This five star read will not leave you disappointed. Anise Eden has taken paranormal romance, and kicked things up a notch. This book will touch so many areas from mental health, suicide, supernatural, and caring for those around you that really need you. – Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
“All the Broken Places is not simply an engaging paranormal romance. Peopled with broken characters the reader wants to see mended, it tackles the subjects of mental health and suicide with empathy and grace.” —Rosanna Leo, author of A GOOD MAN
Five stars! ALL THE BROKEN PLACES redefines healing as an exciting and innovative bridge between psychological, paranormal, literary, and romantic realms…. A grand series debut which stands independently, yet leaves room for further adventure along ‘the healing edge.’ A writer and series to watch! – Katherine Cottle
Five Stars! Paranormal Romance at its pinnacle!… Unique and one of the best starts to an engaging and thrilling series. Having read a lot of books on this genre I can definitely say that it was a true 5 starer rockstar book for me…. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE. – Archit Ojha, Goodreads Top Reviewer
A good solid 5 star! Anise Eden mixes psychology, medicine, and paranormal gifts beautifully and seamlessly. I knew I was loving this book when I gave up sleep to read it. I started it thinking “I’ll just get into the first chapter to see what it’s like” and ended up reading another three hours into the wee hours of the morning…. Yes, it’s that good. – Charlayne Elizabeth Denney, Paranormal Romance Guild
The MacGregor group is kicking it up a notch, and Cate is going along for the ride. Hell week has been completed, and it didn’t go smoothly, and her internship with the group won’t be as smooth either. After all, Cate is pure trouble… I have enjoyed both books of Cate Duncan, empath. I was surprised since it wasn’t the typical paranormal/romance I had read up until now and I kinda liked that. – Once Upon a Twilight
5 Sheep! The protective nature of Ben is so charming and even though Cate has some fragile features her strength comes out in abundance. A really enjoyable look into the different paranormal gifts and healing techniques that may exist. – I Smell Sheep
Along with the thrill of a story that reminds me of the T.V. show Stitchers to some degree, there is a steamy, heady romance that the reader can’t help but enjoy…. Their romance scenes were sweet and satisfying…. The paranormal aspect was both intriguing and fun to read about. – Live to Read
Five Stars! What a great finale to a great series… This book has everything I love: mystery, romance, and paranormal characters. Cate and Ben’s relationship is tested and the reader won’t really know who to trust until the end. The author did a great job with the heroes and the bad guys… I am going to miss these characters. – Mary Kazen, Rabid Readers Book Blog
This was my favorite book in the series. Cate and Ben’s love for each other was not physical, because of rules of celibacy during her training, which really put the focus on their emotions… I have never run across these types of descriptions in a romance novel and really enjoyed how that gave the characters added depth and allowed the reader to share in that connection rather than be a voyeur in the bedroom… I think that even if you’ve never gone to a psychic for a reading, had Raiki, or your aura cleansed, you will enjoy all of these characters for their lively interaction with each other and their diversity. – Deborah Kehoe, The Reading Chick
Beautifully written and intense! I love books where the characters make you truly feel something for them. Especially the kind where you want so badly for a couple to work out and find their way in the face of great adversity. This author is excellent at building characters that fit this kind of description and keep you hoping for the best… The dialogue in this novel is written wonderfully and feels very authentic and I loved the setting… In my opinion, this was a great ending for a wonderful series. I definitely recommend this book and the previous books to anyone looking for characters they can fall in love with and a story full of surprises and unforeseen twists. – Ionia Froment, Amazon Top Reviewer
Snippets from Amazon reviews by my beloved readers!
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A lovely mix of Marine/civilian, Parapsychology, skeptics, New Age and Old age lore, science, political subterfuge, and Romance!
WOW! I have never read a book this well written about the paranormal. I love how she integrates the mind, body and spirit to weave a believable story focusing on Parapsychology. There has been a lot of thought and research behind this and I for one loved it.
I was so engrossed in it when I looked up when I finished it and saw it was 1 am I was astounded. I had been reading for 4 hours without a break! The Last 5 chapters I was crying, laughing and scared to death for Cate. The storyline was great. Sweet, tough and everything in between.
This was truly a gem, and a series that needs to be read. Take my high recommendation that you will get trapped in this mind twisting world.
I like this book series because it makes you challenge what has been traditionally accepted in the fields of medicine, and of parapsychology. She focuses more on not necessarily tackling mental health issues as addressing where parapsychology and the mystical arts can potentially be used in real settings.
A fantastic paranormal romance with elements of the supernatural. It is a sweet romance with just the right amount of suspense to keep you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen. It has a clever, unique concept which the author executed superbly.
It is classified as “paranormal romance,” and it is, but it has more than just simply romance. It has also some very interesting scenes, so touching but funny at the same time that the reader can laugh and cry, both at the same time.
The writing is fantastic, and the kind of book that you will want to keep reading, even when you have other things you should be doing instead.
The characters are truly unique, credible and entirely convincing. The situations they find themselves in are mindboggling, but the author makes them seem entirely plausible.
I love books where the characters make you truly feel something for them. Especially the kind where you want so badly for a couple to work out and find their way in the face of great adversity.
The bond between Cate and Ben kept me turning pages. Strong characterization is something I look for in a book and Eden is an expert at her craft.
This book has everything in one.
Wow. If I could give this book and this series more than five stars, I definitely would. I cried and that doesn’t happen often. Anise Eden is just that fabulous a writer. The plot is fast paced and action packed. I couldn’t put it down once I started it.
There wasn’t a second I wanted to put this book down. The characters are developed, the world building is spot on, and the love interest is delicious.
The author has created a psychic world in such logical detail that the reader finds it totally acceptable.
Exquisite read. Fun yet poignant.
A paranormal romance story that will keep you reading until the last word. The twists and turns she has for these characters will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat.
I got sucked in by the main character, Cate, and the unique connection that she has with her psychiatric patients. The way this book tackles parapsychology and the issues of mental health, suicide, depression, anxiety and fear is extremely unique and very relatable.
The Healing Edge series takes place where parapsychology meets psychotherapy. Fabulous suspense and remarkably vivid characters will pull you in at page one and keep you enthralled to the very end.
This book has a way of making you think outside the “normal” box in my opinion, helping you see that the world isn’t just black and white.
Wow, just wow…such strong unique characters. The story is written in first person POV by the main character, Cate, who considers herself an empath. Just to be able to BE in her brain as she works through her feelings/emotions is an amazing treat!
The paranormal aspects aren’t too far-fetched that they take away from the love story and the love story doesn’t take away from the controversial subject matter in the book. All the Broken Places took me to a world where empaths, clairvoyants, other paranormal healers reside; it made me believe that those powers could actually be real.
Incredible witty dialogue, sympathetic characters, action, paranormal phenomena, romance, all artfully crafted, beautifully written, designed to keep you on the edge of your seat and to take your breath away.
I have to congratulate Anise Eden on writing a book so intriguing that I could not put it down. I finished reading and was left with wanting more!
The thing I loved the most about this book was the fact that it is written in such a realistic way that is doesn’t feel so alien and paranormal. I also enjoyed how is was covered how people with certain gifts may deal with it in real life and how hard things could be for them. The issues of suicide and dark feelings towards it came across as a very real response.
What an amazingly complex and fascinating read.
Ms. Eden has created an amazingly detailed world, colorful and rich. This book explores a very real and very difficult theme. I especially appreciated the ultimate message of hope that it delivers.
This story touches on a few sensitive subjects but the way they are handled is amazing.
The author made her characters true to life, and the secondary characters really make it a great story.
I absolutely fell in love with Cate and Ben. The blossoming of their relationship over the course of the book, along with the twists and turns of the mission they were on worked in perfect harmony together.
An energetic and highly dramatic saga full of mystery, intensity and action. Anise Eden is a powerful and crafty author who keeps readers on the edge of their seats and thoroughly engaged with each character. Sizzling and addictive.
For the readers of paranormal, suspense and romance, The Healing Edge series is a perfect destination!
The characters are well thought out and feel like actual people instead of the plastic doll models that some books seem to be filled with. The romance is allowed to progress naturally instead of feeling rushed, which sets the pace of the entire book.
In this story there are a lot of ups and down by then end of story you have hit every emotion: laughing, crying, fearful, happiness. It pulls you in and you are compelled to finish it.
Anise Eden did it again! I stand behind my belief that this book is the perfect mix of controversial subject matter and paranormal love story.