Forever Mortal (A Shade of Mind, #2) by D. N. Leo


The author sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  4  of  5  stars


Thirty-three years’ worth of secrets fall on the shoulders of Ciaran and Madeline with a force that even their enduring love for each other might not help them survive. How much will they give, take, and sacrifice for each other and for those they love?

This second installment in an urban fantasy thriller series, filled with romance and science fiction twists and turns, will take you to the deepest corners of the minds of those who dare to love against all odds.


Genre(s):  Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance

Series:  A Shade of Mind Series, #2

Length:  169 pages (estimated)

Release date:  2015-04-24



When he pulled himself up, he saw a man in his late fifties with flowing white hair, standing in a circle of white and blue light in the middle of the room. He looked quite formidable in his long black robe. “You killed her,” said the man.


My Opinion

Forever Mortal continues the story of Madeline and Ciaran – seamlessly taking over from Random Psychic. Her friend Jo is once again forced to use her computing genius, in order to locate a certain crucifix. Her adventure is a fun mix of urban fantasy, thriller and paranormal romance; the book has a pleasant flow. The genres are well balanced.

With Forever Mortal, D. N. Leo has created the entertaining second instalment of the A Shade of Mind series, the characters aren’t described in too much detail, you could imagine them in the first instalment and get to know them better as the story proceeds. D. N. Leo takes us once again on a journey, pretty close to Madeline. There are some revelations and twists, taking up previous bits and pieces. Questions I asked myself before were answered, new questions arose. I am confident, that these new questions will be solved accordingly with the upcoming third instalment. I was drawn into the story as an invisible observer. Forever Mortal is a good read for urban fantasy suspense fans, appreciating a touch of paranormal romance.

This is a very pleasant read, a great sequel to Random Psychic.

In brief:

Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady (a tendency to Fast)
Characters Developed


About the author

D.N. Leo is an Australian author. She writes science fiction, suspense, mystery, crime and romance, often with a psychic and paranormal twist. She tells stories about love and relationship. She lives to love, and she would like to give her readers opportunities to do the same.

She started writing at a very young age, and has won multiple awards for creative writing and film critique. She is a film writer and director and recently crossed to the novel medium to reach new audiences. She is in the process of converting some of her original screenplays into novels.

Connect with the Author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Forever Mortal?  Or – as you presumably did not yet read Forever Mortal – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Forever Mortal was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



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