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Power of the Moon (Power of the Moon #1)

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Have you ever looked at someone and knew they were going to die? Miakoda Starr has. After trying to help a homeless man whose aura has him marked for death, Mia is in more trouble than she knows. Soon she meets Detective Cole Barnett, a man that shatters her world in more ways than one. And shows her a world of fear as well as desire.
Nook, 1st edition, 282 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Firefly & Wisp Publishing (first published May 4th 2011)
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
There are just SO many good things about this book! I loved the steam, and the wrestling of egos between the characters. Too bad law enforcement I've met haven't quite stacked up next to Cole. There was such wit

"Yep, they think I'm a whack job."

"Oh my God, save a horse, ride a cowboy."

"That's what you said before, and then you tried to eat me!"

"Where was Neo when you needed him?"

"If this door opens and Tommy Lee Jones is on the other side, I'm going to freak the fuck out."

That last one always ge
P.A. Lupton
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who likes Paranormal Romance
Wow, did I love this book! It had an interesting concept right from the beginning. Tina Carreiro has created a unique paranormal world in Power of the Moon. From the first chapter you begin to ask yourself, “What is Mia?” Is she a succubus? Is she a psychic? And as the story progressed and her power grew I couldn’t help but flip the pages eager to find out. And when I did, it wasn’t at all what I expected.

Although the world building and concept are interesting, it’s the characters that kept me
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were many elements of Power of the Moon that were quite original and daring. As a reader, I loved the unpredictable plot directions. There were some execution problems here and there but they were not deal breakers. I thank Ms. Carreiro for giving us this story from multiple perspectives. If Miakoda was telling the story, I would not have made it through. I grew to love Mia but it wasn’t until well after the 50% mark. Cole on the other hand won me at ‘Hello’.

Without hesitation I can say th
SN the Viking
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vamp lovers, UF lovers
Shelves: urban-fantasy

Meet Mia, she is haunted by visions, she sees dead ppl, and work part time at a mortuary where she sits in the cemetery eating he dinner talking to the dead. Mia is fun, morbid and I really enjoyed reading her story.

Then we have Detective Cole Barnett, what can I say smoking hot, HOT Vamp with a badge. He is a no fuss kind of man, who is not up for any kind of stupid behavior. He has a past that is heavy on his shoulders but he is not set back by it.

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Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
My Review: Power of the moon is for adult readers (sorry younglings) that being said...
O.M.G what a story! From the first page Tina had me hook, line and sinker I just didn't want to put this baby down. What a ride this story takes you on, let me tell ya it's a ride i'll be taking again and again. *winks* If you want your book full of wild, hot, gotta have you now, can't live without you passion, and the thrill of an awesome adventure with twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat,
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOOT WOOT !!! What a book , it has left me completely speechless and breatheless !! Wow . i'm still struggling to gain my composure . Power of the moon really hit the daylights out of me .. Such a powerful , mesmerizing and astounding read .

Lets start off by talking about the cover . Simple yet attractive , its totally insync with what the story is all about . But to understand its meaning , you have to read the book , duh! with did you expect !!! Anyways , i believe that's Miakoda ( or Mia pron
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Entertaining and exciting, POWER OF THE MOON is the best paranormal panty ripper I have read in a very long time!

It is no secret that the moon holds special powers and influences in many aspects of our daily life. Miakoda Starr is different from all the others and has come to accept that she cannot escape the power she possesses. Instead of embracing her gifts, she secludes herself from others to avoid the ridicule that is sure to accompany their attentions. Mia is not exactly sure what she is,
May 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The blurb alone doesn’t do this book justice: believe me!! It contains a lot more goodies that I’m sure will have you frantically flipping the pages and just waiting for those internal fires within to ignite. lol.. A compelling storyline, with depth and creativity that any parnaormal junkie will enjoy .

Power of the moon is filled with lots of kick arse action, suspense, erotic encounters ** waggles eyebrows*, passion, sexy hot vampire, unique storyline and a concept well and truly of its own. Pa
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favs
Why oh why did I read this book? I normally try to keep away from reading a book series with only the first book published since I don't want to go crazy having to wait for the second installment if I really like the first book.

In my foolishness, I went ahead and read this book thinking I would be ok since I don't really care for vampire books. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Thanks ever so much Tina for sending me on my way to crazy town..

My sanity has long left me and now I'm hearing fricken voices in
Dawn Jayne
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this book, and that's coming from a person who didn't really expect to love this book.:)
I was familiar with the author and enjoyed her writing style, but I'm also not a huge fan of romance, so I figured I'd like the story and that's about it. Ha!
If there is one thing I cherish in reading, it's when I'm proven wrong, and in this case I was proven dead wrong. I'm not even sure I can honestly say I'm not a fan of romance anymore. I believe I've been converted, and that was no easy tas
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review by Ollie for bittenbyparanormalromance

There was something in this storyline about a young woman who has always felt different and misunderstood and a vampire who senses that she is the one he has been searching for to fill the void in his undead life that captured me.

This is the first book in the series and I can't wait to read the next one! When a book is able to keep me so glued to the pages that it keeps me up past my bed time and I find myself thinking about the characters and the si
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Power of the Moon
Tina Carreiro

All I can say is wow! I have not had the honor in reading work by author Tina Carreiro before Power of the Moon. I found this book to be one of the best books I have read in the vampire genre in a very long time. Yes I consider the 'vampire' as a genre as far as I am concerned because it deserves to stand on itself even though it is paranormal.
I found that I could not tear myself away from Power of the Moon from the very first page. I found myself experiencing man
Actually 4.5 stars
Power of the Moon is one of those books that really shocked me. I believed I would like it, but I didn't know just how much I would like it.
So as we start out on this intriguing tale, we meet Miakoda...aka Mia...and we find out quickly that she is a dynamic character. Mia has visions and is really able to understand the dead through these visions. But, truthfully, this power is really just the tip of the iceberg on the unraveling journey that we take with Mia. Beginning with j
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wow this book was a very fast sit on the edge of your seat read for many different reasons. this is a sexy and I mean sexy action packed read that will leave you wanting more. especially more of cole (dayum) (yummy).

mia is special even though she does not she it that way for a very long time. she can see auras of people around her even the dead. and when she tries to help a homeless man she has grown fond of she is thrown into a world of creatures she did not even believed are real. while trying
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: my" with a kick" posse
Shelves: owned
Mia always knew she was a bit different but she was comfortable in the fact that the world was normal. And then suddenly it wasn't...there are things in this world that aren't normal and seeing her friend Art in trouble leads to an eyeopening that she really rather didn't happen. However, Mia's differences are what make her a target for good and evil. Meeting Detective Cole Barnett adds to the confusion since Mia has sworn off men.....

In Mia Tina Carreiro has created a good balance of snark, ang
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reveiw on Power of the Moon by Tina Carreiro

Definatley 18+

I loved this book! I couldnt stop reading, it keeps you in suspence with the romance until the very end. I was sitting on the edge of my seat saying "Common!!!" Very well written and would strongley suggest this to all of the adult readers out there. It gives you the edge that you love with YA books, and the adult sence that we all sectretly crave in all YA books.

Mia is a young adult with unusal gifts, she can see dead people, can read au
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it, the on again, off again feelings smouldering off of Mia towards Cole was FRUSTRATING, I wanted to slap her lol & make her see how he really was. I enjoyed this book so much, I couldn't put it down last night knowing I was so close to the end so I am slightly sleep deprived. The chemistry between them me glued to my kindle just waiting & wanting them to hurry up & get it on. Mia's mum made me laugh. I loved the beating drums oh & the reference to "Carrie", I love that ...more
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tina's Power of the Moon, was a read that left my heart pounding from the first sentence. I can honestly say that Mia and Coles' story is only beginning and I can only hope that in book two, Mia and Cole show us some more hot sex, and a story line that both enthralls you, as well as astounds you.

Tina's voice is amazing, and she is a great story teller. Her use of descriptive language engages the reader so much so that you forget you are reading and you have to continue until your eyes close.

Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Each time I read a novel featuring vampires I always have low expectations since reading the Twilight books but each book I've read since Twilight has managed to renew my faith in novels featuring vampires and Power of the Moon by Tina Carriero is another well written and highly entertaining book that sticks to the true nature of vampires and they most definitely do not sparkle.My favorite part of the story was the back and forth, love/hate relationship that Mia and Cole had going on.I devoured
The BookChick
This book was so good...I know, I wouldn't think I felt that way by reading my status updates. Tina did such a wonderful job telling the story of Mia's transformation from weak and whiny to strong and decisive. I enjoyed reading her personal transformation and the transformation in the relationship between she and Cole.

The character dynamics were interesting and diverse -- shifters mixed in with vamps -- and the story line was interesting.

One of the funniest moments in the story for m
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
This was a very good book. The world that the author has created is interesting and believable. The hero/heroine have great chemistry together and are likeable characters. Supporting characters are also well developed and the bad guys are worthy of the readers hatred. I am looking foward to reading more about Cole & Mia. I will never think of elevators in the same way again.
Toni ~married to a hunk~
This book was recommended to me and I loved every minute of it and can't wait to read what happens next. I just noticed that I will have to wait awhile to see what happens next. I just put my knuckle in my mouth and yelled NO!! Cole is to dang sexy for me to wait.
Jessica Galczynski

Sorry Kido's but this book is JUST for ADULTS!!!!

After trying to help a homeless man whose aura has him marked for death, Mia, is in more trouble than she knows. Soon she meets
Detective Cole Barnett. A man that shatters her world in more ways than one, and shows her a world of fear as well as desire.

My Review:

Okay so I open an email from a friend one day and she tells me I need to get in contact with Tina Carreiro about her book to see if she'd let me review it. So of course I did and I was so
Nov 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroine-ruins-it
I'm going with 2.5 stars. This is why:

1. Denial. Denial. Denial. The heroine, Mia, denies any and all positive feelings and instead chooses to torture herself by basing her decisions on fear. And these decisions? They always hurt somebody else, too. I don't want to read a story about a woman's attempt to sabotage her own happiness while simultaneously destroying the happiness of others. That's a bummer. Also, I'm pretty sure every single supporting character told her to stop running from her pro
Stay tuned for review..finished this morning. This book is INCREDIBLE!

My review: the blurb above does this book NO JUSTICE! I will be honest. If you are a fan of The Blackdagger Brotherhood series, you have to read this book! I am dead serious!!! I loved this book so much. The story line is intense. It is such a page turner! I power read this book. I stayed up until 3:00am the first night and the second night I stayed up until....6:00am reading it! (I have to be at work at 7:30am).

Mia is an av
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Mia angers a man with weird glowing eyes trying to protect Art, her whole world spins out of control—an into realms she never believed existed. When the cops are sent to take her statement, after Mr. Glowing Eyes nabs Art from the gas station where she works, she isn’t expecting, tall, dark, and handsome Cole Barnett. He lights her up like no one ever has; and, aggravatingly enough, rejects him at all costs…..A big drag for me and the only thing in the book that I didn’t particularly like. ...more
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Power of the Moon , by Tina Carreiro Thank god that this book had real vampires, not the wussy teen vamps but the hungry for blood, sexy, passionate, almost Anne Rice style vampires. (which is what I hold any vampire books up against) Detective Cole Barnettt is a strong sexy in control aged vampire that falls in love was slightly spooky Miakoda Starr (Mia). Mia can read auras, has visions and even has contact with the dead which is only lightly touched on. Mia gets dragged into having to help th ...more
Michele(mluker) Luker
Mia works two jobs at the gas station and funeral home. She keeps to herself because of the visions she sees and dead people she hears. Little did Mia know that her world would be turned upside down when two “thugs” come into the gas station and attack her and take a loyal customer away.

Detective Cole Barnett arrives on the scene and is instantly drawn to Mia. He works the night shift in special forces known as Sector 13; all vampires.

Mia doesn’t want to tell the detective everything that happen
Dana*aka Assassin*
I loved this book! It was a refreshing approach using some Native American elements in the story, which I enjoyed very much. The heroine, Mia, is not a whiny damsel in distress type, either, which was a big plus in my opinion. I liked that Mia developed her own powers..she's not all helpless when it comes to needing Cole to rescue her all the time, she can hold her own. The ideas the author used for weapons and 'wardrobe' were awesome. The way Mia learned more about the NA legend/heritage at the ...more
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tina Carreiro's debut novel is a breath of fresh air in the world of paranormal/vampire novels. Finally, after years of reading about Bella, Edward, Sookie, Stefan or Elena the readers have a chance to know completely new characters,and their mysterious and sexy adventures. The plot is exciting, the atmosphere of the novel is thick with sex, secret, drama and love. Each of those ingredients intertwine and mix to delight the readers and do not allow them to put the book away before they finish re ...more
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“I don’t know what circumstances occurred in your life for you to build such a strong brick wall around your heart, but I do intend to tear it down." ~Cole” 104 likes
“When you give yourself to me, completely, I will bite you. Until then, my love, I will only nibble on you.”~Cole” 87 likes
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