Shadowed Passage by Shyla Wolff Excerpt & Giveaway

Shadowed Passage (Anath #3)

  • By Shyla Wolff
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: May 15th 2015 by eXtasy Books
  • Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
  • Tariffs paid on an ill-fated decision can last a lifetime.
    A young boy—tossed an impossible situation by his psychopathic uncle, father or sister, he must kill one for the other to survive.
    Two decades later, Dylan has developed his psychic talents, trained by the military, learned the skills necessary to locate the family he’d abandoned as a child and kill the devil himself, Roth. On the day he’s discharged, his ex-boss offers assistance in locating his sisters, demanding help with one more mission in exchange.
    Tori, a young woman weeks away from graduating with her Psych doctorate, is torn from her stable life and thrust into a world of espionage, warriors, and unexplainable phenomenon. The man she loves, Major Clannahan, attaches her to the unit charged with locating a terrorist cell. Dylan, leading the unit, draws her like no other. Yet the darkness buried in his soul will test her skills and patience beyond anything she’s ever known.
    Kiera and Kyley, identical twins challenged by the extremes of evil yet remain pure of heart, both bound to their man with a love withstanding the tests of time and tragedy. One a warrior, the other with a warrior’s heart, each wield formidable psychic talents, sought after by a psychopath and terrorist bent on destroying the country.
    A group of psychic warriors, dedicated to fighting evil in the shadows, locating and helping others develop their paranormal talents without splintering society’s tenacious perception of reality.
    These are the extraordinary people living among us, protecting and preserving our way of life. Courage and honor, duty and strength of will can sustain us for only so long. Eventually, we must find our own path forward, learning to open our hearts to love even as we risk the ultimate pain.

    ~ Bewitching BT

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    “They have three men on the dock. You’ll have to take them out quickly.” Nicholai folded his map. “If we could get three of you to the lower dock without being spotted, you could eliminate them. Then Kiera could open a portal taking you from the lower floating dock to the side of the building. Once there, we could blow the doors and create a diversion for dual entry.”
    “Will your aquatic friends be willing to help two others, Dylan? I don’t want to enter the sharks’ living room without good cause. You know we’ll have to start from a good distance off.” Dacien’s frown appeared at odds with the excitement in his voice.
    “I figure we can enter from that pier.” He pointed to a small park that hadn’t yet opened. “We’ll have cover getting in, and it’s a relatively short distance.”
    “What if your friends would rather play than travel?” Again, Dacien’s reservations took voice.
    “As the field expert on alarm systems, we’ll need you on the dock team. No one else has the ability to remotely disable alarms. Besides, if they do detonate that damn thing, your jamming talent is the best chance at crippling it from a distance. You’ll be fine, Dacien,” Nicholai assured.
    “Thanks, Nicholai, from your mouth to Flipper’s ears…”
    “Dolphins don’t have ears, Dacien.” Kiera elbowed him. “You really don’t like the water much, huh.”
    A noncommittal shrug was his answer.
    “I’ve estimated the distance. We’ll be ok. There’s a small school of dolphins nearby and willing to help.” Dylan had used dolphins during missions before and realized the futility of trying to convince Dacien with words. Once in the water—he’d love it.
    “Jeez, I’ll never get used to this. You’d think being around Kiera all these years would make me immune.” Another complaint. “They aren’t like, going to try and use us for beach balls, are they?”
    “Um, no, Dacien.” He’d never forget this warrior’s aversion to his aquatic friends.
    “Why can’t we just open a portal on the dock, Nicholai?”
    “Dacien, you think they’ll not hesitate to detonate that bomb with the slightest noise or disruption? We have to take Hamar by surprise.” Nicholai arched a brow and waited until Dacien acquiesced before continuing. “Okay, let’s make mics and explosives water tight and move out.” Dylan, Taylor, and Dacien get to play in the water. Before you leave the dock, check for cameras. Dacien can take them out from a distance along with any alarms. As soon as the guards are down and you’re next to the building, set your charges by the doors. If you sense the skylights might be wired, let us know.”

    March wasn’t the best month for a swim in the ocean. The water would chill them to the core despite the swift dolphin ride, and there wasn’t time to don wetsuits. They’d have to take out the guards before climbing on the lower loading dock to avoid exposure. Like many others, this mission involved a little luck.
    “We’re far enough away they won’t see us getting in the water here. Ready to go swimming, guys?” Making a connection with dolphins was easier than with any other animal.
    “Wait.” Dacien looked around uncertainly. “Should we take off our boots?”
    “No. You’re not swimming. The dolphins will pull us. Just hold on. If your hand slips off, don’t worry, they’ll circle back for you.”
    “Yes, Dacien?”
    “What do dolphins eat?”
    “Um, all kinds of things, but they love procrastinators…”
    “Yes, Dacien?”
    “Can dolphins laugh at you?”

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    About the Author & Links:

    Of the many lessons life seems intent on throwing her way; the most important one Shyla’s learned is to take the time to enjoy family and friends. The flux and flow of changes aren’t something to fight, but adapt to with the best of your ability. One day’s heartbreak is often followed by another day’s triumph. The only barricades remaining are the ones we refuse to navigate. She hopes you’ve enjoyed this story. Shyla’s website,, will be updated as Dylan’s journey continues.

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