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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

REVIEW, BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle #1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Book & Author details:

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.


**** out of 5 (really liked it)

Tortured Souls has a young main female at 15 years old although she doesn't always seem it. Kimber Leigh has managed to get the balance perfectly right for a 15 year old part woman, part child in how she has written Kacie. Her reactions and comments are spot on, as my 15 year old niece will testify! Also, the romance with her and Logan was brilliant to read. The fact that they sometimes spent time kissing instead of attending to whatever else they were supposed to be doing is once again perfect for a 15 year old couple in a new relationship.

The story moves along at a fast pace with clues on how to connect the dots that the reader learns at the same time as the characters. It makes for a bit of a mystery / paranormal / romance book while still keeping it suitable for young adults.

I loved the Orion Circle and how they supported Kacie when they first met her, simply by listening and not judging. The things that she had already contended with put shivers down my spine. I am looking forward to more in this series as there are so many characters I want to hear more about, as well as Kacie and Logan.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends Oct 19th

  • A $25 Amazon Gift Card


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.

Author links: 

October 6th
-A Perfection Called Books
-Classy Cat Books
-Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews
-We Do Write
-Wicked Women Book Blog

October 7th
-100 Pages a Day
-A British Bookworm’s Blog
-Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books!
-Mostly Reviews
-saints and sinners
-The Books You Read

October 8th
-Blue Books and Butterflies
-Lili Lost in a Book 
-Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books
-What’s Your Story?
-Book Geek

October 9th
-A Dream Within A Dream
-Cindy’s Love of Books
-Sizzling Book Blog
-Unabridged Bookshelf
-Worth Reading It?

October 10th
-Book Beasties
-Living in a Bookworld
-The Phantom Paragrapher
-Time Turning Reads

October 11th
-Anna Lives and Breathes Books
-Books Equal Awesomeness
-Hit or Miss Books
-Livre It To Me 
-Mom With A Kindle
-Twisted Book Junkie 


  1. Thanks for participating in the tour. I'm so glad you liked Kacie :)

  2. Thanks for being on the tour, Merissa! Glad you liked it! :)