Soul Journey by Miranda Shanklin ~ Blog Tour: Spotlight/Excerpt

Book Title: Soul Journey
Series: Soul Series book 1
Author: Miranda Shanklin
Release Date: August 31, 2014
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

It has been many lifetimes since the cycle began. 

The cycle that still haunts Annisa Lawson. 

A spell cast in desperation to help, which only caused heartache. 

Now, Annisa has found her way out of the varying repeats of her past; only to bring more danger to herself, and those around her. Now she must learn to survive with the help of her friends: Chase, Penelope, and Landon have all gone through each life cycle with Annisa. Sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Now that Annisa has broken the cycle of their collective punishment, she finds that she needs her friends more than ever to keep their enemies, known, and unknown, at bay. As the group of friends learn of their souls' journeys through their many life cycles, they must also learn to control the magick they have discovered within themselves and each other, in order to defeat the most feared assassin in their world. 


We walked up and Landon immediately came over to us, gave me a quick kiss and said, “I was starting to wonder if you were going to make it out tonight.”
I felt self-conscious about him kissing me in front of Chase, and that made me hesitate for a second. 'That's weird', I thought. I've never felt that way about Landon kissing me in public before. I looked over at Chase and saw that he had a weird look on his face, like he didn’t like Landon being that close to me.
I introduced both Chase and Penelope to Landon and the rest of the group, explaining they were my new neighbors and I wanted to introduce them around so they didn’t feel so alienated on Monday at school. We talked for a little bit in that group, and then I told them I was going to take Chase and Penelope out into the crowd to mingle with some other people. Landon was standing really close to me, and said that he would go with us. I thought it was kind of odd for him to be so clingy. Usually at parties I would go mingle, and he would stay in a spot he liked and let people come to him. He didn’t usually stand so close. I got the impression that he was trying to mark his territory or something in front of Chase. This thought was confirmed when instead of taking my hand like he usually did; he put his arm around my waist and pulled me closer to him as we were walking.

I was starting to get annoyed by him acting like I was a toy that he wasn't going to share. “It's really hard to walk in the sand like this.” I told him as I moved away from him a little bit to walk easier in the sand without stepping on his foot. I looked over at Chase and Penelope as I stepped away from Landon. Chase had a smug look on his face, and Penelope was just observing it all with no expression. I then looked back over at Landon to find him scowling and glancing over at Chase repeatedly like he was trying to figure him out. The rest of the night went pretty well. I was able to get my message to Landon that I wasn't going to be treated like a piece of meat without actually calling him out on it. Chase seemed to find it amusing each time I gently extracted myself from Landon and his clingy actions. Penelope and Chase met pretty much everyone in the school and seemed to fit in pretty well with them all. Chase was going to be a junior with me, and Penelope was going to be a sophomore so I made sure to introduce them to people that would be in the same grade, and possibly some of their classes so they would know people that they ran into throughout their first day at school. 

About the Author

Miranda Shanklin resides in Central Illinois with her husband and their two children. When she is not working at her day job as a paralegal, running her children to practices or supporting them at events she is writing. She has been an avid reader most of her life and has always dreamed of writing her own books someday. Now that her children are reaching their teenage years she is finding the time to sit down and chase her dream.
Miranda loves to hear your opinions and uses the feedback to improve. You can find her on Facebook at or email her at

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  1. This sounds fascinating! I didn't really know what it was about before. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!


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