Fevered Soulsby S.K. Falls
Published on April 20, 2014 by Createspace
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance
An addictive new adult paranormal romance! "Must read for paranormal lovers like me." --Michelle's Paranormal Vault Book Blog "An amazing, fun read...packed with action, with great characters and a storyline that will leave you speechless. Loved it!" --Bianca2B Book Blog Season 1 Omnibus. After I left for college, I thought I'd never see Eden again. But I found myself headed back four years later, destitute and unable to find a job anywhere else. Still, I was adamant nothing would keep me there for long. 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 isn’t exactly a book, per say. Instead, it’s a collection of novellas bound together as a series with each novella as an episode — not something I’m quite used to. I’ve never really been a fan of novellas since a) I finish them too quickly, and b) I usually don’t get attached enough to the characters or the writing style to want to read more by the author. While Fevered Souls has the length of a novel with its five novellas all in one, the story setup didn’t draw me in enough to want to read the next “season.” I did enjoy Fevered Souls, however, and think it’s a great set of shorter stories for paranormal romance fans.
Due to the nature of this book, the plot is very fast and keeps you locked in for the whole thing. Falls doesn’t dance around the subject, keeping key plot points hidden from the reader. The author comes right out and tells you what’s what without the whole “I’m going to make the story all mysterious to build tension.” It was a nice change from the books I’ve been reading, and Falls includes quite a few cliffhangers to replace the lack of mystery and keep you coming back for more. The world itself is also refreshing as you don’t read about demons too often. I liked how Falls could capture the world in such a short amount of time, given the length of the “episodes” in this book. It is definitely a sign of skill as a writer, in my opinion.
I’m not really sure if I liked the characters of Fevered Souls or not. Our two protagonists are Dax the demon and Cara. The characters weren’t awful in the least, and I felt they were realistic, but I wasn’t a fan of the insta-love they had going on. Granted, it was part of the story which made up for it a bit (and was yet another refreshing change), and yes, it’s part of a novella so things have to happen a little quicker, but I still wasn’t really a big fan.
Fevered Souls is a fast-paced story divided into five shorter works. It’s a great, quick read for fans of paranormal romances who don’t mind a brew of insta-love and a few cliffhangers. There’s plenty of action and romance to keep you reading all the way through, with a want for more. I enjoyed this “season” and while I don’t think I’ll be reading any more of the series based on personal preference, I recommend it to older readers looking for a taste of demons.