Thursday, November 4, 2010

Review: Deception by Yolanda Sfetsos

Series:  The Soul Dealer, Book #1

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Published:  October 2010

Publisher:  Evernight Publishing

Format I Read:  Ebook

Pages:  85 (Nook pages)

Source: reviewed for Black Raven Reviews

Read an excerpt
Book Summary:
When someone is killed too suddenly or tragically, there's a creature
ready to bargain for their soul...
Fate's cruel hand took Alana from Matt before he had a chance to tell her
how he felt.
A year later, he's still mourning her loss but Matt doesn't realize that he
hasn't completely lost her. Yet, he'll never know how close she really is if
he continues to ignore his ability.
Alana has struck a deal that'll save Matt before the end of All Hallows Eve,
but time is running out. And if it does, both of their souls will be lost.

My Thoughts:
Deception is about Matt, a medium that has tried hard to bury the gift passed to him from his estranged mother.  He has always been aware of spirits surrounding him, but refuses to open himself to the possibilities of communicating with them.  Deep family secrets have always kept him from sharing that part of himself, until he met Alana.

Ironically, the gift that he thought was a curse is the only thing that will allow him to have her back in his life, if just to say goodbye.

Even in death, Matt can’t seem to forget about the love of his life. So if exploring his gift is the only way he can set her spirit free, then he’s more than willing to get used to seeing dead people.

I was instantly drawn into the story and didn’t put it down until I turned the last page.  The plot was interesting and had a hint of mystery.  I really wished this story would have been longer, but Yolanda Sfetsos did package a good story into a just a few pages. 

Not a lot of background was given about Matt and Alana, but it was enough to make the characters likable and made me enjoy their story.  Deception is a great ghost story just in time for Halloween.  It reminded me of the movie Ghost, but with a better twist.

My  Rating:
I give Deceptions three and a half flowers of love.  After I wrote this review, I realized that it’s book one of a new series, so I am looking forward to the next book.  If you love ghost stories and HEAs, you will want to check out this book.


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