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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Review: Save My Soul by Zoe Winters

Title: Save My Soul
Series: Preternaturals #2
Author: Zoe Winters
Published: January 2011, Incubooks
Format: Ebook received for review

All he's asking for is her soul. After buying the antebellum home she's fantasized about since childhood, Anna Worthington discovers Luc, a dangerously seductive incubus who has been trapped in the house by a fifty-year-old curse. To rid herself of her problem house guest she'll call on a priest, gypsies, ghost hunters, and the coven of witches from lust bunny hell. All she has to do is resist him long enough to break the spell so they can go their separate ways. If she doesn't, she could die. And that would be the best case scenario.

The Preternaturals series is awesome. I’ve not been reading them in order, having read three and four before reading this one, which is book two – and I’ve not been lost at all. So it is entirely possible to pick these up as you go. Sure, there are tidbits of information throughout the books. Like in book four, Anna and Luc are in it, and Cain touches on their situation, but it in no way ruined the fun of this book.

Anna has come back to town to tidy up her deceased father’s affairs, and then she getting the hell out. That is, until she sees the house she’s loved since she was a child is up for sale. One look inside with the real estate agent and she’s decided it’s going to be hers. And almost immediately upon moving in strange things begin to happen and she realizes she has a ghost. And not only that, but a ghost who can move things, and is audacious enough to write in the bathroom mirror fog as she stands there looking at it.

But it isn’t too long before she realizes that her ghost isn’t a ghost at all – but an incubus. And a sexy as hell one, too. Ladies, meet Luc. Luc is tall, dark, handsome, and powerful. Just not so powerful that he can actually leave the house. Seems a witch from the past has cursed him to live there for all of eternity. Cain has been bringing him women to feed from so that he doesn’t die. What a good brother he is (grins). Well Anna decides she is NOT leaving her house that she loves, so she does something crazy – she brings in a harem for Luc; and that’s even as she is developing feelings for him, herself.

This was a crazy story! There are moments that are a bit spooky, and definitely some moments that are very heated and lusty. I loved Luc, of course. How could you not? You realize through a creative flashback process that he is not just an evil demon. And Anna is just as feisty as can be. She’s smart and creative, and she’s got the snark happening too. And the two of them together are really terrific.

Personally, I really enjoy books where I feel there could have been difficulty in writing them. And this is one. Not so much the subject matter, I think that was probably fun. But this one is the location. Luc is stuck in the house. He can’t leave. So all of the interactions between Anna are Luc are confined to one reasonably small space. It takes some creativity to keep it fresh and alive.

This book has a terrific cast of characters. Cain is in it, whom I’ve loved for several Preternaturals books now. But so is Tam. The harem is even enjoyable and grow on me. Mimi and Bitsy are about as colorful as can be. The story is just action packed with tons of events to keep you on your toes. Definitely add this book to your TBR, ladies.

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