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Against the Dawn: A Shaede Assassin Novel [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Bonilla
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A Shaede Assassin Novel (#4)

“Full of fascinating characters, high-stakes intrigue, and fast-paced action, it’s a truly exhilarating adventure! Do not miss out!”—Romantic Times (top pick, 4½ stars)

“Amanda Bonilla knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat...she’s a must read.” –Amanda Carlson, author of the Jessica McClain urban fantasy series.

Six months can feel like a just couple of weeks when you’ve been away in another realm. Literally.

Now that Darian is back in Seattle, she’s ready to face the life—and the man—she left behind. But it’s not going to be easy when a ghost from her past shows up looking to wreak havoc on Seattle’s supernatural crime scene.

Darian isn’t as careless as she used to be, though. She and Tyler, her sexy Jinn protector, have come a long way in the trust department. And it’s a good thing too—because when Ty contracts her to assassinate a wickedly powerful supernatural who goes by the name of Mithras, it will take all her faith in Ty, and herself, to get the job done.

While Darian does whatever it takes to get to her mark, Xander, the Shaede King is busy making plans of his own. With Darian’s attention divided between Lorik’s secrets and her mission she might not be able to stop Xander from doing anything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and in the process, destroy his own kingdom…


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About the Author

Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her family. She's a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances, and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. She is the author of the Shaede Assassin urban fantasy romance series, which was nominated for Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist by Romantic Times, The Sentry of Evil dark and gritty urban fantasy series, and the Sexy Shifter erotic romance series. Amanda also writes ultra-sexy contemporary romantic suspense for Kensington under the pseudonym, Mandy Baxter.

Product Details

  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499226985
  • Publisher: NYLA; 1 edition (May 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KFKQRAC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twisty plot in capable hands July 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Book 4 of the Shaede Assassin series shows no sign of fatigue. After the emotional turmoil in book 3, the first few pages of Against the Dawn act as sort of an intensive care ward for Darian’s wounded soul. She takes stock and reconnects with Xander and Ty. While she’s hesitant to give any sure-fire indication as to which way her heart beats, the Shaede king and the jinn grab the opportunity to prove themselves.

Along the way the author serves up a number of road blocks and surprises. The resulting zigzag is also reflected in the characters’ journeys. Not only do we dig deeper into the people in Darian’s life, Darian herself reveals her true mettle.

And like any good book, this isn’t all about who’s making out with whom. Plenty of action and plot-twisting awaits us, including the appearance of an unwelcome face from Darian’s past. After the introspective start, the pace doesn’t as much gallop as hurtle head-over-feet-over-head to the ending, providing just enough respite to let us catch our breaths.

A word about the ending. I prefer it if the author wraps everything up into a lovely, tidy parcel. Cliffhangers and loose threads get you all hot for the next instalment, then leave you hanging for many months as you wait for the conclusion.

That said, biting into a pillow while grunting your impatience is a lot of fun, too. And this truly is the mother of all cliffhangers. Either way, I will sit by my Kindle app, on the look-out for book 5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Shaede Assassin Novel May 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Amanda Bonilla does it again in the fourth installment of her Shaede Assassin Series. They just keep getting better and better. I just fall more and more in love with her world and characters as the series moves along. It is true that I am a die hard Xander Peck fan, but this book made me like Ty a little more than I ever have before. He is just very hard not to fall in love with. It was a great addition to the series and I am already hungry for more. Hopefully book 5 will be out soon. #TeamXander
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4.0 out of 5 stars Against the Dawn Review May 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The fourth novel in the Shaede Assassin series is a riveting and action packed read. A ghost from Darian’s past threatens havoc on Seattle’s supernatural crime scene and Xander is trying to do everything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and just may destroy his kingdom in the process.

This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense, action, drama and a love triangle. The author brings her fascinating supernatural world to life with well written events and scenes that make the reader feel as if they are part of the story. Tensions build throughout the story on several different fronts as Xander’s trying to get Darian and hold on to his kingdom, Tyler got his only problems on top of protecting Darian and supernatural badasses are in town to create evil mayhem. The strong compelling characters are easily understood, draw the reader deeper into the story and arouse their curiosity ensuring they want to know more.

The attraction between Tyler and Darian is still going strong, but Xander’s sure that if Tyler is out of the way that Darian would be his. The reader can’t help but get caught up in their drama as they complicate their lives and bring down kingdoms, very entertaining and I really don’t know who to root for as I am fascinated by them both, not to mention all the other intriguing men in Darian’s life. The reader’s really have to empathize with Darian and everything that she’s been through, that has sorely tested her confidence.

I really enjoy this thrilling series and intriguing world with its charming characters although you would think that Darian would ask a few more questions sometimes, cause trouble just seems to want her as much as her men. And of course, I have to impatiently wait for the next one to find out if she’s get out the next spot of trouble that found her after being betrayed at the end of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Urban Fantasy Book of 2014 May 20, 2014
By Ellief
Format:Kindle Edition
Against the Dawn, Shaede Assassin #4, by Amanda Bonilla
Grade: A

“Darian, there is no man, no magic, no force of nature in this world that could keep me from loving you.”

Once again Amanda Bonilla has delivered an amazing urban fantasy novel with Against the Dawn, the fourth installment of her Shaede Assassin series. Against the Dawn picks up a few weeks after Crave the Darkness ended. Darian is back in Seattle from her time in O Anel and is slowly picking up the pieces of her life after being a prisoner of Kade, as well as dealing with her relationships with Tyler and Xander. Darian is a shell of the assassin she used to be but she is determined to get back to her old life and makes Tyler put her right to work. A person from Darian’s past is her new assignment and what seemed like an easy task in now putting Darian in more danger than she ever thought possible.

To say I am a fan of this series is a huge understatement and I was so excited to be able to read and review Against the Dawn. Crave the Darkness left us with a lot of unanswered questions as well as wondering if Darian would be able to heal from the injuries that kade inflicted on her. I was so nervous that Darian would lose some of her edge but it was wonderful to see her build herself back up to the amazing smart ass/bad ass that she is. We get to see Darian deal with the ramifications of her actions from the last three books, as well as how she is dealing with Tyler and Xander and the multitude of emotions they both have on her.

I didn’t know exactly what to expect from this book and I was worried that a lot of it would be Darian putting herself and her relationships back together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better!
Against the Dawn is book four in the Shaede Assassin series and it's my favorite one so far. Darian is growing as a character and this installment will tug at your emotions. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, enjoyable!
I enjoyed all the action and the characters in this latest book in the series. It was satisfying in so many ways, but I have one criticism: why did Darian have such a blind spot... Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved this book love this series cant wait for the next book in this series, hurry please Amanda :)
Published 8 months ago by jampotz
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
I have really enjoyed this series and look forward to the next installment. I am a sucker for a good paranormal/fantasy romance, but I need there to be a plot that's not... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jess N
5.0 out of 5 stars against the dawn
Another fave gal storyteller. Have not read this book yet, however, have read the other 3...love, love, love the series. Read more
Published 9 months ago by carolyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series!
This is the fourth book in the series and each book gets even better. Love the characters. Can't wait for the next book!
Published 11 months ago by Cheryl L
4.0 out of 5 stars Bonilla creates a fun-filled roller coaster ride for readers to enjoy.
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

In the fourth installment to the Shaede Assassin series, we find Darian returning to Seattle after her visits... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Under The Covers Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
another great book in the series! I can't wait for the next book to come out. Keep up the great work!
Published 11 months ago by S. A. Sutphin
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Be That Women
This was the best book of the series. But Darian needs to get her head out of her butt an stop leaning on Xander by continuing to accept anything from him. Read more
Published 11 months ago by jacqueline
5.0 out of 5 stars Shaede, Jinns, faes what more can u want:)
Love this series!:) love that there is always something new to discover of each character. That Darian the main character is learning from her mistakes and growing from them. Read more
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More About the Author

Amanda Bonilla is the author of the Shaede Assassin urban fantasy romance series.

The debut novel in the series, SHAEDES OF GRAY, was nominated for Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist of 2011 by Romantic Times Magazine.

Amanda lives in rural Idaho with her family. She's a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances, and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. Amanda is the wife of a fire chief, the mother of a college student and a middle school student and the caretaker of far too many pets to list.

Amanda first fell in love with urban fantasy and paranormal romance when she read MOON CALLED and hasn't once looked back. She's an avid reader and firmly believes that nothing is better than new book smell!

For more information on Amanda's books, including chapter previews, reviews and publication dates, go to: http://www.amandabonilla.com/ or http://magicandmayhemwriters.com



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