Gray’s Shadow

There is no shadow without the man to cast it.

K. A. Merikan
Gray’s Shadow


Note: The series has been combined into a box set, both ebook & audio. I grabbed mine on Kobo, but it’s distributed widely.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
GrayLost his twin. Will never be complete. Works alone.

Shadow. Monster? Human? Exists to be Gray’s one true companion.

After losing his twin brother, Gray has devoted his life to the Kings of Hell MC. He will do anything to protect his family and that means anything.

Even sell his own shadow to the devil.

Following a fire that left him without one arm, Gray feels pushed to the sidelines. In order to prove to his club that he is still capable of completing dangerous tasks, he will have to team up with the strange creature from the Other Side. Tall, inhumanly strong, and menacing despite the handsome exterior, Shadow is just the tool Gray needs.

The moment Shadow lays his eyes on Gray, he wants to crawl under Gray’s skin and make the human his.

Gray on the other hand isn’t willing to get attached to a monster destined to do the devil’s bidding and disappear once his time is up. Rejected, Shadow has to do everything in his power to convince his human that they belong together.

But as the clock ticks away precious minutes of Shadow’s existence, Gray will have to choose between his loyalty to the Kings of Hell MC and responsibility for the creature he brought into this world.

Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives between Gray & Shadow.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Note: These books do not stand alone. While each book follows the relationship of one couple, there’s a storyline threaded throughout all of them. They need to be listened to in order starting with Laurent and the Beast. Also, reviews may contain spoilers to previous books.

I loved this story – partially because it was so emotionally gut wrenching in many ways. I felt so bad for Shadow struggling to acclimate to the world and bearing the derision of the Kings of Hell and Gray in particular. However, when they got together it is amazing.

I also really enjoyed the action/suspense/mystery of continuing to serve Baal and defeat him via Magpie. It leads to some really great twists and turns.

I wish things were a little more solid than an HFN for Gray & Shadow – but it’s the nature of these stories and the series as a whole. I’m looking forward to how things are going to wrap up in the final book, In the Arms of the Beast.

Joel Leslie continues to do a fantastic job. The cast expands and with it more accents and personalities. His flawless narration makes it easy to binge listen to the series.

About the author:
K.A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

You can connect with K.A. Merikan here:

About the narrator:
Joel Leslie is a UK transplant, growing up with American parents in a British commonwealth.  A classically trained actor with an MFA in theatre from USC, he is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of American and British sounds.  His great range and ability to bring characters to life with honesty, wit and versatility delights producers and listeners alike. 

You can connect with Joel Leslie here:

My Favorite Quotes

There is no shadow without the man to cast it. – Gray’s Shadow by @KA_Merikan #Audiobook narrated by @joellesliefro @tantoraudio #KingsOfHellMC #Supernatural #DarkRomance #Horror

Memories are incredible. I want us to make as many as possible before I leave. – Gray’s Shadow by @KA_Merikan #Audiobook narrated by @joellesliefro @tantoraudio #KingsOfHellMC #Supernatural #DarkRomance #Horror

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