New Release with Review: The Isle of Sin and Shadows by Keri Lake

March 17, 2021


Release Date: March 16

In the Louisiana swamplands, ghost stories are as much a part of childhood as chasing fireflies and crawfishing. They never much scared me, though, nor the possibility of evil out to do me harm. Until the night I watched shadows come to life and butcher everything I loved.


With a stranger's help, I managed to escape to an isolated place miles north, and, in time, became my own ghost story. A cautionary tale for the locals. 


Nearly a decade passed, before I returned to my birthplace, in hopes of unearthing long-awaited answers. Instead, I found something I wasn't looking for. Someone. A remedy for my loneliness.


Or so I thought.


Turns out, Thierry Bergeron is no elixir. He's a deadly poison, cursed by the demons of his past, and feared by those who call him the elusive Rougarou of the bayou. A devious rogue, whose seductive whispers and rough hands haunt my dreams. The big bad wolf that defiles me without apology, or remorse. 


I should resist him, but I can't.


And when the shadows return to stake their claim on me, his darkness is the only safe place to hide.

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Well I have three simple words to say about this book: I made it!! My heart rhythm wasn't the same for a while but let’s not dwell on that. This story was haunting, dark, complicated with an old school visual that left you mesmerized and gave you chills all at once.

Celeste James has been haunted for the past ten years about her past. As the days continue to go by, finding out about a long lost mystery is the key to unlocking every haunting dream she’s ever had finally coming face to face with a dangerous past. But first, she has to get through the most dangerous man of all and there’s a reason he’s called “the wolf.


The list can be long as a legal pad and you would still need more room to describe Thierry. Running a successful business is never easy and it comes with a few headaches but when you’re side job deems more dangerous than anything else and people fear you by just looking at you, life will always be complicated. This becomes a true fact when a mysterious woman comes to town and changes everything.


I knew that this story was going to be different with a dark gothic theme and I was more than ready to jump on it. Keri Lake has this way of really sucking you into her stories and giving you chills at the unexpected moments. I loved the setting, the dialect and even some of the creepy characters that made me stabby because they made the story more entertaining.

If you’re looking for a slow burn and wickedly haunting romance, then this one's for you.

Meet Keri Lake
Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. 

Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.  

When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing). 
She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.

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  1. I'm excited to read this. Wonderful review, Sonya! xo

    1. Thank you so much Nat!! Hope you enjoy when you do get a chance to read it❤