Elusive Beings (A Shade of Mind, #3) 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


Ciaran survives the fight for the truth behind the crucifix, but it has triggered an even bigger disaster that might tear Ciaran and Madeline apart forever. The truth behind the crucifix is trivial compared to the catastrophes built into the aftermath. To solve these crises, Ciaran and Madeline face a basic but difficult question—who are they, really?

This third 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 sacrifice.


Genre(s):  Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance

Series:  A Shade of Mind Series, #3

Length:  177 pages (estimated)

Release date:  2015-05-24



“Let me see what I can do,” Madeline said and closed her eyes. She tried to catch a sense of Jennifer’s mind – a trace, a feel, a hint of even a single blue dot somewhere.

A dot suddenly appeared at the back of her mind, quickly expanding and exploding like a bomb, spraying dark blood particles all over her. The metallic stench engulfed her senses.


My Opinion

Elusive Beings continues the story of Madeline and Ciaran – seamlessly taking over from Forever Mortal. Her friend Jo and Ciaran’s brother Tadgh once again need to fight with all their might and cleverness. 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 Elusive Beings, D. N. Leo continues the entertaining A Shade of Mind series; we now know the characters with their flaws and virtues as well as with their ways pretty well. D. N. Leo takes us once again on a journey, pretty close to Madeline. There are more revelations and twists, expertly taking up previous bits and pieces. There is further continuity as questions I asked myself before were answered, new questions arose. I am confident, that these new questions will be solved accordingly with the upcoming fourth instalment; we readers are certainly in for some more surprises. I was drawn into the story as an invisible observer. Elusive Beings 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 Forever Mortal.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady, (tendency to) fast
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content (some hints)
POV Third person

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 Elusive Beings?  Or – as you presumably did not yet read Elusive Beings – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

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

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



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