Spotlight and Review!! Soul Promise by Rachel Walter


Soul Promise

By: Rachel Walter
Pages: 316
Published on: June 20, 2014
Spotlight and Review!!  Soul Promise by Rachel Walter

After the attack on his sister and his new found abilities forming,
Henry Williams is struggling to keep it all together. His wolf does not allow
him to sleep, and he is beginning to hear voices, torturing him mercilessly.

Henry feels as though there is a war brewing inside of him and he
is unable to control it. As a protector, he must find a way to fight his inner
demons before he is left vulnerable to the real ones.

But an unexpected love finds Henry and he tries hard to resist it.
Will Henry be able to overcome his inner demons? Will he be able to protect his
mate?

 

*** This is
book number 2 in this series. Please note that it is suggested to read the
series in sequential order.***

 
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Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design
YA Paranormal Romance
Book 2 in The Soul Mate Series
Release Date: July 22, 2014



“Broken is finding the light and the
healing you crave, and knowing you can never have it.”

Excerpt

Finding Dad and Sophie’s graves, I
shift back to my human form and slip the elastic belt loose to release my
shorts. I put them on and walk between the stones to sit right in front of
Dad’s headstone. Seeing his name, Curtis James Williams, I nearly lose myself.
I break my stillness by wiping away some dirt from the face of the stone.
“Hey, Dad,” I whisper. Taking a
seat in the grass, I begin pulling weeds, my usual routine. “Things have
been…well, pretty insane.”
I think back over the last few
weeks since the last time I visited. Between finals in school, working out,
pack duties, learning things of this world that I never knew possible, fighting
and not fighting with Skeeter, things have been intense and nonstop crazy.
“Football will start in August. I
don’t think I’m doing the playbook boot camp again this year. I know it’s
important, but I’ve got a lot on my plate now. I won’t give up football,” I
promise my dad.
With a hard swallow, I decide to
move into updating him on the family. “Mom is trying to be Mom,” I say, yanking
a weed from in front of his headstone. “She’s okay, I think. I know it’s harder
on her than she lets on, but she’s trying to live for us, which is more than
she did a few months ago. She has days where the tears just won’t stop, but
they’re not as constant now. She seems angrier than usual.” I wince as memories
zoom around me. Mom got angry at me for throwing my wet towel in the hamper,
ripped into Leland over a brand of peanut butter he bought, and has been
suspicious of Jaz and Seth for no reason. I’d rather not rehash all that again,
so I continue on with the family updates.
“Alex is talking more. Sometimes we
can understand him. He just started calling me Heywe the other day,” I say
proudly. Alex is Leland’s son and is a little over a year old. He only says
“dada” and “Heywe.” Mom and Jaz were a bit upset about that and are still
trying to teach him new words.
“He’s getting a lot better with
walking, too. He’s not tottering as much and doesn’t need help all the time.
Mom fusses when he falls down, but I know she’s enjoying watching him walk and
try to reach different milestones. Leland had to baby proof the living room and
kitchen, too, because Alex thought his gold fish crackers belonged in the VCR
and DVD player. That was a mess. Leland just tossed it after attempting to
shake out all the crackers.” I snort.
I don’t tell him about the time
Alex put his teddy in the cabinet next to the oven. None of us could find it
and he had no way of letting us know where it was, even if he could remember. I
can laugh now, but that was a rough two days. He screamed almost non-stop for
that thing. Jazzy finally found it when she went to make waffles, and he conked
out as soon as he got his little hands on it. Dad had picked out that teddy
bear just for Alex the day Psycho Sammy, Leland’s ex, dropped him off, calling
him freak spawn. That teddy is Alex’s best friend now.
I grab a few more weeds and pile
them off to the side. It’s not many, and the landscapers usually get them all,
but they don’t come out often.
Andi’s Review!!
I did not read the first book and this fact made the first part of the book very hard for me to get though. There was a lot of information and inside information that if I had read the first one I would have known what is going on.  My suggestion is to read the first book before reading this one.
So although I did not read the first book, I did Soul Promise.  The main story is about a guy Henry who is half human and half wolf, so the book has a lot of conversation and fighting between the two halves.  It is interesting because while Henry has control over his wolf, his wolf is really mouthy in the sense that when it senses something it wants OUT and OUT now.
Then you have his sister and her friend skeeter who are not wolves but are something else, which I was still trying to figure out as I read the book.  Anyways back to the main part of the book.  It has a good plot and I think that it is really good writing, you know what you are getting when you read the first chapter in tone and style.
I will definitely read most from this series as it is a good series and does have some solid characters.  While I would have called it YA because of the age of the characters, it is intended for older and more mature audiences due to the language.  Trust me when I say that it is not that bad language wise, and I have read much much worse.
4.5 stars

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About Rachel Walter

Rachel is a wife and mother from Central Pennsylvania. Her favorite season is fall, for hockey, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, and bonfires often. She’s also a coffeenista with an insomnia problem. When Rachel isn’t playing with the people inside her head, making her family believe she belongs in the loony bin, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, species confused cat (he believes he’s part dog, love him), and finding new books and music.

Regarding writing, her first love is Young Adult Paranormal, but she’s venturing outside of her comfort zone and opening up to writing more genres. Be on the look out!

 
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