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Crying For The Moon

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  808 Ratings  ·  116 Reviews
Vampire Alexei Novik may have the teeth and the coffin, but he’s given up the lifestyle for an old fixer-upper in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Weary of his past, Alex plans to keep to himself, but it seems his sexy, new neighbor, Tate, can’t take the hint—a good thing, since it turns out he’s handy for all kinds of things around the house. Tate even gets along with Alex’s wer ...more
ebook, 210 pages
Published July 22nd 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published July 21st 2011)
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This was a fun read. I liked the banter and the characters because they made the story enjoyable and I was thankful for that because I was hoping for a read that'd get me out of the funk I was in and this one definitely did that.

Tate and Alex were both so cute to me. It was a treat seeing Alex realize even though he's a vampire he still has friends who care about him. I really liked that.

My only faults were I knew the 'mystery' right from the get go. As soon as it was mentioned I knew exactly wh
Jul 04, 2011 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
Really enjoyable paranormal M/M romance that puts a new spin on some of the old mythology. Vampire Alex has moved to the mountains to get away from the empty parasitic Life led by most vampires. He has made friends with an outcast group of weres and has offered to let them use his land on the night of the full moon. At the same time he is getting to know some of the locals, both animal and human. But someone from Alex's past is not happy with his newfound freedom.

I found the MC's, Alex and Tate,
I should've seen it coming.
Really, I should've based on the book's blurb and the fact that there is a pretty big wolf on the damn cover. But I still ended up being surprised by the big role that Alex's werewolf friends played in this book. Not only was I caught off guard but was also pretty annoyed.

It felt like Alex and Tate's developing relationship was shunted to the side to constantly deal with Alex's friends wolf-y problems.
It seemed like Nick and Peter, who were part of the werewolf pack an
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Aug 04, 2011 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m

Jul 31, 2011 Alex rated it it was amazing
This novel utilizes all the qualities that make vampire novels great--but also has fun with it. The characters are hilarious, caring, and loyal; the sex is hot; and the plot is well fleshed out. Even though most of the action doesn't happen until the last 20%, the story never drags as each chapter develops characters and cultural history. For those who are familiar with vampire and werewolf lore, you'll appreciate the nods of recognition to some of the standards, while also finding a few
Trisha Harrington
Apr 07, 2013 Trisha Harrington rated it really liked it
Recommended to Trisha by: Bookwatcher
All in all this was a really good book and I'm glad I read it. But there were a couple of things a bit off for me. Saying that, I can't say I didn't really enjoy reading it. Only the last 10% was a bit off for me, the rest was an entertaining read that had me wanting more. If I had to state my main complaint, it would be the secret that was only revealed towards the end. Alex was upfront with Tate when they slept together... Tate, however, lied. And it kind of pissed me off.

Overall, I would say
A few vague spoilers here and there, but nothing that would take away your enjoyment of the book! Still, please approach my review with caution.

Complete devouring of a book within a day is usually an indication of me enjoying a book. Despite its relatively manageable length, I did not finish Sarah Madison’s Crying for the Moon in a single day. Except, contrary to my earlier statement, this doesn’t signify my lack of enjoyment at all. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to stay a little
Christy Duke
It has been some time since I've read a good vampire story so I had high hopes for this book from an as yet unknown author, to me. 'Crying for the Moon' is definitely a good story with a fascinating world that is just a little unique to what I've read in the past. I adore different and I was only a few pages into the story when I realized Sarah Madison would be giving me something unusual. The concept of vampires that follow the tenets of their species is called living the Life and for vampires ...more
Anita Bianchi
Nov 20, 2015 Anita Bianchi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Finalmente un urban fantasy autoconclusivo! Non fraintendetemi, amo le saghe, ma a volte non mi dispiace avere una storia "completa" in un romanzo unico.
Ho apprezzato le novità che l'autrice introduce nel mondo "vampirico": i vampiri sopportano la luce del sole e sono quasi umani fintantochè non trascorrono troppo tempo dentro alla loro bara. Non tutti i vampiri ne possiedono una, ma Alex si: la bara è, per lui, croce e delizia e gli procurerà non pochi pr
Aug 15, 2011 Cay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
4.5 stars.

A paranormal romance with a fresh twist. I'm a big fan of "creatures of the dark", but lately I've been bored with the selection. Same old, same old. But this book has got my appetite back for vampires and weres.

As you can guess from the warm colors on the cover, the tone of the book is light. The writing is very well done and humorous. All the characters are great, there is not a single one I don't like. I've really enjoyed watching them slowly form a kind of family of their own. And
Dee Wy
Sep 05, 2011 Dee Wy rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, m-m-paranormal
The slow pace in this story had me worried at first. That is until I got comfortable with the numerous characters and learned to like them all and care what happened to them. At that point, only lack of sleep forced me to put the book down for a break.

They say "write what you know" and Sarah Madison is a veterinarian, as is one of her main characters Tate. His love interest, Alex, is a vampire and I assume she has no personal experience with those.:) You must read the story almost to the end to
Lexi Ander
Jul 05, 2011 Lexi Ander rated it really liked it
This was a real nice surprise. Paranormal that had weaknesses. An inventive twist on classic vampire lore. I had so much fun trying to figure out Tate and flip-flopping on what I thought was going on. Absolutely LOVED EPT (Evil Psycho Tom) the feral cat. I even enjoyed the underlying story of Alex's need to belong and then watch him struggle with belonging when he realizes that now he has something to loose.
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Jul 26, 2011 Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews rated it really liked it
Really Good I enjoyed it so much, i couldnt put it down :)
Oct 03, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
Fangy and Flirty Fun with Claws, Cats, and Coffins
Alexei Novik escaped the vampire Life he'd grown weary of and bought a rundown house in the mountains. All he wants is to be left alone, though he has no doubt that he hasn't heard the last of his power-hungry ex, Victor. With the help of a small pack of werewolves he considers his friends, he settles into his mountain home and starts fixing up the place, ignoring the constant pull of the coffin that regenerates him but which exacts too high a pr
3.5 stars
My issue with this book is lack of information of the characters. Written in 3rd person narration, the story only comes from Alex's (the vampire) point of view, it feels like I've been pushed into Alex's life without so much of introduction. I'm struggling to get the sense of Alex, his life -- since Ms. Madison infuses a different element to the vampire myth, most notably the connection of a vampire and his coffin, and his relationship with the werewolf pack, which Alex calls his friend
I've never been a real fan of vampire stories, but this treatment of vampires "fixes" many of the things I don't much care for. I hate that vampires supposedly can't go out in the daytime, because who can live like that, especially in this day and age? How would a vampire explain it? I also dislike that they MUST have blood, usually human, or have some other soul-sucking requirement, even if they try to leave the life and want to be more human. (view spoiler) ...more
Amarilli Settantatre
Nov 03, 2015 Amarilli Settantatre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-romance
Vi svelo una mia fantasia segreta. Quando leggevo “Twilight” io non mi perdevo dietro a Bella e al suo luccicoso, ma mi immaginavo un sacco di storie parallele sui vampiri e sul gruppo di lupi sexy che combattevano con loro. Mente malata? Non lo nego, ma dopo aver letto questo libro posso affermare che non sono l’unica ad aver avuto certe fantasie. Anzi, “Volere la luna” mi ha dato il colpo di grazia, perché ha per protagonisti un vampiro delizioso che cerca di rifarsi un’esistenza (l’ennesima), ...more
Cooper West
Jul 25, 2011 Cooper West rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this book. Yes, Sarah is a friend and so I can be justifiably accused of bias, but I'm fairly sure I would adore this book if I had never met Sarah in my life.

The plot is romantic and humorous, with the leads butting heads or at least trading wit throughout, and I really appreciated how the various supernatural elements were not the stars of the show as they are for so many paranormal romances. The lead, Alex, is a person first and a vampire second, and while what he is plays
Oct 03, 2011 Mariana rated it it was ok
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Dec 12, 2011 Lang rated it really liked it
I liked this story =) Although I'm not a fan of the more gothic and dark vampire lore and those "old school vampires".
I have to say I didn't expect the surprise with cat EPT and Tate (no more spoilers here LOL).
The funny places and bantering here and there were really nice and cute.
I also like how the attention was sort of divided between all the characters, so it's interesting to learn more and more small details about them.
Can't wait for the sequel(s?) =)
Still few questions were left unanswere
Rachel Emily
I LOVED this! I just loved the characters and how Alex's and Tate's relationship was so natural and slow-building, and how it went from a sort of reluctant friendship to more. I also liked Alex's werewolf friends, especially Nick and Peter. I like how their friendship progressed as well, and really every character was interesting and fleshed out.

Another aspect I liked was that the vampires here were different and unique from what we normally read. I guess my only niggle was that I do wish that
I enjoyed Crying for the Moon overall, but it had way too many characters for such a short book, and they were all introduced much too quickly. I felt overwhelmed from page one, and it took me a while to match up each name with the correct character. All of the characters felt underdeveloped. This was specially true of Alex's love interest, Tate, and their romance felt rushed and uninspiring as a result. I was actually much more interesting in one of the secondary couples, the alpha Nick and his ...more
May 13, 2014 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the better shifter/vamp stories I've read in the past 3 or 4 years. Very likeable characters, interesting take on the dynamics between supernatural beings, fun romance. Not nearly enough world building, not enough background on the wolf pack, not enough explanation about Tate. But overall, a fun romp. Recommended.
Jul 05, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
Very good paranormal m/m romance about a vampire who's tired of living with other vampires, so he moves to a remote area with the assistance of his werewolf friends. Too bad the vet living up the road is so persistently friendly...
I like it, a different view on vampires.
I knew since the beginning that "someone" (view spoiler) was keeping a secret and what was gonna happen, but I still enjoyed reading this.
Jul 23, 2011 Meggie rated it really liked it
The story was really interesting and well written. I liked Tate and Alex as a couple, they were good together. Plot was pulling and enjoyable and I definitely think a sequel would be great.
Oct 11, 2015 Elyxyz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Se cercate un m/m romance paranormale che sia ironico, divertente, parecchio hot, e un po’ dissacrante verso vampiri, licantropi e altre bestiacce magiche, questo libro fa per voi.
Persino nei momenti di pathos, sono presenti pensieri lubrici e azioni irriverenti, per stemperarne la drammaticità, quindi ne ricaverete un piacevole passatempo.

Alexei Novik, il nostro protagonista, è un vampiro a dir poco atipico: ama i bei vestiti, il buon vino e ha scelto di allontanarsi dalla “Vita” (l’insieme del
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Expected Release Date: July 22, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Alexei Novik is tired of the Life. Making a clean break from his controlling lover, Victor, he moves to a remote house in the Blue Ridge Mountains, avoiding both feeding on hu
Grammy 1
Jun 28, 2013 Grammy 1 rated it it was amazing
I have just read and reviewed Sarah Madison’s The Boys of Summer, a definite 5 Star Read. Today I am reviewing another submission she has written that is a Paranormal Romance starring Vampires and assorted Shifters.

We meet Alexei, who has just moved to a very quiet neighborhood, miles away from the city. He has purchased an old fixer upper in the mountains. It will take quite some time to re-furbish this place, years and years maybe. However, Alex has all the time in the world. He is Vampire.

Jj Nightsong
Aug 22, 2011 Jj Nightsong rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, vampire, shifter
Cover - by Anne Cain; beautiful; slightly misleading
MC's - Alex, a vampire who is giving up the Life, which means he's staying more human than not. The story is told from his 3rd person POV. Alex moves to a secluded mountain home and Tate is his only neighbor.

Werewolves, a small pack of 4, are Alex's friends, which goes against the traditional vampire way. During the course of the story, Alex realizes that he hasn't really gotten to know the wolves very well, and his discovery - often with Tate'
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“ 'You can't count on the fact that they know you to protect you. They would kill you without hesitation. They would tear the flesh from your body while you were still screaming and crack your bones to suck the marrow out.'

'We'd regret it in the morning, though,' Nick said mildly, earning a wicked grin from Tate.”
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