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Soul of a Warrior

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Hours before she is torn away from everything she knows, Kimi Wicker comes face to face with a tall blond-haired stranger who claims to be her mate. But he also claims to come from another world. Thinking the guy a crazy psychopath, Kimi tries to run with her two best friends and a feisty tabby-cat in tow. No one anticipates a second stranger showing up, one with a complet ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Crescent Moon Press
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Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adult fans of: paranormal sci-first romance (mate) stories
Recommended to Courtney by: Booktasters
So far, Kimberly Wicker had no reason to belive this wasn't going to be just like any other work night at McMillan's Tavern. She joked with her co-worker Keith, and her wild best friend and roomate, Amanda Cross, came in an hour late for her shift - everything felt normal. Until, that is, when Kimi notices a man in the crowd who stuck out like a sore thumb, and he's sitting in her section. Shortly after serving him, she notices his disappearance and the appearance of another stranger. That's not ...more
Maria Dimitrova
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like Soul of a Warrior. Because there is a solid story to it but in the end there were too many things that annoyed me and made me downright uncomfortable. I'll tell you more about what I liked and disliked in the next couple of paragraphs.

Let's start with the cons. The structure of the narrative is that of a high fantasy novel which means long, detailed descriptions of freaking everything. I hate long, detailed descriptions. For me this can kill a book. That's why I generally
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Denna Holm's 'Soul of a Warrior' offers a rich adventure for both the veteran and the newbie to the genre. A choice catch of fantasy icons strut their freaky stuff within a fascinating sci-fi landscape.

When I first saw that it had vampires AND werewolves I was worried about overkill - but it works due to the author's ability to give equal staging to the plot as well as the individuality of the characters. It comes across that she knows them ... adores them, bringing them to life in such a way t
Sadie Forsythe
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a2r-done
I read a lot. It's my primary hobby. As a result, I write a lot of reviews. As anyone who's read them regularly knows, it's almost never a good sign when I start taking notes on a book. Occasionally I'll jot down something I loved enough to want to ensure I remember to mention. But more often than not, I start a notes page when the irritants start to pile up. I'm afraid Soul of a Warrior had a fairly long list of notes by the time I finished. This is generally not a good sign.

Now, I want to say,
Tony Parsons
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OR. McMillan’s Tavern (country western). Kimberly “Kimi” Wicker (mgr.), Amanda “Mandy” Cross (Kimi’s sister/roommate) & Alice were working the Friday night shift.
Amanda had tried to take care of Kimi.
She was sent home not feeling well.
Later Prince Tallyn (Tialaeku PPL, Mathias/Isabeau son, shapeshifter, Werewolf) tried to explain to her what happened to her.
He had also taken her to Diamond Lake where she had grown up.
Bad news Elias (rogue) & Kjell had escaped from Tahni Asylum yesterda
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book took me on a great adventure! "A handsome blond stranger shows up at Kimi Wicker’s place of work claiming to be her mate" What an great start to a book. I was hooked right way and wanted to find out more. How doesn't dream of a fairy tale like this where a handsome guy comes to sweep you off your feet? But there are great twists and turns in this book. I enjoyed it very much! * I received a copy of this book for free and this is my honest review*
Gwessie Tee
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Naughtiness 2 *

Omg fantastic book, utterly love it and definitely want to read more of Denna's book so found a new addiction and will hopefully be able to collect more Denina is a new author to me and I'm definitely glad to have found her.

I won't give spoilers but this book has everything you can want am with many twists and turns along the way and brilliant characters I hope will be featured in other stories also this is a book I very much got into and escaped to their world as if part of the a
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
I absolutely love this book.

The dialogues between the characters are so good. A thing that's very important to me.

The planet Lavina is created beautifully with a lot of details and new animals. I really like it and I really can imagine being there.

My two favorite scenes are the one where Tallyn shows up in Kimi's bathroom at the beginning of the story and the scene where Kimi has to ride a dragon-like creature.

The scene I don't like a lot is the time Neyvarre kisses Kimi while she sleeps becau
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
My Review:

Warning, though I try my best to avoid this, all reviews can contain spoilers of some kind. If you would like to know just my overall opinion of the book, and otherwise go into reading it blind, please scroll down to my overall and would I recommend it section.

I Voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lions, and tigers, and..... good god what the hell is that? Ok kitty cat forget Kansas, we are so not even on Earth anymore. I
Mishka Jenkins
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
**I received this in exchange for an honest review**

I enjoyed this book, it was a bit different to what is out there at the moment.

It got right into the action from chapter one, which although I like, because I like when stories start out right from the beginning, I was a bit confused and overwhelmed by what was going on. But it was soon sorted out and explained in chapter 2, so that worked out well. From then on the story moved on well and was explained throughout.

I have to say I really liked t
Bella Doerres
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Soul of a Warrior
By Denna Holm

Kim works in a country western bar with her friend Amanda. They have the usual cowboys, rowdies, and fun lovers but one night two strange men arrive and everything changes for Kim and Amanda. Kim can’t get over the straight up approach of the guy with the extra long k-nines and avoids him at all costs. When another guy shows up and tells her he has a gift for her and sparks fly she knows something is up and the sick feeling it gives her makes her dizzy. This is an a
Lynne North
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading the excellent first book from author Denna Holm. Though ultimately a romance novel, this is so much more. Set between two worlds, this fast paced fantasy romance keeps the reader interested and eager for more. I don’t want to give anything away by saying too much, but what would you do if you found your destined mate was from a different world, and of a completely different race? Would they be worth the trials and tribulations? Neyvarre thinks so, and so does Kimi. N ...more
Vanessa Haley
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Soul of a Warrior" is the first book I have read by Denna Holm, and it went far beyond my expectations. I found this book very original, with so many genres creatively blended together to form an excellent read. From paranormal, sci-fi, romance and fantasy, this truly unique combination, works well for Denna Holm. With an abundance of exceptional characters and an imaginative and thrilling plot, "Soul of a Warrior" definitely is 5-star, and a MUST read.

Denna Holm's many characters depicted in
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't like that Goodreads won't let us give half stars because this is really more of a 3.5 star for me.

I thought that this was a paranormal romance but it's more a book that can't quite decided what it is - paranormal romance, sci-fi with a side of paranormal, or dark fantasy/romance. There's a moment early on in the book that just hit me wrong and I had to put the book aside for awhile. I get that vampires can have that a weird compulsion thing and that's ok but it seemed to go beyond that
Pallabi Sarkar
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have just finished reading the fantastic book “Soul of a Warrior” by author Denna Holm. And I found this novel very ingenious with so many genres including paranormal, sci-fi, romance and fantasy creatively medleyed together to form a unprecedented novel. The characters are well written and quite well defined.

The novel tells the story of Kimberley wicker, a young woman who works as a bar waitress at McMillan’s Tavern, a bar in Oregon. Feeling ill one friday night, she leaves her bar waitressin
Kathy Rouchelle
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read! I loved every minute that I spent inside of this story and hated when it ended. The storyline is a bit different that other vamp/shifter books that I've read considering that these species actually live on another planet. Great premise there and quite unique to anything I've read. The story is well written and the storyline grabs you quickly and doesn't let you go until you reach the unfortunate end (only because it...well...ends!).

The characters are well written and quite well
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the cover, I imagined a different type of story than it was, but I’m glad I picked it up, as this was a very intriguing read!
A vampire and werewolf arrive to fetch Kimberly, as she is the unexpected mate of a powerful vampire, Neyvarre. To avoid spoilers, I won’t say how she ended up not knowing she has this special quality, but the reason ties her fate to that of Neyvarre and also Elias, a friend that Neyvarre wronged—and the woman whom Elias loved. This is the heart of the premise.
A chal
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy from Readers House in exchange for an honest review.

So this is where I got totally turned around. What I thought was book 1 (Dark Warrior) turned out to be book 3. This I think is book 1 but it could be book 2. See my problem??.

Kimberley is the mate of a vampire (Neyvarre) who is happy to admire her from afar. But his sister has other ideas! Turns out her ancestry is a little more his line than hers. Her best friend (the exceedingly stroppy Amanda) is also the mate of the lycan h
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A rather interesting universe. I loved the different worlds that we get to experience, as well as the different species you encounter in these worlds. I have to admit the fact that I am not entirely excited of the whole vampire/werewolf thing, even if they were aliens. It is a little overdone...

My favorite characters were, of course, the humans. They show so well how they can adapt, survive and work together. The interaction and growth between Kimberly, Amanda and Keith was brilliant. I loved ho
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kimi is working her normal shift at the bar when someone appears and scares her silly. The reaction she has, is enough for the boss to send her home sick. That will be the start of a very scary adventure that she is sure she will never live through.
Nayvarre is a vampire alien . He never intended to try and claim a human as his mate, but just one look is enough to start the connection.
Wow!! What a scary world our heroine gets thrust into. The planet she and her friends find themselves stranded
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've just finished this book and I really enjoyed it. It has a great description of everything. The necessary to understand and imagine every step Kimi, Amanda and Keith took. I love knowing more of vampires, werewolves, such a great world with things I never read before. Also I loved how the story goes. The thing of the "eillelè" it's original and well explained. I think it's good that the characters show theirs fears and the angry they felt in the beginning and how they change their minds afte ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
I applaud the author for her creative take on an old time favorite of supernatural creatures. It was very unique and interesting - however there were many elements of the book that I didn't personally enjoy, but could see someone else loving. I liked the new take on the soulmate concept, but the emphasis on violence (especially to the protagonist) and the more adult romance was a bit off-putting and not what I was initially expecting. There was also some other themes through the book that I wasn ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay I will say right up front that I did love this book. I had a really hard time even putting it down. I read a lot of books and this one was is a hidden gem. Soul of a Warrior is a full on adventure for the mind. It is the story of Kimberly(Kimi) Human from Earth and Neyvarre Lazahlian or Vampire from another planet. Kimi's journey/abduction along with her friends is a harsh one. So much went wrong you feel really bad for them. I enjoyed thoroughly from start to finish. The only thing missing ...more
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Today it is more demonstrated that you do not need to have a Bestseller to make your book brilliant. Three days ago I came to this as a gift this book (which I honestly would have liked to read it when I was sixteen because it was the literary genre that had me hype) from the sticky synopsis (By God, I can not resist a blond and pale character, is my weakness) to the genres that develop, I could not have a favorite character but I liked them enough, I liked the scenario in which everything is bu ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, 2018, booktasters
I received a free ebook copy in exchange of an honest review. And I'm glad I requested for it.

I loved this book, it has everything: action, love, villains and heroes and the idea that vampires and werewolves are from another planet was well written, Denna created creatures that you could imagine and learn to love.

I made a bond with all the characters, Kimi, Amanda, Keith, Neyvarre, Hexa, Tasha, etc. Reading every word and feel every sensation from them was very gratifying.

When I first saw the
Miss S
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book as it has a slightly different slant on the usual vampire romance and quite enjoyed how the characters developed and you could get to know them without the usual will they wont they premise. I think Deena did a great job of creating a whole new world without resorting to the usual its just like earth with extra moons and has plenty of action to keep up the pace. I love the detailed description from Tashas fur to the slimy shit fish, the beautiful purple dirt and the th ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-e-book
This is a different take on werewolves and vampires (with them being from a different planet). The genre of the novel is fantasy/science fiction, rather than a paranormal romance which is what the synopsis indicates. The premise of this novel was intriguing, but it wasn't quite what I expected. The story-line seems to be a bit confused and too much was incorporated. Without giving anything away the details of the alien planet were interesting.

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lot of times I was forced to retrace my footsteps! This book is a maze, lots of twists and spins that will leave your head spinning even worse but still you won't put it down. You might be tempted to think it's the lighter romantic stuff (in the initial pages) until you meet the first alien aka vampire in the pub. I loved my first visit, though I was more terrified, to another world, which is not this one! For real! Thanks Deanna
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received the book to give an honest review.

Number of stars for this book is 5 of 5

I really love this book! Love the mystery and romantic this book give you. I can't put the book down I really enjoy it. It's fast paced page turner action packed must read book.

I really do recommend for you all to pick it up.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not your typical vampire book! This book takes the typical vampire lore and gives it a twist. Follow Kimi and her friends as they learn to survive in a new world. See if they discover the strength with themselves to survive!
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A retired FEI competitor in dressage, Denna has earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medals.

When an injury forced her to retire from training and showing horses, she turned her attention to her second passion in life, writing. Soul of a Warrior, a science fiction romance, was published by Crimson Cloak Publishing in 2016 and is available through Amazon. It's true what th