My Review of A Shadow’s Embrace By Cara Carnes

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A Shadow’s Embrace
Indigo Shadows – An On The Run Novella
By Cara Carnes
Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
( February 17, 2015)

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On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.

Devyn James escaped hell once. Kidnapped from foster care at seven and raised in a psychic genetics testing facility, she survived by hiding her ability. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans. Determined to help the cause, she formed Indigo Order—a foundation focused on providing food, shelter, medicine, training and support for the displaced lower level psychics, especially the children tossed to the streets by Conver years ago.

For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.

Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself. But the sultry female proves to be a handful when her team is in the crosshairs. When one of them is captured, he must prove she can trust him and all he offers, even though he may not believe someone as good as her should be with a Shadow.

Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.

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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When you open this book, you open the door to an action packed, nailbiting adventure. Each psychic has different abilities and levels in this world,

Devyn/Indy is a technopath, she can find and analyze data telepathically. This is a talent she managed to keep hidden when she was captive in the facility. Her foundation, Indigo Order, helps those thrown out or ignored by the facility.

With the help of her crew, Dane a telekinetic, Rider a telepath, Cadence an audiopath, and Mia an empath, she has been covertly using her ability to help the SEO, find information that can lead to the destruction of the General. Except this last time, she hid away from her crew and found something in that wealth of information that has put her on the General’s radar. She just doesn’t know what.

When the Shadow Elite show up to get her out of that very sticky situation, she meets her contact Dagan for the first time.

Dagan is a telepath/manipulator, he can use his psychic powers to make someone do what he wants them to do.

With her team in danger and one missing, Devyn needs to go back in, to get the data and gather intel required to find Rider. They put together a crew similar to Indy’s consisting of Dagan, Kaegan their leader, a telepath/empath, Ace a tech geek, twins  Corbin and Cash see pasts of objects and people, Rex and Trent telepaths.

In order to get Rider out of the General’s clutches the Street crews and the Shadows will have to work together for the first time. It’s an interest gathering to say the least.

Intense emotions of time spent in the facility assault the Elites as they sort through the information Devyn has obtained, and find a disturbing truth.

There is so much going on, and in spite of it all or maybe because of it Devyn and Dagan form a very hot and intense relationship.

This is one of my favorite passages, found near the beginning of the book, as Dagan and Devyn try to find common ground.

“If you think I don’t respect what you and your crew do, you’re crazy. It takes balls, brass ones, to put yourself on radar to help others. Y’all do that without the tactical training we’ve got behind us.” He squeezed her arm slightly. “Not a single Shadow I know isn’t terrified at the thought of Conver getting his hands on you or someone in your group. We’ve seen what he’s capable of. It’s worse than you could imagine.”

“I don’t have to imagine it.” She turned and held his gaze, even though the fiery obsidian depths made her thoughts falter. “You weren’t the only group held. You might’ve endured more, had to do more black ops than we could imagine, but I assure you the cages were the same, the restrictions the same. The punishments the same.”

His gaze darkened, narrowed. “You were in a facility? You weren’t in the halfway houses or camps? Which facility? Where?”

She took a deep breath. “I’m not doing this, not now. I’ve said too much as it is. We are well aware of what we risk and why. We aren’t backing down just because we lack the firepower you have. We don’t need guns to pass out food, and we aren’t stupid. That’s why I lob all the serious things to the SEO. You’re equipped to handle what I can’t.”

“I know a few people who’d love to know how you get your hands on that shit.” He crossed his arms. “It looks like there might’ve been something you forgot to lob our way. What went south? Why were you running from Conver today?”

“I don’t know.” The admission made heat rise in her face. “I mean, I must’ve stumbled across the wrong thing. Obviously.”

Fast paced, and hot in more ways than one. I hope there will be more to this series.

5 Contented Purrs!

SummerBlog About the Author

0bb57-pic  Cara Carnes

Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves traveling, photography and reading.

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