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Splintered Souls (Flames of Time #1)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
When Ava Flynn walks away from a scholarship to Georgetown and moves into her grandmother’s abandoned summer home in coastal Maine, she steps into the center of a centuries-old curse. On her first night, she notices a mysterious leather-clad stranger looking up at her third-story window. For weeks, everywhere she goes, Ava catches more glimpses of him, but she can never ge ...more
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Published September 22nd 2015 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Oct 20, 2015 Carrie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
In 1654 a soon to be mother turns to a witch to bless her child before it is born. She asks that her baby will always be able to find his soulmate. Little does she know that she is about to give birth to twin boys and this blessing will turn into a curse.

In the present day Ava Flynn gave up her dream to attend Georgetown after the death of her father. She agrees to move with her mother and younger brother and attend the local college to keep the rest of their family together. When Ava spots an
Lillian ᴥ Cloud 9 Books
***** 4 Cursed Stars *****


I don't know how to describe Splintered Souls without giving away too much of the story. The blurb talks about one thing, but the book involves so much more. Yes, there is a curse, but there's also some time travel.

Stories involving time travel always makes me ask more questions, and this falls into that category. I did like the characters, but there were some moments where I wished they explained some things more.

Oh, and this also involves the ultimate love triangle. T
Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Splintered Souls is about a blessing, turned curse, that seems hopeless. In 1654, Lady Catherine Fairchild visited a witch to bless her unborn child. In that blessing she asked for him to find and possess his soulmate. Despite the warnings of the witch, she insisted on the blessing. That blessing turned into a curse when she had not one baby, but two. Twins who share a soul who will long for the same soulmate.

Holy Moley, I'm so confused! There is so much going on in book one. There is no way to
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Splintered Souls
Author: Erica Lucke Dean
Genre: Sci-fi/Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 250
Rating: 5
Heat: 4

Thoughts: This was such a pleasure to read! Erica's ability to suck you into a book is uncanny. I couldn't put it down but I wanted to just so the story would last. At first I was rooting for Maddox but then I got a taste of Laith and now I'm not sure who to root for. This is a love triangle with a twist (that I will try not to give away). Ava is a soul mate to both of them
Jun 25, 2016 Meghan rated it it was amazing
Every woman, at some point in her life, dreams of finding her soulmate and living happily ever after. It's been said that the physical draw between you and your "other half" is something that you cannot deny... and cannot break. In life, though, nothing is ever perfect, and so often things do not go the way you dream them.

Ava had her life planned out, but after her father's death, she chose to move to Maine with her family and start her life over. She enrolled in a small college and they moved i
Jan 03, 2017 Irene rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Hundreds of years ago a pregnant woman rode off in a storm to beg a witch's blessing for her unborn child. That choice would plague her into madness.

Ava is the new girl in town. She has recently lost her father and has moved with her Mom and little brother into her deceased grandmother's house. On her first night she sees "lamppost guy" as she calls him, a handsome hunk who seems to be staring up at her window. As suddenly as he appears, he is gone. The next day she thinks she spots him in a st
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

When 19-yr-old Ava Flynn’s dad dies, she decides to give up her scholarship to Georgetown, move with her mom and little brother to her grandmother’s old home on the coast of Maine and attend the tiny college there. She makes friends, but it’s the mysterious leather-clad boy who makes her heart beat fast. Who is he? Ava has no idea that her life is connected to the past and her present is about to change yet again. But
Aug 01, 2016 Elaine rated it it was amazing
I love a good Soul Mate story! Give me two people who have connected throughout multiple lifetimes and I am almost guaranteed to love it! But add a third person with half the soul to the mix, plus engaging writing by Erica Lucke Dean for a new twist on the soul mate story and I am hooked!

I became Twitter friends with Erica years ago, when she began a serialized vampire story called Daywalkers on her blog--it's still on there, if you want to check it out. (While you are there, read The Bikini Wax
Donna Sweeney
Nov 03, 2015 Donna Sweeney rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.....

Oh, this story just restores your faith in destined love and soul mates !. What a fabulous start to a series.

A brief round up......Ava (our stories leading lady) decides to move home and attend a local college after the death of her dad. Not what she planned, but she is a loyal, loving person so she chooses to support her mum and bother. With me so far ?......

At said new college Ava gets to grips with all the typical d
Jul 02, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I am so excited to bring you a review today for Erica Lucke Dean’s “Splintered Souls,” which is the first book in her Flames of Time Series! I sat down to read this a few hours ago and literally only got out of my chair for a quick second so that I could finish it. This paranormal romance is a page-turner from the first paragraph and will leave you wanting more when you’re finished.

“Splintered Souls” begins in 1654 with Lady Catherine Fairchild rushing to see a witch regarding her unborn son. La
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Love the cover, will personally not be buying ☹

This is a love triangle with brothers Time Travel PNR book.

And you know how I feel about my love triangles :/

If the all mighty L.T. doesn’t bother you, give this book a try! I hear this author knows how to write a good book ;)
Sep 01, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Splintered Souls begins with an intriguing scene from the distant past and we are then transported back to the present day and meet Ava, the protagonist in the story. Ava is a very likeable character and easy to empathise with. I enjoyed the banter between Ava and her younger brother Josh and I loved the character of Sam, a new friend Ava makes when her family has to move to a new town. The other kids Ava hung out with at schoo
Oct 02, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Okay so I enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down, although I did have some issues along the way I still enjoyed it and have no problem recommending this to anyone who wants to read it.

I am just going to hide my review as a spoiler because Im really not sure if I've given away parts or not and to review this book I just wanted to talk about it. So just a heads up!
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A. Powers
Oct 30, 2015 A. Powers rated it it was amazing
A page turner with great characters!

The quick version: Ava just moved to a new town with her family (after her father’s death) to attend a small college. Enter the sexy guy she sees from a distance. Now she can’t get him out of her head. Is he a ghost? Her soul mate? What gives? But it goes so much deeper than that, and it all started more than 300 years ago. Cue spooky music.

At first, I was worried; the opening chapter was kind of dry (to me) because I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, a
Cary Morton
Feb 13, 2016 Cary Morton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I received a copy of this book directly from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Why did this book have to end?

That’s what I shouted when I closed the cover of Splintered Souls by Erica Lucke Dean. It was that good. From the very beginning, the book drew me in with its rich narrative voice and complex characters, and by the time the romance kicked in—well… I was done for.

The plot was engaging, and the characters were equal parts complex and heartbreakingly perfect. The pace mov
May 21, 2016 Shy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
The introduction to the novel wasn't appealing to me. I was resigned to the idea that I might not like this book and probably get bored as I read it.

The chapter that follows wasn't to my liking either. I don't like Ava to be honest. Her character turned me off. Add to that the fact that she swooned over a guy for being totally 'hot' just after a quick glance through the window. She's everything I don't like in a character or at least she was everything I don't like in a way the character is int
Linda Quick
Oct 01, 2015 Linda Quick rated it really liked it
Unique paranormal romance that kept me guessing. Twin brothers vie for the love of their soul mate in a tale that kept me guessing and trying to predict what would happen next. Because of the struggle between the brothers, this is a much darker novel than the author's other works. I am a fan of her work and loved this book, but because of the darker nature of the story, it didn't have some of the charm of her other books. However, if you are looking for a story that will draw you right in and ke ...more
Feb 18, 2017 Tonya rated it really liked it
With the introductory chapter set in the 1650s and not much other orientation to this book other than it's an Erica Lucke Dean title, I wasn't sure what to expect. The historical romance angle flew out the window pretty quickly with the jump to modern-day Virginia and a 19-year-old getting ready to relocate to Maine to keep an eye on her newly widowed mother and younger brother. The story built a head of steam quickly and hooked me despite being another New Adult story of a young woman trying to ...more
Nov 16, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing
Splintered Souls By Erika Lucke Dean is a romance and sci-fi and fantasy read.
When Ava Flynn walks away from a scholarship to Georgetown and moves into her grandmother’s abandoned summer home in coastal Maine, she steps into the center of a centuries-old curse. On her first night, she notices a mysterious leather-clad stranger looking up at her third-story window. For weeks, everywhere she goes, Ava catches more glimpses of him, but she can never get close enough to find out who he is.
This was
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Splintered Souls is the first book in The Flames of Time series. It's the present day story of a young girl, Ava, who unbeknownst to her, plays a vital role in a horrible deal gone wrong by a desperate mother in an effort to protect her unborn child back in 1654. Ava is dealing with her own issues in the present day on account of the loss of her father, a move with her family to a new town, and s
Emmeline (The Book Herald)
I received a copy of this book from Red Adept Publishing, LLC via NG in return for an honest review.

Rating- 2.5

Okay, this review will be blunt and honest.

First of all, i don't think the blurb accurately portrayed what we were diving into- with this book.
I say this because 1. I got the mother of all love triangles and 2. the love triangle includes one girl two brothers. Did the blurb mention that? No. Am I slightly annoyed? Yes, i hate love triangles and love triangles with brothers involved, i
Oct 31, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am totally beside myself after finishing this book. I have to admit I moved Splintered Souls to the top of my TBR list as soon as I received it. This story is different from any of the other stories Ms. Dean has written before. This is a star-crossed lovers story with a twist and right now I am torn. The story began with elegant, crisp prose that paints the picture of desperation Lady Catherine was feeling as she tried to outrace a coming storm. Here the blessing-turned-curse was laid out for ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Jul 11, 2016 Jeannie Zelos rated it really liked it
Splintered Souls, (Flames of Time Book 1), Erica Lucke Dean 

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, fantasy and paranormal
I’ve enjoyed several of Erica’s novels now, and this was another fun read.
It does feel a bit YA in style, maybe because the characters are all college friends, and its the connecting point for them? Thats not a crit though, I loved twilight, Vampire Academy etc and others like them classed as YA.

Its always kind of odd as a UK reader thinking of the US school
Becky Stephens
Aug 25, 2015 Becky Stephens rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
Splintered Souls begins with a captivating scene from the past--where the story truly begins--before we jump to the present day to meet Ava, the protagonist. I liked her from the start. Like Laith tells her, she's smart and feisty, and though young and inexperienced, she isn't weak.

I wasn't sure about her new friend, Sam, at first. She seemed too bubbly and superficial, but she grew on me as the story progressed. I thought all of the characters were well fleshed out, even the secondary character
Oct 17, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star, arc
**I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

The story begins in the 1600s with a woman desperately seeking a witch to have her unborn child blessed with true love. The witch reluctantly agrees but warns of the potential devastating consequences.

Now hundreds of years later, we meet Ava. After the unexpected death of her father she gives up her dream of going away to college to stay with her mom and brother and move to Maine. Right away Ava is drawn to a mysterious, tho
Susan Harper
Thanks, NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange of my hones review.

I would class this book as YA. It had the same feel about it as Fallen by Lauren Kate. Saying that it was still a good read and it did not take long to read.
The start of this book is set in 1654 and a heavily pregnant Lady Catherine turns to a local witch and begs her to bless her child before it is born, she stipulates that she would like her child to always can be with their soul mate. She does not know that
Oct 04, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing

This story begins as Lady Catherine Fairchild risking absolutely everything to protect her unborn child, Ava. Catherine was warned by the witch that she could face devastating consequences for her actions but Lady Catherine did not seem to care. Her changes sent a ripple through time that would change Ava’s future for worse or for better.

Then we are sent forward in time to Ava just starting out in a new town at a new school due to her father passing away. Ava feels the need to take care of her
Carolina Godinho

I was given a ARC in exchange of a honest review.
What a startling book. I was really drawn to it, the blurb catch my attention and the book did not disappointed me. I was surprised at every corner.
I must say the time travel part was a little too much for me. Don't misunderstanding me, I love time-travel as much as the next Back to The Future fan, but I think it would be better if Maddox and Laith reincarnate like Ava, instead of out of the blue they just c
Sep 29, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-1st-ng
Interview with the author: http://dreamerjbookreviews.blogspot.c...

4 stars!

After her father’s unexpected death, Ava decides to move with her mother and younger brother and attend University of Maine, rather than Georgetown. Set in more of a high school atmosphere than college, Ava finds herself befriending a clique of girls who enjoy nothing more than gossiping about, or kissing, hot guys.

Ava is drawn to a mysterious hot guy herself, and when he finally introduces himself, Ava’s world quickly s
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Gah and dognammit!

I admit to making an ASS out of U and Me here by assuming this would be a little standalone mystery - perhaps a nice ghost story/haunted house jobbie, or that's what I'd guessed from the blurb, anyway. And it certainly was a mystery, with breadcrumb after breadcrumb laid out, and even when we got answers, they felt uncertain and unsafe. So, needless to say, when the book ended in a horrendous, massive and quite literal cliffhanger, I turned the air around me blue for a good fiv
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After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time, Erica moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180lb lap dog, and at least one ghost.

When she’s not busy writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens, diaboli
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