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Book Review: Soul Mate by McKinzie S. Heart +Giveaway

April 3, 2012 - 38 Comments

Soul Mate by McKinzie S. Heart

Soul Mate

by McKinzie S. Heart

February 2012 by Rogue Phoenix Press

Historical Romance


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 It is 1882 Midwest North America and fiery Scottish lass Katlyn MacKenzie has inadvertently found herself working in a local saloon after her father’s death.  Handsome cowboy James Granger wants Kate more than he’s wanted any woman before so he is determined to make her his come hell or high-water.  She is tempted by his heated, experienced touch but will she succumb to his charms or will another stake his claim?  For in steps a strange suitor that will not be denied in his own quest for Kate’s heart, body, and soul.  His scorching kiss competes with James’s touch while they both pursue her.  But who will she choose?  Because though one offers passionate life and the other offers blissful death, only her Soul Mate can claim her. 


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Author McKinzie S. HeartMcKinzie S. Heart is a prolific author whose area of particular interest is in erotic romance delving in a variety of sub-genres. She’s had various works published with The Reader’s Retreat and later, became Senior Editor of The Reader’s Retreat from 2004 to 2006. She also co-owned an ebook website. She’s won numerous awards in the Writing.com community for pieces ranging from children’s to adult works. Additionally, in 2008, her book Dark Moon Harvest won an award for Best Cover Art.

 Soul Mate is published with Rogue Phoenix Press. Elemental Seduction #1 – The Dance and Elemental Seduction #2 – Requited by Fire are two books in an anthology of four published with Silver Publishing. Dark Moon Harvest is in rewrite. Her readers claim that her adult works are “wickedly entertaining” and that “I couldn’t put the story down until I read the whole thing!” She hopes that you, too, enjoy one of her stories today!

 

Here’s where you can find McKinzie:

 Website | Blog Twitter | Facebook Profile 

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review

Opinion |  This story has more than it appears at first, It was totally different from what I expected it to be!

I really liked Katlyn, but I couldn’t connect with the Hero. The editing could have created a more cohesive and tied up storyline. Heart’s writing pleased me, but the story had a drastic change that I didn’t see coming and it developed into a book dealing with several diverse elements, creating a rather unique book for its subgenre.

I felt that way mainly because of this being such a short title, it had to deal with a lot, and this format didn’t work for the story in my opinion – I could have easily seen it as a full novel. 

 

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Ends APRIL 6h

   McKinzie will be giving away an autographed bookmark to one commenter at every stop, and a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during her tour. Please leave her a comment – and you don’t need to add your email to the text =)

 

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Categories: 2 stars, Giveaway, Rating, Reviews, Uncategorized

Discussion (38 Comments)

  1. by Mary Preston
    Reply

    I did not realize that SOUL MATE was not a full length novel. I am rather surprised. The subject lends itself to a great deal of exploration.

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Though it’s not a novel, I do hope that you enjoy it. My shorter stories do tend to pack a lot in :)

    • by Nat
      Reply

      Indeed!

  2. Thank you for hosting McKinzie today.

  3. by May
    Reply

    Sounds like a terrific book!

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thank you May!

  4. by McKinzie S. Heart
    Reply

    Thank you for hosting me today! ~Live to write, write to live~

  5. by Tamsyn
    Reply

    Very tantalizing blurb. Sounds like a tough choice she has to make. I would love to know who she will choose in the end. Why not both? :o )

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thanks Tamsyn! Hmmm…who will she choose?

    • by Nat
      Reply

      Read and find out!

  6. by Joanne B
    Reply

    Sounds like a great book. Can’t wait to read it. Enjoyed the blurb. Thanks for the review.

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thank you, Joanne. I hope you like it :)

  7. by Criss
    Reply

    Yeah a love triangle! I love those, very dashing cover. I most I like the blurb, it as me wanting more! Thanks so much for the review.

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thank you, Criss. It was fun creating the angst in this book :)

  8. by bn100
    Reply

    I enjoyed the review, especially about the characters. The book sounds good.

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thanks bn100! I hope you get a chance to read it!

  9. by Shannon
    Reply

    Thanks for giving the book an honest review. I sometimes wonder if short books should be held and make into full length works if it really flushes out the story. But at least now I know what I will get! Thanks!

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thanks Shannon! I write stories in all lengths but I wanted this one to be short and packed especially since I plan on writing a second one….

  10. by momjane
    Reply

    Sounds like a lot was covered in a short story. The reviewer sounds as though she liked it in spite of herself.

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      I hope that even though it was a short story that she did. I write both novels and novellas and enjoy all lengths myself :)

  11. by Catherine
    Reply

    Thanks, Nat. I appreciate an honest review. I like to know what to expect before I start reading. This has an interesting premise and I’m curious to see how it goes.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      I hope you enjoy it!

  12. by McKinzie S. Heart
    Reply

    Thanks again for hosting me today for my book Soul Mate and thank you everyone for your interest and participation!!! ~Live to write, write to live~

    • by Nat
      Reply

      Thanks for stopping by, McKinzie!

  13. thanks ever so much for the chance to win!

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      You’re very welcome :)

  14. I have a great appreciation for the 1880s. Long or short I know I would enjoy reading this.

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      I would love for you to read it!

  15. by Tin
    Reply

    The premise sounds interesting —

    Nat and McKinzie, “Soul Mate” is in big letters — is this a mythical element in the story?

    Congratulations on the new book!

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thanks Tin! Yes, there is a paranormal element to this book but you have to read it to find out what it is ;)

      • by Tin
        Reply

        Hi!

        Thanks for replying!

        I like that authors are exploring other aspects of the paranormal (aside from vampires, angels, werewolves. ^_^)

      • by Nat
        Reply

        oh, the mystery! ; )

  16. Sounds intriguing, thank you for drawing my attention to Soul Mate. Somehow this word “soulmate” packs so much meaning, I am curious to see your exploration of it.

    Thank you! :-)

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      It’s a lot of story packed into a small package! I hope you enjoy it :)

  17. by Kristiana S
    Reply

    ~Live to write, write to live~

    I love your quote. For me, it can be :

    ~Live to read, read to live~

    \(^o^)/

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Thanks Kristiana! I’ve been quoting that for years. I like your take on that quote too :)

  18. by Gena Robertson
    Reply

    I’m very curious as to who the heroine chooses! It does sound as if there is enough potential for a longer story there. I’m intrigued enough to want to read it anyway though :D

    • by McKinzie S. Heart
      Reply

      Well Gena, I hope you get a chance to read it. I sure enjoyed writing it. Sometimes a person just needs a romantic “snack” ;)

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