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Hunter of Shadows (By Moonlight #5)

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NANCY GIDEON RETURNS TO HER STEAMY NEW ORLEANS PRETERNATURAL WORLD WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW SHAPE-SHIFTER ROMANCE.

The secrets he knows about her could get him killed.

Transferring to the New Orleans Police Department, Detective Silas MacCreedy has a hidden agenda: to secure his clan’s place once again in the Shifter hierarchy. What he didn’t count on was stumbling upon a se
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Mass Market Paperback, 383 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Pocket
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Wendy
Jan 21, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, kindle
There's nothing that I love better, than a hot alpha male, strong "kick ass" heroine and great storyline. Ms Nancy Gideon, delivered the goods, once again in this terrific read.

I have to share a favorite quote from this book. This is a scene between Silas and Monica:

"Trust me Nica. Let me be a part of your life. Let me protect you. Let me be strong for you. Let me be whatever you need, whenever you need it. All you have to do is ask."

Wow, that's one swoon worthy quote. ;)

All in all, this is a gr
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Krystal
Nov 23, 2011 Krystal rated it it was amazing


The next book in the Moonlight series is finally here! The action is more intense and the reader has the opportunity to know the characters even better. Silas is the newest character. He desires getting his clan back up to their correct status in the shifting world. His goal is admirable, but will not be easy to achieve.


Monica is controlled by an enigma with skeletons in the closet. She will need Silas' help to escape the hold this man appears to have on her. When the two realize that their ind
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Jen
Dec 13, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: gideon, fv
Nica and Silas
Charlotte and Max

Full review posted on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

I am not sure how well-known Nancy Gideon is. I have previously read four books by her in her Moonlight series. That series features mobster boss/shifter Max and his human mate/cop Charlotte. Max and Charlotte are one of my favorite PNR couples. I will rave to people about them, if they would just listen. When I found out that Gideon was doing a spin-off from her Moonlight series I have to admit that I was a little a
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Nikki Brandyberry
Dec 06, 2011 Nikki Brandyberry rated it it was ok
Trained assassin Nica is used to living on her own and truthfully she likes it better that way. Her entire life has been lived moment to moment, connections with people just brought pain. She may be able to kill a man with little emotion, but denying her attraction to the fiercely guarded Silas, is something she doesn’t know how to handle.

Silas has his own secrets. Secrets he can’t afford to forget. A job he can’t afford to do. People are counting on him infiltrating the New Orleans police depar
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Charlene
Dec 18, 2013 Charlene rated it it was amazing
I continue to be thoroughly impressed by Ms. Gideon's writing and by this series. I was hesitant about this book given that it did not revolve around our beloved Max and CeeCee...but I needn't have worried. Silas and Nica were more than worthy of their own book, and the world has been expanded in most intriguing ways. The writing flows beautifully as we've become accustomed to, and I especially love how this author lets the information be revealed a piece at a time. She leaves us wondering, but ...more
Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!)
Nov 17, 2011 Lenore (Biblliolatry Me!) rated it really liked it
This novel is fast-paced; a reader could probably finish the book in less than three hours. The events take place quickly when the characters’ emotions run high and the author slows them down for the love scenes. Even though the book is fast read, the reader will not feel hurried at all; if anything, the reader will speed through the book to see the ending. This book is recommended to adult readers (there are fairly explicit sex scenes).

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Melissa
Apr 15, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
A wonderful companion story to the Moonlight Series that can also be read alone. Monica comes back to New Orleans with a job, but a mix-up in an alley gives her more reason to hang around than just an old friend.

Silas is in town as a guest undercover cop but he's also hiding his true motives. When he meets Monica, he's not sure he can go through with his plans.

I loved how this story continued with the Moonlight series and Cee Cee and Max. We learn more about those beloved characters as well as
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Hbeebti
Dec 26, 2011 Hbeebti rated it really liked it
Shelves: nancy-gideon
This wasn't my favorite of the series. That being said it was still really good. I love NG writing style. This story was fast paced and the new characters were pretty great as well. Nica was mentioned in the previous book but not by name but by a certain action as a mystery person. Silas is a new partner w/ detective Alain. Which can I just say is still an ass. He did do something noteworthy and made me like him again. But by the end of the book I still don't know what his agenda is and the way ...more
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
May 21, 2015 Lani ⚔⚔ the Destroyer ⚔⚔ rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, shifters, cops
I continue to have a love hate relationship with this series. On one hand I actually liked Cee Cee - but maybe this is because we didn't get her POV, on the other hand I never really connected with Nica and Silas. Sure they were likeable enough at the end but they aren't a favourite. The world is interesting though and the overall story arc is starting to thicken so I feel compelled to pick up the next book :-)
ThatEzi  (Oh My Shelves)
4.5 stars.
I was 20% into this book when I wondered, why do I care about Silas MacCready? Who was he in relation to Max and Cassie? Then the author starts to reveal the plot.
Basically, we get introduced to other clans in the Moonlight series.
Silas is working undercover and encounters an assassin Nica with her own agenda. While it appears that they have opposing loyalties, Silas and Nica can't keep their hand off each other.

We then see that Nica (Monica) was a childhood friend of Mary Kate and Cas
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Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
Another great novel by Nancy Gideon. This series just gets better and better. To read my full review, please see my blog http://devastatingreads.blogspot.ca/2...
Sara Kate
Nov 29, 2013 Sara Kate rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, love love this! This series just gets better and better with every book. The end of the second to last chapter has me reeling!! I am so excited and totally in shock.
Joey
Apr 03, 2014 Joey rated it it was amazing
I love this series! Silas and Nica had great chemistry and I had so much fun reading about them.
I hope there are many more books in this series.
Janna
Jan 28, 2012 Janna rated it liked it
I liked the book, but I prefer Cassie and Max as the main characters. But Silas was pretty awesome and good to have at Max's back.
Ӄaȶ  McCarthy
This is the best series i've read this year!! Highly recommend it!
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Oct 26, 2014 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Silas and Nica (Monica) are both strong, likeable, awesome characters that have complicated back-stories. What made this interesting, was the mystery and complexity of those back-stories. Silas and Nica gradually realize they can share a common goal. Charlotte and Max are secondary characters in this one, but still are central to the plot. I liked the opportunity to read about other characters in this unique world. I see (and hope) Charlotte, Max, Nica and Silas will continue to be secondary cha ...more
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
I'll begin by admitting that I was sulking when I started reading Hunter of Shadows. Why? Because my beloved Max Savoie is not in a starring role...nor is Detective Charlotte Caissie. What is the author thinking?! Why is Silas MacCreedy & Monica Fraser in the spotlight? I know who they are but why should I be interested in their story? Being the devoted fan of the By Moonlight series that I am, I sighed & turned to page one to find out. And late that same night, I finished it...yes, in o ...more
Kati
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Hello! What a heart pounding read. This was my first Nancy Gideon book and I got plopped into the thick of things. First off, the heroine in this book has no qualms about having sex or lusting after the hero even though she's only known him for a short time. She's very comfortable with her sexuality and I find that refreshing.

Silas MacCreedy is all sorts of yummy. He's been transferred to the New Orleans PD and on the hunt for something that could r
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Anna
Nov 11, 2011 Anna rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-books
I don't usually start a series towards the middle, especially when it's a book for review, but as much as I wanted to I just couldn't fit the others into my reading queue right now. I actually have the others in my TBR, that I purchased for myself some time ago, so this is a series that I wanted to check out and I am glad that I did. It only took a few chapters to get the gist of what I needed to know about past characters and storyline, although at times I did feel like I was missing out on som ...more
Lori Schiele
May 08, 2012 Lori Schiele rated it did not like it
I was aware that the book was #5 of a series, but many times I can still follow the storyline enough to enjoy it, and may even go back to start the series from the beginning.

Hunter of Shadows, however, was a disappointment. First off, there was too much gratituous sex for my liking. Also, even though the main character was a shapeshifter, he never actually shifted *at all* except for occasional eye color and long fingernails (claws). A disappointment for any werewolf fan.
But I think the most
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Anya
Nov 14, 2011 Anya rated it it was amazing

I hadn't had the chance to review the previous books but I had read them but this is the first of Nancy Gideon's Moonlight series I have reviewed.

In Hunter of Shadows we get to meet a new hero in this series, Det. Silas MacCreedy. He is on a secret mission to get his clan place back to their the place in the Shifter world. But like every great novel things do not always go as planned. Silas meets a mysterious assassin who is about turn his world upside down. I haven't discovered a heroine like
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Steph

I wasn't sure what to expect in Hunter of Shadows, the first semi-spin-off in Gideon's Moonlight series. I've grown to love Charlotte and Max, the focus of the first four books, and while I found Silas interesting, I wasn't sure he could carry the story. Of course, Gideon proved me wrong. I really enjoy her writing style and the were lore she's created with this series. This was certainly not my favorite of the series, but it reassured me that even if Charlotte and Max are now side characters I

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Jen
May 02, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gideon
Silas and Nica, Max and Charlotte

I am not sure how well-known Nancy Gideon is. I have previously read four books by her in her Moonlight series. That series features mobster boss/shifter Max and his human mate/cop Charlotte. Max and Charlotte are one of my favorite PNR couples. I will rave to people about them, if they would just listen. When I found out that Gideon was doing a spin-off from her Moonlight series I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive. The last book about Max and Charlo
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Bells
Dec 07, 2011 Bells rated it liked it
When 2 strangers meet one night they can't deny the immediate attraction to one another. Silas McCreedy knows that Nica is dangerous, but he can't the inner voice within him telling him that Nica is his mate. Nica knows that Silas is different from others and drops her guard a few times when he is around. She can't afford to make mistakes when she has a secret to protect. Once Silas learns Nica's secret,she knows what she has to do, and that's kill him. But she can't bring herself to do that. Th ...more
JenniferJ
Nov 30, 2011 JenniferJ rated it really liked it
Having not read any of the Moonlight Series I think I was running a bit behind on this one but still it was quick to figure out most of what I was missing as the story progressed. I really want to go back and read these from the beginning because the characters are just really awesome and strong and I want to see how it all began so to speak.

Silas..good Lord he could rescue me any day of the week! (sitting here fanning myself just thinking about it) I totally enjoyed how he and Nica met and from
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Sally
Apr 13, 2015 Sally rated it it was amazing
Fabulous series with character who live. I loved the new characters, Nicaragua and Silas, but it was great that their story blended with Max and Cee Cee.
This is a series where as soon as I finish one book I get the next one straight away.
Gee
Feb 17, 2015 Gee rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnl-hot, shifters, series
This is a very good series. Action, suspense, paranormal intrigue, all wrapped up in sizzling romance----it's got it all. It's been a while since I read Book 4 and now, after picking up Book 5, I am wondering why I waited so long. There were quite a bit of new developments in this installment, including a big surprise near the end. I am looking forward to reading Jaques LaRoche's story next.

Re-read 1/6/15
Anika
Sep 15, 2014 Anika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was very interesting I'm just disappointed that the focus was not on Max and Cee Cee even though they were in the story. It's main focus was Monica Fraser (Nica) and Silas MacCreedy. A passion that was developing between them which they tried to fight off because it was getting in the way of their goals. But hey what you to do when the heart wants what it wants. It is an interesting read full of action.
Brianna Lawson
Feb 06, 2014 Brianna Lawson rated it it was amazing

I received this book yesterday for free to review! This is the first book by Nancy Gideon that I have read! I have to say the she made a fast fan out of me! Her writing captured me and I didn't want to put this book down! I was constantly on the edge of what was going to happen between Nica and Silas. Long story short.. Wonderful book and I can't wait read another novel in the Shadow series!
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With over 50 sales to her credit since her first publication in 1987, Portage, Michigan author Nancy Gideon’s writing career is as versatile as the romance market, itself. Her books encompass genres from historicals and regencies to contemporary suspense and the paranormal. Her works have been published overseas in Romanian, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, German, Icelandic and Chinese, amon ...more
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Other Books in the Series

By Moonlight (10 books)
  • Masked by Moonlight (Moonlight, #1)
  • Chased by Moonlight (Moonlight, #2)
  • Captured by Moonlight (Moonlight, #3)
  • Bound By Moonlight (Moonlight, #4)
  • Seeker of Shadows (Moonlight, #6)
  • Betrayed by Shadows (Moonlight, #7)
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  • Remembered By Moonlight (Moonlight, #9)
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