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Bay City (Where Shadows Lie #1)

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In the underbelly of the eastern US seaport of Bay City, supernatural and non-supernatural creatures alike strive to understand the meaning of life, to belong, or simply exist. David is one of them. He is far, far away from his clan. Before Nick, his only friend used to be a vampire named Jarvis. However, Nick's only gift seems to be more of a curse: he brings change ...more
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Hal Bodner
May 19, 2012 Hal Bodner rated it liked it
When deciding on how many stars to give a book, I try to strike a balance between the quality of the work and my personal taste. I have very few gripes with the craft and skill in WHERE SHADOWS LIE: BAY CITY, it simply wasn't my cup of tea.

The writing is good, bordering on excellent at times. The fundamental idea behind the book, which I think is the quest of three supernatural creatures to find meaning in their lives, is an intriguing one and ripe with possibilities, many of which author J.E. C
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Lisa
Mar 01, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Where Shadows Lie: Bay City by J.E. Cammon grabs the readers, drags them in, and doesn’t let go until the end. Bay City is full of interesting supernatural creatures that seem surprisingly human in many ways. Yes, they are strong, have special powers, and get into serious escapades, but they also have to deal with everyday drama and problems. The main protagonist, David, a lycanthrope, along with Jarvis, a vampire, and new acquaintance Nick, cannot stay out of trouble, but that makes for a very ...more
Nicola Sheridan
Apr 27, 2011 Nicola Sheridan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Where Shadows Lie" by J. E. Cammon is a paranormal story, and not one for the faint hearted. Cammon's novel is well written, with a smooth lyrical quality that blends the minutiae of real life with a complex supernatural tale. His vampire Jarvis is authentic, no pounding heart or panting breath, just the still timelessness of the truly dead - a rarity in the modern interpretation of a vampire! Cammon takes time and care to reveal all his characters, giving rise to many intriguing questions. ...more
Jacob Dreiling
Oct 11, 2014 Jacob Dreiling rated it it was amazing
Cammon's take on the different supernatural species is fascinating. His literary approach to the genre is a welcome change as well. This is not throw-away fiction; this is literary urban fantasy. While that makes the book more of an intentional read, the reward is great. Love it, recommend it, read it.
Mike
A deeply boring book that seems to go out of its way to be generic. Full review to come.
Tony-Paul Vissage
May 12, 2013 Tony-Paul Vissage rated it it was amazing
Jarvis is a vampire. He’s existed so long he’s forgotten all but a minute portion of his original humanity. Jarvis exists on a primitive level…almost mindless, propelled by instinct more than anything else.

Jarvis has one friend in Bay City, if their association—meaning they can be together without killing each other—can be called friendship. David is a young lycanthrope, far from his Puerto Rican family, estranged from his clan.

Then there’s Nick, an anthropological student, a “librarian entrus
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Jessica
Sep 25, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
One of my favorite things about this novel is Cammon’s treatment of vampires. Jarvis is a bit removed from the world he walks in. He interacts with others, earns a living, has a home, but when Cammon switches to Jarvis’ point of view, you realize how very different he is from David or Nick or any other living human. He walks in the world, but is not part of it, not really. As much as I like my vampires as metaphors for sex (Dracula) or just flat out sex objects (see Joss Whedon and Charlaine ...more
Abroadbent
Apr 28, 2011 Abroadbent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book because of its different take on the burgeoning paranormal genre. Cammon skillfully reveals his characters as they interact with each other whilst over coming various challenges. I particularly liked Cammon's slow revelations of the character Nick who remains somewhat of an enigma throughout the novel. This is a book for people who enjoy contemplating the why's and wherefores of paranormal creatures, it allows you to challenge your perceptions of Vampires, Lycanthropes, ...more
Nicola Sheridan
Apr 23, 2011 Nicola Sheridan rated it really liked it
"Where Shadows Lie" by J. E. Cammon is a paranormal story, and not one for the faint hearted. Cammon's novel is well written, with a smooth lyrical quality that blends the minutiae of real life with a complex supernatural tale.His vampire Jarvis is authentic, no pounding heart or panting breath, just the still timelessness of the truly dead - a rarity in the modern interpretation of a vampire! Cammon takes time and care to reveal all his characters, giving rise to many intriguing questions. This ...more
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J.E. Cammon is a writer living in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He found his way to writing by sketching ideas through high school and then scribbling stories in college.
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