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Shattered Souls: A Caitlyn O’Connell Novel, Book 1 | [Delilah Devlin]

Shattered Souls: A Caitlyn O’Connell Novel, Book 1

Her mother called it a gift. But for Caitlyn O’Connell, the voices in her head are a curse, dooming her career, her marriage, and her sobriety. Now the former cop scrapes by as a private investigator, counting down the minutes until happy hour. But when her sexy former partner (and estranged ex-husband) appeals to her for help with a bizarre murder case, Cait can’t say no - to the crime or the man.

The last thing Detective Sam Pierce wants is to revisit the past. But the very secret that doomed his marriage to Cait may be the key to cracking this case.

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Her mother called it a gift. But for Caitlyn O’Connell, the voices in her head are a curse, dooming her career, her marriage, and her sobriety. Now the former cop scrapes by as a private investigator, counting down the minutes until happy hour. But when her sexy former partner (and estranged ex-husband) appeals to her for help with a bizarre murder case, Cait can’t say no - to the crime or the man.

The last thing Detective Sam Pierce wants is to revisit the past. But the very secret that doomed his marriage to Cait may be the key to cracking this case. Something sinister - and decidedly not human - is terrorizing Memphis, leaving a trail of clues only Cait can decipher. Together she and Sam will venture into a dark world of magic and terror, lured to the brink of reality as they know it - and back into the thrall of their steamy past.

©2013 Delilah Devlin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 04-25-13
    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2007

    I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)

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    "Expected more SUBSTANCE, less STEAM"

    From the blurb, I expected some romance, but expected the base of the story to be mystery with fantasy elements. Instead, this seemed more like a romance with a
    dash of mystery and a pinch of fantasy thrown in. The sex scenes were very graphic and sometimes rather gratutious. The narrator did a decent job, but some of the male voices were a bit campy. Those who love their romantic fantasies/mysteries steamy may enjoy this volume.

    If you are looking for a well-plotted mystery, I suggest you look elsewhere.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in Vermont Vermont 08-27-13
    Robin in Vermont Vermont 08-27-13 Member Since 2009

    Books are better than TV -- Except for Outlander. That rocks!

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    "Sexy, scary, fabulousness!"

    Where has this GEM been all my life? I have to say that I gave it a skip initially because of the book covers (which came across as a bit YA to my eye). I couldn't have been more wrong! This is a sexy, scary monster story of the highest order! Reading the description is just like looking at the cover - - it does not do the story justice. Hot sexy characters, really scary supernatural situations and a fantastic back story kept me listening late into the night.

    How would you function if you could see, hear and feel what no one else could? Would you try and convince them for a while, or just stop trying when they call you crazy? How far would you go to 'turn it off?'

    Love this one! Where's numbers 3, 4, 5, -- 12? Write faster please!

    And Natalie Ross is one of my favorite readers. She's fantastic here.

    (That 3.5 rating must be a fluke, cause this book is awesome. It deserves so much more!)

    Also, I recently read "Blood Lust Rising" by Fayth Devlin because of the reviews, and I loved it. This is just as good. Pulled me right back into the genre!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 03-24-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 03-24-13 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Good start to the series"
    Any additional comments?

    At first i had trouble getting into the story but it picked up and i enjoyed the book in the end. A descent start to this series and i will be looking forward to more books as they are released to audio. Narrator done a great job. I love the male voices. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wii-zer sc 10-24-14
    wii-zer sc 10-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "so so"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, save the credit ...boring


    Has Shattered Souls turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, hope springs eternal


    Did Natalie Ross do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No, though she didn't need to


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Less of the whiners, more actual romance


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    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-07-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-07-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Urban Fantasy with a Paranormal Twist"

    Shattered Souls is dark and mysterious, with chilling paranormal elements, a hot romance, and unforgettable emotion. This book is both urban fantasy and a paranormal mystery spiced with some dark Southern magic. The heroine, Cait, is a fresh voice in urban heroines, a sassy, flawed woman with a heartbreaking secret. Her ex is the kind of alpha guy Cait alternately hates and loves, but the reader can only love him. The pace is fast, but emotional twists will grab you by the throat when you least expect it. Cait is tough enough, but her problems are real. Hang on for a fast-paced ride through Memphis and the occult.
    Natalie Ross bought the story to life with her fantastic narration. Can't wait to listen to the next installment.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 02-02-13
    Karen 02-02-13

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "sexy , steamy, Sam"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, but I buy as much of natalie ross recordings as I can. This is fast pace for a paranormal book. Our hero is just so on for a core romance book. This is not mushy, but if you do not like steamy, then this is not for you.


    What other book might you compare Shattered Souls to and why?

    Cherie Priest 2 books that N. Ross reads. This has more steamy scenes .


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    Hero voice is always spot on. Hunky as all get out. Ms Ross can do the inner voice of our heroine so well, witty. This is Ms. Ross best type of reads. Next to the late Anna Fields, Ms Ross has the best male sexy voice. Then comes Ms Gabra Zackman.

    I can only hope Mis Delilah Devlin has more books of this fast pace and steamy reads.
    Ms Ross brings out the best in this read.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, when Sam, realizes he did not even know his ex wife.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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