Friday, October 03, 2014

Review: Black Moon by F.m. Sherrill & Becca C. Smith




~Book Info~

Title: Black Moon
Authors: F.M. Sherrill & Becca C Smith
Series: Black Moon Saga
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance 
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing 
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print 

~Blurb/Synopsis~

Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.
She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.

Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.

Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.

~Book Links~

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~My 4.5* Review~

Shea Harper has spent her life growing up with her family and best friend; Aiden. Aiden is like a brother to Shea but all is not as it seems!! Shea and Aiden are about to start College, they move into their student accommodations. And then Lucian appears. After Shea has met Lucian everything changes. 


Shea develops feelings for Lucian, but she decides not to tell Aiden. Aiden has a history with Lucian; a history that dates back thousands of years. Now that Shea knows that things aren't as she has always thought, she must decide who's telling her the truth and who to trust.

Will Shea's best friend still be her trustworthy rock? Should she trust the newcomer Lucian?

I really have enjoyed reading Black Moon; I loved the characters, the story, the way in which the book is written, for me it all works really well. The characters were very realistic; as realistic as a 3000 year old vampire can be; and believable too.

Shea starts out as your normal everyday 17 year old. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona; and it's hot and dry, Shea doesn't particularly like it. Shea and Aiden have grown up together, she trusts Aiden with her life. Shea isn't a 'quiet girl', she's got a smart mouth and isn't afraid to use it. Not forgetting that she has learned that she is one of a line of Vessels, which gives her the power to break pure darkness out of its prison.

Aiden has been born every 500 years, his purpose to protect the Vessel. To stop the vampires from taking the Vessel into the depths of the Earth and freeing the Darkness that is Caelius. Aiden and Lucian's history goes back from thousands of years and its not necessarily always pleasant.

Lucian is a 3000 year old vampire, he was created by Caelius! Lucian is broken, he lost the love of his life when he attempted to turn her. He was a young vampire and didn't know that females can't be turned. After losing her Lucian has felt like there is nothing left except to free his father. So the hunt is on again!

The story is told from multiple POV's and it works! It's clear who's POV your reading and never confusing. It's also different to see two author's who have written different characters, they compliment each other so well. 

I loved the action packed scenes, especially when Aiden's brothers appear inside Caelius' prison! I'm not saying any more on that because I'd hate to spoil it for you. There is a clear romance beginning between Shea and Lucian, Shea doesn't tell Aiden but that's because she knows of their history.

I was hooked from the start, I just couldn't help but keep reading page after page. As I was reading I was constantly trying to guess just how this would end. I must admit that I definitely did not see that coming!! I need to know what happens to Shea, Aiden, Lucian, Caelius and...

If you enjoy paranormal and vampires I'd really recommend giving Black Moon a read. I will warn you there is a bit of blood and gore too, not loads just a smattering!!


~Author Information~


F.M. Sherrill
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:

F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.

But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.

~Places To Find F.M. Sherrill~

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Becca C. Smith
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.

~Places To Find Becca~

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