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An epic adventure. Mysterious circumstances. Fun. Dark and steamy. Blending the best of adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy...you don't want to miss this series.

A violent storm. Unending night...Violet Archer is running through the darkness for her very life. 

A single spark blazes, calling to her. It is her chance at salvation. It is a connection beyond any she could have ever imagined. And it leads her to a lonely cabin in the woods. 

But when Violet wakes, she has no memory of how she got there. She is disturbingly ill. And a chilling evil creeps through her veins. Worse still, her host, the tall and powerful Elijah Stone, is intent on killing her. Yet a cataclysmic bond, neither can deny, stays Elijah’s hand. 

Radiants, immortals of the Light, have been warring with their enemies, the Shadows, for millennia. Now, twisted together by fate, the two adversaries must embark on a journey. One on which their very lives depend. Unfortunately for Violet, she does not know who she can trust, especially when it comes to her guide, Elijah. 

But it turns out that Violet and Elijah are not alone on their quest. They soon realize they are being hunted along the way. It seems Violet has a dark debt to settle. 

And someone very dark, indeed, is about to collect his due. 

Adult novel. Contains mature and explicit content.                         

©2017 Theresa Marie Hart (P)2017 Theresa Marie Hart

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  • LittleBug
  • 16-05-2020

Drawn out “storyline”

I feel this book was stretched and played out. Not much momentum going, not much story moving past what we “know”. I had hope for this because of the reviews but it’s an okay read. Only an okay read.

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  • Natalie Hanson
  • 31-01-2021

Hang in there for the rest of the series

The first book in this series was frustrating and I really was not sure I was going to stick with it. Only the reviews on Amazon convinced me to continue reading. If you can get past the slow and bumpy start, the story is fast-paced and fun.

The narrator does a good job on most voices, but she has some issues pronouncing basic words which can be a distraction.

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  • Mel
  • 09-10-2018

Unexpected read and love

I don’t usually read books with the sexy bits but lol at my discomfort and ended up thoroughly enjoying... currently second book isn’t available on audible but reading it on amazon kindle!!

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  • Fastdogz
  • 06-04-2021

I have amnesia too.

The summary sounded great. And this possibly could have been a great story but it was too disjointed. People /events /places were happening all over the place. Just when I thought I was about to understand what was going on I realized I wasn't.

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  • Ann
  • 27-03-2021

I’m glad I pushed through. Adult. Romance. Magic. Good plot. Series Long enough to sink your teeth into.

I was in a book hole. And tbh, after a while you can only read so many YA novels before you begin to crave someone appropriately aged taking on the universe. Like let’s please let the 16-18 year olds just be kids! But I digress. Anyways. One reviewer urged powering through the first books to get to the others. And I’m glad I did. Here’s a non spoiler synopsis of the series. You have to power through the first book which is awful but then it’s amazing; adult aged people; smutty trash; and lots of magic and for once a not too shabby gut wrenching plot. Only catch, if you listen to it, the narrator pronounces words wrong 😑 and inconsistently. And the author does this weird and inconsistent fourth wall breaking retrospective shit that you just have to tune out and inexplicably she only does books 2-4. By book four the plot and characters have wrapped around your heart. You just have to brace through some intelligent character development along the way. I am thrilled with this genre. Adult romance. Although this author does seam afraid of anatomical language ... Adult aged people. Magic. I wish the writing would be a smudge less cheesy. But by the fourth book I could weep with these characters and scream at no one to stop their shitty choices. Clearly I was invested. I also like the that the series is long enough to sink your teeth into but not too long that you think you’re just being taken for your money.

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  • Leezard_Love
  • 09-09-2020

I tried

I wanted to like this book so much and I really tried. I finished it but I just didn't enjoy it like I thought I would. I liked the narration but the story just didn't hold my interest.

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  • Kelsy Vaughn
  • 02-09-2020

Disappointing

I think this story had potential but the obvious denial of information just gets annoying after awhile and makes it feel like the plot doesn’t have much more to go off. While I really wanted to give it a chance and like it, the main character isn’t someone you really learn to care about and the rest of the characters aren’t given enough analysis, beyond their superficial good looks, to make them like able either. Look, we all love sensual and steamy books, that’s why we read this, but it needs more than that to keep me wanting to read.

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  • Christie R.
  • 03-05-2020

Good story poor narration

The story was great but the narration was overly dramatic and distracting. I struggled to listen past 2 chapters and finally decided to read the book instead of continuing to listen.

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  • Shayay19
  • 19-01-2019

Fun, Passionate, and Very Entertaining!

This was great! Loved the opening for Shadow's Kiss! The story jumps right into it, and I love an amnesia scenario. There's lots that Violet doesn't know, and people aren't exactly being clear with the answers. Loved reading as more about Violet comes to light. There's some action scenes that are entertaining, and the story is engrossing. Plus, I love the world the book takes place in! Shadow's Kiss deals with angels in a way; the characters are called Radiants and Shadows, but the Radiants aren't quite angelic and there's more to the Shadows than expected.

I listened to the audio version of Shadow's Kiss, and the narrator does a good job. I think her voice fits Violet's character.

I enjoyed the romance, but it felt more magical induced rather than true soul mates; so far anyway. There is definitely passion though. Elijah is very alpha and I liked him, but he really needs to step up his game with Violet. I'm really interested to learn more about the Prince of Shadows. There's definitely a lot more to that story.

I liked Violet. She's tough and stands up for herself, but she can be a little rude sometimes and doesn't exactly make the best decisions.

The only part I didn't like was some scenarios with a group of women that are like femme fatales. It felt a bit too raunchy to me, and I don't really care for characters like that. It wasn't enough of an issue for me though, the story is still lots of fun and super entertaining! Looking forward to the rest of the series! It looks like the next book is a prequel type scenario, so it'll be interesting to see exactly what happened in the past.

Unique world building, fun characters, and some intense passion! Good stuff!

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  • Terri
  • 30-12-2018

So Fun!

Love this one! Can't wait for book 2! There's just a little bit of everything: mystery, action, suspense, adult romance, fantasy, general badass-ery. And the tone is fresh and relatable. It doesn't have that older cheesy kind of tone that some romance novels do. Great start to a series!

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