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July 28, 2012

Review and Giveaway info for, The Soul's Mark: FOUND, extended edition, by Ashley Stoyanoff

Before I give my review I want to share Ashley's Giveaways she is having to celebrate the release of her book, The Soul's Mark: Found, Extended Edition.

The Goodreads giveaway ends on August 25th and her website giveaway will end very soon, on July 31st.
You can find info on both giveaways on her website http://www.ashleystoyanoff.com/book_giveaway.html

Here is a link to a Sneak Peek Chapter Of The Soul's Mark: FOUND http://www.ashleystoyanoff.com/sneak_peek.html

Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Smashwords

The Soul's Mark: FOUND (The Soul's Mark, #1)
by Ashley Stoyanoff
YA Paranormal Romance
Published by: Ashley Stoyanoff Books
Pub. Date: July 20th 2012 (first published May 24th 2012)
Kindle Edition, Revised and Extended Second Edition
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Summary ~ from goodreads~

Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowbwerg, excited for  a  fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire's soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.

After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst-he is going to lose Amelia to another man. His heart takes over, and his impulsive decision to take away her free will and to intensify their bond quickly turns her growing love into hate.

When they become trapped in the emotional rollercoaster of their souls' bond, open conflict erupts. Amelia has no intentions of belonging to anyone, not even her soulmate, and Mitchell refuses to let her go.

While she frantically searches for a way to escape his grasp, Amelia unlocks the painful memories of her past and uncovers a powerful secret. But before she has a chance to explore her newfound edge, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly game of revenge and is forced to realize that, 

My Review:

First I would like to give a big thanks to Ashley Stoyanoff for giving me a copy of her extended edition of The Soul's Mark: FOUND. I loved the additional scenes that she added. I enjoyed reading it the first time and even more the second time. When I read this book the first time I gave it a 4 and a half  rating. Reading the extended edition I found that the pace of the book flowed better, and I found myself  liking Mitchell, Amelia and Erin better then I did before. This book has a well balance of drama, suspense, mystery and humor. I can't wait to start counting the days to read the next one.

Having a soulmate? Is it good, or bad to have one? There is no right and wrong answer for this. Your answer would depend on whether you are someone who can easily accept your destiny/fate. If you rather have more control, and prefer to choose the type of person you love, then a soulmate may not be for you.

Even though Mitchell and Amelia are destined to be together there is no immediate happy ending. Like all great and strong relationships, both of them have to want to work on accepting and trusting each other. I love how Amelia and Mitchell struggled and argued about their thoughts, feelings and differences. They both had moments of wanting to give up and I am glad they didn't.

I really love the characters in this story and felt a connection to several of them. I wish I had some of them as friends/family. I developed mixed emotions with several characters, this kept me on edge,(which is a good thing). The main characters had back stories, which gave them more depth and gave me an understanding for them. Amelia grows into a very strong female character. I loved reading Amelia's journey as she learns to deal with her personal tragedy, learns to embrace her destiny and makes some very difficult choices in her life. I like the splashes of humor written in with the drama as it unfolded. The ending left me wanting to continue the journey with Amelia and Mitchell.

The sequel, The Soul's Mark: HUNTED, will be released by the end of 2012!!!!

Check out these links to find out more about Ashley Stoyanoff :

website      http://www.ashleystoyanoff.com/about.html

goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5890982.Ashley_Stoyanoff

facebook https://www.facebook.com/AshleyStoyanoffTheSoulsMark


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