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Beneath a Darkening Moon

(Ripple Creek Werewolf #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,803 Ratings  ·  84 Reviews
Savannah Grant once had the reputation for being the wild sister-but no one, not even her twin, knew just how wild Savannah had once been. Now that past has come back to haunt her. Someone is murdering humans in Ripple Creek, and the murders are eerily similar to those she'd witnessed nearly ten years ago. Worse still, the man sent in to help with the investigation is the ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 16th 2004 by ImaJinn Books
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
I do have a soft spot for these books. Still enjoyable.


Beneath a Darkening Moon is the second book in Ripple Creek Werewolf duology. Unfortunately, Keri Arthur wrote only two books set in Ripple Creek. Fortunately, she took those ideas and expanded the world so we got more great series, so I forgive her.

When she was very young Savannah Grant ran from home and joined a commune. Back then, she didn't know much about what was going on there. The law dealt with the leader and Savannah came back t
I started off loving this book. Based on the first 55% of the book, this probably would have been a four-star read for me. Savannah and Cade were lovers years ago, while Cade was undercover investigating murders at the commune Savannah lived at. In the end, rather than interrogate her and try to get answers from her honestly, Cade telepathically "mindrapes" (Savannah's word, and I happen to agree) her to get the information he needs, something that hurts Savannah physically and emotionally. Year ...more
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My English review

You all know that I read all the novels by Keri Arthur with pleasure. I had kept this one for some time (since my reading of Volume 1 a few years ago), and I was waiting for the right moment to start it! I really enjoyed the previous novel and I was curious to follow Neva’s sister this time!

Savannah always keeps in her the pain of the man she loved several years ago. She had found herself at the center of a series of murders and believed that she had found l
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is Savannah and Cade's story and it was just as good as the first book. The sex and love scenes are so damn intense, and it was action packed to boot.
I have loved all of Ms. Arthur's books so far and have to keep digging for more. She does not disappoint, unless you count the fact that her series end and some to damn soon.
This book has it all, action, passion, hot hot sex. Damn I love these Weres...
You gotta get it...I promise you'll love it.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book, love Kerri Arthur's writing.This is Savannahs story and we get the background of we're she was and what happened hen she left Ripple Creek at 18.
Copycat. Murders bring an. Iis team to Ripple Creek and along with the team, Cade, Cade the man she fell in love with ten years ago at Rosehall. But besides copycat murder investigations, savannah and Cade will deal with unfinished business. The two of the have an unfinished moon promise and years of hurt on both sides..

Great murder mystery
Feb 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychics, pnr, werewolves, cops
A mild improvement over its predecessor, Beneath A Darkening Moon was enjoyable, if a little forgettable. But before I continue with my review, allow me a brief rant:

With this book and Beneath A Rising Moon, Piatkus Books successfully conveyed a level of disregard for its readers that just made me sad:

- Exhibit A: the Ripple Creek Werewolf series follows IDENTICAL twin sisters Neva and Savannah Grant, both of whom have long golden blonde hair. This is quite important, plot-wise, as they are memb
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Well, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first but it was still really good but in different ways. I was really impressed with the storyline, which was actually quite complex in places with a very detailed back-story of Savannah and her lover when they had been together 10 years earlier. The author was able to give little bits of the back story at varying times to peak your interest, and then gradually add to it as the plot thickened. As usual our heroine gets her man, and although he sounde ...more
Denise Van plew
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love the Riley Jenson books so I know she can write great paranormal romance. I like the style of book because it is not a repeat of those and unique all on it's own. The Characters are great this has all the ingredients of a great book-murder, mystery and lots of steamy romance werewolf style. When reading this book you forget that world is just in the book and not next door.
Murder mystery paranormal romance. A little repetitious about the lack of communication issues and misunderstandings between the couple which adds to the fighting and a twisty mystery. Fun - if you like that type of thing.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
While I liked the first book, even though there were plotholes, the book was predictable and full of sexism and double standards. This book though? WAY WORSE.

Cade is a sexist asshole with NO consideration for Savannah's feelings, the consequences of his actions and just UGH. He didn't improve until the last few pages. It was incredibly frustrating, and caused me to skim over most of the book instead of actually reading it.

The plot was a little better, and a little more sinister this time, but
Aug 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
-I had major issues with this book, specifically with cade and his willingness to use his power to force savannah to obey him and keep fucking him despite her *begging* him not to.

and despite this reprehensible unforgivable behavior, she's in love with him?!!? yeah, no. nope. no way jose. not ever happening. not acceptable behavior.

"my dreams may not be as lofty as yours, but that doesn't give you the right to mock them."

"no one is ever a complete monster."
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh my Lord, was this novel entertaining. It was just as good as the first one, and it certainly held my attention. Especially, considering that the main characters had a chemistry that I normally don't like in a novel. However, it actually worked out perfectly in this one. Which is a huge relief for urban fantasy lovers everywhere. For I'd hate to see Keri Arthur start to go downhill. An thankfully she hasn't yet.

Savannah has long since put the past behind her. But the past is bound and determin
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Savannah is a Ranger on the Ripple Creek Werewolf Reservation and is investigating a spate of murders that are very similar to ones she witnessed 10 years previously. Because the people who have been murdered were human she is forced to call in the IIS (Interspecies Investigation Squad) to help with the investigation but she is shocked when she discovers the man in charge of the investigation is Cade. 10 years ago she met and fell for Cade but due to circumstances and some major misunderstanding ...more
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads

This is a Keri Arthur book, it has sexy wolves who need sex during the moon heat so uh yes I love it!!!

We met Savannah in Beneath a Rising Moon she seemed pretty much like a tough cop who played by the rules. But man once we get into her past you will see a whole new person, a girl who left home because of her fathers strict rules, a girl who was a free spirit and who was just exploring her sexuality. And it was here she met Cade.. The man she fell in love with but also the man that broke her he
Amber at Fall Into Books
I absolutely adored the first book in this series, but Beneath a Darkening Moon completely blew me away! I could not put this book down. I was up until 6am finishing it. Arthur is a fantastic writer, and her characters are believable. The narration is split between Savannah and Cade, and it works well. I liked seeing what each of them was thinking. The murder mystery really added to the suspense of the novel, and I had to figure out what, exactly, was going on. This is one book, and series, that ...more
This review was originally posted on my blog, BrizzleLass Books.

Continuing my mission to clear some of the books collecting dust on my shelves I’ve finally picked up this, the second of the Ripple Creek novels by Keri Arthur. I read the first exceptionally quickly and thoroughly enjoyed this more humane take on werewolves.

Beneath A Darkening Moon tells the story of Savannah Grant, the twin sister of Neva our protagonist in the first book. She is the Ripple Creek reservation head ranger and a str
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
I don't usually read paranormal romance series books back-to-back, they really have to have that extra something to make me want more and although I enjoyed the first book immensely, I didn't like this one quite as much.

I'm not a big fan of the reunited lovers storyline, it always makes me sad that they lost so much time together, in this case because of misunderstandings. I also didn't love Savannah as much as her twin sister Neva, in the first book. She was hard and tough and difficult to rela
Krystal Johnson
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Arthur fans will LOVE this one. A twisted murder mystery coupled with a sexy romance equals a hard to put down page turner. This is the 2nd Ripple Creek Werewolf book it focuses on Savannah Grant, who is the chief ranger of the reservation. In the Ripple Creek world werewolves mostly live on reservations because their numbers are low and humans have such great fear of them. Savannah is shocked when someone starts murdering humans in a manner identical to one she witnessed in the past. The murder ...more
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy Keri Arthur’s stories. She doesn’t shy away from the dark, the dangerous, the scary, or the gross. Nor is she afraid of the sexy, the sweet, or the love. She has a great instinct with paranormal romance where she’s able to tell such a full story without leaving out anything that could keep the reader second guessing or longing for more. This story is a break from her Riley Jensen stories and was in fact written prior to them but was republished (when I picked it up). Like I mentio ...more
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
The second installment of the Ripple Creek series is a regurgitation of book one. Granted the paranormal romance formula works but this one bordered on plagiarism. Did Keri Arthur just hit "Find/Replace" the main characters' names then send the file to the printer?

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Apr 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Second book the the Ripple Creek werewolf series and this one does have some similarities to the first book featuring Neva and Duncan. The book blurb above is basically the entire story.

Savannah is a ranger on the reservation who is investigating a couple of murders that seem to be a echo of the ones from her past. A past she doesn't want to relive, but which comes back along with Cade, someone she loved and ran away from 10 years ago and who used her as a contact to solving those previous crime
Kelley Anne
May 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Second book of the series, see review of Beneath a Rising Moon. I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Savannah, is the twin of the main character in the first book in the series. I really enjoyed seeing some of the differences between these two sisters. They both have a ton of confidence and attitude and great independent streak. But that being said, they also tend to approach things a bit differently. I also really liked Cade.

I did have a couple of issues with this book though. I real
Feb 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, own
Savannah Grant is the head ranger on the Bitterroot werewolf reservation. There is a serial killer targeting humans on the reservation, so interspecies law enforcement is called in. Unfortunately, the lead investigator Cade Jones, is a man from her distant past. She was involved in what amounted to a cult of werewolves and half breeds connected to a serial killer very much like the present one. Cade was undercover at the time and a very young Savannah thought that she was in love with him. They ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The second book starts about a year or so after the first one. This time the other sister is the main viewpoint character and she is solving a murder and someone form her hidden wild child past ends up being part of the official team that comes onto the werewolf reservation to investigate it. There are hard feelings between the two and a bit of leftover courtship magic that they have been able to ignore since they were out of one another's lives for years. Savannah ran from Cade as the free love ...more
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is 4+ stars.I really enjoyed this book.The writing was easy and flowed well.Great characterization.Love these characters.Can't wait to read the 1st book but then I still want more books in this series!
Note to Self: Savannah Grant(chief were reservation ranger,twin sis, telepathic, clairvoyant, lover, ex,pal)+Cade Jones(IIS senior were agent,ex,pal1),Neva G.(twin sis,were,telepathic,preg w/ twins)+Duncan Sinclair
Kari Chapman
This is the second book in the Ripple Creek series. It was a fast but enjoyable read. The characters are entertaining and it's fun to have a fantasy novel set entirely from the viewpoint of non-humans. This book is heavily influence by a past history between the two main characters that happened well before this series started. Despite that it's easy to follow along and keep up with the plot.

The only problem that I really had was that our two main characters spend the first part of the book bic
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
This was a bit disappointing. I really didn't like Cade for over 1/2 of the book. He comes across as condescending and judgmental. For example, he insists on calling Savannah "Vannah" even thought she repeatedly corrects him. He threatens Savannah and repeatedly throws her past in her face. He questions her abilities and decisions she makes as head ranger. In short, Cade is an unlikeable jackass. For most of the book. He redeems himself by the end, but the length of time it took this jackass to ...more
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of course Keri Arthur does not disappoint!!! Second in the series and about Savannah Grant (twin sister to Neva Grant from the first book) and Cade Jones. This story is just as action packed and steamy as the first and does an excellent job bringing to light all the things that left a mystery about Savannah during the first book. Savannah and Cade are both easy to like (even if you do want to smack some sense into Cade, repeatedly), and I was captivated from the first chapter! A definite must re ...more
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