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"Very Enjoyable Paranormal Novella"

Answering a domestic dispute call, Seattle Police Officer Jessica Hammond was shot, or should have been. Instead the face of her teenage love, Nathan, flashed into her mind and the bullets never hit her. And she hears his voice. Taking the time off that her captain insisted on when she mentioned hearing the voice, she finds herself in Las Vegas watching one of Nathan's magic shows. Knowing that she has to get to the bottom of this, Jessica must find a way to talk to Nathan.

SOUL BOUND is the first book I have read by Luxie Ryder or Evernight Publishing and I have to admit to being very pleasantly surprised. Ms. Ryder does a wonderful job at descriptions and I feel as though I had been transported to the magic show with Jessica. And it is easy to see just why Jessica finds Nathan to be so yummy. He is just the type of eye candy that I really prefer.

Of course one can't forget the characterizations. Ms. Ryder does an excellent job here as well. Jessica is a strong woman who had her heart broken, as so many of us have, when she was a teenager. She had fallen head over heels with the new boy in town, Nathan Cain. She had blocked him from her thoughts but had never gotten totally over him. Nathan, on the other hand, had never stopped thinking of Jessica and had left thinking that she would be safer without him.

SOUL BOUND is a very solid novella that I have no hesitations recommending to anyone that enjoys paranormal romance. There are some sex scenes but nothing that is too over the top. I would have loved to have seen Nathan's character developed more but there is that space limitation in a novella. I am hoping that further releases by Ms. Ryder will correct that issue.

Reviewed by Shay Williams
Posted May 21, 2011

SUMMARY

It\'s been years since Seattle cop Jessica Hammond thought of the boy who broke her heart in high school. So when she is caught in a hail of bullets and facing certain death, she has no idea why it\'s Nathan\'s face that flashes into her mind as she prepares to die. Jessica survives unharmed and is deeply unsettled by the experience. Desperate to escape her thoughts, she jumps on a plane to Vegas.

The intrigue deepens when she discovers that Nathan is also there, performing his New Age magic act in a large casino. Drawn to the show, she is mesmerized by him. When Nathan takes her to his bed and unleashes a different kind of magic, Jessica knows that the fates brought them together. But Nathan can\'t protect her from the curse of his heritage and Jessica soon learns that loving him could take her life.

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Soul Bound
by Luxie Ryder

Evernight Publishing
April 1, 2011
Available: April 8, 2011
ISBN #1926950399
EAN #9781926950396
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