Seductive Shadows

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Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing ...

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Overview

Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie's art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.

Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman's self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.

This book is for mature audiences. It contains explicit language and sexual content.

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Editorial Reviews

Book Nerd - Ashley Williams
"It was dark and gritty, with a sensuality that demands you to keep reading. Charlie struggles with a darkness in her life that has her seeking solace in painting and sex. You can relate to her pain and struggles. Mann slowly unfolds Charlies past and present making you feel her pain and numbness. Mann's writing is perfect! As the plot unfolds at the end, I found myself not wanting the story to end! I highly recommend this book!"
Literary Literature Lovers - Tiffany Choez
"This story delves deeper into the main character's emotional and inner struggles and is much more than just another erotic book. As a reader, you always try to guess what the secret is, or what's going to happen next, but with this one, I was wrong every time! Just when I thought she had me, Marni threw a curve ball that made my jaw drop. If you like to read books that have more complex issues then get ready for a hell of a ride."
I Heart Books - Wennie Conedy
"From the first few pages, I was drawn into Charlie's story. Marni Mann created a character that is flawed yet desired; strong yet needs others to lean on; talented yet scared. I felt for her. I wanted her to succeed and I needed to know that the choices and decisions she would make would lead her to a better life. This is a book that will draw you in, make you cry, make you angry, make you sad but will have you rooting for Charlie."
My Sticky Pages - Donna Rodgers
"A great story behind the title and the main reveal will leave you talking about it for days. When I found out what was going on my jaw hit the freaking floor. THAT, I never even saw coming. The author did an amazing job keeping me on edge and trying to figure out what was coming next."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620153420
  • Publisher: Libertary Co.
  • Publication date: 7/13/2013
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 234,087
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she's not nose deep in her laptop, she's scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children. Visit her at www.marnismann.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    I work for Booktrope and represent author Marni Mann.  We have b

    I work for Booktrope and represent author Marni Mann.  We have been notified by customers that there is an issue in Nook that is not allowing the complete book to display properly, and we are working with Barnes and Noble to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience while we get this resolved!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my hone

    This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my honest review

    Charlie is a gifted art student with an innate sensuality, her past has left her scarred and she can't love but she needs physical contact. This need leads her down a dangerous road with a mysterious madam; at first everything is great until she meets Cameron. Cameron changes Charlie and as the two of them really begin to connect, she discovers horrible secrets at her work that change everything. This book is dark and raw with a razor sharp erotic edge to it. Charlie starts out closed off with her emotions only really shown to people through her artwork, through out the book her hard outer shell begins to crack. I really have no words to accurately describe how wonderful this book is. The first pages draw you in and the rest of the book holds your attention until the very end. I loved this book, it takes a lot of talent and skill to create the detailed scenes this author did without it becoming too much or too little. This book is not one that every person will enjoy or understand, but it is one that everyone should at least try to read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

    Seductive Shadows is a gritty and provocative story of one girl'

    Seductive Shadows is a gritty and provocative story of one girl's journey of self discovery. Written in the first person narrative, author Marni Mann weaves an enticing, dark, and emotional tale that delves into the life of Charlie, a twenty-three year old art student. Charlie has had a troubled life, through her passion for art, she tries to escape her abusive past with a neglectful and alcoholic mother, and the memory of a tragic accident that occurred five years ago, but the past still haunts her, leaving her scarred and unable to love. Charlie uses art as a way to channel her emotions and sexual acts as a way to forget her past. Charlie accepts a position in a high class brothel that allows her to hide behind a mask as Cee, her alter-ego that enables her to leave Charlie behind. When she meets a fellow artist named Cameron, she finds someone who she can trust and love. Cameron encourages Charlie to take the journey toward self-discovery in order to move forward with her life.




    Seductive Shadows is so much more than an erotic tale, it is a riveting story that takes the reader to a deeper and emotional level as it delves into a flawed person's journey to come out of the recesses of her dark shadowy past and into the light in search of herself. The author does a wonderful job of creating layers upon layers within this story, alternating between flashbacks to the past with the present, she entices the reader with intriguing twists and turns as each of the layers are uncovered. You can't help but feel for Charlie as her story unfolds. From her troubled life with her mother, to the tragedy and loss of her best friend, to the choices she has made in her life, it is easy for the reader to relate and understand Charlie, feel her pain, and cheer as her journey leads her towards self-discovery and moving forward in her life. This story deserves to have a sequel, it's open-ended and surprising conclusion leaves the reader wanting more. I would love to be able to continue to follow Charlie and Cameron's story, I know they have more to tell the readers.




    Seductive Shadows is a thrilling and provocative story, it is captivating and thought-provoking, it is simply a must read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

    This is one of those novels that is extremely intense from the g

    This is one of those novels that is extremely intense from the get-go, stays that way throughout, but where the intensity in subtle.  Mann draws you in and keeps your emotions and thoughts embroiled in this novel throughout.  Your emotions get so tangled up in this story that it feels like you’re living it yourself.  The storyline is somewhat off the wall yet the premise is extremely captivating.  It’s also extremely scary in its possibilities.  The knowledge that this type of thing really can and does happen adds to the intensity of the story.

    Everything in this novel is presented very naturally but in minute detail.  The dark undertones that let light and hope shine through really allow you to understand the characters, their plights, and their emotional states.  Mann very subtlety tackles some very tough subjects.   Through her play on light and dark she really sets a specific tone that you can’t escape.

    The main characters in this novel are quite well developed.  You get to know where they came from, why they are who they are today, and what they think and feel about that.  They are a perfectly matched pair who contrast each other just enough to remain separate entities while becoming a strong couple.  The supporting characters fill out the story nicely.  Some are very well developed as friends and family.  Others remain mysterious to the reader and to the characters themselves.

    Overall, this is an extremely vivid and exciting story that I couldn’t put down.  

    Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    On the dark side...

    On the dark side but very good!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    FANTASTIC READ!!!

    From the word, GO, Marni had me captivated and riveted to the story. You can't help but to be sucked in by Charlie's circumstances. You want so badly for her to find a good life. Then, there's the "Offer". What a web that entangled! There is something bizarre and secretive brewing and I found myself having a hard time putting the book down. I needed to know what was going to happen next! You get to watch Charlie's character go from lost and lonely to the possibility of a decent life. But there's always consequences for the decisions you make.... Now, I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Good

    There are several longer reviews so I will keep mine short. The book started slow for me but it got much better. It does end before you know the ending so now I can not wait for the next book.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    Booktrope-Please post when the book has been fixed. Will not buy

    Booktrope-Please post when the book has been fixed. Will not buy until I see its been fixed. Thanks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    rip off

    only 1 page!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    My favorite new author

    Fantastic read!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    To People who cannot download over one page

    You have no ace left on your NOOK so use an SD Card.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Only one page?

    This book only has 1 page.......

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    When

    When is this going to be fixed??? It still says it 1 page long!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Can not get more than one page to download

    Please help.

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