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Many years have passed since the Great War that destroyed over three quarters of the world’s population. Now, humans and supernaturals alike have learned how to survive in the new world. For Avery Hendrin, the eldest daughter of the man who brought light back to the world, life has taken a turn for the worse. Sold into slavery after her father’s death, Avery’s only concern ...more
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Published August 27th 2013 by Elizabeth Kelly
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Raven
May 19, 2015 Raven rated it it was ok
Ick. If I had to listen to Tristan call her "girl" one more time, I was going to have to find a way to punch him in the face through the book. Sexual attraction is all well and good, but he was an ass. Avery's utter blindness to the motives of others and her inability to act for herself were infuriating. She consistently put herself into stupid situations that made me want to strangle her. I am not a fan of weak female lead characters, and while she had an admirable strength, her lack of common ...more
Lover of Romance
oh what a book!!! So amazing, I just couldn't put this one down. Red Dawn shocked me in how much I loved it. I got it at B&N for .99 cents, but boy I would totally have paid more for it. It had romance...a intense setting, paranormal creatures, and one sexy wolf. We have a story of two lovers that find their HEA through struggle and pain. Loved every moment. Can't wait for the second one.
Deborah
May 16, 2015 Deborah rated it liked it

So much potential but.....


After reading the synopsis I just knew I had to read this book and since the synopsis is so complete I won't bother with my usual summary I'll just give my opinion.
The idea behind this book was interesting and it started really well, Avery was a strong character, she had to be due to all the abuse directed at her purely because of her hair colour, the prejudice made difficult reading at times.
Tristan started off well and I was quite excited that I'd finally found a real
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Rosanna
Sep 10, 2013 Rosanna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: PRN romance fans
What a gem this book is. I loved it!
This story has a strong heroine and one very sexy alpha Lycan. It was steamy and entertaining from beginning to end!
Excellent story and writing. A must read for PRN fans. I will definitely read more from this author.
❋ lilac dawn ❋
Sep 09, 2015 ❋ lilac dawn ❋ rated it did not like it
DNF

The concept was interesting but the execution was not.

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I'm going to keep this short since I'm running low on time. The characters were bland and I felt very little of anything really for them. They were too one-dimensional with a pig-headed hero and a weak-willed heroine. I felt like Tristan was very much driven by lust and Avery was unable to use common sense, getting her into the most ridiculous of situations. I was also desperate to learn more of the world that was built but found that wher
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Megpie
I liked this one though the heroine was too weak for me and I didn't understand the world at all. There's never a clear description of what happened to the world and I'm still kinda confused about it. Also I never really got why "Reds" were considered bad. Because they have magic? There's fairies, and lycans, and vampires but they all don't like "reds" (people with red hair) because they maybe had magic? Come on now. Didn't seem logical to me.

And I hated how everyone talked like they were from
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Kelly
It was a good book for the most part - The relationship was very frustrating to me though. It felt like there was to much back and forth. Lots of drama, hidden feelings, secrets, etc.

The heroine, Avery, for the most part was a passive character. She was a slave bought by Tristan. I am not sure what time period this was. She accepted way to much shit to keep her sister safe. And it irked me to no end that she kept secrets from the hero, Tristan. She was beat, almost raped, some serious shit but
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Kimmy
Feb 24, 2016 Kimmy rated it it was ok

Avery started off as a very strong person when first introduced to the readers. She was strong in character and a way distant all due to all the abuse directed at her because of her hair color, but then she became a shadow of her earlier character as the story progress. Taking everything and saying nothing, even when given the opportunity - the role of hiding her abuse made me mad. I don't mind when female lead characters are not so strong willed due to their personalities but when intentionally
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Cinnamingirl
I started reading this book last night while high, and even that didn't really make it better. I got it for free though, so it wasn't a horrible way to spend a few hours, although next time I'm as bored/annoyed with a story I'll probably just stop in the middle. Too little time for shitty books, right?

Seriously. This could have actually been interesting if the author had bothered to include more information about the world the characters live in *in the novel* rather than just putting it all in
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Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
So....my review didn't save and that pisses me off, so this will be much shorter than my original review.
Things I liked: The paranormal aspect wasn't shoved down my throat. There weren't walls of dialogue or long bland explanations and descriptions, things were how they were and that was it and it worked.
I liked Tristan. He was very sweet and this wasn't even mentioned really, it was in his actions and allowed to speak for itself--well done.
Sofia--could she have been cuter?
Maya and Marshall (th
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BooK-O-Holic
Hot damn that was a good book! Avery, the heroine, was such an awesome character. She was definitely a favorite for me. At times things became very rough for Avery and her sister Maya, but mostly just her. Once she and her sister were purchased by the pig headed, arrogant, sexy as all get out, lord Tristan things got a little easier for Maya, but Avery continued to struggle with society's backwater view that red heads are all witches. Her strength is continually tested by those who fear her or f ...more
Gabriela
I'll have to agree with another reviewer on the matter of Tristan and his chosen way to address Avery. I might be tempted to become part of the world if only for the chance to knee him in the family jewels. Gosh, he had moments when he frustrated me so bad. I had a couple of scenes where I wasn't entirely sure if I was comfortable with the plot, but it proved to be just fine.

I had thought I'd really like Avery but she came across as a great, lovely, doormat and while the juicy scenes were great
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JJH--Judy
4 1/2-5 stars. Really enjoyed it. I liked the heroine a lot--she was strong, didn't care what other people felt about her, and went through A LOT. The reason this book wasn't a solid 5 stars for me was because the hero, clearly a possessive alpha male (wolf-whatever) did nothing to stop the abuse the heroine a was suffering from members of his staff--and he knew what was going on. I get that she was purchased as a slave, but this did not sit right with me. One this that I found different about t ...more
Nicki
Apr 08, 2016 Nicki rated it liked it
I needed a light read to clear my head before I find a new series to delve into. This served the purpose perfectly. However, I read reviews before I began "Red Moon," and now that I'm finished I have to wonder if I read the same book as other people...
I thought it was fine - I liked Avery and while I wasn't head over heels for Tristan, I didn't think he was the total scuz that other people seemed to. Once he began to have feelings for Avery - he had feelings for Avery. Those people who thought t
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Nelly Ramos
Feb 18, 2016 Nelly Ramos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Red Moon

Tristan and Avery make a perfect couple. Avery was soul to slavery after her dad past away. Her dad was one of the wealthiest man in the new world do to creating light. When he die her mom spent all the money. She soul both her and her sister (Maya) to have money to buy cocaine. Do to her having red her people did not like her do to believing red her were witches.
Tristan bought her and her sister do to the insistent of her daughter Sophia. Her sister was to babysit Sophia and his little
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momoko
Feb 10, 2016 momoko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this!
Red Moon takes the paranormal premise (werewolves primarily) and mixes it with a historical feel.
It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the society pretty much falls back to feudal times.

I found the premise was very nicely written. I applaud the world-building the author has done! I'm able to immerse myself into the realm, so much so that I wish she will explore and give us detail of what happened to human society, and what has brought about the change to
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Lately I've been reading a lot of supernatural romance but after reading Kresley Cole and her awesome Immortals After Dark series, they don't always measure up. The plots are weak, the world building is vague and the characters are cliche and just not complex or unique enough to warrant more than two stars and Red Moon, sadly just followed the pattern.

I liked the idea of the world having been changed and who doesn't love the idea of Vamps, Werewolves and Others walking the face of an earth nothi
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Brit Andrews
Jan 16, 2016 Brit Andrews rated it it was ok
Honestly have no idea what to say about this book. I think I kept reading to the end just to see if anything started to make some kind of sense. Hmm.. Not really. It seemed like such a great story aside from the terrible people in it there was just so much missing. Like there was a lack of any explanation about the world they lived in the time period or anything to tell you anything about pretty much anything. I don't get the whole thing about people with red hair why so many people seemed to be ...more
Bernadette
I haven't read anything from this author and I absolutely loved it! It's set in the future and takes place after the Great War. Since the war, the world has gone back to basics with no mod cons, travel is by horse and carriage and electricity is a luxury that seems to be rationed and only the wealthy can afford. Lycans, leeches (vampires) and faeries live openly amongst the humans and Lycans actually have a higher standing in society with humans being used, bought and sold as slaves.

Tristian is
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Felicia Wood
Feb 17, 2016 Felicia Wood rated it it was amazing
Shocked by how much I enjoyed this book. Loved the idea, the setting, and the characters. The idea that society could revert back to slave times was way too interesting. Avery, a former rich girl sold into slavery along with her little sister, is strong determined, and brave, rather than being the bratty, petulant, down on her luck young woman you'd expect. This quote pretty much sums her up "All my life I have been different. My gift, my hair – it has set me apart from others. My father’s wealt ...more
Mei
May 26, 2015 Mei rated it really liked it
Red Moon is a refreshing tale of shifters, fairies, vampires and magic with its social message of stereotypes and prejudice. A quite powerful tale about love and lessons learned and proving once again, it is easier to turn the other cheek and forgive rather than get even. Tristian and Avery (aka "the Red" and "Girl") could not be more different and are immediately attracted to each other. The chemistry between these characters sizzles. The characters are well written, so much so that I truly des ...more
Arec Rain

I don’t know what I was expecting going into this book, but it definitely wasn’t to be so impressed. I downloaded this novel on a whim but it was worth it. The reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because I wish the author had told us more about the world. Over the course of the novel, she gives us bits and pieces and it’s our job to put them together. However, I felt there was still much more she could elaborated on. For once, I actually wanted the author to write a couple paragraphs/pages discuss
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Beverly McCall
Red Moon by Elizabeth Kelly is a paranormal romance story that is easy to read. I didn’t realize that this was a paranormal story about werewolves and Lycans. Kelly developed a strong protagonist, Avery, and antagonist, Tristan. This story started off like a classic historical romance and then the twist occurs when we discover the paranormal slant with Avery as a healer and Tristan as a werewolf. Kelly adds dimension to Avery, through her backstory dealing with medieval superstition of redheads. ...more
Holly
This book is currently free for both Nook and Kindle, so grab it quickly! I just could NOT put this book down last night. I can't really pinpoint why I like this book so much. It isn't deep, there isn't much worldbuilding, and I can't quite figure out why Avery fell in love with Tristan. But despite all that, I found this to be an entertaining, steamy read. It's free, so why not give it a try yourself?
Carrie Renteria
May 25, 2015 Carrie Renteria rated it it was amazing
Well this was such an amazing story! Elizabeth Kelly did such an amazing job with painting the picture and creating the setting and bringing me in as a reader and taking me on such an amazing journey in this book. The chemistry between Tristan and Avery is absolutely amazing in this book! Avery is my hero I just absolutely love everything about her from her sassy attitude to her red hair. Tristan is obviously infatuated with her from the beginning and just doesn't want to say anything and tries ...more
Louise Nunn
Jan 30, 2015 Louise Nunn rated it it was amazing
Red Moon by Elizabeth Kelly, held me captivated and enthralled from beginning to end! Set in a future dystopian world and populated by characters and circumstances pulled from history, the plot held me entranced from the beginning to the last word! It was brilliant! Kelly has created a world where werewolves are aristocrats, human are slaves,salvaged families thrive, and she has crafted the perfect dynamic for forbidden love, misunderstandings and prejudices to abound. An added plus is that her ...more
Marsha
Jun 03, 2015 Marsha rated it really liked it
It has been a while since I've enjoyed a book as thoroughly as I enjoyed "Red Moon." Elizabeth Kelly has a comfortable writing style that readily causes the reader to emphathize with the characters. If the truth be told, the plot is fairly predictable, the love making wonderful and the action is perfect. At times the dialogue evens borders on being a bit sappy; yet, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now that, it the sign of a good story.

Avery and her sister, Maya have been sold into slavery by none other
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Jacky Faber
I didn't finish the book because I did not like the relationship between Avery and Tristan. It was one of a slave (Avery) and a master (Tristan), a totally unequal power relationship. Also, the constant abuse the h was forced to endure does not make for enjoyable reading.

As others have mentioned, Tristan constantly calling Avery girl is very annoying. Another example of the unequal power relationship.

The fact that her red hair makes her a witch is also ludicrous, as the world is now populated
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Ali Crean
Elizabeth Kelly’s post apocalyptic paranormal world of cruelty, slavery and superstition makes Red Moon a fantastic read. Avery Hendrin is a Red, a woman with fiery locks who it is believed will ensorcel those she encounters; her kind is hated and feared. When Lord Tristan Williams visits an a slave facility to find help for his home his daughter is drawn to her and although Avery insists that her sister, Maya is the woman he should choose as the nanny for his child, Sophie insists he buy Avery ...more
Josephine's Library
May 12, 2016 Josephine's Library rated it it was amazing




I happen to love Elizabeth Kelly. She's a fantastic author who seamlessly crosses the genres without blinking an eye. She's excells at anything from Paranormal Romance to Contemporary, even Erotic.

Red Moon was a fantastic paranormal romance. Tristan and Avery were amazing leading characters. But it was also filled to the brim with fantastic secondary characters like Sophia and Maya too.

I loved the plot which gave off this futuristic feel. It was magical and mysterious. Her world building, superb
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Elizabeth Kelly is a romance novelist who spends her days writing and pushing her cat Murray off the keyboard. She firmly believes that a person can survive solely on sushi and coffee, and only her husband's mad cooking skills prevents her from proving that theory.
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