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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Kelsey Depuis, Santa Fe scientist, and Iriel, betrothed on Atlantis to a man she cannot love two young women bound by a single soul. In Kelsey s everyday world, three men shape her life: Myron Crouch, the boss of BioVenture Enterprises; Harrison Stillman, a brilliant colleague of hers there; and Stan Dresser, who twists her feelings with his kisses and lies. But gradually, ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Terra Nova Books (first published February 29th 2016)
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Kelsey Wheeler
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
At first I had a hard time getting into the story. It was kind of confusing at first but, once I got use to the two lives blurring together. It got better. While reading it I kind of felt bored until the last parts of the book. It started to really pick up and it did end well. After finishing the book, I thought well the story was actually pretty interesting.
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book managed to capture my interest from the outset and retain that interest right until the end. I’ll be honest the synopsis caught my attention because it wasn’t something I’d normally read, and I was a little wary about reading it for the same reason. It sounded a bit too slow for me and far from my normal read. I was pretty wrong on that front.

There was a certain amount of tension and suspense that ran throughout the book, keeping me interested. The book was much more complex and had ma
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the book 'Incarnation' from the start, thanks to the genius of Laura Hays who handles the plot adeptly. The book has a unique, one of a kind storyline dealing with the intertwining of two souls through century - one is Kelsey and the other is Iriel. It is also very interesting that the setting is placed in two contrasting locations, one in modern day Santa Fe, and the other in the fictional setting of Atlantis, which in the book is said to have been a continent until it didn' ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was drawn to this book’s unique plot and thought it would be a nice change from what I’ve been reading recently. And let me tell you, it exceeded expectations. With a mixture of fantasy and realism and complex characters, the story was imaginative, dark, and quite uncomfortable at times.

The narrative was fast-paced and captivating. It also introduced a number of themes that I wasn’t entirely expecting. First off, the theme surrounding environmental exploitation was outstanding and the perfect
Maria Rivas-mc
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
'Can you help me, soul descendant? For strangely we are becoming linked, my thoughts, your thoughts. I don’t understand how or why except to believe that you can free me. If you are brave, you will. And then? And then I will free you.'

I finished Incarnation and then went back to the beginning and read over Iriel’s introduction to the story. The words above give us an early clue to how the story would unfold and Kelsey’s role in it.

The book absorbed me. I would leave it and come back and enter t
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading Brian Weiss I truely believe in Reincarnation, life after death and Karma. I am fascinated by that and hence Incarnation was the obvious choice. And I am happy that I chose this book to read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. I can call this book a totally engrossing book without any hesitation.

The story is beautifully written. As per belief all the souls are connected and whoever you meet or deal with are connected to you in some manner or the other. The same is brilliantly p
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incarnation is an intense novel to capture my attention right from page one. The novel is about the protagonist Kelsey, a scientist from Santa Fe. To find her puzzling life entwined beyond our imagination with a mysterious woman Iriel from Atlantis. Apart from Kelsey and Iriel, every other character in the novel is to look out for. Incarnation is a fast pace novel full of suspense and thrill. The Author has beautifully woven the metaphysical elements into a fine story. Also, gracefully reveals w ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
An adventure between two intertwined souls, Kelsey and Iriel. One in modern day and the other in ancient Atlantis.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed this book very much. The start was a bit slow, but picked up at chapter five. It has a mysterious vibe. What will happen to both Kelsey and Iriel, each fighting their own battles.
Goes back and forth between times, from modern day (Kelsey) to ancient Atlantis (Iriel.)
Kerstin Vollbrecht
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book that captured my interest right from the beginning, about a young woman, Kelsey, a scientist, who is connecting to her souls past life, Iriel, who came from Atlantis. Kelsey works in a laboratory and meets a man, who happens to be connected to her past life, a man Iriel had refused and is now dragging Kelsey into a very violent relationship.
It's a very beautiful story about these two women , connected by the same soul, and the journey this implicates for Kelsey to find th
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting read.
Imagine a world where people can exist in an emotional reality beyond the physical Earth.
That's this book.
It has multifaceted characters, that somehow seem to interlock into one (or do they?) This is a complex read, but not a complicated read.
I was drawn to this book from the description on the book tour list: "Contemporary women’s fiction - fantasy/metaphysical thriller. This is about personal growth, relationships, science and romance. A bit of a genre-bender." It definitely is all of that. I think even with the metaphysical leanings, I was picturing something a bit lighter and a quicker read than the book turned out to be. It did take me time to get into the rhythm of the story and its complexity, with the many twists and turns ba ...more
Roberta Parry
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kelsey Depuis is a 32-year-old environmental biologist working as a lab technician for Bio Venture Enterprises in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The lab is ostensibly trying to develop a water inhabiting organism, a paramecium, that will clean up environmental spills by eating the bad things but not killing the good things. It's all very hush hush, and Kelsey is having some uneasiness about it. She is also seeing a dream therapist to help her with dreams she's recently started having and voices she's b ...more
Jessica Higgins
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
An interesting take on the destruction of Atlantis mixed with present day incarnation.

Kelsey Depuis has been living in her father’s shadow her whole life. He was a famous scientist who was well known for his research. After he died, Kelsey was offered a job in Santa Fe, New Mexico by one of his former students. However, after moving to Santa Fe, Kelsey has started to have recurring dreams about water. With some help form a dream therapist, she begins to feel another presence from a past lift nam
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A smashing novel by Laura Davis Hays, intertwining science, culture and spirituality!

I must admit it, when I read the summary, I was intrigued but mostly perplexed as to how Hays would pull off such a story. It’s a very unusual mash-up of biology and mythology! Therefore, I approached Incarnation with care and curiosity, but boy, am I glad I did! Laura Davis Hays apparently doesn’t have any trouble blending our modern era with the lost world of Atlantis. She manipulates words like an expert ches
Lisa Sandlin
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Laura Davis Hays’ exciting new novel “Incarnation” is a metaphysical thriller that twines the fate of two young women from different worlds and times. At first the halting communication between Kelsey Dupuis, an environmental biologist, and the compelling presence of a being named Iriel, unfolds by way of Kelsey’s frightening dreams. As the novel progresses, the means of contact become stranger and stronger. When Kelsey delves into her upsetting visitations, she glimpses the face, mind, and memo ...more
Dawn Thomas
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book Review: Incarnation by Laura Davis Hays
Review by Dawn Thomas

388 Pages
Publisher: Terra Nova Books

Metaphysical & Visionary, Contemporary Women, Thrillers & Suspense

Kelsey Depuis is a young scientist at BioVenture Enterprise in Santa Fe. After an accident in the lab, she begins having visions of Iriel, a woman from Atlantis. As the visions become more intense, Kelsey realizes she and Iriel are one in the same. She had two men in her life, Stan and Harrison. One loved her and one wanted to poss
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Blending the present with an ancient continent can be a tricky matter, but author Laura Davis Hays pulls it off with ease in INCARNATION.
The author brings the story to life through the lives of two well-developed characters – Kelsey, a scientist, and Iriel, a woman from Atlantis. The alternating views of these two resilient women take readers on a mesmerizing journey. Readers will be quickly drawn in as the two worlds connect.
The author has created well-balanced, realistic characters that are st
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Laura Davis Hay's Incarnation is an intricate tale of souls bound together by love and karma, through centuries and the rise and fall of civilizations. A love story, a psychological thriller, and a mystery all reside in its well crafted pages - it's as complex as the sea that it keeps swirling back to.

The gist of the story is pretty well covered in the publisher's blurb, and to write more about it would probably spoil it.

I'll wholeheartedly admit that at first I had a hard time getting in to th
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In my teens I was drawn to books on reincarnation and especially, those by Edgar Cayce. He wrote about Atlantis as well, which I found fascinating. I still do.
Laura Davis Hays has written a scifi thriller, that combines the lost world of Atlantis, reincarnation, science, anthropology, romance in a powerful new book – “Incarnation”. It is written in alternating views – from Kelsey, a biologist/scientist and Iriel, a young woman from Ancient Atlantis. Are these nightmares that Kelsey has or true v
Lori Bree
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is something totally different than I usually read, and I took a chance! I'll admit it was hard for me to get into because there was so much going on, but in the end I ended up barely being able to put it down! It's definitely not a light and easy read--you really have to focus so you can keep track of what's going on--but that makes the book so entertaining and thought provoking. I really li
Martha Davis
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Both accessible and complex, Ms Hays’ novel was a delightful read while at the same time, deeply thought provoking. The interwoven dialogue of contemporary narrative and dreamlike otherworld subconscious was striking- the Author’s suggestion of duality felt ominously possible. Beautifully written, intimate and haunting.
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"Incarnation" by Laura Davis Hays is an intelligently written and complex tale of poetic fantasy and modern world romantic drama. The storyline moves along effortlessly and the characters are believable. Anyone who enjoys reading unique and winding storylines rich with dialogue and fascinating settings will surely enjoy this book. ...more
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