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Beneath a Rising Moon

(Ripple Creek Werewolf #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,794 ratings  ·  193 reviews
On the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek, a killer is on the loose. Three women are dead, their bodies mutilated and faces slashed. A fourth, Neva Grant's twin, lies in the hospital, fighting for her life.Psychically linked, Neva shared the horror of her twin attack and makes a silent vow by her sister's hospital bed. She'll hunt down the killer, if Savannah finds the s ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published June 5th 2003 by ImaJinn Books
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
This was one the first books I'd read in this genre and even though I am aware of any and all flaws it might have, it kept its magic. At least, as far as I'm concerned. I am biased, though, so take it with a grain of salt.

Most readers have one or a couple of books one of their favourite authors has written that they know are weaker than the author's later books or series and they still love them.

Ripple Creek Werewolf has only two books and I love them both. You can see the beginnings
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Neva is desperate to help her twin sister out. So desperate, she braves the "lion's den". Or should we say, the "werewolf's" den. Neva is one of the daughters of the leader for the prude old school werewolves. The Golden clan doesn't believe in the "dance". The dance is a filthy meaningless hook up for sex. The Sinclair clan practices this in excesses. Duncan is one of the Sinclair Alpha's son.

Neva the good girl hooks up with Duncan because she wants to use him to help find out who tried to kil
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had a lot of fun with this one and I have to say I definitely enjoyed it more than the second book (which I didn't dislike, but was just sort of "meh" for me).

After her sister, Savannah, is attacked by a werewolf (in case the word "Moon" in the title didn't alert you, this is a werewolf book), Neva decides to go undercover in the mansion owned by the family of prime suspects so that she can investigate. She makes a "moon promise" to one of the sons of the family, the only one not u
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well, I tried Keri Arthur, and now I know she’s not for me. I’m sorry, but the writing was just so bad! It felt like this was churned out in a week’s time. And apparently no one edited it. There were phrases repeated word for word in multiple places (which always really annoys me); there were strange inconsistencies, like people suddenly knowing things they had specifically been kept in the dark about in previous scenes. And then the worst example: the main couple sees a Suspicious Person throw ...more
Surprisingly, this was a good read!! Looking at the cover, I thought it was gonna be cheesy. But nope, I was proven wrong and I'm so glad for that!
This was exactly the kind of break I needed...a paranormal read with family drama, catty-females, suspense, steamy scenes and my fave, the Happily-Ever-After ending.
The story starts off with our heroine Neva, (going undercover & doing whatever means necessary) searching for the person who attacked her sister and put her in the hospital
If you’ve read Full Moon Rising or any of the Riley Jenson series, you’ll see some similarities between the werewolves in that series and this book: the wolves are out to the humans, the relationship between humans and werewolves is bumpy and the wolves are heavily regulated, the wolves have soul mates and moon dances. But, as Arthur makes sure to point out in a note at the beginning of the book, this book is set in a different world than the Riley books. It was in fact written and released, by ...more
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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And if I tell you that I was sure that Keri Arthur had only written two series? I do know the Riley Jensen one as I’ve almost finished it and I’m also curious to start the other series in this same universe. When I discovered that the author had written another series about werewolves, and when I saw this gorgeous cover, I knew I needed to read i
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Werewolves

I’ve been such a big fan of Keri Arthur ever since I finished the Riley Jenson series; I was happy to hear about the re-release of Beneath a Rising Moon and picked it up immediately. The lead female character has the toughness of Riley but other than that I liked the differences in the leads and of course the romance.

Beneath a Rising Moon follows Neva Grant, who has made a tough decision, in
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Beneath a Rising Moon was my first Keri Arthur book and I found myself enchanted. At first I did not want to use enchanted as to me it implies a bit more of a mystical image than I want. This book has an earthier, darker feel to it and yet.. I was drawn in and found myself falling for the characters of Ripple Creek.

Neva Grant is the twin sister of the Ranger Savannah, the lead investigator in a series of killings in Ripple Creek. When Savannah herself is attacked, Neva takes things i
Oct 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: don-t-recommend
This is the first book I've read by Keri Arthur and I don't think I'll be picking up another one.

I felt like the first half of the book just had really strong Rapey undertones and that the author wasn't necessarily trying to romanticize sexual assault but managed it all the same. With not only the simple fact that once a female agreed to dance, the male could then force her to have sex with him even if she changed her mind, but the fact that the "Hero" used this ability on several o
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Received via FirstReads Giveaway.

I really loved Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series so was very excited to get to read Beneath a Rising Moon, which was apparently written first, and has now been re-released.

It's clear that Arthur hadn't matured in her writing as much as in the Riley Jensen series as there were some definite anomalies when comparing. Not that I mean to compare them; it's more of an observation to set reader expectations.

The world building in this book
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of the Riley Jensen books and was so sad to see that series end. So I was stoked when I learned that there would be a new Werewolf series from Kerri Arthur. There are only a few differences, this time our Heroine is not as sexually free and tries to resist the urges of the dance. But the sex is just as steamy. And of course this series takes place in America (Colorado) instead of Australia. Which leads to my only issue with this book. When I first started reading it I was bothered ...more
Jenniet Galvan
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
It's never a good sign when I'm skipping, not only words, but pages of a book. I'm pretty strict with my reading and if I'm going to read a book I'm going to read every single, solitary word. I couldn't put myself through that kind of torture just to finish a book that I'm totally not feeling, and yet I just couldn't abandon because even though a book is crap I still need the closure of the end of the story. I'm usually pretty good at finding books that I enjoy and therefore rarely have to give ...more
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow what a punch...this story got my attention right from the start and held my attention the whole way through...I loved Duncan but it wasn't at first site; he actually pissed me off in the beginning but he redeemed himself. Wow what a Were he turned out to be. Neva pissed me off too but I stayed that way for a lot of the book but she came through too. Can't say much more...wouldn't want to spoil your experience. I will say that Ms. Arthur is one hell of a writer; she just knows how to draw me ...more
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolves
This book was an easy read that held my interest to the end, but there were just too many moments that made me uncomfortable for me to award a third star. The old romance staple of "sure she says no, but she really ENJOYS being forced so it's all OK" was rife in the first half of the book, with the central couple being downright unpleasant to one another as they lie incessantly for reasons that aren't wholly valid. The second half was an improvement, but ultimately there seemed to be little conn ...more
Barbara ★
I'm very much in the minority on this one. I couldn't stand the hero (and I use that term very very loosely). What an asshat! This book consists of more sex than anything. Oh there is a good murder mystery beneath the sexathon but unfortunately with stopping to have sex every five minutes the thread is completely lost. And if nothing else, Ms. Arthur seriously needed to let someone edit this disaster - too much repetition of phrases and/or words. Very annoying.

I've always liked the i
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
I couldn't get past book 2 of Arthur's Riley Jenson series but this was oh so much better. I was pleasantly surprised. It's set in the same world with the same "rules" and although I believe the story to be forgettable but it was an incredibly satisfying read.

The characters were well rounded and mostly likeable. When I say mostly, I mean Duncan when he turned into a bastard and started pushing Neva too far, hurting her and damaging her relationship with her parents even if she did need to stand
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Why did I let this beauty sit on my TBR for entirely too long? This was *almost* a one day read, but sadly, I got sleepy around 2AM.

Holy hell was this a great read! If you've read any of Keri Arthur's other works, you know her werewolves tend to be very free with their loving during the full moon. This one gets it's claws in to you early and stays steamy throughout.

While there's the lots of a skinamax lovin', there's actually a pretty great who done it plot involving Neva
Aug 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, even if it's about werewolves and soul mates, so nothing particulary new. I have to admit I like the stories where, from a initial misunderstanding, love is so mixed with anger and fear about the other person's feelings. So this one is a big 3 stars for me and I really liked Duncan and Neva and I'm reading the next one as soon as I finish this review.

On the whole I was disappointed with this. Guess I had preconceived expectations which included a more sophisticated approach and story than this from Keri Arthur.

The story was basic, the plot predictable and the sex too much of the same.

Doubt I'll bother with the second book.
Genuine  Liar
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
* re-read* 3.5 stars
I finished it about two days ago and I realised something, the book isn't memorable and that is what I look for in most books I read. I had to confirm the names to remember a book I read days ago!! To me that is a pretty big indicator.

It has a good plot and I love the writing style and how the relationship came to be (no matter how fast). But unfortunately, I didn't feel like I was attached to any particular character. I sympathised with Neva because of her parents but
Sarah Gries
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Technically Im giving this review a 3.5 Stars. Im going to be honest i hated Duncan. He was controlling and manipulative. I understand Neva some what liked it, but it was still slightly against her will.

I am happy though in the end it worked itself out. I came to like Duncan despite his awful character at first.

Also there was a lot of sex. I get it they are werewolves, but come on. I don’t think there’s anyone with that high of a sex drive. (Not gonna lie it’s pretty steamy ;)..)

Overall it wa
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Keri Arthur is a wonderful romantic suspense writer. In this series, she writes about werewolves. I was initially worried because I finished the Riley jensen series a few years ago and hoped this wasn't either the prequel to that series or a revision of that series. Fortunately, it was neither. This was a well paced and developed, romantic suspense story. It was so hot that I thought my iPhone might explode. I did guess the mystery, but it wasn't super obvious. This one was so engaging that I re ...more
Alana Byers-crawford
I know this is an old book or Arthur's but it was such a pleasure to read her books again. I love her writing and it just sucks you in from the minute you start reading.
The characters were good and you could feel their inner turmoil throughout the book.
Some parts were insanely predictable but from a book so old I think it's expected.
I didn't like the parts where Duncan used the bond to control her but i know that's a part of wolf culture so it wasn't completely bad.
I wish there were more for
Ellen Williams
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wolf mystery romance

So I was super sad when the Lizzie Grace book 5 was over and I didn’t have more to read (yet!) and then I realized there was more from this world in another series. While of the two I prefer Lizzie Grace (because witches) this book was a good mystery paranormal romance. For reading order - it doesn’t really matter but I do think this one series comes before Lizzie Grace even though there aren’t many overlaps of characters.
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r-urbanfantasy
This has some gross gendered elements that are thankfully lessened in some of Keri Arthur's later works, which really hampered my enjoyment. We can have werewolves without having gross sexist patriarchal hierarchies, thanks.
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book

Keri has always been a great storyteller. When you start reading you are taken on a trip. You see every detail while hearing every word of the story you are reading.
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Never read anything by this author before. I was pleasantly surprised. Story was sexy and suspenseful. Can't wait to read Savannah's story.
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this story has everything

Although the Female lead was not so much a bad a-s she was a warrior who was altos strong warm and loving I really liked her.
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs

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