Forbidden

A Soulkeepers Novel Book One

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Pub Date 25 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 19 Dec 2022
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Description

“Hauntingly romantic, achingly tragic, and highly addictive. “An action-packed, satisfying love story gets this supernatural series off to a rousing start.”
Kirkus Reviews

My life went sideways the moment I arrived in Haven Hurst, Connecticut. It’s one of those charming, quintessential places you find on lists like The Top Ten Best Small Towns To Visit In America. It is beautiful, but what I now know would shock the tourists to the core.

The locals have been compelled to disregard the strange behavior of a particular family because they are Guardian Angels. I never expected my hallucinations to include something of this magnitude. Or that angels were monitored by The Council of Guardians, which is highly suspicious of me. And I never expected to fall in love with Michael Patronus, the angel in my senior class. But is love enough when mortal sins demand retribution?

Loving a guy like Michael is like swallowing the moon, I am glowing on the inside.

And then Dante Dannoso arrived. A demon and a high-ranking member of the Royal Court of the Unforgiven. Dante, who houses the Demon of Persuasion, has kept secrets from The Order of Reapers, those who control death contracts. For centuries, Dante has privately tracked the soul of his lost lover. He insists that I have this soul. He insists we share a past life and that I once begged him to find me again. Whatever the cost. It has been torture, denying the sweet memories buried deep inside me because I have promised my heart to another. Dante casually dismisses my love for Michael…

“You think I am here for your heart, amore mio? Our life begins when your heart stops beating…”

Dante wants to kill me. Michael wants to save me. And yet…I am the one with all the power…

“In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Sophia and her Guardian Angel, Michael.”
—Cecy Robson, award-winning author of the Weird Girls series

The Soulkeepers Series: Forbidden, Awaken, and Unforgiven was originally published in 2014 and 2015 by Random House as New Adult. It has since been repackaged with fresh covers and revised for Young Adult/Teen readers. All current versions of Forbidden will include an excerpt from Awaken, Book Two, and then Unforgiven, Book Three. All books are available wherever books are sold but Awaken and Unforgiven will not be available on Netgalley.

“Hauntingly romantic, achingly tragic, and highly addictive. “An action-packed, satisfying love story gets this supernatural series off to a rousing start.”
Kirkus Reviews

My life went sideways the...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by George Long

Additional Book Editions:
978-1-7371312-9-8
978-1-7371312-6-7

Illustrated by George Long

Additional Book Editions:
978-1-7371312-9-8
978-1-7371312-6-7


Advance Praise

“Simply put…this book was amazing! Not only was it captivating, but it was intriguing as well.”
—JUST US BOOK LOVERS ★★★★★

“In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Sophia and her Guardian Angel, Michael.”
—CECY ROBSON, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR of the WEIRD GIRLS SERIES ★★★★★

“One of the best angel books I've read. Lori Adam's writing is entertaining and SMART…it was so real…man oh man, the emotional rollercoaster for this book…I will marry Michael in my book fantasy world.”
—CASSIE MAE, author of FLIRTY THIRTY ★★★★★

“…an amazing and unique PR…never has a dull moment…an intense love triangle, fabulous characters, and a captivating…highly addictive series.”
—THE AVID BOOK COLLECTOR

“Incredibly sweet and sultry…I love Lori Adams’s writing.”
—TJ LOVES TO READ

“Lori knows how to pack the excitement, conflict, and romance all into one.”
—JESS TIME TO READ ★★★★★

“…tons of action, hot romance…a definite must-read I highly recommend to fans of paranormal romance.”
—THE AVID BOOK COLLECTOR ★★★★★

“As romantic as it is addictive…witty writing…action-packed plot…face-fanning romance all in one, The Soulkeepers is quickly becoming one of my favorite paranormal series.”
—CASSIE MAE, author of THE REAL THING ★★★★★

“…read Forbidden in one day…just could not put it down.”
—GOOD CHOICE READING ★★★★★

“If you are looking for an amazing and unique paranormal romance that never has a dull moment, has an intense love triangle, fabulous characters, and a captivating, action-filled plot, then look no further than this highly addictive series.”
—THE AVID BOOK COLLECTOR★★★★★

“Lori Addams is a look out for, keep on your constant radar for your next book author. Forbidden is one of the most gripping paranormal new adult books I’ve read since I fell in love with a sparkly creature of the night. The combination of chills, thrills, humor and sweetness plant a curiosity seed that kept me rooted to my seat and turning page after page in excitement.”
—Dali, GOODREADS ★★★★★

"You know when you read a book and it’s just so good that you immediately look for anything else by that author to immediately add to your to-be-read list? That was me after reading Forbidden. I was pleasantly surprised to find out this is the first book in Lori Adams’ debut trilogy. With such good writing and characters, I would have expected this story to be from an established author-so again, very pleasantly surprised and glad I requested it from NetGalley."
—CARRA ★★★★★

"Such a great story. Fell in love with these characters. Great story build , & can't wait for the next one. She built the characters in a way that you can't help but love them even the villains. recommend this book."
—THE BOOK NOOK ★★★★★

“The epic good versus evil is prevalent in this story. Michael is a Guardian Angel, Dante is a Demon and Sophia is a human girl. Talk about a love triangle in celestial proportions...The way Ms. Adam's writes is amazing. Her descriptions of the surroundings made me feel as if I was right there in Haven Hurst. She kept my interest up throughout the whole story. Bravo Lori.......can't wait for book 2.”
—K. ARNOLD, NETGALLEY ★★★★★

★REVIEWS FOR AWAKEN★

USA TODAY lists AWAKEN: THE SOULKEEPERS (#2) as a summer read for hot-new-romance-book-releases in July!! (2015)

“Dual plotlines of good and evil provide a well-rounded universe; Hell never seemed so charming.”
—LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Wow, Lori Adams's imagination blew me away! The world building in the entire Soulkeepers series has been extraordinary and it still continues in Awaken. I really enjoyed reading Awaken. Did you ever read a book and think to yourself, how the heck did the author come up with such an original and creative idea...Awaken is just such a work.”
—TOME TENDER BOOK BLOG ★★★★★

“The emotions I experienced while reading this book were completely all over the place. I went from sighing from the beautiful love between Michael and Sophia, to anger, to fear, to pride, then, the ending, when my jaw hit the floor… Just when you think you know how it will end, you get a shock. So consider yourself warned.
—GOODREADS ADDICT ★★★★★

“Awaken is an emotional rollercoaster of a story, gorgeously written with an incredible imagination and great attention to detail on both sides of the aesthetics scale. From the picturesque and exquisite to the gruesome and horrendous. Lori Adams excels at giving us feast for the senses, especially the visual, spiritual and funny.
—DALI, GOODREADS ★★★★★

“I just have to say-I'm loving this series! The writing is fantastic and the characters just keep getting better. I found myself glued to the book trying to see where their relationship was going since it gets a bit rocky in this book. This story is a wonderful addition to the series and has me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next. If you haven't started the series yet, I highly recommend it-especially for those who love paranormal romance. You won't be disappointed!”
—Carra, GOODREADS ★★★★★

“These characters are so alive to me. And when an author can get that from a reader, that's pretty darn special. All the fabulous things from book 1 are in book 2, along with new characters (I love Rama!), an ending I thought I'd figured out, but I was tricked, lots of action, romance, comedy, seriously everything you want in a PNR. Definitely recommend this series.”
—Cassie Mae, author of FLIRTY THIRTY ★★★★★

“What another exciting installment in The Soulkeepers series…The ending to this book literally left me hanging and I found myself saying, "It can't end like that!".
—Jess Time To Read★★★★★

Lori Adams has done the impossible - perfected perfection. I thought that Forbidden was amazing but Awaken is so much better. More action, more romance and well, just more everything I love in a paranormal romance. If you are looking for an amazing and unique paranormal romance that never has a dull moment, has an intense love-triangle, fabulous characters and a captivating, action-filled plot, then look no further than this highly addictive series.”
—Tamara, GOODREADS★★★★★

“Get ready for a fast-paced hurricane of activity, action and emotions. Lori Adams’ Awaken picks up shortly after Forbidden and races down another convoluted trail of chaotic proportions.”
—Dianne, GOODREADS★★★★★

“Adams's writing style is fantastic. It's engaging, gripping, thrilling and the book is full of twists and turns. I could hardly put this book down, I was hooked trying to guess what would happen next… Awaken is a captivating paranormal read that just will not let go. I can't wait for the next installment, Unforgiven.”
—Rosie, GOODREADS★★★★★

“I literally stalked Netgalley for this one, guys. If you recall, I loved Forgiven: book 1 of the Soulkeepers. Book 2 was even better! Once again, Lori has drawn in her readers with such expressive and personal writing. Dante still has my heart *sigh* But now, Ms. Adams, let's discuss that ending. What. The. Hell??? Why do you do this to me??? And now, I have to stalk Netgalley for book 3. Genius.”
—M. Bernsen, GOODREADS★★★★★

“Awaken did not disappoint! If you like the paranormal this is a very good read and again I’m left highly anticipating the next book!!”
—J. Best, GOODREADS

“I love this series, Lori Adams brings out her characters with vengeance and there is nothing stopping yourself in reading what will happen next. I couldn't put this down, I am happily exhausted reading it and can't wait for more to come.”
—L. Gemmell, GOODREADS★★★★★

“What an intense read! It was even better than the first book. And the end, what happens the end? You really can't read this book without reading the first, so I highly recommend that the first one is read and then this one so it will make sense. I can't wait for the last book in the series!”
—Phoenix, BBS BOOK REVIEWS★★★★★

“This story has a lot of twists and turns! I love it! I cannot choose which guy I want to win her heart...the demon or the angel!! Cannot wait for the last book in the trilogy.”
—Rachel, GOODREADS★★★★★

“Simply put…this book was amazing! Not only was it captivating, but it was intriguing as well.”
—JUST US BOOK LOVERS ★★★★★

“In a clash between heaven and hell, no one raises the heat like Sophia and...


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