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Shadow Kissed

Witch's Rebels Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
4 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A witch outrunning her past. Five smoldering-hot guardians. And the dark secret that could destroy them all....

Blackmoon Bay is a city of monsters. Surviving here means never leaving home without a sharp stake. It means keeping secrets, even from friends. And unless I want the Hunters finding me again, it means my witchcraft stays on permanent lockdown. Good policy - until the night I accidentally resurrect a dead girl, rekindling my magic and drawing the Bay's most dangerous men to my doorstep.

Asher, the bad-boy incubus. Darius, the cunning, oh-so-sexy vampire. Emilio, the wolf shifter with a big heart and a treacherous past. Ronan, the only demon I trust with my soul. And Death himself, bound to my magic for reasons I don't understand. Together they've sworn to protect me from the evil out there, but it's not the evil out there I'm worried about. 

A shadow lurks inside me, black and deadly as a bomb. And I'm pretty sure my magical mishap just lit the fuse. I'm Gray Desario. Witch. Survivor. Occasional bringer of chaos. And tonight? The darkness is coming....

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Sarah Piper (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Dim
  • 08-04-2019

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. The story line is set at a good pace, without instalove. The narrators have done a good job. I look forward to reading the next book.

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no story. just setting the stage

it took them 10 hours to introduce the characters. gave a reason why people were there. then that's the end of the book.
I'm not impressed.
the female reader was good. the male reader was painful. he talked painfully slow. drawing out ever single word. he also mixed up the accents a couple of times. and threw in one that shouldn't have even been there.

I wouldn't recommend this book. and I won't be getting the next book in the series.

total waste of money

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  • Alyssa
  • 10-09-2018

Shockingly good!!

I took a chance on this book, as it only had 3 reviews when I downloaded it. Absolutely worth it. the main character Grey is smart and funny and the romance is hot and sweet. Absolutely recommending to fans of Jaymine Eve, Jane Washington, Illona Andrew's, etc. Narrator did a great job.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Jasmine
  • 15-10-2018

Great story. Narrators needed to collaborate more.

Great story and very engaging. The main character is a bit whiny- bear with it and if you can get past this you will uncover an amazing story, I know it may be a little hard as I have to admit I almost gave up, but well worth the credit.

I have to say that the female narrator did an amazing job! I just wish the two narrators collaborated because when the male narrator took over he completely botched the voices for me... Honestly, the narrating job would have been better if it was just the female narrator. Don't get me wrong the male narrator has an amazing voice and did well but the two did not mesh very well together which at times was distracting.

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  • Danielle Meyer
  • 24-09-2018

Entertaining

This book was fun and exciting. Enjoyed from start to finish. Cannot wait for the next book. Narrator's do an excellent job.

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  • Teresa
  • 14-10-2018

This wasnt a good listen

the female narrator was good. The male narrator was horrible. Darius was support to be British.. and I think the character was more high British he didnt pull it of.


The lead character was way too whiny. She went over the same things perhaps to fill the needed word count. This one was a complete dud

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  • Brynja
  • 03-02-2019

Reverse Harem

This wasn’t for me and I am returning it. The writing was okay, I didn’t love the main character but also didn’t hate her - but I’m just not into reverse harem stories. And I hadn’t read between the lines of the description enough to understand that’s what this is. I didn’t know why they didn’t put it on the cover, since it’s the subtitle. It’s literally the first thing the narrator says after the title. That way, I wouldn’t have bought it.
I gave it a try anyways, but it’s just not my thing and I stopped after the first third. I’d prefer a polyamorous story to a (reverse or not) harem story. But that’s just me, so I feel like giving the book only one or two stars because of that wouldn’t be fair. Both the writing and the characters are okay but not interesting or unique enough for me to keep on listening despite the reverse harem theme. Hence, 3 stars.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-2019

loved it but upset thst it's Not a complete ending

loved the story and actually liked the different narrators... had a min with the first switch. I'm not a fan of incomplete endings. I love series books but not ones that leave you hanging until the next one unless it says part 1 of etc. I won't buy the next book because I know there's at least 4 and hate that I don't trust and feel tricked into buying... anyway that's my take

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  • Latrisha Morales
  • 09-11-2018

intriguing

the story was slow to start, but once you get into it,it gets better. I love the story line and performance.

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  • Rockey Freeman
  • 15-10-2018

wonderful read

loved it can't wait to read the next one. I believe that it will be just as good

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  • Morgan Waggoner
  • 24-04-2019

I struggle with the male narrator.

I absolutely love Sarah Piper and I think she is brilliant. My only complaint honestly is the male narrator. When he reads the female parts during his chapters he makes her sound so whiny and stupid and it really bothers me. He also doesn’t do a great job of separating the characters in my opinion. The female narrator is wonderful though and the story is worth it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-2019

Narrators

I wasn't too happy about the Male narrator. I couldn't tell the difference between characters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-2019

Enjoyable series so far

I've listened to all three books that are currently available. So if you are wondering if this is worth your time I would say go for it.

I consider myself a casual listener/reader. I don't try to pull things apart too often or over analysis. So when reading my review take that into account.

Anyway to my review of this series so far. I think the first thing I should mention is the narrators. I agree with whoever said the lady could have voiced the whole book. When I read that at the time I didn't think it would be that bad. So fore warning when the guy takes over story telling it is jarring. My first thought was "I really hope he doesn't narrate any of the erotic sences"and I didn't feel his voice fit the genre. However you do get used to his voice and I felt his voice acting improved throughout the series. So don't let it put you off!

I really enjoyed the story overall. It's not just about romance and hot erotic sences. There is a whole world and plot driving these characters. As to why all these guys are after one girl and there's no real jealousy. I'm happy to just call it magic. Although there is a sense of realism to the relationships, while Grey explores her feelings and the guys do the same.

Lastly the characters. I found Grey to be relatable. She's a strong woman and always wants to do her best. Sometimes it's not enough/she lacks the resources or skills. She tries to get better at what she feels lacking in. As for the romance side of things, each one has it's own development and the erotic sences are great.

To summarise the guys, I think there's something for everyone. I do feel they need more character development individually, but bare in mind there are currently only three (short) books. You do start to get back story on all of them, but it's kinda brief. I hope they'll be more in future books as they are interesting stories as well.

Any whom I hope this helps anyone deciding if they should give this series a try.

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