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Surviving the Shadows

(The Bearer of Truth #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Gabriel has been gone longer than predicted, and Evander is growing increasingly worried each day that passes without his return. Confounded by their leaders’ lack of answers, Evander and the team begin to fear the worst.

In the midst of fruitlessly searching Miami for clues to the Daemon Abaddon’s whereabouts, Evander begins to have disturbingly vivid dreams. With a littl
Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published June 14th 2019
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Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ms Turner has delivered a fast-paced, adventurous story that shows importance of friendship and being united in times of trouble. The book is told from multiple POVs, is very low steam and romance is put on a back burner. It can not be read as a standalone. The characters are diverse, the plot has twists that kept me engrossed till the end. The book mentions grief, physical and mental abuse, panic attacks, childhood trauma. I loved Ms Turner's depictions of Hell and all its creepy crawlies - at ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full review tomorrow when I'm at the laptop.

Miranda Turner delivers her second book in this urban fantasy paranormal series with the same level of detail and big action adventure as she did the opener.

It's another romp through the pages as Gabriel struggles to connect with Evander, the fight to discover who is behind the plot to end his life, and the search for his Daemonic Prince father, Abaddon, continues at a pace.

Romance takes a back burner in this one and it completely makes sense within th
All the team did was eat and sleep. Nothing happened, there was no growth with any of the characters. The only exception being Evander. I liked him more this time around. This book was nothing but lots and lots of angst. Evander was so pitiful it hurt to witness 🥺. He spent the majority of the book pining for Gabriel and wanting to show his growth as a person and how worthy he was as a Mate only to get rebuffed time and time again.

Why were Gabriel’s feelings the only ones that mattered? It seem
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.4 stars. Even though the 1st book in this series had a lot of issues, I genuinely had a fun time with it. It was action packed, thrilling, at times funny. This 1... not so much. The progression of a plot line is literally almost nonexistent. It’s 200+ pgs of characters never actually doing anything, just standing around in hotel rooms telling me what they need to do & how they feel about it. I don’t think I’ve ever read this much emotional exposition in my life. But weirdly enough, I like ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Here in the second book of The Bearer of Truth series, the focus concentrates more on the healing Gabriel and the team need to get through, as well as the mission to locate Gabriel’s father. Both Gabriel and Evander take a step back from their soulmate situation to work on themselves so that they can actually prepare to take another step forward together at some point. This opens things up so that we start to get additional points of view in the story, including from some of their enemies—someth ...more
Kathryn Manzella
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surviving the Shadows is the second book in The Bearer of Truth series by Miranda Turner.
This is an LGBTQ urban fantasy that has a romantic factor and continues the story started in the first book, Shadowing the Light. Gabriel, Evander and their found family of men lead us readers on an amazing adventure filled with well written story, incredible world building and colorful and wonderful characters.

This story delivers a mix of dream walking, demon orgies, torture, rescue missions, gods and God
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this is def not a standalone.. you need to read the first because this one is picking up where book 1 ended and it is amazing. it doesnt dissapoint with action and intrigue.. it makes you curious and it was enjoyable. i really liked it
Joscelyn Smith
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Shadowing the Light, book one, and I couldn't wait to read book two and I was in no way disappointed. This was a roller-coaster ride from start to finish as Gabriel and Evander try to come to terms with who they are to each other while trying to find Abaddon. When Gabriel goes missing it's a race to find him. This is so not a standalone read, I enjoyed every minute of it and I cannot wait to see what's next for Evander, Gabriel and their family.

*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of
Samantha Ortega
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
FR- Alors alors... alors j'avais énormément aimé le tome 1 de cette série. J'attendais avec impatience le tome 2 qui a  prit un peu de retard et quand il est enfin arrivé je me suis jetée dessus.

Alors, je ne pourrai pas dire que j'ai été déçue. Ce n'est pas tout a fait ça non plus. Mais je dois dire que ce n'est pas tout à fait ce à quoi je m'attendais.

J'ai aimé ce que l'auteure nous propose. J'ai adoré retrouver les personnages, l'univers, j'ai aimé en découvrir un peu plus et je suis toujours
Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
4.5 Stars!

Surviving the Shadows is book 2 in The Bearer of Truth series and it needs to be read in order or you'll be very lost. And frankly, if you're a fan of urban fantasy books, this series is one you don't want to miss out on.

After reading book 1, I wasn't all that sure Ms. Turner would manage to redeem Evander. Yes, he seemed to be in the path towards being less of a twatwaffle at the end of Shadowing the Light, but I didn't expect the turnaround we had in this installment. It was a good s
🔥Book 2 Burns Down the House!🔥

Bearer of Truth Series
Book 2

**Warning...Minor spoilers may be in your future if you have NOT read 📚BOOK📚 #1!**

H-E-double-crossing-swords, BATMAN! Remember how Gabriel was supposed to meet the team in Miami after he and Barabbas finished "training?" Wellllll, guess who never showed because he has been taken prisoner and is now being held and tormented by a big gross, nasty, purple Daemon?

No one has any clue where the missing hero is and he has already been gone we
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surviving the Shadows is the second book in The Bearer of Truth series by Miranda Turner. I loved the first book in this series, and I think Surviving the Shadows was a great addition to the series. After reading and loving Surviving the Shadows, and now I cannot wait for the next book to come out. If you have not read the Shadowing the Light, which is the first book in this series, then I strongly advise reading the first book first because the second book starts soon after where the first book ...more
K.R. Phoenix
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥 Heat Level: 2 (definitely chemistry and feelings but due to what the characters go through not really part of this story)

So many emotions!!!!

This story is epic, emotional, powerful and heartwarming. I love Evander and Gabriel!!!

So much happens in this story I’m not sure my words can do it justice! Gabriel goes through so much in this story; emotionally, physically and relationship wise. I loved book 1 and book 2 does not disappoint, I couldn’t put it down.

Possible themes and/or t
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Another well written story and I still love to see how in depth the world these characters have to navigate is. When we last saw Gabriel he was telling Evander that he would be back soon but as weeks go by with no word the team begins to worry. Thankfully Evander and Gabriel’s connection help them to find him.

I liked how much different Evander was in this story since he has realized that he is not as perfect as h
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible world-build with fantastic characters and a plot that glued me to my kindle. The writing was awesome and i am hooked Gabriel and Evander. They are finally figuring themselves out. This is a really complex story with lots of supporting characters that we come to know and love. i laughed and i cried in this story as things happened that just broke my heart. I laughed with lots of the snark and some of the situations will make you chuckle. This has such a complex plot that you will be wa ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it

I fell in love with this series at book1 and this one does not disappoint. The growth that Gabriel and Evander go through is terrifying and yet necessary for them to move on and possibly move closer together.

The beginning was a surprise, but it works great for the set-up to the rest of the book. Lots of changes occur because of what happens. I feel for the guys, but I think it helped to pull everything together.

I'm getting more attached to Evander with this book. We spend more time with hi
John Altman
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Surviving the Shadows!

Total Rating: 3.3 Stars out of 5
Rating Review Rollout:
(1) Attention Keeper: 4 🌞🌞🌞🌞
(2) Blurb vs Story matchup: 4 🌞🌞🌞🌞
(3) Danger zone: 4 🌞🌞🌞🌞
(4) Digging deep in Character development: 4 🌞🌞🌞🌞
(5) Edit to Perfection!: 3 🌟🌟🌟
(6) Feeling the Words: 3 🌟🌟🌟
(7) Give me more please factor: 4 🌞🌞🌞🌞
(8) Going with the Flow of the Story: 3 🌟🌟🌟
(9) Grammar Police: 4 🌞🌞🌞🌞
(10) It's all about the Chemistry, baby: 2 🌑🌑
(11) Laugh out loud funny: N/A
(12) Love connection: N/A
(13) Main characters app
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Paranormal/UF MM Adventure

3 stars!

This book is book 2 in the Bearer of Truth series and due to an overarching storyline they should be read in order.

Book 2 was less awesome than book 1. It felt like a bunch of stuff happened but nothing really happens either. I still hate Evander. I hate the relationship between those 2. I hate that everyone acts like Evander isn't entitled to feel how he feels just to make Gabriel feel better. What I hate the most it how it doesn't depict a healthy relationshi
avid reader 1
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars
I didn’t realize how much I missed these guys until I got this book. I went back and reread the first two of the series because I like to remind myself who and what I am reading about, plus I enjoyed these so much that they needed a reread anyway.
The relationship between Gabriel and Evander is going to be a point of contention between the author and me, I do believe. Hahaha, There is a sense of cluelessness in Evander that always rises to the forefront of any communication he has wi
Violet  Marshall
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in The Bearer of Truth Series. I would suggest reading the books in order or you might not understand things in book 2. An interesting book the writing was good, although I did feel a bit like hurry up and wait as I read. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters captivating. The characters were developed and thought out. Gabriel and Evander are the MC’s of this book and mates. The secondary characters are great too. ...more
Annie Elm
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4,5 stars

Gabriel, Evander and the others are just starting to work as a team when Gabriel disappears.
And they will not only have to sneak down to the Underworld to save him, they also have to continue the fight against the Deamon that is Gabriels father with the aftermath of Gabriels torture still affecting them.
I loved the addition of Nico to help the team and it was heart breaking to see them loose a member that was finally finding his true self. And I would have liked to see a little more of
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t believe the second book is finally here, I really missed these guys. The author’s writing and how she describes the characters and scenes is spot on for me. The plot is fantastic, the two MCs and secondary characters were hilarious. Gabriel and Evander’s issues from the previous book is still present in this book just not as prevalent. Evander and his team travel to the underworld to get Gabriel back saving him from the continued torture of his father. With the introduction of a new tea ...more
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 is fast paced and edge of your seat thrilling! Evander and friends are trying to get to Gabriel and Gabriel is trying to hang on until rescue. It was really a fantastic book! So very entertaining, the twists and turns are always surprising and the characters are so great! I cannot wait to see where this couple and these characters go next!
I received an Advanced Reader Copy and am happy to voluntarily leave my review
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great 2nd book

This follow up was as full of action as the first. There is a very slow burn romance, very slow, that only makes you want I read more and to cheer for Gabriel and Evander. I am so invested with the secondary characters that Ms. Turner made me bawl and reach for the box of tissues. I hope I don't have to wait to long for the next installment. It will be on my one click list.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Deirdre Ellison
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This book was more emotional and darker than the 1st but still very good. I enjoyed Evander and Gabriel and want to see their bond grow more in the next book.
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful sequel to a wonderful book, with all the excitement of the first book but more! We get more adventure, new characters, higher stakes and more awkward Evander moments! I love the way Miranda writes, and I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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Miranda Turner is a single mom of eight living outside a small, hippie town in the middle of Ohio. She’s surrounded by children, chickens, and one temperamental editor kitty who is silently judging her on a daily basis. She is a voracious reader and an editor who decided she had different stories to tell. She firmly believes a happily ever after is there for everyone, but she likes to make her cha ...more

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