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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Review: Deep Into the Soul by J. L. Vallance

Deep Into the Soul
(The Guild Series #1)
J. L. Vallance

At age sixteen, Vivienne Drake’s life completely changed in one devastating moment with the murder of her mother. Now at age thirty, she continues to struggle with the aftermath of that day and the nightmares that began to haunt her following it- nightmares where she is forced to watch the torture and murder of a new victim, all while she endures their pain and terror; prisoner to her own subconscious.

Her life becomes more complicated after meeting the mysterious Calum McCort and learning of a world she’d never imagined existed; a world of Daemonium, Guardians, Lucifer, and The Guild. Not to mention Aedan, Lord of the Daemonium who’s on a mission to abduct her.

Now she’s running from demons she never knew she had, hiding from demons she never knew existed, and searching for the answers to her mother’s past to find the key to her future.

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Candie's Review:

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I loved the world that J.L. Vallance created in Deep Into the Soul. There was a dark and edgy feel to the book that had me hooked from the beginning. With an intense prologue to start off, I was fascinated to see where the story would take me.
Vivienne Drake has had a tough life, but tries her best to keep her head above water. After the death of her mother as a teen and estrangement from her father, she tries to find solace living with friends and singing at the jazz club the Blue Keys.

It’s at the Blue Keys, where Vivienne meets Calum McCort. He’s arrogant and cocky and just rubs Vivienne the wrong way. She finds out that he is her roommate’s college bestie and gets stuck hanging out with him more than she would like.

Despite their first few tension filled encounters, Calum comes to Vivienne’s rescue and Vivienne learns that there is so much more to him than she ever thought possible.  She gets catapulted into a world of Guardians & Demons and is in for one wild ride.

The snark between Vivienne and Calum is tenfold. They had this underlying chemistry/tension that fueled the story and was hard to resist. Calum McCort is a seriously sexy alpha male.  I’m a sucker for a tall man with curly dark hair and green eyes.  YUM!

Mini Spoiler- The ending was a major cliffhanger, so beware! However, the 2nd book in the series (Revelations of the Soul) was just released, so you will not have to wait long to keep reading. Whew!!

Highly recommend this to all of the PNR lovers out there! Vivienne is a fabulous protagonist. You won’t be disappointed reading the first book in The Guild Series.

Rating; 5 Stars - Perfection


  1. P.S. I forgot to add how much I love the covers for the first and second book. They fit perfectly! :-)

  2. Thanks for the awesome review, Candie!