Extinguishing Shadows

A New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

Fiction - Paranormal
327 Pages
Reviewed on 09/04/2023
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Author Biography

An eternal scholar, Heather Beal best prefers delving into the worlds of fantasy and the supernatural. The “what if” is what fascinates her most. Since retiring from the Navy, she has settled in Seabeck, Washington where power outages in winter are a guarantee. She splits her time between non profit work, writing, spending her time with her husband, raising two children, and taking care of two black cats who think themselves dogs. Still searching for her own super powers, she delights in the imaginary friends that whisper their stories into her ear, hoping their words will one day be read by others.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Demetria Head for Readers' Favorite

Extinguishing Shadows by Heather Beal is a riveting tale that delves into the intertwined worlds of vampires and viajantes, two ancient immortal species that have managed to coexist for centuries. Set against a backdrop of danger and secrecy, the story follows Mara, a young viajante, whose life was forever altered when her family was brutally murdered by vampires. Now an adult, Mara set out on a journey to uncover the truth behind the attack and a mysterious prophecy linked to her fate. The narrative opens with a captivating scene where Mara finds herself pursued by ominous forces. The suspense builds as she employs her unique abilities to outwit her pursuers and protect her identity. The story takes unexpected turns as Mara navigates a world rife with danger, deception, and hidden motives.

The dynamics between the immortal species are intricately explored, and Mara's encounters with vampires showcase the stark differences between the two groups. Heather Beal weaves a complex web of emotions, alliances, and conflicts that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Mara's character is a blend of vulnerability and strength, and her determination to seek justice for her family is both relatable and inspiring. The supporting cast, including the enigmatic vampires and the various characters she encounters, adds depth to the story's tapestry. The writing style is engaging, with well-paced action sequences and introspective moments that allow readers to connect with the participants' thoughts and emotions. The narrative is interwoven with mysteries, prophecies, and unforeseen revelations, creating a compelling layer of intrigue. Extinguishing Shadows offers a unique take on the vampire genre by introducing the viajantes and exploring the consequences of their interactions. The story combines elements of fantasy and suspense, creating a page-turner that will captivate readers from start to finish. Beal's narrative expertise and vivid storytelling make this book a must-read for fans of paranormal fiction, immersing them in a world where shadows hold secrets that are waiting to be extinguished.