Deceived by L.A. Starkey
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by L.A. Starkey
They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principal, the actuating cause of an individual life.
But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most?
The soul mate principal states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union.
But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose?
What if your choices had eternal ramification?
Deceived, the debut novel in the Soul Keeper Series, is a modern day love story about the implications of having more than one soul mate, and having to choose between the two of them. The decisions of the gods has left the next generation, their heirs, torn between fate and reality, and the balance of the future hangs in anticipation of what’s to come.
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and even though the breeze had picked up, embracing Sam like a good friend, the warmth of the sun was putting up a mighty fight. Being someone who thrived outdoors, she loved that New Hampshire had four seasons and took profound joy in having the ability to experience all the weather gods could throw her way. After the first few warm up miles, Sam stood back up on her peddles and pumped out the next few miles with a good bit of effort.
Man, it feels good to get my blood pumping.
Sam looked to her left as a quick movement of yellow jotted between the trees.
“No!” A loud masculine voice rang out.
She jerked forward in time to swerve, barely missing the yellow lump lying in the road and instead hitting the curb. She plummeted off the bike, flying through the air and landing in a crouch. Her chest heaved in effort to gain much needed oxygen as all of the blood in her body rushed to its aid.
Her eyes quickly surveyed her surroundings as she cautiously rose. No one was close enough to create the loud protest that was still reverbing in her head. Trying to regain her composure, she worked to make sense of what had happened. I could’ve sworn there was something yellow in the trees. And then it was in the road, right?
She searched the ground finding nothing to support her internal claim.
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock. I am an independent reviewer. This is the first book in the Soul Keeper series and ends in a cliff hangar.
>Samantha and Julie were orphans, adopted at the same time by different families. Sam has frequent dreams of 2 young men, Marcus and Nick. After waking up, however, she forgets about them. The lives of these 4 young people are intertwined on earth and in the god realm of Olympus. The gods are using their lives like pawns on a chess board. Some of the prophesy concerning the young people is explained, but how everything plays out is still unclear.
>The story is a good one, but tended to stall a bit trying to get to the big prophesy reveal. The parallel story of Sam’s mythology project and her real Destiny was very clever. Both Marcus and Nick are described in both a positive and negative light. Trying to figure out the ultimate winner will be difficult and not revealed in this book.
>I would recommend this book for young adults (14-16) and up. The story is intriguing and hopefully there will be a way to get to an HEA.
>I am giving this book 4 fangs.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Laurie Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Jacob and three beautiful kiddos.
She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can’t help but indulge in. With more ideas that one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn’t seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.