Evans Goodreads Author. From the author of Skin Deep --a novel of passion, power, and paranormal suspense Samantha Quinn has been in the dark since age six, when her parents sacrificed her sight in a Satanic ritual. She is trying to get over her demonic past, but horrific lifelike visions haunt her. Her intuition gets stronger and clearer after a wild, adrenaline-fueled sexual encounter with From the author of Skin Deep --a novel of passion, power, and paranormal suspense Her intuition gets stronger and clearer after a wild, adrenaline-fueled sexual encounter with Jace, her brother's childhood friend.
And now Samantha is more tormented than ever by what she can "see"-and by what she felt in that forbidden encounter Samantha must now prevent the deaths she sees in her premonitions and protect her body from the same demon from her twisted childhood. Her dark curse reveals that Jace will be the next victim, and it is crystal clear that she must destroy the demon to protect her love.
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Jun 23, Catherine rated it it was ok Shelves: crime-police-mystery-private-invest , assassin-killer-bounty-hunter , demons , read , romance , sucked , contemporary , series , fantasy-paranormal-sci-fi , deaf-mute-blind-mad. This book had a great deal of potential, but I just couldn't get into it. In the beginning I was mildly entertained with a few moments of great enjoyment here or there. But, by the end, any enjoyment I had was over. The end seemed like a hot mess. It was like a bunch of elements were thrown into it in the hope that it would work.
It didn't. I liked the fact that Samantha was blind. I thought it was nice to see a character shown to be confident and strong even with a trait that would traditionally This book had a great deal of potential, but I just couldn't get into it. I thought it was nice to see a character shown to be confident and strong even with a trait that would traditionally be seen as a drawback.
I liked how Samantha slyly put on revealing clothes and never let on that she knew what she looked like in them.
I also like that she wasn't portrayed as a poor timid virgin waiting for a man to rescue her from her disability. She's had relationships, she's even had sex a lot more than once. Samantha's interactions with her brother irritated me. I, personally, do not like to read about characters who humor their pushy, interfering relatives. Just like in real life, I just don't understand those people. This is your life? Why are you letting them act that way just to humor them? When she did try to stand up to her brother she came off as more of a petulant child than a grown woman.
I swear I felt the walls closing in every time he was in a scene. Jace was not a character I particularly enjoyed. He was one of those emo guys who whines and broods throughout the whole story. He was afraid he was too rough in sex to be with Samantha. I just wanted to slap him and tell him to get over it and man up.
If you don't want to be with someone, don't hang around them. Quit being such a tease.
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The sex scenes were kind of hot, but they stopped before the finish so often it became really irritating. I liked the thought of the world that was created. I wish sex wasn't used as the gateway for Samantha's ability though. I was on Jace's side when he got pissed about being used. The description of the demon's were interesting, but the role Stephen played seemed like it didn't really fit.
Also, the girl who Samantha met at the end seemed to come out of nowhere. I felt there were too many times of the world building not making sense.
Add that to characters I didn't really enjoy Well, I won't be reading the next book. View all 7 comments. Apr 16, Tori rated it really liked it Shelves: arc , review-for-smexybooks.
Favorite Quote: "Do you want to die dirty and hungry and with a killer case of blue balls? As Samantha has gotten older she has tried to forget that horrific night but her eyesight has been replaced with something else. Something sinister and evil. Samantha has terrifying lifelike visions of murder.
When she has a hot and wild sexual encounter with her brothers best friend Jace For now Samantha not only "sees" Jace's death, she also sees her own possession by the same demon from her childhood. Samantha may be blind but she is hardly incapacitated. She is completely independent to her brother's high handed concern. Jace Lu is a bounty hunter.
Half Chinese and half Italian he is as gorgeous as he is dangerous. Jace hasn't seen Samantha in a long time but is amazed and angry at how attracted he is to her. As he tries to man handle her into leaving the deserted lot he found her in she infuriates him to the point where he has to show her who is in control. And after some panty ripping, hot, and nasty loving in front of God and everyone Sam realizes that she can see. Actually see.
For a brief moment her interaction with Jace restored her eyesight. It also triggers a vision in which she sees Jace die. Determined to save Jace she tries to explain it all to him but he thinks she's hallucinating and doesn't believe her. After a trip to see Sam's brother Stephan, Jace realizes that things are not what they seem and his need to protect her is getting stronger. Determined to leave her for her own good he finds he is unable to. As Sam becomes the target of more and more attempts on her life, Jace realizes that Sam's visions are real and she is in danger.
This is my first time with this author and I am very impressed. An incredibly dark and erotic urban fantasy, Shadow Marked grabs you by the hand and drags you through it's twisted portals. Sam is an enigma. After being blinded by her own parents during a demon summoning ritual, rather then wallow in self pity she has taken her life and made it her own. Independent and feisty she takes no crap from anyone. But she is not an alpha female but more the omega. Jace is a rough and tumble bounty hunter with the face of an angel and a body made for sin.
Jace likes to be in control of everything and keeps his heart barricaded behind a thick wall. Sam is the only one who can break through that barrier and make Jace lose his infamous control. Watching Sam and Jace navigate to and through a relationship is breathtaking.
Or rather, it's watching Jace realize that loving someone doesn't mean he loses a part of himself but rather gains something much more precious. Demons have become public and are somewhat "protected" by the government. Bounty hunters like Jace merely capture and relocate demons from over populated areas. But there are new demons are emerging like nothing that has ever been seen before and only a blind women, Sam, can see them.
As Sam's past comes back to haunt her, she and Jace must race to stop an epic infestation of massive proportion. I really don't want to say much more as the book has so many twists and turns it's almost impossible not to drop a spoiler. Well written and mesmerizing, I found myself not wanting it to end. Evans dark plot meshes well with the romantic side of the book; often taking the forefront. I would have loved a little more hands on action between Jace and Sam. The beginning had so much promise but then after that you sense their attraction more than you actually see.
All in all I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely be waiting for her second in this series, Demon Marked, which releases in January Rating: 4. View all 3 comments. Mar 29, Laurie Garrison rated it liked it Shelves: paranormal-romance.