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Preview — Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Moonglow (Darkest London #2)
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
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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
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
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
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.
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 th ...more
Ever since reading the Hook Up, I knew KC was an author I needed to read, and this second book in the Darkest London series was fantastic, even better than the first, Firelight. This book was about Daisy, Miranda's sister, now widowed and ready to finally shed her fear and captivity from being in a cruel Union. A werewolf attack amidst the streets of London puts Daisy on the beasts radar. She survives his attack but must now contend with Ian Ranulf, a man whose mysterious past has ...more
Gently, he threaded his hand through her curls, spreading them about her. “We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don’t want perfect. I just want you.”
I LOVED this book!
Finally Daisy Ellis has obtained freedom with the death of her husband. Her husband whom I wish I could bring back from the dead so that I could kill him myself. Daisy is sassy, very sensual and has so many scars from her awful suffocating marriage. But her freedom is short lived when she seems to be the target of a vicious...more
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.
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
Anyway, the bo ...more
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
I’m not normally one for vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters or paranormal romances in general, but having read and heard such good things about the first book in this series – Firelight– I finally got around to listening to the audio version last year and was so completely hooked that I decided to read or listen to the rest of the series. It’s been a while since I listened to that book, but this month’s prompt of “series catch-up” gave me the ideal excuse to read book two, ...more
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
As the book opens, Daisy is coming out of mourning from the death ...more
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
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
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
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
Author: Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Source: Kindle E-book (Library)
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5 STARS
Find my full review with video included for book song at Leah's Bookish Obsession
♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪
♫Wolf Bite by Owl City --It's for Ian, he's just a Lycan trying to find his way…♫
The Feels: 3/5
Backdrop (World Building): 3/5
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
A wonderfully layered story that opens the paranormal world the author built even further, introducing us to lycans (and werewolves), to the GIM's (Ghost in the Machine) and the SOS (The Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals). But slowly and in small doses; never becoming overwhelming. After now having read a few PNR novels, I've found this to be a very important element. The first in this series, Fire ...more
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.
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
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
Daisy n'a (à priori) pas de pouvoir . Après un mariage avec un connard, elle décide à l'issue de sa période de veuvage de profiter de al vie . Manque de bol, elle croise un loup-garou....
De l'autre côté nous avons Ian Ranulf, (Ou plutôt Ian Mac Ranulf, ex-vicomte McKinnon du tome précédent et actuel Comte de Northrup) qui va sauvez Daisy et qui (comme on se doute fortement depuis le tome précédent) a un gros très gros ...more
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
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
While we have a premise that has been done and overdone time and time again in the romance genre, (view spoiler)[werewolves, (hide spoiler)] and, again, we have a very obvious insta-love between two completely flawed and unlikable, bratty characters, it was incredibly enterta ...more
I am intrigued beyond measure for where the ...more
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
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'With what?' she whispered.
'You. All the time. You.' He sighed. 'Daisy has taken up residence here.' Yet it was to his heart he pressed her hand, to feel its pounding. 'How to keep you safe. How to keep you out. How to keep... you.”