All it takes is a single brush with the supernatural to change a life forever.
Some choose the path of magic and shadow willingly. Others never see the hand of magic as it shapes their fortunes. They face the extraordinary with nothing but courage and wits to guide them.
Some mortals become trapped in the conflict between angels and demons and find themselves forever changed. For all too many, the shadows lead only to untimely ends. For some, however, the shadows offer seductive experiences that draw the newcomers further in....
Life in Shadows collects four stories set in the world of Good Intentions, where one encounter with sorcerers, demons, or a foul-mouthed servant of heaven is all it takes to turn the world upside down.
Warning: Life in Shadows contains explicit violence, extended explicit sex scenes, explicit karaoke, profanity, rampant nudity, assault, murder, breaking and entering, belligerent urban wildlife, premeditated sexual promiscuity, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, attempted kidnapping, attempted robbery, attempted ritual demonic possession, blatant violation of state regulations of adult entertainment, punching, kicking, cutting, stabbing, shooting, hair pulling, name calling, slut shaming, cheap Halloween costumes, strippers, hipsters, poseurs, police, personal calls while on duty, arson, destruction of private property, lingerie, war criminals, break-up text messaging, lesbian demon seduction, accusations of Mary Suedom, poor workplace morale, premarital sex, nude calisthenics, immolation, false identification, ruthless exploitation of personal beauty, unsafe crowd control standards, vertigo, destruction of evidence, elitism, racism (don't worry, he dies), open relationships, workplace scapegoating, adult use of plumbing implements, fantasy depictions of witchcraft and paganism, at least one reincarnated ancient European warlord, and a girl-on-girl grenade fight. All characters are over the age of 18 except the aforementioned reincarnation of an ancient European warlord. That gets sketchy.
©2015 Elliot Kay (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"Tess made this one."
Not as good as the others but worth the read.
A new character and development of some others.
Another great performance by Tess Irondale. She really knows how to bring a story to life. This is a nice little interlude for the characters from good intentions and I hope to see more of the new characters in the next book. I really enjoyed the parts with Kevin an Shannon. I hope Kevin finds out about everything that's going on around him.
Highly recommend this audio/book to anyone who has read the good intentions series.
"Basically Softcore Porn with very little plot"
I feel like I wasted a credit getting this title. I don't mind explicit material but the majority of this book was a collection of sex scenarios with very little in the way of plot.
"Tid Bits of Awesome!"
The only thing I wish they had done with the audio version would be to have established the chronology within the series timeline (which is at the front of the kindle version).
The novellas overall were fantastic, each progressively better as the stories rolled on. I do hope "Uncle Kevin" turns into a bigger player on the series as it goes on. with all the foreshadowing and lead-ins I can only see this story getting more and more epic.
"It's good to be back."
Overall I loved the book, although Tess Irondale seems to hace switched Molly's and Onyx's voices. Everytime one of them talked I had to mentally say their name to keep track of who's who.
"Wish it could have been longer."
I tend to read books without reading to much about them first, so this time I was a little confused. I thought this book was going to be about the two witches and the book of shadows, and honesty I was looking forward to it. So I was somewhat disappointed when the story seemed to jump around to other characters and never went back to their story. It was good for me, not great like the other books in the series.
"Great Expanded Universe"
Tess Irondale, her performance was great as always
I enjoyed all of the primary characters they each have something special
Everything, her range is great and she is able to give each character their own voice
Yes and no, because it is a selection of short stories it is easy to put down at the end of each chapter.
one minor issue Tess Irondale seems to have switched voices for Molly and Onyx. In the previous books Onyx had the more soothing seductive voice and Molly had a bit rougher voices in this book they seem to have switched. With that minor thing said it was a great addition to the universe I hope Mr. Kay will write additional books for these characters in the future.
"Pick Up a Paperback"
Not sure what this story line added to the original
She's not just reading, it feels almost like old timie radio shows where there is voice acting involved.
This whole book feels like scenes edited out of the other books.
Pick it up on sale in paper back, it's not awful, just not worth the cost/credit to get it in audio form, unless you just have to have more Tess in your life. She does a wonderful job narrating.
"interesting deviation from Alex, then back to him"
two short stories, really. Which is fine. An entertaining new character and more of the same. worked out ok.
"Kind of enjoyable, buy it on sale if at all."
I really enjoyed this author's previous works, including other books in the series, however this doesn't really live up to the quality of those other books. It's not only much shorter, but also lacks in overall story. It's essentially divided into 3 or 4 substories including previous characters, as well as two new ones. It seed like most of the purpose behind the book was to introduce those two new characters. Realistically this could have been included in the next book easily enough without a lot of finagling, especially if those characters will be in the next book. Additionally it seems unclear where in the timeline this fits exactly. I wouldn't suggest buying this at full price.
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