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Lacing Shadows

Paranormal romance novella collection

ebook, 191 pages

Published September 1st 2014 by Tina Smith Writers Co-op Anthology


Into The Dark

New Adult paranormal romance (clean)

College freshman Holly Barclay finds herself home alone on winter break with plans to do some soul-searching.
Being a Good Samaritan to a handsome wounded stranger, this human girl has not only endangered her heart but quite possibly her life. 
The holidays suddenly got a lot more exciting. 




The first thing I spotted was a thigh-high, black boot peeking out from a long, forest-green coat, the material unfamiliar. I stepped around Chewie who was busy licking the face of the body lying on the snow. My mind was held hostage by the spectacle of him.

I gasped. His eyes were closed. Did he pass out or something? All of his clothing—from the brocaded coat and matching fur-trimmed hat, brown vest and pants, to the high-collared, yellow shirt—every article screamed pretention and fit him perfectly.

It took all my strength not to burst out laughing.

He was a cross between The Princess Bride and Pirates of the Caribbean. What theater group had this guy wandered away from?

I nibbled on my bottom lip. What now? With both hands, I pushed Chewie’s haunches. “Stop that, boy!” I nudged him. He complied, sitting a few feet away. I swear that dog is the younger sibling I asked for as a kid.

Snow leeched through my jeans as I kneeled and removed my gloves. Strands of long black hair curved along the sides of an angular jaw, the rest must’ve been tied back. Full lips, well-defined cheekbones, and long lashes made my heart rate jump. There hadn’t been guys like this—a pretty boy looking like he stepped out from the pages of a manga or movie—on campus.

Through those layers, I couldn’t see the rise and fall of his chest. Was he still alive?


The paranormal twist to this story was brilliant. Holly is so loveable; she has a sense of humour and isn’t frightened easily. I never expected this story to take the twist that it did but I loved it. This short story had a lot of suspense to it, this was one story I didn’t want to end. There was an element of fairytale to this story, but in a modern way. 

Books and Beyond Fifty Shades, Goodreads review

There was some interesting turns of events and a great story line.. I found myself quickly reading on to find out what was going to happen next. I think it would be great to learn more about the different Fae Courts and the characters that inhabit them. 

Victoria S, Goodreads review


This book will take you on a journey of faraway places, and supernatural beings that will entice you with the unexpected. Villains will prove to be the least expected....This short story will hold your interest, with surprises on each and every page. A well written book with an incredible imagination into the land of the unknown.

Alison, Goodreads review


This story deals with Fae. Now, fae are one of my least favourite supernatural types. But, paradoxically, this is the story I enjoyed the most in this anthology. 

Preethi, Goodreads review


I LOVED THIS STORY! I think this one was my favorite! I will definitely want to find out what happens to Holly and her Prince!

Pratr- Authors, Goodreads review


I loved this story. It was so interesting and captivating to read... I loved the fairy tale like world and I was fascinated with it :) Holly and Lacon were quite captivating characters and the unknown and the suspense in the story made intriguing. 

Marina, Goodreads review

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