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Shades [Kindle Edition]

Valerie Douglas
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It was supposed to be a simple corporate training session. No one knew there would be hell to pay.

Creepy not gory, an edge of your seat page turner...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 472 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BOYT0TI
  • 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: #509,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors from almost every genre from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!

Happily married, she's companion to two dogs, four cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.

You can find more information at
www.valeriedouglasbooks.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric Horror 10 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shades is a gripping horror of the more psychological kind, in that it doesn't rely on shock and gore to overawe the reader.

No, atmospheric and richly composed, it lets the tension and the fear creep up on the reader as the dark story unfolds, just as the full terror sweeps up the characters in its hideous embrace.

Those characters are, for the most part, an unseemly bunch; what do you expect of self-serving and ambitious corporate execs, right? Indeed, but surprises are in store, and they are not all beyond redemption, but whether that can save any of them is entirely another matter.

It's a weekend away at an isolated summer house, an excuse for drinking and point-scoring, and enduring the cruel games of the Rainier Corp's boss, Jason. But there's no 'I' on this team -- as Jason makes clear, there is no team.

The weekend will prove just how true this proves, and it goes far beyond the mundane jostling for promotion.

For Mark and Nathan, of a different ilk to their peers, the weekend is supposed to be one final agony to endure before cutting loose from Rainier Corp and its sociopathic boss, but as they'll discover, there's more to Rainier than meets the eye -- and they won't be forgetting this weekend in a hurry.

Douglas has written a blinder; something a little different from the epic fantasy works that seem to be (to this reader, at least) her more better known fare, but it's written with the same rich detail, depth of character, and confident aplomb.

If there's one slight snag, it's the scattering of proofing errors that give a slight tarnish to the usual slick presentation encountered in the author's other other works. But they are, it must be said, slight and they certainly don't detract from the reading experience.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent story by Valerie Douglas.... 24 April 2013
By Donald Doss - Published on Amazon.com
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I have purchased every book that Valerie Douglas has written because I found that I liked each one .... even though they covered a lot of different genres. This one is kind of 'spooky' which I ordinarily wouldn't read but because it was Valerie Douglas I bought it and then read it in one go without putting it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of my seat. Page Turning! 9 Mar 2013
By PATCHES - Published on Amazon.com
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Mark and Nathan made the list for the next Corporate get away. The both have heard about this get away and not good things. Mark and Nathan have a very bad feeling not just from the long bus ride but upon reaching their destination. An old home that had seen much better days. An old home that held many secrets and did not want to give them away. The boss Jason has hand picked this batch for reason of his own. Now Mark and Nathan see that things do go bump in the night and in the day!

Masterfully Written! Edge of my seat page turning leave the lights on in every room. I can not say to much as I so don't want to give anything away. Ya that good and more. Creepy yet not gory. This is not a horror novel as it is a jump as you very carefully turn the pages!
I did leave my bedroom lights on after reading this book and yet I am drawn to wanting to reread it already!

I highly recommend this book!!

5 Stars
Patches
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down 20 July 2013
By Lostremnant - Published on Amazon.com
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What begins as a corporate retreat insisted upon by a sadistic CEO turns into a kaleidoscope of horror as the attendees battle not only for their lives but for their souls.

Ms Douglas gradually draws the net of terror tighter and tighter, beginning with the protagonists being isolated on a decaying estate in the middle of nowhere. It doesn't take long before it's noticed that there's something very wrong with the wildlife on the property....very wrong. And then there's the shadows.

The story was very well done, growing in intensity as it went on. You will not be bored by this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it 27 April 2013
By David Ramsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Mark and Nathan made the list for the next Corporate get away. The both have heard about this get away and not good things. Mark and Nathan have a very bad feeling not just from the long bus ride but upon reaching their destination. An old home that had seen much better days. An old home that held many secrets and did not want to give them away. The boss Jason has hand picked this batch for reason of his own. Now Mark and Nathan see that things do go bump in the night and in the day!

Masterfully Written! Edge of my seat page turning leave the lights on in every room. I can not say to much as I so don't want to give anything away. Ya that good and more. Creepy yet not gory. This is not a horror novel as it is a jump as you very carefully turn the pages!
I did leave my bedroom lights on after reading this book and yet I am drawn to wanting to reread it already!

I highly recommend this book!!

5 Stars
Patches
complimentary book given for a free review. juliesbookreview.blogspot.com
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth Much Money 13 Dec 2013
By Y. Harmon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A little hard to wrap my imagination around. If fact, I kept putting it down, losing interest. I'm not much interested in sex and cussing in a book. To me it detracts from the story. In my opinion, authors resort to this when they are weak in the genre.
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