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Destined for Shadows

(Dark Destiny #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  341 ratings  ·  29 reviews
When you’re human in a supernatural world, life can have unexpected twists.

Cori has spent the last few years trying to get herself back on track after tragedy struck in the worst possible way. She’s opened a business, made new friends, and even helped save lives. Sure, she doesn’t tell anyone about the dark deeds haunting her, but she does her best to make up for them when
Published March 25th 2017
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Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
As a spin off, this is off to a solid start. It sets the scene nicely, it delves into the backstory of two main characters, and it's keeping us up to date with what's happening in Fairbanks.

My only complaint is that Cori & Bartol's interactions are very muted and sparse until they aren't. I needed them to build themselves up to that spark and sexual heat slower, especially considering how damaged they both are.

So, on one hand, it took me ages to get into the flow of things, on the another hand,
Destined for Shadows is a spinoff from the excellent Sensor series. It's about Cori and Bartol, who have been in previous books. Cori is human and owns a tattoo shop in Fairbanks. She has known about the supernatural community for a few years having helped out Melena, the sensor from the previous series. Bartol is a nephilim: half angel and half sensor. He's about 1800 years old and has spent the last 100 years in Purgatory being horribly tortured mentally and physically. That has left him with ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

I know this is fantasy, but it was just too unbelievable for me in places.
Supernaturals who are unable to protect a human.
Could have been so much better.
Sarah Leenart
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What we have here is one very special book. Destined for Shadows is the first of three books telling the story of Cori and Bartol, two very damaged people with haunting pasts, who find themselves in each other's lives with the glimmer of a future. The world is that of the Sensor series, and if you have read those then there is no doubt that you will enjoy this book immensely, however if you have not, then this book sets up like a first in series, with full details about all the characters and wo ...more
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Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book.

Destined for Shadows is the first of three books telling the story of Cori and Bartol in the same world as the (The Sensor Series by Susan Illene. ,

I recommend this for all readers who like paranormal romance, action and drama.

The excerpt and sample had me hooked from the beginning. The rest of the book was not so thrilling as the first sample pages but will do easily to reach the full 5 stars. With each turn of a page anticipating the next thing that will happen. Reads easily and thr
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Would have been nice to have a HFN finish instead of a Unhappy for now ending.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Premier des 3 tomes de cette série spin-off de "Melena Sanders". J'ai aimé retrouver l'univers et tous les personnages de la première série. L'histoire générale continue mais avec un autre couple en avant-plan. On découvre enfin le secret de Cori. J'ai hâte de lire la suite. ...more
DelAnne Frazee
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Title: Destined For Shadows - Dark Destiny Book 1
Author: Susan Illene
Publisher: City Owl Press
Published: 3-25-2017
Pages: 384
Genre: Romance
Sub-Genre: Dark Fantasy; horror
ISBN: 97890986336164
Reviewed For NetGalley and City Owl Press
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Love can be a dangerous thing…

Cori isn’t the sort of woman to believe in fairy tale romance anymore, but there is something about her neighbor, Bartol, that she can’t resist. Maybe it’s the scars on his face, the way he
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was great

It was hard at the beginning for me to stay committed to reading this book as it incorporated a Narrative Style of reading, which I tend to steer clear of ( I feel that it disconnects you from the characters and their emotions), I have to say, after getting into chapter 3 I felt intrigued as to how this story could go. I haven't read the Sensors series so I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Though Cori annoyed me at first, ( I simply I didn't understand her beha
Viki H
May 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Great outline

Like her other books I have tried to read, she writes great outlines for what could be really fun books. Unfortunately the characters never get fleshed out, almost nothing gets a decent description except a few of the men and some flashy decor, and all the action gets skipped over with just a boring "they stormed the castle" sort of deal and then you are onto the next scene. I will try not to make the mistake of downloading another by this author. No pleasure to be had here just gui
Jul 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Avant de débuté ma lecture, je ne savais pas que ce livre était un spin off d'une saga.

J'ai globalement aimé mais j'ai était un peu déçu par la rapidité avec laquelle la relation entre les personnages principaux s'installe, je m'attendais à plus d'hésitation, de découverte de lautre, j'aurais préféré vraiment voir la curiosité monter petit a petit. Je ne sais pas... un peu trop de précipitations a mon goût 😆
Renee Barattini-Daniel
Destined For Shadows

I really enjoyed this spin-off from the Sensor series. Bartol and Cori are interesting characters and I'm pleased there will be more books featuring them and the rest of the Sensor series gang.
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Susan Illene served in the US Army for eleven years and worked as a human resources specialist and an Arabic linguist. She served two deployments to Iraq, and after leaving the army, she studied history at the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband currently live in Oklahoma with two high-maintenance cats doing their best to help her write her books.

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