Sunday, July 28, 2013

#Book #Review: "Soul Trade" by @TracySharp

Soul Trade review
Author: Tracy Sharp @TracySharp
5 out of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy/Horror
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of horror and dark urban fantasy, those who enjoy stories about sellig your soul
Reading/Editing Dates: 5/20-22/2013; 5/28-30/2013
Trigger Warnings: murder, drug use and abuse, rape, attempted rape, assault, violence, child abuse and neglect

My Thoughts: This book was released in June, but I hadn't realized that. I certainly would have been singing its praises sooner if I'd known it was available! This book is a real humdinger of a story. When I started reading it, I had a difficult time focusing on the editing because I wanted to know what happens next? Things start fast and move faster and then start racing downhill and you better just move out of the way or hang on tightly, because it's a really wild ride.

Tracy Sharp has a real gift for description and characterization. Her characters are strongly built, and she provides just enough description to give you a feel for where you are and how things appear without going overboard. Her plots flow smoothly and her wording choices are elegant. I was very impressed with some of the things with which she came up to replace the few awkwardly worded sections I found in the first draft. When I received the second draft to review, I was awed by the excellence of her writing.

Also by Tracy Sharp:
If you like Tracy Sharp's writing style, see her other books.
The Leah Ryan Mysteries
Book 1: Repo Chick Blues, review linked here
Book 2: Finding Chloe, review linked here
Book 3: Dirty Business, review linked here
Other books
Spooked, review linked here
Camilla, review linked here
Contributor to Hearts Afire: October

Disclosure: I edited this book. I receive no remuneration based upon sales. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: What would you trade your soul for?

Robyn Blackwood is a jonesing junkie when she says she'd sell her soul for just one last fix. Then a dark stranger appears with a vial in his palm. All she has to do is take his hand.

When Robyn's last fix ends in her dying of an overdose, she doesn't expect to be brought back to life by an undercover narc who happens to be in the same park she's dumped in.

She's reneged on her deal with the devil, and he's sending out collectors. They could be anyone, and they will stop at nothing to ensure Robyn makes good on her bargain.

Unless she can find others who are willing to trade their souls for something they desperately want, the collectors will kill her. . . again. The devil charges interest. So just one soul won't cut it. Robyn needs to find others to take her place.

Can she trade enough souls to make Lucifer happy before his collectors find her and drag her to hell?


  1. Thanks Katy! I had it all over facebook when I first release it but forgot to tag you!

    1. No worries, I'm REALLY bad about checking Facebook other than when I've been tagged. I should go adjust my notifications for all the authors I work with, but then I'd never manage to work 'cause I'd be on Facebook all the time! *laugh* Don't feel bad; Scott Rhine frequently forgets to tell me about promotions! :-)


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