Review by: Stacy Palm
It's a couple weeks after Christmas, but the presents continue to roll in. I received this novella directly from the author for an honest review. I have to say that I very much love spending time in the "In Shadow" world! Let's talk a minute about the fairly new trend of providing readers additional insight into characters and lands with the release of novellas. At first, I was not a fan of this trend because I feared for the antiquated individual who choose books over e-readers; how would they know about these side stories, would they miss vital information because they lacked technology, and would this audience be forgotten over time for choosing not to change with the times? However, after reading and reviewing many of these novellas, including this one, I have to say that authors are doing a fine job of weaving additional tales into the worlds without forgetting that some readers may not have access to these stories, while those of us who are desperate to spend additional time in the world while waiting for the next release can enjoy these brief rendezvous with our most beloved characters.
Now to this tale, Iced in Shadow picks up after book 2 in the series and is a delightful holiday tale! It is true to Ms. Luhrs good form and includes lots of fun and romance. This novel also gives us a bit more information on Hamish, who I hear will be a central character in the next release! There are insights into all of our favorite characters and many moments that had me laughing. I have to add a personal note here, and those of you who read book 2 "Desired by Shadow" know that children abound in the books ending. I happen to work for a home for foster children in Texas, and truly love the element of providing homes and safety for the children while the world is in the midst of chaos. Kudos to Ms. Luhrs for remembering the children.
Anyone who has read a book in this series will benefit from picking this novella up, as there are a few moments that will lend details into the relationship between Hamish and Colin. I recommend this series to anyone looking for a different sort of paranormal romance that is both enticing and amusing.