Betrayal's Shadow

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Rated 4.36/5 based on 15 reviews
What would you do to save your people from extinction?
What if your race held the key to mankind’s future?
One Guardian will risk hell to change the future. More
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Published by Digital Crystal Press
Words: 108,330
Language: English
ISBN: 9781937080006
About KH LeMoyne

A former technology specialist, KH LeMoyne writes romance: urban and high fantasy, and scifi/futuristic. She lives in Maryland with her wonderful husband and corgi. Much to her dismay, she rarely encounters supernatural beings other than on paper. Visit her website: http://www.khlemoyne.com/ or blog: http://fantasypoweredbylove.com/

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Review by: Maghon Thomas on May 03, 2013 :
Kindle Edition (edit)
review As always I would like to thank R2R for allowing me to participate and read for a review :) I was a little on the fence when I signed up to do this one because it sounded like another fallen angel story- but I was WRONG! I can't call the guardians angels and I can't not call them angels either, for they are the guardians of the human race. Them being on earth protects the people living here.

In the beginning, it starts out with Turen, in his cell after being captured and trying to figure the pieces of what went wrong. It's his own kind involved in his capture. And then by some means, Mia magically enters his cell and things just go crazy from here! I will say that its a little rough in the beginning with all the bad things that happen. But it really is part if the story, so it makes the plot and storyline.

There are several supporting characters that intrigue me here... And the bad guy isn't necessarily the bad guy and it's a really good story. Let's just say that it's got some mystery and it's not all romance winding.

I thought the writing flowed quite nicely and I really liked how everything plays out to follow through to the end. All in all, 3.5 paws from me :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Heather Eyres on March 27, 2013 : (no rating)
Betrayal’s Shadow by K.H. LeMoyne

I really liked this read. The story started out a bit slow for me. Once I got past the first couple chapters and the backstory and intros were made, I was hooked. Turen is a Guardian who saves human souls. He is in prison to get answers and bring a friend back into the fold. Mia is a human, who is compelled to Turen in her dreams. Turen doesn’t want Mia in danger but she takes her life back. Mia does what she has to do to save Turen and herself. Paranormal story with dreams, love, secrets, deception, action, mystery and suspense, what more could you ask for. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.

I received this book as R2R. Thank you for the opportunity.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Skaistė on March 24, 2013 :
Oh. My. This one was amazing. Since the first page it gave me a bunch of questions I was eager to get answers to. And it got even better. There was constant tightness in the air. New questions and secrets coming out keeps you guessing what truth lies behind all of this. Characters were so likable and intriguing what I've become so close to them like my own flesh and blood. The story was compelling and it really grips you. I've got involved in it so easily and was hungry to read more and more.

Once I've finished I am eager to get more of this story. Would definitely love to read sequels.

This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jacquelyn smith on March 11, 2013 :
What passion !!!!
This story start off with so much on page one....wow
Turen, a Guardian wanted to save his friend only to find hisself in a cage.

Mia, a human trapped in dream world find herself with the ability to fold
anywhere that Turen is located.

The action heats up when Mia decide to break him out.

The question become who is the real bad guys the drug dealing friend or
the ones who got his back ?

A must read......I could not put it down
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Paula Haskell on March 10, 2013 :
R2R: Betrayal's Shadow (The Guardians of Eden #1)

(I received this book, in exchange for a review)

Turen, a Guardian, is on a quest, to save his friend. His people are in decline, no new births, no new matings, for hundreds of years. The women have been been placed in cryo, to better protect them against the outside world and the possibility of contracting the virus, that killed so many of their elders. Guardians are to help to human race, by delivering their souls when they give birth, but not to directly interfere with humans.

Mia, a human, has just gone through a horrible experience, making her want to hide from the world, for a little while. She has this ability, to "fold" to a different location, while she falls asleep. Somehow, she folds to Turen, in a rock prison and develops a bond with him. What happens from there will change the whole world.

"I will not leave you alone. You've been my light when I expected a solitary journey in darkness. You're a part of me I can't deny, be it allowed by my people or not." His thumb stroked over her cheekbone. "I will stand with you and protect you to the best of my ability."

This is a great start to a series! There is so much detail and all of the characters are really well developed. Some very racy episodes, but it tied in very well with the overall story. Highly recommend and I can't wait to read the next one, to see how this continues!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Claire Taylor on March 01, 2013 :
KH LeMoyne
Betrayal's Shadow
The Guardians of Eden Book 1

From start to finish this book had me completely gripped. Incredibly well written and descriptive, I felt like I was right there, living through every twist and turn Turen and Mia had to endure. The story slowly unfolded, and came together towards the end, leaving the book in a good place but I was also left wanting so much more from the story. The author has created an amazing storyline with well-developed characters, but I’m sure the best is yet to come.

I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Toni Hemion on Feb. 10, 2013 :
First off let me say I am so looking forward to more from this series! Mrs LeMoyne did an amazing job! I am having a hard time putting down what I want to say! I just simply LOVED IT! I will admit in the beginning that it was a little much with all the names, but once you got them down, it was a great romantic read! I loved all of the characters! Mia was a strong willed, take action girl! And Turen well he is just swoon worthy! But most of all I loved there strong protectiveness and love for each other! I can't wait to read the next in the series!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dale Ibitz on Jan. 02, 2013 :
Mia Bowman's sucky, cheating husband is having a child with another woman before the divorce papers are even final. Under a lot of stress, she starts having exhausting, life-like dreams where she's transported to a prison with a drop-dead gorgeous hunk of a man. The hunk of a man is Turen, a celestial guardian of man-kind. But it turns out that Mia just might be the one saving Turen.

This book is solid. It has action, it has great characters, it has romance, it has sex, it has torture, it has good and it has evil. The characters are believable, the plot is well-rounded, motivations are clear. I could go on.

The story drops you right into the action. This was one of the very minor complaints I had, in that it was a little bit confusing right there at the beginning. But it didn't take me too long to figure out what was going on, and once I did, the story had me ensnared.

Turen, drop-dead sexy Turen, also had me ensnared.

The hopelessness of the Guardians had you rooting for them to succeed. There were some powerful motivations, powerful loyalties, powerful men and woman. I loved the whole clan.

I think I would have liked the betrayer to be not so apparent, maybe a few red herrings tossed in my reading path, but that's okay. I can live with that, because this story rocked on all other levels.

I really liked this book, and recommend it to anyone who likes some steam in their fantasy.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maghon Thomas on June 01, 2012 :
As always I would like to thank R2R for allowing me to participate and read for a review :) I was a little on the fence when I signed up to do this one because it sounded like another fallen angel story- but I was WRONG! I can't call the guardians angels and I can't not call them angels either, for they are the guardians of the human race. Them being on earth protects the people living here.

In the beginning, it starts out with Turen, in his cell after being captured and trying to figure the pieces of what went wrong. It's his own kind involved in his capture. And then by some means, Mia magically enters his cell and things just go crazy from here! I will say that its a little rough in the beginning with all the bad things that happen. But it really is part if the story, so it makes the plot and storyline.

There are several supporting characters that intrigue me here... And the bad guy isn't necessarily the bad guy and it's a really good story. Let's just say that it's got some mystery and it's not all romance winding.

I thought the writing flowed quite nicely and I really liked how everything plays out to follow through to the end. All in all, 3.5 paws from me :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shana Higgins on April 01, 2012 :
It's amazing, what sleep and dreams can do for a person. Who knew one could find love that way? :-) "Betrayal's Shadow" by K.H. LeMoyne has a very interesting premise: there are these...well, I can't rightly call them "angels," but they are the Guardians of human beings, who watch over and protect us, without our knowledge. They are secluded in this place ironically called Eden, and the main male character, Turen, goes after one of the former Guardians, Xavier, who pretty much lost his mind when his wife and child died. There is a mystery as to how his family died, and Turen wants to try to bring him back into the fold. Well, Xavier isn't having that; he left Eden and became a drug warlord, wreaking all type of havoc in the human world. He basically has his men beat Turen senseless and throws him into a prison cave.

Enter Mia, the female main character. She's a basic human, who doesn't realize she has a little "extra" until she dreams and somehow finds herself in Turen's prison. The process is actually called "folding," which is like tracing or disapparating or phasing, or something like that. It's a pretty cool process, and all of the Guardians can fold to another location. Needless to say, since Mia isn't familiar with any of this, she approaches Turen VERY cautiously at first. After "folding" several times, and helping Turen out as best she can, they learn more and more about each other, and wind up caring more for each other than they realize.

The backstory, world-building, and intrigue in this book is amazing. You can almost picture yourself in the situations Mia goes through. There are many monkey wrenches thrown into the mix for good measure, and the true villain in the story was who I thought it would be, although I liked HOW the villain's machinations caused the Guardians much grief.

I hope this is the beginning of a series, because I really want to follow the story, to see where the Guardians go from here. Great work, K.H. LeMoyne; I'm waiting for the next one... :-)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sarah Smith on March 15, 2012 :
I received this as part of a Goodreads group Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics: Read to Review giveaway. This book started out a little slow. The first night I picked this up I probably got only a few chapters in before I put it down. Honestly it was a little boring at first. I figured that had to do with the set-up/background information that inevitably has to be thrown in for (1) new readers, so they aren't completely lost if starting in the middle of a series, or (2) in this case a new series. So I persevered. I do have to say that I am very glad that I did finish reading this book, because it certainly ended with a bang! The characters were engaging, the plot was intriguing and even though this is a paranormal story, the romance between Turen and Mia seemed very realistic. It doesn't hurt that the love scenes between Turen and Mia were extremely hot! I really hope that the author writes many more books for this series since there are many 'minor' characters that definitely deserve their stories to be told. I'm looking at you Grimm! Can't wait to check out the next book in this series which features another great character, Briet.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pepper Owens on March 12, 2012 :
Slow start for me but I believe that was more on me than the author. This ended up being a 4star read for me.

Mia Bowman’s overnight dreams resemble nightmares. In reality is she’s transported nightly to help entrapped and tortured Turen, a premier warrior of the Guardians, a race hidden from humans. As his covenant decrees, Turen protects Mia from being discovered and used by his captors as they work to unravel a mystery currently plaguing his race dating back to the systematic elimination of his previous mentor’s family. The story is however more than a quest to unravel a series of mysteries or a typical tale of good vs. evil. It is an emotional reveal and smoothly lays the foundation for what could be an exciting new series. Dramatic betrayal, murder, deceit, jealousy, love, hate, mystery, revelation, and affirmation each get a moment in the spotlight.

As the primary characters of the piece Mia & Turen have palpable chemistry and their coupling seems as if it could be “natural” as opposed to the immediate bed-play quite prevalent in the genre. Together or apart they are strong enough to be the backbone and foundation of this new series. Mia’s strength made her pivotal to the story and not an incidental character. Turen’s noble warrior stance makes him a logical “father” for future entries. As for the villain and the betrayer – both wove well through the story appropriately. The peripheral characters were not explored enough to add to the story – they did however add depth. The storyline, plot and flow brought intrigue and kept everything moving well and made this a pleasant read. The setup of the next book of the series is clearly plotted. More interaction with the humans in addition to the remaining Guardians and their nemesis could make this a long running series.

Summing it up in a nutshell: Great foundation for a series I would continue.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Daphne Rosario on March 11, 2012 :
Betrayal's Shadow - This my friend is my type of read erotica with a plot. Vengeance and Romance.

This book is about Guardians whose purpose is to save human souls. This race is becoming extinct after a virus killed many and it is said that they cannot procreate unless its from their destined mate.

Turen a loyal Guardian goes in search of answers and finds himself imprisoned. After many weeks of torture he is visited by Mia in his solitary confinement cell. She questions the reality of the situation since the visits takes place when she sleeps. After her many nightly visits bringing food and taking care of his wounds; they start jonesing for each other. Explicit scenes...oh yeah! I swear I was there I don't care if I sound crazy...a portal opened and it was absolutely delectable.

Mia's knowledge about the Guardians is not acceptable to Turen's people. Her life will be in danger if she is discovered, but she can be the answer they are seeking if she is not killed first!

Honestly, it took me awhile to get into the book. The talk about creatures was just too much. Also, I found myself reading a scene and then quickly into another one without transition. Nevertheless, I gave this book 4 stars because of the romance, Mia's fierce character, and the turn of events toward the end.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Daphne Rosario on March 11, 2012 :
Betrayal's Shadow - This my friend is my type of read erotica with a plot. Vengeance and Romance.

This book is about Guardians whose purpose is to save human souls. This race is becoming extinct after a virus killed many and it is said that they cannot procreate unless its from their destined mate.

Turen a loyal Guardian goes in search of answers and finds himself imprisoned. After many weeks of torture he is visited by Mia in his solitary confinement cell. She questions the reality of the situation since the visits takes place when she sleeps. After her many nightly visits bringing food and taking care of his wounds; they start jonesing for each other. Explicit scenes...oh yeah! I swear I was there I don't care if I sound crazy...a portal opened and it was absolutely delectable.

Mia's knowledge about the Guardians is not acceptable to Turen's people. Her life will be in danger if she is discovered, but she can be the answer they are seeking if she is not killed first!

Honestly, it took me awhile to get into the book. The talk about creatures was just too much. Also, I found myself reading a scene and then quickly into another one without transition. Nevertheless, I gave this book 4 stars because of the romance, Mia's fierce character, and the turn of events toward the end.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Linda Zais on Dec. 30, 2011 :
Betrayal's Shadow is a fantastic read and the chemistry between Turan and Mia is electrifying making this a definite must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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