Soul Stealer

Author: Kimberley Troutte

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: March 17, 2009

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: EBOOK





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Sara Lane always knew she wouldn’t have a long life. Death will knock on her door before she even reaches her prime. Thinking she has reconciled to this notion, Sara is however unprepared to go when he comes knocking. She is right in the middle of putting up a shelter for the homeless, and all she needs is two more weeks.

A deal with Death is the best thing she can think of, especially when she finds him eyeing her body with desire in his eyes.
 
Cain is a death dealer, the General of the Death squadron actually. His job is to come in, take lives and let the released souls pass on to Heaven, or Hell. But Sara Lane ignites something in him. Once a man, Cain feels a strange tug at his frozen heart when Sara pleads with him for a deal. Before he can realize, he grants her what she wishes for – stealing her soul in the process because said soul is the property of Heaven once Death has done his job.
 
The Heavens do not appreciate this act of rebellion, and they will stop at nothing to grab Sara’s soul back from Cain. Demons are unleashed, and Cain and Sara find themselves both on the run.


Suddenly, Death finds himself protecting Life, a strange situation indeed. And when the man inside the Death General rears his head up, neither Cain nor Sara can prevent the love that blossoms between them.
 
But they are both existing on borrowed time. Sara’s soul will have to cross over, and Cain knows there is retribution coming his way.
 
How can they emerge the victor? Can they even win, when Heaven is hell-bent on separating them?

SOUL STEALER is a story that is captivating and that flows before your eyes between one blink and the next. Believe me when I tell you that you will be compelled by a strange power to read this story cover to cover in one sitting.
 
Maybe this magic is due to the characters. Maybe it is due to the unconventional storyline. Maybe it is due to Ms. Troutte’s delightful voice and prose. Or maybe it is due to all these factors. The many facets meld together to provide an unrivaled reading experience for any reader who loves a good romance where the odds are all against the main protagonists. Lovers of the paranormal will also find a delightful read here.

Cain is a hero that you can’t help but feel sorry for. He’s had a hard life, and the twist that Ms. Troutte brings to his character is one that is novel and unexpected.
 
Add to it the many Biblical references and characters that pop in and out of the plot and you earn one story that is a surprising twist on tales many of us have known forever. Well done Ms. Troutte for bringing to life this unexpected side of Cain’s story.
 
All in all, SOUL STEALER is an engrossing and immensely satisfying experience. One to savor curled up in a comfy sofa with a mug of hot chocolate. Actually, forget the chocolate – you’ll probably be swept so much into the tale that you will forget everything, from where you are to what time it is. I know it was the case for me, and I’m sure it will be the case for every reader who picks up this book.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Zee

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