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Alec Cason has survived vampire attacks, a hostage situation, and even the vampire council’s attempts to destroy him. Thanks to three Ancient Ones, the oldest vampires in existence, who stepped in and spoke on Alec’s behalf, the matter of his illegal creation has finally been resolved. Now, he’s one of the Unfettered, outside of vampire law and free to get his life back on track. His enemy, a very powerful vampire calling himself the Devil, has other plans and has created a weapon forbidden by vampire law. When someone close to Alec gets hurt and a friend is abducted, he realizes that the situation is spiraling quickly out of his control. Alec finds himself tested beyond anything he could have ever imagined, exploring how much he’s willing to trust those he doesn’t know and how far he’s willing to go to save himself and his friends. The plots and schemes of the Devil may break Alec, or they may reveal a hidden strength he didn’t know he had.

Shadow Born: Book 1 of the Shadow-Borne Chronicles

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Series: The Shadow-Borne Chronicles

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Book 3 of the Shadow-Borne Chronicles

I hope all is well with you.  I'm doing well...except for you know, losing my job.  Unfortunately for me, I got laid off.  Fortunately for all of us, that means that I can write more while I look for a job!  Just wanted to send out a quick update on Book 3 of the...

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Excerpt From Chapter 6 of The Dead of Night

Alec felt an odd tingle wash over him for a moment, like the other night at the other crime scene.  A cold shiver went down his spine.  He’d lost focus for a moment and hadn’t really been paying attention to anything going on around him, other than Aleisha, and hadn’t...

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Blood Promises: Shadow Born Review

Blood Promises – A review of the novel ‘Shadow Born’ - by Moterwriter.com “I envy people that know love. They have someone who takes them as they are.” – Jess C. Scott Author Paul A. Cagle’s novel ‘Shadow Born’ is the first book in the Shadow-Borne Chronicles series...

Paul A. Cagle

Paul is the author of Shadow Born and the upcoming book, The Dead of Night, the second book in the Shadow-Borne Chronicles.

Paul enjoys reading, writing and role-playing games. For more about the author, check out the About Me page.


06-1-843 Amazon Ratings
06-1-8☆☆☆☆ Average (4.2 Stars)
06-1-8What Readers are saying:

Shadow Born- a great read.

I haven’t read a book since the Twilight saga was written about vampires. When I started reading this book I automatically assumed it would end up like Twilight did and I loved Twilight. But instead I got a very big surprise. Shadow Born turned out to be even better then I could imagine. I was held captivated from the moment I began reading to the moment I finished and I couldn’t get enough. As of right now I am sitting here impatiently awaiting the second book in the series. (To read the rest of the review, click the name below)


Amazon Customer

A different twist

So at first after reading a sample i was like why not. A little further into the story i was like great, i just got suckered into another vampire story. After a third if the way through the book, the story grips and pulls you in and never lets you go. I secluded myself on a saturday day and finished the rest of the story. I loved it. (To read the rest of the review, click the name below)


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Looking forward to reading more in this series

Without giving away too much, the main character is turned against his will and Cagle does a great job of capturing Alec Carson’s emotions about this. He doesn’t instantly become a supernatural being with amazing powers and the confidence to match. (For the rest of the review, click the name below)

-Becky Bella

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I highly recommend others reading this too!

I just finished reading this and I truly loved it. At first I felt oh man, not another boring vampire type story but as I read more (the second page or whatever on kindle) I went from those words to I can’t stop reading this. It’s so good! A great imagination here.

-Dionne Washington

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This book was amazing. It had great flow and was captivating all the way through. Cant wait for more.

-Matthew Manning

Amazon Customer

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the rest …

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I don’t usually like vampire stories because they usually involve helpless females running to big hunky vampires for protection and seduction. That is not the case with this book. I don’t want to give anything away, so I will just say the character development is good and the story held my interest. (To read the rest of the review, click the name below)

-Claire Campbell

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