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Souls for Sale

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  25 reviews
When demon Saul persuades comic book artist Tom to sign over his soul in exchange for a night of passion, little does he know what lies in store. Demons can’t fall in love—or so he’s been told—but he finds himself smitten and attempts to destroy the contract, desperate to save Tom from an eternity of torture.

With Saul and Tom forced to run, a showdown between Heaven and He
ebook, 2nd (Previous edition Soul for Sale series), 139 pages
Published March 26th 2018 by NineStar Press (first published February 5th 2016)
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I can say I was intrigued by the cover of this book and the blurb also pulled me in. A rogue demon who falls in love and goes back on a soul deal (gasps). It had me at hello but I wanted to be telling it goodbye way quicker than anticipated.

Saul is in the soul buying business and he’s the best at it. He wins them over with sophistication and killer looks and without any real push, people just sign their soul over to spend one night in the sack. What can he say he’s ju
2.75 stars rounded up

21st Century Demon: 2.5 stars

Well, that was different ... the writing style, I mean. Using 1st person POV, Saul also talks to readers, like narrating a movie where he talks about what he thinks or feels. It takes a little while for me to get used to it -- but I can attribute it to his character (I found him quite full of himself sometimes :p).

BUT, I didn't really buy the sudden switch from Saul seeing Thomas as a target then suddenly falls for this human and even willing to
Alina Popescu
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review coming soon
Lisa The Novel Approach
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
~ 3.5 Stars ~

Tom sits in the local pub, day after day, eyeballing the gorgeous waiter that he is fairly sure is straight and way out of his league. Even if the guy was gay, Tom is far too shy to approach him. However, when a fellow customer accidentally bumps Tom’s drink and offers a fresh one, Tom agrees, setting off what will be a life-changing series of events Tom could never have expected to happen to him in a million years.

Saul is a successful demon who is in the business of signing up sou
Mari  Cardenas
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, fun, hot, paranormal
4 Stars!

Saul is a demon who collects souls for hell, he's arrogant, funny and sarcastic and he talks to the reader while narrating his chapters in the story. It took a bit to get used to this, but once I did, it was smooth sailing.

Then we have Tom, who signs off his soul to Saul in exchange for one night of passion, only one night isn't enough, and when he tries to make another deal with Saul, he discovers that Saul doesn't want him to end up in hell any longer. He's too sweet and while demons
I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley

The copy that I read is actually a rerelease where the author has edited the two stories into one complete book with on-going chapters so there might be some addition content difference/editing between that and the original 2-book version of the story, but I'm posting my GoodReads review here because there doesn't seem to be another edition.

This was a fun read, although honestly I'm not sure I entirely buy Saul throwing his entire life away a
Fun and sweet. Saul is a demon who makes deals for souls. Tom is a cute
young man who comes across as sweet and shy. They make a deal for one night together. That is where the fun begins. A roundabout chase.
Some sweet and hot demon romance. We get to go along for the ride.
Really enjoyed this tale of paranormal love. The focus of this book is more so on the couple and their growing feelings. For readers who like sweet and spicy, this is just right for you. Beware the demon Saul is a smart ass,
Joyfully Jay
Mar 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kris

A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars

21st Century Demon
I admit that at first, I was taken a little aback by the style of writing. Not only is it in first person present, but Saul also breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the reader. This grew on me after a bit, and even though I didn’t quite find Saul as clever as he found himself, I became accustomed to the style and character. It was fitting for Saul. We see the entire story through his POV, and he’s got a smarmy charm about him that real
J.P. Jackson
This was a quick, hot, devilish read!

I have to give kudos to Asta Idonea for writing this novel in first person, present tense. As an author, I have attempted this writing style and failed miserably. There's a certain skill required in telling a story from this perspective, a skill I don't possess.

The story revolves around Saul, a demon from hell, who is a top-notch salesman in obtaining satanic contracts, signed by silly humans willing to give up their souls for an eternity of damnation in exc
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could I would give this 10 stars out of 5. I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I loved the premise, then opened it to see that it was first person, rotating perspectives. I hate hate hate first person and was resistant at first, but was won over by the clear character voices. In the end, I wouldn't change it, since if you know anything about protestant Christianity or have read any number of classic literature on demon bargain making, you know how this will end. I read the summa ...more
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This story doesn’t have much substance, but if you are looking for a light, quick read to pass the time, it would probably fill the bill.

The plot is simple. Saul, a demon, tempts human Tom into signing his soul away for a night of sexual ecstasy. After their night together, though, Saul is enamored enough with Tom to feel guilty and destroys the contract. Saul’s bosses are understandably unhappy with him, and the two lovers go on the run across Europe to escape Hell’s minions. Then Heav
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Well, the good thing is, the end is good. Sadly, the beginning isn't.

The problem is, I did not buy into the relationship from the start. It begins with the demon Saul seducing nerdy, shy Tom for his soul. But as he does this, Saul gets more and more fascinated with the guy. I just did not get why. They seem to have little in common and conversation is halting. Even a bout of seriously awesome sex shouldn't really account for that kind of insta-love. There was never anything special about Tom, th
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a solid read, but I had trouble for the first 35% or so figuring out what the plot of the book would be and almost put it down. In the end, I stayed because of the humor.
Saul, a demon, and Tom, his human mark, meet when Saul decides to convince Tom to sell his soul in exchange for a night with Saul. Saul's POV is funny - he's a selfish, arrogant, demon, after all. Tom's is less so. He's a lonely comics artist and doesn't seem to have any reason to say no when Saul proposes the bargain.
Stacey Jo
Saul isn't your average demon. He finds his mark in in Tom and gets him to sign his contract. It would seem Saul has one more soul to add to his quota, but Tom turns out to be more than he seems. Sparks fly between Saul and Tom and after one night together Saul knows he doesn't want to let Tom fulfill his contract. He destroys it, which starts their time together on the run. Hell doesn't take too kindly to losing a soul or the fact that a demon would destroy a contract. Then heaven takes an inte ...more
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review

First impression: It feels a bit rushed. I had higher expectations, so that is in part also my own fault.

The story itself feels a bit underdeveloped. I can sense there is supposed to be more worldbuilding and lore that I currently have no idea about. Demons/Angels and their politics feel especially empty to me. Characters have a sense of being individual and having their own motives which does wonders for giving reasons as to their action
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I will come right out and admit that I really liked Saul. He's a demon, he's supposed to be bad and so getting to see that good side just made my heart happy! I was a little disoriented with the POV here - Saul's first person but also speaking like a narrator. It took a little getting used to.

Tom is super sweet and he's enough for a demon to want to be better. There's a lot of sex in this one, which I expected since the whole situation starts with Tom signing away his soul in exchange for one n
Patrice Leonard
*An ARC of this title was kindly given by the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

This was a decent, short-ish read. I don't generally gravitate towards Angel/Demon stories, but the blurb for this one grabbed my interest. There wasn't a whole lot of character development or world building here, at least I didn't think so. The concept was an interesting one and it was a quick read. Thomas was a cutesy MC, and that had it's good and bad points. Of course the demons in these st
P Leslie
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one elses*

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one but I was pleasantly surprised.

Tom was a sweet nerd but not as naive as I originally thought. Saul was quirky, funny and snarky. His ego was never ending which I found amusing yet I couldn’t help rolling my eyes every time he stroked his own ego.

The premise was sound but the characters weren’t developed as far as I would have liked.
A ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords Review. This review can also be found here.

Thomas Ives has a made a deal with the devil, for which he has given up his chance at heaven, or has he…?

Saul is a demon deal-maker extraordinaire, always ready to go the extra mile to secure a soul. But he doesn’t know the night he is in for when he gets Tom to sign on the dotted line.

In the weirdest twist of fates, a night of passion see these two beings falling in love. But hasn’t Saul already condemned his lover to
Elaine White
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Book – Souls for Sale
Author – Asta Idonea
Star rating - ★★☆☆☆
No. of Pages – 139
Cover – Gorgeous!
POV – 1st person, narrative, dual POV
Would I read it again – No
Genre – LGBT, Paranormal, Demon



Sorry, this one wasn't for me. I tried, I did, but I just don't like the writing style. Two of my biggest pet hates are here - 1st person, where very little detail is given and when it is it's all unnatural because it's given by the person themselves; and narration or t
Rian Durant
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Having read the “Twenty First Century Demon” before in the anthology where it was included “Of Heaven and Hell”, I was more than happy to learn there was going to be a continuation of Saul’s and Tom’s story. I started reading it with a smile on my face and the book make me keep it all the way to the very end.

“Hell to Pay” is hell of a ride, indeed. One of the entertaining kind, like a roller-coaster where even the scariest moments make you smile and fill you up with a peculiar, exhilar
Jess Gabriel
DNF at 30%. I love the premise of this book, but it just didn't work for me. This is written in 1st person, present tense, which is always tough for me. Also, I feel no connection with or between the MCs. Major revelations are made before they've really even talked, making it insta-everything. I just couldn't make myself keep going. One thing I will say as a positive is that I could really hear Saul's voice in my head. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to hook me.

*Provided by NetGalley in excha
Tom is out for a drink when a handsome man propositions him, a steamy night with the man will cost him his soul!

Saul is a demon, he collects souls - it's ok though they get a night of their dreams first. Saul is planning on Setting Tom up with the bartender but changes his mind and decides to have a night of fun himself.

Neither Saul or Tom expect to feel more in the morning, which means he doesn't want to take his Soul, the boss of hell won't be pleased.

The story is told from dual points of vie
Aimee Brissay
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded up.

I loved the concept behind the story and Asta gave an interesting view over the whole soul buying concept. I hope there will be more stories coming out in this series, because the world has a huge potential. Tom is not so well developed as I would have liked, but Saul is definitely worth the read.

What I liked less was the present tense presentation and the whole talking with the reader throughout the story. Perhaps it would have worked better in past tense..?

Regardless, this is a
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Apr 11, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish
I have to call quits to the book and the whole m/m paranormal romance. We just don't work out. I love paranormal romances and m/m romances, but for some reason they don't work for me when they are combined. I really wanted to love this book and this genre, but I just don't think me and the m/m pn romance genre mesh. I tried several - several - books and not one worked out so far. So I'm done. I'm sorry.

This is a clear case of "it's me not you". I'm sure some people will enjoy this book. I wish t
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