Dramatic · Paranormal · Romance · Suspense

Series spotlight: Shadows by R.M. Alexander

This series is suspenseful, tragic and moving. Since I am not usually a fan of books involving shapeshifters and creatures made by science I would not have picked up this series had it not been given to me. That being said, the author did reach out to me and offer them for an honest review. Though I do not seek out novels in this sub-genre I will read more given the opportunity and they are on Audible.
In the first novel, “Veil of Secrecy” Rachel is running from her past and runs into her past. Her husband, a military special forces soldier, dies overseas and six months later she finds out she inherited a lot of money and an old house. Running away from her troubles she packs up and moves to her grandparents old home only to find out they were mad scientists with government ties.
By the second novel, “Dark Crossings”, Rachel is not running from her past – just trying to survive it and untangle the knots that hold her past as a mystery and threaten those around her.
The stories were compelling and the reader was a good one. The story line felt like it was pulled from the “Crazy Mixed up Island of Dr Moreau” a little too much for my taste but was compelling enough I will read the next one to find out what happens to Rachel, Leonardo and her friends.
Veil of Secrecy:

Rachel Brackett arrives in Sullivan, Montana with simple goals: relocate, settle an estate, and manage her own antique store. Her parents and friends back home called it running away. That’s just fine with her.

Rachel’s curiosity leads her into the forest, and she finds creatures who know more about her ominous heritage than she does. The creatures only exist in nightmares – grotesque mutants and shapeshifters. They seek vengeance for hideous crimes in genetic engineering, and Rachel is the prime target for retribution. While Rachel searches for the truth behind the family she never knew, a bounty hunter stalks her every move. Only Leonardo, a figure shrouded in the shadows, offers protection. A were lion with the perfect blend of human and feline features. Terrifying. Impossible. Alluring.

When Rachel’s home is ripped apart and a friend attacked, it’s clear there is no safe haven. She is no longer running from her past, but trying to survive to make it to her future. We get to meet Rachel’s mother, and personally I hope in book three we learn more about why she acts the way she does.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Veil-Secrecy-Shadows-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00M6KS84M

Dark Crossings:


Normal is just a word, and one that no longer applies to Rachel Brackett’s life in the Bitterroot Mountains.

Keeping her two lives in Sullivan, Montana, isn’t easy. Rachel struggles to protect those with the deepest secrets, and the only one helping to keep her sanity intact is Leonardo. When he disappears, Rachel’s world tilts on a dangerous axis.

War with the Others is building, leaving Rachel and Justiz in a rush to find Leonardo.

Time is not on her side, and Rachel must find a way of reaching Leonardo or risk those she cares the most about.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Crossings-Shadows-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00UW3HIX2

This book was provided to A Little Turtle’s World free of charge through the author, R.M. Alexander, for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

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