4.5 Star Review – Tainted Black by Shanora Williams

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Sep 11 2015

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Title:Tainted Black

Reviewers: Miri & Yaya of AfterDark Book Lovers

Author: Shanora Williams


Tainted Black is a book about two people falling in love. But not your every day kind of love. This is a Forbidden Romance. The type of love not everyone is okay with because we all know we live in a very judgmental world. What’s worse is when those you love the most can’t accept it even though they can see how much they need each other. This book is filled with angst, some steamy sex scenes, and such a sad beauty. There’s a feel alive type of feeling. One that makes you happy and sad at the same time. But let’s face it, not every story has a perfect ending. Are you willing to pay the ultimate price for Love?

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4.5 Stars
Miri: Isabella Knight and Theo Black.. Le sigh! I really loved this story and I’m not talking about the sex in this book. I mean the feels of the characters. The way two people feel for each other. I’m talking sacrifices being made for (someones) happiness. Tainted Black hits all those feelings and more. I’m really happy how this book turned out to be. I love how Shanora made me feel connected to these characters. I love the way the story developed and the twists I didn’t see coming. You will definitely feel something for Theo and Isabella. Shanora created a really great story about making hard decisions… and making some decisions that will forever change you. I’m really proud of Shanora and how far she has come with her career. Can wait to see what else this woman has in store.

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4.5 Stars
Yaya: I began a reading journey 2 years ago with Shanora and a certain band called Fire Nine (#FireNineHoes). You like rock stars? Make sure you look it up. What’s the difference now? Her writing is blooming and she’s created this story that even a week later we continue to talk about it. It’s that type of story that makes you second guess yourself. “Shit, why?” Or “I didn’t see that coming.” *sighs* A well put together mix of emotions. I enjoyed this story very much and I’m quite pleased how it unraveled. This story will hold a piece of my heart. Shanora is still very young and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her writing and her success.


In conclusion, we hope you read and enjoy Theo and Isabella’s story as much as we did. Just know we are Theo’s Little Knight’s. We FLOVE YOU THEO!




Shanora Williams is a twenty-something that creates authentic romantic stories that, may or may not, make you question what a “Happily Ever After” truly is. After hitting the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers list at the mere age of nineteen, Shanora ventured further into the creative writing world, working even harder to create unique and memorable romances for all to enjoy.
She currently resides in Waxhaw, North Carolina and is the mother of one amazing boy, in love with her devoted man, and a sister to eleven.
When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down anything sweet and salty. She also writes under the pen name S. Q. Williams.

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