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Captured Shadows [Epub] ➚ Captured Shadows ➟ Richard Rider – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Jim Sinnett spends his days on respectable portrait photography and his nights creating scandalous erotic pictures for men who hide their desires in locked cabinets and between the pages of books When Jim Sinnett spends his days on respectable portrait photography and his nights creating scandalous erotic pictures for men who hide their desires in locked cabinets and between the pages of books When a new friendship leads to a secret opportunity, one dangerous than ever before, Jim agrees to step in front of the camera but finds himself baring much than his skinA twisting historical romance set in the fog of Victorian London, Captured Shadows follows the path of love, blackmail and obsession to a devastating climax.


About the Author: Richard Rider

Richard Rider s name once autocorrected to Richard Ridiculous, which kind of says it all.



10 thoughts on “Captured Shadows

  1. Baba Baba says:

    2.5 stars Review posted October 29, 2014I m not in the mood to review this book extensively Thus, I m going to make it very short I d be lying if I said I wasn t disappointed because I sure am I ve read a few good books by Richard Rider in the past, namely Stockholm Syndrome17 Black and 29 RedNo Beginning, No End my favorite It s hard to say who is to blame While I have enjoyed historical romance books in the past, I must admit that I m not a huge fan of that sub genre So, maybe it s me a 2.5 stars Review posted October 29, 2014I m not in the mood to review this book extensively Thus, I m going to make it very short I d be lying if I said I wasn t disappointed because I sure am I ve read a few good books by Richard Rider in the past, namely Stockholm Syndrome17 Black and 29 RedNo Beginning, No End my favorite It s hard to say who is to blame While I have enjoyed historical romance books in the past, I must admit that I m not a huge fan of that sub genre So, maybe it s me and not the book.The writing was good but fact was, the book failed to engage me in the beginning Between my updates at 23% and 41% the story picked up again, mainly due to a couple beautiful scenes between the MCs But somewhere along the way the story really took a total nose dive and I was bored out of my mind I also felt that the main twist happened way too late Besides, I didn t really care or empathize with the main protagonists andoften than not I had a hard time to invest myself in the story I also wantedcharacter development andemotion And when I think back how hot Rider s sex scenes have been in the past, then the smexy times in Captured Shadows left me wanting forWhat I did like very much were view spoiler December 7th, 1943 hide spoiler and the acknowledgements which I found quite inspiringIt s probably obvious that Jim s passion for the magic of traditional photography is my own We ve lost it somewhere in pixels and apps and the way we only ever seem to share pictures through social media these days, rarely as real tangible things you can hold in your hand or put in a frame or kiss and send with a love letter Photographs last longer than we do at least they do when we take them properly Take photos, play with chemicals, hold hands with history You can even keep your clothes on


  2. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written February 16, 20154 Stars A thought provoking and very interesting historical M M with both realism and a tender romance An impulse buddyread of a Valentine Day freebie novel see here with a bunch of Ladies A quite short just 143 pages historical M M by an author who was new for me I of course know about his famous Stockholm Syndrome books I m so glad I grabbed this freebie and joined the BR Captured Shadows will absolutely stay in my mind for a while In my opinion a memo Written February 16, 20154 Stars A thought provoking and very interesting historical M M with both realism and a tender romance An impulse buddyread of a Valentine Day freebie novel see here with a bunch of Ladies A quite short just 143 pages historical M M by an author who was new for me I of course know about his famous Stockholm Syndrome books I m so glad I grabbed this freebie and joined the BR Captured Shadows will absolutely stay in my mind for a while In my opinion a memorable and very topic interesting gem I dare to recommend this one to girls like me, who also likes some good historical story that isthan sugar sweet romance and hot steam now and then London 1888 Captured Shadows is a story told by a man, James Jim Sinnett, who works as an assistant for a photographer in 1880 s London The story begins when they become three men in the photo shop The new guy is young and beautiful and Jim s interest is catched at once Archie Wilkes, a cobbler s son, is always cheerful and irresistibly charming I also knew he believed I was lonely and ought to spendtime with young men than I did with myself and my books and the giggling prostitutes with whom we worked at night I suppose that one backfired on him This is a memoir of love, after all Not enough with that, on the night takes some odd very secret photo shoots Jim s life is from now changing rapidly and dramatically For better or worse Somewhat shockingI don t want to spoil the plot here but you have to be a bit open minded and don t judge to fast These men really had to make some hard choices and I felt for them view spoiler When did you get so mercenary When I realised we could make money off the depraved behaviour we d otherwise be doing for free anyway hide spoiler Whatever you think and feel about some moral decisions here, gave this story me at least a sense of authenticity I was emotionally touched and that makes this to a very fine book for me I lie there in my bed in the dark and I wonder how can I make Archie Wilkes believe I m clever and interesting and worth knowing Then I see you and words don t seem to make sense any , because all my mouth wants to do is kiss you But now, even now I m allowed to kiss you, when I do then all over again I try to think of things to say to you after Certainly there were some sad and rough parts but life was tougher then , it was indeed a melancholy shimmer but also hopeful for gay mens future , and sure enough I sobbed a few tears but also had grand lovely romance moments Best of all, it ended well Captured Shadows kind of surprised me I hadn t a clue about what to expect I liked these men, their love, their friends and relatives And I ALWAYS like historical novels which tells me a good story, in a dignified way, about how life could be for men who loved menthan 100 years ago Will try to pick up other books from this writer Well done I LIKE and enjoyed without hesitation


  3. Al Al says:

    I was given this book free by the author for an honest review and a night of passion.I absolutley loved this book Rider s writing is beautiful and compelling, his characters complex, believable and intruiging.Jim and Archie are just gorgeous I could easily read hundredsbooks about them.Richard Rider s books should all be made into films, and this one is no exception They offer depth, humour and intelligence that can be difficult to find within this genre.In a word, OUTSTANDING In a f I was given this book free by the author for an honest review and a night of passion.I absolutley loved this book Rider s writing is beautiful and compelling, his characters complex, believable and intruiging.Jim and Archie are just gorgeous I could easily read hundredsbooks about them.Richard Rider s books should all be made into films, and this one is no exception They offer depth, humour and intelligence that can be difficult to find within this genre.In a word, OUTSTANDING In a fewwords BUY IT By the way, I lied about the night of passion It was only an hour


  4. John Fuller John Fuller says:

    Set in Victorian London, Captured Shadows by Richard Rider is quite the departure from his previous Stockholm Syndrome series You ll be pleased to know though, that the riveting storyline, lyrical prose and perfect characterisation is still present and you will not be disappointed by this book.Captured Shadows follows the experiences of narrator Jim, an assistant to a successful London photographer, Mr Everett By day, Everett runs a respectable business photographing wealthy Londoners for port Set in Victorian London, Captured Shadows by Richard Rider is quite the departure from his previous Stockholm Syndrome series You ll be pleased to know though, that the riveting storyline, lyrical prose and perfect characterisation is still present and you will not be disappointed by this book.Captured Shadows follows the experiences of narrator Jim, an assistant to a successful London photographer, Mr Everett By day, Everett runs a respectable business photographing wealthy Londoners for portraits and calling cards At night, however, he deals a lucrative side line in under the counter pornography which Jim again assists in photographing view spoiler The story really begins with a chance meeting between Everett and a young man named Archie, who goes on to take a job in the studio and a place in Jim s heart But things very rarely work out so easily, particularly in a time when some love is illegal, mortality rates are high and stakes are higher hide spoiler I love this book Granted, I generally love everything Richard Rider writes, with his easy to read, deceptively simple yet beautiful prose, but this one in particular ticks all my history boxes The first thing that struck me is the wonderful attention to detail It s easy to miss, because all the nuances of Victorian life are so naturally described that you find yourself transported back to that time without anything ever jarring Even thedetailed accounts of period photographic process aren t laboured at all they re fascinating, and very obviously born of the in depth expertise and love that makes this story so utterly believable.Also effortlessly believable are the wonderful relationships in this book view spoiler not only between Jim and Archie who I defy any reader not to fall in love with , but between every character The family dynamics, the workplace dynamics, the friendships, the blackmail all are perfectly and movingly described, with Richard s trademark lively dialogue This is a very moving book Not only is the sex hot, but it s brimming with an emotional depth that I often find lacking in this genre, whilst also maintaining realism and avoiding being overly sentimental Even the most unpleasant characters are treated with a degree of sympathy that means nobody at all is two dimensional in this story In fact, some of the supporting cast fascinate me almostthan the protagonists Archie s father, his friend Sally, the vindictive but tragic John Percival hide spoiler The storyline is perfectly pitched Victorian melodrama, but again Richard must be magic it never feels unbelievable You will care about these characters and be on the edge of your seat, as I was, reading this It s a shout out loud at the pages plot, view spoiler where you can never be quite sure if things actually will work out OK in the end not quite spoiler some do, and it s wonderful some don t and it s devastating The only guarantee is that you will never be bored and you will always be surprised, not only be the twists and turns of the plot, but by how much this little love story will make you think hide spoiler This is probably my favourite Richard Rider piece to date and I can only look forward to future stories An effortless five stars


  5. K.J. Charles K.J. Charles says:

    I really enjoyed this Terrific atmosphere, lovely setting, great historical detail and sense of place and time Lovely and sweet and sexy, with a constant tension about the illegality of their love that became nerve jangling at times I would say, the plot was a bit picaresque a series of events,than a tightly spun sequence of X leading inexorably to Y but then that s life and it s a very lifelike book in some ways And I d have likedgrowth in the romance It was lovely, but the I really enjoyed this Terrific atmosphere, lovely setting, great historical detail and sense of place and time Lovely and sweet and sexy, with a constant tension about the illegality of their love that became nerve jangling at times I would say, the plot was a bit picaresque a series of events,than a tightly spun sequence of X leading inexorably to Y but then that s life and it s a very lifelike book in some ways And I d have likedgrowth in the romance It was lovely, but the challenges were basically anger and forgiveness, repeated we didn t see a huge amount of growth and which for me would have really lifted the book But nevertheless a hugely enjoyable and extremely well written book with lovely MCs I hope the author does a lothistoricals because I m in like Flynn


  6. Teal Teal says:

    This could be a lovely read for the right person in the right mood Unfortunately that s not me right now I m not interested in lush leisurely scene setting, lengthy dwelling on the significance of glances and accidental touches, or a long, lingering exploration of the MC s feelings In all honesty, I d rather read about things blowing up Consider it a failing on my part, not the book s.DNF 34%.


  7. Em Em says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and really loved the Victorian London setting, especially as parts were set around Lambeth, which is where a lot of my family originate from James and Archie are just the sweetest couple ever and I was willing them on from the word go I m a huge fan of Richard Rider s and as with the Stockholm Syndrome series, the writing is perfect and this book certainly lived up to my expectations On a couple of occasions Archie even reminded me a little bit of Pip with his c I thoroughly enjoyed this book and really loved the Victorian London setting, especially as parts were set around Lambeth, which is where a lot of my family originate from James and Archie are just the sweetest couple ever and I was willing them on from the word go I m a huge fan of Richard Rider s and as with the Stockholm Syndrome series, the writing is perfect and this book certainly lived up to my expectations On a couple of occasions Archie even reminded me a little bit of Pip with his cheeky humer


  8. Cristina Cristina says:

    London 1888 James Sinnett and Archie Wilkes work in a photographic studio in the West End The respectable work that takes place in the studio in the morning is doubled up at night by the production of blue pictures erotic portraits of men and women to be sold to private collectors When Jim and Archie find themselves moving from behind the camera to the front of the lenses, things take a dark and complicated turn.This, in a nutshell, is the premise of Richard Rider s intriguingly beautiful London 1888 James Sinnett and Archie Wilkes work in a photographic studio in the West End The respectable work that takes place in the studio in the morning is doubled up at night by the production of blue pictures erotic portraits of men and women to be sold to private collectors When Jim and Archie find themselves moving from behind the camera to the front of the lenses, things take a dark and complicated turn.This, in a nutshell, is the premise of Richard Rider s intriguingly beautiful Captured Shadows, a novel that brings together classical themes such as love, regret, morality and trust with the fascination for the technological innovations of the Victorian age.I have a profound interest in photography and its history and developments Rider s novel is very rich in details regarding all the technical procedures involved in the taking and developing of pictures in the late 19th century The sense of suspension that came together with the technical limitations of Victorian photography with people having to freeze their position for several seconds in order to avoid the blurring of the images takes on an entirely new meaning when the photographs described in the book are often depictions of intimate acts of sexual intercourse James and Archie s courtship and first contacts take place in full view of the camera and other external observers and this adds a narrative twist to the novel that is at the same time intriguing, profoundly melancholic and ultimately disturbing since it forces them to a degree of exposure which is unfair and intrusive.The two MCs are beautifully portrayed and it s easy to warm to them and their predicaments James shyness and reflectiveness are nicely counterbalanced by Archie s apparent openness and self confidence and the end of the book is moving and really gratifying.Maybe the end of the novel would have deservedpages and a better development things happened way too quickly and I felt somewhat deprived of the pleasure of reading someabout characters I ve grown fond of.Overall, though, this a very satisfying novel, well written, with a great atmosphere and with a Victorian London that is, at the same time, respectable and seedy, just like Mr Everett s photographic studio that thus acts as a sort of mirror of British society I really recommend it


  9. Maya Maya says:

    Didn t enjoy this book at all I struggled to finish and considered DNF ingthan once Luckily it wasn t a long read.The characters were the worst thing in the book for me James was good and noble on the surface but also weak, indecisive, and often quite the hypocrite Archie remained just a good looking love interest, and Mr Everett swung between a loving father figure and a greedy pimp depending on the situation.The romance didn t feel it There was friendship, and sure, there was att Didn t enjoy this book at all I struggled to finish and considered DNF ingthan once Luckily it wasn t a long read.The characters were the worst thing in the book for me James was good and noble on the surface but also weak, indecisive, and often quite the hypocrite Archie remained just a good looking love interest, and Mr Everett swung between a loving father figure and a greedy pimp depending on the situation.The romance didn t feel it There was friendship, and sure, there was attraction but shining green eyes and beautiful smiles don t mean love.The plot the blurb made it sound intriguing but it didn t work for me because I found the characters motivation for what they did weak, their moral dilemma unconvincing, the conflicts were, well, ridiculous, and, sadly, the subplot with Archie s family failed to make me sympathize Overall, this was my worst reading experience so far this year Hopefully, it will be a better one for my reading buddies.To end on a positive note I liked James and Archie s first meeting


  10. Sofia Sofia says:

    3.5 stars Rider successfully shows the seedier side behind the artful photographs sold for profit to satisfy whims of clients He takes us step by step with Jim and Archie through this Victorian pornographic world, which had become mixed with one of the great loves in Jim s life, photography Especially poignant were the point where Jim realised fully what this buying and selling meant and what kind of future it might lead to view spoiler First I was quite angry with Percival but like Jim I 3.5 stars Rider successfully shows the seedier side behind the artful photographs sold for profit to satisfy whims of clients He takes us step by step with Jim and Archie through this Victorian pornographic world, which had become mixed with one of the great loves in Jim s life, photography Especially poignant were the point where Jim realised fully what this buying and selling meant and what kind of future it might lead to view spoiler First I was quite angry with Percival but like Jim I ended pitying him, trapped there hide spoiler As a story it left me feeling rather sad I liked the writing, the guys Jim and Archie and the story I think I missed a further connection, maybe somehappy times to balance out the melancholy But then maybe not, after all this was but a slice of their life, a time captured in a photograph and that particular time came with that particular feeling and if so Rider captured it well.BR with Ingela, Irina and Maya


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