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Friday, July 30, 2010

The Moon’s Pull by Beverly Torres

The Moon’s Pull by Beverly Torres
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (77 pages)
Heat: Spicy/Hot
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Larkspur

Quentin Blackstone, an old werewolf has come to Hanson, Wyoming to stop his childhood friend from killing the humans. What he didn't expect to find was the beautiful detective, Samantha Woodrow on the case. She stirs passions in him he thought long ago forgotten. But when he looks into her emerald green eyes, his insides sizzle.

Samantha Woodrow knows something beyond passion is happening when she touches Quentin. She can feel him whenever he is near, and the pull of him is so strong, she senses he might be her soulmate.

Can Quentin stop his friend from killing Hanson's inhabitants and find the love he has for hundreds of years denied himself? Will the secret Samantha's grandmother told her when she was little help or haunt her as her desire for Quentin mounts? Only time will tell, as the Moon pulls these two lovers to their destiny.

Detective Samantha Woodrow has more to worry about than being the only woman in a male dominated department, someone is turning her small town into a killing field and there’s nothing natural about the way it’s being done. Quentin Blackstone is a handsome stranger who shows up just when he’s needed, but he’s more than a stranger, he’s got danger written all over his handsome face.

Ms. Torres uses every trick to turn this short story into a memorable tale, her plot is unique and with a world gone ga-ga over everything paranormal she gives us a new twist on a very familiar and popular monster. Her dialogue is precise and descriptive, albeit sometimes a little too over dramatized. Her characters, though of the paranormal persuasion, are believable. Her hero, Quentin and her heroine, Sam are two very different types and yet she makes us see how right they are for each other. Her romance is sweet and she makes her audience need pull them through the rough patches and cheer them on to their all elusive Happy Ever After. Her love scenes are spicy, hot and sensual and yet retain that innocence that the true romance reader needs.

So come howl at the moon and enjoy a very short sweet tale that has everything it takes to be a great short story. Kudos to Beverly Torres for her excellent storytelling.