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Soul Sisters

(Soul Sisters #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire s ...more
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Janiera Eldridge
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Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
It took me way to long to read this book. I had no problems putting it down and I just had to force myself to finish it so I could move on to something else. The twist on how vampires were created wasn't enough to keep my interest. Several times I thought, "Oh, I think it's going to pick up now," only to have my attention held for 2 or 3 pages.

It needs editing or even proof reading would have worked better because the author got her facts a little mixed up, she was calling one twin the others n
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was ok

Janiera Eldridge introduces you to a whole new world of vampires. How they're made? Well, that's still a question left unanswered. There is a creator and the process is a secret. *shrugs* Dana and Ani are soul sisters. Dana is human and will live as long as her soul sister Ani, who is a vampire and was created by Donovan. Dana is immortal and will live as long as her soul sister is alive. But when Dana is drugged and
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Review posted at Red Hot Books

Wow, what a hard read....

Ani and Dana are ‘soul sisters’ who look like identical twins. When we’re introduced to them, Dana is working at the local department store and her ‘soul sister’ Ani is present only when Dana is in distress.

I had a bit of trouble with this book. For me, the editing needed a lot of help. The text alignment in my e-book version was centered (like in a poem), I don’t know about you but I’ve been trained to read books that have a justified tex
Carrie Ardoin
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Dana became an immortal in the early 19th century. Though she is not a vampire--that would be the soul sister she helped create, Ani. But when Ani goes a little too far in protecting Dana one night, their creator does not approve...and he wants to destroy them.

Ani and Dana must come together with unlikely allies as they figure out a way to keep themselves alive.

This was quite a short book. It started off with a lot of promise that kind of fizzled for me as it went along.

The story is told with ro
Reader's Paradise
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I don't think we need to compare vampire stories with other vampire stories. Our society is so fixated on this OR that, can't it be this AND that. Baskin Robins has 31 flavors so can we....Smile
I truly enjoyed this book for exactly what it is a story about love and survival amongst woman, who happen to be Soul Sisters. They favor one another in appearance but are as different as night and day. But there is one thing they both agree on and that is the dedication and love they have for one another
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
* Thank you to the author, Janiera Eldridge, for allowing me to be a Early Reviewer on the JeepDiva Blog *

AUTHOR: Soul Sister is Janiera’s first published book. In my opinion, Janiera has the potential of someday becoming a great author. At this time, “in my opinion”, she has some improvements to make in providing her written work with the right balance of dialogue, action and adventure and details of events….”in my opinion”.

GENRE: Paranormal, Fiction, Contemporary fi
Holly Letson
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Soul Sisters is a very interesting read. I have to say that the book grabbed me from the first page and kept me reading until the end. When I got to the end I needed to know what happens next but I will have to wait for book two. As I was reading this book two things stuck out to me, first what would you do for the love of your life? and second what would you do for your sister? These questions were answered for me as the story progressed and I loved how the author drew you in slowly giving you ...more
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
*****Gladys #XOXOtheNerdGirl #NerdGirlOffical Review:

I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I struggled with this review for a week after I read the book. So I re-read the book again. Twice!!! Looking for something that would spark something so profound and earth shattering that Janiera, who I believe has become an awesome fan of Nerd Girl would thank me for. BUT, as Melanie (Nerd Girl Vamp), knows I am not a fan of YES-MEN and people who follow the pied pipers melodi
Heather Alexander
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Early 1900's, Dana meets and marries Bryson and is very much in love until Bryson is in a hiking accident. He is at deaths door when Dana is approached by Donovan, a vampire, who tells her that he can save her husband if she gives him her soul. In return she will be immortal and get a soul sister, a twin, that is vampire and will always be with her. She will do anything to save Bryson and takes the deal, unfortunately Bryson is killed in an ...more
Nov 20, 2012 rated it liked it
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This is a unique premise with characters that are rarely seen in most of the vampire stories I have read. Additionally, the ‘creation story’ for Ani was very cleverly presented, and provided a pair of immortals who are inexorably connected in so many ways. The author shows great promise, dealing with characters that develop into fully realized beings while still providing a very clearly defined set of differences for the two sisters. Attitudes and responses are well delineated with a sense of re ...more
Alexia Purdy
*****Possible Spoilers!!!
This was a unique take on vampires, especially on their creation, the hierarchy and the way they are involved in society. It follows Dana, the main character, throughout her life in the 1800’s to the present day, alternating between now and then. I enjoyed the flashbacks, they enriched the depth of who Dana was and eventually, how Ani came into being and the relationship between the two as ‘soul sisters’. I liked the idea that if one died, the other would too, making the
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
We first meet Ani and Dana in present day and learn that Ani is a vampire and Dana is human. Then, we learn that in 1912, Dana was married and her husband, Bryson, was dying. A man named Donovan approached her and made her an offer to spare his life. She agreed and Ani was created. The story switches back and forth between modern day and the early 1900's to give us good background on the two sisters. Ani and Dana's lives are now in danger and they round up allies to help them survive.

I enjoyed
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Rusty Fischer
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So, I am very picky when it comes to my vampire books. It's hard for me to just read a "by the numbers" vamp story that follows the basic plot line of pretty much every other vampire book out there. That's why 'Soul Sisters' by Janiera Eldridge was so refreshing. There is so much going on here, and so much of it new, or at least original. I love the idea of two sisters being immortal; one a vampire, one simply able to live forever, and yet linked for all eternity and kind of bound to one another ...more
Jacquie Talento
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once I was left alone long enough, I couldn’t stop reading this book till the end. When Dana’s husband gets sick and it looks as though he isn’t going to make it, Dana makes a deal with her own devil Donavan and gives him some of her soul so she can save her husband. From her soul, Ani is created and is considered her soul sister. Without one the other would die and now have lived for over 100 years even after an accident claims Dana’s husband. They are two completely different personalities. Da ...more
Aneesa Price
Jan 27, 2013 rated it liked it
A Review of Soul Sister by Janiera Eldridge

Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review.

I appreciated the plot of this book - it is a very clever twist on the paranormal or vampire tale. The story, however, had potential in its telling for more description on the internal psychological conflict that must surely exist within each twin. There is also a need for further description to draw a reader into the scenes within the book.

As a reader, I do believ
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review
I was pleasantly surprised by this book as it is not your normal run of the mill vampire book.
I loved the intrigue and strong story line it kept me turning the page until I realised I had reached the end and I hope there is a second book as I can't wait to see how Ani takes to being the creator and if anything develops between Dana and Christian and also to see what happens now that Ani has become the Creator.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Dana is human who has built a normal human life. As much as you can when she was born in 1912. After making a deal with an ancient vampire shortly after her marriage, she gave part of her soul to create a vampire – her soul sister, Ani. After a long journey over the years, the two now live together, best friends and greatest confidants, the siblings are enjoying their eternal lives in their own ways.

Except Ani’s reckless behaviour draws more attention from the powers that be. Until her passionat
A.G. Dow
Nov 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
I know the vampire genre has become quite cliche, but I've been a long-time fan of these creatures of the night, and I'm always interested in reading a new fang-filled tale. So naturally I was excited to read Soul Sisters, by author Janiera Eldridge, a story about immortal twin sisters with what others have called a very unique vampire twist. I will say, the "twist" was certainly a different way to explain how vamps have come to be, but that alone was not enough to carry the story and mostly bec ...more
4.5 stars!

A copy was given to me in exchange for an honest review through the Read it & Reap-program from Goodreads-group Shut up & Read. More info: Shut up & Read blog.

The story
This story kind of feels like an origins story. You know, an origins story is like an introduction. Hou have the fun of introducing the characters and getting to know them, but that takes time. With the second one, you can just get on with it and have a rollicking good time. I love the fact that she changes from mode
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Light-years better than the Twilight Saga series. Characters with a real personality and not only this but also ones that each of us can relate too. Another thing I must highlight is the fact that Eldridge doesn’t make her characters fit the mold but rather opens up a new realm – coloured characters and this is a new/fresh and fantastic thing to see hero’s and heroine’s with a different backgrounds to the otherwise typical and over-represented characters.

The journey the characters and that we t
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a copy of Soul Sisters from the author for a review via Full Moon Bites Book Tours.

Dana a young woman is on her honeymoon and goes for a walk with her new husband. While they are out enjoying the beautiful day and their time of just being together her husband has an accident. Dana has been staying by his side day and night waiting to see if he will live or die. When she can't take it any longer she runs out to be by herself fo
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Soul Sisters Ani and Dana are in a fight for their lives…literally. Vampire Creator Donovan has revealed he will end Ani’s life due to her killing of an innocent. But Ani claims it was all to protect her sister Dana from being raped and possibly killed. Now they must travel thousands of miles in search of an ally and figure out a way to stop Donovan. Because when one sister dies, so does the other. That’s what happens when you share a soul.

Throughout the book we get transported from present time
Lindsay Avalon
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it


I adored how unique the premise of this story was. Basically, Dana gives her soul to Donovan in exchange for saving the love of her life. In doing so, her soul sister, Ani, is created. Ani is Dana's identical twin except for one key difference: Ani is a vampire. That right there is an awesome concept and so unique from anything I've ever read. Overall I thought this was pretty good, there was some romance, plenty of adventure, and a great relationship. The sisters are over 100 years
Nanette Bradford
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Soul Sisters by Janiera Eldridge Reviewed by Nanette Bradford (Member of the YATR Review Panel) Date read: 17th October 2012

What an awesome new twist for how vampires are created. I would of never thought of something like that and it was a good thing that Janiera Eldridge did because I loved this story.

Back in the late 1800's Dana was a 23 year old black girl in Harlem. She lived in a high class area with her mother and father, loved reading writing poetry and collecting her porcelain dolls. On
Dina Rae
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Soul Sisters
Soul Sisters begins with Ms. Eldridge setting up the relationship between her two main characters, sisters Ani and Dana. Ani is a vampire and kills a girl that Dana works with for arbitrary reasons. The author then flashes back a hundred years earlier when Dana was a girl and Ani was not in her childhood-Quite a hook that kept me reading. Later, the title is explained. Dana’s husband dies and she makes a deal with Donovan, a head vampire, for her husband’s life. Part of the deal invo
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Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Soul Sisters
By Janiera Eldridge
Review by S. Bree High
YATR review panel

Janiera Eldridge I am intrigued. I really enjoyed the twist in this book and the new story. I read a lot of paranormal fiction, and this has a totally different story, fresh and new. Vampires why yes we have them! Eternal souls, they are not to be missed. Love why that is present too, now add a bit of mystery and YOU have this book. The story was well written with very few grammar errors. I thought it was a fabulous first out
Sara Bree High
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Soul Sisters
By Janiera Eldridge
Review by S. Bree High
YATR review panel

Janiera Eldridge I am intrigued. I really enjoyed the twist in this book and the new story. I read a lot of paranormal fiction, and this has a totally different story, fresh and new. Vampires why yes we have them! Eternal souls, they are not to be missed. Love why that is present too, now add a bit of mystery and YOU have this book. The story was well written with very few grammar errors. I thought it was a fabulous first out
Wanda Hartzenberg
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Soul Sisters by Janeira Eldridge
I downloaded this book from Amazon during a promotion and on behest of the author for a review.
The premise of the book was delightfully novel and fresh and gets a 4 * review rating without a doubt. It is seldom that with the amount of books I read and review that I find a vampire story with a truly unique plot line and this book is truly unique in that regard.
Characters in the book are mostly well fleshed out when they are major characters and the other characters
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Janiera Eldridge loved feeding her book addiction and putting all her crazy stories on paper. When she is not immersed in the world of fiction, she is working as an entertainment freelance writer.
Janiera also enjoys connecting with other authors and supporting their work on her book blog Books&Beauty.
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