Author: Stacey Kennedy
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2011
1 Night Stand Novella
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
Four months have passed since Ellie’s heart was broken by her cheating boyfriend, Gerrid. Sick of mourning, she sets out in search of a man to make her forget. Madame Eve of 1Night Stand arranges for Ellie to meet just the man at Nocturnal Nightclub in Miami. Bryce is not only sexy as sin but full of mystery. He does things no man should be capable of. Ellie might question his fast speed, cold hands, and even the way he bites at her skin―if he wasn’t so determined to awaken the part of her that’s been buried by lies.
Days have passed since Bryce’s last feeding and his vampire hungers demand to be sated. But feeding is not his only intention. Ellie seeks to be a different woman, to gain power for herself, and Bryce plans to push her to discover it. To show her she can do things she never thought possible and force her to see the strength she yearns for already lives inside of her.
Ellie will have to choose, expose all of herself, or remain hidden in the dark shadows. But Bryce will have to make a choice of his own—let her go or keep Ellie forever?
What I’m talking about:
Shadowed Soul is a sexy paranormal novella from Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand series. The story is quick and mostly to the point. One night turns into forever when vampire Bryce and mortal Ellie enlist the services of Madame Eve.
Bryce has been around for a while – not an ancient vamp, but enough years to have honed his woman-smexing skills. He is lonely and enjoys loving women that have been hurt by men… those with shadowed souls. He gives them a night they deserve in order to boost their self-confidence and then moves on. He intends to do the same with Ellie, but can’t seem to get her out of his mind. She’s different than the others, and he wants the impossible with her… Forever love.
Ellie is instantly attracted to Bryce, and although she senses he’s a bit different, she jumps into the one-nighter, hoping to rid herself of the bad memories left by her cheating ex.
The 1NS series are fun, quick stories. There isn’t much in the way of background or world-building, but it’s okay for the shortened length of the stories. Sometimes, you have to suspend reality and enjoy the earnest happiness the characters enjoy. And such is the case with Shadowed Soul. We really know nothing about Bryce and Ellie, but they connect. There is erotism in their passion, and sometimes it’s fun just to indulge in a one-night stand.
I recommend Shadowed Soul and other 1NS stories as the perfect filler in between longer, heavier novels. It’s like a mini-vacation for your mind!
Liked it a lot – recommend (B+)