• Shadow's Kiss

  • Shadow Series, Book 1
  • By: T. M. Hart
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jamo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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the narrator made my day

ok. so the story in this book is eh. has some interesting concepts but they weren't used to the fullest. but this is only book 1. BUT the narrator made my day. she was overall good some eh, but when she had the angels speaking 🤣. I I.

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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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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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Just can't get past the Narrator

The story seems to be a good one, but the narrator makes it sound like it's a lot of bad acting. I just can't get past it. I will read the book without the voiceover.

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Man these reviews are harsh lol

I actually really liked the beginning of this book. I enjoy not knowing EVERYTHING about a situation which is happening in a book. I sometimes find it aggravating to know what’s going on when the main character does not. The author puts us in the unknown and we go through it with with the lead. I also like the hate bond between the two main leads. I’ve always wanted to know what would happen if “mates” were more at war with themselves/bodies/and each other. A nice reprieve from the mature mate genre.

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Invested

So far I'm hooked. The beginning kind of confused me but that also added to the intrigue. I'm totally in love with Elijah's possessive nature although he's fighting a war to distance himself from Violet.

I'm hoping that they resolve their issues and get that happy ever after, but with that cliffhanger of Violet being married to the Dark Prince, I doubt it.

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It’s completely riveting!

Amnesiac wakes to a violent man yelling and dragging her into houses and through forests for quite some time before she finds out that she is in the presence of Angels. She could have been one as well if she had not gone missing. Now, she’s back and infected with darkness, the antithetical essence of their angelic order. But because she is special, fated, everyone is trying to fix her, so she and the man who found her, Eli, can fulfill some prophecy.

TM Hart uses pathos so well, I was harried the entire time I was reading. The entire book is from he me point of view, and the entire book she’s trying to catch up or understand or puzzle through something. She doesn’t find her herrings in book one. The only conflict Hart resolves is Eli’s animosity towards Violet. And I’m glad a single issue isn’t spread out over several books. I would have prefer to know the impact of that resolution would have some positive consequences. The way book one ends, the one ties end unraveled.

Honestly, the character is too affecting and the plot seems too concerned with pages for me to commit to reading the complete series, but I will definitely read the last one.