Soul Kissed

Soul Kissed

by Erin Kellison
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Soul Kissed by Erin Kellison

A dark and scrumptious treat. --Alexandra Ivy

"FIVE STARS! Unforgettable. . .don't forget to breathe." --Huntress Reviews on Shadow Bound

While the world slumbers in Shadow, a fatal plague has swept through magekind. No one is immune to its ravages, and now that her father is dead, Cari Dolan must wield the fearful magic of her House to save innocent lives.

"The sexual tension is palpable. A stand-out page turner." --RT Book Reviews on Fire Kissed

At the mage Council's bidding, dangerous outsider Mason Stray joins forces with Cari to hunt down the fiend responsible. But can he trust the daughter of wealth and privilege, especially when his own son is at risk?

"If dark adult fairy tales appeal to you, you should definitely check this series out" --Fiction Vixen on Shadowman

The princess will always welcome to her bed the warrior, even if one must pay the ultimate price. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420132700
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Shadow Kissed , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 463,310
File size: 798 KB

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Soul Kissed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
A plague is sweeping through the magekind. Cari Dolan and Mason Stray must join forces to discover the plot behind this mysterious and deadly illness. The attraction between Cari and Mason have always burned hot but their stations in life have always kept them apart. Now working intimately on this investigation, the carefully constructed walls start to crumble. I have to admit that this being the second book in this series and me not reading the first, I had a lot of “catching up” to understand what was going on. Once I understood the concept, I was intrigued by this amazing parallel world Kellison created. A great premise, this series has huge potential. The plot is completely original with the Fae/Mage combination and the entire shadow conjuring...I found it refreshing to read something so unlike anything I've ever read before. (Hey, with me that's saying something)! A good amount of closure without the perfect HEA, Kellison created a book that still has unresolved world issues and leaves you thinking of what will happen next. I will be anxiously looking for more to come in this series. I received this ARC copy of Soul Kissed from Kensington Books - Zebra in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 3, 2013. Written by: Erin Kellison Series: Shadow Kissed Sequence in Series: 2 Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Kensington - Zebra  Publication Date: September 3, 2013 ISBN-10: 1420118986 ISBN-13: 978-1420118988 Rating: 4 Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Age Recommendation: Adult
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book the details were very and it was very well written. It kept me interested throughout the whole book. I laughed at the part where it says time to become stealth, and explains that was the secret name his dad had called him after the silent stink bombs he'd dropped as a baby. It was the only nickname that stuck. The end
CAJ45 More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I'm so happy that I came a crossed this series last year. It's a must own series for me! I'm amazed by how well the world Erin built and continues to build with each book. I love seeing my favorite characters from previous books pop up (Khan!). She bring something new with each book nothing is ever boring or repetitive. Each book is fresh, exciting and for me always a one sit read. Mason and Cari were so great together. They both brought out the best in each other and were perfect. What can I say I actually liked the villain Maeve aka Mad Mab aka fae Queen aka Cari's (lots of greats) grandmother who possesses/lives inside her grandkids. Maeve was hilarious I couldn't get enough of her. I wish she would have been a bit more reasonable but I guess that what's happens when you have lots of power you go a little Mad. The real villain for me was Liv Mason's ex and Fletcher's mom. When she jumped back into the picture I could have screamed. Really didn't like her. Which leads me to Fletcher aka Stealth (coolest name ever for a really great kid) I didn't know how he was going to fit into all of this and really he was awesome and I hope one day he'll have his own book. Not yet he's to young. Okay now I need to go back and read all the books again. You don't know what you’re missing until you start reading a very well developed creative world and characters! I hope this series never ends! Recommend for any paranormal romance and urban fantasy fans!
Eloise_In_Paris More than 1 year ago
This book is a stand alone novel, which is more its downfall than its strength. This is the fifth book in the Shadow universe and the second Shadow Kissed book but it feels very disjointed from its predecessors. I have not read the Shadow series, but I did read the first book in this series Fired Kissed. This book didn’t even felt so different from the last, I forgot that it was part of the same series. I wish the book had started with a brief synopsis and a glossary of terms. Fire Kissed came out more than a year ago, and I forgot so much, a refresher would have been nice. Kaye Brand does make an appearance at he beginning of the book but it is more in passing. A bit more than half way through the book we are shown an in-depth interaction with past characters, but it doesn’t solve the problem. Cari is a okay herione. When we are introduced to her she is dealing with a major amount of stress. There is a disease ravaging mage kind, she has just lost her father, and she is thrust into the role of head of her house. However I never felt like I got see her personality. She just sort of blurred into the typical urban fantasy/paranormal romance lead female character that is strong but truly desires a alpha male to lean on. Mason is a cool hero. No brooding, but a lot of suspicion on his part which as a stray is justified. However I wish there’d been time spent delving more into his past. For instance we know that his father was human but who was his mother? What house was she from? Did she raise him? If not who did? Why didn’t any of the angels at the Segue tell him he had a soul? And most importantly why was he so quick to sign Fletcher over to Webb? I know it was for his safety but there were several problems with the deal. It was brought to Mason by the angels, a group he doesn’t trust because until very recently the goal was to wipe mage kind from the earth. So knowing how manipulative the houses are why didn’t Mason fight more for the choice, especially since he already has a relationship with Brand house. Why didn’t Mason even suggest that Kaye take Fletcher? Also why don’t the strays form a alliance, even though they may not have ward stones there is safety in numbers. And they can still make wards. Mason even had a home and land where he could’ve built a “Stray House”. The story has a very slow start, and felt tedious at time, but more than half way through the book the action picks up. The ending was good and there was no cliffhanger. I don’t know who the next book will follow, but I do know that Fletcher was a trip. That kid was my favorite character and I can’t wait to see what kind of man he becomes. I like this world so I will read the nest book, and I give this one 2.5 stars.
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
Action-packed from the first page on! Mason Stray is a man of independence, a man with skills that only some have witnessed and known how to utilize. Most of all, Mason is a father. His son Fletcher is his life, his world, and when a plague among the Mage threatens him, he does what any good father would do – gives him up to protect him. Cari Dolan has survived the plague when many others haven’t, including her father. Now the head of Dolan House, she has the weight of the world on her shoulders and is determined to find the fiend responsible for bringing this race-ending plague to magekind. Soon she discovers that her Shadow has grown stronger and nearly out of control, a voice in her head becomes clear. The voice belongs to Maeve, a fae queen who isn’t there for good. Cari and Mason work together to find the villain that threatens not only their lives, but their world. With the plague, Shadow is in the open and the humans are not happy about it. Danger lurks in every turn of their investigation and the question of who to trust becomes first, and foremost, in their minds. Second, perhaps, to their growing attraction that by mage rules can't happen. SOUL KISSED by Erin Kellison is action upon action from the first page straight on through to the end. If you read the first book in the series, FIRE KISSED, you will already know some of the characters and their stories. Whereas with some series, you must read from the beginning, and in order, and although I do recommend reading the first before the second, it’s not imperative that you do because they work well as stand-alone reads. SOUL KISSED is powerful, action-packed, and Erin has created a world that intermingles with human lives in such a way as to believe it could very possibly exist just the way she’s written it. The character relationships, such as that between Mason and Fletcher, are believable, sensitive, and loving when they need to be and powerful, aggressive, and protective when needed to survive. The characters are three dimensional, easily related to even with their extraordinary abilities, and long lasting. I have no doubt that we’ll see more of Mason, Cari, and Fletcher in the books to come. I highly recommend SOUL KISSED by Erin Kellison if you’re a lover of dark and dangerous, magic seeping from every corner of the page, good versus evil plot lines, and urban fantasy with enough paranormal romance heat that you’ll be begging for more as soon as you close this book. Print ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: *eARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review  Just wow... I've been drawn in by the captivating magic of Erin's darkly poetic prose since day one, but this is definitely my favorite book of the series. Erin somehow managed to mesh dark urban fantasy with sweet paranormal romance in a heartfelt, dangerous, sexy miasma  of literary goodness. Fan-freaking-tastic! Now that the 'Shadow People' are out and humans are aware things aren't as quiet as they used to be. Not only are the mages at war with  themselves and the Order, but now they have yet another group to be worried about. When a magickal plague starts targeting magekind, things get even more intense and unlikely alliances must be formed to try and catch the murderer.  Cari Dolan, new head of one of the most established and powerful mage houses must pair with childhood crush Mason Stray (an unaffiliated mage) to catch the culprit. This in itself was exciting. Not only do you have the dynamic of a shared past, but the whole Romeo and Juliet 'forbidden love' vibe as well, but when Mason's son is added to the mix you get even more intensity from the parent vibe, wherein a parent would do just about anything to keep their child safe. If that wasn't enough, Erin added some super heavy-duty antagonists to the mix to make things even more exciting and suspenseful. In short, because I can't tell you more without seriously spoiling the story, Soul Kissed was wonderful and I highly recommend it. I do, however, recommend reading the entire series before taking the plunge. The book is able to be read alone, but there are characters re-introduced from earlier books of the series and some things referenced that make the novel so much more meaningful when you understand the history.