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Life in Shadows Audiobook

Life in Shadows

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Publisher's Summary

All it takes is a single brush with the supernatural to change a life forever.

Some choose the path of magic and shadow willingly. Others never see the hand of magic as it shapes their fortunes. They face the extraordinary with nothing but courage and wits to guide them.

Some mortals become trapped in the conflict between angels and demons and find themselves forever changed. For all too many, the shadows lead only to untimely ends. For some, however, the shadows offer seductive experiences that draw the newcomers further in....

Life in Shadows collects four stories set in the world of Good Intentions, where one encounter with sorcerers, demons, or a foul-mouthed servant of heaven is all it takes to turn the world upside down.

Warning: Life in Shadows contains explicit violence, extended explicit sex scenes, explicit karaoke, profanity, rampant nudity, assault, murder, breaking and entering, belligerent urban wildlife, premeditated sexual promiscuity, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, attempted kidnapping, attempted robbery, attempted ritual demonic possession, blatant violation of state regulations of adult entertainment, punching, kicking, cutting, stabbing, shooting, hair pulling, name calling, slut shaming, cheap Halloween costumes, strippers, hipsters, poseurs, police, personal calls while on duty, arson, destruction of private property, lingerie, war criminals, break-up text messaging, lesbian demon seduction, accusations of Mary Suedom, poor workplace morale, premarital sex, nude calisthenics, immolation, false identification, ruthless exploitation of personal beauty, unsafe crowd control standards, vertigo, destruction of evidence, elitism, racism (don't worry, he dies), open relationships, workplace scapegoating, adult use of plumbing implements, fantasy depictions of witchcraft and paganism, at least one reincarnated ancient European warlord, and a girl-on-girl grenade fight. All characters are over the age of 18 except the aforementioned reincarnation of an ancient European warlord. That gets sketchy.

©2015 Elliot Kay (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Kindle Customer 03-31-16
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    "Tess made this one."

    Not as good as the others but worth the read.
    A new character and development of some others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sterling California 03-18-16
    Sterling California 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wish it could have been longer."

    I tend to read books without reading to much about them first, so this time I was a little confused. I thought this book was going to be about the two witches and the book of shadows, and honesty I was looking forward to it. So I was somewhat disappointed when the story seemed to jump around to other characters and never went back to their story. It was good for me, not great like the other books in the series.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 04-18-16
    Sean 04-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love it"

    Another great performance by Tess Irondale. She really knows how to bring a story to life. This is a nice little interlude for the characters from good intentions and I hope to see more of the new characters in the next book. I really enjoyed the parts with Kevin an Shannon. I hope Kevin finds out about everything that's going on around him.

    Highly recommend this audio/book to anyone who has read the good intentions series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thad Steel 03-24-16
    Thad Steel 03-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Tid Bits of Awesome!"

    The only thing I wish they had done with the audio version would be to have established the chronology within the series timeline (which is at the front of the kindle version).

    The novellas overall were fantastic, each progressively better as the stories rolled on. I do hope "Uncle Kevin" turns into a bigger player on the series as it goes on. with all the foreshadowing and lead-ins I can only see this story getting more and more epic.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C Toro 03-18-16
    C Toro 03-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It's good to be back."

    Overall I loved the book, although Tess Irondale seems to hace switched Molly's and Onyx's voices. Everytime one of them talked I had to mentally say their name to keep track of who's who.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jaybird 03-16-16
    jaybird 03-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Expanded Universe"
    What made the experience of listening to Life in Shadows the most enjoyable?

    Tess Irondale, her performance was great as always


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all of the primary characters they each have something special


    What about Tess Irondale’s performance did you like?

    Everything, her range is great and she is able to give each character their own voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no, because it is a selection of short stories it is easy to put down at the end of each chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    one minor issue Tess Irondale seems to have switched voices for Molly and Onyx. In the previous books Onyx had the more soothing seductive voice and Molly had a bit rougher voices in this book they seem to have switched. With that minor thing said it was a great addition to the universe I hope Mr. Kay will write additional books for these characters in the future.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    phillip 07-22-17
    phillip 07-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok for the most part"

    it was ok for the most part but at one point tess irondale read a word as a different word

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    Renee Flores Japan 05-01-17
    Renee Flores Japan 05-01-17 Member Since 2017

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    "it was mediocre"

    compared to the other books in the series this was remarkably shorter and was not as intense compared to the other books. it was a good filler book though

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    Karlyn Keller 04-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting but too much sex"

    I think this series is interesting but it relies of sex too much for me to give it rousing support. It's a bit too over the top which is a shame because I found the characters compelling. Just way too much wank material for me to give it full credit as something worth reading. So beware.

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    Amazon Customer 04-05-17
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    "Pick Up a Paperback"
    Would you try another book from Elliott Kay and/or Tess Irondale?

    Most definitely.


    What was most disappointing about Elliott Kay’s story?

    Not sure what this story line added to the original


    What does Tess Irondale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's not just reading, it feels almost like old timie radio shows where there is voice acting involved.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Life in Shadows?

    This whole book feels like scenes edited out of the other books.


    Any additional comments?

    Pick it up on sale in paper back, it's not awful, just not worth the cost/credit to get it in audio form, unless you just have to have more Tess in your life. She does a wonderful job narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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