Saturday, December 1, 2012

ARC Review: Shadow Play by Christie Palmer

4 stars
Series: Tracker Series
Book: One
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Format: ebook
310 pages
Published by Jinx Fantasy Fiction
Expected publication: December 12th 2012
ISBN13: 9780988555709
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
View on Goodreads

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
A small town in the mountains of Marshall, Montana is being plagued by an unknown entity. It’s mutilating and killing the women of the town. At his wits end the Sheriff of Marshall has nowhere to turn but to a friend. A friend, with the abilities to track and kill any prey.

Ryder doesn’t normally do mortal issues. However, he can’t turn his back on a friend. Besides he is the best at what he does. After all he is a Tracker, an ancient race with unparalleled abilities to track down any prey. With one of the three essential elements: Taste, Touch or Smell. Heartless and cold, Ryder knows what needs to be done and performs his duty without feeling.

Kyra, an Air Element and the only female Elemental Enforcer, is sent on a fact finding mission to Marshall, by the Druid Council. She needs to find out exactly what is happening in Montana before the Tribunal goes in and kills everyone.

The last thing she expects to find is a Tracker, and is even more surprised to find out that he is on her side. But can they get past their initial feelings upon meeting and the sexual tension? Or will the evil that is living in the mountain kill them both.

Ryder and Kyra must learn to work together to destroy the shadow and save Kyra from a fate worse than death. When pure evil is involved is love enough?

My Review:
This was a fantastically unique read.  The characters were also really well defined and described.  Kyra is a female lead to look up to, she is strong in character and does the best that she can.  Ryder takes some warming up to but in the end he is just as hot and steamy as anyone can imagine.  I loved the fact that Kyra and Ryder just did not magically have that instant attraction pulling them together in love at first sight.  There struggles through different problems made their relationship more realistic and believable.   I am really looking up to future books in the series.

Christie was born and raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Ut. She lives less than a mile from the home she grew up in. World traveler she is not. But what she lacked in travel she more than made up for in her imagination. Within her vivid imagination she has traveled the world over as well as different worlds and different times.
She works a full time day job to pay the bills but looses herself in books and her writing whenever possible.

She is a loving mother of two wonderful children that she admits she is obsessed with. She has been married for 18 years to a very tolerant man that is grounded in reality in order for her to fly to the heights of her own imagination.

She started writing when she was a teenager after reading a book that she didn't like the ending too. Took a hiatus to raise her wonderful children but has dedicated herself to becoming a published writer for the last several years.

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  1. Hi, Lauren!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Shelf Candy Saturday post!!

    I came over to comment on your blog, and was blown away by your blog design!! So very BLUE!!! LOVE IT!!! You probably know that blue is my favorite color, right? Lol. Well, I'm now following your blog!

    Anyway, I'd like to say that I really liked your review! It's too bad this is an ebook, because I'd love to read it. I don't like ebooks at all, though.

    I'd also like to invite you to participate in Shelf Candy Saturday. I'm sure you'd pick some really beautiful covers!! I try to publish each SCS post as early as possible -- like around midnight on Saturday mornings. Hope you decide to join in!! : )

    1. Thank you! I'll try to participate, I tend to forget things like that.

  2. P.S. I've just discovered that this book is also published in a paperback!! YAY!!! I'm off to order it!!! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!! : )

  3. Great review. I'm definitely interested.