Book 2, The Shadow Warder Series - The Shadow Warder Series, Book Two (A Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance Series)
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Shadow's Pleasure is Book Two in the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance Series : The Shadow Warders
Brought together by circumstance. Bound together by chance. Despite the danger, passions ignite...
Sequestered for over ten years and manipulated by those that were supposed to love and protect her, Sorcha wants nothing more than her freedom. When her childhood friend and two other Shadows are kidnapped and held by a sadistic Director hell-bent on changing the very nature of their existence, Sorcha knows it’s past time to escape. With the help of the sinfully sexy Kiernan Black, she finally gains her independence, but the depths of her passion for the Warder may be more dangerous than the mission to save her friends.
As a Warder, Kiernan Black has never turned his back on an innocent. So when one of his own is working with a demon to brutalize innocent Shadows, he knows he must save them. With the beautiful, brave, and infuriatingly stubborn Sorcha Davis as his partner, he embarks on what might be the most dangerous mission of his life. But if he can find a way to make the fiery Shadow his along the way, the rewards could outweigh the risks.
If you love urban fantasy, and plenty of magical, steamy paranormal romance, this series is right for you. Recommended for ages 17+
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Shadow’s Pleasure is the second full length novel in Molle McGregor’s Shadow Warder series. In the prequel novella and first novel, we were introduced to the world of a special race of people (Shadows and Warders) who fight demons called the Vorati. The Vorati possess humans, taking them over until there is nothing left of the original soul. For 1,500 years the Shadows and Warders have been kept apart in their fight even though they have a common goal. That is slowly changing, with a few secret examples of a Shadow and a Warder coming together and increasing their combined power as a result. The bad guys are trying to take it a step further and reap the benefits of having one person with both Shadow and Warder blood, so they have kidnapped several Shadows and are trying to breed a hybrid. To make matters worse, the head bad guy is a Director of the Warders.
Sorcha is a Shadow who was once a powerful empath, successful tracker and fighter of Vorati demons. She had a power surge, a rapid increase in her abilities, during a fight with Vorati that left her weak and vulnerable. She has spent years trying to regain her strength, to no avail. She wants to rescue the captured Shadows but must convince her superiors that she has the physical and mental strength to embark on this daunting trip. Sorcha is convinced if she can get away from the Sanctuary where she is being kept she will return to full power. Her mentor, Steven, is dead set against Sorcha’s participation. It becomes clear early on that Steven does not have entirely pure motivations for his strong disagreement on this matter.
Kiernan is a Warder with a lot of baggage. When he was seven years old he lost his beloved mother and sisters to a disease that didn’t kill him because of his Warder genetics. When he was discovered by another Warder he was taken and trained to be a warrior, and that has been the focus of his long life ever since. He has made it a point not to get too close to anyone except his friend Conner (the subject of the first novel); he also has the earned reputation as a womanizer. He decides to help Sorcha on her quest to find the missing girls, not willing to leave innocents in such a horrifying situation.
Sorcha and Kiernan have an undeniable immediate attraction. Sorcha is wary of having any type of relationship with Kiernan, but Kiernan knows there is the potential for a deep bond between them. He just has to help Sorcha in her mission and then convince her he is worth the risk she thinks she would be taking by getting involved with Kiernan. There’s lots of fun stuff in this book about spell craft, unique weaponry, and the age old fight between good and evil. This is a really interesting world that McGregor has built. While some story threads come to an end others are still hanging, so this series has the potential to go on for quite a while. I hope that is the case because I really enjoy these books. They are good reads, with enough great banter between the characters, action, romance, and plot twists to keep the reader’s interest from cover to cover.