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Playing with Shadows [Kindle Edition]

Sasha L. Miller
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Corin is nearly done with his term amongst the priests. In a matter of months, he'll be able to return home and leave his miserable days in the temple behind him. He's tired of lazy priests and tired of stories of demon shadows that move of their own volition.

Then Corin starts to see things, and the priests begin to act strange, and he begins to wonder … is he losing his mind, or are the shadows more than they seem?

This story was written for the Love is Always Write event at the M/M Romance Group on GoodReads.

Note that this book is a free read offered by Less Than Three Press. We are working to price match this book to the $0.00 price offered at other retail locations. All proceeds from this book before Amazon matches the price will be donated to The Point Foundation, an LGBT scholarship foundation that provides financial support to at-risk gay and lesbian students.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 207 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Less Than Three Press; 1 edition (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C54UVCQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,947 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dark 12 Aug 2013
By Furio
Format:Kindle Edition
Despite the fantasy setting, this short story reads much more like a horror and I have classified it accordingly.

Ms Miller creates an adequately oppressing atmosphere striking the exact balance to make her story creepy but without having her reader wondering why the lead does not simply run away: if a setting is too menacing, infact, the author must also devise an excuse to prevent her characters from fleeing it.
The theocracy she establishes as political background not only contributes to the bleak atmosphere but it also allows the reader some uncomfortable parallels with our reality.

While the story could have been longer, it does not feel underdeveloped. Writing is good, the two leads are well outlined and the plot is tight.

That said, I am not a great fan of horror and I only held out because I knew there was going to be a HEA.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be misled by the word priest 12 April 2013
By KMFrontain - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Yet another review before mine that is totally unfair. I read this story first on Smashwords and forgot to leave a review. This is a story set in a fictional world of magic. The priests are men who guard against evil: monsters, malevolent magic and the like. But there is something nasty going on with the upper echelon of the monastery.

This story is a combination glbt romance and thriller fantasy mystery. Ignore the earlier review. I enjoyed this story and recommend it to those who like the fantasy (as in magic and sorcery) genre.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dark 12 Aug 2013
By Furio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Despite the fantasy setting, this short story reads much more like a horror and I have classified it accordingly.

Ms Miller creates an adequately oppressing atmosphere striking the exact balance to make her story creepy but without having her reader wondering why the lead does not simply run away: if a setting is too menacing, infact, the author must also devise an excuse to prevent her characters from fleeing it.
The theocracy she establishes as political background not only contributes to the bleak atmosphere but it also allows the reader some uncomfortable parallels with our reality.

While the story could have been longer, it does not feel underdeveloped. Writing is good, the two leads are well outlined and the plot is tight.

That said, I am not a great fan of horror and I only held out because I knew there was going to be a HEA.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Here's my opinion.... 5 July 2013
By Dabookworm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am an avid reader, and I freely admit that I do not always leave reviews. Some people may think that is not correct way of doing things. However if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing. I am ready to leave my review (even went back to reread other peoples to compare). I truly liked this short story. I will agree that it took me a tiny bit longer to become absorbed into it than usual for me. But, absorbed I did become. I loved the small glimpses of a world that can be expanded upon. The author didn't try to overdo the scene and settings. Just enough to be clear, give you your visual, and let you use your imagination. Once your sucked in the story moves along at a wonderful speed. The authors mc are quite easy to like and root for. Personally I would very much like to see this world expanded upon and the development of the mc and their relationship with each other. A very nice read especially for the price (free... and since it is give a read).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Wonderful about Corin's Life's Journey 7 Mar 2014
By Daniel Bowen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What motivated me to read this free download was I had great experiences reading m/m books written for various contests. So even though Playing with Shadows is extremely short, I felt I'd get a worthwhile experience. I was right.

I saw this as a journey in Corin's maturity from a young man into a man. He was chosen to serve the Priests with the goal of learning humility and obedience. Yes, he learned that under tough conditions but the longer he was there, the more he gained. Corin was portrayed as one without friends, expected to do whatever the Priests ask, and survive with little food and inadequate sleeping conditions.

Did Corin complain? No, he wasn't a whiner. Instead he looked forward to when his year's service was up. He sought the positive aspects of each job -- Of being in the sunshine while sweeping the roof. We learn enough about Corin to prepare for his future.

Priests are usually characterized as either pompus or extremely evil. Well, this story hits on one and it reflects the title well. So yes this can be seen as a dark book but there isn't any torture, whipping, or other humble acts of belittling -- It's just not there. Instead the darkness within the temple walls are sinister. Scary. Borderline myth, whether Corin believes or not.

I was invested enough in this 65 page work that when I was done, I was hitting the author's webpage, looking for a continuing story. I'd love to see Corin evolve to be a valued member of society, rising way above his humble farming background. And his relationship with his mentor - I'd love to see how that progresses. Corin is so honest, I know he'd be a wonderful main character to follow and I'd be cheering on his progress.

Please. Another book! -- Dan's Wife
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadows 4 Oct 2013
By Melanie Van Oss - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this story and wish there was more to it. For a free short story it was well beyond what I thought it would be. I didn't notice any huge grammer mistakes and found the story to be fast paced and engaging. I also found that I could easily identify with the main characters as I myself am an older sibling. I would reccomend it to a friend if I knew that they liked this kind of story.
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