Tuesday, February 23, 2016

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Soulless by Sarah J. Pepper

New Adult
Fantasy Romance
Once Wicked, #1
Publish Date:
February 23, 2016
Neximus Publishing

Our love is imperfect in the most perfect way. It is love done our way. Raw. Unconventional. Sexy as hell. Most importantly, it is honest to the core, or so I think. One little, white lie shouldn't do so much damage. Yet, it changes me forever.

The worst part is that Declan whispered that sweet nothing out of protection. My safety is on the forefront of his mind, especially since there are others who'd hurt me simply to get at him. I never think that he would be the one to cut me so deeply. And it all starts with that first prickthe night he saved my life.


His perilous stare deepened as his grip fastened around my waist. The maniacal thoughts passing over his eyes confirmed that I wasn't the only one who wanted all the space between us eliminated.


could hardly breathe when his gaze fell to my lips. It left me speechless. It was the very way a passing glance could leave you without words. But Declan didn't just take a glimpse. No, he unapologetically looked me over. He


me, but didn't say them in so many words. Yet, I heard them all the same. I heard them with each moan that echoed i the air. I felt them as he held me gently in his arms. Even if I didn't feel the desire radiating off of him in a fury of passion, he bore that intensity in his gaze. The world around us melted away until there was only me and




**About the Author**
I specialize in dark, paranormal romance - think "happy ever after" but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It' in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of - both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?

Sarah J. Pepper lives in South Dakota with her real-life prince charming. At a young age, she fell for paranormal books and now incorporates that genre with romance that thrives in the hears of us all. When she's not storytelling, she's most likely biking, hoarding chocolate, or taking a bubble bath.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Well, Soulless is a fairytale gone dark! This read goes further and deeper from Sarah J. Pepper's short story featured in Fairy Tale Confessions...which is an amazing read as well. Anyways, it is not necessary to read the short story, but I would recommend it. Prologues to stories, I guess in some way, gives a bit of a backdrop/background...or back history...to the story. For me, anyways, the prologue gave me a better understanding of where the main character(s) is coming from.

Sarah J. Pepper created these amazing and complex characters whom of which have their own "demons" to deal with. A dark and twisty fairytale romance that doesn't have one of those traditional "happily every after." Being a demon is a long and dangerous journey, and in this story, Piper has only just begun. Declan struggles to keep her safe while guiding her with her transition. Either way, both struggle with their demonic nature and maintaining some semblance of humanity. Moreover, these demons struggle with their love for each other....and dealing with the sacrifices for that love. Plus, there seems to be various minor storylines at play and which could be possible spin-off stories...hmmm. Maybe?!?

I was sucked into their world...and followed their struggles and journey in this alluring and dark fairytale romance filled with twists that pulled me in. Sarah J. Pepper has the knack to blur the lines between love and hate, good and evil creating a tantalizingly sexy romance. She interweaves real issues with fantasy/fiction which readers will enjoy...I sure did!

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