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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  21 reviews
College senior Cory Long tracked his missing sister to the magical Moonlight Market to bring her home. Instead, he found a disorienting world of performers and hawkers, bizarre sights and sounds, and one very familiar showman, Sanderson Beets. Like a drowning man, he latched onto Sanderson, trusting him to navigate the twists and turns of the Market as unerringly as he had ...more
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Published August 16th 2016 by Loose Id (first published August 15th 2016)
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Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
“Why risk the moonlight when the shadows are so treacherous?”

The entire story of this book is a mystical journey through the mysterious moonlight market, a place that might be close to the common reality of the city but as soon as a visitor steps in, it feels like the market is located in entirely different world. Various performers entertain the visitors with their acts and shop owners are selling magical items, that magical place is an entire community full of wonders and mysterie
Kristen Burns
4 Stars

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*I received an ecopy of this book via Reading Alley. This has in no way influenced my review.*

This book was only about 200 pages, but it felt longer, and I mean that in a great way. There were developed characters that showed growth throughout the story, there was a sweet and sexy romance, there were touching family moments, there was a fairly simple but still solid plot, and there was even circus!

The author did a great job of making me understand and sympathize with these cha
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Moonlight Market
Author: Aidee Ladnier
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: August 15, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Male/Male Romance
Page Count: 194 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

College senior Cory Long tracked his missing sister to the magical Moonlight Market to bring her home. Instead, he found a disorienting world of performers and hawkers, bizarre sights and sounds, and one very familiar showman, Sanderson Beets. Like a drownin
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of Moonlight Market from Reading Alley in exchange for my honest review.

I would categorize MM as a UF read, not a romance as categorized at Amazon. Despite Sanderson and Cory having several sexual encounters they are relatively brief. There wasn't enough non-sexual interaction to make me feel any connection between the two main characters. There is a mention that there might be some fate thing going on between the two, but it doesn't ring true for me. I would say this is a HFN
Mary Beth Devaney
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hot, Romantic, and Original!
Genres: Erotica, lgbqt, romance, fantasy, adventure
The Moonlight Market is a charming tale of romance, adventure, and magic. At first you're thrown into something hot and heavy. That's the first tug on a long spool of thread (Ha! You'll only get it if you read the story) that is unraveled throughout the chapters of this book. The author likes to keep you on your toes by throwing you all around the story. (Past, present, future, dream, reality) Usually, this kind of wr
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chele by:
Aidee Ladnier has woven a Great story of loss love and finding what you are looking for.
Great characters and story that kept me hooked .
I recommend this story to all who read romance.
5 Moonlight Stars
Theodora IK
It's good, I couldn't put it down, but I was irritated with Poe. She just walked away, not bothering to talk, but Cory was the one to blame because he didn't pay attention enough? She kept withholding parts of herself away from Cory, not trying to get through to him, but it was Cory who should have known better. It pissed me off. She was a spoiled little princess far too interested and invested in her own pain but somehow all the blames were Cory's. Ugh.
Ottilee B.

 Letting go.

Sep 10, 2016

I liked this book but I felt at loose ends about it. It was very "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at times. (Okay, MOST times.) I haven't read a Steampunk novel but if you can 'see'
the characters with high boots, corsets, lot of lace [women] and wool trousers with braces [men], then I believe I have just read a steampunk novel.

Cory, still trying to be the Dutiful Son to parents that died in a car crash, is trying to keep he and his sister together. (She, Poe, wa
Crystal Marie
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Aidee Laidner and I was pleasantly surprised. The prose was tight and the character’s plight engaging, and just a tad frightening because the Weaver was defiantly scary. I had to keep telling myself that I would get an HEA/HFN, just keep reading whenever she came on page.

Cory was trying so hard to hold on to what remained of his fractured family and with every passing year, he was more depressed and miserable. Both him and Poe kept saying, “it’s what our parents would w
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

Great tale

To elude a fight with his younger sister, Cory Long, decides to attend an on campus LGBTQ meet up. There he hooks up with Sanderson Beets, a member of the LGBTQ volunteer admin. A day or so later his sister runs away/abandons him leaving a note telling him she's leaving with the Moonlight Market. Cory goes in search. In the process he runs into Sanderson who volunteers to help him since he was once a member of a t
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great M/M story with a plot full of mystery
A copy was provided to me by the ReadingAlley in exchange for an honest and unbias review.
Cory meets Sanderson and a LGBTQ meet up and they hook up in a closet afterwards.
Cory feels he can't have more then a quick hook up because of the weight of responsibility he feels to his sister and their dead parents. But it's obvious he wants more, but he fights himself consistently on it.
Sanderson wants to put roots down, he made a deal with the devil to get
Liz Gavin
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Original setting, good story

I loved the unusual setting and the author's style. This is a good M/M romance story, with well-written characters and plot in a refreshingly new setting. I loved reading about these characters. Moonlight Market was a great read and I can't wait to read more from Aidee Ladnier.
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Neither very romantic nor that engaging as a piece of fantasy; I kept waiting for something great or terrible to happen, and got disappointed, all the more so since the book ends in a non-committal way (a weak, unimaginative HFN that provides no closure). On retrospect, this was probably to be expected from the sheer distribution of topics in the story. The amorous intrigue occupies perhaps seventy pages, between the awkward progress of the two heroes towards a relationship and their boring, tee ...more
Melissa Mitravich
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18+
Recommended to Melissa by:
Moonlight Market is an M/M story about wanting love, fighting against love, and struggling not to let it go. Then add in some wacky characters, a missing sister, a magical twist in the plot, and you have a great read. I typically don’t read many LGBQT type books, but I really enjoyed this one. It does contain explicit sexual scenes, but the story isn’t drowning in them like some books I’ve come across. There’s a good balance with the explicit content. I found the growing relationship between Cor ...more
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm
Astounding. This story was magical (no pun intended). It was very reminiscent of The Night Circus (one of my all time fave books, ever). It also had a bit of Neil Gaiman in there (the Market from Neverwhere, specifically). Add in the hot, and you've got The Moonlight Market.

The one thing that would have made it better was to build the supporting characters up some. Especially Sanderson's family - I think that would have made me feel closer to the story.
Serena W. Sorrell
Not bad. Just not for me. Found the characters and plot just a bit too jumpy.
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I gotta say my first thoughts is that this would be much better as a movie. Not Burton. Probably Del Toro.

That being said this was a fun, fast read. Though I wish it would have been longer; a little more development and some of the issues I had with it might have vanished. In that sense the relationship felt a little rushed, but it was charming and sweet so it evened out.

Can I just say that I loved The Weaver. She was dangerous and spooky without being outright evil. Because, come on,
Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 / 5 Stars

Not your usual fantasy story, I couldn't wait to know what was going to happen with the characters in the end.

Cory is busy with collegue and work as a professor's assistant. Too busy that he doesn't notice his sister, with whom he has a strained brother-sister relationship, has left him. He knows their have trouble and don't talk as they used to, but after their parents' death, thingswent from bad to worse. Just when he's trying to relax, he meets Sanderson, a very handsome guy who
Aug 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, novel, t1
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Moonlight Market was an interesting story focused on Cory's search for his sister and Sanderson's dilemma over how to pay his debt to the Weaver. What I liked most about the story were the Market itself and all the interesting characters Sanderson and Cory met during their search through the Market, a bit like a mystical, non-Christian Pilgrim’s Progress. I also enjoyed how the fantastical elements were introduced slow
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Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, believes that adventure is around every corner. In pursuit of new experiences, she’s worked as a magician’s assistant, been a beauty pageant contestant, ridden in hot air balloons, produced independent movies, hiked up a volcano, and is a proud citizen scientist. A lover of genre fiction, Aidee’s perfect romance has a little science fi ...more

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