Save My Soul (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 2)

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Rated 4.29/5 based on 17 reviews
After buying the antebellum home she’s fantasized about since childhood, Anna Worthington discovers Luc, a dangerously seductive incubus who has been trapped in the house by a fifty-year-old curse. All she has to do is resist him long enough to break the spell so they can go their separate ways. If she doesn’t, she could die. And that would be the best case scenario. More

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About Zoe Winters

Zoe Winters writes quirky and sometimes dark paranormal romance and fantasy.

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... All he’s asking for is her soul. That house. You know the one. It’s the one that seems alive from the road with windows like eyes that see inside you, the one that seems to always be for sale, the one Anna Worthington has wanted to live in since childhood. Ghost stories be damned.

About the Series: The Preternaturals Series
Everyone is the hero of his own story.

8 couples across various preternatural species (vampires, demons, angels, magic users, werewolves and other shapeshifters) find love in sometimes forbidden and unexpected places while fighting the others in a struggle for control of all the factions.

This series is complete and contains 6 books. Each book can work as a stand alone.

Also in Series: The Preternaturals Series

Reviews

Victoria Zigler reviewed on on April 12, 2013

An excellent read, and a great addition to the series.
(reviewed 56 days after purchase)
Nicole Thornton reviewed on on May 28, 2012

Lead female character was whiny, dithery and I kept yelling at her to take her head out of the sand. She was really annoying. Writing good but story seemed too long and couldn't bring myself to care about it after a while. Secondary characters (the prostitutes) helped the story, but too fluffy and girly for me. Couldn't get through the last 1/3 of book. Feel like this would have made a great novella not a longer novel. Loved Zoe's other books though, so looks like some of her characters and stories are just not for me!
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Nandi Berry reviewed on on July 18, 2011

Strangely this story gave me nightmares, I still can't figure out why though. It's sexy, hot, romantic and engaging, but not scary or spooky.
Anyway I loved Anna's feisty energy, her willingness to help Luc but not compromise her beliefs. Luc's possessiveness and protectiveness both gave him an alpha male vibe. I liked how he was at terms with what he was. Their chemistry was great and I loved the banter between them. The sexual tension helped keep you on edge and move the book forward. The plot was interesting, I liked the varied dimensions and world building. Ms Winters did an excellent job. The different creatures and magic were great. This book is very enthralling and I didn't want to put it down until the end and then I was sad when it ended. The twists and turns keep you riveted. Ms Winters know just when to drop each piece you need to figure out the puzzle, and boy oh boy you're not disappointed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, yet felt there was something I was missing as this is book two, although clearly able to be a stand alone, I may have to go back and get number one to see if I'm right. But then again maybe it was just that I didn't want the book to really end. In any case I'll be looking for more books by Ms Winters in the future.
(reviewed 72 days after purchase)
v vb reviewed on on July 9, 2011

I am still new to the demon world and this story was a good way to get them on my good side. Luc is such a sweet demon if demons can be sweet that I found him as irresistible as the main character, Anna.

I should also mention that the demon focus was on an incubus.

ooo, and there is a cool twist in the end that I liked to this paranormal romance.
(reviewed 64 days after purchase)
Aprile reviewed on on July 3, 2011

I truely enjoyed this book and it does stand very well on it's own as this is my first Zoe Winters book. What can I say about the plot & story line that hasn't already been said?!? The ending... suspected, rejected, and was shocked as it fit perfectly in a way I could not of imagined! I loved the "girls" they were a great addition to the story & so very clever & brave on Anna's part as well as just plain fun. Boy! Did they ever think they had died and gone to Heaven, Ha! All in all it was a fun, twisty, and oh so enjoyable read. Glad I found you Zoe Winters!!
(review of free book)
Gyorgyi Conable reviewed on on June 23, 2011

Very good story, interesting twist at the end!!!
(review of free book)
Jenna Bennett reviewed on on June 18, 2011

This was a fun book, and a pleasant surprise. With the incubus angle, I thought it might be a lot more explicit than it was, one sexual encounter after the other with not much else to recommend it, but as it turned out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There's plenty of steam, lots of wonderful sexual tension, and a little bit of explicit sex, but in addition, there are well-drawn, sympathetic primary and secondary characters, and an interesting story. And although the final outcome was never really in doubt, the last plot twist took me totally by surprise. Didn't see that one coming at all. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance!
(review of free book)
Lindsay reviewed on on June 11, 2011

Title Thoughts: It really fits.
Cover Thoughts: I really like the covers and the placement of his hand because it's possessive and holding her close.
WARNINGS: Cuss words here and there and lots of talk of sex along with a minor sex scene or two.

First, let me just say that there is just something I like about the whole idea of a sex demon. Let's add that into the pot with Luc, Anna, Cain, witches and more and we have a really good book. Add that with Zoe Winters and we have an even better book. Needless to say, I really liked this book and I most definitely plan on reading more by Winters.

I loved Anna's character. She has the odd sense of humor that had me laughing at some of the more serious moments in the book. I liked Luc and how he didn't try to change who he was entirely. He was who he was and he tried his best to work with that. He didn't completely resent who he was. He even embraced it sometimes. I loved that about him. He didn't whine about being something he didn't want to be because of a woman. (Although, I think he was perfectly fine being who he was.)

The ending really surprised me. I would have been just as surprised if a hand jumped out of the book and slapped me. Never saw it coming and I congratulate Winters for her sneakiness. This is another one of those books that gave me a little high from reading it.

Addict's Last Words: Save My Soul is a book with an interesting take on a different kind of demon that I undeniably enjoyed.

To Buy or To Borrow: This is a buy for me because like I said above, there is just something I like about this kind of demon.

Disclosure: I am a member of the The Bookish Snob Promotions and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)
AsianCocoa reviewed on on June 8, 2011

I decided to read Save My Soul after seeing the book trailer on one of my favorite author’s (Claudia D. Christian) website. I figured if she liked it and was recommending this book then I might like it too.

In Save My Soul, I received my first introduction to the incubus demon. This was quite an intriguing creature for me since I’m all about the smut. The smuttier the better and reading about a demon that survives off the sexual energy of females seemed really hot!

Anna Worthington has just returned to her childhood town of Golatha Falls, Georgia to settle some affairs from her late father’s estate. Not wanting to stay in town for longer than she needs to, Anna starts to head out but decides to take a detour down Cranberry Lane to look at a house that she has been in love with since childhood. The house is for sale and while taking a tour of the house, Anna feels compelled to buy it.

Soon after moving in Anna starts to hear things go bump in the night. It starts out with objects getting moved around, her television being turned on automatically and seemingly stuck on the Food Network channel. She had heard the house was haunted by a ghost named Beatrice and just assumes that is who is haunting her. But then one night during an attempted date rape, Luc appears out of nowhere to defend her against her assailant. To her horror she realizes that she is not being haunted by a harmless old lady but a scary demon.

Luc is an incubus demon who has been trapped in the house ever since a witch named Beatrice cursed him 50 years ago. He and Beatrice had been lovers but Beatrice could not accept Luc’s need to feed from other females. Their love affair ends tragically in death leaving Luc to haunt the various families that live in the Cranberry Lane house or live alone when the house is empty.

Luc falls in love with Anna. He bonds her to him to keep her safe from other incubi and won’t allow her to leave him for extended periods of time. He flirts with Anna and taunts her shamelessly but she still will not give in to his numerous attempts at seduction. Anna knows that if she doesn’t figure out how to break the curse that she will end up becoming another meal for Luc.

To buy herself some time, Anna brings back a harem of prostitutes for Luc to feed from. For real? Yes. That move was laugh out loud funny to me. ‘Here honey, here’s some other kitty cat for you to play with. Now leave me the hell alone.’ Well played, Anna! I almost felt sorry for Luc. He wasn’t even a little excited at the prospect of having five live-in lovers. All he wanted was Anna.

“You know it could be so good. You have to feel this thing between us. Those other girls, they’re just food. It doesn’t mean anything. You’re the one I want.”
She rolled her eyes and chucked a pillow at him. “Yes, the male argument from time immemorial. They don’t mean anything. It’s just sex. Bullshit. I told you I cannot and will not share.” ~ Luc & Anna

Save My Soul had a lot going on in it. There were several quirky characters that added depth to the story and Zoe Winters did a great job with the dialogue in this book. The snarky banter between all the characters was humorous and I loved the interactions between Luc and Anna. I was rooting for them throughout the book as I really did like Luc a lot. A whole host of supernatural characters tries to help Anna break Beatrice’s curse. But in this twisted ending, Anna is the only one who can save Luc.
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