BlogTour #Review & #Giveaway – THE SOUL SUMMONER by Elicia Hyder. #ContemporaryFantasy

Welcome to my tour stop for The Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyder. This is an adult contemporary fantasy. The tour runs November 9-20 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.


Book Title – The Soul Summoner
Series – The Soul Summoner Series Book 1
Publisher – Forge Creek Press
Release Date – November 9th, 2015
Genre – Contemporary Fantasy
Rating – PG13
Length –  290 Pages

About the Book:

Blessed–or cursed–with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people… and the worst. For twenty-seven years, she’s kept her ability to judge the innocent from the wicked a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.
She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case, when a stranger–who is as alluring as he is terrifying–shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: she can’t see his soul at all.
Now, Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.

My Review

The Soul SummonerThe Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The secret that Sloane Jordan has kept for twenty-seven years is a doozy: if she thinks hard enough about someone and says their name, in no time at all they will turn up in her life (with the exceptions of Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt – what a bummer!) – oh, and she can tell just by looking at a photo if someone is alive or dead.
Her ‘talent’ caused her a few issues while growing up, and she’s wisely kept the knowledge from just about everyone, but she has learned to use her affinity for people to become a very efficient Public Relations officer for her county.
When the extremely hot, but sadly not single, Detective Nathan McNamara stumbles upon her secret and enlists her in the search for a missing child, which in turn leads her to become involved in the case of a potential serial killer, things become very interesting, very fast. Add in a mysterious hunky stranger who is the very first person in Sloane’s life that she cannot ‘read’, and this story becomes so much more than your average paranormal-romance-with-a-love-triangle. (Sex takes place behind closed doors, so a clean read).
The ‘gifts’ portrayed in this book were fresh and unique to me, which made it all the more fun to read. The story does revolve to some extent around the nature of these gifts, but is also firmly rooted in the murder-mystery and police procedural, with great narrative, excellent depth of characterisation, fabulous dialogue and that oft-missing component: a goodly dose of humour.
‘The Soul Summoner’ was a thoroughly absorbing read, although I freely admit that my heart began to drop at about the 85% mark when I began to think there would be a cliff hanger rather than a dénouement. But I was wrong – YAY! The climax takes off so swiftly I didn’t see it coming, and on looking back, the clues were there, but so skilfully hidden I didn’t spot them – kudos to the author.
I have already downloaded the spin off story, and very much look forward to reading more in the series when they appear. Highly recommended.

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About the Author:
Elicia Hyder is the author of several contemporary fantasy novels such as The Soul Summoner, The Siren, The Angel of Death, and The Daughter of Zion as well as a few contemporary romances, The Bed She Made and To Be Her first. Elicia studied American Literature and Creative Writing at the American Military University. She lives with her husband and five children in central Florida.

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  1. ncgemmine · · Reply

    Thanks for the awesome review! So glad you enjoyed the book!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure – looking forward to reading more of your work 😀


  2. YAY! I felt the same way, I just adored this book and am super anxious to read more of her stuff! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank for introducing me to this new author 😀


  3. Ashley's Paranormal Book Blog · · Reply

    This book sounds awesome! Your also a new author to me so you have new followers and a new reader!


    1. The magic of the Internet strikes again! Don’t you just love the ease of sharing stuff?


  4. […] Review – Deborah Jay – Mystery, magic and mayhem […]


  5. […] Just released, this is the second instalment in Elicia Hyder’s ‘Soul Summoner’ series, and you can see my review of the first book here. […]


  6. […] third book in the Soul Summoner series, and you can see my 5 star reviews for the previous books here and […]


  7. […] Summoner series which I have been thoroughly enjoying – see my review of books 1, 2 and 3 here, here and […]


  8. […] You can find my review of Book #1 in this series, THE SOUL SUMMONER HERE […]


  9. […] Not heard of this series? Take a look at my review of Book 1, The Soul Summoner […]


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