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Title: Shadow-Stained (#1 Stones of Power)

Author: Rachel Hobbs

Published: 14th of April 2020 – 362 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

Reviving the blog once again for another spotlight post for the Blog Tour organised by the amazing Dave from @The_WriteReads for Shadow-Stained by Rachel Hobbs.

I wish I had time to read this book and review it because it sounds right up my alley, but you can bet that once my last year of university is wrapped up and I have more time ahead of me, I’ll be finally reading it!

Thank you so much to Dave and the author for letting me take part in this tour, it is always such a pleasure. Keep on reading this post to find out what this book is about and pick it up if it sounds like your cup of tea!


For her, it’s her late grandma’s legacy. For him, the mother of all black arts spoils, granting one demon the power of a God. Immortality.

When occult-magnet Ruby falls victim to Demon Lord Drayvex’s viperous allure, she loses a sentient dark relic to his light fingers and appetite for power. Like calls to like. But when Drayvex himself loses the relic to a traitor to the throne, Ruby coerces him – the tyrant king with a soft spot for humanity – into helping her save her pokey old world village from becoming a ground zero of mass demonic carnage.

Both invested in reclaiming the relic, the one thing Ruby and Drayvex agree on is that it’s in the wrong hands. Co-existing in a precarious arrangement between predator and prey, to save the planet they both love for different reasons, they must become a formidable double-team in the face of an apocalyptic takeover. Now, the fate of both human and demon alike rests with a killer that walks between worlds, and a woman with a curse in her bloodline.


Rachel Hobbs lives in soggy South West Wales, where she hibernates with her bearded dragon and her husband. By day she is a dental nurse at a small local practice. By night, she writes.

Her debut novel SHADOW-STAINED is the first in a dark fantasy series for adults, inspired by her dark and peculiar experiences with narcolepsy and parasomnia. She’s since subjugated her demons, and writes under the tenuous guise that they work for her.

Fuelled by an unhealthy amount of coffee, she writes about hard-boiled monsters with soft centres and things that go bump in the night.

Rachel’s Links: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterInstagramLinktree

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If you would like to purchase this book, you can find it here: Amazon UKAmazon FRAmazon USAbeBooksThe Book DepositoryWaterstonesBarnes and NobleBlackwell’sBetterWorldBooksWordery

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


  1. Good luck on Uni Ellie. I remember when I was in college I didn’t have time for reading for pleasure at all. And if you checked my Goodreads, I only made an account when I finished college. LOL. But having a degree is so worth all the sacrifices. 🙂

    Also, I’ve read this one and it’s such a quick read for me. 🙂

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