This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Touched by Darkness is a work of fiction in the horror, suspense, and paranormal drama subgenres and was penned by author Barb Shadow. Written for the adult reading audience, the work contains scenes of graphic violence and forms the fourth book in the From the Darkness series, though it can be read as a standalone. Parker Davies has been banished from his own life by a thieving demon, but he spies a way to end his purgatory when he encounters former paranormal investigator Amanda Harper. With new neighbors up to their own creepy goings-on, the last thing she needs is Parker’s problems, but they are coming her way all the same.
Author Barb Shadow weaves together a series of truly unfortunate events in this highly engaging tale of dark dealings, demons, and cries for help. One of my favorite characters had to be Tommy, who begins the novel as a typical trope of a ‘horror movie creepy child’, but develops in several surprising ways as the story plays out. Central figures Parker and Amanda had a really intriguing dynamic and bring out some interesting emotional parallels and clashes in one another, which adds realism to the supernatural scenarios they find themselves in and kept me invested in the novel’s action-packed race to its conclusion. I also enjoyed the dialogue immensely and found it useful for the exposition of the storyline rather than huge chunks of prose. Overall, I would certainly recommend Touched by Darkness to fans of the existing series, and new horror readers seeking to discover an author with a true talent for ghoulish storytelling.