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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Moon Shifter by Karen Michelle Nutt



Moon Shifter by Karen Michelle Nutt
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short (78 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Review by Fern

The Mac Tíre forbade all moon shifters from changing a human in order to save them from death. Grayson Quinn, the alpha of the pack ignores the ancient rule when Sydney Carlisle, his fiancée is ravaged by one of his own kind.

Sydney believes she is a monster, a werewolf. She flees before Grayson can help her adjust, but Grayson must find her. Sydney’s body is still changing and the were lust will drive her crazy if not sated. He has until the full moon to help her tame the wolf inside and convince her she’s his soul mate. If he fails, he loses her forever.

Sydney still craves Grayson's touch, but can her heart forgive him for making her one of the Mac Tíre?

Sydney Carlisle has been running from what she is for a year following the attack that changed her into a monster that sprouts fur and howls at the moon. All she wants is to be left alone and to live life on her own terms. Everything seems to be going her way until the man who is the cause of her suffering arrives with some news of his own, and damn if he’s not as gorgeous and irresistible as ever.

Grayson Quinn has been searching for the woman he recognized as his mate for a full year following her transformation to moon shifter. He knows she hates him, but has no choice but to capture her and tell her the truth. She has to choose a mate, and soon. Otherwise, she’ll risk bonding with a male she doesn’t love as the wolf takes control and makes the decision for her. And he’ll be damned if he allows her to suffer anymore than she already has.

Karen Michelle Nutt has crafted a world with intriguing characters that captivate the attention and keep your focus from beginning to end. From the start, when we meet a wolven Sydney facing off against her former lover, I knew I was in for something special. It’s apparent they still care for one another, but due to past scars, refuse to confess their feelings. Revealing those circumstances that changed Sydney will ruin the story, but I can say there is a ton of emotion packed inside the pages because of it, and Sydney and Greyson deliver the goods time and again.

The material itself is flawlessly presented, and flows so quickly you’ll finish before you’re ready. By the time I came to the last page, I wanted to know more about the protagonists, and couldn’t help but imagine the life they would share together. It was bittersweet, as you are allowed to envision your own future for them, but I wouldn’t have complained in the least if there was more to enjoy. This is the kind of story you’ll think about long after you’ve finished.

Werewolf fans, be sure to put Moon Shifter on your TBR list. I couldn’t put this delightful little novella down.

9 comments:

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Fern,

I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You sure made my night!

MarthaE said...

Congrats Karen on a wonderful book and great review! Sounds like a book I will add to my To Get list!

Sarah Simas said...

HI Karen!

Lovely review! Congrats! :)

Catherine Bybee said...

This is on my TBR list. Congrats, Karen.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Thank you everyone for you good wishes. :)

Rebecca J Vickery said...

Hi Karen,
Great review. Congrats. I too wanted more. Could there be a sequel or maybe another story in the series?

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Thanks Rebecca!

Will there be more? I have a thought for Bailyn, Grayson's sister. You haven't heard the last of the Mac Tire moon shifters.

Joelle said...

Terrific review, Karen! But then why should I be surprised... On the other hand, you did catch me a bit off guard with the mention of a sequel — and starring the beautiful (how could she not be? she's Grayson's sister!), alpha Bailyn... You better not be teasing me. Fantastic news!

Joelle Walker
Editor, Black Rose Line
The Wild Rose Press

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Thanks, Joelle.

lol-No, I'm not teasing.I have few projects to finish then I'll be concentrating on Bailyn's story. :)