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Shadow's Passion

(Shadow Warder 0.5)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  274 ratings  ·  52 reviews
He lived for vengeance, until he met her. Now he has to choose—revenge or love?

Exiled by her people after an accidental death, Celeste’s power is so unstable the elegant Shadow healer is considered a deadly menace. Fifty years of isolation have left her a little lonely. And more than a little bored. When a nearby family falls victim to demon infection, she decides to go hu
Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published May 31st 2014 by Ginger Quill Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Shadow’s Passion is book #0.5 in the Shadow Warder series by Molle McGregor. This is my first book by Ms. McGregor and I’m in love. This prequel was sexy, intense, fast paced and just plain great.

Celeste is a Shadow Healer but she has a problem with her powers. Whenever she is around anything electronic, her powers go haywire. A trip to the grocery store could end up in blown transformers and who knows what else. She is exiled from the community of other Shadows so she lives alone in her stone
4.5 stars

An ARC copy was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Shadow’s Passion is a prequel to a new paranormal romance series, Shadow Warder by Molle McGregor.

The story.
Celeste is a Shadow, with special but volatile abilities, exiled by her people, and hunts Vorati demons.
Gabe is a Warder assassin, hunting Vorati demons as well, and renegade Warders. Because of some ancient reason, Shadows and Warders are forbidden to interact, despite their mutual enemy. Needless t
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
4 New Paranormal Stars

Copy provided by author in exchange for a review.

When Molle McGregor contacted me with a free copy of her book I was a bit reluctant to agree to read it. It's never easy to give a bad rating to a new writer and let's face it, a lot of new authors prove to be a disappointment. I'm happy I accepted because I liked the book very much. I am currently biting my nails for the first full-length novel in the series.

Celeste is a Shadow who can't control her powers around electricity
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
A solid, good and interesting book!

The story line was really, really intriguing. I have the feeling that it will get more and more complicated and more and more interesting!

The idea is fresh and I liked where it was going as I read on, but many things are left unexplained and I just want to know what will happen next, how the other people will react to the forbidden union between a Shadow and a Warder.

I wanted to understand why it is a forbidden union in the first place! What happened in the pa
4.5 Stars

I love discovering new authors and I like it even better when I get the opportunity to read an ARC, after all I’ve got nothing to lose and it allows me to experiment and add new authors to my list. So I would like to say thank you very much to Molle for giving me the chance of reading this book… have gained another fan ☺

A rehash of the synopsis is not needed as the official one is more than sufficient. Without giving too much away the basis of the series is that in the Shadow War

And the award for the quickest insta-love goes to this book!

(There is a reason, but I need to make fun of it first because I'm a jerk.)

So, here's the run down of this epic love story:
Day 1 - meet in the afternoon
Day 2 - have sex, he goes out for a walk to clear his head and realizes he can't live without her
Day 3 - talk about their future together & muse about their love
Day 4 - say "I love you" to each other & live happily ever after (I assume. Because this kind of love lasts forever.)

*A copy of this e-book was provided to me by the author*

When I got a message from the author gusing about Nalini Singh who is also my favorite author, and offered me her book to read which has some similar stuff, I thought - why not? Anything conected to my Goddess goes.

So when I started it, I honestly didn't expect much. It's a prequel, a short story, what can you do in about 120 pages? Well, it turns out Molle McGregor can do a lot!

I really, really liked it. I loved how it's still very differe
Hope Dee
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I got this copy from the author in exchange for a review

4.5/5 stars for this beauty!

So where do I begin? The unbreakable bond Celeste and Gabe developed is so cute it's gotten me swooning. Gabe is a really dark personality but I love that he showed his love and affection, although that kinda made him vulnerable, in my opinion. Celeste is tiny and so adorable but she's a strong fighter too, which makes me really giddy because I'm kinda small and I can relate.

I couldn't really relate to the chara
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If you love urban fantasy, and plenty of magical, steamy paranormal romance, this series is right for you.

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Synopsis: Shadow's Passion is the Prequel Novella to the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance Series: The Shadow Warders

He lived for vengeance, until he met her. Now he has to choose—revenge or love?

Exiled by her people after an accidental deat
Nancy Steinle gummel
Shadow's Passion by Moll's McGregor is an interesting tale. It has different creatures out there. Both good and evil. The good are the shadows and warders and the bad are demons and the Vorati. The Vorati were weak humans that had a bad flaw. The demon spirits would work on the flaw Til the human turned completely evil and the demon would inhabit the human body doing despicable evil and feed off others emotions. Celeste Cannon was a shadow. She lived isolated and had no electrical equipment arou ...more
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molle McGregor weaves an interesting tale of two long living defenders of humanity. I like how she starts out with some higher-ups pulling strings and manipulating the outcome. Because ultimately, they are working, in tandem, against the laws of their people in order to survive against the demons. I like how the lovers are fated to be together but it isn’t a “you belong to me” on sight ordeal. They come to that conclusion quickly, but given their longevity and how their energies work, it makes s ...more
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do so love being introduced to the work of an author I’ve never read, and finding a new gem to treasure. Such is the case with Molle McGregor’s Shadow’s Passion. I received this book from Library Thing with the request for an honest review, and I’m quite happy to say this book is a treat from start to finish.

Shadow’s Passion is a prequel to McGregor’s Shadow Warder’s series. It begins with the vision of an Oracle, seeing the urgent need for two separated races to come together to save the worl
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a prequel in The Shadow Warder Series. The prologue provides a bit of background on the basic set up of the Shadow and Warder world and the reasons behind the bonding between Shadows and Warders as told by Zach, a powerful Shadow Oracle but if you haven’t read the first book you’ll be left with some questions regarding the details concerning the main storyline of the series. I recommend reading the first book before reading this novella.

Celeste is a Shadow whose abilities are off.
Brenda Demko
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all it is a novella which equals an extremely short story.

I would have liked an intro explaining the reason for the animosities between the races and even a better description of them.I still have many questions about them and the characters themselves which I hope will be answered with book one.

Celeste is a Shadow. Her power is focused on healing but she somewhat short circuits around electricity. because of something that happened many moons ago, she basically lives as in exile all a
Breanna Eichhorn

The winter air chilled Zach's skin calling her was dangerous for him to be calling her. If Amelia gets caught talking to a shadow she'd face serious consequences. Conspiring with a shadow could mean a death sentence for her kind. Warders and Shadows were created to fight against the Vorati demons, fifteen hundered years apart and the Vorati are a greater danger than ever. If the Warders and Shadows don't unite the Vorati will take over.The Siicari are elite soldiers charged with eliminating inte
Maria Suarez
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock. Shadow's Passion by Molle McGregor is a very interesting book that tells the story of Celeste and Gabe two being of different races that found a connection that goes against everything they know and being told all their lives. I love the spirit of Celeste even though she is a healer and lives in a secluded place with just her dog to avoid hurting anybody since she cant fully control her powers her fighting sp ...more
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shadow's Passion is a prequel novella in The Shadow Warder Series by Molle McGregor.

Paranormal fantasy romance is a fairly new genre for me. I'm not sure why I never read one before a few weeks ago, but now I can't stop reading them. One after the other, author after author, I am hooked!

This novella centers around a shadow named Celeste and a warder named Gabriel. They have a common enemy but are very different. Shadows are healers and warders are warrior assassins. Both protect humans, but have
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shadow's Passion is a Prequel Novella to The Shadow Warder Series only about 131 pages but I am going to say WOW to those 131 pages.
I read it in one seating and it is a very compelling story.
I love a story that pulls you in and gets your emotions involved and this story about Gabe and Celeste's does. There is one part that you know something bad is
Going to happen and it does and it made me cry my eyes out. I had to stop cause I couldn't see the words, I would dry them and read a little more and
Really 3.5★

This is billed as the prequel, but at over 300 pgs it really deserves to just be the first in the series.

We have 2 factions of demon hunter/good guys, Warders and Shadows, and our villains are Vorati demons who consume souls to survive. World building is subtle and well done, no apparent grammar mistakes.

Celeste, a Shadow, is living a very isolated life due to her problems controlling her electrical power and Gabe, a Warder, is tracking the demon who killed his brother.

Warders &
Jessica Frances
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shadow’s passion is a prequel story which introduced an interesting new world. I loved the idea of having Shadows and Warders being apart when perhaps together they can be stronger. I loved that it was made to be forbidden and that makes me wonder why it has been against the law for so many hundreds of years. This short story packed a big punch. It had action, suspense, loss and some very steamy scenes. I loved the writing and will definitely be continuing on with this series. Recommended to fan ...more
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book 5 stars because it was a really good book. I want to say thank you to the author for giving me a copy of this book. In return I give my honest review. I could not put the book down. I will read more books by this author.
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Shadow's Passion (Shadow Warder, #0.5) by Molle McGregor

This was a great book. I'm not sure why it is a .5 instead of being the first in the series, but it was very in depth and mysterious. Although there is a well earned, solid HEA at the end, there is also the looming threat in the future. I look forward to more.
Jacquelyn Smith
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, kindle
I was lose in the moment with this amazing read♦♦♦♦ ...more
Ashley Elrick
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Honestly? I've never been a huge fan of romance. I find many times the romance to be coated deeply in purple prose and the characters to lack the passion and personality to truly make the romance come alive. This book I felt made me enjoy the romance, I smiled when they kissed, cheered when they made love. The world around them just as alive as the romance they share.

The story of Shadow's Passion is chock full of emotion and bends. I'm typically a reader who really doesn't get interested in a bo
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance, adult, arc
I know what you're thinking. A book cover like this one just screams erotic romance and intense eye-rolling. But hear me out—Molle McGregor's Shadow Warder series is something else. Something exceptional. It was entertaining and thrilling and exciting. Everything that makes a fantasy series epic.

This prequel novella introduces us to the fantasy world of Shadows, Warders and Vorati, and their strange dynamic of conflict. Shadows and Warders have a common enemy—the Vorati—but at the same time ther
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
I received Shadow's Passion in exchange for an honest review.

Shadow's Passion is a prequel novella to the Shadow Warder Series and enfolds quickly. It's the story of Gabe, a Warder (kind of a demon hunter) who only lives to avenge his brother's murder. Celeste, a Shadow (kind of the same) has a magical deficiency, which has forced her to spend decades on her own, her only companion being a dog. Any contact between shadows and warders is strictly forbidden and has been for hundreds of years (why,
Holly Newhouse
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Description:

He lived for vengeance, until he met her. Now he has to choose--revenge or love?

Exiled by her people after an accidental death, Celeste's power is so unstable the elegant Shadow healer is considered a deadly menace. Fifty years of isolation have left her a little lonely. And more than a little bored. When a nearby family falls victim to demon infection, she decides to go hunting. Without backup, it won't be long before the demons are hunting her.

A dangerous assassin, Gabe has be
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
This is a novella that starts a paranormal series about demons and those that hunt them. Celeste is a Shadow, over 400 years old her specialty is healing people. While she excels at that, she has a very hard time controlling the energy when it comes in the form of electricity. When she is around something electric, she can’t predict what will happen, and it once killed a child (although to be fair, the child was already brain dead.) Guilt-ridden, she has hid in a reclusive mountain range for the ...more
Jun 26, 2014 marked it as abandoned
This is a DNF for me at 24% or chapter 4....

The story starts with a Shadow, a different race from the humans, who has been banned from her own society because of her inability to control her own powers when around electricity, mets trouble in the woods she's resided in for the last 50 years. Her hunting down demons who have nested into her mountain brought her trouble, and that's how our hero and heroine meets. (I wish there was a prologue explaining where the races came from and why each is res
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