Dark Shadow by Stephanie Burkhart

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Dark Shadow by Stephanie Burkhart
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (85 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Rose

The TPP have developed a new destructive weapon and intend to test it on the Borealis Space Station. Helios Talon, a Rebellion freedom fighter from Pith, is dispatched to the station to discover the extent of the weapon’s development and stop it if necessary. He’s also given a personal mission from his sister, Persephone: keep Vivian Melendez, the owner of Korn, safe from an unknown assassin.

Helios and his cousin, Athena, arrive on the Borealis and discover the TPP are ready to test the weapon. He’s got to act fast, but when Helios meets Vivian, distractions complicate his plan. Can he overcome his challenges and save not only the feisty Vivian, but the station, too?

This little volume, part of a larger series, plunks the reader smack dab in the middle of the action. I had to keep scrolling back to see if I had missed a chapter. But, that’s the price you pay when you pick up a series, especially a series of novellas, and don’t start at the beginning. It reminds me in a way of the old-time serials. However, it does not end with a cliff-hanger, but a nice segue into the next book in the series.

It didn’t take me long to sort things out, however, and even though I would love to read the earlier books to find out more about the over arcing conflict, the book was enjoyable as a read-alone. The characters are well drawn and likeable (I especially like Sally, the spine cat).

I will definitely be downloading the rest of the series to add to my ever growing TBR pile! Good job, Ms. Burkhart.

Comments

  1. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Great excerpt and review. This sounds like the perfect little thriller to keep from falling asleep in the sun~ beach read!!

    ilookfamous(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Love the sound of the book. Sounds like a good read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  3. Thank you so much for the review. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Sally the Spine Cat was one of my favorite characters. I thought she really helped to show a softer side of Vivian. Well, spring is in the air! I have to ask – does anyone have a favorite spring flower? I’d love to hear what they are. Leave a comment about the book, excerpt or flower along with your email so you’ll be entered in the giveaway.

    Smiles
    Steph

  4. Celia Yeary says:

    Congratulations, Steph. This is a good review, and she gives you a pub for the previous book. Can’t get much better than that. Celia

  5. Wonderful review! I’ve read other books by Stephanie. Loved them!!

  6. Catherine says:

    Sally the spine cat? I may have to read it just to find out more about her.

  7. Sounds like an interesting book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. This story sounds wonderful. Ms. Burkhart has a way of weaving a tale that draws in the reader. I’d bet this book is no exception.

    Awesome review.
    .

  9. I really enjoyed the review! I wish you the best with your new Book!!!

  10. mary hagen says:

    Dear Steph,
    Enjoyed reading the enticing review of your book. Nothing like a good action story to keep me interested.

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