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While searching for clues to her past, single mother Bree Mills discovers a subculture of aliens with supernatural abilities living on Earth. And she’s one of them. Finding herself hurled into a world of possibilities, it’s made more alluring by Quinn Taylor, the 324-year-old, violet-eyed Evoxian from her childhood dreams.

Quinn knows his destiny is entwined with Bree’s. He’s fraught with frustration and desire, but before he can confess his love, he must wait for her to sense the Akui, a mysterious force tied with ancient Evoxian law.

At a Cotswolds country manor, passions awaken and ignite a love more magical than the once-Utopian planet, Evox. Then Fate delivers a cruel and heart-breaking blow when Bree is kidnapped by a malicious alien who wants her and her power. Will Quinn still love Bree when she’s faced with protecting her half-human daughter… whatever the cost?


First published September 5, 2018

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Profile Image for Jéssica.
Author 1 book66 followers
September 5, 2018
If I'm being honest I don't know in which genre I would put this book. It's a fantasy, but it's also a paranormal romance and a sci-fi. And I love that. I love that it's more than one genre. Although it was advertised to me as a fantasy and that got me excited after reading the blurb I notice all the other aspects and that got me even more curious.

I love starting a new series and this one made me have some nostalgic feelings. Abbey's book reminded me why I still love Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi so much. Her take on the Alien concept combining it with the supernatural abilities and powers gave the book it's own unique concept, and adding the writing style, the storyline and the romance, it was a win book for me.

In this book we follow the life of Bree, the female main character, as she finds out she something more than a plain human being. And she's a single mom, which makes the book a lot different from others in the genre. If we read a Contemporary Romance about a single mom finding love, we don't think twice, but that happens in a fantasy/paranormal novel, it's different, refreshing and it makes the plot even more interesting.

The book had a good pace to it. The action moved along and we got pushed into the rollercoaster of the drama and action filled scenes, that kept me curious to know who was behind all that and what were their motives. As a hopeless romantic I love when people get in the way of love and in the end love conquers all. To me it makes the relationship sound stronger because they had to fight for it, and most of the time it means character developing and it means the plot thickens.

Since it's a series, of course some things are left unanswered for now and that aren't explored fully. That leaves stones to turn and mysteries to uncover, character to know better and to see develop more and action moments to read about and get our adrenaline pumping. And that's what Abbey did with her book. She left me wondering and curious to read the next book.

I loved the characters. I love Bree and the fact that she was a mom and that she has to think of her actions and need because she has to protect her daughter, and that comes first. Then there is Quinn, and he was quite... I don't even know... It's the descriptions I'm sure. Abbey did an amazing job with creating the characters and giving them life with the descriptions and the interactions and of course, in Quinn's and Bree's case, their relationship is 'bound' to be.

I do recommend this book. If you are looking for a book that has roots in different genres and that talks about a single, strong and determine, mom while she tries to figure out who she really is while falling in love to a handsome alien... Then this is the book for you.

[I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Abbey MacMunn for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.]
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Author 5 books100 followers
September 5, 2018
Violet Souls is a well-written, fast-paced read that draws you right in. I cannot begin to explain how much I enjoyed it.

Searching for clues about her birth parents, single mom, Brianna “Bree’ Mills, receives a violet pendant that’s been sitting in her adoption records for years.

The pendant will lead to all the answers she’s been searching for about her past and put her and her nine-year-old daughter, Lexie, in grave danger.

It’s difficult to review Violet Souls without touching on any of the wonderful plot twists, but…Bree is an alien, there’s an evil psychopath who wants to rule two planets and needs Bree to do it, she has a bonded mate… she just needs to remember him, oh, and there’s a dragon!

Bree is a character that slowly grows on you. I think in part because she’s always felt different and ostracized because of her violet eyes and stilted personality. She felt distant in the first few chapters. However, as her past is revealed to her, she comes into her own as a woman and a patari.

What’s not to love about her mate and rescuer, Quinn Taylor? My heart broke for him as he waited for Bree to remember him. Drew is also awesome and while I felt sorry for him at first, I soon learned he’s going to be just fine.

Adoptive sister, Jane, is an outlandish jewel and I hope to see more of her in the next book. She's the total opposite of Bree and a breath of fresh, hilarious air. But I think I loved Lexie the most, so undaunted and unfazed by it all and coming into her own… rather quickly. And special kudos to Maya!

Looking forward to book two and maybe a trip to Evox. With so many mysteries of the Akui being revealed, perhaps something can be done to help the planet. But, only after something is done about Michael Locke. That’s one crazy alien.

I highly recommend this awesome read!

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Author 7 books223 followers
September 5, 2018
My Review Violet Souls

#sci-fi meets shifting

The Good
This was a fresh twist on the bonding type of werewolf story. In fact, it goes dimensional and introduces us to new planets (EVOX). I enjoyed the new approach and had fun reading it.

The Bad
I loved the start and the end of the story. The mix with Michael and the wombs, saving things made this a Star Trek mix with a strong woman. I love strong woman stories!

The Ugly
A strong start and finish. The middle dipped only slightly. Four stars from me, but I would like to read more.

4 Stars - I read this as part of a blog tour and have published the review on Goodreads and my blog Six Tinder Weeks
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1,177 reviews33 followers
September 2, 2018
Violet Souls is the first book in The Evoxian Legacies by Abbey MacMunn.

First of all the title grabbed me, then the gorgeous cover, quickly followed by the blurb. I was quite excited to read this book,

The planet of Evox is dying, and in preparation of that for many years, they have been sending their children to grow up and live amongst humans on Earth. Most children when they turn 18 discover who they are and it's then that the likes of Quinn find them and help them to understand who they are and all about their home. For many years Quinn has been waiting for the signal that Bree Mills has discovered her true identity. It's way past her 18th birthday and until she finds her talisman he won't be able to find her.

The wait seems even longer for him because Bree also happens to be bonded with Quinn, something that happened at her birth. They are soulmates but until Bree learns who she is and starts to remember her past there is no chance of them mating properly.

Finally Bree does find her talisman, and in turn, Quinn finds Bree. What follows is her having to come to terms with the fact she is an alien and all that entails. There is drama from an evil source who also is after Bree and her talisman but for nefarious reasons. There is the passion as Bree and Quinn finally consummate their bond. There are also wonderful fight scenes where powers are flying everywhere. Oh and don't get me started on the shapeshifting!

I did like the story but at times I felt as if I was reading a book for a teenager. Bree is a grown-up single mum and yet I kept picturing her as a 16-year-old. I had to remind myself that she was supposed to be a grown woman during the times she was intimate with Quinn. Other than that, I enjoyed the story and might possibly read the next in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.

3.5 stars
Profile Image for Jamie Bee.
Author 2 books91 followers
August 10, 2019
How to classify this book... How about alien shifter romance thriller? Yes, this book has a lot going on. The heroine’s world is quickly rocked when she finds out that she is an alien. There is a bad guy after her because he craves power, and he needs her to get it. The heroin has a bonded mate, but she doesn't presently know him or recognize him. But he knows and remembers her and seeks to protect her while helping her learn about their society and her powers. The book was a little awkwardly worded in places, but the author kept a book moving with lots of fast-paced action. I really liked Quinn and Lexie, the heroine’s little girl. Jane was a fun character, too. I hope we see more of all these characters as well as find out more about the home planet of Evox.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.

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2,261 reviews5 followers
August 5, 2019
Bree was adopted as a baby. Bree is very different. She has violet eyes, and was teased so badly as a child that she wears colored contact lenses to cover them up. She becomes a single divorced mother at a young age, and is struggling to make ends meet. Then she meets a man named Quinn who has violet eyes just like her, and tells her she is from a different plant, has powers she needs to learn how to use, and a sadistic man from their planet is killing others of their kind and stealing their powers. As Quinn teaches Bree how to harness her powers, they grow close, but Michael is still hunting her. What will he do when he finds her. Will he do the same gruesome experiments on her that he has been doing on human women? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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2,379 reviews
August 13, 2019
Bree had always felt like an oddball with her purple eyes and being adopted. When Quinn showed up all mysterious her life started to change. Finding out she was an alien and a crazy alien scientist from her planet was trying to get her and her daughter through everything into proportion. Will Bree and Quinn get their HEA? Will they be able to defeat the bad scientist? Fun and dramatic story with interesting and quirky characters.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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1,760 reviews17 followers
September 9, 2018
Violet Souls was really interesting it has aliens talismans and more. Bree a single mom finds out she isn't as human as she has thought. The man from her dreams (Quinn) that she has been having for years is real and also an alien from Evox whom it turns out she has a bond with. Michael the antagonist was a really awful character with what he was doing with the human women and their wombs. I loved how strong Bree was after he kidnapped her. Those scenes brought out a lot of emotions for me. One of my favorite scenes was when Quinn show Bree their bonding moment.
Profile Image for Cristal.
41 reviews3 followers
October 13, 2018
An exciting paranormal romance, with great characters. Bree starts off lacking confidence, but then the man from her dreams steps into her life, to reveal a secret that’ll change her life... a secret that brings danger and wonder.

I really enjoyed this book, and have already read it twice. I enjoyed it even more the second time.
Profile Image for Jessica Belmont.
1,483 reviews50 followers
September 5, 2018
I really loved the concept of this novel. An interesting blend of aliens and romance, that drew me into after reading the story right off the bat.

I found myself flying through the story to find out what would happen next. There was enough action to keep the story moving, and the compelling concept kept it intriguing.

For the most part, I enjoyed the characters, however, there were times when I felt the dialogue was not strong for the age of the main character. It wasn’t enough to take away from my enjoyment though.

Overall, this is a unique concept and well worth a read through!

*I received this book as part of a blog tour. All opinions are my own.*
Profile Image for Barbara.
17.2k reviews8 followers
August 10, 2019
Book one in The Evoxian Legacies series by a new Author to me and I want to read the next book in this series. A well written story with a storyline that kept me turning pages as I had to know what was going to happen. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for Kim Shelley.
94 reviews1 follower
September 15, 2018
I can be quite the sucker for a YA, supernatural romance, that’s actually about aliens, and this one was no exception, especially as I’ve not read any for some time. I was captivated from the start and things got going quite quick which I usually love in a book.

Bree is a normal mum, with a normal job. The only difference is the colour of her eyes. Honestly, purple and any shades of purple are my favourite colours, so I’d love to see someone with violet eyes!! Things happen very quickly for her and she actually takes a while playing catch up whilst the reader is usually a little way ahead. This for me was fantastic and I loved the fact I was ahead of the game. It certainly made quite a change as I’m usually 3 steps behind.

I think Quinn was overly blinded by his love for Bree that he didn’t take a step back and see what could or would happen. For my tastes he was a bit full on. I think I prefer Drew. But then he didn’t love Bree.

This book was very well written and flowed magically. Who knew aliens could sound sexy? Personally, I’m not much of a fan of sci-fi but I think that because this had the YA, supernatural touch to it, I really enjoyed it. I’m giving this book a 4/5 rating and can’t wait to read the next instalment!
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3,595 reviews103 followers
October 19, 2018
Violet Souls is the first book in The Evoxian Legacies, which tells us about violet-eyed aliens living amongst the humans here on Earth. Bree is one such alien, although she doesn't know it. She has always felt differently to the others, but never knew why. She wears blue contact lenses to hide her violet eyes, as she was teased when she was younger. When she searches for more information on her birth parents, it opens up a whole new world of which she was unaware.

This started off really well, with plenty of action and build up to her actually finding out just who, or what, she is. Bree is a no-nonsense character, determined to do what is right by her daughter. I think the thing for me is that Bree was just too laid back! If I found out I was an alien from another world, which is dying, and I have a soul mate I chose when I was a baby, oh, and my talisman grants me a special power too. No matter how relaxed I tended to be in 'normal' life, I think I would still have some sort of panic attack over all of the above. Not Bree though, nope, not happening. You can throw what you want at this woman, and she won't even blink an eye. Torture? Boring. Death of an enemy turned friend to helped her? So yesterday. Daughter ageing quickly? It's fine. I liked Bree, I really did, but I found her emotions definitely needed broadening.

On the whole, this was a great start to the series, and an epic cast of supporting characters I would love to learn more about. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow (unless you count the emotional distance). This IS the start of a new series, so be prepared for world and character building, which you always need. I can't wait to see where this series will go. Definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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