Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup; but her family needs her help, so she's back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she's lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, an ...more
Diablo Lake though is inhabited by witches and werewolves. Katie herself is a witch that has just been coming into her powers and finding out just how strong she is. ...more
On top of all that, it wasn't even sexy.
Katie Faith (yes, that's her name and its mentioned 565 times...yup, I searched) moves back to Diablo Lake (mentioned 81 times). She left after having been left at the altar and her return starts the hostility between the two rival werewolf packs. Because you see, Katie Faith is a witch and having a witch on your side gives you magic and shit. Pretty soon Katie Fa ...more
Gone is the young witch just coming into her powers and in her place is a stunning and feisty woman, whose powers are have grown exponentially. It’s that power, those looks and that inner strengt ...more
I always enjoy a good PNR, and this was sweet one.
Katie Grady left her hometown, Diablo Lake, to get over a humiliating breakup. But now she’s back to help her parents. And Jace Dooley, the guy she’s had a crush on for years, is living in the sublet she just started renting. And he’s even sexier, and the chemistry that’s always been between them is hotter than ever. But Katie’s magic is a lot stronger than it was when she left, and suddenly both wolf packs wants her for their own.
Jace has alw...more
'Moonstruck' by Lauren Dane is book one in the "Diablo Lake" series. This is the story of Katie Grady and Jace Dooley.
Kaite left Diablo Lake a few years back after being left at the alter. The man she was going to marry was a shiftier but he was also sleeping around on her. Katie is a which of sorts and hadn't yet come into her powers or started using them. So now one knew how powerful she would be. But now ...more
Diablo Lake is a town infused in the paranormal. Magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from strangers. Katie Grady is a witch and returns home, after 3 years, to help her Mom with her ailing Dad. Jace Dooley, police officer and werewolf prime has the opportunity ...more
I was thinking "five stars" until the end. Minus two stars because WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!
You call that an ending?! Did the last few chapters of my book just DISAPPEAR?!
Where's the epic showdown? Where's the fucking CLIMAX? The RESOLUTION?
That was a fucking awesome story until the end, which should NOT have been the end. Nothing is resolved. Nothing is even neatly tied up for a continuation of the story in a sequel, as the sequel doesn't even focus on Katie and Jace. ...more
The heroine Katie tread dangerously close to the Mary Sue line. And the central conflict -- a balance of power between the wolves in a small wolf/witch controlled town, made not a lot of sense really. I honestly could not grasp it. It just seemed like the story careened from one confrontation to the next with the same warnings, threats and argumen ...more
Jace has wanted Katie since he can remember, but she was always untouchable. Now she is single and Jace decided she is the one for him. Katie though finds herself not questioning being with Jace but the rivalry betwe ...more
I rarely read paranormal romance, and Lauren Dane’s Moonstruck:Diablo Lake was my very first shifter book. I've never even been tempted to read a shifter book, much less commit to reading and reviewing two books. People who shift into animals has always struck me as too hard for me to find believable. But, I like Lauren Dane’s writing, so I thought I'd take a chance on her new series about werewolves and witches in a small town in the Smo ...more
Diablo Lake is a small town of supernaturals. Katie Faith has just come back to town to help with her family business ...more
Jace is my kind of wolf. Do the wolves that roam the woods become men like Jace because if they do I'm going to find me one. Jace is so genuinely good it brings me pain. He has a strong moral compass, is ridiculously thoughtful and sweet wh ...more
Expected publication: June 20th 2016 by Carina Press
Edition Language English
Series Diablo Lake #1
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Source:Carina Press EARC in exchange for honest review
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In Diablo Lake, Washington, a town populated by werewolves, witches, and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from outsiders.
Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup; but her fam ...more
Author: Lauren Dane
Series: Diablo Lake Series, Book 1
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 352
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
In Diablo Lake, Washington, a town populated by werewolves, witches, and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from outsiders....more
Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup; but her family needs her hel
Katie Faith left after being jilted at the altar. I’m not sure I would have liked the Katie Faith of the past as she le ...more
I’m an unabashed Lauren Dane fan and have been auto-buying her contemporary romances for a long time, but I always love it most when she visits the paranormal side. (I absolutely adore her Bound by Magick series, and suggest you pick up Heart of Darkness ASAP for a whole lot of “mine” goodness.)
So, yes, I totally jumped on Moonstruck. Werewolves plus magic plus Lauren Dane? SOLD. And I’m happy to report it lives up to the expectations. O ...more
Paranormal is a dress here, not the structure. (In other words it's fake, it could be money and the story wouldn't have changed.)
The speech mannerism was almost irritating, and a couple of glaring, in your face mistakes were really sore points. Has this book been edited at all? Yes, they were that kind of mistakes (two characters switched, and an in ...more
It's not that I disliked the book, per se. I just strug ...more
What a great start to a new series. I have to say I wasn’t sure how it would work because well I have never read a paranormal book by Lauren Dane. But for me she knocked it out of the park.
I love the balance between wolves and witches. I also loooovvvvveeed that they were not the ones at odds but it was pack again pack kind of can’t really give to too much away there.
So we have Katie Grady coming back to Diablo Lake because her dad became ill and her family needed her. She le ...more
When Katie Faith's well liked elderly parents need her help at home, she packs her pride and her wounded heart with her new attitude a ...more
The characters were so well developed and quirky. The romance was steamy. The plot was perfectly executed.
Did I mention I love shifters? This book had plenty of sexy shifters, but actually had a romance and a plot, not just sex with some filler info. It's rare to come across quality shifter romances anymore.
Diablo Lake: Moonstruck, was just what I ...more
ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest re ...more
It started in the first paragraph: “Or the hotel near the hospital, several hour’s drive away, where her father was recovering from a stroke several hour’s drive away from Diablo Lake.”
I reread that sentence twice in disbelief at the clumsiness of it, so easily corre ...more
I love the purple hue to the cover of this book, really giving the impression of being under the moonlight. The couple on the front I'd say have to be Jace Dooley ...more
The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest ...more