Publisher: Melange Books LLC
Publication Date: June 20, 2013
Origins: From Book Publicity Services for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
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Synopsis: Rayvin Woods, photographer and natural witch. She just wanted to start her life over again after a series of misadventures. She didn't count on rekindling a lost love when she came home to Talbot...or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life.
Grant Michaels, police officer. He thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger...but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it's too late?
Malcolm de Sade, cunning vampire, imprisoned underground for a year by Charlotte Fanning and Pike Mahonen ("Mist and Midnight", Midnight Thirsts). His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town…
Facing the past can be a nightmare. It's worse when a vampire is stalking you.
The Talbot Trilogy: Mist and Midnight (prequel), Wind and Shadow (1)
Review: After leaving Talbot when she was a teenager under a black cloud, Rayvin Woods thought she’d never step foot back into town. Now circumstances have made it so she has to return and thankfully, she has Andrea – her only friend in Talbot – she can lean on. As soon as Rayvin drives into Talbot, she’s pulled over by none other than Grant Michaels, the boy she had a crush on so long ago and who hates her with all his heart for her past. Little do they know, the construction around town has freed a vampire who was imprisoned a year ago by another witch, Charlotte, and who longs for another witch’s life – Rayvin’s. Will Grant and Rayvin be able to come to terms with their feelings to fight the evil which threatens them all? Overall, I enjoyed ‘Wind and Shadow’. I liked Rayvin and her ability to keep her head held high in the face of adversity. I loved the overarching story, learning about Rayvin’s history, the more traditional vampires, natural witches, and the tension between Rayvin and Grant. Knowing this is the first book of the trilogy, I wish the story was more drawn out as everything in 'Wind and Shadow' happened in less than a week. The ending wasn’t what I expected, but it suited the story and piqued my interest in reading the next book in the trilogy.