Save My Soul Audiobook by Zoe Winters (review)

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Review of: Save My Soul Audiobook
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On April 22, 2014
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Save My Soul Audiobook

By: Zoe Winters

Narrated by: Chet Williamson

Published by: Zoe Winter  & Incu Books  06/14/2011

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4 Hearts rating image Hot ListensPreternaturals Series #2

7 hrs and 30 mins

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Paranormal Romance Save my Soul Genre

Save My Soul Audiobook Sample

Reviewed by Ml Simmons

SaveMy Soul is the second book in this series, but it is really the fourth story. Book one is really three novellas in one book. This book doesn’t tie in with book one nearly as tight as the three novellas tie together. This book can be read as a stand alone. Really the location and one side character are really the only crossover. Book one does tie in with book three and four. It is a great read, so I would try it if you get a chance, but could also be done out of order with this one.

This book starts off with Anna moving back to the small town in Georgia that she grew up in after her father dies and she inherits all his money, which is lots. Before that, she was working in Atlanta because he had cut her off from his money. When she comes back, she finds a house that she always loved as a child is on the market. She decides to buy it even though, it is said to be haunted. It doesn’t take long for her to learn exactly how haunted the house actually is.

Luc is a demon, an incubus to be exact. He has been trapped in this house for about fifty years when a witch that he fell in love with cursed him. As an incubus, he is not able to have sex with the same women too many times in a row, or he will kill them by feeding too much. Luc’s witch was very jealous of him sleeping with other women (let’s face, I would be too), so she traps him in the house where he is not able to leave. The problem with that, is that he eventually gets so “hungry” that he drains her to death. Now he is trapped in the house without a way to escape. His brother, Cain (yes, that Cain), brings women to the house each night, so that Luc has something to feed from.

Luc doesn’t show himself to Anna for a long time. He “haunts” the house trying to scare her away, to no avail. She hears moaning and thinks is the ghost, when it is really Luc with the girls his brother has been delivering to him. When Anna comes home from a date, that she despised, and said date is overly forceful with her, Luc comes to her rescue and finally shows himself to her. He explains his issue. Cain makes an appearance and tries to force the two together by refusing to bring more food for Luc. Anna’s solution, she gets him a “harem” of prostitutes. This causes tons of jealousy, and why wouldn’t it, but Anna doesn’t know what else to do. At this point, she has yet to sleep with Luc.

There are some humorous sections, but not the level of snark that I’m used to from the likes of Molly Harper or Darynda Jones. It is a much more subtle and quirky humor, but still good and adds to the story. The story is passionate and heartbreaking to read at times. You feel sorry for both main characters as they try to figure out this almost impossible situation they are in.

I sold my first story in 1981. Since then I’ve published twenty-five books and over a hundred short stories in anthologies and such magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many others.

My work has been adapted for film and TV, and has been published worldwide. I’ve won the International Horror Guild Award, and been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award (twice), the MWA’s Edgar, and the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award (six times). I write plays as well as fiction.

I’m also a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and often act in professional theatres in my area.

The acting has led me to record audiobooks, and I’ve recorded works by Michael Moorcock, Andrew Vachss, Zoe Winters, Tom Piccirilli, and David Niall Wilson, as well as a number of my own novels.

Not that any of this has made me a better person…

Narrator Chet Williamson

Narrator Chet Williamson

Save My Soul Audiobook Narration

I enjoyed the narration. I think Chet Williamson did a great job. I enjoyed not only the male, but also the female characters. I had already read this book before listening and I feel his rendition, really added to the storytelling. I’m hoping that the author will get some more of this series done in audio with the same narrator. Currently, just book one and two are recorded, both with this narrator.

Reviewed by Ml Simmons

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    • This is the one book in the series that can be read as a stand alone. If you want to continue with the series, which I recommend, I would go back and get Blood Lust (which is book one and has three short stories in it). There is stuff from that book that is referenced in book three.

    • This is the one book in the series that can be read as a stand alone. If you want to continue with the series, which I recommend, I would go back and get Blood Lust (which is book one and has three short stories in it). There is stuff from that book that is referenced in book three.

  1. I really liked the sample Melanie. I never heard of this series before, sounds like I need to add it to my wish list. At first I thought the narrator sounded it strange, but even in this short sample I began to like his style.
    Thanks 🙂
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    • I like this narrator, he does book one as well. I hope that if the author decides to do books three and four, she is able to get the same narrator. She has book five out in May.

    • I like these as they are not as heavy on the romance as some of the other PNR that I’ve read. It is there, but not as strong. It is something different, which is always good for me.

    • I really enjoy her work. She has book five coming out in May. I can’t wait for it. I just wish she had more on audio. Currently, it is just book one and two of this series.

  2. This one doesn’t sound like anything I’ve read before. Sounds like I would enjoy it, thanks 🙂

    • It’s a great series. It is different from most other PNR out there. I hope you enjoy. I’m almost done with my re-read of book four. Book three is my favorite. I’m preparing for book five out next month.

    • This is actually the second book in the series. The first book, Blood Lust, is three short stories in one book. They are great too. I’ve really enjoyed the entire series. Book five comes out next month. I hope you enjoy.

    • This one is done completely differently than the way Cole or Ward has done it. It is funny that you mention them as I’m listening to Cole right now where the ghost is coming up. I hope you give it a try and enjoy.

  3. So I’m glad to hear that this can be read out of order, b/c (once again) I looked it up on Amazon, only to discover that I already have it 😀 😀 : D

    Great review! I’m really looking forward to this one now.
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    • You should try it, especially if you already have it. I really enjoy this series. It isn’t like most other PNR series that I’ve read. Book three is my favorite so far, but it isn’t available on audio. 🙁 The author says she hopes to get more on audio, but doesn’t know when. 🙂

  4. I hadn’t heard about this series yet. It sounds like an enjoyable story with the haunted house plot that’s actually an incubus trapped in the house.
    I never have listened to an audio book yet, I don’t know why, but I just prefer to actually read a book.
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    • Not everybody likes audiobooks. I guess I understand it, though I’m a junkie. 😉 This series is great to read too. I read it first, before I found the audios. I enjoyed them reading too.

    • Thank you. I hope you get a chance to try it out and enjoy it.

  5. This sounds confusing … I think I’d just play it safe and read the books in order. I do love the humor of Darynda Jones, but subtle quirky humor is good too. Hell, humor in all form is good to me. I’m easy that way.
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    • I like subtle humor and snark. Both are great for me. It is nice to have both for variety.

    • I love this one. He is a great guy. I like Cain even better (the brother, who is so not a nice guy).

  6. I’ve been thinking about this series for a while. Isn’t this the other pen name for Kitty Thomas? I lover her books, even though this is totally different.

    • Yes, this is Kitty Thomas, but the writing is completely different. These books are not the dark, mess with your mind style of stories she writes as Kitty. I enjoy both pen names a lot. They are both great for different reasons. She has book five releasing May 15th (I’m pretty sure) and is working on book six now.

  7. Haven’t read this author so far, but the book sounds fun. It’s been long time since I read paranormal romance which is one of my favorite genres and I like the fact that the guy is incubus for a change. Thanks for sharing, will check this out 🙂
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    • I hope you enjoy. There are currently four books in the series and I love them.

  8. I’m a little late making the rounds this week, but better that than never, right? 😀 I’m on a bit of an Urban Fantasy kick so I don’t think I’ll be tackling this one anytime soon. It sounds interesting though, so I’ll add it to the pile. Thanks!
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    • I understand. I’ve been really been really busy too. I’m sure your TBR is probably a lot like mine.

  9. The sample sounds good and I like that it can work as a standalone. I may take a look at the other combined novellas too. Wonderful review Melanie!
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    • I hope you enjoy it. These are pretty light (as in not extremely elaborate like some PNR) on the smexy scenes, which is great for people who like to avoid those on audio. I hope you enjoy.

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