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Fevered Souls by S.K. Falls
Series: Fevered Souls, Volume 1
Publication date: August 5th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
After I left for college, I thought I’d never see Eden again. But I found myself headed back
Then I met the intoxicating Dax Allard. Copper-colored eyes, skin that emanated an exceptional heat, and a host of strange talents… It wasn’t long before I was drunk on him.
But Dax’s past was darker than mine, teeming with ancient secrets. Falling for him could cost me my life.
I had two choices: walk away or deal with the perilous consequences.
It was no choice at all.
Fevered Souls is like a series of novellas all put together in one book. They call the book a “series” and each part an “episode”. It kind of reminded me like a tv series, where each episode was a like a weekly episode and the book was like a mini series. Normally, I am not a huge fan of novellas, but if you are like me, you should not let that put you off to trying fevered souls. Because the exception for me is when they are all bound up together in one omnibus. The reason I don’t love really short stories is that if I do get attached to the characters, I normally want more than 50 pages. But here you get a bunch of episodes, and all in all it adds up to about a book. The only difference is that they are very fast paced and keep you moving right along through the story without much stopping. The plot is always moving forward- quicker than it does in most full length novels.
Dax is a demon and you find that out pretty much right off the bat in episode one. Fevered Souls doesn’t do the whole “keep you in suspense for 3/4th of the book” thing that seems so popular these days. I thought that was kind of refreshing. You just got to see how the story played out and for once, you knew all the cards and players. It was nice. The players in Fevered Souls are Dax and Cara.
Right off the bat, Cara likes Dax, and my first thought was oh no, I don’t want the fast paced plot to include insta love. (not everything can be super fast) But then the whole betrothed and mates thing was explained and it made sense. At first Dax wanted nothing to do with Cara, but then he lets his guard down and as soon as that happens, it is like the flood gates of emotion are opened. Dax became extremely protective of Cara, and through this we get to learn why when we find out about all the different kinds of demons. Dax seems like the best kind, and I kind of like his hellhound. Such a cutie.
In the first series of Fevered souls, you get to learn about Dax and you can see the brewing of a war. Im not sure if the war is just going to be between the demons yet or if humans will get involved in some way. That looks like it will be fleshed out more in the next series, but I am certainly intrigued by the concept of this book. I really like the pacing of the book, but I would also like a little more details. Each of the episodes kind of recaps what happened in the last episode and I didn’t really need that because I was reading them all back to back, but I can see how it would have been nice if I had been reading them one at a time.
I liked some of the secondary characters, like James. He likes Cara too but there is no sort of love triangle at all. Cara only has eyes for Dax. But James sub story line looks kind of mysterious and interesting. Cara has a dream about him towards the end of the book and we don’t really know what happens with him so I am definitely going to be keeping an eye out for my sweet guy James. If you are looking for an interesting and quick paranormal read, you should check out Fevered Souls.
A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, I enjoy alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards in Charleston, SC where I live and imbibe coffee. My husband and two small children seem not to mind when I hastily scribble novel lines on stray limbs in the absence of notepads.
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