Out of the Shade is an urban fantasy tale with little bit of everything and highly enjoyable. The main character is Gabrielle a faerie. She is just so fun to read about. She is funny and accident prone, but can get the job done. She is like every female character you love all rolled into one. The guys are just smoking hot and Ms. Barr has done an excellent job of the alpha qualities in both. The sexual tension can be felt by all. I loved all of the different supernaturals including dragons, faerie, demons, and vampires. This story is well written with an engaging plot, as well as lovable characters, action, romance, and mystery. It is all wrapped up into one great beginning of a series!
Gabrielle Tate is a detective with the Supernatural Task Force. Her job is to find out who/what is leaving drained corpses. With her partner going AOL she is forced to partner with vampire Damien in finding the killer/killers. Then add in that demons are trying to destroy the humans and the body count rising, you get a fabulous read. Will Gabrielle save the humans in time?
Faeries that carry katanas and guns instead of sprinkling magic dust and granting wishes. Dragons that reanimate the dead. Drug-crazed goblins terrorizing neighborhoods. Illegal demons attempting to conjure the alter ego of an Egyptian goddess.
Sounds like something out of a nightmare, right? Wrong. It’s my everyday life.
Welcome to the Shade, where all the creatures of myth hang out and where I, Detective Gabrielle Tate of the Supernatural Task Force, police them. My partner is AWOL and my sexy dragon boss is leaving nothing to chance as we deal with goblins high on Escape and a serial killer—or worse, a nest of rogue vampires—leaving the drained corpses of faeries and cops all over town.
And then there’s the psychotic demons trying to conjure the goddess Hathor’s alter ego, Sekhmet, to destroy humanity. As a faery and direct descendent of Hathor, I’m eager to manifest her power and use it to combat evil. At the same time, I need to learn how to control the accompanying bloodlust. How? By taking lessons from the charismatic leader of the local vampire clan, of course.
If you thought the mean streets of Detroit were tough, you’ve never seen the Shade.