Book Review: Shadows of Fate by Angela Dennis

ShadowsOfFate72lgSynopsis:

After witnessing her husband’s brutal murder, Brenna Baudouin lost control of her Shadow Bearer powers and wreaked havoc on her home world. Her penance: one hundred years policing hordes of supernatural misfits that spilled onto the Earthly plane after a cataclysmic war.

She’s on a routine exorcism run when she learns she’s been assigned a new partner. But there’s something about this Shadow Bearer that sparks her suspicions. Particularly when people closest to her start turning up as piles of ash.

Gray Warlow holds tight to the glamour that allows him to get close to the woman on whom he plans to wreak vengeance for betraying his people. Yet as he skillfully manipulates his way past her distrust, he begins to see her not as the heartless monster he was led to believe, but a strong, vulnerable woman.

As they work to put together the pieces of a killer’s macabre puzzle, an attraction deeper than blood and bone flares between them. And they must reveal their deepest secrets to avoid becoming the final targets.

Warning: A thrill ride of supernatural proportions. Contains violent battle scenes, nail-biting suspense, crazy hot sexual tension, and enough twists and turns to make your head spin.

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 About the Author:

Angela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son and a sheltie with a hero complex.  When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.

You can visit Angela at her blog www.angeladennisauthor.blogspot.com  or at her website www.angeladennisauthor.com .  She loves to hear from her readers, so find her on Twitter for a chat @angeladennis

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My Review:

I forget how much I miss urban fantasy; I’ve been desperately trying to widen my reading spectrum, and as strange as it sounds, have been deliberately limiting my fav genre; so it was lovely to get back to it, and Shadows of Fate gave me the fix I needed.

It was a great story and the female lead was strong, yet not annoying (a hard combination for an author to capture)

From a writer’s perspective, it flowed nicely and didn’t introduce too much world building too quickly – which is often how inexperienced writers start such books – its kind of like word vomit, only slightly thicker! Yuck! My only gripe about the book is that, although it’s written first person, which I prefer, it did head hop. I’m not a massive fan of this as it can pull you out of a moment too quickly and, from an evil commercial point of view, can give the reader an obvious place to ‘put the book down’. As writers we need to keep them reading, that way you get the ‘I couldn’t put it down effect’. Maybe leaving each character break on a hook could have accomplished this?

The front cover is a little cartoonish,and doesn’t really say much about the book – again, Urban Fantasy is a competitive genre and so maybe a bit more on the front could set it apart – no one reads the blurb of a book without choosing the front cover first.

Overall, I’d give Shadow of Fate 4 out 5 stars, a promising start and very well written.

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