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Souls [Grimnirs Book 2] – Ednah Walters

 

 

SOULS

WARNING: This is CORA’S story: This book may be considered NA (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version will also be available on Amazon.

Eighteen-year-old
Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul reaper. There are no Friday
night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It
totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects
it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with
her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.
Since Cora was
etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are
drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo
escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul
visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are
over.
Cora can either
listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers
start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends
think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the
soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with
Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?
Review

I cannot get over how beautiful this cover is.
Seriously this series (and the Runes series) has the best covers… ever!

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for a review and I cannot say enough how excited I was when this ARC arrived in my inbox. I mean, there was definite squealage! I had already refreshed myself on the prior books so nothing stopped me from cracking this baby open right away!

If this is not your reaction to starting Souls… then you are WRONG- no ifs, ands, or buts about it- you are just wrong.
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The book begins shortly after Seeress ends and things aren’t going too bad for Cora. She’s an immortal now and training with Lavania and Raine, she’s got a super hot – super hot – Grimnir boyfriend and her dealings with souls are going well. At least they are until she the feels a darker presence in her room… but souls shouldn’t be allowed to enter her room. This one is more clever than the rest… he’s also a dark soul.
Let’s just say Echo is super pissed when he finds out.
Dark souls are scary shit you guys.
Scary shit!
Turns out this one happens to be an old friend of Echo’s – back from his mortal days – and they didn’t exactly part ways on good terms all those years ago. Dev – the dark soul and Echo’s old BFF – wants Cora’s help. And she decides, much to the chagrin of Echo that she is going to help Dev out.
That’s as much as of the plot as I’m going to give away… but know this: it get’s crazy good.

You guys…
You Guys…
Echo is Back!
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Echo is… Perfection. I love him more and more every time we get to see him. He opens up more and more to Cora and you can tell he’s really trying- even though he doesn’t like that she helps out the souls and he really doesn’t like that she wants to help a dark soul. He respects her. I just wish there were more of him.. I never get enough of Ednah Walters’ leading men. Like… ever. (And I really love any and all interaction between Torin and Echo, it’s just too entertaining)

We have a few other new characters too, including Dev. I love him. He’s got spirit… hehe… get it? Because he’s a soul? He’s does though. He has a bit of a snarky attitude and he’s flirty, and simply impossible not to like.
We get to meet a few new Grimnirs – some of Echo’s old friends – and I’m intrigued by each and every one of them. I want them ALL to get their own books and stories. I need to know everything about Rhys and Nara and Syn… I NEED THIS! (Miss Walters, if you read this… just know that this girl would love for you write about pretty much every single secondary character you’ve ever introduced.) 

My only complaint is that while the book was so exciting and kept me on the edge, the ending seemed a little abrupt… I was left with a few questions; hopefully they’ll get answered in future books. I mean we know we get at least one more with Raine and Torin (Witches) and then eventually we’ll get Eiriks story too, so hopefully any questions we have left at the end of this novel will be answered soon.

I loved this book so much! You have to go read it! It’s a must! If you keep scrolling, you’ll find the Amazon buy link, so do yourself a favor and go purchase your copy right now!

AUTHOR BIO

 
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother
of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a
husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things
with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about
children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED,
the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave
reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher
Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, was released
March 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her
at www.ednahwalters.com.

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new
series and there are currently three other books published in this series.
SOULS (Grimnir book 2 a side story to the RUNES series) and WITCHES book 4 will
release 2014.  Read more about this
series and the world she’s created here www.runestheseries.com.Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW
BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011.
It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has
published five more books in this series. She’s presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.

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The Resolution of Callie & Kayden *REVIEW*



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Ok… I lied… there was no way- no way- I could wait until Friday to post this. I’m too excited!

                                                                                         Here’s the official blurp:
Things are going good for Callie and Kayden. They’re still dealing with their past and the pain connected to it, but for the most part they’ve moved on. The biggest decision they have at the moment is what they want to do with their lives in the future.

Eventually, though, the past catches up with them and it leaves them with a choice no one wants to make. But Callie and Kayden learn that as long as they have each other, they can make it through just about anything. And in the end, they discover what they really want out of life.

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I don’t think I’ve missed a single book by Jessica Sorensen, she’s one of those that the moment I hear about a new book, I have to read it. HAVE TO. This one, The Resolution of Callie & Kayden, was a whole new level of excitement though.
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It might be unhealthy how invested in the lives and romance of Callie and Kayden I really am.
But honestly, do you blame me? It’s impossible not to fall hard and fast for characters written by Jessica Sorensen. She’s creates characters that are so perfectly flawed and real that I feel as connected to them as I do to some my friends. Her characters pop off the page and haunt my memories for day–ok weeks, months… maybe even years- after I’ve finished reading.

Callie and Kayden’s story drew me in from the moment the tiny girl with butchered hair and baggy clothes stepped in and stood up for the big, football player even though she was terrified. With each book that tells their story I grow more connected, more invested, and more in love with these characters.
And this final installment, this resolution if you will, made my heart sing and soul soar. Yes, it was just that flawless. It was perfection. Like, I can’t even say anything else. It was everything I ever hoped and dreamed it would be.

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So I’ll just leave you with what is my favorite quote from the novel and let you swoon over while you let the page load so that you can buy your own copy.
“Is it possible to fall in love with someone even when you’re already in love with them? Because I’m pretty sure I just did.”
I’ll say it again… swoon.

(In case you don’t feel like scrolling all the way down to my “release day post” that I put up this morning, I’ve put all the author info, playlists, and buy links up again in this post

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AboutTheAuthorJessica SorensenThe New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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SERIES READING ORDER

Book 1: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes

 

Book 2: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden

Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes

 

Book 3: The Destiny of Violet and Luke

Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble , and iTunes

 

Book 4: The Probability of Violet and Luke

Available on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, and Smashwords

 

Book 5: The Certainty of Violet and Luke

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Book 6: The Resolution of Callie and Kayden

Available on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, and Smashwords

 

 

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KING TOMB COVER REVEAL!

AHHHHH It’s here! Are you ready to be blown away? Are you? Are you? Really?

Ok. Here it is!!!

Drumroll please……………..

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Is that not such a freaking hot cover?

 Let’s all be excited people! Less than 70 days and we’ll be reading this masterpiece! I know, I know, that seems so far away. But I promise you it’ll go by super fast. At least, I hope it will for all our sakes! I mean I know I cannot wait to see Lily completely kick ass, because we all know she’s going too. And obviously we’ll get plenty of the sexy Ezra- AKA my favorite vamp of all time, that’s right, he bumped Louis and Lestat right out of the top spot. And I also soooo miss every other character! And Ezra and Lily just have to fall in love again! THEY HAVE TO! Can you tell I’m excited!?

Ok so here’s the official blurb to go with it.

From Scarlett Dawn comes the stunning, sexy, sensual, surprising, spell-binding conclusion to the bestselling first Forever Evermore trilogy.

Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability.

When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller’s private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment.

They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat. But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can’t control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20495415-king-tomb

Release date: October 1, 2014

Scarlet Dawn’s website: http://www.scarlettdawn.net
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Author Bio on the amazing, beautiful, talented Scarlett Dawn:
Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, which include King Hall and King Cave.
She lives in the Midwest, where she loves to ‘people watch’ and daydream. She adores her music loud and her fries covered in cheese.