Oct 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton & GIVEAWAY

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton 
(The Orion Circle #1) 
Publication date: June 29th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.
Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.
When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.
But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.
Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.


Tortured Souls is the first instalment in The Orion Circle series and it didn't disappoint. This is the story of Kacie, a girl that can see ghosts, and one night she finds out that she is not the only one when Logan, the boy she has a crush on sees the spirit following her. From there on, Logan introduces Kacie to the Orion Circle, a group at her school (and many others) of kids and adults that have some kid of special power or are just very interested with the paranormal. Kacie finally finds the home she's been looking for but there is still a spirit after her and she has to stop it before it claims her own body.

I really enjoyed this book. It was creepy at times but it was always light and fun to read. I liked that Kacie was fifteen, it made everything more adorable and not so serious, but of course sometimes she was completely immature. I really loved Logan, too. He is so good for Kacie, he is always there for her, supporting her and helping her. He was exactly what she needed especially growing up on a home where her mother decided to abandon her once she found out she had powers.

Another aspect of the story I thoroughly enjoyed are the members of the Orion Circle. They are all so different and unique and always fun to have around in a good ghost hunt. I can't wait to learn more about them. My favorite one by far was Raven, firstly she has such a kick ass name, and she is also really kick ass in her own way.

The story was moving fast and it was interesting. I would have probably liked it to be a little bit more creepy, since it's October and all, but it was executed quite nicely. I am really looking forward to see what trouble the Circle will find themshelves in next.

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America.

She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety.

Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!)

Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in the Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming August 2014.

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  1. Thanks for reviewing. I have a soft spot for Raven too (she's more my kind of character than Kacie). She will definitely have a larger role in future Orion Circle books.

  2. Great review, Veronica! I Love books about ghosts and this one sounds very well balanced with some creepy parts and great characters! :) Glad you liked it!

  3. this sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I've seen this book around GR a couple of times. Intriguing!