- File Size: 1882 KB
- Print Length: 190 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IVC0DE2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,611,920 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Soul Scavengers: Wilde and the Witch Kindle Edition
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Olivia Emerson is a young clairvoyant that has been investigating haunting for a few years now. Only problem is that she's been doing it on a volunteer basis. Not getting anywhere financially, she has been supporting herself waiting tables in hopes that she will one day hit it big in the world of ghost hunting.
She seizes the opportunity, cleans almost all her savings out in order to work with the famous Sullivan Wilde. They have been called to Newfoundland to investigate a haunting in Port Aux Basque. All they know is that there is some evil and dark entity that is haunting a small private island and the owner needs this ghost gone before he loses everything he has invested.
With Sullivan Wilde, he has a chip on his shoulder. He doesn't believe that people can talk to ghosts. He has refused to work with any sort of clairvoyant due to them all being charlatans. However, this time he doesn't have a choice. The client has demanded to have the best clairvoyant on this case irregardless of how Sullivan feels.
From the first meeting, Olivia and Sullivan start to butt heads. He has an arrogant attitude about him. She doesn't trust men. So the two of them are destined nothing but trouble. Olivia is trying her best to get along with Sullivan, but with his stubbornness, sharp tongue, and ill temper, she has to learn to stand her ground to this beautiful man.
Sullivan has issues from the first time he laid eyes on Olivia. First, she appears to be really young. He swore she looked 15. Secondly, she is the most beautiful looking thing he ever saw. However, it's her capabilities as a psychic medium that make him detest her even more. Plus, this woman has sas. She isn't taking his crap that he's dishing out...she's slinging it right back in his face...very attractive!
It's when they get to the remote island and dropped off in the dead of a winter blizzard, do the two discover that what they are about to face is pure evil. They will have to either learn to set their differences aside and work together or someone will get hurt. With a ghost that is pure evil, capable of physically harming humans, the extreme cold temperatures and ego's getting in the way, will this highly dysfunctional pair be able to survive what is ahead of them?
I don't understand why I do this to myself, but I love to read paranormal book but will refuse to watch a scary movie. With this book, it scared the crap out of me! I made the mistake of reading it at night. I did fine until they hit the island. Granted this book is mild in comparison to some of the horror novels I read, I still got scared. I had nightmares galore and wasn't able to go back to sleep.
I did find myself getting irritated with how Sullivan was acting. I just wanted to reach up and slap him for his behavior towards Olivia. With his constant insults and not believing in what she was capable of doing, I so hated him. I can see how she was attracted to this beautiful man, but sometimes it's the attitude that makes them ugly.
There was a couple of issues I had with the book. One was how the story jumped so fast towards the end. Not to give away the ending, but it was like the story just hit a wall and stopped in regards to the evil ghost. Also, I realize that there is some issues with Sullivan that Olivia and I both were questioning, but I am only assuming that these will be addressed in the second installment, "His Wounded Rose," which I'm starting ASAP.
Other than these two minor glitches, I did enjoy this book. It does have enough horror aspect to it to scare me. Plus enough romance to please any romance fan. My only suggestion is, if you do get spooked slightly, then this might not be good night-time reading!
3 out of 5 stars
If you are looking for something paranormal and a little bit Twilight Zone then look no further than the Soul Scavengers series. Sullivan Wilde is cantankerous and very set in his ways. While he believes in spirits he doesn't believe in the idea that a person can communicate with them. Enter Olivia Emerson, a young medium/clairvoyant, who can do just that. When a case for Sully's TV show, Soul Scavengers, throws them together strange happenings force him to rethink everything he knows about the spirit world and his own personal life.
Sullivan is ornery and that is putting it mildly. At first glance he seems rude and often times just plain mean. However, a more thorough study reveals that his heart is heavily armored and something from his past has shaped his views on all mediums. I appreciated his scientific approach to the paranormal and his assertion that not all hauntings are legitimate. His leanings are very realistic and I liked that Winters made him skeptical. Sully is not your typical male lead and I liked that. I found him refreshing and a nice change of pace.
Olivia has grit and a lot of backbone...both of those necessary when dealing with Sully. She's young and still struggling to find a way to be comfortable in her skin. I liked her back story and felt like Winters took the time to develop this character well. She has definite chemistry with Sully and their witty banter was quite enjoyable. Her ability to communicate with the dead seemed to sit very naturally on her and was not the least bit out of character. It was easy to believe in the things she saw and felt.
Overall, the story is interesting and the character development is solid. The plotline moved along well and the pacing was good. Winters' writing style is a little bit choppy at times and there are moments when you feel jerked about. Her transitions from Sully's perspective to Olivia's are not always smooth and easy to follow. Other than that, it's a quick read and an interesting story.
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Shannon, My Secret Book Spot
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thank you Leigh, we gave this book 4 stars.
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