Aug 17, 2013

{Review Tour} of Shrouded in Illusion by H.D. Thomson

Shrouded in Illusion by H.D. Thomson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal
THEME: Suspense, Romance
AUTHORS BLOG: H.D. Thomsons' Blog

Someone wants Skye Hunter’s son and they’re willing to kill her or anyone else to get to him. One the run for her life, she is forced to turn to the only person who can help her—a complete stranger with a shared past—David Bishop, a renowned illusionist.

David’s life is also an illusion, built of smoke and little else. He meets Skye, a woman filled with passion and conviction, and the pain he sees in her eyes is a mirror to his own soul. But when he realizes she has the same strange, telekinetic phenomenon inside her body that he does, he is forced to question his life, his childhood and the father who raised him. Can these two lost souls uncover the mystery behind their powers and save Skye’s son and themselves in the process?


I’m not one to jump into a series without reading the first few books as I always feel like I’m missing something important. Luckily this storyline was easy to get into; I was able to connect to the characters in their suspenseful situation and well-crafted plot. Thomson writing will hit the readers emotionally with the mother son bond, which shows that a mother will do anything to keep her son safe.

Shrouded in Illusion follows Skye Hunter and her son Tyler, who are on the run from people who want her him. She turns to a man named David Bishop for help, who has the same unique ability as her. David is a Vegas illusionist and is immediately drawn to Skye; neither can deny the connection they have. Skye with the help of David will stop at nothing to keep her son safe.

Skye is a strong woman and a power mom; she has sacrificed a lot to keep going on the run. In the beginning of the book the readers are dealt with a powerful scene where Skype is put in a dangerous situation while her son watches on. She’ll do anything to keep him away from the danger while she fights it. She is willing to do anything to discover the truth that has been affecting her and her son. Dangers seem to be around every corner.

David is a great character that may take a little bit to warm up too. He’s a member of the Society of American Magicians and has won many awards during his career. When David and Skye first interact while playing roulette together, there is no denying that these two were meant to meet. Thomson created an intense scene with a lot of spark from both characters point of view. I really enjoyed the way Thomson details each page with a slight suspense and mystery, I always felt like something was going to happened after every turn of the page.

Overall I enjoyed the mystery and the superhero abilities that were created to be intriguing and not comic bookish. The readers will enjoy slowly learning about the characters personal lives such as, David’s father who has some secrets and Skye’s ex. The ending had me holding my breath and squeezing my kindle, I had no idea what was going to happen. In the end I liked the ease of how Thomson united David and Skye, there was no force just a gradual bond that grew into trust. I felt there was never a dull moment and really can’t wait to read the other stories in this series. Be sure to check out Shrouded in Mystery and Shrouded in Darkness because I know I will be!


This is an adult novel with minor sexual content but this is full of suspense and paranormal abilities that will hook you from the start. Fans of Wide Open by Deborah Coates and Altered by Jennifer Rush will enjoy Shrouded in Illusion by H.D. Thomson.
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H.D. Thomson

H.D. Thomson moved from Ontario, Canada as a teenager to the heat of Arizona where she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting. After working in the corporate world as an accountant, H.D. changed her focus to one of her passions-books. She owned and operated an online bookstore for several years and then started Bella Media Management. The company specializes in web sites, video trailers, ebook conversion and promotional resources for authors and small businesses. When she is not heading her company, she is following her first love-writing.
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