Ellie Russo is afraid of her shadow. I would be, too, if my shadow liked to run around naked in order to garner attention. You see, Ellie’s shadow has a mind, and incorporeal body, all her own. She’s the dark half, the one ruled by impulses and desires, two things Ellie’s never been able to indulge in, let alone be ruled by.
At her wit’s end, Ellie contacts scientist Cam Kalamos and pleads for his help. He’s a scientist at Segue, and researching Shadow is what he does best. Unfortunately for Ellie, Cam’s Shadow and hers are nothing alike, and if Ellie can’t learn to control her dark self, the big bad beings behind Segue will do the controlling for her.
Shadow Touch by Erin Kellison is a novella in her astounding Shadows series. It isn’t as much of a romance as the other books, focusing more on the phenomena of Ellie’s shadow acting as a separate self and introducing two characters I have a feeling we’ll see more of when the highly anticipated Shadowman releases in September. That isn’t to say romance is non-existent in Shadow Touch – Ellie and Cam have an instant connection and Ellie’s shadow self has a definite affinity for the scientist – it just isn’t the main focus.
I love the different directions Erin takes her characters and mythology. The effect the picture of the Shadowlands had on both sides of Ellie, and the promises of the things said after, have me on the edge of my seat for Shadowman. If you’re looking for a quick read to whet your appetite that is full of fantasy, mystery, and the dark part of ourselves, I highly recommend picking up Shadow Touch.
- e-book, digital format
- Publisher: Zebra Books
- Book Length: Novella
- Language: English
- ISBN: B004NEW59S
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