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From The Wild Rose Press
Spurned by a jealous lover four hundred years ago, vampire Zacke Kensington now stalks evil in the 21st century, working as a police detective, keeping the streets of Savannah safe in an effort to redeem his immortal soul. His job puts him up close and personal with Dr. Miranda James when she is carjacked. For the first time ever he experiences feelings he long thought dead—dead as the soul Gabriella stole from him when she turned him into a monster.
Miranda falls hard and fast for the seductive Zacke but the closer she gets the more elusive he becomes. His mysterious air wears on her nerves and when she discovers him kissing a beautiful woman, Miranda is devastated. Tables turn when ex-lover and vampire, Gabriella designates Miranda as her next meal. Zacke vows to stop the Gabriella's vindictive murder spree before she turns Savannah into a city of carnage.
“Faith V Smith's book, KENSINGTON’S SOUL, is full of fire and passion. Faith's writing is fantastic. The plot of this book will keep you on your toes, and you will fall in love with the main characters, how can you not.”
~Raven Kelly, Vampirebooks.ca (rated 5 bats)
Ms. Smith has developed a cast of characters who are colorful, entertaining, and memorable. She gives us three beautiful (and drool-worthy) vampires – Zache, Hawk, and Miles – a detective sidekick, Gideon, who is amusing and personable, and a spunky heroine who is devoted to both her career as a surgeon and to the mysterious detective who she hardly ever sees during the daytime. Reviewed by, BD Whitney --
Ms. Smith gives us a hypnotic, uber sexy, not-quite-human hero and a heroine who’s a combination of innocence and bravado. In this unique read we find unexpected creatures of the night who are compassionate, heroic and enjoy brother-like friendships and villains that are worse than our worst nightmares.
All in all this was a very enjoyable read with its great plot and super characters. It’s a story any lover of paranormal romance would enjoy. Just remember to keep the tissues handy for the dramatic ending. This is the beginning of her series and I can’t wait to read the next adventure. Long And Short Reviews,
Rating: 4 Books,
Reviewed by Larkspur. See Faith's author interview here
Faith Smith weaves a story that is full of action, romance, and vengeance. The hero is strong and mysterious, and the heroine is beautiful and intelligent. This book has an interesting story-line, not the usual run-of-the-mill vampire story.
Reviewed by Scarlett, 4 Stars -- Review Your Book
This is a hot and sweet paranormal romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Miranda and Zacke are wonderful characters, strongly written, and well thought out. The memorable supporting cast is magnificent. Who couldn't fall in love with such charming men? Kensington's Soul has all you could want in a book -- a tortured hero, a trio of gorgeous sidekicks, and a guileless yet spunky heroine. Overall the pace was good but there were times I felt it was taking just a little too long to hunt down the bad guy. The plot is well developed and the story flows seamlessly. I'm really looking forward to Zacke's friends' stories. I'll recommend this to everyone I know who enjoys a thrilling paranormal romantic mystery. Reviewer: Theresa Joseph -- The Romance Studio
“I really enjoyed the twist Ms. Smith added to make this traditional vampire story unusual. The hero is sexy and heroic with loyal friends, fighting the truly hateful antagonist alongside his charming sidekicks. The love story between the hero and the bright feisty heroine is touching, endearing and inspirational. Filled with intrigue, the story has all the components necessary for a tantalizing adventure.” -- Maureen Sevilla
“Smith covers plenty of ground in her latest novel—the first in a series—infusing charming Southern flavor into an action-packed vampire tale. It's not the same old bloodsucking story, and Zacke and his merry band of vamp (and mortal) brothers are a fabulous addition.” -- Lauren Spielberg, Romantic Times Book Reviews
“In KENSINGTON'S SOUL, author Faith V. Smith writes a wonderful romance between the conflicted vampire hero, Zacke, and the spunky mortal heroine, Miranda. The well drawn characters reveal loveable personalities, inner demons, and secret desires. Smith expertly paces the conflict and passion, blending supportive minor characters and a formidable antagonist into a satisfying climax. The Savannah setting provides a wonderful backdrop to the story's eeriness, history, and sensuousness. Readers will fall in love with Zacke and Miranda. Thank goodness you won't have to say goodbye to them after you close the book. KENSINGTON'S SOUL is the first in Smith's Bound by Blood series. Highly recommended.” -- Jennifer Akers, www.MyShelf.com
He stood still, afraid to move
in the deafening silence.
He could hear her heart beating within her chest. He wondered if she could hear the racing of his own heart.
“It must have been the wind.” Miranda’s words broke the quiet.
The disappointment he heard in her voice prompted him to step forward. He stopped himself before he reached the bed and took her in his arms. It would do no good to frighten her to death. Calling back his concentration, which had scattered to the four winds upon hearing his name, he whispered a comfort prayer. He completed it with an urgent command for her to sleep.
The sun’s rays now crested the treetops. He needed to be gone. But still he didn’t move. He waited until Miranda slid back down in the bed and her breathing relaxed before he allowed his desire to overcome his common sense.
He approached her slumbering body. The purity of her face, still marred by a score of tear-tracks, looked beautiful beyond belief. Although he felt the rays of the sun heat his skin, he had one more thing to do: a safety prayer to keep Gabriella out along with any henchmen she might send to do her dirty work.
That done, Zacke leaned down and brushed her lips with his own. The sweetness pulling at him threatened to drop him to his knees. He fought the urge to lie at her side. It would mean his death—but to die in Miranda’s arms would be worth the agony.