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(Darkest London #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  6,723 ratings  ·  783 reviews
Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Forever
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Irene Sim It's mentioned in "Embers" the prequel of the series, that her childhood friend Martin gave her the nickname Pan after the Greek God. I don't remember…moreIt's mentioned in "Embers" the prequel of the series, that her childhood friend Martin gave her the nickname Pan after the Greek God. I don't remember the particulars and maybe there is more information in "Firelight" since it's about Miranda. But one can assume how her sisters called her out of affection from Pan to Pan-da (Miran-da). At least that's what I thought reading the book.

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Blacky *Romance Addict*
This book should have 10 stars only for the beautiful cover. I simply adore this picture Photobucket

I'd give the story a good 4 star rating, but my overall is somewhere around 7 because of the characters <3 I fell in love with them <3

The story - Although this is a historical, it's full of paranormal beings, the writer introduced to us a whole lot of them, demons, vampires, werewolves, shifters, gim-s (ghosts of some kind), and I think there was an actuall angel in one scene XD
Anyway, this book is cente
Sam (AMNReader)
Did I just say in a review for another book that werewolves aren't sexy? Maybe that still stands, but this lycan is.

I super adored this couple.
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it

A year after her husband's death Daisy Ellis Craigmore is free to come out of mourning. Her unhappy six-year marriage to a brutal man has left Daisy scarred and desperate to taste freedom. Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northrup is tired of his life. There's little that holds his interest, until he comes across Daisy who has just witnessed a killing by a werewolf. For seventy years Ian has been in exile from his clan; he's kept his wolf tightly contained. Once the alpha of the Lycans, he turned over lea
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, 4-stars
Update 03/18: b-r with Joanna, Sam and Isabella.

Additional thoughts: Please keep in mind that I still haven't finished the series, but here it goes for the five books I've read so far.

Whenever I state that I consider Ember/Firelight and Moonglow to be the weaker of the five books I've read from this series, I always think it's actually nothing but a gross misrepresentation of GR' 5-star-rating system. It's something I always complain about; always conflicted when I see what else I have shelved u
♡Karlyn P♡
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, arc-copy
Well done! A great sequel to Firelight. I think I enjoyed this one even more. It too had a dark gothic feel with an interesting mystery plot, but the romance between Ian and Daisy surpassed my expectations. They worked so well as a couple.

I'm not a huge fan of PNR, especially shape-shifters, but this one worked for me. When Ian steps in to protect Daisy from a mad werewolf on the prowl killing innocent victims, the connection between these two was smoldering. He was such a passionate man, and I
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.75 STARS

He caught her expression and his smile grew fiendish.
“Don’t go getting calf-eyed on me,” he warned with amusement. “Or I’ll start to believe that you like me, too.”

I enjoyed this one. In fact I can easily say, I loved parts of it. But.. there were some parts that just irked me a little. In the love column would be everything "Ian," and in the irked column would be everything Daisy. All the way down to her name. I can't really say why, I just found her a little glib and insincere i
Mimi Smith
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr
5 stars

Kristen Callihan has officially made me her devoted fan. Now, that's not just because the name Diana Gabaldon(my fav author ever) is on the cover. Nope it's Ian Rannulf and his wolfiness that made me a believer. Ok, Daisy was kind of cool, too.

About Firelight

Oh, God there was such a buzz about that book. So many people loved it! I don't know, but that kind of made me want to love it so bad. And I did like it. But I didn't love, LOVE it, so I ended up feeling disappointed. Didn't have
"Haven't you learned, woman? You've fallen off the map. Here there be monsters."

The key to doing a binge right is leaving a shitty review for each successive read because you don't want to waste time actually reviewing them. Or at least that's how I feel right now. Normally I might put some effort in buuuuut considering all the aforementioned buddies who have been providing such great reviews during their joint reads, I'll leave their words to tell you how it is.

cc :

4.5 stars rounded up.

I’m not normally one for vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters or paranormal romances in general, but having read and heard such good things about the first book in this series – Firelight– I finally got around to listening to the audio version last year and was so completely hooked that I decided to read or listen to the rest of the series. It’s been a while since I listened to that book, but this month’s prompt of “series catch-up” gave me the ideal excuse to read book two,
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gently, he threaded his hand through her curls, spreading them about her. “We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don’t want perfect. I just want you.”

I LOVED this book!

Finally Daisy Ellis has obtained freedom with the death of her husband. Her husband whom I wish I could bring back from the dead so that I could kill him myself. Daisy is sassy, very sensual and has so many scars from her awful suffocating marriage. But her freedom is short lived when she seems to be the target of a viciou

Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR fans
Grade: B+ or solid 4 stars

Moonglow, the second Darkest London book, has a different texture than its predecessor Firelight, which was slower-paced yet sizzled with sexual tension. What you’ll find in this second installment is nice balance of mystery, murder, romance, and expanded world-building set in alternate reality Victorian England. Secrets and monsters are underlying themes.

London, April 1883

Three hundred sixty-six days, ten hours, and fifteen minutes after the death of her abusive husban
Isabella - Madly in Love with Books
Buddy Read with Sam, Bubu and Joanna from Romance Book Buddy Reading.

I loved this book. Where the first an Firelight had quite a few little flaws (I loved it nevertheless), this one was pure joy for me to read. We get very different characters, which isn't always given in companion novels, that were - again - absolutely complex and well built. A plot that entertained me and an absolutely beautiful writing style that simply does it for me.

I don't have words how much I am enjoying this series ti
4 TO 4.5 STARS!

Ever since reading the Hook Up, I knew KC was an author I needed to read, and this second book in the Darkest London series was fantastic, even better than the first, Firelight. This book was about Daisy, Miranda's sister, now widowed and ready to finally shed her fear and captivity from being in a cruel Union. A werewolf attack amidst the streets of London puts Daisy on the beasts radar. She survives his attack but must now contend with Ian Ranulf, a man whose mysterious past has
A captivating read by the author of Firelight.

Now, Firelight was highly recommended by a lot of my friends, the hype was in full swing, and when I read the book I liked it a lot. But I wasn't wowed by it. So I didn't exactly rush to read this book the moment it came out. That was a mistake.

Moonglow definitely captured my attention from the start and wouldn't let go. I nearly threw something at my sister when she insisted I take a break from reading it and watch a movie with her. :D

Anyway, the bo
Joanna Loves Reading
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Buddy read with Isabella, Sam and Bubu. Very fun to discuss and read this series with you all. Looking forward to the next one.

I may end up actually writing a review at some point, but for now, I will just say that there was much about this book that I loved. There was enough I questioned, pondered and felt was left unresolved that I kept it a four stars. Very compelling writing. KC has some real talent.
I am enjoying this series and I liked the hero in this one, who happens to be a werewolf of sorts.
I had a problem with Daisy, probably because she was a bit too much into casual sexual encounters due to a frustratingly cruel and unhappy marriage. I get that the author was making a point. Women have a sex drive and should not be punished or despised for it. The old double standard needs to go. But she was a little to "nympho" for me, I guess. (We first meet her in an alley with some random, push
Layla  is a Picky Reader
ARC provided by netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

My rating: 3/5 stars
First line: Lord above, was there a better sight than a woman flush with passion, her skin dewy and pink, her breasts bouncing from the force of his thursts?
Favourite quote: We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don’t want perfect. I just want you.

After a marriage of convenience, Daisy Craigmore, Lady Archer’s sister, wants nothing more than to enjoy freedom and experience life. Of course, being a widow doesn’t hur
*The Angry Reader*
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, pr-uf
**updated review - Aug 26, 2018**

Welp. That went better the second time.

I have no idea what pissed me off the first time. Sometime (like with SEP books) when I go back on the reread I clearly see what aggravated me. This time I read banter and flirting between 2 people with good reason not to like one another. No clue why that set me off.


Kristen Callihan is working her way up the “favorite authors” ladder. This was on firmer footing than the first book bc less world-building, more defi
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
Review posted on Demon Lover's Books & More


I loved Firelight, I love Kristen Callihan’s writing, the dark gothic tone, yet, I didn’t love Daisy. At least not at first. Now don’t get me wrong, I did like the book, I just didn’t love it. I feel like so much of the plot was dragged out. That worked in Firelight, it added to the mystery and suspense. I didn’t think it worked as well here. In fact, I think it made the plot slow down.

Ian was a sad figure, a good match for Daisy, though. But again
Aug 03, 2012 rated it liked it

Moonglow is book two in the Darkest Londen series, it focuses on Daisy, the sister of the heroine (Miranda) in the first book. After finally coming out of the required mourning period for her despised husband, Daisy is finally able to have fun and live her life the way she wants. On Daisy's first night back into society, she and her would be lover are attacked by a werewolf. Daisy finds herself in danger and soon realises that she may not be as normal as she thought she was.
Werewolf Ian
Jen Davis
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved Firelight. When I found out it was the first in a series, I wondered how Kristen Callihan could possibly duplicate such an arresting and unique story in a sequel. The short answer is: she doesn't try to. Yes, Moonglow is set in the same world, with overlapping characters. But Daisy has a decidedly different story to tell than her sister did. And Ian is nothing like Archer. Their story is singular, and that is a good thing.

As the book opens, Daisy is coming out of mourning from the death
Irene Sim
Did I complain for the lack of paranormalcy in the previous book? Oh, boy. The second book had in it supernatural beings that I haven't heard before. What exactly is a GIM? What was the angel-like, transluscent-ice creature that appeared to Wilson? Werewolves, shifters, vampires, elementals, lycans, ghosts, they all made an appearance in the story some more involved than others - only Mary bloody Poppins was missing hoping around in her Carouzel horse.
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I am intrigued beyond measure for where
Fani *loves angst*
This is the story of Ian MacKinnon/Earl Ranulf and Daisy, Miranda's sister, whom we both met in Firelight. As readers of Firelight already know, Ian -as well as the entire Ranulf clan- is a werewolf while Daisy's a very ordinary human unlike her talented sister. Unlikely as the relationship between them seems, since Ian in the first book was more of a villain than a hero and also infatuated with Miranda, Daisy's forced to accept his protection when she becomes the -almost- victim of a werewolf's ...more
4.5 stars
I loved this one!

In 'Firelight' Kristen Callihan introduced us to a gritty Victorian-Gothic London where historical and paranormal romance collided with the thrill of a great mystery. Now, in 'Moonglow' we are returned to this riveting 'Darkest London' and KC has again wowed me with her unique take on the supernatural - just when I thought I knew all about werewolves, Callihan takes keyboard in hand and rewrites the "noble" Lycan creatures.

Moonglow picks up about a year after Miranda an
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars, cuz I love me a werewolf, and this author writes well.

I first read the prequel, Firelight. It's wonderful, so I wasn't expecting to like Moonglow even more. But I did. It felt more emotionally grounded, less cerebral. But it's win-win any way you look at it, because Miranda and Archer from Firelight play a good sized role in this book.

Main characters: Ian is a Scottish lord and a Lycan, a shifter who fears letting his inner wolf out, and has never done so. He should be the Lycan clan
I fell in love with Daisy and Ian from the very beginning. Having had no real feelings for them while reading Firelight, this surprised me somewhat, but they are fabulous. Daisy is smart, has a strong will, and is absolutely captivating. After years of abuse at the hands of her husband she has some scars – inner and outer – to work past and seeing her overcome them with Ian was perfect. Speaking of Ian, he's utterly perfect. He has demons that haunt him, and fights himself nearly every step of h ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

Kristen Callihan is quickly becoming an author on my auto-buy list. After reading FIRELIGHT and being impressed by the writing style and plotting, I was eager to read the second book in the Darkest London series, MOONGLOW. But I had absolutely no idea how good this book would be until I devoured it completely. Callihan, you officially have my heart.

Words cannot describe the amount of love I have for this book. I thought FIRELIGHT was an interesting read, but MOONGLOW ab
Anzu The Great Destroyer
I deeply admire Kristen Callihan for her Firelight book. It was everything I wanted in a paranormal-slash-historical romance. Archer and Miranda were excellent protagonists. The story was decent, and the paranormal element was very interesting. I was having the same expectations about Moonglow. Well, maybe a bit less since I was never a fan of Ian or Daisy.

I’m sad to say that Moonglow is a huge disappointment, and it was obvious since page one that it won’t top Firelight. The story is very weak,
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I definitely liked this better than firelight. The story flowed much better now that the perimeters of the story were done in book 1. Though early on I figured out who the were was I wasn't certain who the person controlling him was. That came as a surprise because I had someone completely different in mind. Though it was nice for that person to not be the suspect.

Daisy and Ian are an interesting couple. And I like how the sisters have their own (view spoiler)
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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer's Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence, was named a best boo ...more

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