Soul Stealer (Shadows #1) by Brenda Cothern ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

soulstealerTitle: Soul Stealer (Shadows #1)

Author: Brenda Cothern

Narrator: Michael Vasicek

Publisher: Self Published

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 12/09/2014

Length: 03 hours 16 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Summary:

Born at the creation of time, the Soul Stealer feeds on the malevolent and immoral auras to survive. She has honed her skills by enticing her meals to lay with her. But by attracting the attention of a soulless life-drinker, her very existence begins to change. But will she allow it?

Story Review:

So this was my first experience with this author. I have to say I enjoyed the story. In the spirit of full disclosure, this is a m/f pairing with lots of m/f sex. If this is not your thing, step away from this audiobook. But if you can handle it, this one is HOT.

This story was short but well developed. The author introduced an interesting world and a lot of characters that were intriguing enough that I want their stories. These creatures closely resembled the typical paranormals, but were tweaked just enough to make them utterly unique to this author and this world.

Kira and Alec’s relationship was not typical and I liked that. Being paranormals, the fast connection between the two could be overlooked, but it was not necessary as the author explained things quite well and gave a rather plausible reason for that instant connection. But even in the face of the instant connection, for me, this was not instant love and that takes talent to draw that line but not cross it.

I liked this story and am looking forward to the next one.

Narration Review:

I am not so sure about the narrator. This was my first experience with him. His voice was clear and reminded me of the guy who reads the intro to the Law and Order TV shows. But he really was just reading the story and it lacked something. There was an energy to his reading, but the emotions were missing.

Links

Soul Stealer (Shadows #1) on Goodreads
Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the author for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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