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Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series #1) [Kindle Edition]

Karice Bolton
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Book Description

Cozy Paranormal Romance
Every town has its mysteries. Every avenue has its secrets...

Devastated by the loss of her mother, Triss throws herself into uncovering clues surrounding her mother's disappearance. When the Witch Avenue Coven turns their backs on Triss, she realizes she's caught in a world that is ruled by Lonely Souls. But who is controlling them?

Recognizing the herbal lore she grew up learning will do little to fight against the underworld, she is relieved when her best friend from childhood, Logan, returns to help her find answers. When they begin uncovering secrets from her family's past, she learns her mother might not have been the only target.

But as Triss falls deeply for Logan, she discovers her family isn't the only one with secrets and his may be deadly.

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Lonely Souls - Book #1 Witch Avenue Series

Altered Souls - Book #2 Witch Avenue Series

Released Souls - Book #3 Witch Avenue Series

Shattered Souls - Book #4 Witch Avenue Series

Editorial Reviews


"I walked beside Triss and Logan as they worked together to uncover the pieces to the puzzle and by the end of the story.....well, let's just say that another 5 Book worthy installment to this series can not come fast enough for me. I want to see more of the supernatural and Logan and Triss! Great job, Ms. Bolton, and you have a forever fan in me!" - 
"With it's enchanting characters, nicely-written story, and crazy intense ending, I found Lonely Souls to be a very enjoyable story. I'm going to be anxiously waiting for the next book in the series!" - Andrea@ The BookishBabe
"Lonely Souls is one of the most richly intriguing and darkly alluring novels that I've personally read in the last six months." - A Soul Unsung blog, Book Gossip for the Soul
"Logan was...well...completely "swoon-worthy" as they say.  He was utterly dependable, understanding and thoughtful--exactly what Triss needed in her current dilemma.  I loved his character as well...and I have to admit that I've always been a fan of the romance developing between longtime childhood friends angle." - Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  • File Size: 2183 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
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  • Language: English
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loney Souls July 7, 2012
By Ravelin
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Yet another amazing book by Karice Bolton. I just loved Lonely Souls. It was a book about more than just witchcraft. Lonely Souls had a good strong plot filled with characters who you can't help but like. I enjoyed reading about Triss and Logan. Yeah total swoonage going on over here. I am not sure how Karice does it really. How she can create such a perfect pair, who support each other and make the other one complete. She writes with such vision and colour that you can't help but be sucked in. I honestly couldn't put it down.

First off we have Triss, a girl who is struggling with the loss of her mother and the return of her long ago friend Logan. I found Triss kind of complex. She was not one dimensional like so many other characters I read about. I found that she seemed to not know who she is. She is unsure of herself and her feelings. Sure she likes the healing part of the craft but in the other areas she is lacking. Not that that is a bad thing, in no way do I mean that at all. I liked being right with her while Logan was teaching her how to defend herself. I found it added that special something between the two of them. That he was taking care of his girl. She has feelings for Logan, but she is not sure she can give him what he needs. I respect that she didn't lead him on. I like that she wanted to be 100% sure of something before she jumped in, not many MC's do that. Triss is just a sweet girl who has been thrown into a mess that with the help of Logan she just might make it through.

Logan on the other hand, has seen the darker side of magic. I honestly believe that Triss is the light to his darkness. He has lived a rough life after leaving Triss and moving away.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book July 1, 2012
By Rae Rae
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Very good book, read it in one setting and cannot wait for book 2 I think this is going to be a good series as the Watcher's Trilogy. Author writes great books.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spooky Paranormal YA Romance November 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Lonely souls is a spooky paranormal romance that I was caught up in from the first chapter. When Triss's mother goes missing and her coven holds a memorial service for her instead of trying to find out what happened, Triss must find the answers for herself and begins a journey of unlocking dark family secrets with the help of her childhood friend Logan.

There is lots of buildup in the relationship between Logan and Triss, I loved how so much of the novel was devoted to the love story and not just the paranormal mystery. The characters are well-developed and likeable. Triss has an internal battle going on between her increasing feelings for Logan and the priority of finding out what happened to her mom.

The descriptions are well done and make you feel, smell, and picture each and every scene in the book. The only slightly negative comment I have is that after the first couple chapters the pace of the book drops off a bit doesn't pick up again until the halfway point, but the intensity of the last couple chapters definitely make up for this. I highly recommend this book for any young adult romance or paranormal reader! Oh, and I loved the cover and how it related to an actual scene in the book!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Souls #1 January 4, 2013
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Wow,this is one of the most exciting books I have read. I love the constant suspense that intensifies with each decision. It truly does make the line between good and bad magic intertwine with one another.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lonely souls book 1 July 24, 2013
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This book along with all the other books in this series is awesome. After you getting close to the end of one book of this series you can't wait to get into the next book to continue the saga.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A dark and flirty read October 28, 2014
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Logan, Triss's love interest, brings much needed flirtatiousness and comic relief to the story. He also definitely has a hot, swoon worthy look, a bad boy vibe that flirts with darkness, and a charming way of protecting Triss from danger.

The knowledge of herbs, flowers, their healing properties and uses as protective elements was both accurate and informative.

The mysterious disappearance of Triss's mother was intriguing and suggestive, making the reader hunger for the secrets she's surely hiding.


Triss is extremely annoyingly self-righteous to the point where her character was aggravating.

The love story was too simple, too easy, and really cheesy with big speeches about how love made one discovery one's self and feel all sorts of crazy emotions. Generally, that wouldn't be such a bad thing but it was excessive, so it lost some of its meaning.

The enemy is not scary, sort of boring, and anticlimactic.

The lonely souls were mentioned briefly, showed up a couple of times, but didn't cause much damage. More emphasis should have been placed on these beings if the book it titled after them.

The Witch Avenue coven was barely significant.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME READ! December 19, 2012
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Triss's life is about to begin in a coming of age sort of way; if coming of age involves being a witch and you're about to enter a cover. Everything is going just as planned with Triss's celebration until, her mother disappears. While everyone else is mourning her mother's death Triss is devoting her time to finding her mother hopefully alive. Triss is reunited with a childhood friend and the two set out on an adventure loaded with magic and topped with mystery that made putting this book down every week impossible.

Lonely Souls was read with Book Whore Online Book Club and it has been a real treat. I was reeled into this story from the very beginning and taken completely by surprise at the start of this book. I have been reading Karice's novels from the very start of her writing career and this has been her best work yet. Normally her cookie cutter characters have me wishing for more conflict but Triss and Logan were beautifully written and the story had the perfect amount of conflict to keep me turning the pages.

Triss is struggling through a time in her life where a young girl really needs her mother to guide her. Instead Triss is stuck with trying to find her mother alive and being betrayed by those around her. Triss's emotions are real and raw and I loved it. With no one to turn to and no one to trust Triss starts shutting everyone around her out. Logan is recently back in Triss's life and I think the two not tripping all over each other in love was the best way to reunite this couple. On top of well written characters you get black magic, wands, and more.

I really enjoyed the flashback scenes in this story they were the perfect bridge for getting to meet Triss's mother without dragging out the story. I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good YA Paranormal read
Some of the plot is a little bit confusing- the whole witch explanation is missing. But overall a great read and interesting spin on witch tales.
Published 1 day ago by Kirsten
2.0 out of 5 stars ... I want to read the next book because I hate not knowing what...
On one hand I want to read the next book because I hate not knowing what happens in any story.
BUT on the other this was filled with so much of the same old same old teen,... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Alcinnon
4.0 out of 5 stars Hope for the lost.
Different but good.
Published 6 days ago by Christine Maynard
2.0 out of 5 stars just a lame attempt at trying to get you to purchase the ...
Over reference to "her" feelings... Constantly! Not enough attention to the plot. I didn't realize this book was part of a series which in this instance there is no... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Ginger Miller
2.0 out of 5 stars Angst for angst sake!
While there were some good scenes in this book - it lacked credence - what hot blooded American teen in their right mind would keep a gorgeous tall hunk of a guy at arm's length... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Susie
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great book.
It's a decent attempt. Not a great book.
Published 22 days ago by brigett smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Enjoyed the book. I ordered the series
Published 1 month ago by Chloe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it
Published 1 month ago by kandy
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Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Youthful but entertaining
I give Lonely Souls five out of five stars because it is playful and uniquely serious without losing feeling. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jani McLellan
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Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written seventeen novels, and she has several exciting projects in the works (or at least she thinks they're exciting). Karice lives in the Pacific Northwest with her awesome husband and two cute English Bulldogs. She loves anything to do with snow, and she seeks out the stuff whenever she can, especially if there's a toasty fire to read by.

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Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) Beyond Intent (Book 4) Beyond Chance (Book 5) Beyond Promise - coming soon

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Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1) AlibiZ (Book 2) UprisingZ - coming soon

The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)

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