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Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1) [NOOK Book]

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Orphaned at eight years old, Ellie developed an ability to help her navigate the cold, indifferent world where she found herself. Armed with the knowledge of a person’s true intentions, she learned it was safer to be alone. Then Jake Coulter slipped through her defenses by offering the promise of a normal, happy life. After narrowly escaping a dark truth that Jake hid from her, Ellie retreated from the world in an act of self-preservation.

Drawn out of her protective bubble when...

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Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1)

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Overview

Orphaned at eight years old, Ellie developed an ability to help her navigate the cold, indifferent world where she found herself. Armed with the knowledge of a person’s true intentions, she learned it was safer to be alone. Then Jake Coulter slipped through her defenses by offering the promise of a normal, happy life. After narrowly escaping a dark truth that Jake hid from her, Ellie retreated from the world in an act of self-preservation.

Drawn out of her protective bubble when a friend insists on playing matchmaker, Ellie meets a handsome doctor. With some persistent coaxing, Ellie warms to the idea that she may have found a reason to let her guard down. She rediscovers her hope for an ordinary, yet extraordinary life.

Accepting a seemingly innocent favor, Ellie finds herself the caretaker of the Bradford mansion, an impressive home with its own mysterious past. Curious about a life that she could never have, she delves into the mansion’s history. Soon Ellie realizes that danger lurks in its empty rooms. When Jake resurfaces with premonitions of Ellie's death, Ellie's new life is turned upside down as a simple truth is revealed. Ellie’s life can never be normal because something old and evil has been searching for her for a long time. And now it has found her.

The complete Shadows trilogy:
Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1)
Shadows Deep (Shadows #2)
Veiled Shadows (Shadows #3)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032864790
  • Publisher: Cege Smith
  • Publication date: 11/12/2011
  • Series: Shadows , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,072
  • File size: 337 KB

Meet the Author

Everyone loves a good origin tale. Cege's started when she was eight years old. She snuck out of bed late one night and into the living room to watch TV. Flipping through stations with the volume turned down low, she came across a rerun of a movie called The Exorcist. She was terrified yet mesmerized.

Cege wasn't unfamiliar with the idea of the battle between good and evil. She attended Catholic school in a small town in rural Wisconsin, and at the time knew the 'age appropriate' stories from the Bible. Nothing in those stories prepared her for the visual onslaught of watching the battle between the priests and the demon for the soul of the young Linda Blair. Cege was deeply disturbed by the movie, but nonetheless a seed was planted that night. That seed grew into a rampant fascination with all things supernatural.

Sleepovers turned into B-rated horror film marathons. Her library card was used to bring home piles of books about ghosts and vampires. She still isn't quite sure who she loved first, Stephen King or Freddy Krueger. By the time she was twelve, Cege took a turn at penning her own spooky tales. That love of things that go bump in the night and scare you to death has only grown stronger throughout the years.

The paranormal and supernatural take center stage in all of Cege's stories. Over the years, she has crafted her own origin stories about vampires (the Bloodtruth series), zombies (the Twisted Souls series), and ghosts, angels, and demons (the Shadows series). She's also taken on the folklore around the Fountain of Youth (the Immortal End series beginning with Ageless). There is something for every reader of the paranormal in Cege's books.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Eh

    This was a very strange book. I read it to the end because I felt I had to just to see if it ended up making sense. I'm still not sure if I liked it or not.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Needs new ending

    Spoiler.....soul sucking ghosts and a deal with the devil. I wasnt fond of how the characters kept being put to sleep or how they couldnt remember things. The story was going good until the last 50+ pages and kinda tanked from there :-( glad it was free.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Surprisingly interesting

    I was surprised at how well this book kept my interest! It was a mix of mystery and paranormal. The biggest complaint I have is that nothing was really explained. I'm still confused about what happened in the book. I know that there is a second book that might explain it. However, I am leery about purchasing it because it still might not explain it....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Okay, but not great

    The book was okay, but not great. It's not something I would pick up a second time, and I'm not compelled to purchase the sequel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book because the author kept me guessing,

    I really enjoyed this book because the author kept me guessing, kept me engaged and did an excellent job with the story. I liked the different take the author chose for her subject matter because it's not a "standard" ghost story. Once in a blue moon you'll run across the best movie or book about a certain genre and this one did that for me. I'll definitely be watching to see what else this talented author has coming out. Oh, and yes, I will pick up the other two books in the series. I'd easily recommend the book to anyone who wants a great story and a bit of horror. Kudos to Ms. Smith!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Awesome read

    Well developed characters great story line never a dull moment
    I just purchased the second book this one is well worth reading it was refreshing and not the samo old storyline

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Strange, 3.5 stars

    worth reading...
    Total Pages: 593...Story Pages: 570...Free e-book
    What an odd book. Talk about being kept in suspense; the entire story kept me in suspense until the end. Psychically-gifted people (aura readers, seeing the dead/mediums), a 'haunted' house, missing people (from 100 years in the past), love, etc. This book had a lot going for it. Mystery, suspense, romance, ghosts/hauntings, psychics, and possibly demons or at least an evil being (the book doesn't really tell what the being is). This is supposedly only the first book in a series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Interesting

    Enjoyed this ghost story. Ot was a long time coming to the point of any real drama though. Not sure if I will buy the second book. This book was 500 + pages and worth a look.
    BrynnS

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Not my book

    I really didnt like this book. Im more of a teenager story girl so i can relate to it. This book was filled with to many older people. This isnt my book but maybe its yours. -I

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Good read

    Great bang for the buck, I can not wait to read the next one to see what happens and hopefully get answers to all my questions. Good ending, but definately not over. I dont usually dig ghost stories but this was just the right amount of creepy and suspense. There were only a couple of spots I felt were too repetitious or corny and read quickly to carry on with the story. Good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Thrilling

    It always frustrates me when i can tell something the charactes cant then when they figure it out its too late. However, with this story and its plot is just amazing! It has so many twists i just got absorbed. Loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

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    What the cover promises the story delivers

    What the cover promises the story delivers. This book was filled to the brim with suspense and mystery. The characters were well formatted, and was brought to life with the depth the author describes. The Pace was nice, and the plot was well formed. The ending was a little creepy but set it up nicely for a squeal. It'll leave you salivating for the next. This is a great Paranormal Romance for readers who are looking for a little more. - Were Vamps Romance Reviews

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    I would say..

    I would say this is well written. But, i started reading into ir. Im on chapter five only still. I keep forgettong its supposed to be a horror book aswell as what it was even called.. I like it so far though. Great book.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

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    Short and sweet

    I would recommend this book if you are looking for something not too super natural but on the lighter side. I thought the book could have been more put together..otherwise it kept me engaged enough to finish it.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    Would Recommend nicly wirten

    Well written, the story moved along at a good pace, have read several of Cege Smith's book, worth the time to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    [meh] Not sure about this book at all. I am working on my book

    [meh] Not sure about this book at all. I am working on my book database adding in eBooks purchased this past year (2013) and while I know I read this book I can't remember it at all. Trust me when I say that I can remember the plot line of almost every book I've read *if* I liked it. I'm looking at the cover of a book I purchased just two days before this one and I can recall the whole plot line. This book...nothing comes to mind at all. (B&N please note: I was unable to create a pen name so I had to leave this anonymously. I wanted to be DS_Kellie.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Must read Edge Of Shadows

    This is a very entertaining book. I finished it so fast because I could not stop reading it. It is full of suspense, mystery, and horror. I love the detail descriptions of the characters. The fact that there is an old mansion is a bonus because it is the perfect setting to inspire the imagination. There was nothing I did not like about this book. The series continues with Shadows #2!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Suspenseful

    Thanks to the author for a free nook book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Not for me

    Nah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Totally different!

    Nearly went crazy trying to figure this out. Excellent story telling. Love love loved it

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