Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blog Tour - Review: Tangled Souls

Title - Tangled Souls
Author - Jana Oliver
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Published - May 26th 2013
Publisher - Nerver Books
Format - Physical Arc 


Wiccan Gavenia Kingsgrave’s psychic gift, the ability to talk to the dead, comes with strings attached. As a Shepherd, she escorts them into the hereafter, but not all the souls want to cross over, and some can be downright vicious. When her latest case involves a heart-breaking hit-and-run victim, Gavenia is stressed to the max. The last thing she needs is a no-nonsense private detective on her tail, even if he is a handsome Irishman.
Former homicide detective Douglas O’Fallon possesses his own psychic gift, one he’s denied for years. Hired by a wealthy client to prove that Gavenia’s a con artist, he is skeptical of the witch’s claims she can speak to the dead. If he finds her gift is genuine, then he will be forced to accept his own. When their two cases intersect, opposites attract. But will they be able to set their differences aside long enough to outwit their foes – both the living and the dead?
I received Tangled Souls in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Dark World Books. Gavenia is working a case for the father of a boy who passed away two weeks prior, who hasn't moved on yet and won’t till he sees his dog. Doug is working as a private investigator who has two cases one for he’s former partner who’s now a priest and one for the grandmother of the boy Gavenia is working on. Even though the live separate lives they are thrown together because of one little boy who won’t move on.

When Gavenia can’t find Merlin who is Bradley’s dog she jumps at the chance to get help from Doug. They each had rough childhoods losing parents, and they have developed unique gifts from seeing ghosts to getting memories from objects. While Gavenia has her own problems with a reporter poking around in the wiccan world trying to prove they are fakes. Doug has his own problems with dirty cops on threatening his life. Will they solve Benjamin’s suicide? Will they find Merlin? Will love blossom?  

We are given insight into two main characters Gavenia Kingsgrave who a shepherd who sees’ ghosts and helps them move on. Then we have Doug O’Fallon the retired cop who is a private investigator who see’s thing when he touches objects. Working together will change both their lives forever.
When I saw the tour request I knew I had to sign up the cover instantly caught my eye, and with the synopsis I was sold. Tangled souls is a captivating story that mixes mystery with supernatural twists. The author has created an intricate story that keeps you guessing till the very end. I couldn’t put the book down I finished it in one day, I just had to know what was going to happen to Gavenia and Doug. The characters aren't perfect they have issues and I really love that about them they are human. I got a kick out of Seamus the parrot it’s not often I run across a sassy parrot. The story is beautifully written the author did a fantastic job. This is my first book by Jana Oliver but I know I’ve been missing out and I can’t wait to check out her other books. 
4 out of 5 stars
Jana Oliver
Jana Oliver has the perfect job—she listens to the voices in her head and then writes their stories. Her latest creation, BRIAR ROSE, is a dark steampunk retelling of Sleeping Beauty, complete with Hoodoo, a vengeful Civil War ghost, and metal magic (Sept. 2013 Macmillan Children’s Books). In Jana’s young adult DEMON TRAPPERSSeries, Riley Blackthorne, Atlanta’s first girl Demon Trapper, takes on a host of Hellspawn and their diabolical masters. This award-winning series has spread across the globe, with editions in ten countries. Jana’s foray into time travel and alternate history resulted in the Time Rovers Series. Set in 1888 London, the series deftly blends time travel, shape-shifters and Jack the Ripper. The trilogy received twelve awards, including the Prism Award for Time Travel and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. When she’s not daydreaming, she can be found savoring a growing collection of single malt scotch and old books. Visitors are always welcome at her website:
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Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour 

Tangled Souls Tour schedule:
October 1st | The Avid Reader (Review, Excerpt)
October 2nd | Darkest Sins (Review, Author Interview)
October 3rd | The Reading Diaries (Review)
October 4th | Ash Krafton’s Demimonde (Guest Post, Excerpt)
October 7th | Nicky Peacock Author (Review)
October 8th | My Seryniti (Review)
October 9th | Mind Reader (Review, Author Interview)
October 10th | Lusty Penguin Reviews (Review, Excerpt)
October 11th | Happy Tails and Tales (Review, Author Interview, Excerpt)
October 14th | Sapphyria’s Book Reviews (Review, Guest Post)


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  1. Isn't Seamus a kick? I loved writing about him and his "owner". Thanks for the great review!

  2. Hmmm.. doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy. I find mystery books tend to be very cliche these days, but you say this one isn't- glad you enjoyed!

    Esty @ Boarding with Books