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Tour & #Giveaway: Shadows of Nightshade (The Garden of Eternal Flowers, #1) by Lyla Oweds

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Shadows of Nightshade

by Lyla Oweds

(The Garden of Eternal Flowers, #1)

Publication date: March 8th 2023

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I dream of a time where I was warm, safe, and loved.

But my waking reality is starkly different.

Anxiety plagues me and spirits haunt the shadows. No matter how fast I run, I can’t seem to escape my past.

The only solace and steady force in my life is my best friend, Finn.

And now… there’s a ghost haunting me. And I’m not certain if it wants help or if it wants to kill me. There’s only one person who can understand: Finn’s brother, Damen.

However, in reaching out, I’m betraying Finn and setting things into motion that cannot be undone.

But nobody ever said that doing the right thing was easy.

The Garden of Eternal Flowers is a re-envisioning of my Grimm Cases series. Eternal Flowers has taken my original vision of Bianca’s story and transformed it into something new and beautiful. Some chapters are similar, and some dialogue is the same, as The Grimm Cases, Origins, but overall, about 75% of the book has been entirely revisioned with new plot points, mystery, and interpersonal relationships. Also, unlike Origins (originally a Wattpad release), there is now a clear beginning, climax, and conclusion in each individual novel, which allows them to be read alone or as part of the ongoing series.

I hope that you will enjoy Shadows of Nightshade as much as I enjoyed writing it. Truly, it is an honor to write about Bianca and her boys, and all of these characters are near and dear to my heart.

Trigger Warning: This series deals with the aftermath of severe childhood trauma.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

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Lyla Oweds has managed to hook me with this rewriting of her series The Grimm Cases. I'm loving Bianca's character, she's an awesome mix of contradictions and so lovely at the same time. It was a pleasure starting to get to know Bianca and learning about who she is, what she's capable of, and seeing her slowly begin to blossom into her true self. Having to wait for book two is the second hardest thing for me.....after reaching the end of this one!!

I'm so happy I was given the opportunity to review this and I can't wait to get my mitts on the next book in the series! So many things are still to come to light for Bianca and for her new friends. Intriguing and gripping from the first page, love it!

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Lyla Oweds is a paranormal/urban fantasy author who resides in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania with her husband, children, and animals. While she enjoys all genres of fiction, she has a deep appreciation for fantasy, romance, mystery, crime, and horror. Lyla has a bachelor’s in anthropology and will be completing her master’s in information technology in 2023. Writing is her moonlighting passion, and she loves having the opportunity to share her perspective as a disabled (profoundly hard-of-hearing) woman. During the daylight hours, Lyla works as a principal/lead design and development specialist focusing on user experience and accessibility. When not working, Lyla is usually indulging in one of her many hobbies such as amusing her children, gardening, crocheting, interior decorating, baking, cooking, or playing video games.

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