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The Soul Summoner

(The Soul Summoner #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  6,366 ratings  ·  687 reviews
Blessed–or cursed–with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people… and the worst. For twenty-seven years, she's kept her ability a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case,
Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published April 2017 by Inkwell & Quill (first published October 24th 2015)
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Franzola Yes, no cheating but it annoyed me very much anyway. DNF at 70%.

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Have you ever been thinking about someone and Poof! There they are or they are suddenly calling or texting you? Is it coincidence, sheer luck? For Sloan Jordan, it is a secret she has kept hidden for years, she sees souls. When she thinks of someone or says their name, they are bound to show up in her life! Not only that, she can tell if a person is good or bad, alive or dead. Her “gift” comes with a cost, migraines, drained energy and having to watch what she says. Her gift is a positive one th ...more
Montzalee Wittmann
The Soul Summoner
By: Elicia Hyder
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Series: The Soul Summoner Series, Book 1
This book follows a gal that can look at a picture and tell if they are dead or living. A cop is working on a serial killer case and finds out she can do this. Boy does her life change! Then she meets someone like her only opposite. Both are orphans, are they related? It is an interesting romp of romance, a serial killer, supernatural abilities, and friendships. Unpredictable and exciting!
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults
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Princess J. Antoinette
Oh boy, I can't even explain clearly without too much gibberish of how much I love this book. In its own wicked way, this book has bewitched me. I mean seriously my thoughts are tongue-tied that I won't be able to properly articulate my feelings for a proper review.

Just note this book was engaging, suspenseful, intriguing, intense, with just a bit of passion.
I would say that the only thing this book was lacking and the author missed an opportunity to make this book better was she didn't give u
Good premise ruined by an immature, bitchy, completely unlikeable heroine who justifies stringing another woman’s man along because her boyfriend choose the OW in high school (which was 10 yrs prior). Oh and the kicker...the “real” hero shows up around 50% and the heroine chooses him BUT continues to string the other man along simply because she can (and wants to punish the OW)....granted the other guy wasn’t that great as he sat in a room and let the heroine and her friend make fun of his girlf ...more
Linda Strong
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Sloan Jordan is either blessed or cursed. She has a 'gift' ,, of sorts. She can determine if someone is alive or dead by just looking at a picture. She can determine from the living if they are 'good' or 'bad'. She calls it looking at their souls.

Detective Nathan McNamara learns what Sloane's secret is. He's not quite sure if he believes her, but he's been working on a case for years. Eleven women have gone missing, never to be seen again. Nathan wants/needs Sloan to help him determine where the
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy. Freaking. Cow. I LOVED this book! Even days after finishing it I would find myself wanting to read it. Like I hadn't finished it. I just wanted more. I wanted to stay lost in this book for a lot longer! Also, I'm not one to comment much on the actual writing style. I guess I just don't feel like I know enough to comment on it. I either like a book or I don't (writing style wise) but this was one that I would read something and would really think that was really clever of her to write it li ...more
C. Erani Kole
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was amazing!

I haven't laughed in such a long time in a murder mystery with a love triangle. Usually those things are beyond intense, and one love interest with bodies falling like flies is enough on a girl, but Sloan's got two and ten.

The writing was great with Sloan's POV and her angst about people finding out what she can do felt so realistic, especially with the responses she got. That's why I loved it even more when she handled it like a boss, and took it with a grace that had nothing o
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Suprisingly good for a free Kindle book! The characters are likable and the plot was well paced and engrossing. Based on the cover I was expecting more paranormal/urban fantasy, but I was happy to discover that it was actually mostly murder mystery. It had the potential to be five stars, until the middle of the book where a love triangle appeared out of nowhere. Whomp.
Although I have the Kindle ebook, I chose to listen to the audiobook because it was narrated by one of my favorites. It was so e
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy from the author for an honest review

This book was a better read than what I was expecting. The start was a bit slow but then it went on to become a smooth read. I wouldn't exactly call it a fantasy because the only fantastical aspect was the protagonists' powers. Otherwise it was a normal who did it read.

The characters were well formed. Sloan was a contradiction of sorts. She was a strong character and I loved her struggle to get involved in the case or not. Nathan was a l
I've had The Soul Summoner on my TBR list for a long time. It kept getting pushed down and looked over. I'm glad I finally read it. I loved this book. It was fun, exciting, interesting, and there was mystery.
This book has adult characters but would be fine for the YA audience. There was kissing and then a single scene of glossed over sex. Like they went to bed and it fades black and picks back up after the fact. That's not typically my preference because I love seeing romantic aspects and good
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
The title and blurb for this book are misleading there are no souls summoned. The premise had promise but there was too much "crush" behavior (hitting and sticking tongues out) for late 20's adults. Was this supposed to be a YA novel with shallow characters?
It also dragged on and on with a dull romantic interest then pivoted to a love triangle in the end. Not interested.
Dianne Sunshine
I couldn't finish this book. In all honestly I only read for first 5 chapters and had to stop. The main character was constantly on the verge of tears or crying. The story also felt like it was talking at me vs carrying me along to get wonderfully caught up in the story. ...more
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly good for a free Kindle book! The characters are likable and the plot was well paced and engrossing. Based on the cover I was expecting more paranormal/urban fantasy, but I was happy to discover that it was actually mostly murder mystery.
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
( know those books that you immediately like the “voice” of the main character? The kind that draws you in with the character’s personality and the premise of what that character is going through? That was this book for me. It was also in my to be read pile way too long and I am not happy that I let it lay there for ten months or so.

Sloan is a seemingly normal hometown girl, living and working in the small city she grew up in. She’s in public relations for the city and as such,
Madison Warner Fairbanks
The Soul Summoner (Soul Summoner #1) by Elicia Hyder

Suspenseful and imaginative, the story takes off quickly and draws the reader along a dark path of intrigue. The heroine uses her abilities to help search for a killer. When a stranger approaches, their touch sets off electric sparks that raise more questions.

A thriller that I read in mostly one sitting. I didn't want to put it down. Just a touch of wry humor, a bit more of romance and a fast-paced serial killer mystery that I knew was going to
Ghadeer A
2.5 stars
The voice of each charachter is the same I honestly couldn't distinguish between them
They had the same tone the same sense of humer the same morals and the same expressions
But the idea is original and very interesting
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Soul Summoner is well written but lacks excitement and the love triangle didn't work in my opinion. So far the book is quite enjoyable but nothing impressive. ...more
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it
Loved the sassy and genuinely kind heroine. She's funny and sweet, it's her special skill and her sweet nature. The H appears to be her soul mate, he too has special skills but they are exact opposites. I liked how they worked with her other male 'friend' to solve murder mysteries. It was all very unlikely with the excellent writing making it work. Great story, but I didn't enjoy the love triangle. ...more
Emma James
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
RATING: 4.5 STARS for this first installment.

I love Warren and Nathan.
But whose team will I be on???
Gahhh is it too early to tell?
I feel a Warren team coming on... but it is early days.
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a cross of so many genres I love: Paranormal, CSIish, & Romance. Pretty much hit it out of the park for me.

I loved Sloan - her strength, her vulnerability, her smart moves, and her stupid moves. She was a real person to me - maybe that's why I liked her so much! Loved her humor too, best ability in the world is to be able to laugh at yourself and not take yourself so seriously. She had a paranormal ability to sense things about people and also call them to her as well, but even that did
August Bones
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! I flew right through this - loving how it was a paranormal romance, but it wasn't like anything I had read before.

Sloan Jordan knows that she is different, but because of a bad experience as a child, she tries to keep those differences to herself. She can feel someone's soul -- she knows if they are good or evil or even if the person is alive -- by looking at a photo. I have to say, no matter how weird this sounds, that I have a vague sense of what she might have experien
I was in the mood for a good suspensful read and this one certainly did the trick. Here's my breakdown:

The pros:
* Solid character development
* offered as a kindleunlimited
* Fast paced plot
* Unique paranormal read
* Great writing style

The cons:
* Massive love triangle - I think this may deter some of my "safe-reader" friends. The heroine had kissed both men, but only got intimiate with the one she is in a relationship with. Its known to all 3 that both men love her. Often they were all in the same
Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow .... what a dynamic, fun, refreshing read this was! I enjoyed reading it so much that it was basically over before it began.
I loved the character Sloan Jordan and the constant play for her attention between the two boys, Detective Nathan McNamara and Warren Parish. However, you just know Sloan and Warren and are two halves of a whole .... something.
I can't wait to see if finds out what she really is. Highly recommended.
The bad news: I had this book on my Kindle and took a long time to get to it. The good news: several other books in the series were published in the meantime.
The Soul Summoner is what every indie published urban fantasy / paranormal romance wants to be.
Scherry  at The Novel Lady
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have had my eye on this book for quite some time. And then I actually won a copy of the book during a game we played at the Virtual SCBL Book Convention! Okay now! Fate had it that I absolutely MUST read this book! And read it, I did. In one sitting! Because once I started reading it, I could not put it down. Loved, loved, loved it!

We have Sloan, a woman with some rather incredible secrets, a mystery within herself. Then we have Nathan, a hot detective involved in the search for a serial kille
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, I think I would enjoy it a lot more if I knew if the main character gets 1 love interest or two. Id rather her have two and not decide but that's just me. So might be a deciding factor if I continue or not. I also wonder if this will turn more paranormal in the next books or keep to a more realistic human reality with them always wondering what they are. I guess I will just have to check the next book out and see!

quick edit

I went ahead a read some spoiler reviews of the othe
Nov 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
I didn't want to put this book down! It pulls you in from the first chapter. I loved the characters. Even though I'm only at the beginning of the series, the books should be read in order. I immediately moved on to book 2. ...more
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