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Glamour & Shadows
Glamour & Shadows Book 1
by Robert Hazelton
Genre: Urban Fantasy
260 pages
From the Author of Drown the Heart and Creative Spark, this is where the
Society stories all begin with a dimming of the lights.
Monsters Exist
Only the Society keeps humanity blissfully ignorant of the dangers that
lurk within every shadow.
Incubus Detective Algiers Stanton and his fairy partner Ophelia Dupre have
been working together for quite a while. One serious, one not so
much, they make a perfect team; complementing each other even as one
grates on the other’s nerves.
When they’re called upon to investigate a grisly murder thought to be
committed by a shapeshifter, it looks like a routine case of clean &
close, everyone happy. But the complications of a millennia old
organization refuse to go quietly under the rug and when the past
rises up to shake the very pillars of the Society, the two
detective’s lives may change forever in the process.
The shadows await!
My Review
4 stars

Algiers Stanton is an incubus and works with Ophelia Dupre a fairy. Together they investigate murders while keeping the paranormal world hidden from humans. They are called in to investigate a murder caused by a werewolf. But what should be a simple murder case goes wrong and Stanton and Dupre find themselves in trouble in the middle of political turmoil.

I really enjoyed this story. Stanton and Dupre are perfect partners. They complement each other almost like an old married couple. I loved the snark from both of them. The story is well written and quickly drew me in.

This story has a little bit of everything thing in it and will appeal to almost everyone. This is my first story from Robert Hazelton but it will not be my last. I can’t wait to see what Stanton and Dupre get into next.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

Nightlife Interrupted
Glamour & Shadows Book 2
221 pages
From the Author of Glamour & Shadows, Drown the Heart and Creative
Spark comes a vampire story with heart, soul and a twenty-sided die.
Roll for Initiative
Vinny Presaro has it made. A newly created vampire, he owns the hottest
game store in town, wiling away his nights with role playing and
graphic novels. His life would be idyllic if not for his terrible
luck with romance and the vivid, disturbing dreams he has every
couple weeks. They seemed like mere fantasy so he did his best to
write them off (the dreams, sure but also the chances of being near a
woman without her nervously eyeing the door).
His latest nightmare came in the form of an apocalyptic scene complete
with rivers of blood, pieces of people and a demonic girl dancing
amongst the carnage. When she comes walking into the store, he’s
faced with the possibility that he could be having premonitions and
not a chemical reaction to bottled blood.
Vinny reaches out to investigator Ophelia Dupre to help him understand his
revelation. Unfortunately, she has some trouble with Vampires so
their working relationship is strained to say the least. Armed with
pop culture references, preconceived notions and a couple big guns,
these two very well may be the only thing standing between the world
and the end of days.
We might be in trouble
  My Review
5 stars

Vinny Presaro has recently become a vampire and he loves it. He has a very popular game store things are going well. Well, it could be perfect if he didn’t creep out the ladies. Then he starts having very vivid dreams and thinks nothing of it. But when Presaro sees a woman that walks into his store straight out of the nightmare the night before he starts thinking that they might not be dreams but prophecies. He goes to the only person he knows that can help, Ophelia Dupre.

Ophelia is willing to work with Presaro even if she has issues with vampires, or in this case it might be one vampire in particular. But both are going to work together with all the snare and action as Glamour and Shadows had. I love how well Dupre and Presaro fit together. There are constant one liner’s that keep the humor high in such a dangerous case.

Nightlife Interrupted is everything Glamour and Shadows is plus so much more. I really enjoy this series and will have to buy the rest of the books to find out where Robert Hazelton is going to take this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

The Hermes Foundation
Glamour & Shadows Book 3
258 pages
From the Author of Glamour & Shadows and Nightlife Interrupted comes
the third book set in the world of the Society.
Magic is Real
Lillian Bowan has seen a lot. A former war correspondent turned struggling
journalist, she has been searching for the one story which will
satisfy her ambition, to be part of something meaningful. When she
rushed down for a coveted TV spot covering a gas main explosion, she
never dreamed it would put her on a dangerous path of discovery.
Nicolas Chabrier lives in a world of demons and mysticism, where vampires are
real and shape shifters stalk the night. An independent wizard
trained by an esoteric group outside the bounds of reality, he tries
to keep a low profile out of the supernatural spotlight. When he
saves Lillian from a demonic incursion and tries to erase her memory,
he finds something far more insidious than a random invasion.
But not always wondrous
The Midnight Turn
Glamour & Shadows Book 4
202 pages
Hollywood beckons!
Genevieve St. Claire’s novel The Midnight Turn became a big hit when it was
initially released. Her meteoric ride to genre fame brought her to
various conventions, talk shows and workshops across the country.
When a movie producer decides to option the book for a big budget
movie, her head spins with the possibilities, especially since she
can’t claim the rights to her first book, a well-known horror novel
published in 1818…
Gen’s second dive into literature was inspired by her vampire creator,
Christian Lark, an unpredictable and romantic figure she’s polished
into something a modern audience can tolerate. Enter the proposed
leading man, Jacob Moran, wizard and descendant of the Lark line. His
semblance is uncanny, his youth intoxicating but there’s also Allan
Taylor, the handsome screenwriter hired to adapt the book.
With half a dozen lives intermingling amidst the chaos of film production,
The Midnight Turn explores a human experience through the eyes of the
supernatural.
Enjoy the show!
Dark Side of the Vale
Glamour & Shadows Book 5
295 pages
A Messy Crime
A seemingly normal family is murdered, their home turned into a
horrifying scene of torture and chaos. Their deaths follow a pattern,
an extreme version of three serial killers terrorizing the country.
The Society steps in to explore any supernatural angle the case may
present and begin to work with Special Agent Rebecca Marsh of a newly
formed FBI group code named The Park. Versed in all manner of
paranormal creatures, she is to act as an ambassador to ensure humans
and monsters can work together.
Such a dramatic change comes as quite the shock to Incubus detective
Algiers Stanton and his fairy partner Ophelia Dupre. They land the
case and the task of playing politics with their new human colleague.
After spending years ensuring humans never learn about them, this
goes against everything they know but they’ll need all the help
they can get to stop the murderers before they strike again. For
these fiends are not merely ending lives, they are collecting
ingredients for a sinister plan, one which may destroy the world as
we know it.
The Detectives Have Returned
Fairy Tale Ending
Glamour & Shadows Book 6
214 pages
Desperation Breeds Obedience
Renard Martin lives a simple life. As a hitman for a Society bigwig, he
takes on targets the former Cleaners used to handle. As a graduate of
the infamous Lark sanctum, he’s a dangerous and irreverent person
who has no desire to remain beholden to anyone. After his family was
brutally murdered, he thought he lost them all but then he heard a
rumor. His sister Victoria may still be alive and the vampire Marius
Sontag promised to help him find her…for the price of becoming an
assassin.
Belia Dellacroix never got to live for herself. The ward of an ancient
vampire, every event of her existence has been carefully planned,
governed and censored. This has not left her without guile, however
and once she discovered the grim fate her guardian had in store for
her, she took drastic action. Stepping out means incredible risk and
so she turns to the only person she can in her carefully designed
world: a certain Society hitman looking for something dear to him.
But will Renard prove too unpredictable and harsh for her needs? Holding
leverage over his head might well be the most dangerous thing she’s
ever done but desperate times call for desperate measures. Without
him, she’ll be an unwilling sacrifice, killed for a chance to claim
ancient power but if she can keep her protector on track and under
control, she may just get the fairy tale ending she’s always hoped for.
The Lark Legacy
A Prequel to The Hermes Foundation
Glamour & Shadows Book 7
Without Direction
Ruby Lark comes from a long line of curious and reckless wizards. Her
father, Henry Lark, runs a strict sanctum where students are taught
through a brutal curriculum of harsh consequences and cruelty. He
seems to have some nebulous purpose for her in mind but his
dispassion and formality have kept them apart, master and student
instead of parent and child. With no friends, no recourse and no
sanctuary, she steeled herself for a life of service to a cause she
would probably never understand.
Mortimer Dampton started at the Lark Sanctum at the end of his education. A
brash, charming wizard, he comes with a wealth of necromantic
knowledge. Henry assigns him to partner with Ruby, who instantly
takes a dislike to his overly familiar, roguish personality. But he
may just hold the key to her salvation, even as he begins to defy the
edicts of her father, sending them both on a course to their fates.
Without Limits
Robert Hazelton has been writing short fiction, novels and music his entire
life. As the founding member of Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society
and a long time member of the band Abney Park, he has traveled
extensively and performed countless shows in exotic locales.
Robert writes in a variety of genres but keeps drifting back to modern
fantasy/horror. He considers Elizabeth Moon, Frank Herbert, and
Steven Pressfield to be his biggest influences.
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