REVIEW - Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson


Book Title - Shrouded in Blackness
Author - Norma Jeanne Karlsson
Publisher - It's Publishing

Only loyalty can truly win his heart…

Gangs, organized crime and underground bare-knuckle fighting make up the world that Kieran Delaney thrives within. His reputation is built on the talent of his fists, as much as his ability to get information about any and everything. Never one to be caught by surprise or bested, Kieran knows what you’re going to do before you do it…until Darcy Quinlan enters his life. She introduces herself with a knife to his throat and a promise of unbridled pain. Darcy’s life has been destroyed by betrayal and false promises of safety. Living on the streets for the last eight years, she’s been a ghost. Never in one place long enough to be seen because you can’t catch what isn’t there. Now Kieran sees her and can’t erase her image from his mind.

Kieran and Darcy must now battle to keep her alive and by his side. As her past enters her life from every angle, Kieran makes certain her safety is no longer a concern, annihilating her demons at every corner. He’ll fight, he’ll maim, he’ll torture and he’ll murder to keep Darcy protected. If Kieran can win, her life will no longer be shrouded in blackness…loyalty will lift the veil.

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 18+ due to explicit language, violence and strong sexual content.



Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.



Shrouded in Blackness by Norma Jeanne Karlsson brought me to my knees more than once while reading it. I cannot believe this author’s ability to pull so much emotion out of her readers. I found myself ugly crying more than once while reading this book. When I read the second book of this series, I was so hoping for a story on Kieran. He was a side character that just snuck up on you and caught your attention.

Quinn is not your average girl, but she fits in so well with this series it is almost scary. Her tough girl persona and soft heart just draws the reader in and even though at times you may not agree with her, you will find yourself rooting for her.

I give this book 5 stars all the way. I do not think there is really anything negative that I could find with this book or storyline. You know a book is good when you tell your doctor you will not have to have a stress test done anytime soon on your heart because you just had an author put it through all of its paces. Great job all the way around.


Deborah gives Shrouded in Blackness

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