulled him closer.
***

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I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves
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My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Crimson Ties Blog Tour!

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Title: Crimson Ties
Authors: VL Moon and JT Cheyanne
Series: Crimson Reign, book #2
Pages: 794

Synopsis

Not everything in Heaven is as holy as it seems… 

In Crimson Ties, the second installment of the Crimson Nights Saga, Laziel is nowhere to be found, and with the ferocity of Malachi Denali’s vampiric temperament growing out of control, Rome’s Vatican enclave and those that dwell there risk everything to keep their King’s throne out of Darklon De Sangue’s treacherous hands.
As Darklon’s mental state deteriorates, his treasonous plans to overthrow Malachi know no bounds. With Arial dancing upon a deadly double-edged sword and working to gain Darklon’s trust, this continuing saga keeps everyone on tenterhooks as new treaties are strengthened and friendships are forged by oaths and blood.
Will Laziel return in time to save Malachi from those that threaten the male he loves, or will the fury of Malachi’s distain for emotion see Laziel ascend if he refuses to accept the hand that destiny has dealt him and the gift of his angel’s love?
With emotions running high, and Malachi’s past turning up to haunt them both in the form of the mysterious Vischeral Bourne, the twists and turns may prove too much for Laziel and his vampire. While Malachi and Laziel struggle with fate, an alliance with the wolves and the secrets behind the Nephilim and their sadistic Queen threaten to rock the very foundations of the supernatural world.
Who knows what ties will bind and which will fade away.
With a high element of supernatural romance and erotic sexcapades between male lovers, Crimson Ties may not be to some people’s taste, but for those brave enough to step into the wicked world of Laz and Lachi, we hope that you will read and thoroughly enjoy…
Crimson Ties+++

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Review:

What can I say about Crimson Ties that I haven't already said about Crimson Reign. Crimson Ties is a well written and engaging story. The love that Malachi and Lazie is so amazing they would go to heaven or hell for each other and you can really see that in the pages of this story. Crimson Ties has a bit of everything you could want in a story but most of all love. If you haven't read this series yet you need to pick it up.

Book #1 Crimson Reign

Synopsis

A pulse of light preceded the gift of life breathed into the coldest and darkest of souls. Bathed in the glow of celestial love and swathed in a blanket of black satin wings nestled a king among kings, a vampire born to destroy the decay threatening to eradicate the race he was destined to save.
An angelic heart torn by yearning, suffering and pain throbbed to the rhythm of the life he created; a life prophesied in the scriptures by the Creator’s own hand. A vow of servitude given in blood sealed the fate of a Seraphim’s heart and tied it eternally to the creation he craves, protects…loves.
Ancient treaties are lost and reborn, rising from the ashes as the Nephilim ravage the vampire race. The deviant desire that soared in Malachi Denali’s blood threatens to bring Rome to its knees when Malachi’s world, his soul and his heart are brutally shattered and torn apart.
Will purity born of an angel’s love be enough to calm the savage mind of Malachi Denali? Or will Laziel be doomed to a life of purgatory for loving the life he was gifted to create…
This is not a HEA, or even a HFN….Who knows what will happen to seal their fate…only time will tell. Vampires, angels, demons and wolves together with love, betrayal, sadness and yearning make up the ongoing story that is…
Crimson Reign

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About the authors

Laz and Lachi Publications is the combined writing team of J.T. Cheyanne and V.L. Moon. The two met in 2010, fell hard and fast for each other and married in April 2014. They write both independently and together in the gay erotica and gay paranormal genres. They also have a couple of contemporary romance novels under their belt.

Social media links

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Website
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JT Cheyanne
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jtcheyannestories
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VL Moon
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review: Cowboy in my Pocket

Cowboy in my Pocket
by Kate Douglas
 
 
Synopsis:
 
If you like your cowboys sexy, your heroines forgetful and your marriages convenient, this gentle parody of cowboy romances will leave you with a smile on your face and a sigh on your lips. Discover romantic comedy at its best in this captivating tale of a woman who finds her one true love and the cowboy hero afraid to give his heart.

Romance author Michelle Garrison is on a mission to learn more about the American West. Her books are no longer selling and her editor has given her an ultimatum--learn what cowboys are really like, then write the next bestseller.

Tag Martin is desperate for a bride. If he doesn't marry before his 40th birthday, his grandmother will sign away the deed to the ranch he's worked and managed for his entire adult life.

Coop Jones has been Tag's sidekick since Tag was barely kicking. Almost 80, he's been pining for the love of Tag's grandmother since she was only 17. An avid romance fan, he's concocted a fantastic plan to stage an MOi-a marriage of convenience for the uninitiated--in order to save the ranch for Tag.

Lenore Martin at 78 is a widow with a mission. Get that grandson married and his hard-headed cowboy sidekick to realize she's not too old to romance. There's sizzle left in the old gal yet.

Add a little amnesia, a few white lies, a flop-eared dog, the requisite white stallion and a love too hot to handle, and you've got a rowdy romp on the wild side with COWBOY IN MY POCKET.
 
Rating: 3/5 Stars
 
Review: 
 
"This story is dedicated, with much affection, to all romance authors, especially those whose editors have admonished them to 'write the book of your heart.' (With the caveat 'so long as it has a cowboy hero, an amnesiac bride, and a marriage of convenience. Oh, and a secret baby wouldn't hurt')." ~Cowboy in My Pocket 'Dedication'

Normally, I don't bother reading the dedication in books. Let's face it, I really don't care if an author wrote a book for their family, friends, or cats. I really care about the book itself. For some reason, I actually read this dedication before I read any of the book. I'm also guilty of not actually reading an entire synopsis before I decide to read a book, (If it catches me fast, I'm in, otherwise... eh!). Quite honestly, I was in the mood for a cowboy romance, so I picked a book on Netgalley.com that had cowboy in the name. I'm easy to please like that.

This dedication is a interesting bit of foreshadowing about the book that I didn't catch in the piece of the synopsis that I read. Reading the dedication, I giggled thinking, "How ridiculous would it be if an author actually put all this crap into one book?" I didn't actually expect the author to DO IT! Hah! And do it she did, with the small exception of no secret baby, **Gasp!** Although, I think that if there was the extra addition of a secret baby, the book would have gone from riding the line at "too much" to going way over the line and become more parody than romance.

I felt that the book was interesting. Oddly enough, I don't recall reading very many books that touch on amnesia, I can only think of one off the top of my head, so this really was a new experience to me. Unfortunately, I don't know much about amnesia, so I'm not really sure about the quality of this aspect. I did find it interesting and wildly amusing that she felt that she was a barrel racer just because of a magazine article that she read shortly before her accident.

The cowboy aspect seemed decently well done. I felt that there were some aspects of the story where the author may have been shoving her competence with ranching in my face, but hey! I never worked on a ranch, so maybe that's a bit normal. Although I did work on tobacco farms and I know my way around a horse, there just seemed to be parts where specifics were used when they really just seemed extraneous. Plus, I have to comment upon having sex on a horse. Now, I'm not saying in any way that it's not possible. I've never tried, but I've heard of having sex in much weirder places. Who'd want to though? No offense, but that just sounds a bit romanticized. Much like sex on a beach. Yes, it sounds hot and romantic, but who wants sand in their bits? Well, to me, the same goes with horsehair and the possibility of being stomped to death. =P I did roll with it though, and I loved the fact that the author added this part in with whimsy, making the couple laugh and have fun throughout the experience.

Now, marriage of convenience is something I've have a decent amount of experience with. These romances have always been my favourite, so when I realized this was also included in this romance, I was pretty excited. Much like the cowboy aspect, it was decently done. I feel that the "dying grandma" might have been a bit over the top, but hey, this book was written in a way for it to be funny as well as romantic, so again, I rolled with it.

Thank goodness there was no secret baby though! Although there really is a little bit of everything that is "hot" in romance these days included within these pages, none of it is really written in such a way that it's overly memorable, except in the aspect that it's ALL there. Singling out each different plot point, I won't remember this book as a great MoC, I won't remember it as a fun Cowboy Romance, I won't remember this as an amusing tale of amnesia. I'll remember it as the book that had it all. In this case, I think that there was much more quantity than quality, yet, I still enjoyed the read and had a fun time reading it.

I'd recommend this to those who don't take their romances very seriously, that don't mind a bit of whimsy in their day!
 
About the Author
 
I've been married for over forty years to a terrific man who puts up with the idiosyncrasies of life with a writer. We raised two really great kids who are now wonderful adults who've produced six grandchildren for us. ALL perfect, of course!
I've concluded my long-running Kensington Aphrodisia erotic paranormal romance series, Wolf Tales (which includes the Sexy Beast anthologies I-VIII) and the erotic Dream Catchers series, as well as The DemonSlayers series from Kensington Zebra. My latest series which began under the Aphrodisia imprint is called Spirit Wild. This one picks up on the lives of the second generation of Chanku shapeshifters, beginning with Lily Cheval's story in DARK WOLF. Kensington decided not to continue with the stories, so I am publishing them independently with Beyond The Page Publishing, an assisted self-publishing company. My first book, Dark Spirit, released in early January 2014. The final Kensington title, Dark Moon, released January 28, and my latest indie offering, Dark Refuge, released May 12, 2014.
 
I've also just signed with St. Martin's Press to write a sexy contemporary romance series with just a bit of suspense. These books will release sometime in 2015. I'll announce dates as soon as I have them.
 
I love to hear from readers and answer all my mail personally. The link with my email address is on the front of my website at katedouglas.com, along with first chapter excerpts of all my books. Please sign up for my newsletter with chances to win books and other goodies by sending an email to KateDouglas-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

****Giveaway and Review of Haunting Lia****

 
Author: Shannon Eckrick
 
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                                         *Book Description* 

Death is her destiny. But she has other things in mind.

Lia Starr’s life isn’t a fairytale. It’s a reality overflowing with scary monsters, death, and betrayal—a past she left behind when she entered her new foster home. Now, with a loving family, a sister she’s always craved, and relief from the gruesome corpses that tormented her as a child, she’s finally content. Until a freak accident changes everything.

The monsters are back, and their mission is simple: drag Lia straight to their murky hell. When Aiden, an apparition, appears to Lia, she has hope once again. Because Aiden can cross the veil between the spirit world and the earthly dimension, physically fighting off the monsters and sending them back. With Aiden’s determination to keep her safe and his absorbing blue eyes, Lia can’t help falling in love with him. But who is he, and what does he really want? As Lia and Aiden’s relationship deepens, so does the mystery surrounding him.

Once Lia finds out Aiden has traded his soul to save her, she enters the darker dimension, a dimension where nightmares are reality, ready to kick some serious butt. But surrounded by twenty-eight mutilated monsters and a deranged cult leader intent on bringing his dark world to the surface, isn’t what Lia expects. And even worse, she must face her traumatic past in order to destroy them. If she fails, not only will she lose the guy she loves and face certain death, but she will also risk the one thing she can’t afford to lose: her eternal soul
 
 
*Review*
 
Haunting Lia is one of the most captivating paranormal reads I have found in the last several months... I had been trying to find a paranormal read to remind me why I love to read paranormal books. Haunting Lia has done just that. I couldn't put it down.. From the start you fall in love with the characters and their suffering. I do think this is one story I think got more than my moneys worth. If you are a paranormal fan of any kind I suggest you pick this one up!!!!
 
*Author*
 
Born and raised in Delaware, Shannon Eckrich lives with her husband, two children, and chocolate lab, Chewy, along with her newest addition, Taylor, a spunky little kitty who loves to terrorize her while she's writing.
Shannon's second love is the paranormal. Ghosts, angels, vampires, aliens, immortals, it doesn't matter, she's obsessed with it all, which is why she's compelled to write stories in the paranormal genre.

Make sure you drop by here Facebook page and give her a like and check out her other books!



                                              *Giveaway*


I decided I enjoyed this book so well I am going to gift on lucky commenter a copy. All you have to do is leave a comment and an email where you would like the kindle gift sent to!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Release Day Review: Taken by Tuesday

Taken By Tuesday
by:  Catherine Bybee
 
 
Synopsis:
 
He'll do anything to keep her safe, for the rest of their lives.

Romance and excitement tie the knot in Taken by Tuesday, the fifth book in Catherine Bybee's bestselling Weekday Brides series.

Judy Gardner: College graduate Judy stands ready to conquer the world - if she can get a job. Hoping to transition from aspiring architect to famous architect as quickly as possible, the dark-haired beauty moves to LA, staying in the home of her celebrity brother, Michael Wolfe. But it's hard for Judy to focus on work when the sexy bodyguard she fell for last summer keeps showing up in her life and leaving her breathless.

Rick Evans: With his hard body, green eyes, and easy smile, Rick could have any woman he wants. But the Marine-turned- bodyguard only has eyes for Judy and her spitfire attitude. When a faceless villain attacks Judy, Rick will stop at nothing to protect the woman who opened his heart from the monster hunting her.
 
Rating: 5/5 Stars
 
Review:
 
First, I'd like to mention that although this book is the fifth in the series, it can be read as a standalone book without having problems understanding what's going on.  I'm sure that there are small points of interest that can be taken away from reading the prior books, but these can be read out of order.
 
Now, onto the good stuff.  I love Catherine Bybee!  I've read all of the Not Quite series (that's out right now), but hadn't yet started on reading this one, even though I have a couple of them as paperbacks.  It's not that I didn't think I'd like the series, but more like "So many books, so little time."  When I saw this book on netgalley.com, I requested it immediately and sat at my email waiting, hoping to not get denied.  I'm not going to lie, I did cheer a little, which made my husband make fun of me for about 30 minutes.  SO worth it though.
 
Now, the blurb for this book is written so well, but I have to say one thing was left out that I wish had been included!  Judy's a mini-gamer!  I completely loved this aspect, and I have to say, the author did a fantastic job capturing the mannerisms of a casual gamer.  I remember many late nights in college where I spent more time playing my video games procrastinating about the paper I had due in under 12 hours.  As a casual woman gamer, this was just a fun little aspect of the book that made me relate to Judy even more than I already would have.
 
As always, the author has made an absolutely drool-worthy hero.  Rick is a fabulous hero that I wouldn't mind being rescued by.  Under n9rmal circumstances, I dislike the alpha male, but this Military Alpha is written in such a way that although he may be showing his alpha nature, he also shows his gentle and loving side, hence his nickname, Smiley.  I loved how he was always smiling and enjoying his life.  It made it much more easy for me to enjoy him as a character instead of being annoyed by being a bossy man. 
 
This book is fantastic.  The plot was thoughtful and the mystery was actually a mystery.  It's unlikely many readers will find out who the bad guy is in this book within the first few pages like in many other romantic suspense novels. 
 
Are you a lover of romantic suspense or even just contemporary romance?  Definitely pick up this book or ANY other by this author.  It's bound to be fabulous!
 
About the Author
 
New York Times Bestselling Author
USA Today Bestselling Author
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author
#1 Indie Reader Bestselling Author

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the MacCoinnich Time Travel series as well as the Weekday Brides series.

Visit me at www.catherinebybee.com

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cover reveal for Julie Morgan
Southern Roots




Synopsis:
Returning home never looked so good...
Home from college to help her mother on the family farm, Lexi Griffin expects things to be quiet and normal. She's back in her hometown, and everything is the same as she left it, including the slowly mending broken heart given to her by her high school sweet heart, Blaine.

After years away, Robert Shaw has returned to his hometown for his father's wedding, looking forward to reconnect with old friends, but he has no clue what's in store for him when he sees Lexi again. Sparks fly between the two, and Lexi is a bit reluctant to start anything with Robert, especially when past wounds haven't healed the way they should have. Robert is determined to have her, against all odds and good sense. A girl like her came around once in a lifetime, and he never forgot her.

And then Blaine comes back to town, intent on rekindling what he had with Lexi, even though his past cheating and drug use has slightly soured him in her eyes. She still loves him, but can she forgive him?

As Lexi takes a leap of faith, she suddenly faces the ultimate betrayal from one she trusted. Will she realize the truth in time or will corruption ruin the best thing that has just walked out of her life?


So? What do you think? Do you like it? Personally, I LOVE it! Southern Roots is the story of Robert (aka: Bobby Ray) returning home, his getting (intimately) reacquainted with Lexi and the run in they both experience with Blaine, Abby and a world of disaster. Southern Roots is a contemporary romance set in modern times. It's fast paced, exciting and balls out fun as hell of a read! Remember what it felt like to fall in love with your One? Take that ride along with Bobby Ray and Lexi as they experience what love is like after a HUGE heartbreak. 



About the author

Julie Morgan


Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap and began writing with encouragement from her family. 
Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.

Julie is also the author for Chronicles of the Fallen series. Check out her other stories on Amazon and Good Reads on the links below!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Tortured Souls

Tortured Souls
by:  Kimber Leigh Wheaton
 
 
Synopsis:
 
Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie's longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he's never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can't ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.
 
Rating: 4/5 Stars
 
Review:
 
I've always had a thing for paranormal hunter TV shows, so when I read the synopsis for this book, I was extremely excited. To me, this book read just like one of the paranormal hunter TV shows that I've seen. While reading this book, I was working a graveyard shift and there were a few times where I was looking over my shoulder or staring at shadows to find out what they came from. Don't get me wrong, the book isn't a horror story, nor is it very scary, but ghosts are just spooky to me, so it was a fun and spooky evening all around.

I feel that the characters in this book were very well developed and easy to relate to. I loved Kacie as a character and felt that the trouble that she had suffered through with her mother's abandonment and later admission of powers were just a travesty. No child should have to suffer due to their own parents denial from fear of themselves.

My only real complaint was how easy Kacie and Logan's relationship just glided into a romance. At the start of the book, Logan was just a crush that she had never even really spoken to, but very quickly into the story, they were already girlfriend/boyfriend. I found this very unrealistic, even if they share similar powers. Honestly, I feel that Daniel was a much better choice for her. <3 br="" daniel="">
Overall I think this is a great start to a new series that I could definitely get into. I look forward to the next book!

A must read for any paranormal lover, be it TV or Books!
 
About the Author
 
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn't live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate--not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she'll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.