Moonglow (Darkest London, #2)
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Moonglow (Darkest London #2)

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Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

Their growing passion kno...more
Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Forever
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Jill

A year after her husband's death Daisy Ellis Craigmore is free to come out of mourning. Her unhappy six-year marriage to a brutal man has left Daisy scarred and desperate to taste freedom. Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northrup is tired of his life. There's little that holds his interest, until he comes across Daisy who has just witnessed a killing by a werewolf. For seventy years Ian has been in exile from his clan; he's kept his wolf tightly contained. Once the alpha of the Lycans, he turned over lea...more
Mimi Smith
5 stars

Kristen Callihan has officially made me her devoted fan. Now, that's not just because the name Diana Gabaldon(my fav author ever) is on the cover. Nope it's Ian Rannulf and his wolfiness that made me a believer. Ok, Daisy was kind of cool, too.

About Firelight

Oh, God there was such a buzz about that book. So many people loved it! I don't know, but that kind of made me want to love it so bad. And I did like it. But I didn't love, LOVE it, so I ended up feeling disappointed. Didn't have tha...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Well done! A great sequel to Firelight. I think I enjoyed this one even more. It too had a dark gothic feel with an interesting mystery plot, but the romance between Ian and Daisy surpassed my expectations. They worked so well as a couple.

I'm not a huge fan of PNR, especially shape-shifters, but this one worked for me. When Ian steps in to protect Daisy from a mad werewolf on the prowl killing innocent victims, the connection between these two was smoldering. He was such a passionate man, and I...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This book should have 10 stars only for the beautiful cover. I simply adore this picture Photobucket

I'd give the story a good 4 star rating, but my overall is somewhere around 7 because of the characters <3 I fell in love with them <3

The story - Although this is a historical, it's full of paranormal beings, the writer introduced to us a whole lot of them, demons, vampires, werewolves, shifters, gim-s (ghosts of some kind), and I think there was an actuall angel in one scene XD
Anyway, this book is ce...more
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Grade: B+ or solid 4 stars

Moonglow, the second Darkest London book, has a different texture than its predecessor Firelight, which was slower-paced yet sizzled with sexual tension. What you’ll find in this second installment is nice balance of mystery, murder, romance, and expanded world-building set in alternate reality Victorian England. Secrets and monsters are underlying themes.

London, April 1883

Three hundred sixty-six days, ten hours, and fifteen minutes after the death of her abusive husban...more
Ana
A captivating read by the author of Firelight.

Now, Firelight was highly recommended by a lot of my friends, the hype was in full swing, and when I read the book I liked it a lot. But I wasn't wowed by it. So I didn't exactly rush to read this book the moment it came out. That was a mistake.
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Moonglow definitely captured my attention from the start and wouldn't let go. I nearly threw something at my sister when she insisted I take a break from reading it and watch a movie with her. :D...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I loved Firelight. When I found out it was the first in a series, I wondered how Kristen Callihan could possibly duplicate such an arresting and unique story in a sequel. The short answer is: she doesn't try to. Yes, Moonglow is set in the same world, with overlapping characters. But Daisy has a decidedly different story to tell than her sister did. And Ian is nothing like Archer. Their story is singular, and that is a good thing.

As the book opens, Daisy is coming out of mourning from the death...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Demon Lover's Books & More

3.5

I loved Firelight, I love Kristen Callihan’s writing, the dark gothic tone, yet, I didn’t love Daisy. At least not at first. Now don’t get me wrong, I did like the book, I just didn’t love it. I feel like so much of the plot was dragged out. That worked in Firelight, it added to the mystery and suspense. I didn’t think it worked as well here. In fact, I think it made the plot slow down.

Ian was a sad figure, a good match for Daisy, though. But a...more
Layla
ARC provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

My rating: 3/5 stars
First line: Lord above, was there a better sight than a woman flush with passion, her skin dewy and pink, her breasts bouncing from the force of his thursts?
Favourite quote: We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don’t want perfect. I just want you.

After a marriage of convenience, Daisy Craigmore, Lady Archer’s sister, wants nothing more than to enjoy freedom and experience life. Of course, being a widow doesn’t hur...more
Melanie
4.5 stars
I loved this one!

In 'Firelight' Kristen Callihan introduced us to a gritty Victorian-Gothic London where historical and paranormal romance collided with the thrill of a great mystery. Now, in 'Moonglow' we are returned to this riveting 'Darkest London' and KC has again wowed me with her unique take on the supernatural - just when I thought I knew all about werewolves, Callihan takes keyboard in hand and rewrites the "noble" Lycan creatures.

Moonglow picks up about a year after Miranda an...more
Fani
This is the story of Ian MacKinnon/Earl Ranulf and Daisy, Miranda's sister, whom we both met in Firelight. As readers of Firelight already know, Ian -as well as the entire Ranulf clan- is a werewolf while Daisy's a very ordinary human unlike her talented sister. Unlikely as the relationship between them seems, since Ian in the first book was more of a villain than a hero and also infatuated with Miranda, Daisy's forced to accept his protection when she becomes the -almost- victim of a werewolf's...more
Ren
reading the ARC version, courtesy to NetGalley

WOW!

That all I can said when I finish reading Moonglow. While Firelight is just okay for me (I already forget the story :P), Moonglow make Kristen Callihan is another author I eagerly want to read her next instalment! And yes, Moonglow make it into my Top Read 2012! :)

Moonglow basic story, beside from Victorian London, paranormal world and mystery that surround it, is how much do you want to give to sacrifice in the name of love. How to redeem our ho...more
Rose
It's always a good thing to kick your reading marathon into gear with a good book, despite this read taking me a little longer than I'd hoped.

For me, Kristen Callihan delivered again with the second book in the "Darkest London" series, "Moonglow." From what I understand, this series of books focuses on sisters from the same family. In "Firelight" - the book focused on Miranda, from the way she grappled with her elemental fire powers to her relationship with the accused (and cursed) Lord Archer.

T...more
Crista
While Firelight was an intriguing start to a new series, the second book in this series, Moonglow, is what has really gotten me hooked on this world that Kristen Callihan has created.

After a run on books featuring vampires and a plethora of other immortal type beings, the fact that this book focuses on werewolves was a refreshing change of pace for me. We learn within the first few pages of the book that Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northrup is a lycan. This early reveal enables the plot to focus more...more
Kathleen
4.5 stars, rounded up generously cuz I love me a werewolf, and this author writes well.

I first read the prequel, Firelight. It's wonderful, so I wasn't expecting to like Moonglow even more. But I did. It felt more emotionally grounded, less cerebral. But it's win-win any way you look at it, because Miranda and Archer from Firelight play a good sized role in this book.

Main characters: Ian is a Scottish lord and a Lycan, a shifter who fears letting his inner wolf out, and has never done so. He sh...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Kristen Callihan is quickly becoming an author on my auto-buy list. After reading FIRELIGHT and being impressed by the writing style and plotting, I was eager to read the second book in the Darkest London series, MOONGLOW. But I had absolutely no idea how good this book would be until I devoured it completely. Callihan, you officially have my heart.

Words cannot describe the amount of love I have for this book. I thought FIRELIGHT was an interesting read, but MOONGLOW ab...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
I deeply admire Kristen Callihan for her Firelight book. It was everything I wanted in a paranormal-slash-historical romance. Archer and Miranda were excellent protagonists. The story was decent, and the paranormal element was very interesting. I was having the same expectations about Moonglow. Well, maybe a bit less since I was never a fan of Ian or Daisy.

I’m sad to say that Moonglow is a huge disappointment, and it was obvious since page one that it won’t top Firelight. The story is very weak,...more
Angela
I fell in love with Daisy and Ian from the very beginning. Having had no real feelings for them while reading Firelight, this surprised me somewhat, but they are fabulous. Daisy is smart, has a strong will, and is absolutely captivating. After years of abuse at the hands of her husband she has some scars – inner and outer – to work past and seeing her overcome them with Ian was perfect. Speaking of Ian, he's utterly perfect. He has demons that haunt him, and fights himself nearly every step of h...more
Wendy
Ian Ranulf the Lycan is charming, witty and oozes animal magnetism in spades. He has found his match with the lovely Daisy Craigmore who is strong and outspoken which often leads to humorous dialogue. The romance aspect of the story is slowly paced which makes for great fireworks when the connection between the H/h finally come to fruition.

A great plot development, wonderful imagery and lovely vivid characters, makes this another winner from Kristen Callihan. Not to mention the sexual tension, t...more
Melindeeloo
4.5 stars - This time around Ian Ranulf is suffering some personal problems related to his penchant for red-haired woman, but when he happens upon the aftermath of a werewolf attack, Ian is going to discover that willowy red-heads can't hold a candle to feisty curvy blonds. And since the killer still has the lovely Daisy in his sights, Ian will do everything in his power to keep Daisy safe from the 'were' while also trying to keep the killer from exposing the existence of Ian's wolf-shifting rac...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!

Sequel Syndrome strikes again! I had been looking forward to reading this direct follow-up to Callihan's engaging and fun first novel, Firelight, for months now. Upon randomly stumbling across and loving the first in the Darkest London series earlier this year, I was eager to see where Callihan would take her version of London run amok with the supernatural. First seeing this up on NetGalley, the anticipation of a good book when I was approved.. all...more
Keri
This is the 2nd book in KC's Darkest London series and it was a really great book. Daisy is a free spirit and looking to cut loose with a virile young man. But a monster gets in the way and lets loose his rage upon London. There are whispers that it is a werewolf. Ian Ranulf scoffs at those rumors but secretly hunts the monster down. Once he meets Daisy though the can't get her or her scent out of his head.

Once Ian realizes that Daisy has become a target he insists that he is the only one that...more
Pamela / SpazP
This is a spoiler-free review.

My initial reaction upon finishing Moonglow: I looooooove this book, I want to marry it and have its babiieeessss!!! Because I can't just make that my review, even if I enlarged the font and made it super duper bold, I will proceed... but there is much gushing ahead. You've been warned.

Set in 1883 London, Moonglow is the second book in Kristen Callihan's Darkest London series, a wonderful steampunk-historical-paranormal romance adventure. We are reintroduced to Dai...more
Ruth
I really loved this one, provided by netgalley. I haven't read Firelight, so this was all quite new for me.

So what did I like?

- All too often paranormal/fantasy type books start off with the world-building stuff, you know, explaining what a lycan is or a ghost or a whatever, and then gets round to the characters later. Well, this one doesn't do that. It starts off with developing the strong plot and the characters at the same time, and along the way explains who is who and what is what. It's a s...more
Yodamom

Daisy is in the final stages of the mourning for her late terrible husband,Craigmore. Finally, she is free to go out in society and enjoy life again. But, her fun is short lived when she finds the hostess being devoured but hideous beasties. Not part of the party plan for sure.
Daisy meets Ian, a doctor, werewolf and a born protector. He wants to protect her, save her, perhaps it's his Alpha nature. He also has kind of a bad reputation which is why Daisy's sister is not too happy with their buddi...more
rameau
This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell-blog.



Six months ago--has it really been that long?--I read and reviewed the first of Kristen Callihan's Darkest London novels, Firelight. I might have complained a lot in my review, but the truth is that her story left an indelible mark. That's why when I saw Moonglow on NetGally I clicked the little request button and sat on my crossed fingers until I was accepted.

Well, not literally, but you get the sentiment.

It's turn for the second...more
Ferdy
Spoilers

Moonglow is book two in the Darkest Londen series, it focuses on Daisy, the sister of the heroine (Miranda) in the first book. After finally coming out of the required mourning period for her despised husband, Daisy is finally able to have fun and live her life the way she wants. On Daisy's first night back into society, she and her would be lover are attacked by a werewolf. Daisy finds herself in danger and soon realises that she may not be as normal as she thought she was.
Werewolf Ian...more
Bry
The first book in this series was pretty great. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, the romance. This book feel flat on all three sadly.

The problem with this book was that the author was TOO GOOD at making Ian bad in the first book. I knew this book was about Ian and Daisy (Miranda's sister) and that he was supposed to be a reformed bad guy but I wasn't buying it. He played his part just too well in Firelight. Daisy had an interesting back story, but I wasn't really buying it. Not sure how to e...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Although I truly LOVED the first two books, I wasn't as taken by this book.

I love the author and will remain loyal, because she had me at the Firelight book! I am now moving on to the 4th book in this series & I have NO IDEA why it took me so long to come back to this author.

This is the second sister's, Daisy, book. It is her and Ian Ranulf. Remember in Firelight, Ian wanted Miranda, Daisy's sister, so when a "Were" attacks her and kills 3 other people with her & she is saved by Ian, sh...more
MISS VAIN
"Don't like verbena, do you?"
"Not many Lycans do. It burns something fierce."
"I shall keep that in mind, in the event you decide to get out of line."


Daisy Ellis Craigmore is the sassy widowed sister of Miranda Archer the heroine in Firelight. It's been slightly over a year since her hateful, old, abusive husband has succumbed to death, and she is finally attempting to live the life of freedom and excitement she yearns for. We were introduced to her in Firelight, and immediately I knew that she w...more
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