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Shattered Souls (A Caitlyn O'Connell Novel) (edition 2013)

by Delilah Devlin

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Title:Shattered Souls (A Caitlyn O'Connell Novel)
Authors:Delilah Devlin
Info:Montlake Romance (2013), Paperback, 278 pages
Collections:Reviewed, Read but unowned
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Shattered Souls by Delilah Devlin



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This book cast a spell on me while reading it. I've never had more interruptions while trying to read and during each one all I could think about is getting back to it because I have to know what happens next. That feeling stayed through out the whole book.

I have never been a big reader of "Urban Fantasy" which is what I keep seeing this called so I went to look up what it actually meant. I found the following "Urban fantasy focuses on an issue outside of a romantic relationship between two characters. Paranormal romance focuses on a romantic relationship between two characters and how outside forces affect that relationship." Seemed like a fine line to me. Do I think if the H/h romance was removed would the plot still stand as a viable storyline? My answer - I wouldn't want it without all the hot scenes that were between Caitlyn O’Connell who comes from a long line of witches but has refused to practice her craft since her mother's death and Sam Pierce, her former partner with the Memphis Police Department and also her ex-husband.

Caitlyn has tried to live a normal life - one free of witchcraft. She joined the police force and eventually married her partner. But she was never honest with him about who she was and where she came from and he sensed this and to dull the spirits she always heard she drank alot. This caused the demise of her marriage. When a mysterious circumstances murder happens Sam pulls her out of a drunken stupor to come and try and help figure out what happened in that hotel room. I must say there were some chilling moments in there on figuring out where the body was.

When Caitlyn left the police force she joined up with a PI named Jason and it seems there current clients case is connected with Sam's murder.

There are plenty of dark creepy things that happen in this book. The graveyard scene was down right spooky but the author also incorporates plenty of humor even during the scary times. The supporting characters in the book were also so intriguing each one weaving you into there supernatural lives.

This was an addicting read and cannot wait to see what future evils Caitlyn and Sam have to battle along with each other :) ( )
  CindySnS | Oct 26, 2016 |
If you like your paranormal romance with lots of sex, mixed in with a little well written plot, this is the book for you! Interesting premise to start, detective and ex wife, former cop with a physic gift, magic user, find murder scene, with old friend connection, must solve, blah blah. And then, the book just gets overwhelmed with the sex between the two of them. I think they have sex like 6 or 7 times in this book with lurid descriptions each time? Nothing wrong with a good sex scene or two, especially if it's romance, but there's something wrong if your sex scenes are half of the book. I don't know, maybe you'd like this if you're into fantasy and you're a 50 shades fan. ( )
  Schlyne | Nov 12, 2015 |
This is a first novel for me by Delilah Devlin, I was so engrossed by this novel which is full of Mage, that I just could not put it down! The character Det. Sam Pierce was so capable of make a girl feel like they were Cait in the story that I just couldn't stop reading GReat novel filled with Magic, spiritual, Voodoo, Mojo stuff, medium sight, etc... ( )
  redheadish | Dec 4, 2013 |
“Shattered Souls” by Delilah Devlin is the first book in the delicious ‘Caitlyn O’Connell’ series featuring an ex-policewoman turned private investigator. Caitlyn (Cait) has suppressed many of the events and challenges from her past but she unwillingly discovers that the flame between her and her ex-husband, former partner Sam Pierce, still burns brightly. The horrific murder of her mentor draws Cait into a hunt for a non-human entity which is threatening to wreak havoc on Memphis as it grows in power. Cait learns that there is more to her current associate, Jason Crawford, than she previously realized and that the powers that she has rejected for so long may need to be embraced if she and those she loves will survive her quest for justice.

An intriguing paranormal tale that combines romantic suspense with a mesmerizing tale of otherworldly beings. The vivid image of the anomalous clue in the mirror is spine-chilling and the description of the subsequent investigation is filled with sprinkled with unexpected developments. The Memphis police department may have to take on new consultants regularly given its connection to eerie phenomena but fortunately there are those who are willing to step up and this feisty heroine is one of them. I like that she is flawed yet has people around her to see that she can be so much more than she believes. The gradual reveal of the backgrounds of a couple of the men in Cait’s life is fascinating and I look forward to learning more about her capabilities as well as their roles in helping her grow. A couple of the scenes remind me of a certain movie about psychic phenomena and I suspect that Cait’s life is going to get progressively more complicated since the voices in her head are not only multiplying but are also developing personalities and demands. An enjoyable read, can’t wait to read more!

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I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review. ( )
  elf2060 | Feb 23, 2013 |
This urban fantasy was as hot as its Memphis setting. Main character Caitlyn O'Connell is the daughter of a witch and a cop. After the death's of her parents she decided to give up magic and follow her father's footsteps into the police force. But magic isn't so easily set aside. Cait drinks to mute the voices she can't help hearing. Her alcohol use cost her her job and her marriage.

Now her ex-husband Sam Pierce has come to her because there is a case that might involve her. Her former partner has disappeared from a blood-soaked hotel room. He doesn't want to get involved with her again. Between the alcohol and the secrets she was determined to keep from him, he has lost his trust in her. However, the attraction (and the love) isn't so easy to lose.

The missing person case soon becomes a murder case and has some paranormal elements that force Cait to go back to the magic she tried to leave behind her. With Sam along to see this world he didn't know about, Cait and Sam have to depend on each other to solve the case. At first they both believe that they will be able to walk away when the case is over. They are wrong.

This was an intense, emotional story with lots of hot love scenes and a really creep villain. Urban fantasy fans will enjoy it very much. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jan 26, 2013 |
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Her mother called it a gift. But for Caitlyn O’Connell, the voices in her head are a curse, dooming her career, her marriage, and her sobriety. Now the former cop scrapes by as a private investigator, counting down the minutes until happy hour. But when her sexy former partner (and estranged ex-husband) appeals to her for help with a bizarre murder case, Cait can’t say no - to the crime or the man.

The last thing Detective Sam Pierce wants is to revisit the past. But the very secret that doomed his marriage to Cait may be the key to cracking this case. Something sinister - and decidedly not human - is terrorizing Memphis, leaving a trail of clues only Cait can decipher. Together she and Sam will venture into a dark world of magic and terror, lured to the brink of reality as they know it - and back into the thrall of their steamy past.

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