The Scent of Shadows

Book 1: The Signs of the Zodiac Series

About the Book

Joanna Archer’s life was forever shattered at sixteen when she was savagely assaulted and left for dead in the unforgiving Nevada desert.

By all accounts, she should be dead.

Now, by day, Joanna masquerades as a photographer in the glittering facade of Las Vegas. But when darkness descends, she prowls a more sinister Sin City, seeking answers … and revenge.

Yet in a city where the struggle between Light and Shadow remains eternal, Joanna’s nightmare is just beginning … for those in the Shadows have been looking for the girl who got away, and this time they want her for their own …

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What people are saying...

“From the one-damn-thing-after-another school of unputdownable books, The Scent of Shadows rockets into the air and explodes like fireworks, with nonstop bursts of action and imagination.”

– Diana Gabaldon, author of the bestselling Outlander series

“The Scent of Shadows came out of nowhere and slapped me silly. Vicki Pettersson is a new voice that needs to be heard.”

– Kim Harrison, New York Times bestselling author

“The forces of Light and Dark battle over Las Vegas in this very exciting series debut … read at your own risk – it’ll keep you up past your bedtime.”

– Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author

“Moody, fast-paced…blends fantasy, comic book superheroism and paranormal romance, but holds no promise of a happily-ever-after…. Imaginative…. [Readers] will embrace Pettersson’s enduring, tough-as-nails heroine and anticipate gleefully the next volume.”

Publishers Weekly

“Combining comic-book adventures, astrology and a war between light and shadow, Pettersson’s stunning debut is an attention grabber. Original, with a tough and tormented heroine, it delivers a complex new mythology as well as emotional drama and action galore. Pettersson is definitely a hot new star on the rise!”

Romantic Times

The Details

Published: October 4, 2023
Publisher: Alistern Press
Formats: EbookPaperback
ISBN-10: 1940221137ISBN-13: 978-1940221137ASIN: B0CK56QKJK
Genres & Tropes
Urban Fantasy, Superhero Fantasy, Paranormal, Demons, Devils, Science Fiction