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Bitter Kisses (The Shadow Series)

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
In a world full of fantastical wonder, one lone vampire walks headfirst into an old age battle, but what he meets he is ill prepared for. Antoine Vilniv, beautiful, cunning and dangerous, never bargained for an angel willing to give her life for his.
Through impossible elements a life long friendship is forged, but with it comes a curse.
Could even the impossible become the
Kindle Edition, 2nd, 21 pages
Published November 23rd 2011 by Julieanne Lynch
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J.B. Sullivan
Nov 24, 2011 J.B. Sullivan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA lovers, vampire lovers, fantasy lovers.
Another awesome piece of work from the awesome Julieanne Lynch. She blew us away with In The Shadows, and now she is even doing it with her short stories! This woman has no end of amazing talent. I raise my glass and concede: "I WANT MORE!"
Feb 18, 2012 Ivy rated it liked it
Cute...yet to short of a book. Hope there is more to come.
Apr 19, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing
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Author: Julieanne Lynch
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Summary: In a world full of fantastical wonder, one lone vampire walks headfirst into an old age battle, but what he meets he is ill prepared for. A life long friendship is forged, but with it comes a curse.
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Holy moly it’s Antoine, I loved Within the shadows & Escaping Shadows and this is a prequel to both of those, this one tells the tale
Heather andrews
Jan 21, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Once again Julieanne's stories grip you from page one, and once she told me the story was about Antoine (yes the one from "Within the Shadows" and "Escaping the Shadows") I knew I had to read this twelve page novella, as I loved him in the other books she's written. Yes, I love him just the same or perhaps more then I did before, "I assume you are expecting other company!" Antoine blurted out as he casually rested his back against the trunk of the willow. "Bizarre how all this works isn't it. He ...more
Oct 23, 2012 W.H. rated it it was amazing
I came across this title the other day while on Amazon, being written by Julieanne Lynch, I just had to buy it. I am glad I did.

The world building is spellbinding, keeping me absorbed in the story. I love how this author blends the world building with mystery and suspense as she weaves the characters in.

A lone vampire with absolutly no idea what he will run into when he steps through to the other side, he is there for his own reasons, yet what takes place is not what he envisioned. Then the old
Christoph Fischer
Apr 30, 2013 Christoph Fischer rated it really liked it
"Bitter Kisses" by Julianne Lynch is a wonderful short story about an angel and a vampire in a magical realm fighting of evil and falling in love.
The story draws you in quickly with three great characters. The battle between good and evil, angels and demons is as much personal between the archangel and her dark counterpart.
The scenes are written with passion and vivid imagination and references to Lucifer and a (I assume non biblical) god of light.
I found this short piece very easy to read and e
Amanda Muller
Jul 02, 2015 Amanda Muller rated it liked it
This was a good read of a short story. The author made that the reader knew of the past between Ysoriel and Paimon in the short amount of time. With Antoine' s helping Ysoriel and in the end the light of Antoine, showing through.
Cheryl M-M
Sep 15, 2012 Cheryl M-M rated it liked it
It was more like a very underdeveloped story. Pity really, because it has conceptual makings of being a good fantasy tale.
It wasn't the fact it was too short per se. I just could have been so much more. Perhaps the author will be creating a longer version with the same characters.
Aside from that it felt a bit overdone, wishy washy in parts and leaned a little heavily on the instalove factor. Instead I would have liked to have seen more of these demons and creatures the main character battles wit
Beth Wright
Nov 29, 2011 Beth Wright rated it it was amazing
This is a short but sweet story of good and evil. A good angel battles against an evil angel. But the surprising thing is a vampire saves the good angel :D hehe you know they love each other by the way the sacrafic everything to save each other's life. :) so sweet can't wait to read more :D
Jan 09, 2016 Tracey rated it really liked it
I love Antoinne in julieanne's books, so this introduction to him is a fun, short read. It also explains how he becomes the way he is in future books.

If you've read the shadow series you will enjoy this quick read.
Summer Hedrick
Nov 15, 2012 Summer Hedrick rated it it was amazing
Another great read! What's better than an angel and a vampire working together? Who could pass up someone like Antoine? Waiting for more to come!
Mar 29, 2012 ▫♥▫jenny▫♥▫ rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent short read. I just wish it was longer. It was written beautifully and the story kept me engaged all the way through.
April Inman
Jun 15, 2012 April Inman rated it liked it
Way to short. But it has promisings for a good start to a series.
Apr 16, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Quick read, good storyline.
M (aka DarkBeauty73)
Jun 09, 2014 M (aka DarkBeauty73) rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Well it was over before it start, but all and all a nice short story. I haven't read anything else by this author and I see this is based on a character from a series. I do wish the series interested me enough so I could read more about Antoine. Maybe one day she will continue with these two.

This was a free kindle find.
Mar 20, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
This short book was more of an insight of how Antoine and Ysoriel met. It was a good little read. But I probably should have read this before reading about him and Giselle. I was like 'No, not with the Angel!" "More Antoine and Giselle!" Great read if your curios how the Nightwalker and Angel came to be.
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Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre urban fantasy books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots.
Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University,
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