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Love in the Shadows 1. In The Shadows

   (6 reviews)

Mason, an Alpha wolf shapeshifter, discovers that a young mage, Vincent, is his destined mate. While Mason attempts to woo his mate, Vincent continues to develop his magical power, and hunt down his parents' killer. Together, these men will build trust for each other, create everlasting memories, and track down the dangerous mage, Stefan.

This is a warning of any graphic content that may be concerned to readers. The following story includes mention of sexual acts of consenting adults, self-imagination of consenting sexual acts, death of fictitious characters, and paranormal or fantasy-related topics/characters. The story will also include crude and vulgar language, and acts of violence, which include but not limited to acts of self-defense, text imagery of blood, serious injury of others, and death.

Copyright © 2020 astone2292; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Action Packed 34
  • Addictive/Pacing 33
  • Characters 36
  • Chills 4
  • Cliffhanger 21
  • Compelling 9
  • Feel-Good 7
  • Humor 6
  • Smoldering 20
  • Tearjerker 16
  • Unique 30
  • World Building 25

  • Like 16
  • Love 26
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Dan South

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

This novel checks all of the boxes. All 12 of the checkboxes offered here to recommend a story, specifically. Without question it is a love story. More so, it explores the many forms love takes.

The love of, and from, family seemingly shapes the love of the two lead characters. Family in all its forms. Biological, chosen, and herein the love of a diverse pack.

We’re taken on a journey of self-discovery as a young man comes into his own and finds his place in the world as he continues on a personal mission to extract revenge for a long-ago wrong.

Make room on your reading list for Aaron Stone’s grand adventure here and all of his works. Trust me, it will be time we’ll spent.

 

 

Response from the author:

Thanks so much for the review, Dan! I'm ways pleased to see a new reader. Have a blast reading the rest of the series!

  • Love 1
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Patch1

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Absolutely one of the best stories I've had the pleasure of reading!!!  The only reason it is not the best is because of the other stories you have written....I guess it would be considered a tie between the "Shadow" series and Cernunnos.  You have the uncanny ability to put me in a zone where I am so involved that time just stands still.... the "grey" zone for me.  Everything around me stops when I read your works.  This first story got me hooked!!! Big time!  I am on my 3rd reread!! I have always loved shifter stories but this one takes it to another level altogether!!!  Different views...perspectives....stunning characters with fantastical powers....superior character development...so involved that you "feel" like you are there with them...  You, my friend, have a talent that is unparalleled!  You are definitely a 🌟!  I've said it before in my comments, keep shining bright like a 💎!  Amazing author and an even more amazing friend!!!! :heart::worship:👑

Response from the author:

You'll never know how hard this review has made me smile, Patch. Thank you so much!

I love that my stories have the ability to stop time for you. I always look forward to your comments, no matter what story I write. Thank you for being such a loyal reader!

  • Love 2
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raven1

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

As the first novel written by astone2292, Love in the Shadows is a powerful demonstration of raw talent. You will be impressed with the unique world astone2292 has built.  His characters are so engaging that your emotions will always be in high gear trying to get to know them better and bond with them.  My favourite characteristic however, is the great humour richly embedded throughout every chapter.  

Vincent is a young orphaned mage who wanders the world seeking revenge against Stephan, the shadow mage who murdered Vincent's parents.  He lands in the town of Owensville and begins to settle in community.  There he soon is stalked by an Alpha shifter, becomes the target of assassins, finds he destine mate and begins to learn how to control his powers.  His adventures, intrigues, love and friends will enthral you, and keep you reading for hours on end.  I know you will enjoy all the thrills and chills as well as the love in this tale.

Response from the author:

Thank you so much for your review, raven!

It was a blast following your comments as you read this book. I'm tickled you enjoyed it, and I hope to see you reread it. A certain Signature Author and I are working on a major edit. Eliminating wordiness, repetitions, and bending the story-telling into one POV per scene. Same story and plot, just a lot cleaner. It's still going to take several months, but it'll be worth the wait. 

  • Love 2
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Ajbt2001

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is a truly amazing story as is its sequel. The characters have nice depth and are believable. 

Response from the author:

Thanks, Ajbt! I'm happy you enjoyed the story! You're review is very much appreciated!

  • Love 2
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centexhairysub

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Really enjoyed this book, there will be a second one coming per the author.  It was well written and the pacing and flow of the story was first rate.  The character development was better than average and there was some unique takes on were creatures that I had not found in other stories.

My one issue with the book was that a couple of the story lines got mentioned and then just never resolved; but perhaps they will be in the second book.

Recommend for anyone that enjoys were creature stories or those with mages and magic.  

Response from the author:

Thank you for the review! I did leave several plot openings and several other details for the second, and potentially third book to cover. Glad you enjoyed the book!

  • Love 3
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Story Reader

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

I gave the story 5 stars cause it was very well written as well as entertaining. Loved how you kept us in suspense at the end of each chapter. You are a very talented writer and will go far if you do exactly what your imagination takes you. 

Response from the author:

Thank you for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed this book, and are looking forward to the next one!

  • Love 5
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