Ashley Stoyanoff is an author of paranormal romance books for young adults, including The Soul's Mark series and the Deadly Trilogy. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Jordan, and two cats: Tanzy and Trinity.In July 2012, Ashley published her first novel, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, and shortly thereafter, she was honored with The Royal Dragonfly Book Award for both young adult and newbie fiction categories.An avid reader, Ashley enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she’s not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family, watching cheesy chick flicks or buying far too many clothes.Ashley loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to connect with her online.ashleystoyanoff.comfacebook.com/AshleyStoyanoffTheSoulsMarkgoodreads.com/ashley_stoyanoff
The Soul's Mark: HUNTED (The Soul's Mark, #2)by Ashley Stoyanoff
When Amelia Caldwell learned that she was marked by a vampire’s soul, she did what any smart, self-preserving person would have done: tried to run. But thanks to the soulmate bond that tethered her mentally and emotionally to her vampire soulmate, Mitchell Lang, running was not an option and finding out she was a witch didn’t make her life any
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When Amelia Caldwell learned that she was marked by a vampire’s soul, she did what any smart, self-preserving person would have done: tried to run. But thanks to the soulmate bond that tethered her mentally and emotionally to her vampire soulmate, Mitchell Lang, running was not an option and finding out she was a witch didn’t make her life any easier.
Now, Amelia has made peace with her new supernatural life and accepted her destiny with Mitchell, one of the most powerful vampires in the world. They are finally getting along but Amelia is sure he is hiding something—something big.
Little does she know that this is just the calm before the storm. When Mitchell’s former flame resurfaces and Eric’s dreams become distorted visions of his soulmate, hostility and tension threatens to tear their world apart.
Just when Amelia thinks life couldn’t get any crazier, vampires and humans start turning up dead. The killer—something more sinister and haunting than your run of the mill psychopath—is heading straight for their front door.
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Another good read in the series. Not a lot to say. The saga continues. There was some confusion for me as I thought hunters are human and I never saw any indication that was not the case so I was very confused about the hybrids.
So, Amelia has discovered some pretty shocking secrets, about herself, her new town and her bond to a vampire! Trying to run away hasn’t fixed the situation, besides, is being the soulmate of one of the most powerful vampires in the world so bad? If your mate’s former lover shows up, well, yeah. Will life ever quiet down for Amelia and Mitchell? What’s wrong with Eric, he’s moodier than ever! Does Amelia’s cousin, Megan have something to do with the deaths of both vamps and humans in Willowberg? How can a group of teens bring fear to the vamps’ hearts? With so many questions and so much tension, The Soul’s Mark: HUNTED by Ashley Stoyanoff stuck me right back in Willowberg, on the edge of my seat, my head spinning and my mind made up to read every single book back to back, my own personal Stoyanoff Marathon! Exciting would be an understatement for Ashley Stoyanoff’s writing prowess as she ratchets up the action, the turmoil and makes it look easy! Her ability to create likeable characters that seem to grow and evolve into even better people with more depth is nothing short of brilliant. These are not shiny-bright vamp tales, this series is filled with grit, softened with some romance and full of enough subplots to glue me to each page! Amelia is starting to grow into her own, but Mitchell does tend toward being over-protective, then again, I’ve never been a vampire leader with his responsibilities, so it must come with the territory. Time to remind myself this is fantasy, this series is that good! Can Ms. Stoyanoff maintain the standard she has set? I look forward to finding out!
The Soul's Mark: HUNTED by Ashley Stoyanoff This book is super in the way it picks up where the last book left off. While Mitchell and Amelia have their problems, they get along pretty well. Amelia's cousin, Megan, comes into the story, which adds great things to the story line. Poor Eric is confused because Megan looks a lot like Amelia, who he has feeling for. However, it turns out that Megan is Eric's soulmate. The vampire hunters have everyone on edge and leaves lots of spots for Amelia to get into trouble. Wonderful book.
This book continues pretty much where the first one left off, and the series is designed in such a way that you really do need to read the books in order if you want to understand and fully enjoy them. Amelia and Mitchell reach a place of tentative accord, thinking that with time they will manage to work things out more fully. However time is not a luxury they have, for a group of vampire hunters have come to Willowberg. The very fact that there are vampire hunters in town shocks everyone to their core, vampire and human alike. They had all felt so safe and certain that Mitchell could, and would, protect them. Not only are the hunters targeting vampires, but they are also focusing on Amelia and her cousin Megan with startling intensity. In addition to all the increased action in this book Amelia is being given hints as to who she was, and is told that all of this is basically her fault. Not just all of the vamps in Willowberg being hunted, but the very existence of Hunters. Plus, the existence of two more 'beings' are laid at Amelia's feet. This book has more action than the first, and we get to learn more about some of the other key players. We also learn why Eric feels so attracted to Amelia, a fact that has been causing some serious rifts within both the family and larger community. With increased action and more fully developed characters this book seems to be a faster read than the first since the focus is no longer on the constant spats between Amelia and Mitchell. It helps that Amelia begins to grow up a little and starts to take the feelings of others into consideration, rather than remain the temperamental, whiny, self-centered brat she'd been for the bulk of the first book. Though she still loses her temper, she at least learns to control it a bit more. With the way this book ends, please make sure you have "Broken" at hand and ready to read the moment you finish with "Hunted."
The Soul’s Mark: HUNTED continues Millie and Mitch’s story. Millie has decided to stop fighting the bond between her and Mitch and see where it takes them. Everything seems to be going well, and then a new threat shows up…vampire hunters. Millie also finds out that she has a cousin, Megan who show’s up and turns out to be Eric’s soulmate. Meg, who happens to be a witch as well, is almost identical to Millie. Millie is fiercely protective of her new family and will do anything to keep them safe. Will Millie make the ultimate sacrifice to keep them safe? The chemistry between not only Millie and Mitch, but all of the characters, is emphasized. Each relationship in the story makes the reader understand the characters more and what drives them. Ashley Stoyanoff has created a unique story in a genre that has been overloaded. The new aspects that she brings to the myths and legends are a refreshing change. One of the author’s talents is to make the reader really care about the characters and their connections to each other. The fierce need for each character to protect and stand by one another is a central theme, one that is very important in a world where too many relationships and families are broken.
I love it when you read a novel in a series and the characters continue to grow, especially when the characters are young adults. Every single one of Stoyanoff’s characters do this with abandon. They are all obviously the same person that they were in the beginning but they continue to grow and morph to fit into their ever changing circumstances. The relationships between the characters are not static either. They change in minute and in major ways right along with the characters. This installment of the series is much more intense than the first was. The love story is still very much a part of the story; however it does take a back-seat to the more action packed storyline. There is always something (or multiple somethings) happening to keep your attention on the page. This is also not a read that calls for complacency from its readers. I definitely did not expect a few of the twists and turns in this story. The author’s writing is also nearly flawless. It flows eloquently from paragraph to paragraph and from page to page. The characters’ speech is realistic, sounding the way that an individual would speak. If you liked the first book in the Soul’s Mark series you will absolutely love this one. One thing that I do have to mention with respect to this novel, however... If you don’t enjoy cliff-hangers, wait until the next installment is published before beginning to read this one. Enough said.