Book Tour: Shadow Walker by Anya Cosgrove

Shadow Walker
Anya J. Cosgrove
Publication date: January 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

A newborn witch is rescued by two smoking-hot brothers. Can she unravel their dark secrets? Or will she lose her soul trying?

Alana sucks at witchcraft. Healing, telepathy, seeing through illusions… she can’t master any of it.

Sparring with the six-foot-three muscular Walker brothers doesn’t help her focus. Alana’s not about to let herself fall for a man—or a demon—especially not the ones that abducted her in an attempt to save her life.

When a bitter demon learns of Alana’s existence, he’ll stop at nothing to possess her and drive a wedge between the two brothers. If Alana can’t learn to use her powers, she’ll die. If she can’t discern illusion from reality, she’ll lose her mind.

Nothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows.

Demons, witches, forbidden love… visit the otherworld today.

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Check out this blogger extra from Anya:

Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy are my two favorite genres of all time. As such, I wanted to chat about why we love our demons/vampires/shifters so much.

But species don’t matter here as much as personalities. I tried to regroup the men in three categories, and I feel every character fall into one or more of the three.

The Alpha Hero

Examples: Jericho Barrons (Dark Fever), Derek Hale (Teen Wolf), Wrath (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

The Alpha hero is more popular in books than television. He usually never relents in his stubborn ways. He almost never shows vulnerability and hates to be contradicted, often resorting to strength or manipulation to get his way. The question of consent is sometimes raised in relation to this hero whether he tattoos the heroine without her approval or tears her clothes off.

I notice we often see sex scenes with Alpha heroes from the heroine’s POV, probably because they are rougher, so we need to be sure she’s into it.

The Broody Hero

Examples: Stephan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries), Angel (BTVS, Angel), Edward Cullen (Twilight), Matthew Clairmont (A Discovery of Witches)

The broody hero broods. He feels guilty for bringing the heroine into his world and almost always tries to break up for her own good, often multiple times. He’s sexy and mysterious, but also sweet and often a poet. Making this list, I realized vampire tend to be broodier than other paranormal species. Maybe because they are often way older than the heroine?

The Reformed Scoundrel

Examples: Spike (BTVS), Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries), Clay Danvers (Bitten)

This hero often starts out being a villain but changes his evil ways for the heroine. Or he did a few bad things in order to get her. I must admit I have a spot for this hero. He’s often cocky and funny, giving good enemies-to-lovers storyline. His redemption had to be earned, sometimes the hard way.

Do you agree with my list? Can you think of a fourth category? Did I miss the perfect example for one type?

Author Bio:

Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.

What would Buffy do? Kick ass!

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