Tuesday, November 10, 2015

TOUR / REVIEW FOR - THE SOUL SUMMONER - BY ELICIA HYDER


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Welcome to my tour stop for for The Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyder. This is an adult contemporary fantasy. The tour runs November 9-20 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

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Book Title – The Soul Summoner
Series – The Soul Summoner Series Book 1
Publisher – Forge Creek Press
Release Date – November 9th, 2015
Genre – Contemporary Fantasy
Rating – PG13
Length –  290 Pages

About the Book:
Blessed–or cursed–with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people… and the worst. For twenty-seven years, she's kept her ability to judge the innocent from the wicked a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.
She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case, when a stranger--who is as alluring as he is terrifying--shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: she can't see his soul at all.
Now, Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.

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MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

Sloan has a very unique ability.  She seems to "know" everyone she meets.  She doesn't quite know what to do with her ability.  Sloan has tried her whole life to hide what she can do from everyone.  Her parents freaked out and when she had an "episode" and since then they seem to avoid any talk of her "ability".

When Sloan and her best friend are at dinner one night she seems to "summon" someone that her friend has a crush on.  When Sloan finally confided in her best friend she didn't freak out or give up on her friend.  Sloan still tried to keep her ability to herself.

That is until she meets Detective McNamara.  Nathan McNamara is just a whole lot of yummy.  Sloan seems to be drawn to him immediately.  Then, McNamara shows up at her office and shows her a picture and Sloan lets something slip about the man.  McNamara's interest in Sloan is piqued.

Detective McNamara enlists Sloan in his attempt to find some missing people.  From there their relationship gets more and more interesting.  Then walks in Warren.  Dark, and broody Warren.  He is also a whole lot of yummy.

There is something strange about Warren.  Sloan cannot "see" anything about him.  It's a mystery she has to solve.  When Sloan and Warren realize they are the same the story gets even more interesting.

This is such a great story.  I wish I could read people the way Sloan does.  It would make things so much easier.  Although I don't know if I would want to know the bad in people right off the bat though.

I thought this story was so interesting.  I loved the writing, and the voice of the author.  This was such a great mystery.  Again, I totally didn't see the bad guy.  I was positive it was someone else the whole time.  I just love it when that happens to me.  Of course, it probably happens to me more than most...hehehehe.  I really enjoyed this book.

Source:  I was given this book as part of a blog tour.  I was not compensated in anyway for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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About the Author:

 Elicia Hyder is the author of several contemporary fantasy novels such as The Soul Summoner, The Siren, The Angel of Death, and The Daughter of Zion as well as a few contemporary romances, The Bed She Made and To Be Her first. Elicia studied American Literature and Creative Writing at the American Military University. She lives with her husband and five children in central Florida.

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