Praise for “Where Shadows Lie”

Here you can find quotes from reviews I’ve received in praise of my second novel, “Where Shadows Lie” as well as any articles and interviews.


Amber, at Seasons of Humility

Kat, at Kat’s Book Review

Lena at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE

Melissa, at Around the World in Books

Vicki at Writer of Wrongs

Melody Jackson, author

Claire, at The Overactive Imagination

Tammy, at A Fold in the Spine


Mythical Books

Shantelle, at A Writer’s Heart

Marissa Nicole Reads {Character Interviews}

Ashlee at Finding the True Fairy Tale

Rebekah’s Quill {Character Interview}

Kaitlyn Deann, award-winning author

Hey, I’m a Writer


Trudi LoPetro, for Readers’ Favorite

Faith Blum, at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections

Autumn, at Fallen Over Book Reviews

Sue, at Promoting Authors

Cameron, at Homeschool Literature

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—”Five Star PLUS Novel!

Where Shadows Lie by Tialla Rising is a story of good and bad, love, God, danger, excitement, and resolve. Shawn grew up without parents, and as a kid on the street who very early in his life became a member of the Shadows street gang – performing murder, thefts and muggings. When Shawn returns to his home after being released from prison, he is a new and reformed man. He wants nothing more than to live a normal life but, according to gang policy, once a Shadow, always a Shadow. Shawn is determined, however, and immediately gets a job, forms a special relationship with his old friend Virginia, and tries to move on with life. The leader of the gang, Max, wants nothing more in life than to see Shawn dead and will stop at nothing until he succeeds. Shawn and Virginia find themselves being beaten and robbed more than once. Virginia’s only constant keeping her fear at bay is her strong belief in God; Shawn is a non-believer which causes some difficulty in their romance.

Where Shadows Lie has action and excitement on every page and there is never a dull moment. Tialla Rising is an amazing author with the ability to make her story come alive. Where Shadows Lie is a Christian story, a love story, a story of the will of a man to change from bad to good. Where Shadows Lie and Tialla Rising will not disappoint; this is a five star plus book that everyone can enjoy. Read it today – you won’t be sorry.”

-Trudi LoPetro, for Readers’ Favorite

—”Never a dull moment!

I loved this action packed novel! This book is a different genre than her first novel, and Tialla shows her knowledge and abilities to WOW readers in this read. This Christian love story reveals true life changes a man can endure and accomplish when he sets his eyes on the prize! Tialla makes the story come alive for the reader while drawing us into the character’s lives. I was not disappointed with this novel!”

-Amazon Customer


LOVE IT!!! This book sports the same characters as the last book, but written in a different style! I was captivated! What a unique love story! I picked it up the day I got it and could not put it down! I had to know what happened at the end! I was quite pleased with the entire book!
Thanks Tialla for another amazing read!”


—”5 Stars!!!

I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. The characters and plots were developed beautifully in the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the action, drama, and suspense. The Gospel story was portrayed well, one character in particular received Salvation. I will definitely recommend this book to my friends.”


—Four Star Review

“This is a love story in a way filled with action, people being deceiving, learning that you don’t always have to have revenge.  …I do believe I will be checking into more of this author’s work to see what other stories she has out there to tell.”

-Autumn, at Fallen Over Book Reviews

—”Full of Surprises

I was pleasantly surprised at the obvious research and hard work the author did to write this book.”

-Faith Blum, author

—”Glad I gave it a shot!

I have the utmost respect for the main female character since she accepts her religion with pride and isn’t close-minded, like many Christians I know. This character embodies everything religion should be and it was a breath of fresh air to read about it. I loved that the male lead was looking for redemption since I have a slight weakness for those sorts of things.”

-Cassandra Carpio, book reviewer

—”Where Shadows Lie…

Miss Rising is very good at building her ‘world’ for the reader. Arrowhead and the surrounding area is very easy to picture. She also manages to describe it without long and detailed descriptions, instead allowing it to flow naturally into the narrative.

She also describes emotions and pain very well. The reader’s heart wrenches when one character finally breaks down sobbing or holds their breath as another slowly loses consciousness. Pain or sorrow feels very real.”

-Rebekah Jones, author

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