Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review + Giveaway: Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

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.

Wow! From the moment this book started it was nonstop and I loved it! Kimber Leigh kept me turning the pages as fast as I could read it. I did have to stop reading a few times because it was dark and I was alone and the book was creeping me out. lol!!  But I totally enjoyed this creepy, supernatural, ghost hunter book.

Lately the creepier the better and this one was a good one. Kacie sees ghost and hears the cries of children in the night. After she and Logan see a ghost at a party he invites her to a secret club called the Orion Circle, a group from her school and a teacher that investigate ghost sightings. Kacie was glad to find others that understood her abilities and had some of their own. Their adventures in ghost hunting kept me on the edge of my seat, especially the Foxblood Demon. He was a serial killer who had killed 13 kids and they were all bound to a house the Orion Circle was investigating

This book is full of ghosts, demons, and haunted houses. I loved the romance between Kacie and Logan. It was so sweet and just enough. You could identify with the fact that Kacie had been looking for something and she found it in the friends from the group. Also having the support of the other adults helped Kacie explain it all to her dad and brother so that now they totally understood and supported her. The secondary characters were awesome as well and were great support for her. I enjoyed every minute of this book and can't wait until the next one.
5 Stars!!


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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Unknown said...

Looks great, thank you for the chance to win :)

Kimber Leigh said...

Thanks for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Tortured Souls!!

Theresa said...

Thanks for introducing me to a new Y/A author!

steve weber said...

awesome read! thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance