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Shadow Game (GhostWalkers #1)

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A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 26th 2003 by Jove Books
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Melting the Ice Princess Stars

*Spoilers*

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"Am I tempting you, Lily? You always look so cool. I always have a mad desire to melt the ice princess."


Wow I love Christine Feehan. I read all of her Dark series and loved them . I put off starting this series because I was afraid it wouldn't hold up to her Dark series. I should have known better than to doubt Christine's mad skills. This book was so dayum good!

"I don't care if they find us locked together. Do you know what it feels like to have you
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Reread/Buddy Read With Lacy (Read in May/June 2016)

My sister and I decided to do a buddy read because I have been talking incessantly about this series for years and I wanted my sister to share the joy of the GhostWalkers. I ended up finishing long before Lacy has (she's still reading it.). So here are my thoughts. I will add questions to/from Lacy when she finishes the book.

I had forgotten some facts about the series to my great surprise. And I have to say I love this book even more each time I
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Dina
Feb 03, 2009 Dina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: BJ Rose
I didn't expect to love this book because most readers think this is one of the weakest books in the series, but I guess I'm not "most readers", LOL. I loved it!

Ryland was the perfect hero: protective but not overbearing, and not shy or afraid of his feelings for Lily. Once he knew she was the woman for him, there was no turning back. Lily wasn't so "perfect" - either physically or emotionally - but that only made her more real to me. Her fascination, as a scientist, with her father's work, desp
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Shawna
4 stars – Paranormal Romance/Romantic Suspense

This is an exciting, promising start to what appears to be a thrilling series about a covert experimental government program designed to enhance the paranormal abilities and various psychic powers of a group of elite soldiers called the “GhostWalkers”. It’s a cool premise, and I liked the combination of paranormal elements and romantic suspense. Captain Ryland Miller is a yummy alpha hero who falls hard and fast for fellow telepath, Dr. Lily Whitney,
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KatLynne
Jan 03, 2011 KatLynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love a well written hot-steamy romantic suspense with dripping smexy hero
Recommended to KatLynne by: Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress" Hill
5+++
Ok, so WOW… This is my first book by this author and I LOVED IT! This was an amazing, sensual, well-written, suspense filled, hot, hot, sizzling story where I was hooked from the first and just did not want to put this one down. As there are many reviews already written, I will forgo the synopsis and just give my impression. This story flowed, captured and captivated me. I am trying to think of anything I didn’t like and I can’t. I loved it all!

Too often, when I choose a Romantic Suspense no
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fleegan
Aug 13, 2007 fleegan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uttercrap
This was total pulp. I just needed something easy to read at the moment. I would not ever recommend this book to anyone who can read. The plot was about a military psi-ops group gone wrong and sex. Mostly sex. Psychic Dream Sex, Sex Sex, and Oral Sex. Also, Sex.
I blushed.
I thought to myself, "Who is this lady author with all the sex in her head anyway?" so i flipped to the back to see if she was brave enough to put a picture of herself on her Excuse To Write About Incredible Sex That Can Not H
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Nichole (Dirrty H)
Ugh. I feel like I just lost a chunk of my life I can't get back...

Quite simply, this book was DULL. With a capital everything.
I read this book concurrently with Kresley Cole's Kiss of a Demon King, and maybe comparing the two isn't fair since they're pretty different in tone and style, but I can't help comparing two books I'm reading when one absolutely grabs me by the balls and won't let go, and the other has me praying for the end. Ya know?

Where Cole is writing romances which combine a rock
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Ronyell
Now, I have read many paranormal romance novels by different authors, but I must admit that “Shadow Game,” the first book in Christine Feehan’s “Ghost Walker” series was the first time I had ever read any of Christine Feehan’s works! This is really surprising to me because even though I saw like a million books written by Christine Feehan at my local library, I never once thought about picking up any of her books and now I seriously wished I had!

Peter Whitney was a renowned scientist who was abl
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Nisha
If I finished, I think I would have rated this 3 stars. but I couldn't finish it. And I can't really understand why. I mean, I like sci-fi military types. And the narrator, despite being male (not that I have anything against that, but some men fail at reading female voices) was quite good. My biggest problems were (1) I couldn't really get connected with Ryland or Lily. (2) the action part of the story didn't really intrigue me, and (3) we don't meet the rest of the team until halfway into the ...more
Michael
Feb 18, 2012 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michael by: Jessy
I’m not really into Paranormal Romance; but I read this book because it was recommended by one of my goodreads friends; we have a book recommendation exchange program going and I thought I would be objective about this book even if I wasn’t looking forward to reading it. What I did like about this book was the Sci-Fi elements in this book; telekinetic soldier, Ryland seems to fall hard and fast for another telekinetic person; the overprotected, Lily. The psychic connections between the two seem ...more
valee
I really wanted to like this book. I had really high expectations for this one, maybe that was the problem. It started really good. The set up of the story seemed different and original. But when it came to the romance, it got really lame. I really liked the premise of this story, but it wasn't enough. I felt like a lot of information was missing. (The ages of the characters were never mentioned, for example)

What upset me the most was the bond between Ryland and Lily.It felt forced, not real. Th
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Jess
Feb 07, 2009 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to add in a little review.. after having read all the books that are currently out for this series I just wanted to let people know that this book is the WORST out of the series.

So if you're starting this series, and this book doesn't seem that interesting to you, continue on and at least try the second book. Because I LOVE this series.. and yet Shadow Game was not that interesting to me. So keep going and see if you like the next one before you give up on the whole series.
DarienMoya
Apr 25, 2010 DarienMoya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a good mystery, and a different kind of PNR.
Shelves: 2010-reads
^^I LIKED IT!^^

So I read this book as apart of one of the Romance Readers challenges featuring author Christine Feehan. This was my first book by this author and I am unsure if it will be my last. Where I did like the book; there was many things missing from it, like the lack of a hot sex scene, they were all pretty lukewarm to me. Maybe I am just greedy, but I like a good sex scene damn it. So this is the life of the GhostWalkers, humans who walk this earth undetected, unstoppable and dangerou
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Tilly Slaton

The Game series is a neat and new adventure that really grasps ahold of you and sucks you in.

Captain Ryland is a strong and dominant leader of a unique “GhostWalker” group that has psychic powers. Volunteering to undergo tests and possible enhancement by Doctor Peter Whitney, they received more than they bargained for.

There is no other team like us in the world, we can enter an enemy camp completely undetected. We function in total silence. We’re GhostWalkers, Lily, and Higgens wants to succeed
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Gina
Nov 26, 2012 Gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal


This is book 1 in a series about an elite group of warriors with psychic abilities. I was immediately drawn to this idea and the reviews i read before starting, they convinced me to give it a shot. Because this was the first book i expected there to be some dry set up, which in this case for me was all the scientific discussions, and jargon. While some I thought was necessary, after a while i was just bored. What I did like was the idea of military men volunteering for test and study of psychic
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Wendy
Dec 29, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: Elizabeth & KatLynne
Ok, so I got on the band wagon a little late, but I guess it's better late than never.

What a great way to start this series of Ghostwalkers. Great world build up and sets the story just perfectly. Added with that Special Ops men with abilities, to blow your mind.

The hero Ryland is an alpha in all sense of the word, protective, controlling and so damn fine it's hard not to love him. The heroine Lily, is strong willed with a vulnerable side that fits right in the hands of Ryland, who would do any
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LibraryLass
This is not usually my genre, so I don't have a lot to compare with but I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have ordered the next 2 in the series from my library and have insisted they buy the rest of the series.
I loved the instant chemistry between Lily and Ryland. Lust at first sight usually puts me completely off a book, but this was well done.
I liked the whole 'lab rats' premise of the book and am looking forward to what happens with the rest of the very macho males. The only negative for me
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Jane Stewart
Not enough happening. I had to force myself to keep reading.

I liked the overall outline. The characters are trained military guys given drugs to create psychic powers, but at times they have pain from it. The plot sounds ok. Bad guys want to sell this process to other countries and kill anyone in the way.

The problem is filling in the pages. Most of the book is boring conversation and ponderings about feeling bad, sad, angry, and what to do. Lily feels bad because her father was killed. Lily is u
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Karolina
I have enjoyed this book enormously. It has been such a refreshing surprise among many paranormal series I have read recently. Interesting, exciting, funny - really enjoyable read and I would like to thank my GD friend Giulia for introducing me to it.

The story is about a special military project in which volunteer soldiers receive enhanced psychic abilities so that they can serve as secret weapons. However, something goes wrong and after one year, the "ghostwalkers" as they are called are held a
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Barbara➰
Aug 23, 2015 Barbara➰ marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Putting this on hold for now...not a big fan of a MC not believing the attraction they feel for the other is real. I know I'm just going to keep being annoyed.
Karyn
I've always wondered how your breath can slam out of your lungs. After reading some 20+ books by Feehan, this is still a question that remains unanswered for me. I tried being surprised or excited and no breath slamming out of lungs happened. I even thought of asking The Boyfriend if this happens to him but he already looks at me funny after my last similar experimental question. So this regular feature in Feehan's books where the girl/guy kisses the guy/girl and "His breath slammed out of his ...more
Crista
Where in the world have I been that I've not heard of this series until recently? This is a remarkable, long-running series that has flown under my radar for far too long! I feel like I've stumbled onto a gold mine in that I have a TON of great reading to look forward to!!!

I loved so many things about this book that it is hard to put it all into words. After reading so many romance novels, it's hard to believe that there will ever be something "new" that I've never read before. Well, this is def
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 ~V~
ok...so I think this may actually be the 1st time i've ever given anything a negative review...2 stars?...sure...but an actual neg. review...no...I couldn't help myself w/ this one though. I would prob. rate it a 2 1/2 out of 5 stars because the 2nd half was actually pretty good..but the first half of this book?...BO-RING!! I almost stopped reading this book multiple times during the first half, I def. had to force myself to finish it...it was just VERY slow going. I just recently read the first ...more
 Abril Sol
Oct 13, 2015 Abril Sol rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

What that fuck! This book is one of the worst i've read this year so far. And I just finished -and hated- The Gargoyle so, go figure. If this isn't insta-love I don't know what it is.... I mean, and people make fun of Twilight!!? This book felt like written by a horny teenager. It was like "The doctor introduce him to his daughter Lily" and the guy was already thinking about their wedding day! And him (I don't even remember his name) was SO pity, begging her ALL the time to love him. Gosh, this
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Kathleen
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Content: Lots of M/F sex, violence / death, mild cussing, a few typos
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3.75 or 4 stars. Slow at times, and too sexy, but a suspenseful series opener! I am on a paranormal kick right now, and this book really fit the bill. I felt Feehan managed both the suspense and the romance well, and integrated them both with the paranormal elements -- enhanced psychic abilities, including telepathy, telekinesis, pattern-finding, etc.

3rd person POV, shifting from H to h multiple times (but
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Mojca
Renowned scientist Peter Whitney is working on a classified experiment to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite task force. If it succeeds, the military will have a new and unique weapon – mental powers.

But not all is as it seems. The subjects have been dying in freak accidents, and the squadron leader, Captain Ryland Miller, knows he‘s next in line to face his Maker. When Dr. Whitney is murdered, Ryland leans on the only person left to trust, Whitney’s brilliant and beautiful daughter, Lily
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Carrie
Speaking of Audiobooks Challenge category: Tempt yourself to find a series that grabs hold and won’t let go by listening to the first in a series.

3.5* rounded up to 4* for goodreads (and because of the awesome narration by Tom Stechschulte).

Shadow Games has a great premise. The government is funding a top secret program to enhance psychic ability. But something has gone terribly wrong and the subjects of the program are now being kept like prisoners in a lock-down facility. Murder, treason, and
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
What to say about Shadow Game? Some good and some bad. Action scenes? Good. Overall idea? Good. A couple of specific plot devices? Bad.

Hi, I'm a twenty something doctor who is a brilliant researcher with psychic powers. Did I mention that I'm one of the wealthiest people in the world? Well apparently my ability to read people has some holes in it. And my photographic memory? Apparently some of the time there is no film in the camera.

If you can throw up a healthy dose of 'willful suspension of d
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
This was my 3rd time reading Shadow Game and I still love it. This book centers on Capt. Ryland Miller GhostWalker who is a psychic with a talent for dream walking and his psychic mate Lily Whitney daughter of the creator of the GhostWalkers. This story is sexy, hot and very faced paced a real page turner. Its the first book in a wonderful series of hot sexy psychic soldiers, that many authors have tried to copy but have not succeeded. Christine Feehan is the Queen of Paranormal Romance
Luv2read
Re-Read / I loved it just as much this time as I did the last time I read it. Two new books have been published since I last read this series so I thought why not do a re-read. It's so fun to get reacquainted with the sexy, alpha Ghostwalkers!

First Review / I loved the Ghost Walker series. Of course some were better than others but overall I really liked them.
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paran ...more
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