Blog Tour: Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton {+Giveaway}

Top Ten Paranormal Books that Rocked My World
In no particular order

  • Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton –Anita Blake is such a kickass heroine.

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – Steampunk + Paranormal? Yes, please!

  • Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective by Christine Amsden – Loved this series about a non-magic user in a family of mages.

  • Evolution: ANGEL by S. A. Huchton – Superheroes meets science = Awesome!

  • Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon – I love dragons, and now I love dragon shifters!

  • Dark Fire by Christine Feehan – This is one of my favorites in the Dark series.

  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – This story was so interesting & intriguing.

  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White – Loved the heroine and the plot.

  • Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning – Dark, mysterious, & full of suspense

  • Faeries in my Fireplace by R.L. Naquin – Loved all the creatures in this series.

  • I am addicted to anything paranormal. Most of these books I’ve read recently, so it’s more of a last two years top ten (the two exceptions are Guilty Pleasures & Dark Fire). Stephen King and Dean Koontz are notably absent. They are two of my favorite authors, but I haven’t read any of their books in quite a while, so they didn’t make the list.

    There are so many great paranormal books out there. Not sure where to begin? Listopia on Goodreads is a great reference.
    Tortured Souls
    Orion Circle #1
    Kimber Leigh Wheaton
    Published: June 29, 2014
    Genre: YA Paranormal
    Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option.

    Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

    When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie's longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

    But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he's never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

    Kacie can't ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.
    Horrifying broken pictures shatter the tranquility of my once pleasant dream. Though I scream in my mind to
    wake up, I know I won’t be able to. I’m captive in my own head while the gritty scenes play out in stark black and white, flickering like an old silent movie. I run from the phantom chasing me. When I slip in a dark gray puddle, my body collides with the ground, my hands slapping into the viscous liquid. Blood. The sharp, pungent odor assaults my nose, telling me this is no ordinary dream.

    I stare into the sightless eyes of a teenage girl sprawled across the grass like a broken, discarded doll. Her legs bend beneath her at impossible angles, the bone poking through the shin of one leg. Blood seeps from her shattered skull, flowing to the grass in rivulets to pool around her lifeless body. As I try to crawl away from the broken girl, I sense the approach of a monster, the man responsible for this gruesome display. With a tiny whimper I surge to my feet. He’s on me in a flash, and I scream a wordless keening cry before my airway is forced closed. My sanity begins to shatter then everything goes mercifully black…

    Somehow I manage to tear myself from the gut-wrenching dream. I bite my lip to keep from screaming. Blood pours into my mouth, and I gag on the metallic taste. As my heartbeat begins to return to a normal rhythm, I untangle my body from the sheets holding me captive on the floor of my room. Lurching to my feet, I try to comfort my mind, ease my quaking nerves. This is the fifth night in a row I’ve had this dream. It’s always the same, always in black and white, gritty, the images jerky.

    I haven’t seen the attacker, the monster responsible for the grisly murder. The faceless phantom hides in the darkest recesses of my mind. He chases me for several minutes in the dream, but I never turn to face him. Deep down I know if I face this dream monster, something awful will happen.

    Leaving the sheets on the floor, I move back to sit on my bed, staring into the room, but only seeing the dream. Vision, my mind insists—it was a vision not a dream.
    About the Author

    Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.

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    1 comment:

    1. Thanks for participating in the tour and for sharing my top 10 list. I have a strong desire to reread some of those books now :)


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