Shadow Magic (Macabre Academy #1) by Sherry J. Soule ~ #BookTour #Excerpt

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Shadow Magic
Macabre Academy Book 1
by Sherry Soule
Genre: Paranormal Mystery Romance

Ghost summoning? No biggie. Raising the dead? Bring it on. Solving my sister’s sudden disappearance? A bit more complicated…

I’m Serena LeStrange, a necromancer who prefers to hide her freakishly fabulous skills from others. Only my sister makes me feel less of a weirdo, so when she mysteriously vanishes from college, I enroll at Macabre Academy to start my own investigation.

Except this is no ordinary school for the magically inclined, it’s home to all monsters—even the most dangerous ones. And after meeting an incredibly gorgeous vampire and a sinfully hot reaper, I find myself entangled in a passionate, yet forbidden, flirtation. To complicate matters, I get stuck with a ghostly genie sidekick and suspect a sinister sorority of misdeeds.

But to solve the mystery, I’ll need all the help I can get. Someone at Macabre knows what happened to my sister, and I won’t stop until I dig up the truth.

Unfortunately, some dark secrets prefer to stay buried.

Do you enjoy not-so-cozy paranormal mysteries, slow burn romances, and unconventional heroines?

Welcome to Macabre Academy, the first spellbinding book in a paranormal mystery romance trilogy!
PG-13: *No F-bombs, sex (slow burn), or graphic violence, but there are steamy kisses.
Heroine: A quirky supernatural Nancy Drew.
Premise: An older university-age paranormal academy series with mystery and light humor.

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The vampire tilted his head. “Sure you’re all right?”

His voice sounded deep and smooth, with a rumbling power that interrupted my lust-induced trance. Blake offered me his hand, and I slipped mine into his. His palm was incredibly warm and sent a rush of anticipation right through me. He pulled me to my feet and released his hold. 

Okay, hormones, settle down. You can’t lust after a hot vampire. What if…oh, no. What if he had me in his thrall! I was being hypnotized by all that magnificent male sexiness.

“I’m extremely late. No, uh, thrall—thank you,” I stuttered and turned to flee, embarrassed over my incoherent babbling. 

“Wait,” the vampire said. “Why were those werewolves harassing you?” 

I stopped and whirled. “Bad karma? Mistaken identity?”

Blake rubbed the back of his neck. “I thought one of them was your boyfriend and you’d had a fight.”

“Who’s got time to date? Let alone, those hairy mutts. I’d spend all of my time shaving his back hair.”

He chuckled, the sound richly masculine. I liked a guy who got my weird sense of humor.



Sherry Soule is a Multi-Genre Author, who lives in Northern California with her family and two spoiled rescue cats. She likes to surround herself with positive people and reads daily. 

Sherry writes exciting tales of passionate romance, epic drama, and thrilling suspense. Many of her books have been on the Amazon bestseller lists and nominated as top picks in the “Best Paranormal Romance” categories on numerous review sites.
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Brook Beorn
May 26, 2020 10:16 pm

Looks like an amazing book! Love it!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir
Seyma Bennett Shabbir
May 18, 2020 9:07 pm

The books looks perfect! Mystery and playfulness!

May 14, 2020 11:55 pm

Magical and a little sassy. Thanks for the recommendation.

May 14, 2020 6:17 am

I love the book cover, the colours as well it makes the book look fun and interesting

Katrina Dehart
Katrina Dehart
May 10, 2020 4:23 pm

Sounds so good!!

Jessy Yarrell
Jessy Yarrell
May 9, 2020 1:21 pm

I like the cover.

Jessy Yarrell
Jessy Yarrell
May 9, 2020 1:19 pm

I love the cover.

Ken Ohl
Ken Ohl
May 9, 2020 2:00 am

this cover is so intriguing my little niece would love this

May 8, 2020 6:54 pm

What an intriguing book! Great cover too.

Mary Kirkland
May 8, 2020 3:14 pm

I like the sound of this one.

steph y
steph y
May 8, 2020 11:35 am

I think my kid will love this book.

sherry c5hSs
May 8, 2020 9:22 am

i’ve read books like this one and enjoyed them a lot.
sherry @ fundinmental

May 8, 2020 8:53 am

Sounds so good I just downloaded it from Kindle Unlimited.