Skye Parrish is living her dream. As a reporter, seeing her name in print is always a thrill, and being able to tell the world about the dangers of the supernatural is an added bonus. Unfortunately, her investigation into the mystical factions of New Orleans has landed her squarely in the sights of some of the city’s most dangerous creatures. In order to survive, she must place her trust in one of the groups she was looking to expose. But her unlikely alliance could lead to something far more perilous - the loss of her heart to the hunky and captivating Court LaRue.
HIS REASON FOR BEING
As the youngest member of a family of werewolves tasked with keeping the peace in New Orleans, Court doesn't carry the weight of the past like his brothers. When the vampire faction begins breaking the rules the LaRues are sworn to uphold, Court takes the lead on the investigation and finds himself faced with a threat even bigger than the vamps – a feisty and fearless woman who holds him utterly in thrall and makes him look to the future. But there will be no forever for them if they can’t survive the present.
Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a hundred novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
In addition to her novels, Donna has written short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.
She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.
Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.
Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.
So, let me tell you that I love the LaRues but I just can’t see someone who’s supposed to be so “breathtakingly gorgeous” described as having chin length hair that’s parted down the middle. Really? Of all the gorgeous men posted on FaceBook, all the male models or all the male movie stars there was not a one that looked or was described like this. I had to completely revise my image of him in my mind and that was hard to do since you can’t unread something like that.
That being said, this was an exciting book, full of vampires, werewolves and djinn. Lots of plotting, planning, betrayal and killing. Great brothers,(Kane, Solomon and Myles and Court) cousins, (Riley) friends( Scott, Addison and Minka) and lovers Court and Skye. AND, of course, enemies, Jacques and Anton (and the real bad guy that you’ll find out about when you read the book.)
The LaRue brothers continue to keep the peace among the supernatural factions in New Orleans.
Skye is creating quite a stir, thinking that she is making the humans aware of the monsters living amongst them. Some of supernaturals don't take kindly to her published articles and all of a sudden her life is on the line. The ones who can protect her are themselves supernaturals. She soon finds out not that all of them are monsters as she has been led to believe. Court is one of the LaRue brothers who becomes enthralled with her and she soon finds herself being protected by one of the very beings that she is trying to expose. Everything takes a dangerous turn and worse, she is being betrayed by someone she trusted.
I like the tight knit family and the way they interact. All ends well for Skye and Court.
Their family line was cursed by a voodoo priestess generations ago. Now, they work to keep the peace between all the supernatural beings in New Orleans.
Court is fine with the way things are. There's the work in the bar and patrolling New Orleans to keep the supernatural community in line so the humans are safe. That is until a human works to expose them.
Skye wants everyone to know what's out there, how dangerous it is for humans to be blithely walking the streets. That all changes when her life is on the line. The only one she can trust is one of the supernaturals.
Until betrayal hits from within a circle of trust.
Moon Thrall is a quick, enjoyable read that has me reaching for the next one.
The second book in the LaRue series brings us a reporter on a mission to inform everyone she can of what lurks in the shadows of New Orleans, and the youngest LaRue brother who takes on the mission to stop her from reporting any more of the truth. Their story was quick but didn’t feel rushed. It had action and adventure and the characters really do pop off the page. I always enjoy a DG book and this one doesn’t disappoint. I liked how things developed between Court and Skye. It felt real and believable even with the story being around 200 pages. The curse of the novella doesn’t visit this story, which always make it stronger. I look forward to reading more about the LaRue brothers.
Court, the youngest LaRue brother gets his book. Court, Kane, and Riley (yup she is still hiding from her brothers) know they need to look into a reporter who is writing about the supernatural. She is getting things right and they know it will put her in danger. Skye has known about the supernatural for a while and believes everyone should know so they can protect themselves. I need to say my heart broke for both Kane and Solomon in this book. Court protective instinct was fast and fierce but I still think Skye holds in own against everything that was thrown at her. I know the LaRues at least are heading towards a showdown with Delphine but I am wondering if Riley is going to have a big role in that has well.
This book was so much better than the first one in the series. It had a bit more grit and I really loved the romance between Court and Skye. Hot alpha males protecting the women they love are always good to read about but even better when the woman is a strong character deserving of such protection and love. I can't wait to read the next in the series when it is released!
Skye Parrish wants everyone to know about the supernatural and the dangers that follow, not realizing she's putting her own life in danger. There are those in the supernatural world that would kill to silence her or turn her. Court LaRue a werewolf feels differently and will do anything to save her.
"Moon Thrall" by Donna Grant. Book 2 in the LaRue series.
I liked this story about Court and Skye. The story line was interesting. Court and Skye have good chemistry together. The story flows well. The cast of supporting characters are interesting and likable. The story can be read as a stand alone but I strongly suggest you read the Chiasson series as well as both are strongly connected. The LaRue's and the Chiasson's are cousins and family members from each family show up in both series.
Skye is a reporter. She's also human. But her articles are all about the paranormal creatures living among them. Court LaRue is a werewolf. He and his brothers keep the paranormal factions living in peace. When Skye's article threatens to unveil the paranormal community, the LaRue's must stop her. But when Skye's life is put in danger? Court is assigned to be her protector. There's an obvious attraction between them. Can they deny their feelings for each other until the threat is neutralized? Or should they give in and enjoy what time they have together because one, or both of them, could be killed.
Overall, I enjoyed this novella and will definitely be reading more from this series.
Meh. Better than book 1, but pretty bleh. I love her other series but just cannot get into this one. It's like "Dukes of Hazzard meets True Blood" but boooooring. I like some of the characters, but not enough to slog through another predictable story rolling my eyes every time "balls tighten".
I can’t help it. I’m addicted to the LaRue’s and Chiassons and their constant struggles with the paranormal factions in New Orleans. Quick to read, loaded with action and attraction and plenty of insets and descriptions that bring New Orleans to life, this is a great starter series to enjoy what Donna Grant has to offer.
In this story we meet Skye, a reporter who is disclosing specific details about the factions in her new series in the local newspaper. A bit of a fool, she’s convinced herself she has a clue (she doesn’t) and has a ‘vampire’ as her undercover source. But she’s naïve, and ridiculously unaware of her own limitations: the vamp isn’t a vamp, she doesn’t realize the dangers she is playing with and, of course, the LaRue Boys, with help from Riley and the Moonstone pack feel obligated to help her (and keep the specific details that she is learning and sharing out of the papers).
This is essentially Court’s story (I’m dying for Solomon to get his – and we still haven’t really dealt with Kane’s issues either) and he’s the player of the bunch. Hiding out from the many women who are chasing him down, Court is living a life of multiple women, no commitments and maintaining order in New Orleans. Until Skye. He can’t get her out of his head: the electric sparks that pass between them.
Plenty of action and an occasionally frustrating heroine who can’t quite grasp the true depth of the danger she has awakened. She’s incredibly lucky that the LaRue’s accept and protect her so completely, and the connection with Court is lovely.
It’s not all fur, fangs and fight though: Addison and Myles move their relationship forward with a marriage, and Minka is again adding her insight and talents to the mix, much to Solomon’s discomfiture.
A fun series that reveals the LaRue’s and their struggles with personal demons, the supernatural factions in the city and their own worries about Delphine and her return. Action packed with plenty of heart and heat, these novella length stories are perfect bites that engage and entertain.
I received an eBook copy of the title for purpose of honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 REVIEW: As a news reporter Skye Parrish has found herself any many difficult situations, but her latest story may be the last one she tells. Court LaRue’s job is to protect the innocent people of New Orleans, but protecting Skye will put everyone in danger.
Skye and Court make a very cute couple. There is a lot more that we learn about the LaRue’s world and why they are, who they are and just how important they are to the world...
I can’t wait to see what is next for the LaRue family.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Donna Grant in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
I hardly read stories about werewolves, but this series consists of other supernaturals as well like witches, djinn, vampires, and voodoos which makes my reading experience more exciting. Plus, the setting is in New Orleans. For some reasons, the ambience in N'Awlins amplifies the stories of other worldly. The LaRue brothers are werewolves who guard the humans from being abused by any supernaturals in this place. Court is the youngest of the LaRues. He's a player who has no intention of settling down. But of course, his principle has changed when his path entangles with Skye. I like how the story develops, but I just wish that it is a full novel instead of novella. Looking forward for Solomon's and Minka's story for next installment of this series.
I really enjoyed this book! The LaRue's are just too hot! Donna takes us to the magical world of New Orleans, filled with lots of action and lots of all around yumminess that is the LaRue brothers. The LaRue's are the werewolf protectors of the city and are the only ones standing in the path of an evil voodoo priestess, vampires, witches and even a very scary djinn! They have devoted their lives to protecting innocents. Now it's their turn to meet the women that will show them they can have more in life than just battling the things that go bump in the night.
Skye and Court are great together! Their chemistry and their connection is breathtaking. I loved everything about this book and I am excited to see what is next for the LaRues and the Chiassons!
This is the second installment in the LaRue series, and the 5th in the whole Chiasson/LaRue lot. I enjoy both families and how Grant has intertwined them. I thought Court and Skye were alright characters, however, I didn't feel their chemistry together as much as I have with the leads in other books in this series. I am still looking forward to Riley's story and enjoyed her part in this book.
All these book so far are novellas.. and this one felt a bit rushed to me. I have the next book lined up here on my kindle and I look forward to reading it soon.
I really liked this book. I am amazed at how Court said he didn't want to fall in love at the beginning of the book until he met Skye. I am happy the Myles and Addison got married and now can't wait to see who the next one will be to fall in love. I am hoping it is Solomon and Minka. I think there is something else to that. I think that Solomon and Minka will be great for each other and I am really hoping that Kane and the other one finds love too.