Book Review: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff

WINNER of 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Award

  • Review: Foundfound-ebookcover1
  • Series: A Sou’s Mark #1
  • Author: Ashley Stoyanoff
  • No of Pages: 276
  • Release Date: Published July 20th 2012 by Ashley Stoyanoff Books
  • Received From: Black Lion Book Tours
  • Rating: 4.5


Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire’s soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.

After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is going to lose Amelia to another man. His heart takes over, and his impulsive decision to take away her free will and to intensify their bond quickly turns her growing love into hate.

When they become trapped in the emotional rollercoaster of their souls’ bond, open conflict erupts. Amelia has no intentions of belonging to anyone, not even her soulmate, and Mitchell refuses to let her go.

While she frantically searches for a way to escape his grasp, Amelia unlocks the painful memories of her past and uncovers a powerful secret. But before she has a chance to explore her newfound edge, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly game of revenge and is forced to realize that YOU CANNOT RUN FROM DESTINY.

My thoughts:

What an intruiging and alluring synopsis and cover! And I have to say, the book did not fail to meet my expectations.

I was very excited to join this tour, as we all know I’m a bit of a cover whore (hey, at least I can admit it!), but I had no idea what I was really getting into. The plot was fabulous, the story really jumps straight into the life of Amelia. And the characters were really great. Amelia has been through some harsh stuff and although it sucks she never lets it get her down. She has some issues but keeps trudging through life.

The idea of having soul mates is utterly amazing. Taking 800 years or so to find your soulmate probably takes a bit of the awesomeness out of it though. And because of this bond that Mitchell and Amelia has, their emotions are literally like watching a fireworks show. Never did I feel like it was too much, nor too little. Which is quite funny because I just watched a movie where a guy that absolutely loves his wife says that he also loves her when he hates her. That’s exactly how this relationship is!

Watching this push/pull is fabulous though, and add into that a LOT of drama and you’re in for a great ride. The ending was really good. No cliff hanger YAY!!!

I am curious what book two will entail though. This definitely ended so I’m hoping we will find out more about one of the other couples that are also soulmates.

What do you need to know about this book?

  • ‘The Soul’s Mark: FOUND’ Won 2012 Royal Dragonfly
    Book Award
    With a Perfect Score for Young Adult Fiction.  

  • The Soul’s Mark: FOUND has been IndieReader

“Verdict: While this classic vampire-human love story could have
been no more than another Twilight- style tale of possession, Stoyanoff takes
care to create both an innovative backstory for the creation of vampires as
well as a believable and entertaining romance.” 


About the author:

Ashley Stoyanoff lives in Whitby, Ontario and loves diving into the magical
world of creating fiction. Over the years she has written numerous short
stories. The Soul’s Mark: FOUND is her debut novel. When not writing, she can
be found reading sappy novels, watching cheesy chick flicks, and buying far too
many clothes.




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Tour Schedule 
March 25: Black Lion Tours Blog: Introduction.
March 26: MK McClintock Blog: Promo.
March 27: Le Vanity Victorienne: Promo.
                 Lindsay’s Scribblings: Promo.
ch 28: Tina’s Book Reviews: Promo.
March 29: Clean Romance Reviews: Promo.
March 30: Vanilla Moon Blog: Promo.
ch 31: Paranormal Book Reviews: Promo
April 1: Marked by books: Review.
April 2: Laurie’s Paranormal Reviews: Promo.
April 3: Kimberly Lewis: Promo.
April 4: Bookworm Lisa: Review.
April 5: 
A Dream within a dream: Review and Promo.
April 6: I Know That Book: Promo.
April 7: 
Bunny Reviews Blog: Promo.
April 8: 
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer: Promo.
April 10: My Serynity: Review.
April 12: A Book Lover’s Library: Review.
April 13: 
Characterized Blog: Review.
April 14: 
Makayla’s book Reviews: Promo.
April 15: 
Chapter by Chapter: Review.
April 16: Deal Sharing Aunt: Review and Promo.
April 17: Libby’s Library: Review and Promo.
April 18:
 Le Vanity Victorienne: Review and Promo.
April 19: Black Lion Tours Blog: Wrap-up.


  1. am a cover whore too and it definitely does look great! The idea of soul-mates? *melts*
    -added to TBR 😉

    1. I know right!?!! ❤

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