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Splintered Souls

(Flames of Time #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  62 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 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 ☁ 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 Review
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
Ashley Daviau
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This ended up being way better than I thought it would be! The concept really drew me in, it’s quite unlike anything I’ve read before. I’ve never really seen time travel presented in this way and I thought it was really interesting! I really wasn’t expecting the twist, it really surprised me and added such an interesting element to the story. I did find our main character a tad bit annoying at times but the story made up for it in the long run.
Karen Sebeika
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
all i can say is wow this book was amazing every time i thought i knew where the story was headed bam complete change of course can t wait to read the next one
Jun 25, 2016 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 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 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 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 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
Erika (OwlwaysReading)
Amazon Kindle $0.99 on 2/25/17 (was $5.99)

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 ;)
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
Sep 01, 2015 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 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 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 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 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 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
Gabbi Grey
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can a Soul-Bond exist? (An audio review)

First: be warned.

This is the first book of two and ends on a cliff-hanger. The second book is not out on audio yet…but after listening to this book, you’ll be clamoring for the next one.

I’ll be honest – paranormal-fantasy, and other books that require that level of creativity to write, always leave me in awe. This book is one of my favourite kinds – a contemporary setting with some nice time travel thrown in. But I digress.

When Ava Flynn moves to a small t
Feb 18, 2017 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
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Splintered Souls by Erica Lucke Dean is a 4 star read.
This story starts out quite slow but I’m glad I stuck with it as I really enjoyed it. Ava has just lost her father and has decided to move to Maine with her mother and younger brother and attention local college rather that take up the scholarship that she was offered, when she arrives she sees a young man outside her new home staring up at her bedroom window, she feels a pull towards him even though she can’t see him clearly. When he keeps
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was the first time I've read anything by this author and I was not disappointed. I couldn't put my Kindle down. Ada and her family recently moved into her late grandmother's house, while unpacking she sees this guy standing under the lamppost. There's something about him in the way she has a prickling sensations on the back of her neck. Something about him calls to her.
In this book there's a curse that seems unbreakable and two men, twin brothers, who want to win Eva's heart and love. She
Susan Angela Wallace
Nov 16, 2016 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
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed this book after receiving a copy. I really enjoyed it and got totally swept up in story. I loved the soulmates/time travel angle and look forward to learning more about this in the second book. There is a bit of insta-love that I'm not a huge fan of, but I can gloss over it because the rest of the book was pretty good. I also really liked the characters and the dialogue between them is pretty good. I'm big on dialogue and like a lot of interaction between my characters. I ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read an Arc copy of this book. I read some reviews on here before I started and was a tiny but worried I wouldn't like it, because I am not a fan of instant love. But I do enjoy love triangles and don't mind cliff hangers, and so I trudged on and I actually enjoyed the story was very intriguing. I wanna know more about Maddox and Laith and how this is gonna work or if it's gonna. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series, cuz it had a massive cliffhanger.
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord have mercy!

I'm 31 years old and this book had me enthralled! Great riding great editing great grammar great characters amazing love story now this should be a movie. Pretty sure I've neglected my entire family until his book was finished! What a journey I am on book number two Here I Come
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Splintered Souls is a fantastic read with twists throughout the story that kept me hooked. Soulmates, time travel, great characters and a cliffhanger that left me wanting more make this a must read! This was my first book by this author and I can't wait to read the second book in this series to find out what happens next. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
his book had me from the beginning I didn't want to put it down I wanted to know what was gonna happen it was intriguing the concept of splintered souls ! And the ending wow it does end on a cliffhanger but not what you are expecting making you want to read the next book. I voluntary reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
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