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Betrayed by Shadows

BETRAYED BY SHADOWS

NANCY GIDEON

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Genre: Paranormal Romance (Shapeshifters)

Series: By Moonlight series #7

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

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*From the author’s website*

 

Nancy Gideon“A one-of-a-kind author who leaves you begging for more!”      The Literary Times

With over 50 sales to her credit since her first publication in 1987, Portage, Michigan author Nancy Gideon’s writing career is as versatile as the romance market, itself.  Her books encompass genres from historicals and regencies to contemporary suspense and the paranormal. Her works have been published overseas in Romanian, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, German, Icelandic and Chinese, among other languages.

Also listed on the International Movie Database (IMDB), she collaborated on the indie horror films In the Woods and Savage with screenwriting and ADR script credits, and even played the character “Bar Extra.”

A national speaker on writing in general and romance in particular, Gideon is a Western Michigan University honors grad with a major in journalism and minors in history and communications.  She’s a member of Novelist, Inc. and the Mid-Michigan, Greater Detroit, PASIC and FF&P chapters of Romance Writers of America®, and is former vice-president, published author co-liaison and award-winning newsletter editor for MMRWA.

The mother of two grown sons, one married and proud producer of her grandson and the other shanghaied into being her assistant, she also works full time for the law firm, Redmond, Redmond & Yokom.

A prolific writer, Gideon attributes her creative output, which once peaked at seven novels in one year, to her love of history and a gift for storytelling.  She also credits the discipline learned through a background in journalism and scheduling writing time around diaper changes, Scout meetings, band lessons and outings to the Zoo Boo . . . and, of course, OCD.  The due date for her third book and her second son were on the same day . . . and both were early!  When on deadline, she turns on the laptop between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. to get a chapter in before work.

While the pace is often hectic, Gideon, a Gemini, enjoys tackling diverse projects.  One month it’s researching the gritty existence of 1880’s Texas Rangers only to jump to modern themes of intrigue and possibly a legal thriller or two.  Then, it’s back to the shadowy netherworld of shape shifters, vampires and movie serial killers.  When not working on her latest plot twist before sunrise or arranging medical depositions, she enjoys indulging in Netflix, hosting her critique group, and feeding a variety of wildlife on her fourth-floor balcony including a yearly family of raccoons.  And, of course, reading.

 

“Romance . . . by any other name”

 

VISIT Nancy Gideon at www.nancygideon.com

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Betrayed by Shadows

  • Publisher: Pocket Star (December 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QUY2CO

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: December 17, 2012
A good man drowning in bad deeds . . .
Balancing a criminal empire and a preternatural clan war, reluctant front man Giles St. Clair doesn’t need a problem like Brigit MacCreedy . . . How much trouble can the head-strong and manipulative Shifter beauty get into in two weeks? Plenty when her schemes range from kidnapping to fleeing the retribution of her dead lover’s clan.
A bad girl denying a good heart . . .
With her family’s lives on the line, Brigit is willing to do whatever it takes to save them. The only thing standing in her way is an immovable stone wall of a man she can’t bully or beguile . . . a human, no less, who has promised to protect her from the secrets and dangers she conceals.
Caught in a battle they can’t win . . .

Risking her own safety gets complicated when an honorable and annoyingly desirable man puts himself between her and her powerful enemies in Book 7 of the “By Moonlight” series.
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MY THOUGHTS:
BETRAYED BY SHADOWS by Nancy Gideon is an interesting paranormal romance. Book 7 in the “By Moonlight” series. It is a steamy story set in New Orleans. While this is book 7 in this series, I had no trouble keeping up with the story line, characters, or plot. A compelling,steamy story of  love,romance, passion,danger,intrigue,shapeshifters, and hidden,dark secrets. This is my first by this author but it will not be my last. With a spellbinding cast,intrigue,a strong plot, sizzling passion,and supernatural elements,what’s not to enjoy. Fast paced and filled with action,and spine bounding suspense. A must read for anyone who enjoys paranormal,romance,shapeshifters,and suspense. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at the author’s website,Pocket Star,Simon & Schuster and My Book Addiction and More.
RATING: 4.5
HEAT RATING: SIZZLING
REVEIWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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