Monday, August 4, 2014

"Soul Promise" by Rachel Walter

Soul Promise
(Soul Mate Book 2)
by Rachel Walter

Soul Promise is the second book in the Soul Mate series. Also available: True Connection.

Soul Promise is currently on tour with Crazy Girl Blog Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway.

For another book by Rachel Walter, check out my blog post on A Message of Flowers.

"Broken is finding the light and the healing you crave,
and knowing you can never have it."
After the attack on his sister and his newfound abilities forming, Henry Williams is struggling to keep it all together. His wolf does not allow him to sleep, and he is beginning to hear voices, torturing him mercilessly.
Henry feels as though there is a war brewing inside of him and he is unable to control it. As a protector, he must find a way to fight his inner demons before he is left vulnerable to the real ones.
But an unexpected love finds Henry and he tries hard to resist it. Will Henry be able to overcome his inner demons? Will he be able to protect his mate?
Notes: This is book number 2 in this series. Please note that it is suggested to read the series in sequential order. This novel is intended for mature YA readers. 15 + for language and mild violence.

Slowly, I peel my eyes from hers so I can see the rest of her. Her hair is longer, barely past her shoulders. The sheer black tresses frame her bronzed, heart-shaped face. I brush my thumbs across her defined cheekbones. Her eyelids flutter closed until my thumbs stop moving.
Her fingers slide along my waist, resting on my back, and a small smile plays on her lips.
Having her here in my arms makes all those dreams feel like a distant memory. The dreams where she was always out of my reach, yet here she is, in my grasp. With skin as soft as an angel’s song, embrace as warm as the summer sun, and scent as potent as a botanical garden.
She’s mine.
Lowering my face to hers, I take in her scent and revel in the closeness that I’m finally allowed. Her sweet breath fans over my mouth, and I lose control for a second.
I crash my lips to her soft, supple mouth. Her hands press against my back, pulling me closer to her.
Regaining my composure, I take a breath through my nose and ease the pressure against her lips. I refuse to lose contact, so I slide a hand behind her neck, holding her in place.
This is home.
Right here with her.

Featured Review
Soul Promise is the second book in the Soul Mate series. It can be read as a standalone but best if read after the first book, True Connection.
Henry just discover his wolf. He's a halfling, an abomination to some. He struggles to keep himself sane and deal with the odd threats whispered in his head. He's being targeted and worse yet he doesn't know how to protect himself or anyone he cares about. Delilah and Henry have feelings for each other but are too afraid to do anything about it. Neither one knows if they are each other's mate or not. Will they be or will their connection dissolve? With threats looming over their heads no one is safe and lives will be lost as new friends are gained. Who will be left standing in the end?
So much better than the first! I really enjoyed this installment. I could feel Henry's emotions and struggles leap off the page like they were my own. I was pulled in with the action and threats that loomed over him. I enjoyed the addition of new characters and creatures as well as seeing the familiar faces. Delilah was a strong character that packed enough punch to keep Henry on his feet. Things did sometimes happen too quickly and were easy going but overall the story was great. I can't wait to read some of the other characters. I would like to see Tristan's book. I recommend this for any YA paranormal romance fan who enjoys love stories about soulmates and a love at first sight connection.


About the Author
Rachel is a wife and mother from Central Pennsylvania. Her favorite season is fall, for hockey, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, and bonfires often. She’s also a coffeenista with an insomnia problem. When Rachel isn’t playing with the people inside her head, making her family believe she belongs in the loony bin, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, species confused cat (he believes he’s part dog, love him), and finding new books and music.
Regarding writing, her first love is Young Adult Paranormal, but she’s venturing outside of her comfort zone and opening up to writing more genres. Be on the look out!

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