ShadowLove Stalkers : Shadow Vampires

  • by Claudy Conn
  • Narrated by Valerie Gilbert
  • Series: Shadow Vampires
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do you do when your father wants to turn you into a vampire and the man who offers you protection has his own, dark agenda? Shawna Rawley has no choice but to run. Pentim Rawley, one of the most evil vampires who has ever lived, has just discovered that she is his daughter. Now he's obsessed with finding and turning her. She doesn't want Pentim to find the people she loves and use them to get to her. She doesn't want him to find and turn her. She has only one ace up her sleeve. The human in her may be at risk, but in addition to being half vamp, Shawna is also a white witch! Chad MacFare has an offer for Shawna he thinks she can't afford to refuse: he'll protect her from Pentim and his minions. But Shawna doesn't trust the sexy immortal. She knows he has his own agenda - he wants to kill her father, and he wants to set her up as bait...

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PARANORMAL ROMANCE AT IT'S BEST

For me, this awesome story was a "just one more chapter" listen then during the wee small hours it turned into a "I can't just stop it here" listen until finally, as dawn was breaking, it eventually became a "there's only four chapters left I might as well finish it" listen..... thank God for lazy Sundays.

It was well-written with well described and vivid paranormal world-building as humans share the world with vampires, immortals, witches, entities, magic, Dracula and his sons and much more. Shawna's a half vamp witch and she's on the run from her evil vampire Father... yes she's strong, capable and has magic abilities but she's not stupid. In walks Chad a charming, handsome, sexy but very mysterious Scotsman claiming that he can save her....... the trouble is there's a big BUT and he's got his own agenda - revenge.

Non-stop action with pulse-pounding scenes, suspense, humor, mystery, unfolding secrets, great secondary characters, intrigue, lust filled sexual chemistry, an evil villain or two, sex and, of course, romance.

Dual POV's and the narrator did a great job with the characters and all the accents needed. There's a HEA and the main characters are all set to continue the story in book2.

Worth a credit? Exciting arcane adventure and romance..... Mmmmmmm gimme more please and if you like PNR then I'm sure you'll be saying the same. I'm very happy that I spent a credit on this and I'm now off to start book 2.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Just OK!

This book was OK. I thought it started off quite rough, but did eventually smooth itself out. I enjoyed the H & h (though I did want to slap Shawna on more than once occasion). Oddly, my favourite character was Dammon. He was just a side character (and apparently the H of the next book in the series), but I quite enjoyed his calm demeanour.

Though I generally enjoyed the book, I am not without complaints. I hate making this criticism, because I think it is horribly over used, but a lot of the book is told instead of shown. I think a full 10% goes by in the beginning before the reader gets a single sentence of dialogue that isn't in someone's memory. The reader is also told repeatedly how skilled Shawna is, but we don't really see her fight or defend herself at all. We're also treated to quite a lot of internal dialogue as both Shawna and Chad tell themselves how sexy the other is.

Though I imagine it comes into play in future books I also didn't see the importance of the Dracula connection. It is set up in the prologue and he shows up once in the book, but doesn't seem to have an active role in the plot. I was left wondering, 'what's that all about?'

I also felt that the two dangers to Shawna didn't seem to line up. She's supposed to be running for her father and that's the basic framework of the story, but a good 75% of the book goes by before there is any real threat present to her by him. Most of the action centres around a demon she randomly encounters when she moves to Scotland (and amazingly and coincidentally moves in next door to Chad). This demon has nothing to do with the whole father situation and really felt very out of left field to me.

I also never understood Chad's attitude toward Shawna. If you were meeting a woman for the first time (and all subsequent encounters with her) and needed to convince her to trust you to protect her while she endangered herself for the greater good, would you're chosen method be antagonism and smug arrogance? He keeps trying to get her agree to his dangerous plan, but never gives her a straight answer to anything and purposefully goads her at every turn. Yes, it made for some amusing verbal sparing, but compromised his own goal repeatedly.

I will happily say this isn't a case of insta-love. At least not on Shawna's part. It is however a stunning example of sex = love. Shawna doesn't trust Chad and he only admits to lusting after her. Then they have sex and voila, sudden boundless, eternal love exists. I got a little whiplash I think.

Then, after 250+ pages of supposedly running from her sociopath father (that we almost never see) the whole book wraps up in about a page and a half. The climax was a little underwhelming I have to admit. Despite all of the above, I did enjoy most of the book. It took a little while for me to settle into the story. But once I did it rolled along well enough and it presented an interesting new birth of vampires myth.

Valerie Gilbert was good with the female voices but her male voices were not so good. Also she missed the g's in words like "Long" which was pronouced "lon" that was distracting and annoying.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2014
  • Publisher: Claudy Conn