Splintered Souls by Erica Lucke Dean
When Ava Flynn walks away from a scholarship to Georgetown and moves into her grandmother’s abandoned summer home in coastal Maine, she steps into the center of a centuries-old curse. On her first night, she notices a mysterious leather-clad stranger looking up at her third-story window. For weeks, everywhere she goes, Ava catches more glimpses of him, but she can never get close enough to find out who he is.
Over three hundred years ago, Lady Catherine Fairchild risked everything to protect her unborn child, sending a ripple through time that would change Ava’s future. As the mystery unravels, the horrifying consequences of Lady Catherine’s choices drag Ava deeper into a world she never knew existed, trapping her in a conflict that’s been raging since before she was born. A winner-take-all battle for her soul.
Full disclosure: Erica Lucke Dean is a fellow author with Red Adept Publishing.
I read Splintered Souls in almost one sitting, that's how tightly paced this book was. It's definitely one for curling up on the sofa or in the bed with a good drink, some snacks, and no distractions, because it's going to suck you in.
In the beginning Ava's glimpses of the mysterious boy who shows up around town (and in her dreams) set up an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue... and romance, cuz the boy is hawt. (Check out Erica's fantasy casting HERE). But as her interactions with this mystery boy continue, it raised the tension until I thought my head would explode! Who is this guy? What does he want? Why won't he talk to Ava, already!
It's difficult to talk about the book without giving too much away, but I can say that the chemistry between the characters is magnetic and overflowing with all the wonderful angst and urgency that comes with first (or is it?) love. The best thing is all the twist and turns the plots and characters take. Just when I thought I had things figured out, BAM! plot twist. Splintered Souls is anything but predictable.
Splintered Souls takes teenage passion, mixes in a little time travel, a family curse, and a set of sexy twin brothers and creates a non-stop thrill ride. And when it ends, it'll leave you breathless and wanting more.
About the Author
After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time, Erica moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180lb lap dog, and at least one ghost.
When she’s not busy writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens, diabolical ducks, and a quintet of piglets, hell bent on having her for dinner, she’s either reading bad fan fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much like the characters in her books, Erica is a magnet for disaster, and has been known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces.
How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.
Find out more about Erica and her other books on her website at www.ericaluckedean.com