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A to Z Blog: I is for In The Shadow of…

a-to-z HEADER [2015] - aprilBadage linkedWell, it’s Friday. When I was teaching this was the ahhh! day, the one that said I get to rest and relax tomorrow. Now that I’m retired, everyday is a work day in my new career as author, but I love it, so it doesn’t bother me to work at all. Today,for my A to Z Challenge Post, I’ve invited my good friend Nancy C Weeks to share with you.

II is for In The Shadow of...

Welcome, Nancy.

Hi Susanne,

Thanks so much for hosting me during your #AtoZChallenge.

I is for In the Shadow series.

The seShadow seriesed that spouted the In the Shadow series came from a common, but powerful adage: love conquers all. In the real world, our lives are constantly shadowed by adversity. It’s the people that love us that help us through difficult times. From In the Shadow of Greed to In the Shadow of Vengeance, I surrounded my heroes and heroines with a large family of secondary characters who gave their all to help my couples reach their well deserved happy-ever-after.

As law enforcement officers, the five McNeil brothers’ lives constantly intersect with the worst that mankind has to offer. While each brother feels his world is too dangerous to share with that one special woman, fate butts in and gives an extra hard push. But falling in love for any one of the brothers isn’t your typical fall-in-love. It changes their understanding of the world and there is no going back.

I’m so very proud of my In the Shadow series and thrill they are out into the world. If you have not had a chance to read any of my stories yet, here is what is being said about my wonderful McNeil brothers and the women that changed their understanding of the world.

In the Shadow of Greed:

While cryptologist, Dr. Sarah Tu tries to block a botnet, her sister is attacked and left in a coma. Detective Jason McNeil can’t ignore the victim’s voice in his head. When a ruthless cybercriminal holds him at gunpoint, Sarah must choose between protecting national security or the man she loves.

Review by Book Lovin Mamas

“I was literally sucked into the book and wanting to find out who was behind everything. Nancy C. Weeks did an amazing job on her debut book and I look forward to what she has in store next.  Be warned from the first page to the last page you will have a hard time putting down this book. It’s full of action, suspense, romance, and a lot of tension between the characters (Jason & Sarah…because they both are not able to open up until later). I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to romantic suspense fans out there. You will enjoy every minute of this cyber crime thriller by Nancy C. Weeks.”

In the Shadow of Evil:

Jennie McKenzie can’t escape the evil that shadows her and is forced to fight her nemesis alone. With a mysterious champion on his side, Detective Jared McNeil will protect Jennie and ensure history doesn’t repeat itself. But can Jared and Jennie come to trust each other before all is lost?

Review by author Elizabeth Ford Meyette

“Heart-pounding, danger-at-every-turn action kept me riveted to this book. I recommend In the Shadow of Evil to readers who enjoy a mix of romance and suspense. I have In the Shadow of Greed loaded and ready to read on my Kindle!”

In the Shadow of Malice:

Adam Blake, ex-CIA operative, has gone to great lengths to keep his identity a secret from his enemies. Letting his guard down momentarily, he befriends a young waitress, but instead of giving her a simple ride home, he hauls her headlong into his world of murder and revenge. Can he eliminate his enemies and become the man Calista deserves—or will he fail again, taking his future out of his hands forever?

Review by author Stephanie Cage

“Nancy C Weeks’ ‘In the Shadow Of’ series are ridiculously addictive reads: romantic suspense with a hint of paranormal, rather in the vein of Rebecca York or Nora Roberts.”

In the Shadow of Pride:

Lexie buried her cheating husband and adopted his newborn son – all before noon. Framed for launching a drone into a Texas senator’s home, she accepts help from FBI agent, Mac McNeil, the man responsible for her husband’s death. Can Lexie keep her heart intact while preventing a terrorist attack?

Review by InD’Tale Magazine

“Readers will appreciate [the] huge jaw-dropping twist near the very beginning of the story … The twists and turns mixed with the romance will keep readers engaged and begging for more!” — 5 stars, InD’Tale Magazine

In the Shadow of Vengeance:

Detective Noah McNeil has his cases under control, but the same can’t be said for his personal life in Fells Point, Maryland. Elizabeth Merlot, the mother of a troubled teen Noah is mentoring, is freezing him out of the family’s lives – especially criminal given how hot this single mom is.

Elizabeth Merlot can’t afford to let the handsome detective close to her son lest he discover she’s in the witness protection program. Until the day, that is, when the teen tries to fend off a gang attack and her entire world of secrets begins to crumble – and Noah may be the only one who can save their lives. Don’t miss this exciting conclusion to the McNeil family saga!

Review by author Rowena May O’Sullivan

“I really love Detective Noah McNeil. He’s the kind of guy you want in your corner when faced with insurmountable odds. This book is another fast paced, rollercoaster ride of suspense and romance. Loved it.”

Nancy C. Weeks lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. With her two grown children out of the nest, she loves spending her days on her deck writing as the local bird population keeps her company.

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Thanks for stopping by Nancy, Now, don;t forget to click on the sunflower and find more wonderful I posts.



Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have published 24 manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

One thought on “A to Z Blog: I is for In The Shadow of…

  1. Susanne!
    Thanks so much for hosting me and making my In the Shadow series your letter I. I had such a blast creating the McNeil brothers and the women who change their world. And I have to say, seeing the covers all together like that just makes me beam. I can’t wait to host your on #AtoZChallenge on April 27th–W! Have a wonderful Friday

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