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Hunter of Shadows [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Gideon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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NANCY GIDEON RETURNS TO HER STEAMY NEW ORLEANS PRETERNATURAL WORLD WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW SHAPE-SHIFTER ROMANCE.

The secrets he knows about her could get him killed.

Transferring to the New Orleans Police Department, Detective Silas MacCreedy has a hidden agenda: to secure his clan’s place once again in the Shifter hierarchy. What he didn’t count on was stumbling upon a sexy assassin who could shred his best intentions and lead him into a dangerous dance that threatens to engage his heart.

But the ones he doesn’t know . . .

Monica Fraser knows just how to make a man beg—for his life. But she has no clue how to fight her attraction to the fiercely intense detective who seems determined to get in her way, both professionally and intimately.

. . . could kill them both.

When emotional attachments to the past and an unexpected glimpse of a different future have her questioning her deadly purpose, Nica must discover the truth about her secret abilities in order to free herself from the forces that control her. But that freedom comes with a price—trusting those she’s been ordered to eliminate.

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About the Author

A writer whose fifty novels since 1987 cover the romance spectrum, Nancy Gideon thrives on variety. Under her own name and several pseudonyms, she’s written award-winning category romances, historical and paranormal bestsellers, earned a “Career Achievement for Historical Adventure” and a HOLT Medallion, and has had two original horror screenplays optioned for film. A Michigan native, she works full time as a legal administrative assistant.

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  • File Size: 2570 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00BQBPMZ0
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (November 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T4KX1O
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I really tried, but nothing clicked December 6, 2011
By Nikki B
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Trained assassin Nica is used to living on her own and truthfully she likes it better that way. Her entire life has been lived moment to moment, connections with people just brought pain. She may be able to kill a man with little emotion, but denying her attraction to the fiercely guarded Silas, is something she doesn't know how to handle.

Silas has his own secrets. Secrets he can't afford to forget. A job he can't afford to do. People are counting on him infiltrating the New Orleans police department and bringing home what he was sent to collect. The last thing he needs to is fall for the assassin that seems to always be showing up.

Nica has powers emerging she knows nothing about and she needs Silas to help her figure out what is going on. The few people she is coming to understand better then herself, are the very same people she is supposed to kill.

Hunter of Shadows is one of those books that you try a lot to love. You want to love it. You keep telling herself to read more. But in the end you are disappointed and feel like you ordered something and the waitress brought you something completely different.

I started Hunter Of Shadows thinking that even though the story seemed to center around a different couple, that we would still get to see a lot of Charlotte and Max. Unfortunately they don't have much of a role in this one and for that I felt let down. Oh, they are still there, some. Just not in the fashion I wanted them in.The previous main couple has been relegated to secondary roles for this book and after being the center for four other book, this didn't feel right.

I didn't really like Nica. I can't put my finger on why exactly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I want more Max and Charlotte... December 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wanted to like this book because I love the previous books that are based on Max and Charlotte, but I just wasn't as hooked on these characters as I am on Max and Cee Cee. I am absolutely fascinated with Max. He is one of the most complicated, yet simple male character I have ever read. He makes me laugh, cry, blush...he's amazing. I find myself in total love with his character. So, I'm very dissapointed in reading that Ms. Gideon is currently not planning any more books on Max and Cee Cee, unless she gets fan feedback asking for more I guess. I can honestly say that I bought this book just because she mentioon on her website that we would see Max and Cee Cee in it. That's probably why I'll read the next one too, just to read more on Max. I have to say that I desperately need another book on just Max and Cee Cee...badly. This book left us with a cliffhanger about Max and Cee Cee that I hoped would be explored in an entire book. I would love to read Max's pov in regards to the news Cee Cee receives at the end of Hunter of Shadows. I am begging you Ms. Gideon, please please please give us at least one more Max and Cee Cee book, I need a HEA or at least some kind of closure, epilogue....something.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great romantic urban fantasy November 29, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
New Orleans Police Detective Silas MacCreedy wants his shapeshifter clan to regain the preeminence his family once had. He investigates the recent rash of Shaper females vanishing without a trace. When he sees a woman under assault in an alley, he races to her rescue. Only shapeshfting Monica Fraser proves capable of taking care of herself.

Nica is an assassin in town on a mission. He has no time for a cop, but is attracted to Silas. He wants her as much as she does him. As they team up to look into what is happening to shapeshfting women, Charlotte Caissie and Max Savoie assist them. With their lives in peril, the pairs of couples face their biggest danger: love.

This is a great romantic urban fantasy with links to Nancy Gideon's Moonlight saga (see Masked by Moonlight and Bound by Moonlight). The story line is loaded with twists as the "Good Samaritan" cop seems to always be near the trained professional killer. Star-crossed as a rival tribe hired her, fans will enjoy the first Shadows of New Orleans due to the kick butt heroine who easily takes the life out of men.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Obsessed Reviews: Hunter of Shadows December 20, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hunter of Shadows starts out of the gate with action. Silas and Nica meet when he happens upon her thinking she's a damsel in distress, but is far from it. The two of them had major chemistry, even when Nica was trying to kill him. The only time she wasn't trying to kill him was when they were trying to jump each others bones. They both have issues with trust, but can't seem to stay away from one another.

Nica was unlike any heroine I've read before. Sure I've read books with strong female leads, but Nica is so much more than that. She could hold her own against the men in this novel and at times best them. Silas is the only one who can get through to her and keep her from her deadly mission.

Nica comes from a tragic past, and Silas come from a place of always being the provider. With his responsibilities to his sister and childhood love, he doesn't really have anything that's all about him. Until Nica. Both characters have such depth that you can't help but to be drawn into their story. As far as his sister Brigit goes, at times I couldn't stand her, but by the end of the book I was hoping I'd see more of her in the future.

Of course we also catch up with super couple, Max and Cee Cee. These two never fail to entertain. This latest installment in the Moonlight series has twists and turn that I didn't see coming. I was totally engrossed in this one and could hardly wait to see what was around the next corner for these characters. I look forward to reading book six.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoy her stories very much. Have a number of her books
Published 17 days ago by Thomas Uhll
5.0 out of 5 stars beastly
loved it. just wished the last two were
in paperback. so id have the whole set.
cant wait to see whats next.
Published 10 months ago by teresa stout
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting!
I love this author. Could not put it down. Will pass on to my daughter. I know she will enjoy it too.
Published 14 months ago by GJ Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read !
Anyone that reads paranormal stories, will want to read this one. It left me with the question , what and when is the next book in this series ?
Published 15 months ago by @clemmyb
3.0 out of 5 stars hunter of shadows
It was better then her sister' Lisa Jackson's books. Not quite so graphic and it moved fairly well. Not sure whether I will try another.
Published 16 months ago by liz
4.0 out of 5 stars If you love your heroines with more bite than bark...
If you love your heroines with more bite than bark, Nica is the one you seek. She is no femme fatale who lures you in with her feminine wiles. Read more
Published on May 17, 2012 by Coffee Time Romance
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, sultry and hotter than a New Orleans summer
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***

Hello! What a heart pounding read. Read more
Published on May 2, 2012 by Kati
5.0 out of 5 stars HUNTERS OF SHADOWS
I enjoy Nancy Gideon I can't wait to see her next book. I have a collection of the Moonlight sagas as well.
Published on March 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Steamy
Having not read any of the Moonlight Series I think I was running a bit behind on this one but still it was quick to figure out most of what I was missing as the story progressed. Read more
Published on November 30, 2011 by Gimme The Scoop
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More About the Author

With over 55 sales since her first publication in 1987, Portage, Michigan author Nancy Gideon's writing encompasses romance genres from historicals and regencies to contemporary suspense and the paranormal.

Under her own name, she's a bestseller for Silhouette Romantic Suspense, has written an award-winning vampire romance series, and has an eight book shape-shifter series with Pocket Books. Also listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), she collaborated on Indie horror films In the Woods and Savage with screenwriting and ADR script credits, and even played a small role.

Writing historical romance as Dana Ransom, she's a "Career Achievement for Historical Adventure" and "K.I.S.S." award winner with books published in Romanian, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Icelandic and Chinese.
As Rosalyn West, she's a HOLT Medallion winner with nominations for "Best North American Historical Romance" and "Best Historical Book in a Series."

A prolific writer, Gideon attributes her creative output, which once peaked at seven novels in one year, to her love of history and a gift for storytelling. She also credits the discipline learned through a background in journalism and OCD. The due date for her third book and her second son were on the same day . . . and both were early! When on deadline, she turns on the laptop between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. to get a chapter in before work.

Visit Nancy at nancygideon.com.

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