Review | Shadows by Kristen Proby

Review | Shadows by Kristen ProbyShadows by Kristen Proby
Series | Bayou Magic #1
Release Date | October 29, 2019
Genres | Paranormal, Mystery and Suspense
Format | ARC
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From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes an all new paranormal romance set in the mystical city of New Orleans…

I am never alone. Not even when I am alone. I see the unquiet dead, the souls that wander through the French Quarter. They can’t move on, and I can’t stop seeing them. I wear malachite for protection, and I control what I let in. It’s the only way to stay sane. Everything changes the day Cassian Winslow joins my ghost walking tour and knocks my world off its axis with green eyes the color of the stone around my neck. An unspeakable evil is loose in New Orleans, taking young women and leaving a bloodbath in his wake. More shadows lurking for me. More unhappy dead. There might be a way to stop it. Open myself up to Cassian. If I do, it could spell his death. But if I don’t, it’s mine.


Holy moly, what did I just read?! If you’re like me and essentially afraid of everything, DO. NOT. READ. THIS. AT. NIGHT!

I have to say, when an author decides to write in a different genre and absolute nails it, you can’t help but just rave about it. Kristen Proby absolutely killed it with her first paranormal. And YES, it is 100% a paranormal and I was just not prepared for it.

The romance lover in me will always beg for more, it was a little low in Shadows, but it was completely fitting. And to be honest, if Kristen decided throw in the steamy scenes and then BAM, creepy-spooky scenes. Talk about 180!

Between the setting and the amazing characters, it’s easy to get lost in New Orleans among the many unanswered questions we have about the mysteries of this place. I’ve never been to New Orleans, but there’s always a draw when it comes anything paranormal.

I wasn’t quite hooked on the relationship between Brielle and Cash, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying this story as a whole. I’m so excited for this series! Since Brielle is one of three sisters, I can’t wait to learn more about their powers and see where their journey takes us.

major thank you to social butterfly pr for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Kristen Proby

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.