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Shadow Walker

(Bloody Hearts #1)

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A newborn witch is hunted for her blood. Two brothers, heirs to a demon dynasty, teach her how to survive. A dark enemy closes in…

Alana is new at being a witch, and she sucks at it. Healing, telepathy, seeing through illusions… she can’t master any of it. She tries martial arts but sparring with the six-foot-three muscular Walker brothers does nothing to help her focus. Al
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Kindle Edition, Ebook, 278 pages
Published January 17th 2019 by Anya J Cosgrove
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Neilliza Swaffar
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Copy provided by Netgalley/Tour Host, in exchange for an honest review**

I enjoyed reading the Shadow Walker. The story kept me engaged and interested. I do like all the characters, but confuse on how I feel about Alana. Alana has feelings for two brothers and is as confused as I am with how I feel about her. I can’t hate her for being the way she is with the brothers, but she did keep me on edge on how she would be with either one. Tom is the perfect guy and is clueless on what exactly is goin
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Shirley Cuypers
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This book was provided by the author through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Anya J. Cosgrove and Xpresso Book Tours!

Shadow Walker
is the first book in the Bloody Hearts series and tells the story of Anya, Thom and Liam. Shadow Walker is a slow-burn Paranormal Romance read.

Shadow Walker was the first book I read written by Anya J. Cosgrove and I’m happy that I chose to read this one. Shadow Walker has such an interesting story that puts you on the ed
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Zoe Ashwood
I had the pleasure of reading this one as an advance reader's copy - and it pulled me in completely (I stayed up way past my bedtime). The world is very detailed and well-constructed, the romance is deliciously slow-burn, and the heroine is strong and capable without being one of those "I discovered magic and now I'm the strongest user in the history of time" types. If you're bothered by love triangles, this one might not be for you, but I haven't read one in ages, so I was perfectly happy to ro ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
I voluntarily received an ARC of Shadow Walker, all thoughts and opinion are my own.

Shadow Walker blew me away with its originality and the depth of the world Cosgrove created on her freshman outing.  The story is fast-paced with loads of action, danger, and heroin that is easy to like.  Then there are the two gorgeous brothers one good one not so good.  Whatever is a girl to do?  I'll tell you, cut the sexual tension with a knife!  Even I wasn’t sure which one she should pick at times.  

I had s
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Maria Woods
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of the book collecting secrets from the author via Voracious Readers Only a very gripping book that sucks you in and you need to know what it happening next. I hope this is a start of a series and i Can't wait to read the next one.
Bianca
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy from Voracious Readers, and boy am I happy that I did!

This book is awesome, the pace is perfect throughout the story and builds up nicely. When you think you figured something out - bam, it will pull you in the other direction.

This book is about Alana, who's life changes totally after celebrating her birthday turned into saving her father's life. Instead of following him to the hospital, she gets kidnapped by strangers and saved by an even stranger person. When she wake
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Space Cowgirl
How To Become A Witch Overnight🌛

Here's a book about Alana💃, a college student that suddenly finds she has turned into a witch overnight🌛 and is immediately immersed in a life and death struggle with demons👺 all over town wanting to drink her blood! Before, she never even knew demons👺 existed!

She concludes her wannabe boyfriend's brother , Liam👹, is one of these demons. Thom🐺, her friend, knows his brother is a demon, and they take dire steps at times to stop him from killing. This time it's Ala
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Brittani
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An official review to come but holy smokes this was such a good book!



Okay now for my official review.

So, the black and white of it? I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK.

Loved it.

So much.

I wish I could go back and reread it for the first time all over again. Actually, I am already rereading it because I seriously enjoyed it that much.

I don’t do spoilers because I’m a lover of surprises SO let me say that there is such a unique twist to all things “supernatural” in it ... the Shadow Walker thing is somethi
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Michelle Shemon
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shadow Walker
A Slow-Burn Paranormal Romance
Bloody Hearts Book 1
Anya J Cosgrove

This was wonderful. I loved the brothers. I was torn between them as well - of course finding out you may not have to choose was the best ever. Having a good boy and a devil was perfect. Alana was a great heroine. I just loved her. This book had it all. Action, intrigue, and drama galore. I did not stop once I started. I may have screamed at the book once or twice, but that was perfectly acceptable. Loved it. I cannot
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Bridget Loftus
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This turned into an excellent book. It's well written with interesting characters. The only reason it's a 4 star and not a 5 is on me and not the author. It took me about a third of the way through the book to get invested. I was always interested but it took a little while for the drive to find out what happens to kick in. But let me tell you once it I did I was INVESTED! I can't wait to read the next one. Demons and witches are not usually my thing but I truly enjoyed reading this one.
Kelly Smith
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy of this book through Veracious Readers Only.
I honestly absolutely loved this book and can't wait to read the next one. It draws you in very quickly, and keeps you wanting more. It has all the best things about books I love; suspense, mystery, budding love, a dark anti hero who tears at your heartstrings, and a strong Heroine who has a love of books and is torn between two brothers one light and one dark. (Personally I always root for the dark they need the love the most
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Amzette
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I absolutely loved this book! I was lucky enough to receive this book for free. What a great read it was too! I loved the characters. I'm a huge fan of the tv show Supernatural (team Dean all the way) and this book had reminded me of parts of Supernatural.
I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say that I'm sitting on the edge of my seat because I can't wait for the next installment! This book is definitely worth the read. Patience is a virtue but when it comes to having to wait for
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Anastasia シ
Love, love this~

Review to come~!
Anitra
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Wish the author hadn't ended the story on a cliffhanger. I liked the tension between the main characters. Can't wait to read book #2 to see how the story ends.
Jennifer Wertz
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book. I really enjoyed Shadow Walker. The world is well constructed and the characters are interesting and well developed. The book was so exciting and interesting. The combination of the supernatural, suspense and romance is so good. It is difficult to put the book down once you started reading. I can't wait to see what happens next in the next book.
Carole
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: witches
Wow. It is hard to put into words, but this story had everything, from angst to suspense to the supernatural. I couldn't put it down.
This is the first book that I have read from Anya, and what a doozy. When I saw the cover and then read the blurb I immediately knew that I wanted to read this ARC of the series.
What I loved about the story was the world in which Anya created. The story flowed quickly and I found my feelings for Liam slowly change over the course of the first book.
I have to know wh
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Manawa
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!! Was completely captivated through out the whole story!!!
Jan van Es
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC of this AMAZING book by the author.

AWESOME book for sure but... (and that’s my personal opinion) it is too short. Does it leave me begging for more?! Hell Yes.

Brandy France
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free for an honest review. This Book Is Awesome when she sent me the sample it drove me crazy until I finally got the whole book LOL this is a book you are absolutely read more than once and I cannot wait to see what's next. The brothers go through hell but habe good intentions lol
Michele Cote
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Emanuelle
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one basically reads itself. The characters are quirky and charming, there is tons of humour and pop culture references and the love triangle... oh my!!! Definitely worth reading, I for one will be waiting for the second book!
Laure
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alana considers herself a normal college student, but her twentieth birthday will change her life in ways she could never imagine. She celebrates her birthday with her parents, everything seems perfectly normal until her father's accident, and she heals him from life threatening injuries. She will be brutally attacked, then kidnapped by demons, creatures she thought were just myths. Thom and Liam Walker will save her from the demons. They will take her to their home where they will explain to he ...more
Nickole
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from the author for giving my two cents. OMG...I couldn't put the book down...had me glued to the pages. We meet Alana, college student who is at her 20th bday party when the guy she's been crushing on comes with his brother...who is not so not a people person. When she goes to her parents for bday cake, she witnesses her father falling off the roof and seeing his past in her mind...then boom...he jumps up as tho nothing happened. The next thing alana knows is she is ...more
Blaise Ramsay
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John
This first book in the Bloody Hearts series by Anya J Cosgrove was one of the most entertaining reading about demons, witches, seers and shape-shifters I have read for some time. It grabbed my attention from the first page down to the last enticing non-conclusion ending that I had to finish it all at one reading. The characters are complicated and multiple personality like as they walk the line between dark and light and evil vs good. I certainly hope Anja doesn't take another 10 years to contin ...more
Leslie Sanchez
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my, this is great! I couldn't put it down at night until my eyes crossed. It is that good. After a little background, this story takes off on a wild adventure. I was very impressed with the characters and the world-building. Thom is the light to Liam's dark nature. I love how they protect each other.
Liam is my favorite but Thom is great also. This is an addictive beginning. I can't wait for the next. I requested an advanced reader copy and am under no obligation to leave this review.
Tiffany Rains
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so looking forward to finding out what happens next! It was a little slow at first, but definitely picked up. It's definitely a slower burn but man, I have to admit, I loved it. Alana starts out as almost this weak, feeble character but towards the end is much stronger. Thom was definitely a sweetheart in the book even if it surprised me who he was (which I liked) but Liam, holy hotness. Liam is not who I pictured him to be at all and to me, really steals the spotlight. I would recommend re ...more
Claire
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found Shadow Walker, was anything but slow. The pace is steady throughout the book. The characters are well-developed with their unique histories and nuances. The world is well-structured and shown beautifully. The plot kept my attention the whole time. It is a page-turner and one worth your reading time. As this author is new to me, it was a beautiful surprise. I will definitely be following up with the next book in the series.

This review is not incentivized and all opinions expressed are my
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Laura
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author via Voracious Readers Only.

This is usually my favorite kind of book, where a seemingly normal girl suddenly finds she has some kind of powers and people show up to teach her how to use them. I understand when authors don’t want it to come too quickly and seem too easy for the character, but it felt like they spent a lot of time in this book not doing anything until the end when she suddenly figured it out. That being said, I did enjoy the book and
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Caroline Doig
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m becoming a big fan of Anya J. Cosgrove’s this is a fantastic read and I loved it, this is a very well written storyline and a great plot plus I loved Alana who is a new born witch and her men Thom who is human and Liam who is a demon. I’m not going to get too much into this story yes it’s that good and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book, there’s action, adventure, danger, suspense, passion and so much more to keep you entertained and turning the pages. This is a fantastic story an ...more
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Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.
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Bloody Hearts (3 books)
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