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Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising (Dark Shadows #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  99 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
In Lara Parker's Dark Shadows, when a portrait is lost that has maintained Quentin Collins's youthful appearance for over a century-and has also kept his werewolf curse at bay-Quentin begins to dread the full moon.

Meanwhile, David, the sixteen-year-old heir to the Collins fortune, has fallen in love with Jacqueline, a young girl living at the Old House who is the reincarna
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Published August 20th 2013 by Tor Books (first published May 1st 2012)
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GENRE: Paranormal
THEME: Vampires, Witches Romance, Werewolves
RECEIVED: Publisher

3.5 Stars

I was super excited to have an updated and continued storyline to a classic television show called Dark Shadows. As I haven’t seen the 1970s version I own the 90s version which I absolutely loved. What I found that attracted me most to the story is that the author of this novel was the actress who portrayed Angelique in the original TV version. I can really tell
Sep 20, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-shadows, 2013
Excellent storytelling! This book is really a dark tale so if any Dark Shadows fans are looking for an extension of the same personalities from TV, this isn't the place to come to. While we have well-known characters, they are often haunted, dangerous, vengeful and selfish so no happy endings here. Being set during the winter gives a good indication where the author is going with this tale.

I am glad we got a good dose of David in this story as I think this Collins family member often gets overlo
K.r. Morrison
Sep 18, 2013 K.r. Morrison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Old friends and new, vile fiends. The living, the dead, the undead, and the immortal all existing together in the strange tapestry known as Collinwood. No one is as he or she seems, and secrets are as palpable and elusive as the shadows that lurk in every corner.

Quentin’s portrait is missing, and with every passing hour, his chances for a normal existence grow slimmer and slimmer. He blames Antoinette, who in turn blames her daughter, Jackie, for the disappearance of this most important piece of
Aug 27, 2013 Wallace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure that I've ever read anything quite like LARA PARKER's new DARK SHADOWS novel, WOLF MOON RISING. Opening with a brief abstract illustrating the star-crossed relationships of its major players, the novel feels like a relic from the past. Not because of its period setting, but because it embraces the kind of fanatical pursuit of ideas that has fallen out of fashion in modern literature. The story is told with the unbridled, slightly unhinged energy of a writer who doesn't believe she's ...more
Brad Middleton
Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising is a new book by actress Lara Parker, who's best known for her role as Angelique on the television series Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC from 1966-71. In 1998 she wrote her first novel, Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent, published by HarperPrism (reissued by Tor Books in 2012). Parker followed this with Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch (Tor, 2006), which was also reissued last year.

Wolf Moon Rising is the second novel in The Salem Branch series, with a story that r
Sandy Barancyk
Sep 23, 2013 Sandy Barancyk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actress and author Lara Parker's third book based on characters in the gothic soap, Dark Shadows. While the first two focused on Angelique, Parker's character, this one focuses on Quentin Collins. Quentin has two problems in the book, both of which are familiar to fans of the soap. His "Dorian Gray-type portrait is missing, and he is starting to age. And, with the portrait gone, he is also reverting to a werewolf when the moon is full. Add in Barnabas Collins' vampire, and the residents ...more
Stephen Osborne
Overly written and frankly dull. Dark Shadows as seen through Lara Parker channeling Anne Rice (unsuccessfully). The characters often don't act like they did on the show, and I find it hard to believe that Elizabeth was a film star a la Joan Bennett and this is the first we've heard of it.
Don Weiss
Mar 30, 2015 Don Weiss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The web of secrets and lies of the Collins family becomes ever more tangled in Lara Parker’s third entry in the series. While Barnabas Collins becomes accustomed to being a vampire once more, David Collins and his girlfriend Jacqueline Harpignies (the current Angelique incarnation) embark on a trip to 1929 to aid Quentin Collins, whose lost portrait spells doom for both him and the family, as his immortal coil is cut and his suppressed werewolf side begins to resurface.

Ms. Parker really turns up
Barrymore Tebbs
Like other Dark Shadows fans, I waited over a year for this latest installment of Lara Parker's continuation of the series after the publisher pushed the publication date back. I dropped whatever else I was reading the day it arrived and plunged right in....and put it down after a few pages. I tried off and on for two weeks and have only made it through 25%. I have a policy not to waste time reading books I don't enjoy or are badly written. Life's too short. I won't be finishing this one.

While t
Jul 11, 2013 Ramie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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First off, if you’re not familiar with the 1960s tv show then this book is probably not for you. Sure, you could still read it, but it’s just not going to have the same appeal and you’re going to find yourself scratching your head a lot — even if this genre is one you enjoy. The recent movie and revival show wouldn’t have truly prepped you for the craziness that is Dark Shadows.

In this latest novel (written by the woman who played Angelique in the o

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This was the first book I have read of the Dark Shadows series and I think I would have enjoyed this book a bit more if I would have started at the beginning. I feel I am lacking some of the great back-story some of Parker’s other readers will have by reading her previous two books or by seeing some of the television. I feel because the lack of knowledge in this series I was not able to appreciate this book as much as I
Sep 03, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising by Lara Parker is a Tor Forge publication and was released in August,2013.

The "Dorian Gray" type portrait of Quentin Collins has gone missing. This portrait keeps Quentin forever young, but also prevents him from turning into a werewolf during the full moon.

Barnabas Collins is a vampire once again. However, he soon discovers he is no match more the werewolf side of Quentin Collins.

David Collins, is in love with Jackie, who lives at the "old house" with her mother.
Melissa Stocker
Aug 06, 2013 Melissa Stocker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been looking forward to reading this book for awhile and was excited when I got a chance to read it from Netgalley.

I didn't really care for the second book in this series The Salem Branch as much as I liked Angelique's Descent, but it was interesting how things that happened in the book happened in the new movie.

Wolf Moon Rising was very good, I like how we get to know more about David and more of a back story for Elizabeth Collins-Stoddard. I really enjoyed how Lara Parker used Joan Bennet
Mike Shoop
An interesting revisiting of Collinwood and its strange inhabitants. Quentin, Barnabas, Elizabeth, Roger and Carolyn are all on hand, as well as a now teenage David Collins and the latest incarnation of the witch Angelique. The story involves the search for Quentin's magical portrait (which controls the werewolf curse), David's coming of age, and Barnabas' vampire issues. Throw in Dr. Julia Hoffman as a sadistic vampire, a side trip to 1929 Collinwood(with its bootlegging and KKK connection), bu ...more
Vincent Darlage
Feb 13, 2014 Vincent Darlage rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, dark-shadows
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It felt like watching the old TV series, which makes sense as Lara Parker was a key member of that series. She understands Dark Shadows, and it shows in her writing - the people who made the latest movie version of Dark Shadows would have done well to have asked her to write the script, as it would have made a much better movie. Anyway, this was a good book, and it captured the feel of the characters. I could even hear the voices of the old actors and actresses a ...more
Sep 02, 2013 Suzan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best by far of this 3-book series. Some readers might disagree with the directions a few of the characters take, but these things could have just as easily happened as some events in the series either did, or alluded to. A bit of incest, but that was established in the series with different characters than the ones in the book. I suppose some folks might not like how Dr. Hoffman turns out, but the potential was always there. The story was excellent and for me, helped clarify some thi ...more
J.D. Horn
Aug 26, 2013 J.D. Horn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Parker has again breathed new life into the much beloved Dark Shadows universe. Taking characters into a previously unplumbed era (that of the Roaring 20's), she shines a light onto the reasons why the Collin's curse continued to David's generation, rather than fading away over the centuries. A whole new take on Elizabeth rounds out the character and provides a much longed-for backstory. If you are a fan of Dark Shadows, don't miss out on this opportunity to follow Ms. Parker into her dark a ...more
John J Questore
If you follow me, you'll know that I LOVED the other two Dark Shadows books by Lara Parker. This book, however, didn't hold my interest like the other two. I found hard to follow - witches, vampires, werewolves, and time travel - all revolving around a plot out of The Picture of Dorian Gray. I actually found myself rereading paragraphs because I couldn't remember reading them the first time around.

Not my favorite of the three in the series, but a must read if you are a fan of Dark Shadows. Just
Dr. Andrew Higgins
A must for all Dark Shadows and Gothic Horror Fans

Lara Parker has done it again! This follow up to her excellent The Salem Branch is brilliant. It was the highlight of my holiday reading. Lara Parker brings the characters and places of Dark Shadows to life. There are some brilliant twists and turns and some fun in jokes for fans of the show. Now this would make a good Dark Shadows movie. I do hope Lara Parker enchants us again with more Dark Shadows novels like this one.
Shawn Manning
I had really wanted to like this book more than I did. Ms. Parker does a nice job of throwing in some great inside joke for longtime fans and while there are no flubbed lines or wobbly sets, there are typos and unresolved plot threads. There is also one particularly icky plot element that I won't mention. Overall, it was better than The Salem Branch, but not as good as Angelique's Descent.
Aug 23, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mmm-2014
Excellent! My second favorite, Salem Branch wins it ;)
William Graney
Mar 17, 2014 William Graney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy Lara Parker's Dark Shadows books. I was a fan of the show and I think she does a very good job at continuing the story lines. She certainly does her homework too. In this case her attention to detail is impressive in regards to both the plot and less significant aspects of the story like snow mobile repair, painting, and 1920's era cars.
Debra Cook
Dec 31, 2013 Debra Cook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was so reminiscent of the old tv show. It was like watching a soap opera plot instead of reading it. Lara Parker did an incredible job with this book.
Aug 24, 2013 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice job Lara. this fits into the storyline convincingly enough. Keep them coming
Aug 29, 2013 Timothy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still waiting for this on the nook color :)
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LARA PARKER played the role of Angelique on Dark Shadows. She grew up in Memphis Tennessee, attended Vassar College, majored in Drama at the University of Iowa, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University at Los Angeles. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California.
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