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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (444 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jessa Slade Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Marked Souls Novels Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455197309
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In a world where evil has broken free, she is the chosen prey.

After an accident left her near death, Sera Littlejohn is struggling to piece together her life. But when a violet-eyed stranger reveals a supernatural battle veiled in the shadows, Sera is tempted to the edge of madness by a dangerous desire.

Ferris Archer takes Sera Littlejohn under his wing now that she is talyan, possessed by a repentant demon with hellish powers. Archer and his league of warriors have long risked their demon-shattered souls to stop darker spirits from wreaking havoc, but they’ve never fought beside a female talya before. And never in all his centuries has Archer found a woman who captivates him like Sera. With the balance shifting between good and evil, passion and possession, Sera and Archer must defy the darkness and dare to embrace a love that will mark them forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Seduced by Shadows is wonderfully addictive!”

    Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author 

  • Seduced by Shadows blew me away! Sera and Archer won my heart at first glance. Slade creates a beyond-life-or-death struggle for love and redemption in a chilling, complex, and utterly believable world—one I can’t wait to return to again and again.”

    Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning urban fantasy author 

  • “Slade has created a world within our own. Sera and Archer are sincere characters who show that not every person, nor any love, is ever perfect, but it can survive with work. This is a thoughtful and emotional look into the paranormal world.”

    Romantic Times (four-star review)

  • “Sera and Archer are a fabulous pairing as each comes into their relationship possessed by demonic baggage.”

    BookReview.com

  • Seduced by Shadows is a gorgeous story with a fresh, original setting, wonderful characters, and a delightful tale of good, evil, and the gray places in between.”

    Errant Dreams Reviews

  • “The storyline is gripping, the action moves the story along quickly, and the romance is sizzling.”

    Darque Reviews

  • “[A] rich crossover urban fantasy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Renée Raudman…delivers the romance, the struggles between good and evil, and the repartee between the demons with aplomb. In addition, Raudman’s portrayal of Sera’s determined personality makes her commitment to her mission ring true.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Aguirre | 1/25/2014

    " Had everything I look for in a paranormal and the world-building is fabulous. Epic clash between angels and demons, using the souls of mankind as their battleground. It's edgy and hot, plus the writing is lovely. Add in delightful characters and a strong sense of place, and you get a wonderful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/22/2014

    " I enjoyed the author's take on demon possession. I haven't read anything quite like it. I just found it strange that Sera had to be one of the first females who is demon possessed in known history. I wish the story had a reason for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Gandolfi-lapham | 1/19/2014

    " book not bad,Sera is a bitch! I understand you want a strong heroine ,but there is a line between don't tread on me and ball bustin bitch. Will read next in series though as premise is good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casey H | 1/10/2014

    " Sera really annoyed me and Ferris wasn't much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 12/29/2013

    " Not your ordinary book about demons... these ones are damned but are still fighting anyway. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 11/19/2013

    " DNF. moves too slow and is way to metaphysical with all the demons and realms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Lute | 11/15/2013

    " This is such an intelligently written book. The characters were so engaging. The plot masterful. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 10/19/2013

    " Ugh. Made it to about page 120 and gave up. Reminded me of a dull, rambling, poorly written version of Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. That was 2 hours of my life I can't get back. I will not be reading the other 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Urban Fantasy Reads by Kate and Emily | 9/25/2013

    " I was in the mood for a little romance so I thought I'd try this one. It was an ok read. The world that Slade created was interesting enough, but the main character Sena was sort of lackluster for me. I never really connected with her so the story line was sort of ho-hum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/31/2013

    " I got this book as a gift. It is not a genre that I have ever read before but I enjoyed it. I'm not sure I will run out and buy another vampire/demon book but if I do, I will start looking with Jessa Slade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari | 1/10/2013

    " I enjoyed it and will definitely read the rest of the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie(babs) | 11/23/2012

    " Was A DNF. Did not even get passed page 40. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasey | 9/24/2012

    " This book starts off a little slow and takes a while to get to anything interesting. Once it picks up it is easy to read. An interesting twist on demons and possession. This is the first book in the series so there is some world building and I'm sure the next book will start off a little smoother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 8/20/2012

    " this was an interesting story. Interesting because I couldn't remember what it was about till I read the synopsis again. I did enjoy listening to it but it would have probably stuck with me if I had read it, though if I had I may not have gotten through it. Not sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/14/2012

    " I really liked this book. My only complaint about it was that I didn't understand Corvus's role in the story until maybe the fifth time the point of view shifted to his. But overall the story was great: wonderful plot, very cool characters. I will definitely be reading more of this series. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delilah | 12/20/2010

    " This book by Jessa Slade is even better than the first in the series! Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/2/2010

    " I got this book as a gift. It is not a genre that I have ever read before but I enjoyed it. I'm not sure I will run out and buy another vampire/demon book but if I do, I will start looking with Jessa Slade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 5/9/2010

    " Some of the world building was confusing and this book really reminded me alot of Sherri L. King's Shikar series. Still a good beginning and will read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 4/2/2010

    " Not your ordinary book about demons... these ones are damned but are still fighting anyway. "

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About the Author
Author Jessa Slade

Jessa Slade spent her childhood chore money on science fiction and fantasy novels. Then she discovered romances, and the die was cast. Though a hopeless cynic, she secretly believes the flow of the universe can be positively altered by a well-told love story.

About the Narrator

Renée Raudman is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.