The Showman And The Shade (Deadly Shades Book 1)

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I was recommended this book by both a close friend and also colleagues at work and i was not dissappointed in my purchase The story is very unique and captured my attention instantly with its theme I

I was recommended this book by both a close friend and also colleagues at work and i was not dissappointed in my purchase.The story is very unique and captured my attention instantly with its theme. It is a very easy, comfortable read and i found myself half way through before i even realised how much i had read in one sitting.Will definitely appeal to those interested in the paranormal, whilst not being gory or intentionally horrifying in its contentLook forward to the sequelHighly recommendedA viral The Showman And The Shade (Deadly Shades Book 1) By Nicky P. Gardiner Davina Evans is a Ebook Jack Wrightman was desperate for the success that had eluded him his entire life This was until he stumbled upon an ancient book granting him power over the dead Using dark magic he binds an unwitting soul to his will His goal to use the enslaved spirit to act as an intermediary in talking to the deceased, and to become a world renowned spiritualist medium and filthyJack Wrightman was desperate for the success that had eluded him his entire life This was until he stumbled upon an ancient book granting him power over the dead Using dark magic he binds an unwitting soul to his will His goal to use the enslaved spirit to act as an intermediary in talking to the deceased, and to become a world renowned spiritualist medium and filthy rich to boot What Jack doesn t count on is the unwillingness of his new found assistant.I was gripped from the start At times this novel had me on the edge of my seat whilst also allowing me an emotional connection to the characters running through the storyline I measure a great book by its excellent read from start to finish and this book did not disappoint I am now left wanting I highly recommend this book to anyone who is partial to paranormal thrillers and I can t wait for the next book from this author by MT Crafty Lady. Nicky P Gardiner is the Author of the Deadly Shades series following his ghostly characters and their ongoing conflicts with each other in the afterlife Book 1 The Showman And The Shade received glowing reviews from local newspapers where Nicky Resides in Essex Book 2 Shades Of Vengeance is newly released and follows on directly from the tale within The Showman And The Shade although both are written as stand alone stories with a satisfying conclusion Nicky has a keen interest in history as well as anything that offers him a degree of escapism Nicky has set up a Facebook page and welcomes anyone who wishes to talk about the book, or wants to ask him a question regarding the novel It is also a good way to find out about his up coming novels.He can be found on Facebook at facebook Nicky.P.Gard. A viral Ebook The Showman And The Shade (Deadly Shades Book 1) "So many sins of the human condition and many were portrayed here in a descriptive and terrifying tale" December 8, 2014 By rhlI'd like to start by stating I believe this story to be a paranormal thriller told in a way i've rarely read before. Spoilers are not something i'm known for so my reviews are usually vague. The "shade" in this story is a tortured soul that is being used against his will to help the "showman" gain fame, similar to a way a fortune teller would use a crystal ball only the ball has feelings. The story is deep and engrossing in creepiness. The author was able to portray a sense of loss and frustration in regards to the "shade". The "showman" was written as a greedy and sinfully uncaring individual at first. My most favorite part of any book is when the author displays a strong human element in his main characters and Mr. Gardiner accomplished that ten fold. So we have a brilliantly written, original paranormal story with a believable cast of characters who are strong in some moral areas and weak in other moral aspects of the human condition. This story flowed from the first chapter in a natural progression to the very end. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Nicky P. Gardiner Davina Evans Post author

    Nicky P Gardiner is the Author of the Deadly Shades series following his ghostly characters and their ongoing conflicts with each other in the afterlife Book 1 The Showman And The Shade received glowing reviews from local newspapers where Nicky Resides in Essex Book 2 Shades Of Vengeance is newly released and follows on directly from the tale within The Showman And The Shade although both are written as stand alone stories with a satisfying conclusion Nicky has a keen interest in history as well as anything that offers him a degree of escapism Nicky has set up a Facebook page and welcomes anyone who wishes to talk about the book, or wants to ask him a question regarding the novel It is also a good way to find out about his up coming novels.He can be found on Facebook at facebook Nicky.P.Gard

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  • So many sins of the human condition and many were portrayed here in a descriptive and terrifying tale December 8, 2014 By rhlI d like to start by stating I believe this story to be a paranormal thriller told in a way i ve rarely read before Spoilers are not something i m known for so my reviews are usually vague The shade in this story is a tortured soul that is being used against his will to help the showman gain fame, similar to a way a fortune teller would use a crystal ball only the ball has [...]


  • I found this book really exciting, with such a unique storyline and good pace that I couldn t put it down It is a gripping story that stayed with me for days after finishing it pretty scary stuff The author has a clever way of adapting his writing style to each character so that they are really credible If you like Anne Rice, then you will love this.I am glad that there will be another book to follow in this series, but it does also work as a stand alone novel I really recommend giving this a re [...]


  • I was recommended this book by both a close friend and also colleagues at work and i was not dissappointed in my purchase.The story is very unique and captured my attention instantly with its theme It is a very easy, comfortable read and i found myself half way through before i even realised how much i had read in one sitting.Will definitely appeal to those interested in the paranormal, whilst not being gory or intentionally horrifying in its contentLook forward to the sequelHighly recommended


  • I really enjoyed this first Novel, many of the characters where personally engaging, and the action is well written and exciting, it made a nice head movie, and I have brought the second book in the series and I am looking forward to reading that one next.


  • Recently read this whilst away on holiday It was a great read with a very unique spin on a ghost story.It s a great read and would recommend it to anyone.


  • What a great book I really enjoyed the plot and cared for the characters and what happened to them This is a very unique book as well, with an unusual angle on the narration.A recommended read


  • Fantastic read and well worth the plunge Compelling story and characters that are believable and create a sense of empathy with the reader Well written and thoroughly enjoyable.


  • I really wanted to like this book than I did The other reviews were so great The prologue was promising and riveting and I was so excited for the rest of the novel However, it can be hard to enjoy a story when you don t enjoy spending time with any of the characters Ultimately it s the story of Frank and Jack and their very messed up relationship We never get a whole lot of background about either character, which might have helped me to care for them a bit I found Jack s character to be prett [...]



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