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After Moonrise

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  1,024 ratings  ·  111 reviews
Includes the stories Posessed and Haunted with a preview of Alice in Zombieland by

Possessed by P.C. Cast

Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren's sp
Paperback, Australian Edition, 317 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by MIRA Harlequin Australia (first published October 23rd 2012)
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Both stories are a waste of time. You are better off not reading this book.
Carey Sabala
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After Moonrise is basically two stories in one, sort of an anthology but with only two stories and both have characters that are from the After Moonrise detective agency, thus the title of the book. I'll review each story individually to make it easier.

*see the blurb for more descriptions on the stories*

Possessed by P.C. Cast
I really enjoyed Kent as the hero but found the twin thing a bit unsettling (as a woman) to read. It almost read like what a Male's twin fantasy would be. Kent as a characte
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up because I'm a huge fan of Gena Showalter and was eager to read her contribution to this book. I had never read anything by P.C. Cast prior to this, but I began with her story.

I won't go into specific plot points, as other reviewers have covered those so well. What I will say about Cast's story is that it wasn't bad; it was very short, so there wasn't all that much in the way of character or plot development, but what there was was interesting and well-written. However, the endin
Jessie Potts

What it's about: After Moonrise is about a paranormal agency called After Moonrise or A.M. P.C. Cast and Gena Showalter each write a story involving the agency in some way. Cast's novella, Possessed, is about twins (one is dead and one is seeking help) and a psychic who can "sense" and track negative emotions. Haunted, by Showalter, is about an artist and a detective who both experience "blackouts" related to a serial killer.

Why you should read it: Gena Showalter is one of the authors on my must
Nicki Markus
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-paranormal
I jumped at the chance to read this book as it was something a little different from my usual paranormal picks. I have read a couple of Gena Showalter books before but this was my first foray into the writing of P.C. Cast.

Possessed was an interesting story that I read in one sitting. I liked Kent's character and enjoyed the storyline, despite a few misgivings about the odd romance angle. It was a quick and easy read that really sucked me in.

Haunted took a little longer to get into, but once I fi
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished reading After Moonrise and I have to agree with some of the readers. I enjoyed Possessed, BUT REALLY loved Haunted.

In Possessed, I did like the concept of a murderer who steals souls. It was definitely interesting. This story involved twins and one who was murdered. The concept of a possession of a twin is definitely believable and interesting because of the bond and link between twins. I am unsure of how I felt about how the living twin in this story, as some readers have said, “t
Olga Zelenova
The three-star rating is carried entirely by Gena Showalter's Haunted. Reading Possessed was a bit like pulling my hair follicle at a time. I could not get past the twin thing to even find out if I liked the story. Twincest is just...not my jam. ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and was shocked when I turned the last page and realised I had finished it.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Katie Cat Books
Spirits. Romance. Vapid females.

Story: This book contains two novellas from two different authors both set in the same city and about the same detective agency. The first story is about a male detective with psychic powers trying to help a set of female twins. The second story is about a male detective and a blond female artist trying to catch a killer.

Characters : Curtis Raef is an older attractive detective, cold hearted, sarcastic and talks down to women. Lauren Wilcox and her twin are young,
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up from my bookshelf on a whim, and I admit I had pretty low expectations even though I love the two authors. I was actually very pleased by the stories. The first one (by PC Cast) had me very hooked and I didn't put the book down until it was well past my bedtime and I was into the second book. ...more
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Read the first story and it was alright. I think the conclusion was too abrupt. It could have been a better conclusion. The second story I couldn't get passed the beginning it was too gruesome in its suggestions. Couldn't read it. ...more
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked the writing style of both authors. Both of the stories are not what I typically read. Possessed was an ok story, didn't like the ending. Haunted made me love both main characters, the realization in the middle broke my heart. Definitely not a light reading book. ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Both of these stories showed promise but if each had been their own books and had been more fleshed out, I think they would’ve been more successful.
Ashley Beatty Peterson
Not one of the best
Monica Etter
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This was the first I have read P.C. Cast and I must say I am hooked. And as always, Gena managed to deliver another amazing paranormal romance.
Stephanie Allen
So this book is two novellas put together. I liked the first one. It was an interesting and quick read. I started the second one and just wasn't a fan. ...more
It was interesting but I kinda expected more, it ended too quickly.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Both stories were good and they went hand and hand. There was some intense scenes.
Andrew Carter
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast read....interesting paranormal stories.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, well written, great plot, loved characters.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sandy S
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AFTER MOONRISE --Possessed by PC Cast / Haunted by Gena Showalter

AFTER MOONRISE is an anthology (October 23, 2012 release) written by PC Cast and Gena Showalter. After Moonrise is a paranormal investigation agency and is the primary focus in both of the storylines. Norms are without any supernatural power (human) and Psys are those gifted with varying degrees of psychic ability.

POSSESSED is the first storyline written by PC Cast. At nine years of age, Kent Raef discovered he was a Psy. With his
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Take two of the biggest names in the paranormal genre and you get an anthology to haunt your dreams. Gena Showalter and P.C. Cast have teamed up to give two short stories about what goes bump in the night through an agency in After Moonrise. After Moonrise is no ordinary agency and they only handle cases of a paranormal nature and they now have two juicy murders to solve.

In Possessed, Kent Raef is a detective but not the usual
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Averaged out to 3.5 stars

After Moonrise is a company that deals with hauntings, possessions, and other supernatural mysteries. Their employees are not your normal detectives. They each have special "gifts" which allows them access to the other realm. They take on cases of unsolved murders, talking to the ghosts of the victim and their loved ones, as well as helping ghosts move on to the afterlife.

Possessed is the first book in the After Moonrise novel, and is written by PC Cast.

In Possessed, Ke
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

After Moonrise includes two loosely linked short stories by bestselling paranormal romance authors, P.C. Cast and Gena Showalter.

In P.C. Cast's Possessed, Kent Raef is a Psy investigator whose particular gift allows him to track negative emotions. When Lauren Wilcox approaches Raef to help solve the murder of her twin sister, Aubrey, Raef is puzzled that he can find no trace of the killer until the sisters reveal their unusual plight. Aubrey's murderer has stolen her soul and while the twins ca
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed After Moonrise ! Possessed and Haunted offer something very different in the paranormal genre. Well for me at least...I haven't come across actual ghost stories written quite like this.

I'll start with Haunted . The depth and intricate plot was a nice surprise given it's a short story. It was layer upon layer of mystery, suspense and action. Just when I thought I had the plot figured out...I was proven wrong. AND I LOVED IT! It kept me on the edge of my sea
Tabitha (Lovely Books Blog)
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I’ve never liked short stories, but when I saw the name Gena Showalter I just knew that I had to read this book. With interconnected characters and a centered focus on the paranormal detective agency After Moonrise these two short stories fit together very nicely. While I did like Hunted much more than I liked Possessed I really enjoyed the way the stories fit together and shared characters.

The first short story is Possessed by P
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PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 ...more

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