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Moonlight Warrior (Midnight Bay #1)

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Note: This is a spin-off from this author's Highlander series. It features Kenzie and Father Daar--both from the Highlander series.

Can a powerful highland warrior tame the only woman he can't resist?

Eve Anderson is darned tired of Kenzie Gregor meddling in her business. She might be struggling to keep herself and her ailing mother financially afloat, but she's no princess
Paperback, 355 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Pocket Star (first published January 1st 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Apr 25, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
Yes, I'm a sucker for Janet Chapman's time-traveling, magical, highlander heroes. Her brand new release is "Moonlight Warrior" and I enjoyed it very much despite a sometimes irritating heroine.

Kenzie has been a man for six months now. He's also accepted his mission to be a 'soul warrior', helping others who have time-traveled or are trapped in other forms by witchcraft. On his first day in his new town, he meets Eve and her mother Mabel, and he's powerfully attracted to Eve. He struggles to do w
Jan 08, 2011 Nicole rated it did not like it
Nothing says romantic like a guy stating, "You need to go to bed with me or the other men will think I can't control my woman." And the woman just accepts it. The guy who said that to me would spend the night icing his nuts. Way to set women's lib back 200 years.
Mar 24, 2011 Quinn rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

*sigh* I think I should have left well enough alone when I finished Janet Chapman’s Highlander series. That series is a sentimental favourite of mine, always able to be relied upon to deliver a warm, engaging and enjoyable read. I was delighted to discover that she had started a spin-off series called Midnight Bay, with this being the first book.

I think readers have been done a disservice in that it is not indicated anywhere on this book that it is connected to her Highlander series. It
Laura the Highland Hussy
this is a good story, but I feel like although it is #1 in the series, that perhaps it is a cross-over from another Janet Chapman series? It seemed a lot of the couples were supposed to be familiar to us, and that there were things I was supposed to know. update: it crosses over from her "Highlander" series.
Other than that, it was a great book. Kenzie is a 9th century Highlander who is now a Soul Guardian who helps trouble souls. He was a panther up til recently (must have been in a previous boo
Feb 08, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
I really didn't like this one that much. I liked the heroine, liked her family and friends, but I HATED the hero. He was like some holier than thou dipstick who acted like he knew better than the heroine and FORCED her to do things his way. I'm sorry, but if my mom had dementia (or Alzheimer's or w/e it was, it wasn't made clear) and she went on a walk down to the ocean and had been gone a long time I would want to make sure she was OK, but the hero acted like it was foolish of her to want to go ...more
Jun 14, 2009 Christel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance readers
Recommended to Christel by: found on bookshelf
I liked this one especially Eve and Maddy and a bottle of spiced rum and blowing kisses to the boogeyman. Really good story with a lot of funny mixed in. Father Daar is a hoot also
Scottish warrior Kenzie Gregor has seen centuries pass, but after spending so many years as one animal or another, he's now back in full...and fabulous...human male form. Along with his ancient friend, the Druidic priest Father Daar, Kenzie has moved to Midnight Bay to provide a safe shelter for his charge, William. William is a man cursed by a witch and stuck in dragon form. He's passed through time for Kenzie's help, desperate to regain his humanity.

As Kenzie is settling in Midnight Bay, he pu
Moonlight Warrior is a direct spin-off from this author's Highlander series. Kenzie, the hero, was first introduced in the previous series and many of the supporting characters that appeared in Moonlight Warrior came directly from the Highlander books. So, the big question is, should this book be a new series or a continuation? I think it is more of a continuation and the Highlander series should be read first.

Kenzie Gregor was born in Ireland around 1048. He was cursed and lived as a panther wh
Denise Van plew
Oct 03, 2013 Denise Van plew rated it it was amazing
Finally got a copy of this to read and enjoyed every word of it. I just love the way she writes these books with her storylines filled with highlanders, magic, and best of all love. I love reading how the magic brings each warrior through to our time and why they are here and usually here to stay and what happens now combined with the characters from previous books and newly ones introduced. In this one Kenzie and Eve are the center and good ole Father Daar has settled with Kenzie to help him ge ...more
Super! I haven't read a story where everyone but the heroine is clued in to what's going on in a long time. Or maybe I have. Regardless, Moonlight Warrior stands out because of it's humour and the subtlely of having our heroine, Eve, finally accept what's going on in front of her.

And, why, oh why, does it seem fate when Eve and Kenzie meet.. almost magically, it seems. I haven't read many paranormal romances and I enjoyed Moonlight Warrior because the paranormal elements remained secondary to th
Feb 21, 2011 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-pn
The rating is more of 3.5. I enjoyed the premise, seriously who wouldn't like sexy Gaelic men and dragons. The plot is entertaining enough and the writing is good. My main gripes with the story are the somewhat immature behavior of several females, unbelievable cluelessness, and disjointed leaps or inconsistency in character. Also, I have a pet peeve about romance books that reference romance books in any manner; nothing yanks me out of a story quicker than that. It's not funny or clever and whi ...more
Ria F
Sep 20, 2015 Ria F rated it really liked it
Moonlight Warrior, has Eve Anderson butting heads with Kenzie Gregor. Eve is only months past her divorce in which her husband left her for another woman, and took all their assets with him (after not paying the mortgage on their house for 4 months) her step father died, her mother's business is struggling, her mother has a slowly debilitating brain disease, her mothers brother in law sold the farm and house out from under them. Basically she has her hands full. Kenzie has been traveling through ...more
Jun 17, 2015 Daphne rated it liked it
The first series to Midnight Bay; I was actually looking forward to the story development of the Author in the integration of "olden" warrior into modern times. However, I think the development fell short through the story. It's such an irony that I feel that the non-leads of the books have more impression on me than the leads themselves. Definitely appreciate the light-heartedness of the familly to develop a seemingly comedy to lessen the boredom I felt for the leads. Kenzie Gregor, first impre ...more
May 05, 2011 Suzisu rated it really liked it
Couldn't resist it after reading a little about Kenzie in 'Wedding the Highlander'.... I had my fingers crossed that it would be a goody and I was not disappointed. Admittedly Kenzie was very 11th Century, a bit of a 'clonk her over the head and drag her off by the hair' in terms of romancing style, at least at first, but I forgive him for it because in theory / print he just sounds Yummy!
May 14, 2009 L.W. rated it really liked it
While her last book left me cold...this one was back on track with rich characters, an interesting story line...a few twists and turns which generated enough interest to keep me reading. I liked it much better than the last few and am now looking forward to Camy's story
Deanna Noble
Dec 05, 2009 Deanna Noble rated it really liked it
Shelves: janet-chapman
Janet Chapman's books just get better and better! I absolutely loved this story. Although the heroine Eve was a bit annoying, most female characters who try to show they are independant usually are. Kenzie is one hunk of chocolate cake though!
Chantelle Larson
I did a really big reveiw on this but then it got deleted and I don't feel like doing it again. so long story short here is why it got such a low rating from me:
-unrealistic and inconsistent plotline
-writing style was choppy and elementary
-story was frustrating because at times the author wouldn't give me any information to work off of but then at other times I would have useless information overload
-description says this is first in a series but sometimes I have no idea what is going on when I
Jun 19, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it really liked it
Heralded as a "new" paranormal series, this actually ties in to her previous series set in Maine. This was a great feel good romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing William's story.
Mar 19, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
If I wasn't already kind of in love with her books, I would have rated it less, but there is just something about these Highlanders that took hold of me from the very beginning and I have to finish the series (this is an off-chute of her Highland series, to be read immediately after if you want to get the whole effect). I've got to say that the whole rabbit-hole analogy got really old after a while. I guess if I broke it down, I could point out several issues with the book, but I just can't brin ...more
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แถมพระเอกกยังเปนตัวละครทีหลงเหลือจากชุดนันซะดวย คนทีเปนแฟนอานกันอยูกคงจะจำเคนซี เกรเกอร อดีตเสือดำทีบัดนีกลายเปนมนุษย และพรอมจะทำหนาทีนักรบแหงจิตวิญญาณเพือคุมครองเหลาสิงสาราสัตวทีไดรับความเดือดรอน (สัตวทีครังนึงเคยเปนมนุษย)

Jen (Red Hot Books)
It's always such a pleasure to discover a new author. Yes, yes, I know Janet Chapman isn't a new author; but she's new to me --and I really like what I see. Kenzie Gregor is a Highlander from centuries past. He has spent years in the form of animals, most recently a panther, but he's now a man with a mission. He is a soul warrior: destined to help other souls find their true path. He has recently moved to Midnight Bay with an old Druid priest and a dragon named William (one of the aforementioned ...more
Carla Victor-rawson
Sep 24, 2009 Carla Victor-rawson rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and was highly recomended by a customer.Its a story about our hero Kenzie once an immortal warrior from the Highlands and the 14th century cursed to live as a panther, who is now finally free to live and die as a man, and has a destiny to help other displaced souls and Eve our displaced school teacher who needed to move back home to Maine after her husband ran off with the next door neighbor and took all the money in their bank account with him.So pretty much at this t ...more
Jenny Gearheart
Mar 28, 2011 Jenny Gearheart rated it really liked it
Not my typical genre, but so glad I picked this book up. Hilareous and a wonderful exciting plot. Found this summary from another review, and agree 100%

"Kenzie has been a man for six months now. He's also accepted his mission to be a 'soul warrior', helping others who have time-traveled or are trapped in other forms by witchcraft. On his first day in his new town, he meets Eve and her mother Mabel, and he's powerfully attracted to Eve. He struggles to do what's right and tries to avoid acting on
Erotic Horizon
I tries this books by Janet Chapman because she is an author that I have always liked and it was the first in a series and I like to be on the ground floor when a series start. More or less from a few pages in I soon realise that this is spin off from Ms. Chapman The Highlander Series, although it did take me a while to figure this out, MOONLIGHT WARRIOR was all Kenzie Gregor’s story, there is certainly benefits of having read the previous series to have that background knowledge of his life, bu ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
My Review is here: http://paranormal-romancejunkies.webs...

Some of my favourite quotes:

"We don't know anything about Kenzie Gregor. Some of the worst serial killers in history were handsome charmers. For all we know, he bought this remote farm so he'd have a place to bury the bodies."


"I am not having an affair with Kenzie Gregor."

"Why not?" her mother asked walking into the room. "If I was forty years younger, I'd certainly have a go at him."



"I remember something about a moose
Sep 02, 2013 Roxie rated it did not like it
Perhaps I shouldn't be so critical of this book. It's a bodice-ripping romance novel, and that genre as a whole is intended only as escapism.

But oh dear gods was this book a waste of paper and ink.

It was a good premise; Highland warrior out of time, carrying on his soul-saving mission in the modern age. But this plot was incredibly flimsy. Great adventures were hinted at but never fully explored or explained; I got no sense of Kenzie being a great warrior (he seemed pretty run-of-the-mill to me)
Jun 15, 2011 Sobia rated it liked it
So....this was my first foray into Janet Chapmans books, and I have to say I don't thinks she's for me....

The first half of the bookwas pretty boring, didn't even feel like a romance until midway through....and having every legal aged female in the heroines life pushing her to screw the hero, because he's just that hot got old really fast. Oh and there are a lot of secondary characters...and a few side stories...and honestly? I wasn't to fond of either of the main characters....and it r
Anna Marie
Aug 12, 2013 Anna Marie rated it it was ok
This book made me ANGRY. The whole. way. thru it. ANGRY. See, apparently (like Catherine Anderson and her dadgum Coulters), Janet Chapman has two clans that she writes about. And if you pick the wrong book, you're coming into the middle of a MESS that will make absolutely no sense to you. And do you think there's a list in the book - in order - of the book series so you can get the first one? Noooo.

So there I was. Painfully, obviously in the MIDDLE of a series, not knowing who/what happened befo
Mar 04, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
This is a spin-off of Janet Chapman's Highlander series. I haven't read any of those books, but I had no problem at all figuring out what was going on. Maybe some of the references to previous happenings when Kenzie and Eve went to visit the MacKeage family would have made a little more sense but that really didn't detract from the overall story.

This is one of those fast, fun reads that doesn't tax the brain too much. Kenzie is surprisingly chivalrous for a time-displaced Scottish warrior. I mea
Jan 25, 2010 Leslie rated it liked it
Moonlight Warrior would have gotten four stars if I had known that Ms. Chapman had decided this book was to be a spin-off of her preexisting Highlander series and I had read the previous books.

The back of the book was misleading by saying " first book of a new sizzling paranormal romance series..." I do not what that might mean to others but to me it meant that the book was the first in a brand new series with new characters wholly not connected to other works. When the main hero started
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