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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler / @indiesagepromo @LdyDisney

Series & Title: Moon, Book 7: Wolf Moon
Author: Lisa Kessler
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Publisher: Entangled Publishing: Select Otherworld
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
ARC Received From: Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
Reviewed For: IndieSage PR

As the last Pack member without a mate, Luke Reynolds has become an outsider. When he takes a new job in Sedona, Arizona, he's looking forward to starting a new life. But everything changes the night he finds a beautiful woman stranded on the side of the highway.

Feisty and headstrong Raven Wood has been bitten and turned against her will. Luckily, her spirit is stronger than most, and she has every intention of escaping the Sedona Pack. Somehow. The sexy lone wolf who rescues her might be just the answer she's looking for.

But the Sedona Pack Alpha has a mission, and unless Luke and Raven can survive him, they'll lose everything.

Author's Note: While a part of a series, each book in the Moon series can be read as a standalone.

Patience is a virtue.

The last man standing alone is done feeling like the odd man out. Luke leaves his pack in start of a new adventure. It isn't ideal, his pack is home, but without a mate he'll always feel like he's missing out on something amazing.

Then he meets Raven. The frightened woman on the side of the road running from something frightening becomes his everything with a single sniff. She's light and happiness and good times rolled into one beautiful body. He's found his forever, finally, but the madness she's running from just might send them to an early grave before they have a chance to reach for it.

A single act of kindness can cause ripples of healing.

Raven is a turned wolf. The life she once knew no longer exists. She has her sister, whom she turned so she wouldn't be completely alone, but they live in a world of misery and strife, where women are a commodity and treated as such. Her Alpha is a dictator, hell-bent on a creating a pack loyal to him and him alone, using and abusing those under his rule. This isn't the life she wants for herself or her sister.

An attempt at escaping the hell she's in puts her in Luke's path. He's unlike the males of her pack. His kindness and compassion and caring make her yearn for something she's never known, calls to her lonely wolf's soul. But even more stunning than what she feels when she's around him is that undeniable pull she feels toward him. And that claim that he's her mate? She's had her fill of what a "mate" is and isn't sure she wants him.

But little by little, piece by piece, Luke mends his broken mate. He goes above and beyond by promising to protect her and her sister, and then making good on it. He shows her how good their life can be together. He gives her countless reasons to love him and to accept his love in return. The turnaround is beautiful to watch. The conflict they are in the middle of pales in comparison to how much Raven grows and comes to terms

I haven't read any of the other books in this series so I'm not sure how Nero figures into them. There is a light touching upon of that subject, and I get the feeling it runs a lot deeper than this story hints at, but the focus here remains firmly on Luke and Raven. This story is easy to read. It isn't too complex or dark. Ms. Kessler does a great job making her characters black and white. You'll know who to love and who to hate. This is a great story if you want something with action, suspense, and heartstrings-tugging romance.

Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

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