- Nadine Mutas
- Release Date
- August 2015
New Adult, Paranormal Romance
A Tales of Blood and Magic Novella (Tales of Blood and Magic #1.5)
Witch Anjali Gupta keeps a damning secret. At age twelve, she saved the life of a boy not much older than her. Which would have been a good deed—if that boy wasn't a shadow demon, and Anjali meant to hunt and kill his kind. Now, ten years later, she discovers that the elusive dark protector who has covertly guarded her for years is in fact the shadow demon she once saved. Determined to face her past, she confronts him to find out if sparing his life was right—or whether he's the biggest mistake she's ever made.
Thorne has never forgotten the girl with the dazzling green eyes, nor her inexplicable act of kindness when she saved his life. For years, he's been her silent, stealthy protector, not daring to act on his desire for her. When Anjali stubbornly wiggles her way into his life—and further into his heart—he fights the passion sparking between them—for the secret he keeps holds the power to destroy her.
This is a standalone novella in the Tales of Blood and Magic series. It follows the first book, Blood, Pain, and Pleasure, but is only loosely connected to the main story line of the series.
Sep 20, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
126 people found the following review helpful
BLOOD AND SHADOWS by Nadine Mutas is a paranormal romance novella that reminds us that even the greatest of enemies can find love and redemption.
Taking place in Portland (one of my favorite cities), we meet Anjali, a witch, and Thorne, a shadow demon. Their species are sworn enemies, yet through one simple act of kindness that occurred as children, what blooms is a love that was a decade in the making. I enjoyed the details in the story (he smelled of books) and while there are areas where I would have loved to have more information, recognizing that this is a novella and hence, not much room, appreciate what Ms. Mutas did manage to put into her story. And the blossoming of their romance was very charming, albeit mixed in with a fair amount of fighting for your life from the bigger baddies out there. However, they did find time to consummate their relationship and it was sexy, fun and well, orgasmic.
Overall, a great novella and definitely worth the read.
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