What I liked best about this book was how unexpected the storyline was - had me guessing the entire time and I like when an author adds plenty of twists and turns. No spoilers from me, but readers will find that this book flows well and the pace is perfect. Looking forward to the next two books in this series - another winner from author Tim O'Rourke! I ended up going with 3 because I didn't feel enough connection to the characters to make me more enthusiastic. Its a refreshing change in 'voice', pacing, and character development.
I'm wondering if the fact that he's male and I've read mostly female paranormal writers or that he's British is what makes him sound so different to me. I was interested in the lo 3. I was interested in the location for this story and was kept busy trying to guess where he was going with the story. Looking forward to the next one. It can't be over! I must have the next book NOW! This author amazes me every time. His stories keep me turning page after page throwing me in a world of imagination that surpasses mine!
Every time I think I know what will happen It doesn't! Every character is so awesome within themselves you can't help but love them, flaws and all! This is a book you must pick up! Really if you love paranormal werewolves and vampires, you have to meet Tim's! View all 4 comments. I reread this book because I bought the squeal. I didn't remember a lot from the first time I read it. I just knew that I had and I enjoyed it. I am glad I did read it again.
It was a good beginning to a series not great but good. I will continue and hope it gets better than good. I want more the truths the lies the twist and turns. It was so hard to put the book down. Cant wait to read more. Received with thanks from the author in return for an honest review.
I had no expectations with 'Moonlight' as I hadn't read the synopsis. This is largely due to the fact that I have enjoyed every book of Tim's that I have read so far and wanted to start reading the main novel as soon as possible. The prologue grips the reader from the very beginning, '"Don't hurt me," the girl sobbed At first the reader has no idea Received with thanks from the author in return for an honest review. At first the reader has no idea who is attacking the girl but it soon becomes clear. For an opening scene, this gets the heartrate beating fast as you really feel for the victim, feel her fear and desperation with the added extras of gore and horror.
Please note that the intended audience for this novel is young adult and adults alike. As Chapter One begins we are introduced to the main male character, Thaddeus Blake. Over the coming pages we find out that he is a wealthy man, with a mansion at St. Ives in Cornwall that he inherited along with his wealth. He travels to London to meet his publisher and it is whilst he is in London that he notices Winter McCall.
Unfortunately for Winter, she has not lived such a lavish lifestyle. Begging on the streets outside train stations is where she has ended up every night in the hope to be given enough money to put food in her belly.
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Not one for selling her body like some did, Winter finds it very difficult to make ends meet, to survive. In a creepy sort of way, once he had noticed Winter, Thaddeus watched her carefully from a distance. For the first few days he would come night after night, just watching her, watching how people treated her and how she handled them. When he feels ready he approaches Winter, offering to buy her dinner and to explain what he would like to do for her.
Although Winter is very doubtful and doesn't trust Thaddeus there is something about his voice and besides, what did she really have to lose? Thaddeus' offer is for Winter to travel to St. Ives with him to his mansion where she would be fed, clothed, paid and have a roof over her head. Her side of the bargain is to cook and clean for him as well as to carry out some odd tasks that he would ask of her from time to time.
One of these being to stand in the moonlight when there is a full moon. The atmosphere of this book is very creepy. Although Thaddeus has a soothing voice, good looks and appears to be helping Winter, the reader cannot trust him and is constantly worried about Winter's well-being.
Winter is occasionally ridiculed by him only for him to realise and apologise. She knows that there is more to him than meets the eye and she does try to find out. The whole setting is very strange. During most part of the day Winter is left alone in the mansion whilst Thaddeus is in his room. In order to create this dark, eerie atmosphere I did find the story in parts to be a little slow. When Winter is on her own I imagined what it is like to be in a large, strange house alone with nothing but your mind and imagination going wild. Paranoia sets in.
Insecurity sets in. Time drags. Tim O'Rourke has written this very cleverly though as the reader goes through all of these motions with Winter. I was screaming for her to run. Every ounce of mistrust, every ounce of fear the reader can feel. Without spoiling the story, as it nears the end there is a great deal of action, gore, horror and emotions running wild. The story is like an orchestra playing and the music gradually builds up, becoming louder and louder until it reaches a great crescendo.
I was a little conscious in the middle of this book, thinking how indecisive Winter was about running or staying, and was hoping for more action and more underlying plots, BUT boy did I get what I wanted as the story grew! Some readers may think Winter to be foolish by going along with Thaddeus, better the devil you know, as she placed herself in a vulnerable situation, alone with a guy she didn't even know and couldn't trust.
However, a part of me cannot help but feel that she was courageous, she took a risk. But, did the risk pay off? With the danger that ensued it definitely made her think about her choices. As Thaddeus places Winter in a dangerous position, for partly his own benefit, there is a great deal of mistrust for him and he is partly a coward for doing this. I think that the length of this novel was just right. As with all of the Tim O'Rourke books that I have read to date 'Moonlight' makes the reader feel as if they are a part of the story.
You feel for Winter as if she were your sister or best friend. And I cannot explain how much terror you feel for her. I just wanted to jump into the book and pull her out to safety. There are very few authors that make the reader feel like they can almost touch the characters and live in the story but Tim O'Rourke has this fascinating gift. You will not be disappointed. If you've tried once, try another. I find these stories suck you in and you are in another world. This is fantasy as it's best!
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I will be looking forward to the following two books in this Moon Trilogy. GoodReads Synopsis: When eighteen-year-old Winter McCall is offered a chance to leave her life of poverty behind on the streets of London, she moves to a remote part of the South West of England. Blind to the real danger that she is in, Wi 4. Blind to the real danger that she is in, Winter finds herself becoming attracted to Thaddeus, and with nowhere and no one to run to, she slowly succumbs to his strange requests.
But none of them are as strange as asking Winter to stand each night in the moonlight. The story was not what you thought it was going to be. There is a lot of meat to this story, pardon the pun. Lots of other sly plot points kept me guessing what was really going on until the author wanted us to know what was going on. Now that I have devoured the first book in this new series I am anxious for the next. Love finding new authors! Honestly Tim can do no wrong in my eyes.
I am completely devoted to his books even though I wasn't sure how 'Moonlight' was going to stand against the wonderful 'Kiera Hudson' series but this was a true hit and totally different than KHS which is quite okay. This book gives a lot of backstory in the first half with a ton of action throughout.
When you read about the murders you have no idea as to who or what is doing the killing, so there is plenty of mystery as well. It was fantastic, I just want ready to finish with them. I started it in the morning and finished it several hours later. I found myself wanting Winnie to find love and happiness with the tormented, heart broken Thaddeus.
Which there is still hope for them. She deserves love in her life and so does he. However, we will have to see what happens. There was one part in the book that scared me so much I pulled the covers up over my head and finished it. I NEVER do that, but there was just something about that particular chapter in the book just sent me over the edge. I highly recommend this book especially if you are a werewolf lover or just a Tim O'Rourke fan. He never disappoints. This book is for anyone 16 and older. This is book one and it sets the tone for rest of the series, two lonely people drawn together by design or by circumstance.
Thaddeus is a mysterious rich stranger offering Winter a way out of life on the streets in London. Winter is perplexed by the job offer which seems to good to be true but as she did not have much to lose, she chose to accept the position of housekeeper and travelled with Thaddeus to Cornwall.
Her employer is a man of secrets, idiosyncrasies and strange requests that Winter This is book one and it sets the tone for rest of the series, two lonely people drawn together by design or by circumstance. Her employer is a man of secrets, idiosyncrasies and strange requests that Winter agrees to initially like dressing up as his wife who passed away but she is reluctant to prolong this behaviour and confronts him.
Rooms are off limits in the house, Thaddeus sleeps away the day and longs for the night and Winter begins to fear that she made a mistake by coming to Cornwall. Slowly a tentative friendship develops but as the walls begin to crumble from around their hearts, Winter starts seeing things that cause her to fear for her sanity, faces in the woods and a feeling of being watched. Secrets will be revealed that Winter could never have foreseen and her faith in Thaddeus will be tested. A choice has to be made and only by trusting each other can they hope to survive the experience. I enjoyed this story immensely but the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is more of a personal one.
Having read the Vampire Shift series, I felt this book lacked that real cliff hanger ending that I have become used to but I eagerly await the next book in the series. Love my vampires and werewolves!
As I'm one book in, I can say that I'm team wolf this time. My heart goes out to Thaddeus and what he's had to go through over the centuries. Being in love with a vampire is stressing enough, especially if you are a werewolf. Add in said vampire is the daughter to the ruler of the vamps, and it's downright dangerous. Winnie just happens to look like Thaddeus's dead vampire wife, Frances. She was homeless, and despite Thaddeus being a stranger, she agreed to work Love my vampires and werewolves!
She was homeless, and despite Thaddeus being a stranger, she agreed to work for him. She didn't find out the real reason he chose her, until it was too late. This story had me from the start because I wanted to know what the mystery was behind the three vampires who were slaughtering people.
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I bet I'm not the only one who was thinking about Thaddeus during the time of the killings. Threw me for a loop there! I'm just ready to find out what's going to happen next. Great story! Well Damn, he's done it again! I loved every freakin second of it!! I don't know where he comes up with this stuff but boy am I Well Damn, he's done it again! I don't know where he comes up with this stuff but boy am I glad he does!! I was completely wrapped up in this book from start to finish. From trying to unwrap the mystery in the beginning all the way thru the intense-trainwreck conclusion that had me fighting to sit still.
I am dying to see where this story goes from here. I think I'm gonna love this series as much as Kieras!! You have definitely turned me into an addict Mr. I loved the blood and guts that Tim never fails to incorporate in his stories. I think I'm starting to develop an appetite for such bloody and graphic violence scary!
I'm still reserved as far as Thaddeus is concerned, he's gorgeous but I want to know more about the guy.
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As for Winter, I can only imagine how shocked she must be, the world as she knows it came to an end which makes book 2 very interesting. I passed a pleasant evening with Moonlight , but anyone who has ever read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure Of The Copper Beeches will find this plot immanently familiar and predictable just with a paranormal twist. As I have read Doyle's works it took a little of the fun out of it for me. I pretty much knew where the book was going from very early on.
Despite that, I enjoyed O'Rourke's writing style and Thaddeus' personality even if Winter didn't do too much for me and Michelle, Claude, I passed a pleasant evening with Moonlight , but anyone who has ever read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure Of The Copper Beeches will find this plot immanently familiar and predictable just with a paranormal twist. Despite that, I enjoyed O'Rourke's writing style and Thaddeus' personality even if Winter didn't do too much for me and Michelle, Claude, and Nate are fearsome foes.
For a quick read Moonlight is well worth picking up. I'm going to tell you at first I was all about Kiera Hudson series, who by the way is my favorite of Tim's books, but now that I've finished "Moonlight", I think this is going to be my next favorite. I love these characters and can't wait for the next book in this series.
Tim O'Rourke has a way of making you feel like these characters are someone you know. I love the twists and turns because you think you have it all figured out and then the next paragraph changes it all. What I love is that it I'm going to tell you at first I was all about Kiera Hudson series, who by the way is my favorite of Tim's books, but now that I've finished "Moonlight", I think this is going to be my next favorite. What I love is that it doesn't take me two or three chapters to get into the book, his starts from the first page and keeps going throughout the book.
Tim you have a special gift, keep it up. When I first saw the cover of this book I was instantly drawn to it. I love all of his other books and I couldn't wait to see where this book would take me. It was worth the wait. I loved this book. I thought by the cover I had things figured out as I read the story.
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It turned out I wasn't even close. I loved Thaddeus and Winter. I couldn't put the book down and was looking for more when it was over. I can't wait to see what happens with the When I first saw the cover of this book I was instantly drawn to it. I can't wait to see what happens with them I was scared to read this book at first because there was no Kiera and Potter action but boy was I surprised.
Brilliant book. Fast Paced, blood, gouge and vampires and werewolves the way I like them Not sparkly The book will be over before for you know it and with two brilliant lead characters -one who is a hot mess-, the book will leave you wondering what will happen to the pair next. If you love Kiera Hudson you'll love this. Brilliant book, Tim. Moonlight is another excellent story written by the brilliant Tim O'Rourke. Cancel anytime. Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf's biggest challenge is keeping his kin's true nature under wraps.
But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out. Lana Turpin doesn't realize she's a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she's being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back - even though she's never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy. It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her Each book in the Moon series is a stand-alone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
This was a well written shifter romance. I really enjoyed how the writer developed the characters throughout the story. The plot is very interesting with a few smexy scenes that wasn't too detailed. This book continues right into the second book. They are all on audible right now so no need to wait. The Narrators are pretty good as well. Worth the credit. Amazing well written book by Lisa Kessler. The storyline is very different from any other book i have read. I love how she developed the characters so that you got to know them more intimately. Kudos and I can't wait to read the second book.
I totally and completely fell in love with Adam, Lana and the whole crew! I was so into this book that I was in tears towards the end. Lana didn't know she was a jaguar shifter and Adam was going to kill her until he discovered she was his mate. Since jaguars and werewolves don't get along, they had to go through many trials and tribulations to be together. They also had to worry about a company named Nero that does experiments on shifters to contend with. I recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal romance and enjoys a enemy to lover theme.
I also enjoyed the fact that the narrators were make and female. Each chapter alternated with the point of view between Lana and Adam so we got to listen to both narrators equally. Going to download the next book in the series right now.
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Thank you for putting this on audio! It gives it a new dimension. This paranormal fantasy knocked my socks off the narrators were amazing. Many interesting twists and turns that keep you wanting more. Some really great love scenes that didn't take away from the action. Can't wait for more. This is terrific! Loved the premise and loved the characters! Add in some awesome shifters and I'm super happy!
The listening experience was great! Loved the male and female dual narration! Excited to listen to the next books in the series! Love Lisa Kessler's books! Really looking forward to reading more in this series, and more from Lisa Kessler! In Moonlight, Lana has some people after her and at first she isn't sure why.