Title: Shadow Kissed
Author: Rebecca L. Garcia
Series: Marked by Blood
Pages: 372 pages
HB or PB: E-Arc 
Genre: NA, Fantasy
Publication Date: 15 April 2022
E-Arc Provided by: Victory Editing NetGalley Co-Op
How did I get this book: NetGalley 
Format (e- or p-): Electronic
Purchase Book: Amazon Kindke

Some fates belong to the shadows...

Olivia knows everyone at the guild is on high alert, but no one will tell her why. She’s certain the death of her boyfriend is behind it, but the truth is far worse. Darkness has come to the mortal kingdom. When the guild protecting them is attacked by vampires, Olivia is swept away from the safety of her home when her mom and best friend are taken.

Before she can get away, she’s captured by a vampire, Sebastian, who insists he’s protecting her. But when she’s taken to the City of Nightmares, the most dangerous place in the vampire kingdom she realizes she’s been made prisoner.

As she fights to survive in a world where mortals are nothing more than things to be fed on or traded, Olivia must use her wits and place her trust in the handsome, but deadly Sebastian, if she’s going to figure out a way to save her loved ones.

However, some of the world's most vicious vampires want her dead. Others want her for themselves.

When the truth comes out, Olivia realizes the ones she loves have been shielding her from a fate worse than death. Can she escape the clutches of her bloody destiny, or will she succumb to the shadows?


What a story! I don't know were to start but after just putting it down, i'm here going - When is the next book? The cliff-hanger on literally the last page is torture as you want to know what happens next.

The main characteristics of this book is simple:
Vampires, Fake Dating, Family is found, Slow Burn Romance and its classed as New Adult.

I fell in love with the world, how we go from modern world in her home town Baldoria to then Sanmorte which is totally different. Olivia, her character went through a world-wind of emotions and she's such a fighter, I was rooting for her from the start. Sebastian was your typical "bad boy vampire" who you fall in love with their banter waiting for their enemies to lovers romance to kick in. The quest to find her mother to the events she endeavours with her family, you're turning pages waiting for the surprise of what's happening next.

Overall, I'm super happy I was granted the E-arc to read a copy in advance, It's a story you'd want to read if you love Vampires. The writing itself was very easy to read and made it easy to get lost in the world.

StefyTalks Rating
Shadow Kissed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️