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HOT, SULTRY, DEADLY… THESE ARE THE SECRETS THAT LURK IN THE BAYOU. Bent on revenge, Native American Shadow Hunter Tombi Silver could turn to only one woman, the "witch" Annie Matthews, for help. Her ability to hear auras had allowed her to discover Tombi's friend mystically trapped by forces that could destroy them all. The accompanying message of a traitor in their midstHOT, SULTRY, DEADLY… THESE ARE THE SECRETS THAT LURK IN THE BAYOU. Bent on revenge, Native American Shadow Hunter Tombi Silver could turn to only one woman, the "witch" Annie Matthews, for help. Her ability to hear auras had allowed her to discover Tombi's friend mystically trapped by forces that could destroy them all. The accompanying message of a traitor in their midst meant Tombi could trust no one. Dare he bring Annie along on his quest to fight shadow spirits? Putting his faith in someone outside his tribe, especially one who pulled at his tightly controlled desires, could prove just as dangerous as his mission…...

Title : Bayou Shadow Hunter
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ISBN : 27238074
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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Bayou Shadow Hunter Reviews

  • Wendy
    2019-02-15 14:25

    Choctaw legends, hoodoo mystique and unexpected passion come together in this southern tale of ancient things that go bump in the night. Herbert does it again telling a gripping story with fascinating details from various southern traditions.

  • Heather Strand
    2019-02-09 14:30

    An Original, Enchanting ReadI really enjoyed this book! Debbie Herbert has crafted a refreshingly original, enchanted world. If you're a fan of Paranormal Romance, I highly recommend this book :). I loved the magical characters, the bewitching story line and the charming HEA! I look forward to more amazing stories by Debbie Herbert! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Marie
    2019-01-19 15:22

    A steamy page turner! Well written and exciting, this book was hard to put down. I enjoyed the characters' journeys of self discovery and how they saved each other from loneliness and fear. Great read!

  • Debbie Herbert
    2019-01-29 16:41

    RT Magazine four-star review

  • Lisa books
    2019-02-06 17:30

    Great bookI enjoyed this book set in the bayou of Louisiana. When hunters are a fighting evil and Annie finds a new life and love

  • Amelia
    2019-01-30 15:37

    BAYOU SHADOW HUNTER fascinates with believable originality. From characters with unique capabilities to a very creative plot, the story is intriguing all the way through. There are plenty of unexpected turns that often shake up the lives of those trying to defeat evil, and I often fretted over who was going to be the victor when any battles arose. The Nocturne line regularly has innovative stories, and those written by Debbie Herbert are often some of the most imaginative. The Bayou Magic miniseries is compelling with cleverness and distinctive circumstances.When Annie Matthews came to spend time with her grandmother who lives in southern Alabama, several of her experiences are stranger than any events during previous visits to Bayou La Siryna. One unusual episode is when she spies a colorful ball of light in the swamp and goes to investigate. Since auras can be heard by Annie, she is not shocked when a man’s voice from the orb tells her disturbing information to give his best friend. It seems the man was betrayed by someone he knew, and Tombi Silver is the only person who can set him free. Not long afterward, Tombi arrives in the area and Annie gives him the message. Though he is doubtful about what she says at first, the Native American who hunts shadow spirits comes to understand the abilities of the witch are his only means of helping his friend escape a dire existence. Knowing there is peril from an unknown source, Tombi has little choice but to get assistance from Annie. But as he realizes the malevolent spirits in the swamp are getting stronger, worry over her safety increases when his feelings become involved. By blending Choctaw legends into many of the situations in BAYOU SHADOW HUNTER, Debbie Herbert skillfully creates a story filled with captivating wonder. By adding her own attention-grabbing developments into the mix, I became totally engrossed in the many extraordinary occurrences taking place. It was really interesting to see Annie learn how to perform hoodoo spells plus do healings. Ms. Herbert has a talent for conceiving incidents that feature the supernatural and are also unlike anything previously read. What Tombi and Annie have to face at times had my heart racing because so many things could go wrong. Just thinking about the many unknown dangers in the swamp gives me the chills, and vivid descriptions let me live through the ordeals right along with these two characters. Though Tombi and Annie are certainly not looking to be in a relationship at the moment, their connection is swift because of concern for others. While both actually want something from each other, the wish to stop evil from spreading unites them and brings the couple closer. The sadness Annie regularly feels because of her unwanted capabilities was easily sensed by me, and it was so good to see Tombi accept them as the truth without regarding her as crazy. With his own inherited skills, these two made a wonderful couple. While sexual desire between them may be expressed without any problems, finding the right words to convey any inner feelings is especially hard for Tombi. He has dedicated many years to fighting shadow spirits, and letting someone into his life will take almost as much courage as clashing with a horrific creature. BAYOU SHADOW HUNTER is a notable start to the Bayou Magic miniseries, where dangerous adventures and romantic desire entwine. Copy received from author for Always Reviewing blog

  • The Magic of Books Blog
    2019-01-27 13:21

    Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert5 starsReviewed by Char for Late Night Books and ReviewsBayou Shadow Hunter is a very good romance set in the Louisiana Bayous. It has a unique story-line that features will-o’-the-wisps, Hoodoo magic and Native American lore. I’ve never read anything about those things before and I loved it.Annie Matthews was staying with her grandmother on the edge of the woods in the bayou. Her grandmother was a well-respected witch and Hoodoo practitioner, who was teaching Annie the craft. One night she is awoken by a colorful ball of light that is calling to her through its music. Annie has a special auditory ability that allows her to hear things the average person cannot. She can hear a person’s unique musical aura. She can also hear the voice to the souls trapped in the will-o’-the-wisps. One particular soul, Bo, asked her for help.Tombi, Native American who hunts shadow spirits and evil beings, stumbled upon Annie just after she had spoken to Bo. He is heart-broken over the loss of his best friend to the increasingly cunning evil spirits and is immediately suspicious of Annie. He learns of her hearing gift and enlists her help to find the traitor in his group of hunters by agreeing to help her learn to block the music she constantly hears.Tombi and Annie had a turbulent relationship throughout the book. He didn’t trust her and wondered if she was secretly working for evil. She was resentful of him for her grandmother’s predicament and was mistrustful of people in general due to feeling isolated and bullied her whole life for being different. The more time they spend together, the closer they get and the more Tombi wants to deny his feelings.This book has a great story-line and the supernatural aspects of the story were well done. I loved experiencing a different atmosphere and cultural references that are not common. Annie’s grandmother Tia and Tombi’s sister were great secondary characters. I have read a few other books by this author and they have all been very good. I am looking forward to reading more from Debbie Herbert.Five STARS * * * * *Late Night Books Reviewer Char

  • Brigitte
    2019-01-30 16:23

    This paranormal story takes place in the Bayou where an evil entity captures and traps spirits. It's a battle of good versus evil. Tombi is the leader of the Shadow Hunters. His quest to free the spirits and put an end to this malignant creature is proving to be very difficult. Annie is a witch who hasn't reached her full potentials. She can hear auras, a gift or curse that she would give anything to get rid of as the medley of noises gets in the way of leading a normal life. She is currently visiting her grandmother Tia in the Bayou. Annie hears this enthralling music one night and is compulsed to investigate. One of the trapped spirits gives her a message to pass on to Tombi. She isn't aware that she is not alone until Tombi makes his appearance. He doesn't trust her but is intrigued by her ability to hear auras. This could be beneficial to him and his circle. Tombi takes Annie to meet his circle but this is not very well received. His twin sister takes an instant dislike to Annie. Those in his circle don't trust her. Tombi and Annie have a hot and cold relationship. Tombi for his lack of trust and his dedication to his cause. Annie is plagued by a past relationship where she was "Crazy Annie" and she doesn't have any confidence in herself. There is a traitor in the circle and Annie can help by listening to the auras but the lack of trust makes it rather difficult. This is a different and new concept to the paranormal genre. There are hoodoo rituals. Herbs concoctions. Spirit guides. Spiritual healing. It's full of suspense and intrigues. Who is the traitor amongst the midst? Will Tombi ever trust Annie and reveal his true feelings? Will Annie ever find the sense of belonging which she craves? It's very well researched and put together. I would fully recommend this novel.

  • Chelsea Moye
    2019-01-23 15:30

    Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert is one of the best books I've read lately! While Bayou Shadow Hunter is a departure from Debbie's Dark Seas trilogy, I am already craving the next book in THIS series! Yes, Bayou Shadow Hunter is THAT good. You're wondering what makes it so good, right? Well, buckle up because it's a long list.First and foremost, I ADORE the setting--Bayou la Siryna. It strongly resembles the area where I grew up. Being a native of the Alabama Gulf Coast and married to an avid fisherman, I can vividly see and feel the bayou setting. Actually, every bit of the setting feels real to me.Next on my list of loves about this book is the heroine, the Hoodoo practicing "witch" Annie Matthews. I feel deeply connected to her on so many levels, and I can identify with every single one of her struggles. I don't want to detail too much and risk spoilers, but she's one of the most real and well-rounded romance novel heroines I've ever read.Naturally, the hero--Tombi Silver--comes next! This strong, sexy, brooding Choctaw Shadow Hunter is mouthwateringly robust​ and far beyond hot!I love how the plot is shrouded in suspense, Hoodoo, and Choctaw legends, all inexorably entwined. The spiritual framework for this novel perfectly matches the internal belief system I developed growing up in an area similar to Bayou la Siryna.As for the shadows that Tombi hunts, I have had my own struggles with similar evils, and that part of the novel felt so REAL to me.That's what I love about all of Debbie's novels, though. She has a fantastic way of making magic feel real.

  • Monica
    2019-01-18 11:23

    I was SUPER lucky to get a signed copy of this book and HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK IS HOT!!!I love Annie she has this really cool power, that she hates, but if she can just learn to control it, the power is a very important and helpful tool in defeating evil. Annie sees a light one night and goes into the woods to investigate. The light is the trapped soul of a man that asks her to find a guy named Tombi and deliver a message. As soon as the soul disappears she runs into this incredibly hot guy, that turns out to be Tombi, and she feels this attraction to him. Together Annie and Tombi team up to fight against the evil Nalusa. Tombi's tribe is not as accepting as Tombi and is suspicious of Annie, so they make things a little bit rough, until they figure out they can trust her. The chemistry between Tombi and Annie is so hot you will need a glass of ice water when you read this. I highly recommend this book! I am looking forward to the next standalone book in this series.

  • Natasha Larry
    2019-01-20 09:41

    I was lucky enough to receive a sighed copy of this book from the author. Oh, man! The only reason I didn't devour it was because of work and illness. I fell for Herbert's writing in her mermaid series, and this new series promises the same kind of enchanting writing the author is known for. She crafts dynamic characters and unique paranormal worlds you want to live in. Meet Annie, a young woman that can hear auras. Super cool ability. The story kicks off when she goes to a swamp to investigate a strange ball of light. Trapped within that light is a man who was betrayed and Tombi Silver is the one that can set him free. I was hooked. And, oh, Tombi. Yummy. He happens to hunt shadow spirits. Soon, he hooks up with Annie (in more ways than one) to take on the evil spirits that are increasingly growing stronger. My favorite part, other than the romance of course, was the incorporation of Choctaw legends. Very well researched and who doesn't love a smoking hot native american. You're going to love this one.

  • Yaritza
    2019-01-20 13:26

    Let our shadow hunters guide us to safety from what is evil and let the sun shine bright . Loved how book took place on the Bayou. Gave it a little creepiness since it's dark and swampy. I truly loved the plot of this story. This was the first book I have read that brought Native American beliefs with a little magic. Made this book very interesting. To have Annie who to most is considered a witch with abilities to hear others thinking and sounds from afar, be the savor of Tombi and his shadow hunters. If you love paranormal romance you won't want to miss this invigorated, heart pumping, revenge seeking with a little spice of magic and Native American beliefs and traditions. The romance between Annie and Tombi will have everyone making them there favorite characters. They both are strong willed and protective. Loved the little dramas that Annie had with Tallullah who is Tombi's twin sister. Made the book very entertaining. Love and family can over come all that is evil. Cheer's to the Shadow Hunter's.

  • Jessica Mitchell
    2019-01-26 13:51

    A woman who is always referred to as crazy Annie, a shadow hunter who wants revenge and a dark evil presence who wants to destroy them all.Annie Matthews throughout her life was always called crazy Annie. She can hear music from people's auras. Where ever she was, even in school, work and everyday normal life. But when she is called to the Alabama bayou by her grandmother Tia. She comes to help. But she doesn't realize she has a greater purpose for being there and it's not just to help her grandmother. It's in the form of a handsome dark brooding man. Who is bent on revenge to save his people and the land. Tombi Silver is a Native American Shadow Hunter bent on revenge for what Nalusa has done to his people and the land. He did not realize he needed the help from a slip of a woman till he happened upon the beauty in the woods talking to a willow of the wisp in the middle of the night in the dark bayou. Is she working with the evil Nalusa and put a spell over his heart? Or is she really what she says a person who can hear auras and is a good witch, like her grandma Tia?

  • Brian
    2019-02-15 13:33

    First, I came across this book thru a review request; I did not know what book I would read. This is an engaging and quite enjoyable paranormal romance story set in the Bayous of Alabama with some of the characters being of Native American descent which brings in some fascinating elements of Native American magic, folklore, and danger.In this story we are acquainted with Tombi Silver, who is a Shadow Hunter, and is very moody, dark, but handsome. We also meet Annie Mathews, who is a type of "seer" who can hear the auras from people alive or not. These two people come together is an unlikely alliance that is not easy and leads to some rather interesting romantic inclinations. There are many secondary characters who add depth to this story so keep up with them.This author has written a fresh story with new ideas and some rather nifty twists. I do not do spoilers, so it makes for a short review.I can say that I recommend this book for all types of readers because it has mystery, romance, paranormal activities, and it's a fun read

  • Brenda
    2019-01-20 10:26

    I have a paperback copy of this book. Harlequin are a must have for your shelf.I love, love, love this suspenseful paranormal book! This is the first of Debbie's books I have read. I absolutely love Harlequin books. This is a love story between Annie and Tombi. They themselves are pretty interesting characters. the story line is interesting as well, about Hoodoo magic and Native American lore. I have to say these are a first for me as well. It was intriguing to read. It is one of those stories that for me I can vision it as I read it. If you love paranormal romances you should think about giving Bayou Shadow Hunters a try, I think you will enjoy it.

  • Angie
    2019-01-25 11:39

    I've really enjoyed everything that I've read by Debbie Herbert, but this one is by far my favorite! Ms. Herbert put a lot of care in making believable and spirited characters who are so easy to connect with. I liked them so much that I wish they were real and that I could get to know them in real life! This is a story about trust, family, passion, and learning to be happy with who you are. Just a fantastic read, nothing else to say! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves magic, mystery, and stories based on legends and folklore. A free copy of Bayou Shadow Hunter was provided for me by the talented Debbie Herbert in exchange for an honest review.

  • The Loopy Librarian
    2019-01-25 13:48

    The mysterious bayou pulled me in to the story immediately. By exploring the folklore and legends of the Choctaw tribe, this romance novel offers more meat for the reader. The relationship between Tombi and Annie offered no surprises, but the reader still gets a good love story. I would have liked it to have been a longer story, so it could have dug deeper into the legends that the author only had time to touch upon. In accordance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Nadine
    2019-02-14 13:43

    Wow, this book gave me such a fascinating insight into Choctaw traditions and folklore, as well as hoodoo magic, which I hadn't heard of before. As always, Debbie Herbert packs so much detail into the description of the paranormal elements and mythology, and the level of research she must have done on these topics is impressive.And the romance was heartfelt and touching, and I may have sniffled a bit at the end. Such a great read.

  • Cecilia Dominic
    2019-02-16 14:36

    This was a departure from Herbert's previous Bayou La Sirena books in that it was more tightly focused on the hero and heroine with none of the villain's POV. That's what lost the fifth star for me - Ms. Herbert does villains so very well, and I really missed it, but I can see how the plotline needed the villain POV to not be included. Beyond that, the setting and the romance are sultry, and I enjoyed the inclusion of both Native American and Voodoo lore. Definitely worth a read!

  • Michelle Dobbins
    2019-02-13 13:50

    I'm a fan of all of Debbie Herbert's books. I love her suspenseful, paranormal romances and Bayou Shadow Hunter did not disappoint. The Love story between Annie and Tombi was truly magical and I enjoyed the Native American and Hoodoo aspects of the story. As always, I loved the mix of suspense, mystery, paranormal and romance. Debbie always creates the perfect blend to keep me turning pages until I reach the end. I can't stop reading her books once I start them.

  • Krista Ricchi
    2019-01-20 11:50

    Being a huge paranormal fan it takes a lot for me to get into a book, so many plots have been over done. That being said I instantly fell in love with this book from the original plot to the incredible characters, I couldn't put this book down. I don't want to give to much away because it would take away from the enjoyment of the book. I suggest you pickup a copy and enjoy this magical adventure.

  • Tina Dawid
    2019-02-14 13:49

    Debbie Herbert's use of words will captivate you. Every detail is thought provoking and so vivid. Your imagination will run wild and this story will enchant you. Tombi and Annie's bond is one for fairytales. It's undeniable and so special. This book has so many layers and it will suck you in.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-01-20 09:42

    "Nice sexual tension between Tombi and Annie and well-drawn characters make for an engaging read. There’s also a nice bait-and-switch in the plotline that readers won’t see coming" (4 stars, RT Book Reviews).Miniseries: Bayou Magic

  • Miki
    2019-02-17 16:38

    review to come

  • Cecy
    2019-01-18 12:30

    This was such an intense reads. Filled with action, danger, secrets, betrayal and an extremely emotional struggle. Tombi and Annie are out there fighting to save the world from the darkness and also blending Native American Legend with Bayou Magic a picture perfect blending of two worlds. First time reading from this author and I'm sure it won't be last.

  • Cecy
    2019-01-27 12:39

    Review coming soon

  • Diana Page
    2019-02-05 12:23

    Debbie Hebert brings multi faceted Supernatural and beings into her books and this one is no different. We have Annie a human woman who "hears" auras, and wants nothing more than to make them stop and be normal. Her grandmother a hoodoo priestess warns her that her gift will one day be what saves her. Enter Tombie a Shadow Hunter of American Indian decent, who is trying to release his best friend Bo's spirit to the heavens after Nalusa (a black malevolent spirit who can take many forms), imprisons his spirit within a will-o-the -wisp. Annie wants Tombs to teach her how to quiet the "noise" of the auras she hears, while Tombs wants Annie's help in releasing Bo's spirit, identifying the traitor in his group of hunters, and ridding the forest of Nalusa. After Tia (Annie's Grandmother) is hospitalized in a coma caused by Nalusa, Annie goes with Tombie to try to help, along the way they start feeling emotions that neither one is ready for, but can't stop from acting on. The traitor is very close to home and Annie must convince Tombie before it's to late, but Tombie is kidnapped and Annie must learn to use her gift before she loses Tombie for good and Nalusa is set free on the Earth beyond the forest. Solid 4☆ book, great characters, good storyline, excellent use of American Indian Folklore and Hoodoo magic. I recieved a gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • AnnieK
    2019-02-07 16:47

    Good StoryNew author for me. This book came recommended in another author's news letter, Lia Davis. Great story, loved the hoodoo witch mixed with tje Choctow mythology. The main characters were hard to like in the beginning. The H, Tombi, is a hard, cold man. The h, Annie, is childish, looking for a quick fix for her problems. He is a strong and devoted leader and she has a kind heart. A ancient evil was released in the bayou, and Tombi and his hunters are trying to recapture it and free the souls it has captive. Annie can communicate with the lost souls and hear aura's. When Tombi's deceased best friend"s soul implores Annie to find Tombi and warn him of a traitor in there group, she may have found the answer to her prayers, silence from the constant songs of the aura's. Loved Tombi and Annie's story. They bring out the best in each other, and fall in love along the way. I have already pre-ordered the next two books and will be checking out the other series offered.

  • Sydney Hopke
    2019-02-05 17:34

    Will-O'-The Wisps, Hoodoo magic and Native American Shadow Hunters and evil that is after you all in one book telling an amazing tale. This is the first book I've read that has all these elements and some I haven't read about before. Annie just wants to stop hearing the music of people's aura's and Tombi wants to stop Nalusa. When Annie's grandmother Tia calls her home she hopes that she'll learn how to stop the music but instead she ends up meeting Tombi and working with him to fight Nalusa in exchange for him teaching her how to not hear the music. But neither count on feelings getting involved.What a great story of good fighting evil in a new way. Include romance, traitors and Grandmother Tia, she just made the story! The author brings you into their world and it seems like if you look just right you'll also see the will-o'-the wisps and hear the same sounds they hear at night. A great romance that no-one would regret reading. This is now an author who's books I want to read more of. I received this in exchange for a honest review.

  • Linda
    2019-02-02 09:41

    I was given this print in return for and honest review. Annie Matthews visited her grand mother a her mother wanted nothing to do with the hot weather, snakes, crocs, and swampland. Annie was hoping to stay out of the public's presence until her grandma showed how to control her curse. She heard people's auras and being around too many people at once drove her brain nuts. It was the full moon and a noise that woke her and a blue wisps lured her away from the cabin and into the forest in the middle of the night. She only slipped her feet into flip-flops and didn't think to bring a flashlight.Native American Shadow Hunter, Tombi Silver was bent on revenge, and as a last resort he could only turn to the witch, Annie Matthews for help. She had discovered where his friend was mystically trapped in the forest that could trap the rest of his people thanks to hurricane Katrina releasing a dark demon hat had been bound for generations.