Life in the Shadows

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Created from magic, cloaked in mystery, an ancient race has lived beside humans for millennia. Proud, independent, and powerful, Malik, their king, has spun a web of lies and half truths to keep their true selves secret from all but a select few. In the end, will the deception destroy all he holds dear? More
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About Jan Gordon

Jan Gordon grew up in London, England, and emigrated to Israel in her early twenties. After many years of working as a secretary in various media companies, both in the U.K. and Israel, she took time off to raise her two sons.

In 2006, after many years of reading fanfiction for an old American TV series, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, she decided to pick up her pen, or rather her keyboard, and wrote her first story, a collaboration with another fanfiction writer, Amy F. (TwoPhantoms1), and the writing partnership of The Yank and The Brit was born. Three years later Jan answered a writing challenge on a fan site for that same TV show and wrote a short original piece and posted it to the group. The characters in that story wouldn’t leave her alone and eventually she gave in and wrote their story. That story was “Black Silk”, a paranormal romance about were panthers.

Jan posted “Black Silk” on the fan site and it received such a good reception from the other members, she branched out and posted it on other sites, including Smashwords. One of the members of the fan site, another fanfiction writer, Charlie, made a comment in her review of the shifter story that sparked an idea, and in reply Jan told her she should use that concept in a story because it sounded fantastic. That ‘idea’ became “Forever In Time” by, the newly named, Nicky Charles. After Nicky’s first two books, Jan started working with her as editor and neither has looked back since.

Jan has since written “Life In The Shadows”, a paranormal romance anthology and a prequel, of sorts, to “Black Silk”. Nicky Charles collaborated with Jan on one of the stories in “Life In The Shadows” which combined her wolves and Jan’s panthers. They enjoyed the endeavour so much that they decided to repeat the experience – the result was “In The Cards”.

Jan Gordon now lives in Jerusalem, Israel, with her husband and two adult sons. She and her husband often travel to North America and the U.K. to see family and friends. Although Jan both writes and edits paranormal romance, she rarely reads that genre for pleasure. Since discovering author Georgette Heyer as a young teen, her passion for reading Regency romance has never dimmed. Apart from reading, which she does whenever time allows, her other favourite pastimes are cooking and doing Pilates.

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Keisha Adams reviewed on Dec. 3, 2015

Splendid! I love it. Keep up the good work.
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Flora H reviewed on July 13, 2013

Excellent book!! Much more 'meat' than the first.. and gave good background for the first also. Looking forward to the next ...
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Crystal Dawn reviewed on April 2, 2013

Very enjoyable read. The last part that Nicky Charles and Jan Gordon was especially enjoyable as it combined two different writing styles and joined two different worlds. This a must read for the paranormal reader.
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Marie Smith reviewed on Feb. 21, 2013

I loved this book, it filled in some things about the main character of Black Silk. I can't wait to find out what happens next.
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Canda Olmi reviewed on Jan. 2, 2013

Loved both books...when will the next book be out?
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Rob Thompson reviewed on Nov. 25, 2012

Love the family history for Cole from Blacksilk. Can't wait for the next installment.
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LaGina Reese reviewed on Sep. 23, 2012

Nicky's series was the first books I read on Nook. She got me hooked on Jan. To have them come together and do this book was great. I just got finished reading it and had to post that I thought it was awesome. I loved how we got to see Malik and his family thru the years to present day to see them come together with the Lycan series. I like how Jan put little tid bits of history thru out the book. I just think that was so good.
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Tina Young reviewed on Sep. 17, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm glad that I read Black Silk first as well as Bonded. I am amazed at how the characters flowed and were intermingled with no issues. I can't wait to read the next story..
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Vanessa carlson reviewed on Sep. 10, 2012

Wow! Awesome read. I love how the author propels the story forward, always leaving you wanting more. I enjoyed reading the history of Milak's family with it finally leading to the present, and very cleverly intertwining with Law of the Lycan series. Can't wait for the next installment!
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