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Accepting the Moon

(Moonrising #0.5)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  111 reviews
There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything.
Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen.
That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did.
Vampires are real.
Werewolves are real.
And Mena is not human anymore.
Published September 1st 2014 by Smashwords
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Chesca (thecrownedpages)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
Format: Audiobook
Thanks to the sweet author for an Audible copy!

K.S. Haigwood's Accepting the Moon is a fast-paced and very curious story that I was not able to pause.

It may not have the most-unique concept and plot--because let's accept the fact that there are other stories like this--but it was very enjoyable.

Mena just found out that her husband of more than twelve years was cheating on her, and so she immediately left him. She thought that her day could not get any
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***I own the ebook and the audiobook

The cover is beautiful with the moon dominating the background.

I have owned this book quite a while. I picked up the audiobook recently, and I listened while I mowed.

This was a great start to a series and started with a bang. It is novella length, so it was short. With the violence, I say this is an adult book. It gave you a recent history on Mena and how she becomes not human. There is plenty of action
Richelle Robinson
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mena has been having the day from hell not only is her husband of 12 years, Mark cheating, he is also a werewolf. After a course of events she is now the new pack leader and has been thrown into a whole new world she knew nothing about! There is also a current war going on between Werewolves and Vampires. Phoenix (head vampire) is intrigued by Mena but it would be a big NO for them to get together. Part of me hopes they do so they could rule the Underworld together. This was a good introductory ...more
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read / listened to this book in audio version via I also bought the kindle version. When possible, I always grab the audio books as they offer so much more than just a book, with accents, excitement, multiple voices in addition to leaving us hands free to do other things while reading. Audio breathes life into the books. When I read a book, then later listen to same book in audio, it's like a brand new book, but way more exiting!
Nina after 12 years of marriage discovers her hus
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing

First ever book by this author and I definitely will be reading more.
For me to enjoy paranormal romance, I need to love it and boy did I love this!


From the twists in the plot to the romance in the book, I was thoroughly impressed in this action packed paranomal read!

Tiki Kos
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves, vampires ....oh my. 😗😗

I enjoyed the beginning of the short story when we were introduced to Mena and her cheating husband Marc. The writing was imaginative. The only thing that I didn't enjoy was Pheonix but this might change in the next book. I'm excited to see where K.S Haigwood will take the story.
Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

First off, as most of you may already know I’m Team Phoenix all the way.  I have tried to find my ideal man to dreamcast him, but sadly this is as close as I can get to Mr. Sex-on-a-Stick himself.


This prequel, sets in motion the strange events that lead up to Mena becoming the alpha werewolf.  I HIGHLY recommend that you read this first, since it gives you some much needed information about her husband, Jaxon and Phoenix.

Mena’s world has went to hell in a hand ba

D.S. Schmeckpeper
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not everything is as it seems for Mena as she takes her first steps into a whole new life. Although short, this novelette packs a lot of action and emotion into its pages. It is well-written and vivid. K.S. Haigwood makes it easy for us - the readers - to imagine this vivid world and incredible cast of characters she has created for us. If I were forced to make a complaint about this book, it would be that I wish it could be longer. Oh well, at least that leaves plenty of room for longer sequels ...more
Cassandra Wilson-Sparks
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book starts with Mena talking about why she left her husband. She meets Jackson and enters a whole new world. She just thought living with her husband was rough…it was nothing! Meeting Phoenix changed her world even more than she thought was possible. This was a very fast paced book since it was less than 2 hours, but boy was there a lot packed in! I liked the storyline and the different twist on these 2 species. The narration was flawle
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-arc
I. Loved. This. Story!! It's been awhile since I've read a good paranormal love story. It was fast paced and I couldn't put it down until the end. And then, I was like, WHAT!!!...K.S. Haigwood is such a tease!! Can't wait to read the continuation of this one!
Wendy Homan
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't get enough and can't wait until this series comes out!!!! Lies, truth, despair, lust, fangs, fur, and a big idea that just might work! I am hooked!!!!
Sara Corpuz
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read of K.S. Haigwood. I had the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. To be honest, I was skeptical at first. Paranormal romance can be a hit or miss. I believe that you have to be able to connect to the characters on a human level, even if they aren’t human. This book certainly did that for me. By the time I finished, I was itching to learn more. Each character was so dynamic and easy to connect with.

Mena is real. She doesn’t just fall into th
Michelle Fritz PA
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was one powerhouse of a story! Richly plotted and captivating! Love that the lead characters had depth, emotion and convictions!! If you love vampires and/or werewolves this is one series you need to be introduced to ♡ I absolutely love when the reason why a book is titled is suddenly made clear in detailed explanation ♡♡♡ This is an adult theme and content which I find thoroughly refreshing! These are mature characters whom are very well fleshed out with complex histories! I can't wait to ...more
Julie Barrett
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Accepting the Moon: Prequel (Moonrising Book 0) by K. S. Haigwood
Starts with a table of contents and listing of other works by the author.
Book has chapters of characters names as you hear about their side of things that are happening.
Mena is leaving her spouse because he's cheated on her, and Marc is now abusive as well.
Story also follows Jaxon and Phoenix who we learn what they are all about.
Big confrontation at the motel and Jaxon gets away with Mena on his back and fights through the demons t
Tina Cross
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 starsHOOKED in 79 pages!

ByJasperr11on December 15, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

I am never one to enjoy these short novellas. I always thought that was the purpose of the book. I'm definitely old-school lol. But, this has actually changed my mind and I now understand the purpose. And I have to admit how very well this "novella" has freaking worked.

I am wonderfully, happily HOOKED and extremely excited to know that the next books in the series are just waiting for me!!!!

Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Accepting the Moon by K. S. Haigwood Mena recently found out her husband, Mark, has been lying to her and she’s ready to divorce him after 12 years of marriage. They argue and it gets ugly. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to be the end of her troubles for the day. Nope. Mena is in for a nasty surprise concerning werewolves and vampires.
There were things I really liked about this book and then there were things that just didn’t work for me. Mena is angry at Mark, and has every right to be so. She
Marta Cox
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well I have long been a fan of this authors work and have spent many enjoyable hours wallowing in her worlds populated with angels , demons and even vampires so it was with great curiosity that I sat down to read this prequel to Ms Haigwoods new werewolf series. It's very hard to review as the book synopsis does reveal quite a lot of the story and I would hate to ruin any surprises for other readers but rest assured this author has a vivid imagination and a way of writing intruiging characters t ...more
Mary Lou Hoffman
Series: Moonrising #1 (prequel)
Narrated by: Pyper Down
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance
Recommended for: 16+ due to violence
Received from: K.S. Haigwood (in exchange for an honest review)

This is the first book in the Moonrising series. This is a short-story. It is a prequel providing the background to a new series from K.S. Haigwood. I am ready for the next one!! I am on pins and needles wanting more! No, there is not a cliff-hanger; I just want the next book in the ser
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I rec'd an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. This is my opinion of her book.
OMG K.S. Haigwood has done it again!!! First we had the Save My Soul series and now we have Accepting the Moon. She is such an amazing and talented author.
This book is so amazing an has you right from the start .. It starts off with a couple who has been married for 12 years, And the husband has just been caught in a lie about cheating. His wife Mena is hurt beyond words ( and who would
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Accepting the Moon is the Prequel to K.S. Haigwood's newest Series, Moonrising. Its a very good start to the series. I was instantly drawn to Mena and her predicament with being the new Alpha. K.S.'s books are ALWAYS amazing and this one wasn't any different. Its fast paced with some downright interesting and sexy characters, with a wonderful dialogue, fantastical paranormal elements, and is VERY easy to get into and enjoy.

Some interesting characters that we ge
Emerald Delmara
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As an avid, rather eclectic reader, I typically love what I am reading or get bored with it within the first few pages. With this prequel, I was hooked by the very first sentence. Two little words were all that it took to suck me in.

"Twelve years."

Two words, and I was a goner.

What followed those words was what I personally believe is a scene that anyone who has ever been cheated on can personally relate to, whether male or female. Heart-wrenching though the scene was, it played out so realistica
Sara Miller
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book opens up with a bang! Some paranormal stories the first couple chapters kind of ease you into the story but this one jumps in with both feet into the deep end. I really enjoyed that aspect of it,  as it is a novella you don't have time to mess around haha.  

We learn a lot in the first chapter,  Mena's world is crumbling down,  her marriage of 12 years has sustained irreparable damage (and all the emotions that go with that!  I think the author potrayed that emotional tailspin extremely
Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
(Reviewer's note - I received a complimentary copy of the Audible book in exchange for an honest review.)

I don't read romance, although I am a hopeless romantic. I don't read paranormal, although I do have my own vampyre character, who totally defies stereotype.

I don't read paranormal romances.


But... I am always open to new genres. One can't have an open mind if it closed to some things.

For a 'first-timer' to the paranormal/romance genre, Accepting the Moon is a wonderful introduction t
Tbird London
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well she has done it again. K.S Haigwood has given us a glimpse into her new series that will surely have you gasping for air, sitting on the edge of your seat and once again leave you pondering what you believe in and what you would do if you were faced with those challenges. She takes a simple idea and weaves it into a movie for the mind and a story for the soul.
Mena is what we would consider the average housewife. Married to her husband and believing her life was going well until the night s
Em Taylor

"Excellent Prequel. Can't wait for more"
I really enjoyed this prequel to the Moon rising Series. At the beginning, you meet Mena as she comes to the conclusion she must leave her husband because he's been cheating on her. He turns a bit nasty and she goes. As she drives, she sees a large group of animals. Not trusting her ability to drive, she pulls into a motel and soon she's tumbling headlong into the discovery that vampires and werewolves exist.

I don't want to spoil the story but she certain
Lynn Worton
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic start to a new series! I loved it!

I downloaded this book as an audio book, so that I could listen to it while doing household chores. This audio book was narrated by Pyper Down. I loved her narration; her vocal interpretations of the characters made them come alive. She did a fantastic job! Her voice was melodic and smooth, and I found myself drawn into the story more easily. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by her.

Mena is a wonderful character. I really liked
Toni Michelle-Editor
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mena had no clue that the things that go bump in the night (like vampires and werewolves) were real, until the unthinkable happened. She is no longer human and she is having a hard time dealing with her status as pack leader now that her husband is dead. Does Mena have what it takes to be the Alpha? You will certainly want to find out!

K.S. Haigwood is one of my absolute favorite authors and if you have read any of her books, even just one, you will know why. She is a great writer. Her books rock
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone especially paranormal readers
Recommended to Darlene by: K S Haigwood
Shelves: arc
OMG DID KS HAIGWOOD AND ELLA MEDLER DO IT AGAIN!! She comes through with the Vampires and Werewolfs!! Like you would never believe!! Having read her Eternal Island books and packing my bags to visit the island. Now I am hooked on Mena accepting the Moon!! I have to have more if this story.
I have rec'd this book as an ARC from the author several months ago. In exchange for an honest opinion of her book. This is mouseys very honest opinion of her book. Oops the mouse is bad as I had thought I had
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this introduction to a new series, Haigwood has introduced an aspect of werewolves that I've not previously seen. That's pretty hard to do since stories set around shapeshifters are pretty much my favorite reads. It's pretty typical that shapeshifters in any story are long-lived. Haigwood has made that optional. Huh? Yeah. The new shifter must accept the "gift of the moon" on their first shift to receive a more impressive gift than long life. Nooo, I'm not telling you, that would be a spoiler ...more
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Readers, Shifter Readers
Recommended to Twinsie Talk Angie J by: KS Haigwood
It is really hard for me to give novella's a 5 star rating if they are not a full story .....but I loved this and it is a great intro to the story.

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