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Review: Lacing Shadows Anthology

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Authors:  Andrea Stanet, Laurie Treacy, Lee Ryder, Alexia Purdy, Tina SmithTitle: Lacing Shadows Anthology
Genre:  |Paranormal |
Release Date: August 27, 2014

Asia, a young college student, struggles between two seductive temptations. Farren is desperate to escape her heart-wrenching grief when she encounters vampires. Holly finds herself home alone on winter break when she rescues a handsome Fae. Lena has always been aware of a world beyond our own when she attempts to help a mysterious ghost. Ruby is entranced by a creature made of nightmares...

Lose yourself in the Shadows.

Five young women each encounter a different supernatural force: seductive werewolves, shadowy vampires, dangerous fae, mysterious ghosts, and nightmare creatures.

Lace yourself in scintillating tales of fated meetings, undying love, and eternal life...

Lacing Shadows features New Adult paranormal tales from five talented authors.

Spirit of the Wolf
Asia, a young college student, struggles between two seductive temptations—her boyfriend, Jesse, and a new friend, Nati. Meanwhile, hidden forces strive to draw out the wolf spirit inside her. Will she embrace her nature…or have it driven out against her will? In the end, the spirit of the wolf may be the only thing that can save her and those she holds dear.

Eternal Guard
Farren is desperate to escape her heart-wrenching grief, attempting to end her life when fate suddenly intervenes...
Rescued by Joe, she finds herself an unwilling pawn in a vampire tug-of-war over her life.
In a world where she can choose if her death will be final or eternal, why would she fight to live?

Into The Dark
College freshman Holly Barclay finds herself home alone on winter break with plans to do some soul-searching.
Being a Good Samaritan to a handsome wounded stranger, this human girl has not only endangered her heart but quite possibly her life.
The holidays suddenly got a lot more exciting.

The Unspoken Truth
Lena has always been aware of a world beyond our own. She is happily married and employed by the police to uncover the secrets of the dead, helping to solve cold cases. But when she meets Jessica Clayton, the abused wife of a rich industrialist who died in the 1800's, the parallels between them change her life completely. Is she ready to learn The Unspoken Truth?

Spinning Scars
Some believe in legends, Others don’t want them to exist….
Immortality can have its downfalls, especially when you’re a creature made of nightmares constantly on the run. Enrolling in college, Matthias meets Ruby. When he discovers who she really is they are both in mortal danger, but for reasons Matthias has all wrong.

Rating: 4 of 5 Hearts

This paranormal anthology was great from start to finish. Each author brought their own originality to the table and captivated me. The unique twists and turns the ladies added to their stories were fantastic! I looked forward reading more from each one of them.

If you would like a well-written anthology, you can get lost in for a day this is your book! I could not put this book down. I had to stop and take a breather after each story. It was a fun and fascinating read.

I think I will start with the first story and work my way down the list. This way I can give each author my attention for just a moment.

Spirit of the Wolf

What a way to start an anthology!

This book grabbed by attention from the very beginning. I knew something was up Asia and her possessive boyfriend. Then author Andrea Stanet added Nati to the mix and things really became interesting. She was drawn to Nati but did not know why at first. Nati was not your regular girl ext door. What I loved most about this story is that none of the characters ended up being what I thought they would be.

The twist and turns are not like your average shifter story. It was filled with many layers you had to uncover. Author Andrea Stanet brought originality and broke the mold with this one. I cannot wait to read more from this author.

Eternal Guard

This story starts causing your heart to race when Farren is standing on the bridge. I had to know what broke Farren. When Joe saves her I thought. Oh, boy another brooding vamp story. But nope. Author Tina Smith kept her story original and on target with her characters!

The moment Farren realized Joe was protecting her from another dangerous vampire but kept her at arm’s length pissed her off. He would pull her close and then push her away. He would not let himself love her. And that was okay, he taught Farren to be strong and protect herself and that is just what she ended up doing. Farren goes from being broken and scared to grabbing life by the horns and creating her own destiny.

And the ending has me wanting to know what Farren is up to!

Into The Dark

I loved this story!! It was well written and captivating. It is my favorite of the five. Author Laurie Treacy grabbed me hook line and sinker. The picture she paints when she opens you up to the word of the fae was amazing. I could visualize each little detail.

I devoured this this story and want more of Holly Barclay and Hallacon ‘Lacon.’ The humor the author adds to this story had me rolling. Holly’s inner thoughts and rambles had me in stitches.

Holly aka ‘Holly Berry’ has to not only learns that the fae world exists but she finds herself smack dab in the middle of it. She is fascinated by what she has discovered once the sheer shock subsides.

I want to go to the summer court where he lives and nosy around. I hope the author continues this story one day. I would love to read more about these two.

The Unspoken Truth

This story was full of mystery and suspense. The way she describes what Lena goes through each and every day being able to communicate with the dead made my heart hurt. This woman solves the unsolvable cases so the spirits can rest. But when the abuse one of the victims receives affects her physically my heart was racing for her to find out why.

The love Lena and Jackson share throughout this story brought just another element to the mix. He was supportive and did not give a damn what anyone thought as long as Lena was safe.

Author Lee Ryder leads us down a rabbit hole and has us running to the end so we can figure out what really went down all of those years ago.

Spinning Scars

This story had me bouncing when I realized Matthias was Frankenstein. I loved reading a book about Frankenstein. Then you add Ruby to the mix and Bam! Perfection. This girl was full of life, feisty, and threw Matthias for a loop. He wanted to know more about her but he did not want to feel heartache again. The creativity with how Ruby would end up in Mattias’s world whether he wanted to have her there or not surprised me. I really hope that author Alexia Purdy decides to write more about these two.

Author Alexia Purdy was so creative with this story. The detail and thought she put into everything kept me flipping the pages to the very end.

Andrea Stanet is a freelance writer from upstate New York, she has been published online and in print since the late 90s. In addition, Andrea works as a tutor and editor. She is currently submitting a middle-grade fantasy novel and a new-adult, urban fantasy novella for publication. Other recently published works include “Under the Mattress” in the anthology Urban Harvest: Tales of the Paranormal in New York City and “Lucid” in the anthology Stalkers.




Tina Smith is the author of the Wolf Sirens Series. From her home in Adelaide South Australia Tina inspires, entertains and examines life. Night is the time her creative juices flow. Under the light of the moon she is driven to write and connect with readers through her mad-capped imagination—you could say it's a calling...




Laurie Treacy is a fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary YA and NA romance writer. A graduate of Marist College, she lives in New York's picturesque Hudson Valley with her husband, three children, and various pets. When not book blogging, she’s a proud Whovian, loves reading, photography, frozen Goobers, and watching anime. A member of the SCBWI and RWA, Laurie has several short stories published in anthologies and is working on some novels.




Lee Ryder is a mother of 3 children and one angel. She currently lives in New England. She started writing small works at an early age and was featured in several local publications. She is an accomplished musician playing three different instruments and also studied vocal performance and dance. She studied theater in college and was featured in several plays. Lee believes in love at first sight and married her soul mate at age 19. She also has read reviewed and edited other published works.




Alexia Purdy currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing, or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She love's creating paranormal fantasy and poetry and loves to read and devour books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.




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