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[Mini-Review] “Shadowdance” by Kristen Callihan

Shadowdance - Kristen Callihan

GENRE:   PNR/HR/steampunk

 

LENGTH:   427 (MMP pgs)

 

HEAT LEVEL (content):  sexy-hot (m/f vanilla; frank but not overly explicit/graphic)

 

PUBLISHER (pub date):  Forever/GCP/Hachette (Dec 2013)

 

SERIES INFO (timeline):  Darkest London #4 (almost 2yrs after #3)

 

 

 

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Once a heart is lost in shadow...
Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals has given her purpose. Now she's been tasked with catching a vicious murderer dubbed the Bishop of Charing Cross. But someone is already on the case—and the last thing he relishes is a partner.


 


Only someone who lives in darkness can find it.
Jack Talent has been alone with his demons for many years. He never expected to have the willful Mary Chase assist him on the Bishop case. Their age-old rivalry reaches new heights—even as their desire for one another reaches a fever pitch. Though he aches to bring her close, Jack's dark secrets are a chasm between them. With dangerous enemies closing in, Jack must find the strength to face the past...or risk losing Mary forever.

 

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Best in series thus far!

Very quick thoughts b/c I’ve got several books to read before I can return to this series and read “Evernight” (book #5) prior to the Feb 24th release of “Soulbound” (book #6).

 

In a nutshell, I’m thoroughly loving this series.  So *really* fortunate that I managed to get over hump re: “Firelight” (book #1), due to fantastic narration (IMHO, ‘voice acting’ truly applies here) by Moira Quirk.  [More specifics re: that to be in forthcoming recap of books #1-3, probably by this weekend.]  I’m so impressed by Ms. Quirk that I’ve stayed w/ audio for all books―which is *very* unusual for me b/c ABs usually take me 3-4x longer.

 

The MCs in “Shadowdance” were introduced in the previous books