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Death May Be The End...But Love Doesn't Give A @&%#.Murderer...Jace Camden is haunted by his past. One that has many believing he got away with murder. He's run from it, trying to start a new life in a new town. But his past hasn't let him escape and it's determined that his future will not be a long one. Death will demand it's due. And his late wife will make sure that debt is paid.Kitt Thomas' life is in a rut but that changed when she looked into the sad, haunted eyes of Jace Camden. Something about his wounded soul called to her--like a flicker in a very dark cave she should have had the sense not to step into.But his past will make sure she is no more part of Jace's future than life is. Because he's soul bound. And that's a bind that can only be broken by death. His. It's not about the Happily Ever After...It's about surviving the read. *Warning - this book deals with the subject of death, grief and it's retelling in a graphically realistic and dark manner*
©2017 Jas T. Ward (P)2017 Jas T. Ward

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Destroying Soul

Jace has lived a horrible life since his wife died until he meets Kitt even then he still experiences horror (you have to listen to the ending to find out) . This is a dark, scary paranormal romance with horror. It not only has a ghost but demons and full of suspenseful twist and turns. Recommend if you enjoy a suspenseful thriller with some romance. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank You.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not Bad, But Not the Best Paranormal Thriller

I found this book to be only okay plot wise. It started out very slowly and I only stuck in there because I agreed to listen to this book in exchange for an unbiased review - if I had bought the book with no commitment to listen, I would have stopped. There was quite a bit of romance in this thriller, which would have been fine with me if it had been balanced out with much more horror/paranormal/thriller aspects that weren't directly tied to the romance.

The best part of this listen was the narrator - Mittelstedt does a fantastic job with the voice acting. The characters were distinct in tone and accent, allowing the listener to understand who was speaking without the character being named.

Finally, the ending was quite a cliff hanger - an obvious attempt to get the reader to keep listening to the series. I understand the desire to do this, but all it's done is cement the fact that I'm not listening to another whole book to get the answers I wanted to get in this first book.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Dark and intense

Unique story. Very intense and dark paranormal listen with unexpected spots of humor. I loved the story and the characters, Jace especially was a very complex and intriguing character. Does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. Will definitely be looking for further books in the series, can’t wait to see where it goes. The narrator gave an amazing performance and made the listening experience. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Horror/Paranormal/Romance or somewhere between

I'm not exactly sure where to categorize this book. It is more horror with some paranormal with enough romance to even go in that category. All in all, it wasn't a bad story. It took me a minute to get where they were going with this wife situation (and I was wrong most of the time anyway), but that was one of the alluring things about it.

The story in a nutshell is, there's this guy whose wife killed herself a while ago and now she's haunting him. Literally. He's running away, or attempting to practice great avoidance of her family because they believe that he killed her and are trying to ensure that he's extremely miserable. Enter a girl who eventually opens up to him and accepts him and all the craziness that comes with it.

There are butt kicking battles, ominous moments and enough romance that you wouldn't know that someone could pretty much die any minute. Even though there are parts of this book that are full of cheese, the romance wasn't so overbearing that it became a distraction from the plot. I'd like to say that it easily supplemented it and became a part of the ending... which wasn't wrapped up nice and neat... The ending was open, which isn't bad if you like that kind of thing...This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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Soul Bound

Loved it! This story will grab you from the first page to the last.

The narrator does a wonderful job in his narration and was a pleasure listening to.

I received this audible free from the author, publisher or narrator free of charge. it has been my pleasure to leave an honest unbiased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Soul Wrenching

An amazing story beautifully narrated! My heart shattered and my soul aches for what is to come for Jace and Kitt whom I have come to love. The narration helped to send me to Texas and made me believe I was actually sitting there listening to each character speak.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Yes! Complex and mind-blowing

Now I’m wondering if the other books in the series are at least as good as this one or if they are even better. I’ve finished it last night and I am still shaken up by all the events happening. This book does not give you a moment of peace and tranquility. It goes from one event to the next, it is freaking good! (both freaking and freaking good!).

The plot follows Jace Camden, whose wife passed away 5 years ago and since then he has not found a moment of silence. Her family follows him around, constantly accusing him of murder, while doctors hurry up to declare him insane. Little do they know he has another fight going on. But is he the only one fighting? By far, this is one of the most engaging books I’ve ever read.

Jace is one complex character. His fear of getting close to others has two causes, one of which is his to deal with. His late wife’s family is constantly trying to ruin all connections he manages to find, but the funny thing is he is good at it all alone. With Laura’s ghost as a constant presence, he has difficulties keeping friends close. All changes when Kitt Thomas decides to take a chance on him. This time he is not alone, this time he has people who are willing to help.

I am afraid of giving up too much, yet I want to somehow give you an understanding of how really great his book is! Mental illness is present in the book as well, as Jace is one step closer to being sent to a mental institution. However, his need to open up, his friends willing to help (or not willing to abandon him as all usually do) are one constant that keeps him anchored in this world. Even if something else is calling him to the other side.

I was this close to give it 4 stars. Last night I was so furious! At one point, Jace’s past is too fast revealed to the others too fast and there is one sex scene that in my opinion was a little too much. These two elements unnerved me so much because the entire book is so well written and just these two silly moments did not stay well with me. But I cannot, because several hours have passed and I am still thinking this was an awesome story!

From the audio perspective, even if the narrator did not do that well with the voice acting, there are some effects here and there, like a weird laughter, and the main character’s desperation is well captured and well transmitted to the listener.

I apologize for the long review, but there are so many things to say about this book. I cannot wait to get to the next one! Please give it a try and come back and let me know what you think. Oh, the end is also mind-blowing! I loved it – 5 stars, no doubt!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Flatliners Meets Buffy

I really enjoyed this story a lot. It started off kind of slow and took a long time to explain some things, but by the second half it moved swiftly and explained everything....up to a confusing cliffhanger ending. Since this is Book 1, I'm sure it will be explained in Book 2, which I will definitely have on my TBR!

Jace's wife, Laura, killed herself 5 years ago. Naturally, Jace was arrested for murder and it was so horrific that he could not speak to defend himself, but the jury was hung and he was freed. But after a failed suicide attempt and a car wreck that was deemed to be another attempt (although it wasn't), he has been on court ordered psychiatric care and medication. The problem is, he isn't crazy. His dead wife has just been showing up and kicking his ass constantly for the last 5 years and she won't let up.

Jace's friend Skyler introduces him to her friend Kit and Jace is smitten. Kit is too. Then Laura shows up and strangles Kit, who luckily gets away. Laura's vindictive sister has sent thugs to beat him up as she continues her attempts to get him convicted for murder or make him kill himself. Then Jace's psychiatrist signs papers to commit him.

With all this going on, you'd think the man would go crazy, but his friends learn the truth and try to help him find a way to stop Laura and keep him from being committed before things go too far. They learn that since he was a child, he travels between worlds in his sleep and is a warrior, deadly to the soulless demons that have Laura under their control. But how can they stop these demons?

A very complex story, pretty well written and filled with mystery and romance. However, my review knocks this down a star due to the extremely dull performance by Edward Mittelstedt. Apple's Siri has more emotion in her voice. Actually the voice from the 1982 movie War Games had more emotion than this guy! I will admit that he was better with the voices, although a couple of the females went from no accent to thick southern accents as the book went along. Other characters would break into a southern accent for one sentence, then go back to their normal voices. But the narration was so lifeless, if the story had not been so good, I might have given up on it. I hope for a better narrator for Book 2.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Death may be final, but love doesn't give a shit.

*4 1/2 Roses*

Rated R

"Death may be final, but love doesn't give a shit."

What a way to open a story. From the first few minutes, it's obvious Jace's story isn't a happy one, and is most likely going to be a bit of a wild ride. Even with the synopsis and tour info, I wasn't prepared for this story. I don't mind unhappy endings, but this was so much more than that. The entire story has a level of suspense, and getting to see into the reality Jace hides from the world is incredible. He's living a nightmare only he can see.

I love the concept of bringing a more tangible after-life existence into a story, and having it meld with the living. I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories, and this one was exceptional. The hopelessness Jace deals with in simply being labeled with a mental disorder was tragically realistic. In a way, it forces you to ask the question of how "fiction" this kind of story is - are there people out there dealing with this sort of terror every day?

For any fan of paranormal tragedies, this one is a must read or listen. The book, I'm sure, is fantastic, and the audiobook was superb. Eddie did a fantastic job of expressing the life Jace was living, as well as all the other characters who ended up tangled in his sticky web. My only complaint was the few adult scenes, which I don't personally care for - the rest was fantastic. It's a story that will get your adrenaline pumping, make you want to fight alongside Jace, and give you another reason to wonder if things that go bump in the night, aren't just inside your head.

*I was given a complimentary audiobook copy of this story, from the author, to listen to in exchange for an honest review.

~Rose
@Desert Rose Reviews

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Worth the Narration

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

Edward Mittlestedt breathed such life into this cross generic paranormal/romance/slight horror/suspense novel. In the way I listened to him soo many times, yet the story was flat and failed to keep me focused. Seriously, as creative as the idea was, it was boring. And I know we're in a more Girl Power era, but I don't think I'd jump at the opportunity to drive a new interest on a date. I'm certainly certain there are some qualities even a strong female companion would expect from a love interest. Charges of murder, no license ... Smh. It's just *gag me* Why couldn't the location have been altered to city living - it'd be more believable...
The cliffhanger didn't help either.

I will seek out more books by this narrator, but this series is nearly forgotten already. The romance is thicker than the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful