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Black Rose

(Shadows #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Will the bayou with its mysteries protect them or pull them down into its depths?

Proprietress of the Rose Noire salon and New Orleans native Mia LeMay has secluded herself in the French Quarter—a place safe for those with secrets—for as long as she can remember. But when Mia is witness to a murder, fear and desire morph into one when agent Rick Ryder barges into her cloist
ebook, 145 pages
Published April 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 6th 2014)
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Rosie Amber
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A really great read full of hot humid settings and spooky characters. Mia is witness to a murder and needs to be under protection. Ryder turns up to take her deep into the Louisiana Bayou, but danger follows and Ryder has his own reasons for taking on the case.

With the murderer in pursuit of the couple they drive deep in to the bayou in an attempt to escape. There is voodoo, and tea leaf readings mixed with tradition, legend and a good dose of hot passion. I loved the swamp witch and Mad Mama's
Eva Millien
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mia LeMay’s cloistered world shatters when she witness a murder and she’s forced to put her life in the hands of a man she’s never met in this thrilling paranormal romance.

Even as guilt twists like a knife in his gut, Agent Rick Ryder whisks Mia away and the reader can’t help but be drawn into the story as Rick and Mia try to stay one step ahead of an evil that is determined to make sure that Mia never sees the light of another day. The chemistry between Mia and Rick sizzles from every page but
Melissa Mendoza
"He knew she said something, but he couldn't hear her over the thunder. Or the jackhammer beat of his heart. The room went dark in stages, until all that remained were her mist-green eyes."

5 Creole stars!!! Hooked!

Wow, this book was so much better than I ever dreamed it could be!!! I don't normally read books like this but I was hooked the second I started reading it! I really felt like I was sitting on the edge of my seat as I read it. I was taken by the story, the characters and the detailed d
Jara Beaubien
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was given this book with the promise of a honest review

Voodoo, ghosts and heroes, the Bayou New Orleans and one can only imagine where else this adventure took Mia. Lieutenant Ryder finagles his way to protect Mia, fighting an attraction both of them have to elude a killer in the swaps and hope to come out alive.
A wonderful story full of twist that really kept me engaged for hours and unable to put the book down. Jenna Ryan took me on a journey to places I would never venture. Look forward to re
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book was really good. The author sure knows how to make an eerie atmosphere.
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Mia LeMay witnesses a murder outside of her club in New Orleans and the police are quick to converge on her place. This is the sixth murder to take place with the same calling card left at each scene. Mia is the first person to see the murderer and now everyone is concerned about her safety from the murder because he is very vicious and brutal in his murders. To keep her safe, they send in an extraordinary agent, Rogue, to protect her. Unbeknownst to her, Ryder, another agent, takes Rogue’s plac ...more
Michelle Austin
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it

Black Rose the first book in the Shadows series was a thrilling 4 star read.

Mia witnesses a murder and see’s the face of the killer. She has put herself in danger and is being put in protective custody. Detective Rick Ryder takes Mia and they go on the road. They travel into the swamplands where Mia grew up and Rick has some friends as well.

Were you born a pessimist, or does your line of work merely strip away all optimism?

As Rick and Mia spend time to
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Black Rose. As the description states, this is a previously published book and honestly, those can be hit or miss. I obviously didn’t pick it up the first time around, but when it was offered for review, it caught my attention. I love books with a touch of black magic and the Louisiana Bayou is the perfect setting. I’m happy to say, Black Rose did not disappoint.

Tension was the main theme of Black Rose. Magical tension, tension that was a product of the da
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder, voodoo, and the bayou all factor into this story. Mia witnesses a murder being committed and needs to be put under protective custody. Enter Ryder – the man shows up and whisks her away for her safety. Or does he? He isn’t who he seems and Mia has no idea who to trust, who to be afraid of, and why she hears voices in her head telling her about her death that the man is a snake.

While I found this story interesting, I also found the changing POV from Mia to the killer to be confusing. I re
Maggie Macklin
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this ARC from Samhain Publishing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

"The Louisiana bayou was her home. Nothing of New Orleans lived there. The city was a viper, a red-lipped lady of the night."

Mia LeMay is a born and bred bayou girl who had traded in the swamps for a tea room and club in the city. Her exciting but predictable life ends when she witnesses a brutal murder from her balcony. The killer wants her dead and the intriguing Ryder is tasked with protecting her. Betw
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing ride. I love a good book set in the Bayou New Orleans with voodoo, dolls, and all that black magic thrown in. Mia saw the eyes of a murderer after he kills. Ryder steps in to look after her with his own agenda to go running into the bayou to elude a killer or so she thinks. Loved this book and that is all I am saying, with twist and turns and spooky stuff leaves one wondering and this is the first of six books.(I think) Well there is a few coming. Hold onto your seats and watch o ...more
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Jenna Ryan was born in Victoria, British Columbia. After long stints in different cities across Canada, she returned home to Vancouver Island where she has lived ever since. She has had thirty-one books published in the Harlequin Intrigue series. Her ideas come from real life, and she is helped in her writing by her sister Kathy.

She enjoys reading and is a big fan of women's fiction, psychological

Other books in the series

Shadows (4 books)
  • Blood Orchid (Shadows, Book 2)
  • Scarlet Bells (Shadows - Book 2)
  • Dark Lily (Shadows, Book 4)

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