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Beneath the Broken Moon: Part One

(Broken #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Werewolf relationships are all about influence and offspring, especially as they are becoming extinct. But Carmela Santiago resents that type of life. She dreams of falling in love, not following the example her parents have set.

When sensual vampire Derek Ashmore rescues her from dangerous hunters, she tumbles head over heels for him. Not a wise decision since werewolves
Kindle Edition, 73 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Kissa Press LLC (first published April 25th 2015)
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Carmela is a werewolf who's sole purpose in life is to breed the next generation. She's practically held captive by her father, never allowed to go out or be herself. Until one night he gives her some leeway but of course that's when everything goes wrong.

This book is set in the future where all comforts we now know are gone. Society has completely changed, gone is the ability to get new clothes, phones or anything that we think of as being a basic. The supernaturals are known about and hunted
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

The cover definitely made me notice it which is why I bought it :)

This is the first part in this novella serial series. If you are not sure what all the means, it is simple :) Novella is the length and for this book about 60 pages. Serial series are where one book is broken into parts or episodes like a TV series. Only with a book serial you can miss any of the parts or you will be missing major content. It must be read in order :) This s
3.5 stars
Yvonne Daniels
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Beneath the Broken Moon part one: Another one knock out the park. This storyline is about a wolf shifter and a vampire romance. A great series from Sarah Makela as in all her books it captures you and don't want it to end. Just in part one there is magic, love, conflict, fantasy, action adventure, political conflict, something for everyone this series. The dialog is so original, imaginative, exciting. With characters that are handsome, sexy, intriguing, little shy, engaging, fascinating and beau ...more
Terri Oconnell
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first in a series although I was able to read it as part of another group of books. This is a book made for adults only with the not only the physical and sexual violence Carmela, her cousin Chandra and her mother suffer at the hand of her father but the violence others are subjected to.. Carmela finds herself drawn to a vampire Derek, who rescued her but the two groups are sworn enemies and although she tries to fight her feelings for him she finds herself fleeing to his house for ...more
Patricia Wilcoxen
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Starting into this book I wasn't sure what to expect with it being the 1st werewolf/vampire I've ever read but once starting I had to finish. I love it! The detail and descriptive writing is great, plus I'm wondering when book 2 is coming....I must know if Carmela and Derek get to.....not leaving no spoilers sorry. But if you like romance,drama,action,and suspense then you need to read this. ...more
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this in a big bundle of free books for my kindle. This was okay. It was a little short but I get that it was a part of a serial. I will have to look into the rest of the serial.
Jay Beatrice
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Very disappointing book! Before reading this review, you should know that I have never bothered to review a book before. I am ONLY reviewing this book because the rating of 3.8 is so very suspicious, and I think readers should be aware of what they are getting.

I realize that everyone has their own take on books. Most goodreads reviews seem to include a ton of negative reviews as well as the positive reviews. This one, shockingly, doesn't. Most of the reviews I read were glowing.....and led me t
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carmela know she should've just stayed home that night, but she went to the movies with her cousin. When the Cazador's attacked the theater, Carmela was making her escape when she was snatched inside a dark house, with her pursuers outside she could make a sound or fight the said snatched even. Only just great she was snatched by a vampire while shot in the shoulder.
Darek couldn't take the chance that the little wolf wouldn't go tell her pack where he was, that maybe just the lie he kept saying
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very action packed, emotional roller coaster. Carmela is such a strong character who has basically been kept a prisoner in her own home most of her life. She's been promised to a young alpha, but hasn't met him yet, and fears he'll be just like her father. Just before they're due to meet, a rare night out with her cousin ends in gunfire and both girls running for their lives. A stranger puts his own life on the line to save her. Derek is a vampire and they don't normally go around resc ...more
Cheryl Drake johnson
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Camela is a young woman who has just been attacked by the Cazador which are humans who murder paranormal beings after the moon was split and now there are three moons on earth and things are definitely not what they use to be. Because she is special to her people but treated worst that a slave. She is frightened for her mother. She meets a vampire Derek but they both know that is not acceptable he saves her life and she flees. She is being put up to the upper echelon best suited for her fathers ...more
Pam Louis
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Carmela is the alpha's daughter, but the alpha is a mean jerk who treats her badly. So you end up hating him from the start of the book.
Carmela and her cousin are out at the movies when the movie house is a tacked.
There is sooooo much tension and drama in this story it just pulls you in to what is happening in the attack and then latter dealing with the dad wow!
the story is written in the first person and every so often it changes from different characters. I couldn't put it down I had to see wh
Fawn Michaels
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah!! Why, must you end it like that I need more like now!!!! Omg! This book was really good!! Carmela is a werewolf with a strict father, she is destined to be mated with another wolf. And being the only born child has no choice. Things change when she is saved by a vampire named Derek from the Cazador, who are basically supernatural hunters. And I have a feeling things are going to take an interesting turn in the next book!! I can't wait to read it!!!

I voluntarily agreed to rea
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Carmela is a werewolf who is to take a mate her father chooses. Her feelings are not considered and she is living in an abusive home not being allowed to do anything. The one night she gets freedom she has to run for her life. Now her father really will be mad.
Life as we know it is no longer available in this book unless you are rich this book has it all vampires , werewolf and necromancers I can't wait to read the second half
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
She's Safe Here

This is an angst fill story about a young female werewolf who lives in perilous times. Her home life is even more intense. After being hurt she meets a vampire who saves her life. Her father has arranged marriage for her and she is hoping that once she's mated, she'll be happy. She going to learn some things about herself when her life really gets interesting. Enjoy I did. This is part of a bundle.
Rhonda Hensley
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this to read in exchange for an honest review

Vampires & Werewolves mixing?

Even though they are mortal enemies and always have been can Carmela & Derek make it ?
This book has everything strong characters, adventure, fear, abuse and romance and a cliff hanger. Sarah does it again. A book that keeps you glued to your seat to see what happens next and leaves you wanting more. What a great book..Cant wait for part 2..
Katherine Horvath
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beneath The Broken Moon by Sarah Makela
Love the characters names! I like how there are a werewolf and a vampire involved in the story! It suspense, romantic and well written! I liked how Derek became possessive of Carmela when he saw with another man. I liked how it ended! It was a great story!
Linda Dossett
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Part one of a series. Very short, yet interesting read. Does end as a cliff hanger. Good read
Serenity  Wynter

Needs more back history. Being asked to just accept a new world order was a surprise. Too much going on.
Kathy Harrington
Mar 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Warning!!!!!!! this has triggers of abuse. DNF
The beginning of a good book. Not enough story to satisfy without reading the rest of the series/book.
Jelayne Underwood
Book one of a series

It's a different world indeed. More then one mystery left unsolved. The list of bad guys grew through out the story.
Judy Lewis
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beneath The Broken Moon is a brand new shifter/vampire romance series from Sarah Makela and it totally rocks. It has a little bit of everything I love in a great book! If you love fantasy, magic, adventure, social, political and family conflict, action, paranormal beings, romance and angst, then this is definitely the book for you! Please be aware, this is Part One of a series, not a stand alone story, so there is a clif
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Into a dreary and dangerous post-apocalyptic world there's a war waging between humans and nocturnal creatures (werewolves and vampires) that has them constantly being hunted and fearful of being turned in. This group of hunters, The Cazador, are a deadly and mysterious military group whose insidious plans are just beginning to emerge as they not only kill nocturnes but experiment on them as well. As if living in fear of The Cazador wasn't bad enough, there's the centuries-long battle between we ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The only thought floating through my head was the almost-kiss

WHOA!! and WOW!! Now THIS is a story that I could oh so happily and eagerly get lost in! In fact I just did! Sarah has definitely outdone herself with this one! I love the mix of species, the hints at what is going on in this world, the little bit of a darker tone to the storyline, but it does have some humor that offsets these parts or lightens things up, not that it is needed mind you! There is so much going on! Sexy parts, funny pa
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
*I was gifted this copy for a honest review*

Beneath the Broken Moon part 1 by Sarah Makela

Werewolf Carmela Santiago is attacked by hunters and bearly survives. She's rescued by a vampire, an enemy of her kind. But he saves her by removing the silver bullet she was shot with. When she wants to leave the vampire's house he refuses, but Carmela isn't taking no and flees through a window.

Vampire Derek Ashmore sees a werewolf in trouble and comes to her aid. He knows he shouldn't, she's the enemy, bu
Donna Vaughan
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Beneath the broken moon is a great read and a nice introduction into the characters. For the broken moon series I would have liked more information as to how the moon broke, why and what happened after.
Carmela Santiago is a female werewolf and in this time frame females are needed for breeding as the race is becoming extinct. Her abusive A**hole of a father has a fellow shifter chosen to be her mate she is not at all in favour of this.
While out with her co
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How could a night go so wrong? Carmela and Chandra were just out to have a good time. Just a little fun when the place they were at was raided by the Cazador. Could they both escape and make it out of this alive?

Carmela was destine to be the Alpha Queen. Her father had plans for her and it did not matter whether she wanted to mate with the alpha her father chosen for her, for she did not have a say. Her father was a cruel man. I truly hate him. I don’t believe that man could love anything. Hope
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beneath The Broken Moont part 1 is a new shifter and vampire romance series from Sarah Makela. It has politics, violence, conflict, action, romance and paranormal characters. The characters arel written well they show a different side to shifter relations than most paranormal books do. The story takes place in the future where there has been a nuclear event on the moon causing the near destruction of the human race. Humans are now aware that shifters and vampires existance. Humans see them as a ...more
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Carmela Santiago is a werewolf born into a world where humans hunt them for sport and vampires crave their blood. Her kind are becoming extinct so the females are valuable and protected. She is being forced to marry alpha Brendan Kelly because she is able to produce offspring. This is all her abusive father cares about. It doesn't matter that she has never met Brendan or that she wants to marry for love because he wants the political influence that he will gain from the marriage. But the night b ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she's written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy... even a sweet contemporary romance!

A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary mo

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