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Mister Black

Book 1, In the Shadows - A Billionaire SEAL Story, Book 1

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New York Times and USA Today best selling series

When Talia crashes a masked party, the charismatic and dominant Mister Black is the one man who can either help or expose her. Neither can deny their attraction, but what happens when one hot night together turns into so much more...

We all have someone who crossed our path and fundamentally changed us. That one person who blew through our lives, their presence forever stamped on our psyche. They linger in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in the decisions we make. A soul crusher or a dream maker, depending on the perspective.

My person is Mister Black.

I didn't know him by that name when I first met him.

I didn't know him at all, but the impression he left behind was just as powerful as the name I call him today.

He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer.

I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant.

Together we are passion. Colors colliding through each other's lives.

When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk.

DEAR READERS: MISTER BLACK is part one in Sebastian and Talia’s epic love story and is the only novella. All the other books in the series are novel length. Sebastian and Talia’s happy-ever-after is contained within books 1-3 and must be read in the following order: MISTER BLACK, SCARLETT RED and BLACKEST RED. Cass and Calder’s equally epic love story follows in books 4-5 with GOLD SHIMMER and STEEL RUSH. Be sure to read books 4-5, since you’ll also get to visit with Sebastian and Talia as they play key roles in Cass and Calder’s story before you dive into book 6, BLACK PLATINUM, an all new stand alone Sebastian and Talia passionate adventure. Another Sebastian and Talia story, book 7, REDDEST BLACK releases October 24, followed by book 8, BLOOD ROSE, a new Cass and Calder story. Get started! You’ve got lots of enjoyable reading ahead of you! :)



Mister Black (1) (Sebastian & Talia Part 1, Novella)
Scarlett Red (2) (Sebastian & Talia Part 2, Novel)
Blackest Red (3) (Sebastian & Talia Part 3, Novel)
Gold Shimmer (4) (Cass & Calder Part 1, Novel)
Steel Rush (5) (Cass & Calder Part 2, Novel)
Black Platinum (6) (Sebastian & Talia, Novel)
Reddest Black (7) (Sebastian & Talia, Novel)


Blood Rose (8) (Cass & Calder, Novel) - June 2018

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 23, 2015 – Michelle (Gold Shimmer), who also writes as Patrice Michelle, entices and frustrates in this erotic first installment of her In the Shadows new adult series. Young teenager Talia has already lived a rough life including being forced to be a drug courier by her mother's boyfriend when she meets Mr. Black as she's fleeing an attempted mugging. Their first contact is brief, but Mr. Black still manages to give Talia dreams of a better future. When their paths cross eight years later, as college student Talia is trying to interview Mr. Black's sister, Talia doesn't know quite how to react other than by sleeping with him. The characters show powerful chemistry and the plotting is complete with tantalizing bits of backstory, but the story ends on a cliffhanger and the entire novella raises more questions than it answers. That will undoubtedly annoy some readers even as they rush to download the next installments. (BookLife)

Customer Reviews

Never Fails

This author never fails. She always manages to capture my full attention to the point that once I start a book I cannot put it down and can barely wait for the next one to be released!

Great story

This was a great read. A bit different than what I've seen out there lately. Can't wait to continue the series!

Very well-written New Adult erotic romance

Well then. I see what all the fuss is about. I don't like young, virginal heroines because they're often portrayed in a very immature, childish way, and their dialogues just make them worse. The exact opposite was the case here. The way she spoke, the way she carried herself; she wasn't a timid, flaky female, and I loved that about her. Yes, she had baggage, but her character didn't use it at every opportunity to shy away from everyone. She kept a mysteriousness about her without coming off as pathetic.

And wow, Sebastian. He made a big, good first impression in the foreword. For a then seventeen year old, he seemed mature beyond his years. If he was cute then, he was devastating as an adult – all raw passion, intense and mysterious. It took a while for the SEAL part to come to the fore, and I'm quite pleased that there was a little more emphasis on the fact he was military instead of some pampered billionaire who thinks money can buy everything and everyone. There were times I thought he recognized Talia, and then he'd say or do something that said he didn't. That push and pull is just a part of the magic between this pairing. Throw in a bit of BDSM-lite and the sex fizzled my Kindle.

I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit peeved that this story ended, unlike the others, without a HEA. This is part of a serial, and now the wait begins. This was a very well-written, beautiful story, and I can't wait to read the sequel.

**I read this as a part of the Hot Alpha SEALs Military Romance Megaset**

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Mister Black
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  • Level: Twelfth Grade
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jun 15, 2014
  • Publisher: Limitless Ink Press, LLC
  • Seller: Limitless Ink Press LLC
  • Print Length: 154 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, In the Shadows
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