Cover Reveal: Secret of the Souls by Terri Rochenski

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Secret of the Souls
Pool of Souls Book 2
by Terri Rochenski
Release Date: October 6, 2014
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Fantasy

Thrust out of their homes by a human High Priest on a vengeful mission, the Natives of Derlund no longer have a place to call their own. One escaped capture, however, and now she, Hyla, is the only one who can save her people.

For, Hyla, though, saving her nation isn’t her ultimate goal—returning to the Pool of Souls is. Becoming its Guardian and preserving their faith is her heart’s desire. The perils of her current journey, though, could leave her unable to fulfill that dream.

To find her way back to the Pool, Hyla must live among dangerous, powerful humans willing to defend the Natives, and must submit herself—her Talents—to them. While her protection is paramount, plots to end Hyla’s life will push her to her physical and emotional limits.

On the edge of sanity, her courage tested, and convictions nearly broken, Hyla’s final test of loyalty to her faith comes with the death of one she could have loved.

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Silent Echoes by Aimee Laine

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Silent Echoes by Aimee Laine
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (336 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Sunflower

For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.

Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.

As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.

Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.

Something else tells her to run away.

Fast.

As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.

Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.

Do you ever feel such a powerful attraction to someone, like you’ve known them for so long, but they are a stranger to you? Can you really rule out the possibility of a past life? Open up your eyes, and your heart, to a situation that is truly hard to believe, but for Taylor and Ian, it may be the only explanation. Now, if only they could keep out of trouble or harm’s way long enough to sort through this strange mystery….

Taylor is one of those women you don’t want to mess with. What a great leading lady. She has a slight fragile tone to her, but she’s really anything but. Taylor’s had a past that is a bit bumpy, and things aren’t getting better at the moment. She has strange fears, and dreams that she only wishes she could come to understand, and Ian, the stranger that he is, seems so familiar, too. But things aren’t going to be made easy for Taylor. Does that mean she’s going to go down without a fight? Oh, no. Definitely not. C’mon, Taylor, beat the odds!

Ian can’t explain his odd fixation on Taylor, he just knows he wants to be near her, with her, around her. He can’t stop thinking about her, even though he can’t explain why. He too, has to open his mind to the unimaginable. With every step of trouble Taylor walks into, Ian isn’t far behind, saving her, over and over. There are secrets to uncover, and neither of them will enjoy rehashing the past.

From the beginning, I had a huge interest in this story. The pace starts out a bit slow, but it definitely picks up, keeping up the hype and the suspense about Taylor and Ian. It only gets more intense as the book goes on. With a well crafted plot, very well done characters, and plenty of mystery to keep things on the edge, Silence Echoes is one of those stories that weaves the reader in and keeps a tight hold. You should see my hands…a little red with the grip marks.

From what I gathered, this may be the second book in a series. Some of the characters seemed like they had a story prior. Regardless, I wasn’t pulled away from it or confused, so if it Is a series, it’s not extremely important that they be read in order.

For a great mystery, a mix of paranormal, and a heck of a romance all bundled into one book, you should give Silent Echoes a chance.