Sponsored post: I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to author Naomi Lucas.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ophelia was dying.She was raised on a backwater planet on the outskirts of a Trentian controlled sector, on a planet that was so far out in the fringes that the intergalactic council barely knew of its existence.
One day changed her life. When she was brutally examined to see if her body was viable to procreate– she was found barren. Running from the news, the terrible confession of her womb, the brutality of her situation, she finds herself willing to give up her soul for a second chance at life.
What does eternity mean to a girl who doesn’t understand the concept? When she accidentally summons a mystic force from the ancient ages of Earth?
When science and the supernatural collide?
Seraph is a Soul Collector. His eternal profession is to bargain for the souls of the living in order to control their ether in the afterlife. He has been sitting dormant for millennia as his profession phases out with the Age of Science, the Age of Space, and the Age of Intergalactic Travel.
When he is summoned from his realm by a dying half-alien girl, his static existence takes a turn for a techno-supernatural adventure.
Themes: science fiction, dark romance, horror elements
Warning: mature readers only, explicit sex scenes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was an adult fantasy story, set on a different planet.
The characters in this were okay, and I appreciated the situation Ophelia found herself in. Being outcast and left to die would not be a good situation for anyone to find themselves in.
The storyline in this was about Ophelia trading her soul for her survival, and then trading other things for favours too, from the soul collector Seraph. We got a couple of steamy scenes between the two, and Ophelia’s situation just seemed to go from bad to worse time and time again, I did find that the story lost my interest quite a bit as it went along though.
The ending to this was okay, although it wasn’t quite what I expected.
6 out of 10