Hunter's Moon (A Tale of the Sazi, #1)
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Hunter's Moon (A Tale of the Sazi #1)

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Sue Quentin has reached the end of her rope-she's desperate, and there's only one way out. Her plan doesn't include falling for Tony, the mysterious hit man she hires. He listens when she speaks and somehow convinces her that maybe her problems aren't entirely insurmountable. He even thinks her little potbelly is sexy. So he's a werewolf--everyone h...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 12th 2004 by Tor Paranormal Romance
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I only wish it were possible to give a book less than one star.

The one where the lottery-winning woman hires a hitman to kill ... her. Plus he's a werewolf. With Mob connections.

Perfectly, absolutely awful. I wish I could remember who recommended this dreck to me, so I could go scold them.

The premise (the first sentence above) is the only interesting thing about it. The heroine has, as far as I can tell, no redeeming characteristics; she's a weepy, not-too-intelligent pushover. And the cliches...more
The day started out like any other for Tony Giodone. Tony is an assassin for hire and an adopted member of the Family, though he prefers to describe himself as a businessman who works the wrong side of the street. Today, Tony is meeting a client at Nick's Tavern.

At first, the meeting with the client, Suzi (Sue) Quentin, is pretty standard. That is, until Sue mentions that the hit is on herself. The reason for her suicide by hit man, is that she is being terrorized by her sisters Bekki and Mitzi...more
Sep 16, 2009 Kimberley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kimberley by: anna genoese
Shelves: re-read, series
One of the things I love the most about this book is the fact that the narrator is the hero instead of the heroine. He is flawed, as are all interesting heroes, but stands firm on his beliefs and values, even when they clash with the beliefs and values of the heroine. He doesn't change to please her, nor she him, instead, circumstances mold them both.

The sex is incredibly hot, but there are actually very few sex scenes in the book. Instead, it's crammed full of adventure and fantastic secondary...more
"Whaaaaa..... I won the lottery and now my life sux! I have no control of my life so I might as well die! I can not take control of my life even enough to do the job myself so will you kill me please Mr. hit-man?"..... (internal dialog) "I am a werewolf now with an enhanced sense of smell... oh the smells, the smells the smells!!!" Ugh! Shut up! I can't take it anymore! Couldn't even finish!
I almost never decide not to finish a book--especially a mere 300 pager like this one. Sometimes I'll lose interest and--oops--it's due back at the library, and I never get around to renewing it again. I decided to abandon this book around halfway through.

I wanted to like it. I'm predisposed to love books about werewolves and shapeshifters, and Hunter's Moon seemed original. I haven't yet encountered a paranormal romance with a Mafia-connected assassin as the hero and a suicidal depressive as th...more
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This book was cheesy, sure, but it seemed okay until toward the end, then all the mob plus werewolf dynamics got out of control. The worst thing? Excessive descriptions of smell. Honestly, how many times did I have to read that the hero smelled "the clove burst of pride" or "the smell of happy tangerines" emanating from our hapless and wimpy heroine? I got it, I got it. He smells emotions. Okay. The other thing? Also, their whole mind-linking thing was a bit overdone too. I think maybe the autho...more
Donna Jo
This was an ok book. It was definitely rushed. I guess if I wasn't spoiled to J.R. Ward, Laurell K. Hamilton, & Lara Adrian's action and stories and detailed descriptions, this would've been a better read..
Any book that can keep my interest so well that I can't put it down even to eat, gets 5 stars! I'll definitely be reading the rest of this series!
death is not the only way to solve your problems but on some cases yes...
Claire McFall
I tried really hard to like this book. Made it all the way to 59% and realised I'd been counting down the percentages since 48, wishing I'd be done.

Things I liked: the writing's pretty good, and the first person narrative from the male werewolf perspective was new and interesting... to a point. Because he was such a cold-hearted moron. Yes, I get he's an assassin. But still. He did not give me warm fuzzies.

And I wanted to clobber Suzikins over the head with something heavy. Wet blanket doesn't...more
I had a bit of a problem with the story in this book: A hitman who falls for his victim (who paid for him to kill her). It didn't come across as very believable initially and the further i got through the story the less i enjoyed it. Even the supernatural edge didnt strike a cord with me

The relationship between Sue and her mother is very dramatic and Sue has not had an easy life but i just could not sympathize with her for some reason. I found her to be a bit 'wet'

Not one id go out of my way to...more
Kari Chapman
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Oh so painful...This is the story of Sue, a multi-millionairess lottery winner, and the assassin, 'Tony', who she hires to kill her. Yep, you just read that right. Only as well as being a killer, Tony's connected. And a werewolf. And although Sue is a pathetic, needy, self-pitying, clingy and spineless excuse for a human being, romance somehow blossoms.

Why does Sue want Tony to kill her? Because her family are assholes - cartoonishly evil manipulators who view Sue as their slave rather than rela...more
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
Hmmmm..."Hunter's Moon" by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp was definitely interesting and, for the most part, entertaining. This is the first book in the Tales of the Sazi series, and kicked off with an interesting look at supernatural-love Italian mafioso-style.

Tony Giodone has been an assassin for the Family for many years, and has no qualms about murder for hire. Until he meets Sue Quentin, who wants to hire Tony to kill her, only the man and the wolf inside Tony cannot seem to get past the attrac...more
This was just not good enough for me to read the hole thing, I know that sounds a little harsh but whatever.
It was from the point of view of Tony, and he was really annoying trying to be all mysterious and shit. He's a werewolf assassin, and he didn't like Sue, who he said was ordinarly plain, until he get a good smell of her. weird is that? Yeah your kind of ugly baby but fuck you smell so good I want to shabonk you know. And don't get me started on her. She hired Tony so that he wi...more
Hunter's Moon by C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp

I loved this book dearly. At the time it first came out it was fresh and new and I have never read something so gritty about the paranormal world. When I recently re-read it, I realized that it is going to be one of those books that while not a classic, will become a book that stands the test of time.

The characters are written so vividly, the angst from Sue is so bleak. His job is unpleasant and illegal. Sue's family is horrid. The authors took great p...more
I very much enjoyed this book. Not quite a five star, but 4.5 would work if I could do that. I had bought it on clearance and was going to return it, but decided to give it a try. I loved the different angle taken on a were, who is turned while attempting to assassinate his mark, who happens to be were. She nearly kills Tony, but he survives. But he is now a were and, with no guidance or understanding, learns on his own how to cope with it. He was raised in the "Family" (aka mob) and is a hired...more
Sue wants to hire him to assassinate her so she can be free from her abusive family. He helps her want to live, all the while trying to keep his wolf in check and deal with mobsters.

Wolf, hyena, python shifters. Tony is a wolf shifter turned due to an attack and Sue is human.
This started out so promising, with a really great premise: a professional assassin has a potential client who has a strange request – the person she wants killed is herself. Add to that the fact that the assassin is also a werewolf, and you’re ready for a rip-roarin’ good time! Except that’s not really what you get. The story is narrated by Tony, the assassin, and I just didn’t like his tone. I found him to be flippant and overly emotional, when I really wanted him to be hard and cool. And if t...more
Oh Tony! What have you gotten yourself into? These characters are not what I expected. I was amazed by the speed at which I fell in Love with these people. The creation of a universe is always hard and this one is definitely a success.
I'm a series reader. I'm more likely to read a book in a series than I am to read a stand alone. So I was more than surprised when after I read this book I didn't want to read the other installments of the Tale of the Sazi series.

Now I enjoyed Hunter's Moon. It kept my interest, the two main characters didn't get on my nerves all the time, and it was a quick, entertaining read. If it was purely a stand alone book I would have rated Hunter's Moon 4 stars, but it lost a star because I didn't care...more
I honestly didn't know what to expect. My mom randomly picked it out for me and I put reading it off for so long since a lot of people on here said the book sucked. However, Laurell K. Hamilton gave it a good review and since she's one of my favorite authors I decided to give it a chance. It wasn't a great, mind-blowing book, but I enjoyed it. I don't like weak women so Sue annoyed me a lot, but I loved Tony and I'm glad the authors wrote in his POV. I thoroughly enjoyed their romance, especiall...more
Sue has a family from hell and a lottery jackpot but is so sick of her life that she decides to hire a hit man to kill her. Tony is a werewolf who kills for money but this case intrigues him and he starts getting too close to Sue, a mistake that his enemies will use against him.
There isn't really anything wrong with what I read of the book except it is a bit too slow for me. For 50 pages it was just Sue telling the story of her terrible family and all the wrongs they did to her and that was jus...more
Katie Garone
I didn't finish this book. The first person narrative didn't work for me, and it was taking too long to develop the story and the characters.
I read this book years ago and liked it so much that, even though I couldnt remember the name, I managed to track it down and buy it.
i loved it dont know why its getting such bad reviews!! it was brilliant i loved all the characters and am going to look forward to reading the next one ;)
It’s been pleasure to read a gangster story with shape-shifting.
The plot and background are very interesting and new, respect of the others urban fantasy, also because, for my first time, the narrator is the male protagonist. Unfortunately the elaboration of the story isn’t as good as the plot, there are more boring part, and I hoped to find more action scenes.
In particular I disliked so much the female principal, Sue is succubus by her family and, then, by Tony.
In all book, she didn't make anyt...more
Holly Booms Walsh
This book is very much a romance novel with some surprisingly interesting were/shifter characters in it. The writing isn't bad but the lead female character makes me want to slap her upside the head. Helpless damsel? Heck yeah. However, the hero is pretty good. He's an assasin werewolf loner with Mob connections - and that makes for intereating reading. This book seems like an intro to a larger series, since the shifter information all came at the end and the storyline leaves it wide open for an...more
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Also known as Cat Adams, a dual-partnership writing team with Cathy Clamp.

She spent seventeen years in the Denver metro area and now resides in Texas with a large dog and pet cats. Office work provided a living while she pursued the goal of becoming a novelist. Forming the partnership with Cathy Clamp was the catalyst that led to publication and the two have enjoyed a long and fruitful collaborati...more
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