Shadow series

Sapphic love, intrigue, secrets, and spies.

Available in eBook, paperback, and audiobook narrated by Abby Craden.

She fell for the wrong woman … now it’s going to cost her.

In the Shadow of the Past by J.E. Leak book cover

In the Shadow of the Past

(Shadow Series Book 1)

In the Shadow of Love book cover

In the Shadow of Love

(Shadow Series Book 2)

Sapphic historical fiction In the Shadow of Truth (Shadow Series Book 3) by J.E. Leak

In the Shadow of Truth

(Shadow Series Book 3)

Book cover for In the Shadow of Victory (Shadow Series Book 4)

In the Shadow of Victory

(Shadow Series Book 4)

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Shadow series paperback books by J.E. Leak

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About the SERIES

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Welcome to the Shadow Series

In the shadowy world of 1940s New York City, a sultry spy falls for the one woman she shouldn’t. When reporter Jenny Ryan’s father is murdered, her burning need for justice drives her to take on a ruthless tycoon. But her plan goes awry when she falls for the criminal’s alluring mistress, OSS agent Kathryn Hammond.

Kathryn is more than just a popular nightclub singer with a glamorous façade. She’s an undercover spy, trapped stateside in a dead-end assignment while the war rages on in Europe. Frustrated and resentful, her emotions get her into trouble when Jenny steals her heart. As their forbidden desire blooms, they find themselves caught in a web of danger and intrigue.

Will their passion endanger their lives and unravel everything they’ve worked for, or will their love be the very thing that saves them?

In the Shadow of the Past is the first book in the sapphic historical fiction Shadow series. If you enjoy slow burns, secrets, and spies, you won’t want to miss this noir-inspired tale of love and redemption.

Start the Shadow series today for a page-turning night of intrigue!

About the author

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I was born in Washington, DC, and grew up on the beautiful South Jersey shores of Long Beach Island. An antiques conservator by trade, I have always been fascinated by history and the stories objects could tell if they could speak. When I’m not bingeing 1940s noir films, I’m writing or photographing nature on the spring-fed azure rivers of Central Florida. I have an Associate of Science degree in graphic design and I am a devoted night owl.

J E Leak

Upcoming books

I’m delighted to reveal an exciting collaboration with award-winning author Jo Havens! This novel promises a riveting blend of suspense, romance, and the supernatural.

Here’s a little teaser: In a ghostly tale set between the roar of the waves and the whisper of the wind, two women breathe life into an old lighthouse and unwittingly find themselves entwined in a timeless curse.

In a ghostly tale set between the roar of the sea and the whisper of the wind, two women breathe life into an old lighthouse and unwittingly find themselves entwined in a timeless curse.

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