Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tortured Souls Blog Tour and 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.

Tortured Souls follows a young psychic girl named Kacie. Her family has been torn a part because of her psychic gifts. After meeting another psychic named Logan at a party, Kacie soon realizes that she isn’t alone in the world. Joining his secret society the Orion Circle, Kacie soon learns that being a psychic runs in her family as her mother has come back into the picture after abandoning her with very disturbing visions. Her mother sees Kacie along side of Logan trying to rescue 13 lost souls of children being held by the evil and sadistic goat man. These children cry out to her every night, and she knows she has to face the demon to save their souls and possible lose hers in the process.

As a normal adult paranormal reader, I think Tortured Souls YA status still kept me engaged in the story. You can’t help but get sucked into the action along side Kacie and Logan. The further I got into this book the more I wanted to know about the characters and where the story was going. Kacie herself is a perfectly balanced mix of a young teenage girl shrouded in darkness and a heroine.  She admits her fear of the dangers lurking in front of her when so many in this genre would laugh in the face of danger while trying not to pee their pants. I’ll admit there are parts of this story that creeped me out. I know at times I felt as if someone where watching me after particularly creepy parts of this book. If you are a fan of any of the ghost hunter shows or just love to be scared, then pick up your copy of Tortured Souls!

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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  1. Thanks for reviewing. I'm glad you enjoyed Tortured Souls! Most of my creepier ideas come to me at night when I can't sleep. Not a great time for an overactive imagination!

  2. Can't wait to read this! Sounds like something that will end up on my top shelf! (my favorites!)

    Melissa M.