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Savage Possession

(Temple of Luna #1)

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  281 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
As a novice in the Temple of Luna, Avani is training for the day she'll become a revered priestess of the Savage Temple with the skills and magic needed to soothe the feral warriors fighting a brutal war against the world's remaining human colonies. Though forbidden contact with the warriors who have come to the temple for relief, Avani can't keep her distance from Rais, h ...more
ebook, 54 pages
Published 2009 by Changeling Press
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Jul 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
One of the few books/short stories by Moira Rogers that I felt could have given us a bit more. For the most part I find her writing leaving me wanting to read more because I find the characters interesting and explosive, not because I think the story wasn't fully explored. In this case, I could have done with a little more back story or a little more on how Rais and Avani grow to love one another while trying t learn about each other. Which isn't to say that I didn't like the story itself- I did ...more
Andromeda Bliss
Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
I enjoyed Savage Possession by Moira Rogers, though I felt a bit confused, like I'd walked into the middle of a conversation. The character interaction was great, hot scenes and good emotional depth, but it read like I was missing a bunch of subtext and history, both with the characters and the storyline. This novella had the feel of an offshoot of a larger work or series, where the fabric of the world had already been woven and the characters introduced, and this short piece was just a
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
The world in the Temple of Luna series seems interesting, but it isn't developed that much. It is a society of shapeshifters ruled by a king, a mixture of magic and technology. Warriors visit the temple of Luna and its priestesses for their needs. It is a highly sensual society.
As an heir to the throne, Rais has an obligation to choose a mate soon. He isn't that eager until he sees Avani, whom he remembers as a young girl. More than half of the story is sex. The rest is these two coming to t

Short and steamy read!

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Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
i kept getting confused i like the plot not the way it turns out
Nov 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Savage Possession Temple of Luna book 1

3 stars

Not one of my favorites

Rais is the son of the king and it has been many moons since he has taken a women. During a war this is unheard of as it is needed to soothe the savage beast inside of him since he is a wolf shifter. He wasn’t looking forward to taking one this time either, not because he didn’t enjoy a females company but because he was bored with them falling over him because of his status. He wanted something else, someone different and afte
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am new to the books of Moira Rogers. I read Crux and found it interesting enough to want to read more from this author. I am sorry to say I did not enjoy Savage Possession as much as I did Crux. The story opens in a temple where the priestesses soothe the savage warriors by having amazing sex with them. It seemed a little distasteful, a society dedicated to promoting women as sexual objects to be used for "relief." The characters involved are supposed to be werewolves, involved in a war with h ...more
As explosively heated as are all the shorts written by the author and very enjoyable but without giving me the need to read more in the series. Usually I cannot get enough of the world and characters the author lovingly creates but in this case this first short story is more than enough as it just did not strike a chord the way other works have in the past. There was just something missing that left me feeling kind of at a loss at the end but at the same time happy the characters found their HEA ...more
Dec 11, 2009 rated it liked it
I won this one in a contest a while back on Bree's and Donna's (the 2 authors who are Moira Rogers) blog. I grabbed it now cuz I wanted something hot to keep me warm and that it really did. I found the world it's set in a bit confusing at first but after a few pages I new my way around and fell in love with our characters. Our couple was so different- Avani seemed so shy and Rais like a raging beast, but they found their way with just a few complications. Nice shifter story with the right amount ...more
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another phenomenal Moira Rogers book!

Some things are meant to be…

A wonderful book which is full of erotic romance. With characters you can associate with this story is fantastically involved. Avani and Rais are complex and deep individuals who have plans for their future mapped out. Sometimes plans are made without full knowledge – this short novel delves into the belief that plans can be changed when fate takes a hand.

Kyra Dunst
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
What an interesting series! The Temple of Luna is a place where priestesses calm the savage sexual appetites of the warriors that defend the people. Avani is one such priestess, only she is too gentle and will soon be released from service. Rais is heir to the throne, but he knew Avani before she joined the temple, and he wants her for his own. The only problem is that Avani wants love, and nothing less than love. I would read more from this author.
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a intense novella about a stubborn match up between a novice girl and a royal heir that could make them both go up in flames, one way or another.

Avani and Rais make a great match up!"

Read more of this review and a teaser here:
Sadie Forsythe
Basically just Porn With Plot, but I thought it fairly un-erotic. Too much indelicate pounding and what I consider ugly language. Plus, I thought the bondage made no sense in context and the 'romance' felt unsupported. I did think it interesting that they were at war with the humans. Don't find many stories about our enemies.
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Oh wow. Steamy without being tawdry.

I will tell you that there should have been more character development so that we could have gotten a sense of the world and their places in it. As it stands, there are a some things that are a bit confusing. Especially for a first book.

Either way, it's hot and interesting and short, so perfect for a late night zing.
I enjoyed it well enough. I felt I needed more about this world. I felt just thrown in. I wanted to know more about the war, and what happens if the soldiers, when they go too long without seeing the priestesses for "relief". These are some of the elements that were lacking for me. Otherwise if your looking for short and some steamy scenes, this is it.
Sep 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like fantasy romance with a lot of sex
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2011
This was a very short fantasy romance with a lot of sex, but I don't think I'd call it erotica even though that's the way it is sold - the most emphasis was placed on the emotional relationship between heroine and hero and the compromises they had to make to be together.

I think this would have been even better as a full size novel.

P.S. There is some very light bondage involved.
Rating 3.5

Very steamy thats for sure.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a short, light read. Full of really good sex and an ending that made me smile. It was sweet, without being suffocating. It only took me about an hour to read, maybe less.
Feb 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sep 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Good read. Short, sweet and sexy.
Jun 10, 2013 rated it liked it
good but to short
May 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
So mindnumbingly boring I couldn't even finish, which, concidering the audiobook is less than 2 hours long, is really saying something. Blech.
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