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Mark of the Moon

(Mark of the Moon #1)

3.16  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In this first book in a wildly addictive new series, a battle begins and one kick-ass female bartender turned demon fighter is ready for war

I'm Dana Markovitz. And my world is shifting.

My experience with the paranormal community was a good one, pouring shots in the creature-friendly pit stop where I tend bar. Until last night.

Worst. Date. Ever.

A hookup with a vampire e
Published February 6th 2017 by Carina Press
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Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, requested
MARK OF THE MOON was.....all over the place. From the characters to the plot, I really had to stretch my imagination to even remotely believe what was happening.

Some BDSM with a vampire turns into Dana getting scratched by one of the vampires crazy lovers, leading to Dana contracting the cat-shifter virus she was 100% positive she could never get. Now people are trying to kill her—between her many sessions of passing out— and she can't seem to pick between the vampire or the new shifter she meet
Stacey Filak
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, I'm going to start off this review by saying that this isn't normally the kind of book I would seek out and read. Beth Dranoff, the author, and I share an agent. She is a lovely, hilarious person and I just had to see what kind of books she wrote. Was I in for a wonderful surprise!

I haven't read many Vampire/Were-animal novels since the Twilight years, and at first, I was a little worried. Was this going to feel like an old hat? Was this going to be a rehashing of the old, familiar tale? The
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I was excited to be approved for access to this book and sat down to read it. Dana is scratched by a were-cat and is feeling side effects which should be impossible as she has had the shots. Along with this new normal, she keeps getting kidnapped and everyone seems to be after her. Will she figure out who she can trust and find out what’s going on before it’s too late? This book was a very interesting urban fantasy with some new elements I haven’t really seen before, or if I have, not very much. ...more
Rose Vane
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dynamic story

What I liked about this is the dynamic narrative and the crisp, colourful writing style. It reminds me very much of Laurel K. Hamilton’s early Anita Blake books, which were fast-paced, kept you on your toes, and had that (self-)ironic tone that you find in early noir books. It’s not easy to keep a balance between humour and suspense in an urban fantasy book, and I think the author has managed to keep this balance – the book is both funny and full of suspense. And hot. The heroine, D
Becky Burciaga
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not having read any of the other books by this author, and since it was a start to a new series I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately it fell flat for me. The premise and different occurrences throughout the story were too contribute and a little over the top. I'm sure there are those readers who would disagree with my review, if it was a genre I enjoyed reading, perhaps I might have read it differently and enjoyed it.

This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalle
The Gypsy Emmy
Jan 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
I was graciously given a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book is ridiculously unoriginal, has horrible characters, and literally has no plot whatsoever. Reading this book was a complete waste of time . The grammar is awful and the sentence structure made me want to throw my head through a window. It's pretty much like any other cheap dimestore novel that you can get anywhere else that has a bunch of porn written in it.
Harlequin Books
"Mark of the Moon is a one-of-a-kind paranormal erotic story. The plot is original, and Dranoff introduces truly authentic creatures. The story is well developed, containing the perfect mix of suspense and action. The plot is well paced, and each location is given the appropriate attention with well-done descriptions" (RT Book Reviews).

Miniseries: Mark of the Moon
May 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. This one demands you read book two. I don't know if I'm invested enough with the characters to care. ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mark of the Moon, Beth Dranoff

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  romance, Sci-fi and fantasy

 Looks as if this is a debut book, I can’t find anything else Beth has written and its a really good start.

I loved the idea of this series, and from the beginning I was quickly brought into the action.
There’s a few issues though that stopped it being a five star read for me, though I think it has that potential. Maybe if it is a debut book, and Beth learns more as she writes –practice makes p
Angel Hatfield
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Jon and Dana were doing some BDSM things and then there was some pounding on the door . Jon had unmasked Dana and then a feline shifter breaks through the door but also leaves a scratch on Dana’s thigh. Then the male feline said to Jon i wasn’t enough for you that you had to take a mortal female. Then Dana tried to get Jon’s attention to let her out of the bondage he had her in but then her leg started to throb and Dana passed out. When Dana came to she couldn’t move as she was strapped to a bed ...more
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Dana is a human with a rather unusual history. One night while engaging in a hot romp with a vampire, she ends up getting scratched by a jealous were-cat... and those vaccines she had several years ago don't seem to be doing the trick. Now she's trying to figure out if she's actually going to turn into a kitty... or if there's something else different about her. When she starts getting attacked by strange demon-like creatures, she begins to think that there's definitely something hinky going on. ...more
Michelle Austin

Mark of the Moon was a good 3.5 star read.

This is definitely a different storyline than I’m used to.

The first scene in the book is hot until a jealous were-cat interrupts the scene. Dana is scratched during the incident and she starts to feel different sensations. Dana will have to wait until the full moon to see if she will shift.

There are so many people trying to come after Dana. She’s not sure who she can trust.
There is one torture scene that really
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, calibre-library
This book knocked my socks off! I could not turn the virtual pages fast enough for my liking and yet was still completely sad when I reached the end and there was no more awesome book...

This book introduces Dana and right away, I fell in love. She's sarcastic, quirky, independent, damaged, and super tough. She's an ex-paranormal-fighter turned paranormal bar-bartender who prefers her men with no strings attached. Unfortunately for her, she appears to be the center of some pretty strange happenin
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Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela by: Netgalley
I thought thought this was a great introduction book to a new series. Even though some of the book was a little annoying, like all the passing out she did, I think this series could grow into a much better series than is out there now. I'm looking forward to seeing what is going on with Sam and Dana.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
Sue Salazar
rated it it was amazing
Feb 09, 2017
Lisa Elizabeth
rated it did not like it
Mar 24, 2017
Mark of the Moon is book one in Beth Dranoff's debut series. I love an Urban Fantasy with different paranormal beings so I knew I had to read this when I saw the blurb. There's a healthy mix of vampires, weres and demons in the story and the cast is quite large. Our leading lady, Dana Markovitz was a normal human living in a paranormal world until she gets scratched by a were and contracts the virus. Now she's coping with everything that brings to the table as well as someone seeming to want her ...more
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Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

2 Stars

Dana is a former Agent turned bartender, and when a relatively benign BDSM scene turns into a jealous ex scratching her and turning her furry, things get...weird. Now she's trying to figure out herself, and all the crazy things that keep happening with her at the epicenter.

I wanted to like this book, and in fact made it about 70% of the way through, but the plot was scattered and all over the place. The book is suppos
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Beth Dranoff lives somewhere in the vicinity of the Greater Toronto Area, Canada with her family, her dog, and more books than she can count. Is it before noon? Then there’s probably a mug of coffee nearby too. Mark of the Moon is her first novel.

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