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Cover Artist: K.M. Nutt
Available at: Audible US / Audible UK
Snippet: In this scene Isabella and her brother find Marcy's body. Marcy is a waitress that worked for them at the restaurant they own. She didn't show up for work and now they know why.
Isabella knew she shouldn't touch the body. What if Marcy had been murdered and she tampered with the evidence? She looked over her shoulder. Nicholas was consoling the woman who had found Marcy and wasn't paying any attention to her. She looked back to Marcy.
She could call her back. For only a moment, just to find out what happened, but she would have to hurry. She could already hear the sirens drawing nearer.
Since Marcy just died tonight, she wouldn't need to draw blood to summon. At least, she didn't think so. She fished out her cell phone from her pocket, fingering the smooth screen. She really hoped it didn't get fried. She took hold of Marcy's hand and concentrated on the fragments of warmth around her body, pulling it in, tethering it to this world. Her phone lit up as the essence fed off the energy.
Marcy's body shuddered and her lids flew open, her eyes bright with fear.
"What are you doing?"
Isabella jumped at Nicholas' voice and she let go of Marcy's hand. Her phone screen went dark, as the line to the other side broke free. "Damn." The fragments scattered and drifted away like dust particles. She glanced up at Nicholas' face, his frown of disappointment saying more than words.
She stood as the paramedics came rushing over to them. She didn't bother telling them they were too late. In the next few seconds, the paramedics would know themselves.
A fun romantic paranormal crime novel, Soul Taker has interesting characters that suck the reader in, a steadily moving and entertaining plot. The story is kept light and engaging without becoming a comedy or overly dark. The necromancers in the book are different than the evil zombie raising characters normally seen in paranormal books. The romance itself is light and built up slowly, leaving the reader hoping for a sequel just to see where it goes both with the main and side characters. The backstory is given over the course of the book which keeps the reader from being overloaded with information. Although the story is fairly straight forward without any real shocking twists, any reader looking for a clean light paranormal romance will enjoy this quick read! ~Sarah Bradley, Ind'Tale Reviews