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Open House (Pool of Souls, Book #1) by Krystal Shannon – Excerpt/Giveaway/Review

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OPEN HOUSE Blurb:

Intrinsically woven into the fabric of human existence, Aphrodite, Titan Goddess of Love and Passion, dedicates herself to matching soul mates.

Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin missed their original chance to bond when Ares, God of War, took control of Robert’s career ten years ago. Their souls have naturally pulled them back together for a second chance at love, but… How far will the gods go to get their own way?

Will divine influence create another perfect match or will it tear them apart forever?

Excerpt #1:

A deep male voice boomed through her garden, breaking her concentration. “Aphrodite!” The images of Robert and Rebecca swirled and were lost as the pool’s surface went clear. She turned to face the irate male.

“Ditee! Why can’t you just leave well enough alone?”

Aphrodite leaned against the cool rock and gave him a lazy smile. She’d expected Ares to complain. Robert Corvin played a key role in research and weapon development for the United States. No human got into his position without a little shove from the god of war.

“I will do exactly as I wish, especially when it comes to souls who have searched as long as these two have.”

“He’s mine, Ditee. I’ve finally got him where he will be of most use, and now I hear he has moved. Because of a girl! I knew it was your fault. Hands off.” His eyes flashed red, and a deep growl rumbled from his chest.

Aphrodite rose to face him. Her power rose and flamed within her, causing her skin to glow white. Ares took a step back. “You will not speak to me so rudely,” she said, her voice taking on its godly attributes, booming across the garden like a sonic wave. Ares stumbled a little from the force. “I am your superior. These souls deserve to be together, and you will not interfere.”

“The hell I won’t.”

Review: 

This was such a great story. Gods, Goddesses, a reunion story, second chances, and hot loving between frenemies. What more could you want?

I love the back and forth scenes between the gods and mortals. The flow and interaction was great and kept the story moving. In some ways, I liked the scenes between Aphrodite and Ares the best. The dialogue was mythical but also present day. Their ending scene was beyond…and yes, that’s all I’m going to say. You need to read the story. 🙂 I’m mean. 😉

Robert and Rebecca were two people that I could totally identify with especially with the class system in high school. I was that cheerleader type back then and if I could have a second chance with someone my high school, it would a totally hot gearhead. Yes, you read that right…gearhead! Damn, that boy was hot, even hotter at the reunion. I digress, sorry. And to make matters worse, we were friends through our love of fast cars but I shied away from a romantic relationship because of the class system. *sigh*

The scenes between Robert and Rebecca were poignant and hot. I like reunion stories were the backstory is explained in a couple of sentences and not explained again. I got it the first time. Their story never felt rushed or hurried. The open house scene was intense for me and I really wanted to smack Ares at this point. I can’t wait to see what other things he has in store to iritate Aphrodite. 🙂 His nickname for her is priceless, too.

Its a short story but well developed. The characters are well defined and I CAN NOT wait for the next book in this series. Ares and Aphrodite are two characters that have the depth that I’m looking for in a paranormal, mythical tale. Bravo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRYSTAL SHANNAN Author Bio:

Krystal Shannan is a born, raised, and current TEXAN. She is married to a wonderful man who supports her dream of writing and allows her to spend many evening and weekend hours glued to her laptop. During the day she moonlights as an elementary music teacher. In addition to a doting husband, a young daughter is also part of the picture and keeps her hopping! An ornery little Welsh Corgi completes the household.

Krystal has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. She has always dreamed of writing romance and sharing the “movies in her head” with the world. If she’s not writing, she’s reading –historical, paranormal, action, adventure –anything she can get her hands on that ends with a Happily Ever After!

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  6. This sounds like a really good story, I love second chance stories, and I am glad that it sounds like Area & Aphrodite will be recurring characters in the series. I am interested in hearing his nickname for her, since you mentioned it 🙂

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