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Taming Shadows Four years ago crime beat reporter Riley O Rourke changed the world To be fair it wasn t entirely her fault Her mentor a year old vampire destroyed Tucson police headquarters during a fight

  • Title: Taming Shadows
  • Author: Fiona Skye
  • ISBN: 9781505326284
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four years ago, crime beat reporter Riley O Rourke changed the world To be fair, it wasn t entirely her fault Her mentor, a 3,000 year old vampire, destroyed Tucson police headquarters during a fight with a sorcerer Footage of the fight went viral on the internet, and the existence of Preternaturals vampires, witches, and other were animals like Riley was revealed HumaFour years ago, crime beat reporter Riley O Rourke changed the world To be fair, it wasn t entirely her fault Her mentor, a 3,000 year old vampire, destroyed Tucson police headquarters during a fight with a sorcerer Footage of the fight went viral on the internet, and the existence of Preternaturals vampires, witches, and other were animals like Riley was revealed Humans went a little crazy The Cats and Wolves were out of the bag, and only an act of Congress stopped the chaos But not all the Preternaturals are happy with this new world order, however The Queen of the Winter Faeries worries that exposing her hidden world will destroy it, and sends the nastiest storybook characters imaginable to kill Riley before she can out the Fair Folk, too The Summer Queen, Winter s arch rival, promises to protect Riley if she does her a teeny weeny favor break into Winter s castle, sneak past creatures straight out of Riley s nightmares, steal a magical mirror, and return it to Summer All without Winter noticing Riley agrees to the favor what choice does she have But dealing with the Fae is always a double edged sword, and the Summer Queen neglected to explain that if Riley successfully pulls off this heist, the entire world might end up on the edge of destruction.

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    1. Favorite Lines “You did a good thing. But all social changes bring upheaval. People need to get used to the idea, and then life needs to adjust and get back to normal.”“I did have an unhealthy appetite for men in uniform.”“I can't say that I won't ever do something stupid, or forget your birthday or our anniversary or your favorite flavor of ice cream. I'm fallible; I'm gonna make mistakes. But I can promise you that I won't lie to you, and I'll never cheat on you. Your Cat is a part o [...]

    2. I enjoyed this dance through Tuscon and the Winter Court. It was a slow start, and the ending, though satisfying, felt a little rushed; however, Ms. Skye has a hand with wonderful descriptions of landscapes, icky monsters, and delicious food. I liked the characters, particularly the colorful supporting cast, very well. Consistently charming and nicely executed.I recommend this book to readers of romance or urban fantasy featuring weres and/or Fae, especially (surprise) the Dresden Files.

    3. My original Taming Shadows audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Some secrets are best left in the dark; but sometimes they have a way of coming out with a vengeance.  Riley O’Rourke, a crime beat reporter and Jaguar, was present when a bystander video-taped and released proof of supernatural creatures that roam the earth, mixing and mingling with humans.  Exposing the preternatural world placed Riley into the lime light making her a spokesperson and specialist [...]

    4. This book is way better than more than a couple of traditionally published bestsellers I've read last years. I loved Jaguar, (the protagonist alter ego), the characters, the plot, the world, and the story inspired recipes at the end of the book.

    5. Wonderfully fun read from Fiona Skye, that leaves me longing for the next part in the series to see what happens next! (And hey, there were even recipes!)

    6. I really enjoyed this book. I'd agree there was something about it that had a "Dresdenish" feel, but that isn't a bad thing in my opinion. Taking an idea and making it into something new that is your own is the sign of a good story, and that's what was done here. Riley O'Rourke is a "Critter". Once a month, during the full moon, she transforms into a jaguar. Even in other times, she has the ability to use the senses and abilities of her other form. One of my favorite parts about this book was th [...]

    7. The story opens with a recap of what happened during and after the Night of Revelations. The narrator, an unknown person at this moment, recounts their role in the whole affair. The first two chapters are a bit of an info dump. Though the information is necessary, it could have been told in a better way, such as through a T.V. interview. The story starts to move along after that. We find out that the main character and our point of view is Riley O’Rouke, a werejaguar. I found the plot in and o [...]

    8. I enjoyed diving into this world where Preternaturals are known and not in hiding. They seem to co-exist well enough with the rest of society, minus what happened on the night of Revelations. This story follows a news reporter, who seems to be the one responsible for the entire world finding out about the existence of shape-shifters; such as wolves, cats, and ominous foxes. As well as Vampires. The arc of the story is nice and the new kind of 'creeper' were just grotesque enough to make me squir [...]

    9. Vampires, Shape shifters, Faeries; and even a man made of clay! If you enjoy ready about any of these preternatural being, Taming Shadows has you covered. With continuous action and excitement, this book is a quick read.Skye’s writing style makes for an easy read, as well. Personally I related to Riley, and I’m sure every reader will relate to one of the many interesting characters.Taming Shadows is part of a series, but also reads well as a standalone book. However, I will be reading more a [...]

    10. Imagine, if you will, a world where the Preternatural existed. In this world it had always been hidden. Now further imagine that something occurred which forced its acknowledge. The world became aware of things that it had scoffed at only a day previously. What would it take to make that happen? What would the effects of simply acknowledging the existence of something that had always been mocked be? What if not everything was known about and brought forward ? What if the still -unknown wanted to [...]

    11. I can't really call myself a fan of the urban fantasy genre. My reading selections are largely limited to action thrillers (most of them from friends of mine) and research for my own novels. My friend Fiona Skye's first entry in the Revelations Trilogy, TAMING SHADOWS (previously known as FAERIE TALES) sat on my shelf for a couple of years until I ran into her at a promotional event and bought her second one. She made me promise that I would sit down and read her works soon. Feeling bad I had pr [...]

    12. Faerie Tales is the first book of the "Revelations" trilogy by Fiona Skye. Ms. Skye can be found on Twitter (@FionaSkyeWriter), Google+ (+Fiona Skye) or at her blog (fiona-skye/). I met her on Twitter and she gave me a copy of Faerie Tales for an honest review. You can find the book on (amzn/1imESg0).***************************Riley O'Rourke is a werejaguar responsible for exposing the world of the Preternatural to the rest of Humanity. But not all the things that go bump in the night are happy [...]

    13. Alas that I cannot rate 3.5 stars. I would, and it'll round up to 4 for . So there.Paranormal fantasy is the breakfast cereal of my reading menu: a default choice, a guaranteed, all-nutrients-included basic entertainment value. It feeds the hungry imagination even when there's nothing outstanding to make it memorable. This book is a nice, full bowl of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. That is praise. I LOVE CFSBs. I ate up Taming Shadows in an evening (what, don't you eat cereal for dessert? I do.) [...]

    14. It took me less than 24 hours to finish this story, which is a testament to how entertaining it is.Riley O'Rourke (forgive me if my spelling's off) is a reporter in Tuscon who covers the city's crime beat. She's also a Critter, which means she turns into a Jaguar if her life is threatened, or the moon is full. She successfully keeps her condition secret, until a well-publicized incident involving her mentor and friend--a 3,000-year-old vampire named Onyx--outs the existence of preternatural bein [...]

    15. ** I received this book in exchange for an honest review. ** I loved this book from start to finish! I even loved it after I finished since it included all of the recipes from the food described within the story! I am all about books and food!! The plot of the story was something that was original, even if it contained the usually type of characters (vampires, werewolves, humans, shape shifters). It took on so many different twists and turns and had even the requisite romance that most stories h [...]

    16. Taming Shadows by Fiona Skye is an exciting urban fantasy full of some of my favorite creatures and is served with a side of sizzling romance. Riley is a strong female character, but I love that she still has personal demons to slay to make her even stronger. David is a fantastic character with just the right mix of sweet and strong. All of the characters are well written, and the minor characters, such as Aine and Orla, are every bit as enjoyable as the main characters. Some of the fantasy crea [...]

    17. *I was given a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*First, I absolutely LOVED this book. It kept me hooked the whole way through it. Fiona did such an amazing job with everything in this book. I could hear the dialects in my head they were so well written out. I also loved the titles of the chapters, they got me hooked on the chapter and I would tell myself okay one more then I will go to bed. I found myself falling asleep reading more then once because I [...]

    18. I can't wait for Silver Shackles!!! I had the opportunity to read the story before its completion, and I have to say I'm very happy with how it turned out. One of my favorite parts of this story is the way the author described her jaguar-side. I LOVE getting little tidbits about how she thinks and feels compared to her Human side and that's something I feel is often left out in supernatural books I have read. This was a great, catchy and quick read with lots of lore and suspense woven into it. I [...]

    19. Fiona is one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to fill up my Kindle with her books! Thrilling and detailed, this story follows the life of a shifter that is both familiar and new. I finished this book in less than a week. I couldn't put it down! Even the quirks of the main character seeped into my subconscious and after reading the book picked up a bag of gummy worms. Take a chance on Riley O'Rourke and you will not be disappointment. She kicks butt and has a healthy love of food. There's [...]

    20. This is a fun story about Riley O'Rourke, a news reporter who inadvertently revealed to the world the existence of preternatural creatures. The enjoyable part of the book, for me, was the relatable character of Riley and Daniel, the main love interest of Riley. Riley is a werejaguar and David is human. Or is he?The world building was interesting, the characters believable and engaging and the tension well-crafted. That I have to wait now, for the next, is a bummer. So, Ms. Skye, write faster!Tho [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this Urban Fantasy. The characters are set in the real world though at one point they enter an alternative realm that is well set up. I liked that this is based after humans have discovered that preternatural creatures exist. Actually that bit fascinated me and I hope the author might go back and explore the immediate effects of this phenomena in another book. This one sets our hero, a jaguar shifter, on a mission that involves shifters, vampires and the most aggressive carries [...]

    22. With carefully developed characters, intricate plot, and twists that I never saw coming "Taming Shadows" does not cease to entertain. The start of the book threw me off track in terms of predicting plot and Skye came up with something I could not have thought of for where the first chapter began. I loved that she was able to do that. Minus a few stylized writing preferences that I was not a fan of, this book will definitely hook you in quickly and keep you there through to the end!

    23. This story was really good. I adore Riley and love where Fiona Skye took the story. I like the relationships and interactions and how Riley is woman enough to stand up for herself but still be afraid sometimes. This story is very catchy and I was glad I got it as an audiobook so I could listen on the long rides home and get it done faster than I would have normally this week. Love it!

    24. This is no typical Snow White. The heroine in this tale is a shapeshifter with ties to the Fae. A story with interesting ideas and lovable characters. A fun and exciting read!There were a lot of formatting issues, but I may've gotten an older copy because the cover art on mine is different than the current one available.

    25. This has some really great recipes at the end of the book!This book was completely not my cup of teaI liked the concepts and they were quite interesting, but I also prefer young adult.I'm not going to rate. I think it would be unfair and misleading to give it any rating because she was not writing to my audience.

    26. I'll keep this one short. I really loved this book! One enjoyable ride from start to finish.I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good contemporary fantasy featuring shape-shifters, witches, vampires, and faeries. I'm so looking forward to book 2!

    27. I have a wish list with books I want to give family when they ask what i want. This book was at the top of my wish list when I won it. The book started out slow for me then picked up speed. Personally i would have liked more action, but on the whole it was a god read.

    28. This story was compelling enough that I finished it, but there were too many little things that annoyed me, particularly once she meets the Sidhe.

    29. Great world building filled with rich, well thought out characters. In the crowded field of Modern Fantasy, this one stand out for all the right reasons.

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