Jordan's Shadow by T.R. Cupak
Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 6th
Cover Designer: BexHarper Designs
Cover Model: Drew Leighty
Photographer: Travis Lane
Jordan This story isn’t about love, like, lust, or a happily ever after. This story, my story, is about struggle, pain and suffering. Fighting to stay afloat while being pulled under by what feels like the murky and powerful undertow of the ocean. Fighting for strength I so desperately need when all I am feeling is desolate and weak. I’m a girl who exudes hatred when a normal girl of my age and pedigree should be the picture perfect portrait of love. Alcohol consumes me. Drugs numb me. Sex for money feeds the hollow abyss deep within me. How does a soon-to-be twenty-five year old escort turn her life around when the last several years of her life has been spent traveling down a very dark path? The Shadow She became my obsession, my every thought. She is the reason I wake up in the morning, plotting, scheming, exacting a revenge she so desperately deserves. But will she take my offer once she learns my true identity; sees the darkness within me, or will she hate me for lying to her all of these years, leading her to lose herself to the drugs and alcohol that have kept her ghosts at bay? Will she be my Precious?
"No one in my life can tell me what to do, but Jordan, she can."
Having been a fan of Cupak's previous books, I was so excited to dive into Jordan's Shadow. Though I'm not a huge fan of dark romance, I couldn't wait to see what this story was going to be all about. I went into this book excited, but braced for impact, what I didn't expect was for my heart and soul to be crushed. This book is not for the faint of heart but I found myself not being able to stop turning the pages.
"I was patient with her before and I can be patient with her again. She is the queen of my knight."
Jordan's Shadow follows the story of Jordan and her shadow. This story is about pain, suffering, heartache, and the struggles of life. Nothing could have prepared me for this book and how their story was going to slay me. Jordan has been through so much pain in her life and she doesn't see it ending anytime soon. She numbs her life away with booze and drugs, but one man has complete power over her and she's never even seen his face. He's her shadow. The Shadow.
"Jordan is mine, and I will claim her mind, body, and soul."
Jordan calms his storms and makes him feel a way he never thought he would feel. She makes him feel alive. But he's harboring a secret that could destroy everything that they have worked toward but he knows that he can't keep his secret forever. He has to tell her but he's not ready to lose her. He needs her. They need each other to breathe.
"You breathe, I breathe,"
This book was so different from anything that I've ever read, just because I don't read a lot of dark books but I really enjoyed this book. I was lost to their story and I felt like I was watching a movie while I was reading. Their dark story will leave you reaching for the tissues and downing the wine right out of the bottle...but you wouldn't have it any other way.
T. R. Cupak was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their shih tzu Harley. She is obsessed with cars, especially fast ones, and enjoys her music louder than anyone should. When she's not at work or busy writing, you can find her curled up, reading and enjoying a fabulous glass of wine or a Dirty Shirley.
Despite her lifelong love of literature, Cupak lost touch with her creative side in her early twenties. Her passion for reading was rekindled six years ago, however, and in 2013 she started journaling. This practice helped Cupak hone her creative aspirations, and soon she saw her characters come to life. She has rediscovered her passion for storytelling and wants to share her words with everyone who wants to read them.