Welcome to the
FANTASTICAL READS EVENT
P.L. Blair and her fantasy novel
Shadow Path, Book 1 in the Portals Series
with a Rafflecopter Giveaway!
This book is THE book that got me hooked on the fantasy genre. I originally read Shadow Path and published the following review back in January 2012.
Elves and ogres and hobgoblins, oh my!
Can you imagine a world where a door is opened up to the "Otherside," which is a magical place that mythical creatures and beings from folklore actually exist, then enter our world to live and work among us? I couldn't, at least that is until I picked up P.L. BLAIR'S first novel in her PORTALS SERIES, SHADOW PATH.
SHADOW PATH is a combination fantasy, suspense novel that I fell in love with from the very first line. I dare you! Download a sample and read it! You'll be hooked. I couldn't put it down. The storyline of Shadow Path takes place in our world with the readers following the main characters, Corpus Christi police detective Kat Morales and her elven partner, Tevis McLeod, in a murder investigation of an ogre who has been slain at the edge of an alley. I truly enjoyed the interaction between Kat and Tevis, and I'm looking forward to reading more of the Portals series to see where P.L. Blair's imagination takes them and me.
I am amazed at the creativity of P.L. Blair and the beautiful writing style that picked me up and carried me away into the lives of Kat and Tevis as well as other creatures I hadn't given any thought to since childhood. Ms. Blair with her excellent story telling made them all come alive for me. This is absolutely a MUST READ!
Kudos to P.L. BLAIR and SHADOW PATH for being nominated by the PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD as one of the best reads in the YA Category for 2011! Congratulations!
UPDATE: Shadow Path took 2nd Place in its category in the 2012 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Awards.
I've reached into my archives and found the video that I originally posted on my blog from back in January 2012, introducing readers to Ms. Blair and this wonderful series. Please note that I so appreciated this book, I had a book discussion at the time for it. That discussion is now closed, so please disregard any mention of it in the video.
Magic and crime. Agatha Christie meets J.R.R. Tolkien in “Shadow Path,” the first book in the new Portals series by author P.L. Blair.
An Ogre murdered with a rune-inscribed sword is just the beginning as Kat Morales, a very human detective on the Corpus Christi, Texas, police force, and her Elf partner Tevis McLeod follow a blood trail that leads to Pixies, necromancy and Magic of the Blackest kind ... to its climax in a stronghold Between worlds, where Tevis must duel spell for spell with a former lover who wants to see her old flame extinguished permanently.