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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton Review + Giveaway

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
(The Orion Circle #1)
Publication date: June 29th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, 
Young Adult

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.



Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America.

She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety.

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!)

Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in the Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming August 2014.

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~*My Review*~
I really liked this book a lot. It sucked me right in, though I was a bit confused when Kacie didn't seem to realize that even though she didn't want to shared her secret it was beyond obvious that Logan already knew.  Other than that, I really enjoyed the story.  I loved Logan and Daniel's characters as well as each of the others, Carl and Rebecca made me laugh.  Logan seemed a bit more mature than he should have been for a junior in high school, but I supposed I have met some mature teenagers.  I enjoyed the group of Orion Circle members, and love how the end set up book two wonderfully.  I honestly didn't want to put this book down and would have had it read in one sitting, if I hadn't started it so late at night.  
I wish we could have gotten into the world a bit more about the types of paranormal creatures and how Kacie's 'powers' work, and why she has them, but I am hoping for more of that in the second book.  I want to know more of Raven and Daniel. I give this book 5 stars.

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  1. Thanks for the great review! In book two, not only will you learn a bit more about Kacie and her powers, but Raven also has a much larger role.

  2. Sounds like such a fun read and perfect for Halloween, too! Glad you liked it! Great review! :)

  3. love the cover, sounds great, too! :D