DARK MOON WOLF was a pretty unique premise from the typical wolf shifter urban fantasy/paranormal romance sReview Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy
DARK MOON WOLF was a pretty unique premise from the typical wolf shifter urban fantasy/paranormal romance story. The love interest is not there, and there is already the HEA baby that happens at the end of many of these stories. In fact there is really no romance or person who could eventually become a romantic interest (granted that could still happen later in this series) I enjoyed seeing the way in which Julie is introduced to the shifter world through her baby randomly shifting into a wolf pup. That would be pretty weird to experience-a suprise werewolf in your baby's crib. I found it rather fascinating that the story revolves around loss and discovery instead of Julie finding her place and new love in a shifter town. The discovery part mostly involves a murder mystery which was well done and is full of betrayals, kidnappings, secret agendas, and suspense.
I love seeing a new angle on werewolf mythology and DARK MOON WOLF presents a kind of complex system of wolf powers based on the phases of the moon. The wolves were shockingly welcoming to Julie, a human who randomly shows up with a kid, looking for the father. The baby could have very well be kidnapped by Julie as a part of the same evil plot that was causing werewolves to go missing in this story. They didn't know. Either way, I enjoyed meeting the Greybull pack and learning more about their lives.
DARK MOON WOLF was a fun, unique take on werewolf mythology and an interesting murder mystery with some exciting twists and turns. The ending could make the story work as a one off story but I can see how more books could be added as there is enough story and character development to stretch it out to a series. I am interested to see where this series goes from here.
If you enjoy sexy fluff with characters who make you fall in love with them, THE GEEK JOB is perfect for yReview courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:
If you enjoy sexy fluff with characters who make you fall in love with them, THE GEEK JOB is perfect for you. The characters are instantly likeable, even when they’re bad, and their relationship, although initially built on falsehood, is fun to read about and believable. I find this book is nearly addictive - I’ve managed to read it twice in the last year alone.
Lexie is sexy, independent and knows exactly what she wants. She’s also pleasantly surprised when the geek she’s been hired to protect isn’t 60 years old and gross. He’s shy and awkward, but also tall, passionate and in pretty good shape. Anthony typically only cares about his experiments, and can honestly not believe his luck when Lexie pays attention to him when he gets to the conference. He’s so distracted, in fact, that he doesn’t even notice the multiple attempts on his life throughout the weekend.
The reasoning behind the ruse - Lexie pretending to be a fling and not telling Anthony she’s been hired to protect him - is flimsy at best. The vampire who has hired Anthony has not told him about supernaturals, and wants to keep it that way if possible. Anthony believes he is only trying to decode the genetic reason for his boss’ violent sun allergy. He doesn’t know that fairies and other vampires are trying to kill him or kidnap him for their own purposes, respectively. Still, once everything starts to unravel, Anthony catches up quickly and figures out stuff on his own, proving he is as clever as he is supposed to be.
This book hits all my guilty pleasure buttons: a decently developed mythology, kickass heroine, clever characters and just enough romantic misunderstanding tropes without making me roll my eyes in frustration. These kinds of books are meant to be fun, and THE GEEK JOB is tons of fun....more