[Blog Tour] Kristen Proby - Shadows (A Bayou Magic #1)

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Shadows had it all—a chilling villain, witches, spells, and a captivating romance!” - Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author

Shadows, an all-new spine-tingling paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, is available now!

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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.

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“As I was about to walk down the street, I turned, and there was a shadow on the sidewalk. Just standing there. I’ve never seen her before.” Her?” “Yeah, she was about my height. Very feminine.” “Did she say anything?” “Not that I heard. It just threw me because you know how careful I am about my route. I don’t like surprises, especially not like this. It’s creepy as hell. And, yes, I know I should be used to it by now, but—” “It’s creepy, like you said.” She leans on the counter and bites her lip, thinking. “It probably means that someone recently died there.” “I know that.” “And now it’s a new spirit on your tour. Too bad she didn’t say anything. If she did, you could add it to your show. Could be fun. ‘Lucy was killed in this building three days ago, and her spirit now wanders the sidewalk in front of her former home.’ “Talk about creepy.” I sigh and run my fingers through my hair. “Did you sweep this area recently?” “Is the floor dirty?” I look at her as if she’s being obtuse on purpose. “You know what I mean.” “It’s been about a week.” “You need to do it again.” Millie frowns, looking around the space. Her shields are as strong as mine, maybe stronger because she doesn’t just see the dead, she feels them, and that’s much more dangerous. She fiddles with the amethyst around her neck. “What do you see?” I narrow my eyes. “I shouldn’t tell you.” “I don’t want to look, Bri. I dropped my guard for just a second earlier and was slammed with the pervy thoughts of a nineteen-year-old college kid who couldn’t take his eyes off my ass. So, just tell me. Is it the little girl again?” “Yeah. And she brought a friend.” I reach over to take my sister’s hand. “Don’t drop your shields anymore, Mill. Not for a minute. Ever. I know we live and work here in the Quarter because it’s where we make our living, but it could really hurt us.” “I know.” “I couldn’t bear it if I lost you, too.”

Unlike her other books, this one is full of mystery, and the three Landy sisters have to join forces if they want to beat an even more powerful wizard.
Brielle, Millie, and Daphne are sensitive, and they discovered it in their childhood when they began to see "shadows" around the house.
Over time, they have learned to deal with this power, but not thanks to their parents. In fact, her father "disappeared" one day - and Brielle came to see his ghost, and as for her mother, she always blamed the girls when they mentioned anything about it.
At eighteen, Brielle asked custody of the sisters (her mother was negligent) and it was from there that they sought help in dealing with what they had.
The years went by, and each one of them chose their profession.
Brielle, the main character of this book, is a ghost tour guide in the city of New Orleans, specifically in the French Quarter.
This tour is done at night, visiting haunted houses.
One of these nights, the tour was normal - with Brielle seeing the usual ghosts - when two things happened: 1) there was a beautiful tourist, with green eyes the same color as the malachite stone she carried around her neck (for protection), and , 2) A new ghost has appeared.
This time the ghost of a young woman asked Brielle for help in finding her.
On subsequent nights, new "shadows" appear at Brielle's door (they didn't enter her house because she was 'protected'), and at the same time the chemistry between her and the tourist exploded.

Cassien Winstow, known as Cash, worked for the FBI. He wasn't in town on business, he was on vacation (after working on a particularly difficult case).
He was charmed by Brielle from the first moment; and though she said she was a history graduate with a major in creole history, he knew that her knowledge of the supernatural subject was a little deeper than she admitted.
With the serial killings of young women in town, Cash is on hand to help define the killer's profile. And at the same time, he could protect Brielle.
Soon Cash discovered that her sisters also had their peculiar powers - as many friends in town, especially Miss Sophia, a very knowledgeable and powerful lady who had anticipated the meeting of the "six".


If you are not afraid of supernatural reading, you will enjoy this new novel, with a lot of magic and information.
Kristen researched a great deal not only about New Orleans culture, but about supernatural powers.
The enemy here (can you figure out who he is?) Is strong and his motive is a surprise.
The author is known for her happy ending novels, but the difference here is that although she has romance, the focus is on the mystery and resolution of the case.
All the characters are interesting
It seems that the next book is about her middle sister, Millie, the witch-cook, who owns a cafe called Witch Brew, where she sells drinks with potions, including the most famous love potion.

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.

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