Happy Book Birthday Soul Betrayed~The Life After Trilogy w Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to show you a trilogy who is now finished. I’ve read them all now, and though I am sad that it’s over, it was EPIC and Phenomenal! I was dying to know the end, so I’m happy and sad at the same time! Nowme let me show you this fantastic ending, and the first two books!! 🙂 

Soul Taken (The Life After, #1)

Soul Taken (The Life After #1)

Book 1 in The Life After trilogy.
After-life just got a lot more complicatedMaggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. 

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies… 

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

Soul Possessed (The Life After #2)

Soul Possessed (The Life After #2)

Book 2 in The Life After trilogy

Life after Life

Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?

When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission…she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul…

Soul Betrayed (The Life After #3)

Soul Betrayed (The Life After #3)

The final installment of The Life After trilogy… 

A Life for a Life

The battle between Shadowed and Guard has brought destruction and terror to Gate Seven and now Maggie wants revenge. As the only after-life being who can save the souls from ultimate death Maggie comes face to face with her own human body, preserved for a century, waiting for just this moment to arrive.

Yet, how far will Maggie go to exact her revenge on the Shadowed? And when she comes face to face with her past, how will she survive the onslaught of memories she thought long gone?

For when the truth comes out all is not what it seems and Maggie has finally run out of time… She must choose her destiny or watch all she has perish in the fight for her life!

My Review:

I’m dying!! I didn’t want this series to end but it’s a trilogy so I should just know know better! I LOVED it. I have one complaint, but I won’t actually be telling you what it is because it’s major spoilery and it’s also nothing to actually do with the book, just a little something I wanted lol! We are picking up right where book two left off and we’re on a journey!

Maggie has grown so much from the beginning. She got her memories back, she got to learn the truth, and she finally got what she wanted. I was maybe hoping for a little bit more of some manly fighting for Maggie’s heart but even without a crazy love triangle drama I loved what happened in the end. And dammit if Jackson didn’t redeem himself again after his oh so horrible betrayal! And ally and cooper are always on Maggie’s side!

I’ve come to love Maggie, ally, cooper, Jackson, Jamie, and everyone and I’ve also come to love to hate Hannah! Wait til you see what that craptastic biach did!! I wanna use a lot of bad names for her. And I loved learning Maggie’s memories right along with her. It’s the perfect way to get a past, have the character learn her memories at the same time as you 🙂 and Maggie has a lot of making up to do, and some revenge to dish out!

the writing is absolutely wonderful! The story and plot twists are excellent. I am quite depressed that I won’t have any more of these excellent characters! It was an epic adventure of love and betrayal and friendship and loyalty and a fantastic world has been created!! Please please tell me you’re going to write more maybe a spin off!?! I need more 🙂 5 PHENOMENAL AMAZING MAGNIFICENT PAWS!!!

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About the Author

Katlyn Duncan

Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them. 

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world. 

Website: http://katlynduncan.blogspot.ca/

Giveaway!

I love this series so much, I am going to offer one winner an ebook copy of their choice of this series. So if you haven’t started it, now you can! If you have and are dying for book two or three, now you can get it! So, leave me, or the wonderful author, a comment, and I’ll pick a winner!! 

I want to thank Ms Duncan, who has so awesomely kept me up to date with this series and then remembered how much I loved book one, so she sent me book two, because she’s that awesome! 🙂 THEN she sent me book three because I practically begged her too, and she so politely oblidged! I am honored to be a part in sharing this wonderful tale!!! 🙂 THANK YOU! AND I can’t wait to see what you’re going to create next!! 

Thank you also to all of you who have stopped by today!  Please check out this author and her great work! Happy reading and later gators! 

The Life After Trilogy w Soul Possessed Review!

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to show you a trilogy who is now finished. I’ve read the first two, and will hopefully have the third soon so I can tell you how awesome the trilogy finished! But in the mean time let me show you the first two books!! 🙂 

Soul Taken (The Life After, #1)

 

Soul Taken (The Life After #1)

Book 1 in The Life After trilogy.
After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body. 

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies… 

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

Soul Possessed (The Life After #2)

Soul Possessed (The Life After #2)

Book 2 in The Life After trilogy
Life after Life

Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love—Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?

When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity, she doesn’t think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn’t just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission…she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can’t tell a soul…

My Review:
So, we can now begin where we left off in book one, which means you need to read book one before you read this one. I will also try my absolute hardest not to give away spoilers but please beware, this one is going to be hard without a few little spoilers. And I have a whole lot to say about this one 😉 Maggie is now fighting harder than ever, she wants to be a guard and she will train until she proves herself worthy. Ally and Cooper, and Jackson are all back as well as a few others from the first book as well as some wonderful new characters and some seriously heart wrenching tragic moments. Be prepared to maybe grab a tissue or 6! 🙂 
Maggie is…almost…. a guard. She is ready but she has to prove herself. With Ally having transformed, and going through guard training as well, it seems like things might be easy, or not! Jackson is working overtime to train Maggie, as well as try to win her heart, back, again, but Maggie refuses to get the rest of her memories that she’s lost. She knows more bad things are in store and she doesn’t want to just “have” feelings for Jackson, she wants to fall in love with him again, if he earns it. Cooper is training Ally and when a situation comes up, they are stuck, just the four of them, as part of their training, but it also being a real life mission. Maggie and Ally get along, Cooper and Maggie get along, Jackon and Ally get along, but hot damn Cooper and Jackson HATE each other and it so doesn’t help that they both want Maggie. They are all but pulling out swords and you can just feel the tension. And then, there’s some crazy that happens. 
Look let me be honest, there are some wonderful traits for Jackson. He didn’t know she was still alive and thought she was recycled, so he’s spent every moment looking for her in a new soul. It’s so damn sweet, but a little stalkerish too LOL And then he’s willing to give her space and time to fall back in love with him. He also wants her to learn to use her soul possessing powers, and thinks it would be better if she didn’t lose control when it does come out. He does something so completely awesome and amazing, I can’t tell you what he does, but it’s truly inspiring, and Maggie finally gives in a kisses him, and it’s beautiful…. And then Jackson does something really bad, very bretrayalish, and omg I just dropped my jaw. I know, know, know, that for whatever reason he did this “thing”, he had a reason and good intentions, but I can’t help but still feel betrayed. And I was about to give up Team Cooper for him…. *sigh* I am DYING for book three!!! 
Ally finally met someone, but she is learning why humans aren’t allowed in their world. And while Maggie still thinks Cooper has feelings for Ally, she learns from both Cooper and Ally, that Cooper may just want Maggie. And I LOVE Cooper. He’s the one person from before, who knew things, and wanted to be around her willingly. He was there for her even when she didn’t realize it. Yes, he also has the whole, I know what’s best, alpha complex, but he’s also willing to let Maggie prove her worth. And with Jackson now having a damn complex, I have decided to Go all the way for TEAM COOPER…. Lawd, I know when I read book three, I am going to be so damn torn, but I’m going for it. 

This series is so well written. I seriously love the whole thing. I love the characters, and their stories, and their pasts, which really really come out in this one (PS I fell in love with Cooper and Jackson more with this revelation) and the plot and the plot twists are excellent. You’ll never know what to expect and you’ll have some surprises. You’ll learn even more about this world and who the people and the big bosses are. I really loved the first book, but I am 100% head over heels for book two. I am in some serious turmoil waiting for book three. I can’t wait!!! A MAGNIFICENT PHENOMENAL 5 PAWS! 
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Soul Betrayed (The Life After #3)

Soul Betrayed (The Life After #3)

The final installment of The Life After trilogy… 

A Life for a Life

The battle between Shadowed and Guard has brought destruction and terror to Gate Seven and now Maggie wants revenge. As the only after-life being who can save the souls from ultimate death Maggie comes face to face with her own human body, preserved for a century, waiting for just this moment to arrive.

Yet, how far will Maggie go to exact her revenge on the Shadowed? And when she comes face to face with her past, how will she survive the onslaught of memories she thought long gone?

For when the truth comes out all is not what it seems and Maggie has finally run out of time… She must choose her destiny or watch all she has perish in the fight for her life!

Release Date February 27th!!

About the Author

Katlyn Duncan

Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them. 

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world. 

Website: http://katlynduncan.blogspot.ca/

Make sure and come back on that date, I will have some goodies for you to celebrate the release of book three, which will be the final of the trilogy. I can’t wait to see what will happen to Maggie and all these wonderful people! I want to thank Ms Duncan, who has so awesomely kept me up to date with this series and then remembered how much I loved book one, so she sent me book two, because she’s that awesome! 🙂 I am honored to be a part in sharing this wonderful tale!!! 🙂 THANK YOU! 

Thank you also to all of you who have stopped by today! Remember to come back soon for book three! Please check out this author and her great work! Happy reading and later gators! 

Soul Taken Blog Tour w Giveaway

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Hello everyone!! I’ve found a new series I love! So, in such, I need to show you about it! 🙂 LOL PLUS the giveaway is also pretty epic! I think you’ll be happy. I am thinking I should not blabber too much and just tell you now! 🙂 But PS, I will say that this is one of the most unique takes I ever read on angels and reapers… You know I love me some reaper coolness! 

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Soul Taken by Katlyn Duncan

Release date: June 4th

Genre: YA Paranormal

Isbn: 978-1-472-01709-3

Buy Links

Amazon UK Amazon USA

After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

Excerpt:

I knelt down again next to Ally and reached out to touch her skin. Even though the sensation was unpleasant, I could feel her pulse as it rapidly declined.

“No,” I moaned. I looked up again to see if any of the Guard could help, but no one was around.

I looked back down at Ally. Her face was paling by the second. My soul started to tingle. I leaned closer to her body, reaching my hand out to touch her face again, when her arm moved toward mine.

I jumped back.

Heather pushed through the crowd. “Did she just move? Did I see her move?” Streaks of black mascara ran down her cheeks.

A ringing sensation tickled my ear and I tuned in to the True Soul’s presence. I looked at each human. The True Soul was close, but who had it? They all seemed equally shocked at the tragedy.

An uncomfortable pressure in my chest drew me closer to her body. My soul slanted toward hers until I was practically on top of her. I helplessly watched my hand morph and stretch toward her body.

“What the—?” I tried to pull back but the strength of whatever was happening had other ideas.

My hand disappeared first, then my arm, then my torso.

But before I could call for help, my world went dark.

My Review:

I love when I find something good!!! So, the other day, I was browsing NetGalley, because I do that sometimes when I have time- not like I don’t have 55,000 to be read books LOL but I saw this one and requested it. And then on the day I got accepted for a copy, I also got the invite for the blog tour. I took it as a sign. And I LOVED IT! It’s such an interesting take on the “angels” except also, it’s not. This is the author’s debut novel, and she definitely did not disappoint. Also, it’s about reapers… except not. LOL I know I’m getting complicated right. Let me see if I can make it simple without spoilers. There are Soul Collecters- this is like your reaper- but in a little twist, they don’t just show up right before the death moment, these can actually watch a little of their “subject”, which makes it interesting. Then there’s the Guard- like guardian angels, minus the angel part, except a little. And then there’s special cases… LOL Isn’t there always. 

So, Maggie is your main character. She is like the Ace of Soul Collectors. She is so good she now trains the new comers and the “hard cases” as well as keeping her own collections. Oddly, Maggie doesn’t remember her past, or human memories. I think the coolest part is when she delivers a person to the “Gate” she gets to experience their version ofheaven. Everyone has a different version of paradise. Maggie is a simple but complicated character. She died at 17, so she still looks 17, but she’s been a collector for some hundred years, and therefore does not think or act like a 17 year old. I actually like this. Maggie’s character was fascinating to me. As the story went on, I found myself liking her more and more, and cheering for her, and hoping things would just work out. Plus, she is learning things about her future and her past that will have your head spinning right along with hers. 

Jackson and Cooper are the lovely HAWT male pieces. Jackson-who you think is the bad guy for most of the book, but I happened to like from the beginning, and Cooper-a Guard who is supposed to help and protect Maggie with her predicament, is your total sweetie, if the warrior type is for you. He really was sweet thought. I am not sure who’s Team I am on right now. I would flip flop back and forth as the story went, because they plot would totally turn me around. LOL I, on one hand, would really like her to have a development with Cooper, because he is the present, and took the time to get to know Maggie when no one else would. On the other hand, would like Maggie to rekindle the past involvement with Jackson, as he sure did wait for her. It’s going to get more complicated and I AM DYING for more!!! Also, I think in the Cooper section, it may come down to a little competition with Ally and Maggie. HEHEHE this makes me all a flutter and giggly like a school girl… UGH, and now I have to wait for the next book hahahaha! 

*sigh* The plot is FANTASTIC!!! I did NOT see that bad guy coming. I mean really. The paranormal part will have everyone smiling because it’s so unique, while the climax will have your jaw dropping, because it’s pretty crazy! Like wow. Seriously, though, those are the stories that make the best for me. 🙂 I like the shock appeal. Plus, I loved the mystery throughout the whole book. You are learning all about the characters and who they are, and then trying to figure out who the bad guy is, and also praying for something good to be able to come about when you find the bad guy. 🙂 All I can say is VERY WELL DONE! I usually steer clear of the “Angel” stories, but I am officially BEGGING for this author to gimme more, really quick! 5 TRANSCENDING COURAGEOUS PAWS!!! 

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About the Author

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Debut author for the YA Paranormal trilogy, The Life After. I am represented by Carina UK. I love to read, write, cook, and snuggle with my Wheaten Terrier as much as I can. I’m a huge fan of any book that strikes my fancy and I am always looking for recommendations!

Buy Links

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Soul-Taken-ebook/dp/B00CWL2C10/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1369129822&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=SOUL+TAKEN+KATYLN+DUNCAN

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Taken-ebook/dp/B00CWL2C10/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369171609&sr=8-1&keywords=soul+taken

Contact Links

Website: http://katlynduncan.com

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Giveaway:

GO HERE to enter  the Giveaway: $50 GC to an online book retailer of the winners choosing (Amazon, B&N, Sony, Kobo, iBooks). Yep, that’s a pretty good deal if you ask me. so make sure you enter!! 

So I hope you guys had a good time with me. I really like this new series, so I hope you check it out. And good luck!! I wish you all a good rest of your weekend 😉 Happy reading and later gators!! 

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