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Beneath a Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf #1)

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Keri Arthur, the New York Times bestselling author of the Riley Jenson Guardian series, takes readers to the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek—where moon fever runs high and a savage murderer runs rampant.

There’s no turning back for Neva Grant. To find a killer, she must seduce the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. Her twin sister lies in a hospital bed, fighting for
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Published (first published June 5th 2003)
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So begins the tale of the werewolves… Although we don’t really get the howl at the moon, the shot by silver bullet, we get more of wereshifters that can change at will. Still, this has to be one of the better wereshifters/wolves tales that I’ve read. Still not the blow my mind paranormal-romance I’ve been searching for from the shifters genre, but brilliant enough to keep me hooked and reading.

Another surprise about this novel is although within the first 20% you begin to wonder about the plot,
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Neva is desperate to help her twin sister out. So desperate, she braves the "lion's den". Or should we say, the "werewolf's" den. Neva is one of the daughters of the leader for the prude old school werewolves. The Golden clan doesn't believe in the "dance". The dance is a filthy meaningless hook up for sex. The Sinclair clan practices this in excesses. Duncan is one of the Sinclair Alpha's son.

Neva the good girl hooks up with Duncan because she wants to use him to help find out who tried to kil
Why did I let this beauty sit on my TBR for entirely too long? This was *almost* a one day read, but sadly, I got sleepy around 2AM.

Holy hell was this a great read! If you've read any of Keri Arthur's other works, you know her werewolves tend to be very free with their loving during the full moon. This one gets it's claws in to you early and stays steamy throughout.

While there's the lots of a skinamax lovin', there's actually a pretty great who done it plot involving Neva and Duncan both searchi
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Werewolves

I’ve been such a big fan of Keri Arthur ever since I finished the Riley Jenson series; I was happy to hear about the re-release of Beneath a Rising Moon and picked it up immediately. The lead female character has the toughness of Riley but other than that I liked the differences in the leads and of course the romance.

Beneath a Rising Moon follows Neva Grant, who has made a tough decision, inf
Well, I tried Keri Arthur, and now I know she’s not for me. I’m sorry, but the writing was just so bad! It felt like this was churned out in a week’s time. And apparently no one edited it. There were phrases repeated word for word in multiple places (which always really annoys me); there were strange inconsistencies, like people suddenly knowing things they had specifically been kept in the dark about in previous scenes. And then the worst example: the main couple sees a Suspicious Person throw ...more
I am a big fan of the Riley Jensen books and was so sad to see that series end. So I was stoked when I learned that there would be a new Werewolf series from Kerri Arthur. There are only a few differences, this time our Heroine is not as sexually free and tries to resist the urges of the dance. But the sex is just as steamy. And of course this series takes place in America (Colorado) instead of Australia. Which leads to my only issue with this book. When I first started reading it I was bothered ...more
Jenniet Galvan
It's never a good sign when I'm skipping, not only words, but pages of a book. I'm pretty strict with my reading and if I'm going to read a book I'm going to read every single, solitary word. I couldn't put myself through that kind of torture just to finish a book that I'm totally not feeling, and yet I just couldn't abandon because even though a book is crap I still need the closure of the end of the story. I'm usually pretty good at finding books that I enjoy and therefore rarely have to give ...more
If you’ve read Full Moon Rising or any of the Riley Jenson series, you’ll see some similarities between the werewolves in that series and this book: the wolves are out to the humans, the relationship between humans and werewolves is bumpy and the wolves are heavily regulated, the wolves have soul mates and moon dances. But, as Arthur makes sure to point out in a note at the beginning of the book, this book is set in a different world than the Riley books. It was in fact written and released, by ...more
Beneath a Rising Moon was my first Keri Arthur book and I found myself enchanted. At first I did not want to use enchanted as to me it implies a bit more of a mystical image than I want. This book has an earthier, darker feel to it and yet.. I was drawn in and found myself falling for the characters of Ripple Creek.

Neva Grant is the twin sister of the Ranger Savannah, the lead investigator in a series of killings in Ripple Creek. When Savannah herself is attacked, Neva takes things into her own
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And if I tell you that I was sure that Keri Arthur had only written two series? I do know the Riley Jensen one as I’ve almost finished it and I’m also curious to start the other series in this same universe. When I discovered that the author had written another series about werewolves, and when I saw this gorgeous cover, I knew I needed to read it.

Neva's twin sister, Savannah was attaqued and since this event she is at the hospital, struggling to survive. Nev
Wow what a punch...this story got my attention right from the start and held my attention the whole way through...I loved Duncan but it wasn't at first site; he actually pissed me off in the beginning but he redeemed himself. Wow what a Were he turned out to be. Neva pissed me off too but I stayed that way for a lot of the book but she came through too. Can't say much more...wouldn't want to spoil your experience. I will say that Ms. Arthur is one hell of a writer; she just knows how to draw me ...more
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I couldn't get past book 2 of Arthur's Riley Jenson series but this was oh so much better. I was pleasantly surprised. It's set in the same world with the same "rules" and although I believe the story to be forgettable but it was an incredibly satisfying read.

The characters were well rounded and mostly likeable. When I say mostly, I mean Duncan when he turned into a bastard and started pushing Neva too far, hurting her and damaging her relationship with her parents even if she did need to stand
This book was an easy read that held my interest to the end, but there were just too many moments that made me uncomfortable for me to award a third star. The old romance staple of "sure she says no, but she really ENJOYS being forced so it's all OK" was rife in the first half of the book, with the central couple being downright unpleasant to one another as they lie incessantly for reasons that aren't wholly valid. The second half was an improvement, but ultimately there seemed to be little conn ...more
I liked this book, even if it's about werewolves and soul mates, so nothing particulary new. I have to admit I like the stories where, from a initial misunderstanding, love is so mixed with anger and fear about the other person's feelings. So this one is a big 3 stars for me and I really liked Duncan and Neva and I'm reading the next one as soon as I finish this review.

Danielle (Danniegurl)
3.5 Stars

This to me isn't as good as the Riley Jensen series, and while I understand that this series came first and thus will be a little more rough I found certain parts annoying.

The culprit to the murders to me was painfully obvious, originally I thought of once character when that character was introduced, but after we moved on from that character the next one really became obvious. I was a bit disappointed with that as I was hoping for someone less obvious.

The romance aspect was hot and g
There are some familiar aspects of her Riley Jensen series that came after, but that series perfected her wolves and their interactions/etc. This book just keeps feeling....rapey at times and it's just uncomfortable.

Not for me.

Sad, because I love her Riley Jensen, Dark Angels, and Myth & Magic series. Riley Jensen and Dark Angels (same world) both have a lot of "dancing" in them too, but neither one gave me these vibes and the ick factor.

Had bought these without even thinking about it beca
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Quick & Dirty: Neva would do anything to find her sister’s would be killer, even if it means ruining her reputation by being with Duncan Sinclair. Duncan is a well known playboy who makes no promises. Will they work together to find a killer or let suspicions get in the way?

Opening Sentence: The music swirled through the darkness, its beat rich and seductive.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

This book is a very steamy romantic mystery. Neva Grant is a werewolf and a
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Amanda P
So I have been wanting to give something by Keri Arthur for a while now, but hadn’t had the chance. When saw this title on NetGalley on swooped it up! I am pretty glad that I did. I quite enjoyed this tale. I haven’t read about wolves in a while so this one hit the spot.

So basically Duncan was the black sheep of an already wild family. So you know he just had to be a really wild one. Ten years ago he left Ripple Creek after his second arrest. He knew he would never be able to live down his past
"...I'm a big fan of romance novels, whether they're good or so-bad-they're-good, and I really enjoyed this one; I read it straight through in one night. The only other werewolf books I've read were Alisa Sheckley's Abra Barrow duology, and while I thought there was a lot of sexytimes either happening or being referred to in those books, this one has those beat. If you are one of those people who skims along and skims along in a romance novel, just to get to the juicy bits, you might like Beneat ...more
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A Re-Released Series from Keri Arthur

Beneath a Rising Moon by Keri Arthur

Ripple Creek Series Number 1
by Keri Arthur (
Dell/Random House July 31, 2012

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On the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek, a killer is on the loose. Three women are dead, their bodies muti
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People are dying and the killer is still on the loose. Neva Grant wants nothing more than to catch this killer, but with her twin sister, Savannah in critical condition in the hospital, Neva must do this alone.

The number one suspect is the Sinclair pack. Silver hair is found on the bodies and the Sinclair pack are known for their moon-colored coats. But in order for Neva to get close enough to investigate, she must seduce the most notorious wolf in the clan – Duncan Sin
The first thing I have to say about this book is...TOO MUCH SEX.

I mean really? I'm one of those "I have to read every word on every page" kind of readers, but this one had me skipping through.

I get that it's considered a "romance" novel, but until the last 100 or 150 pages, there was no other story line besides these two "dancing" as they refer to it. I wanted to read this book because it thought it sounded interesting that they were werewolves and there's a killer loose and these packs that l
Heather Dalgarno
Oh heavens! This is just Mills & Book with werewolves, plain and simple (and I'm not saying that like it's a bad thing). Heaving busoms and burnin' loins aplenty :o)

There is also a murder mystery plot happening in the background, which ain't half bad, but it's not the reason you're reading it....

Despite finding it amusingly cheesy for much of the book I found myself completely hooked. This might not be winning the Pulitzer anytime soon but it was damn sure entertaining! I found I couldn't pu
Werewolf conservative Neva Grant has decided to go against all her upbringing and chooses to enter a full Moon dance of sexuality to gain entry into the decadent close-knit Sinclair mansion to find the wolf that has been killing women. Women who have been with the Sinclair boys. The latest being Neva's identical twin sister, who remains in a coma after trying to apprehend the murderer as head ranger of the area . When Neva chooses the mysterious Duncan Sinclair, who has been gone for the past 10 ...more
Between the Bind
4.5 Stars from Between the Bind.

*(Very Minor) Spoilers*

Beneath a Rising Moon is a delicious tale of a sister seeking revenge by stepping outside of her carefully controlled life and into the pits of a life altering desire. Neva has seldom given into her desires as a young wolf, being reared in a home that prides itself on commitment and control, but that doesn't mean she hasn't wanted to. Heading into the midst of the moon dance and opening herself to her wolf, she plans to seduce Duncan Sinclai
There’s no turning back for Neva Grant. To find a killer, she must seduce the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. Her twin sister lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life, the fourth and only surviving victim of a vicious attacker. The werewolf rangers suspect the Sinclair pack, and the only way Neva can infiltrate their close-knit ranks is to unleash the wildness within and offer herself to Duncan Sinclair.
Duncan’s appetite for women is legendary on the reservation. But when this new woman
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)

I have to say this was a 5 star read for me! I was kinda in a reading slump for over a week. I just could not get into any books. Then this came along and well WOW, it totally got to me. I was in love with it. I gobbled this book as fast as I can and I am now missing this world. I love Keri Arthur so much!! Her books just always rock!

The chemistry between Neva and Duncan is freaking HOT! I was drooling when these two were getting frisky. Duncan is just this strong ass alpha male and great in bed
Melissa Mason
Neva Grant is a werewolf on a mission. Her twin sister, Savannah was one of the women attacked by a crazed killer, but unlike the others she is still alive. Neva's plan is to continue her sister's detective work and find out who is behind the murders. She goes into the Sinclair mansion while they are having a dance (where werewolves go to find a partner) and is determined to dance with Duncan Sinclair so she can gain access to the mansion. Neva's plan works, but the attacks continue happening an ...more
I've surprised myself with the number of Keri Arthur books I've been reading. Usually there's a break between books or atleast series so that everything doesn't seem to become one big story in my head. And with Arthur a lot of her work is repetitive in her books - like all the sex scenes (are they called scenes if they're in a book or is it supposed to be called 'acts' or something else?)

Anywho, this series has only 2 books. The first one is about Neva, a strong psychic werewolf who decides to a
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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Other Books in the Series

Ripple Creek Werewolf (2 books)
  • Beneath a Darkening Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf, #2)
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) Dangerous Games (Riley Jenson Guardian #4) Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian #3) Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian #2) The Darkest Kiss (Riley Jenson Guardian #6)

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