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Over the Mountain of the Moon: A Tale of a Samurai Consort

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  134 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Tetsuya, a young male courtesan, is living a life of relative safety until an unknown samurai called Jin arrives on his doorstep, bringing passion and death. Awakened to the strange paths of destiny, Tetsuya chooses to leave the only place he has ever known to follow a samurai who is on a quest for vengeance. Their heels dogged at every turn by paid assassins, Tetsuya and ...more
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published (first published December 1st 2010)
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Jan 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, historical
This was a beautiful and very emotional story, a romance in the best sense of the word. I'm normally not a big fan of insta-love, but I didn't mind it much here because I found it fitting. Although the heroes fell in love practically on first sight, it wasn't all flowers and rainbows for them afterwards; they had to work hard for their happiness. For one, there were many adverse circumstances to overcome, attempts at their lives, injuries, sickness, rough streets and bad weather, torture, separa ...more
The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
Normally, whenever I read about a young male character who's both too beautiful and too helpless, I wince. But Tetsuya is actually a lot more than that and I actually liked him, though he did have way too many weepy moments. Still, when it came to defending the man he loved, a noble samurai named Jin, he could hold his own. My only complaint--WHERE THE HELL WAS THE LUBE? If you're going to write M/M romance, do not forget that the anus DOES NOT create its own secretions. Every sex scene between ...more
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of the adventure and the journey but what I don't like is the long drawn out plot line where the main characters don't know how the other person feels about them. This isn't like that. Tetsuya is so beautiful and fragile but once he decides to love Jin he does it heart and soul, leaving behind everything, all the safety he has in the world, to follow after the man who is now eveything. It reminded me of Musashi and his faithful love and I was enchanted. You get swept up in this, it ...more
Dec 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. I was a bit worried about it being almost 300 pages, but the pacing is perfect, so you're never bogged down with too much information or drumming your fingers waiting for something to happen.

One of my biggest gripes about historical novels is that the ones I've read seem to have a specific formula and they seem a bit redundant, so I usually avoid them. This book surprised me - the plot was not what I had in my head.

I would love to see this made into a movie and would rec
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yvonne by: Cori
This is a very enjoyable romanticized version of an action adventure samurai tale. The Samurai in this story, Kin, is extensively skilled with almost super human abilities and senses. He encounters Tetsuya who he finds himself attracted to but decides not to pursue him as he has a task he wants to focus on. However Tetusya and Jin do come together as Tetsuya rescues him from danger. Afterwards, Jin agrees, despite his reservations, to take Tetsuya along with him. While they encounter danger on t ...more
Edina Rose
This is like a MM "The Geisha & The Samurai" romance. It's a long adventure which ends abruptly, without clear long-term solution to the two heroes dilemma: how will the Lord of a Province rule and produce required heirs when he is in love and committed to man? Which arrangement will he find that could satisfy his lover on one side and his father and his people on the other side? At the end of the book, the heroes just go for a long ride, telling people not to expect them soon, and that's it ...more
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel. The author did a wonderful job with the research and obviously enjoys writing about this era and it shows. Tetsuya, a concubine in the beginning, undergoes a metamorphosis from a soft, sought after beauty who distances himself from emotions to a person who gives up everything for the samurai he loves. Reiko Morgan's writing makes you believe in his transformation and in his love for Jin. I loved this story and was with the characters emotionally thru their trials and ...more
Heidi Cullinan
I absolutely, completely and thoroughly enjoyed this book. My attention was riveted from word one and held until the end. I enjoyed the journey of the two main characters, both in Jin's need for revenge and Tetsuya and Jin's relationship.

The setting was particularly exquisite; tangible and yet not overdone in description. The style was crisp and clean; my only complaint was that at the end we exploded into a strange number of POVs when we'd been just Tetsuya for so long. Even so, this is one of
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this a lot, a lot.

It was a slow read, but it was calming to read, the language was wonderful. Once I get into the style of writing, and speaking, which is exaggerated and overblown, I loved it. The style fits with the Japanese setting, and I was brought back to all that Anime I enjoy.

Sam Ashworth
I was a little hesitant to read another “courtesan” story, but this book’s preview chapters were so immensely compelling that I dove right in! The story remained compelling throughout, moving at a fast pace, with a new danger or difficulty around every corner that’s sure to keep you glued to your seat.

Over the Mountain is probably the most sentimental and romantic book I’ve read in a while. I don’t say that as a negative, but I was a little surprised! The speed of Tetsuya and Jin’s romance was p
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Reiko Morgan lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest, a place well known for near permanent rain and a robust coffee culture. Having been employed in the fast moving technology field, Reiko once worked for NASA before embarking on a career as a successful artist and author. Fueled by the best coffee in the world and the inspiring natural beauty of the northwest, Reiko is a constant blur of ...more
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