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In My Own Shadow

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Tags Fantasy, alternate reality, city in the clouds, time portals, adventure, banshee, vampyr, romance, quest for Book of Secrets, martial arts, Shadow Riders, mind-readers, desert people,

Talk about the worst first date ever! Lara lets her friend Carrie talk her into a blind date, only it turns out the handsome stranger waiting for Lara after work isn’t Carrie’s cou
ebook, 230 pages
Published June 2nd 2020 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kay LaLone
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Susan draws the reader into this strange and different world. Through the main character Lara, the reader learns about this new world. This story has moments of conflict, mystery, and, of course, young romance. Thanks, Susan for a great read.
Edwin Downward
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Susan Royal takes us on a fascinating journey that leads to a surprise final encounter with an unanswered question that suggests there may be more to come.
L.A. Kelley
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some blind dates start out bad and get worse. Mistaking the stranger in the apartment lobby for a fix-up, Lara is draw into a wild adventure. Rhys isn’t a date, but a guardian from an alternate universe drawn into her world on the hunt for a lost telepath named Lyra, a girl he was supposed to protect. A book was discovered that held the secrets to portal travel, but Lyra and the book disappeared. Did she use a portal to plant information about the book in Lara first? Rhys isn’t the only one who ...more
Crystal Collier
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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If you like fantasy novels that don't waste a second getting started, this just may be your cup of tea. In My Own Shadow revved up on the second page and took off at sixty miles per hour. The multi-dimensional aspects of this story were truly enjoyable. Though the heart of the story is romance, it was the adventure of transversing new terrains that really had my interest. A great story.

Content warning: Mild battle violence.
Mary Waibel
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Susan took me on a journey through an incredible world. Her vivid descriptions really let me see and discover this strange new place with Lara. A bit of mystery and romance wound through the tale as well, although I could have used a bit more development on the romance.
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Susan A. Royal takes her readers on adventures to other worlds where anything can happen and frequently does. She once lived in a 100 year old house with a ghost who harmonized with her son when he played guitar and pulled up to blankets on cold winter nights. Susan writes SciFi/Fantasy with action, adventure and liberal doses of romance and is currently working on the third in her time travel ser ...more

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