Saturday, September 17, 2011

In the Shadows
By Julieanne Lynch
Published July 21st 2011
Strict Publishing International
ISBN 9780857791962

“In The Shadows”, the first of The Shadows trilogy, is an urban fantasy of vampires and the supernatural, and much, much more. In the shadows you will find lust and passion, battles for power and for blood, and death and fear around every corner. In the shadows you are carried away to an unknown future. Your destiny awaits, and you are no longer who you thought you were. You have a thirst, for blood perhaps, but a thirst for very much more than that.
Giselle was a normal girl with an attitude common to most girls of her age. Her family might not have been perfect (whose is?) but she loved them, and her future looked bright. She had an awesome best friend and a steady boyfriend, but how could she possibly have been so wrong about someone she loved? And how could she have been prepared for the darkness and for what she was to become?
“In The Shadows is a must read for anyone who loves urban fantasy.” ~Review by Dawn and Wini Book Lovers
“ Julieanne writes so eloquently you can feel and picture everything Giselle is going through, with no question as to what role every character in the book plays.” ~Review by Ada McEwan
“Julieanne is a great story teller with a vivid imagination for the supernatural. I absolutely love everything about it.” ~Reviewed by Firefly and Wisp

About the Author:

Fiery Librian Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Northern Ireland, Julieanne now lives in Ireland, where she works on her Shadows Trilogy and other series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and believes all of her education and reading prepared her for it.
An avid reader, Julieanne has always had an encompassing fascination with folklore. When not writing, she enjoys crime series such as Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS and Cold Case, and loves anything with Vampires, listening to metal, meeting new people, drinking lots of green tea, and sharing her dreams with her children. She is a self-professed goth wanna-be,and is happy when left to write into the early hours of the morning.
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My Thoughts:  
Julieanne's book "In the Shadows" is the first book in the Shadow's trilogy, and what a way to start off a series. This book had me sucked in right from page one.  I haven't read Urban Fantasy before and was glad I once again went out of my comfort zone again. I have been doing that a lot lately, and haven't been dissapointed yet.  It's allowed me to read new Author's and fantastic books like this one.  

Its an easy read but pay attention so you don't miss all the twists and turns that are thrown at you.  I really like the characters in this book, they all fit together nicely to make up a great story.  Giselle, a once normal girl has been forced into a life she didn't want, but I love her strength and determination for getting through it the best she can.  I can't really say too much as to not give away the story, but I can tell you, you're going to love this book as much as I did.  

I've read a lot of Vampire books, this one puts an original spin on it, it's action packed, suspense, thrilling and romance.  I can't wait for the second book in the series to see what happens next with Giselle.  This is a absolutely MUST READ book. I hope you all have as much fun reading it as I did, Enjoy!!!!!

Julieanne is giving away multiple ecopies of her book, so fill out the form below for your chance to win a copy for yourself.  


  1. never heard of it b4 sounds really cool

  2. I lover UF and original spins. Thank you for sharing your review with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

  3. @roro, oh it is a really cool book, I hope you get a chance to read it :) thanks for commenting.

    @Denise Z, thanks I had fun reading it, good luck with the giveaway. :)

  4. I love the cover of this book!! It looks fabulous.
    I will have to add it to my TBR list!!