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That Ol' Black Magic

(The Penumbra Papers #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Welcome to The Penumbra Papers, an exciting new Urban Fantasy series from award-winning author Silver James.

These "Cases from the Shadow's Edge" explore the forces of light and dark as they dance through shadows humans barely glimpsed prior to the Big Rip. Since then, all manner of preternatural magicks intermingle with humans in ways mysterious, magical and, in some cases
Kindle Edition, 1st Amazon Digital edition, 146 pages
Published September 9th 2013 by Silver James Books
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Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's even better on the second read. I caught stuff I didn't remember and it was awesome. So good.

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I thought I already reviewed this, but I can't find the review anywhere - so if you've already seen me going on and on about this book... well, here we are again.

I've always loved Ms. James' work, but she surprised me with her first foray into urban fantasy. I thought her paranormal suspense and time travel romance was good. Hah. This book passes them all
Siobhan Muir
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
WOW. This is not my usual fare, but it was good. Ms. James wrote a great start to her world and her mystery series, The Penumbra Papers. I liked Sade Marquis's hard won strengths and the cast of males around her, some who value her for what/who she is, and some who value her for her. Plus there seems to be someone trying to kill everyone, but the evidence, while pointing in one direction, doesn't quite add up. The last scene seemed a bit abbreviated (I would have liked a little longer to take do ...more
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Fiction
What a fan-freaking-tastic PNR fiction must read! This is my first book I’ve ever read by this new-to-me author, but I am now addicted & can’t wait to read more! ...Ms. James has a magical way of writing, with a totally unique storyline and well-defined characters that's filled with twists & turns and awesome details to pull you right into the book! ... An amazing page-turner that kept me on the edge of my seat not wanting to stop whenever I had to! ...Plus, it’s set in one of my favorit ...more
Cheri Biddix
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who like the Paranormal genre
Recommended to Cheri by: Alannah Lynne
That Ol’ Black Magic indeed!

pe•num•bra (p -n m br ) [ Latin paene, almost + Latin umbra, shadow.]
n. pl. pe•num•brae (-br ) or pe•num•bras
1. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination

This novella begins the new series by author Silver James, a paranormal author with more than a dozen titles to her credit, including the Moonstruck Series. This book is a short read, only about 133 pages, and gives us a little taste of what her newest series “Th
Patricia Wissore
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this more stars than 5 I would! Following Sade and her exploits will keep you on your toes. Loved the book and can't wait for the next one! (Literally. Write fast please!)
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Silver James likes walks on the wild side and coffee. Okay. She LOVES coffee. Warning: Her Muse, Iffy, runs with scissors. A cowgirl at heart, she’s also been an Army officer’s wife and mom, and has worked in the legal field, fire service, and law enforcement. Now retired from the real world, she lives in Oklahoma and spends her days writing with the assistance of her two Newfoundland dogs, the ca ...more

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The Penumbra Papers (4 books)
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  • The Devil's Cut (Penumbra Papers, #3)
  • The Sound of Silence (Penumbra Papers Book 4)