The Shadows Beneath is a gothic haunted house story set in the south.
This novel is a paranormal romance, probably listed as m/m erotica. My quibble with that is that the character of Tristan was obviously a male overlay on a female character, and an annoyingly passive female ala professional-victim fairy tale princess at that. Nothing about him was believable as a man. The fainting thing got tiresome quickly. The few uneven sex scenes did nothing to define the characters or move the plot forward, making this more a story with explicit sex, rather than erotica.
There were many problems with the writing in this story. The characters were indistinguishable from each other, something that could have been fixed by cutting the cast by at least half and by getting into the character’s heads. Despite using many paranormal romance props: creepy old house, a four-poster bed with heavy curtains, secret passages, and a raging storm, there were no spine-tingling chills or eerie moments.If I had been reading this book for pleasure, I probably would have set it aside after the first chapter.