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A Bargain with a Shadow Prince: Genevieve Jack

A Bargain with the Shadow Prince

Posted on June 25, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 1 Comment

“A Bargain with a Shadow Prince” marks the first book in a brand-new series by Genevieve Jack. In this installment Jack weaves an enthralling story rich with magical components, shrouded in darkness and passion. The tale of forbidden love between a mortal woman and a supernatural man will captivate fans of paranormal romance.  It offers a mix of romance, danger, and intrigue.


A Bargain with a Shadow Prince: Genevieve JackTitle: A Bargain with the Shadow Prince
Author(s): Genevieve Jack
Series: A Shadow's Bargain #1
Published by Carpe Luna Ltd. on June 17, 2024
Pages: 360
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: eBook
Purchase: Amazon
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It takes a monster to stop a monster.
Light the candle.Stand naked before the symbol.Offer your blood.
The advocate will come.
I left my abusive crime boss husband expecting to start over from nothing. After all, the prenup I signed when I married him is ironclad. But when Tony uses a loophole in the law to go after my ancestral family home—the one I’m currently living in and my grandmother is dying in—I’m desperate to stop him.
My witch best friend Maeve offers a solution. She lends me a family spell to call a supernatural advocate to deal with Tony. After all, it takes a monster to stop a monster.
But when I follow her instructions, I’m not expecting the darkly handsome Damien to form from the shadows, or to learn that he’s been a prisoner of Maeve’s family for centuries. From the moment he accepts my bargain and drinks my blood, he awakens a passion in me, one charged with latent magic. Magic formidable enough to restore my true self. Magic that holds the promise of Damien’s freedom.

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The Shadow Bargain series kicks off impressively with “A Bargain with the Shadow Prince.” I was not merely hooked; I found myself completely captivated. The story’s engaging plot and intriguing characters completely drew me in, making it an adventure that kept me turning the pages.

The story centers on Eloise Harcourt and her struggle to break free from her abusive husband. Despite a pending divorce and her departure from the matrimonial home, he is relentless in tormenting her. Following her lawyer and best friend’s advice, she enlists Damien’s help to tackle the threat her husband represents.

Damien is a Shade, a hybrid of a demon and a vampire. He originates from another realm but confined to Earth due to a witch’s curse. This curse binds him to obey whoever summons him with a particular candle imbued with his blood. Eloise now possesses thus candle, provided by her friend.

The chemistry between Damien and Eloise was palpable from the moment she called upon him. Although labeled a monster, Damien’s actions towards Eloise told a different story. Despite the danger that surrounds him and the unspeakable acts committed—mostly due to the curse—Eloise saw his true nature; therefore, her friend’s warnings fell on deaf ears.

After suffering greatly from her abusive partner, it was uplifting to see Eloise take back control of her life, showcasing her resilience and courage.

This story reveals a world brimming with witches, monsters, vampires, and magic. Coupled with a family legacy shrouded in secrecy, mystery, romance, and an abundance of supernatural occurrences, it provides a thrilling reading experience. Just as the pieces start to fall into place, the story concludes with a major cliffhanger, leaving a yearning for more of this universe. I eagerly anticipate the second book, “Battle for the Shadow Prince.”

In summary, “A Bargain for a Shadow Prince” presents a remarkable story that will resonate with fans of paranormal stories.


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About Genevieve Jack

USA Today bestselling and award winning author Genevieve Jack writes wild, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance and fantasy. Coffee and wine are her biofuel, the love lives of witches, shifters, and vampires her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours, thanks to her years at a high school rumored to be haunted. Her perfect day involves the beach, her laptop, and one crazy dog.

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