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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sheep Book Review: A Vampire's Soul by Carla Susan Smith

A Vampire's Soul
by Carla Susan Smith
270 pages
Release: July 3, 2014

by eKensington

Rowan Harper’s world has been wrenched apart. The man she thought she loved—the man she does love—is a vampire, and not the kind that glitters. Running away isn’t an option. Gabriel isn’t just her lover. She’s bound to him in ways she can’t comprehend, ways that put both of them in desperate danger even as Rowan’s desire for him blazes anew.

The rules of her life before are gone. But she has a power of her own, a power she is remembering in fits and starts even as time races against her. With her life and Gabriel’s very soul on the line, Rowan has to choose who to believe—and who to trust

A Vampire's Soul is book two in this series and picks up right where A Vampire's Promise left off. Not much can be said without spoilers about the storyline itself so I will not add to the synopsis.

This installment is a bit more substantial than book one, which was primarily an introduction to the characters with little resolution of the questions raised in the storyline. Secrets are unveiled, the nasties take their gloves off, and relationships are forever changed. I thoroughly enjoyed the telling of this tale and it makes the reading of the prior installment all the better realizing it was all a build up to this journey.

The characters continue to be colorful and fun reading and the writing is stronger with the addition of more meat to the story keeping me turning the pages to find out what happened next and not wanting to put it down. The smexy continues to be sensual and very tastefully written. I would recommend this book to paranormal romance fans who enjoy a bit of smexy, as well as an emotional and at times brutal read. I am definitely looking forward to more from this author and hopefully these characters.

I received this book with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.

5 Sheep


About the Author:
Born and raised in England, I now call South Carolina home where I live with my wonderfully supportive husband, awesome son, and the most discerning canine critique group ever - if tails aren’t wagging then the story isn’t working!

I owe my love of literature to my mother, who, after catching me reading by flashlight beneath the bed covers, calmly replaced the romance book I’d ‘borrowed’ with one that was far less risqué, and much more appropriate for a pre-teen! She encouraged me to include a wide variety of genres in my reading tastes, but romance, and paranormal romance in particular, has remained my first love.

I never really thought about writing a romance novel until I read one that was so bad I can only assume it got published by mistake! Making such a comment to my BFF, Sharon, she challenged me to do better. The result was a 250-thousand word epic that I affectionately refer to as my ‘bodice-ripper’ romance - and yes, I still have it!

When I’m not writing I can be found in my kitchen. I love baking, and my husband will actually admit his love of Christmas fruitcake. (Personally I think all that brandy in the fruit has something to do with it!) If not baking then I’m working on my latest tapestry project or playing catch-up with my reading list where I always seem to be at least three books behind!

It’s a crazy-good life, and I wouldn’t change it for anything, although I wouldn‘t object if I came up with the winning lottery numbers!


  1. This sounds like a good series Carla. I'm going to have to check it out. I too live in South Carolina. Transplant from Ohio by way of the US Army. :) Have a good 4th of July!

    1. I enjoyed the first two, these are great to read in tandem. Thank you for stopping by and for your service :)

  2. Sounds interesting, thanks for the review.

  3. It sounds good but the cover is not doing it for me, good thing with e-readers you don't need to see it every time you pick up the book :)

    1. I have to admit I feel the same way about the cover art LOL I also use an ereader and that works fine with these ;) Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Sounds interesting!