Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1)

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Edge of Shadows is a paranormal urban fantasy tale about a woman trying to rebuild her life when fate intervenes. She must solve a century-old mystery in order to escape an ancient evil with ties to her past. More
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About Cege Smith

Everyone loves a good origin tale. Cege's started when she was eight years old. She snuck out of bed late one night and into the living room to watch TV. Flipping through stations with the volume turned down low, she came across a rerun of a movie called The Exorcist. She was terrified yet mesmerized.

Cege wasn't unfamiliar with the idea of the battle between good and evil. She attended Catholic school in a small town in rural Wisconsin, and at the time knew the 'age appropriate' stories from the Bible. Nothing in those stories prepared her for the visual onslaught of watching the battle between the priests and the demon for the soul of the young Linda Blair. Cege was deeply disturbed by the movie, but nonetheless a seed was planted that night. That seed grew into a rampant fascination with all things supernatural.

Sleepovers turned into B-rated horror film marathons. Her library card was used to bring home piles of books about ghosts and vampires. She still isn't quite sure who she loved first, Stephen King or Freddy Krueger. By the time she was twelve, Cege took a turn at penning her own spooky tales. That love of things that go bump in the night and scare you to death has only grown stronger throughout the years.

The paranormal and supernatural take center stage in all of Cege's stories. Over the years, she has crafted her own origin stories about vampires (the Bloodtruth series), zombies (the Twisted Souls series), and ghosts, angels, and demons (the Shadows series). She's also taken on the folklore around the Fountain of Youth (the Immortal End series beginning with Ageless). There is something for every reader of the paranormal in Cege's books.

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Reviews

Review by: Marilyn Velez on Aug. 07, 2013 :
I received this book as a Member Giveaway from LibraryThing. I love this genre, which is paranormal suspense/horror, and I felt the author did a good job keeping the suspense going. I loved the settings, both in Ellie's coffee shop and the characters in that setting,especially Kevin, and the house. At times, the book reminded me of books by Barbara Michaels. There were some plot holes, and I did find Ellie's weak character due to her divorce a little annoying, but as the story goes along, you find out that her weakness is all part of the plot development. This is the first in a trilogy, and I am looking forward to reading the others in the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marenda Thomas on Nov. 30, 2012 :
This was an interesting well written story. I have read other titles from this author and they where all great. And just like the other great series it only leaves you wanting more. I will be continuing this series!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cynthia on Oct. 19, 2012 :
I was pleasantly surprised by Edge of Shadows. It held my attention easily, which is really saying something (I swear sometimes it feels like I have A.D.D.).

The opening chapter starts out strong with Ellie packing up to leave her husband Jake. It's obvious he has an explosive temper when he pushes her and causes her to gash her head open. He's got a drinking problem, but it becomes clear that the drinking is a result of far deeper problems.

During most of the book I was trying to unravel the mysteries that plagued Ellie, Jake, and even this mysterious “Linda” that is introduced. It's evident there is something going on with this lady but you can't quite put your finger on it.

When I started this book, I did realize it was part of a series, so I expected the ending to be somewhat open, and expected it to leave me with questions. I got exactly what I expected. I have a lot of questions left to be answered with the ending of this book. As a matter of fact, I had one of those “Oh, WTF did she do!?” moments.

All in all, Edge of Shadows was a pretty good read. I will be purchasing the next book, Shadows Deep, in hopes of getting some of those answers I was left with at the end of this book.

*I got this ebook through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway program in exchange for a honest review.

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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Willow Webster on Sep. 29, 2012 :
Won a review copy from librarythin.com. Very good book. Wish it was longer though.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Gina Xavier on Nov. 17, 2011 :
I love this story! Very suspenseful and it leaves you wanting more!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Gina Xavier on Nov. 17, 2011 :
I love this story! Very suspenseful and it leaves you wanting more.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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