Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Review: Edge of Moonlight by Stephanie Julian

Edge of Moonlight

third in the Lucani Lovers series

Etruscan wolf shifter Kaine Giliati has longed for John Simmons since he willingly agreed to wipe all memory of her from his mind. The pain in her heart is only magnified by terror—the ability to call her wolf appears to have deserted her, as well.

For months after he and his sister escaped a crazed kidnapper, John has been dreaming about a beautiful woman he’s never met but who seems so familiar. A woman he’s shocked to find in a dark bar one night. A woman who agrees to come back to his apartment for raw, passionate sex.

One erotic, stolen night reopens old wounds, uncovers buried memories and sets Kaine and John on a path filled with danger, magic and potential heartbreak.

I obtained the above information from Ms. Julian's website.

I was asked to review this book by the author ~ all thoughts expressed here are my own.

I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said....

Kaine and John's story...

This story is leaving off right where Moonlight Menage left off...

Nic and Duke's partner, Kaine, was injured while trying to save/protect two eteri's *humans* from the deranged red headed villain. The one thing that she could not protect was her heart. Falling for John was not the wisest or smartest decision she ever made. But can you stop a heart from falling in love??

John was just trying to protect his sister; from what or who he had no idea. He just knew that he needed to protect her. But being caged like an animal and drugged was no help to her. Then a wolf entered the picture and tried to rescue him and his sister. Only the wolf is a woman.. After the ordeal was over, John and his sister insisted to have their memory erased of all that happened with Kaine and her family. No memory was better than the memories ~ or was it?

Kaine is my favorite kinda woman... bad ass: kick ass now, ask questions later kinda of woman. She does not take crap from anyone. Her job requires her to not take it from anyone. She works along side the elite of her clan. A team of assassins; working strictly for their King. So whatever you do, do not piss her off. But this is where my love for her grows, on the other hand, she is simply a woman at heart. She craves love just like the rest of us; her problem is that the love she craves is from someone she should not love. There is a pull about John that she cannot shake. No matter if his has no memory of her, no matter if he has up and left with his sister and never wanted to be found again. She is a born tracker, she could find him easily if she wanted too. But she has orders to stay away. She heeded those orders.

But there is always a straw that broke the camels back... We all have had days like this. Kaine, a born Lucani (wolf) ~ “skin shifter”, could not shift anymore. After the first incident with John, she could not shift. That is like telling her she could not breath. That cut Kaine deep, so deep ~ she had to seek out help. At least that is what her intentions were. Until she learned more screwed up information. Not only could she not love the man she wanted to love, his memory wiped clean of her - by his choice, she could not shift, she also learned that she was not who she thought she was, learned that her mother abandoned her to her father and died not long after that and she discovered that she picked up a new power... You wanna talk about a day from hell.

A drink.. that was what the day called for. Just a drink.. or two.. or three... just enough to allow all this to go away is what Kaine thought. She headed down to the bar to escape for a little while...

John was having the worst days of his life. His sister is scare of her own shadow, they are on the run and he has no clue from who or what, he keeps having these freaking hot ass dreams of this woman who will not escape his mind, he has to get a job that he does not want and his sister is close to having a meltdown from all the weird stuff that is happening to her. Being an ex Navy Seal, you think he could protect her right. I think that pisses him off even more. There is nothing he could do to bring his sister back to life, the life she had before the kidnapping. Day from hell... you think... A drink.. One drink.. and a shot of something strong.

One bar, one drink (okay, maybe two or three), two world collide and nothing good can come of it. One remembers everything, one cannot remember anything... John knows he has seen this woman before; he just knows it in his gut and deep in his soul. He has to know..."Have I met you before?"

Only in Kaine dreams would John remember her. But here he stands - live in the flesh asking her if they have ever met. Should she just blow him off... or.... take what is being offered. One night.. one chance to touch, to kiss, to caress, to be with him... One night and walk away. Sounds easy, right??

This is a very intriguing tale of two people who loves has to really conquer all. Ms. Julian does an awesome job at delivering the most erotic, hot, delicious scenes possible. She is keeping to the root of the story (imo) ~ family. That is the heart of these stories. I mean, each character finding his/her love/mate is the storyline... but family is key here. Their community is very tight knit. And that is one factor that I love about this series. I absolutely love that about Ms. Julian's writing style. They don't just pop in and out of the story... they are weaved in a way that you know they are there for each other ~ through thick and thin.

Okay, my only peeve is I NEED more information on the villan. That is my only problem with this series so far... I want more info on the bad ass woman that keeps kidnapping people. Other than that.. this is another scorcher of a story from Ms. Julia.

I started this story at 10 o'clock Sunday night and finished it at 2 in the morning Monday! Yeah, it is that good... and of course you just have to know what happens... Awesome job Ms. Julian!!! And of course she left us hanging for the next one... And I will bug her till I have that one in my
hands, lol!!!

To read my review of the first book in this series, Kiss of Moonlight, please go here.
To read my review of the second book in this series Moonlight Menage, please go here.

To find out what else Ms. Julia has in store for us... please go here.
To read an excerpt of this book, please visit Ms. Julian's site --->>> here.

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  1. Sounds very interesting :) Good review, Cecile!

  2. Cecile, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm thrilled to know you're enjoying the series. It always makes my day to hear it.

    And you'll get more info on the redhead. She has a role to play in the upcoming stories.

  3. SOunds like an awesome series.I will be starting book 1 soon.
    Great review Cecile.

  4. Hi Cecile!

    Great review, I love a good bad guy (um, girl is this case), and hope the next story satisfies your need, lol! I'll watch for these.

    Dottie :)

  5. host! Hey hon! Thanks for popping over! This is an awesome short story series! You should give it a try! I think you would love it! =)

    Stephanie Julian!! Hey! Thank you for coming by today Ms. Julian!! You are so welcome for the review. I always give an honest review and this book was awesome. Except for my little pet peeve, which I noticed you are trying to soothe my feathers by telling me there is more of her in the next book... You know I will be stalking you for the next one, lmbo!!!
    I am glad that I could make your day hon!!!
    I hope you stick around to see what else is being said about your series!

    elaing8! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over today! This is an awesome series. My favorite though so far is still Duke and Nic... oh those two are ultra yummy. And of course having a threesome is always something of interest to me... With two delicious guys, lol.. hell yeah!! But this one was just as good! I hope you enjoy them. You know you will have to tell me what you think of them when you read them!

    Chris! LMBO... well.. at least I am honest. =)

    Dottie! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over today! It is nice to see you! Oh Kaine is something else!! I am hoping that Ms. Julian gives me more of the red headed woman.. so I can hate her more, lmbo!!! These stories are great hon! Hope you have a great day!

  6. I have to hurry up on the ones I am working on so I can get to this one. Great reivew!

  7. Wow Cecile, this one didn't let you go huh, it was that good!! Again, this author is on my radar but have yet to read something from her hand!! This sentence almost become a chant on my part *sigh*

  8. Hi Cecile,
    I hope all is good :) We are having excellent weather here, Summer weather :D

    Nice review, sounds one hot book, and I do like this cover more than that other one

  9. This does sound interesting. Like Leontine, I've been considering this author for a while; I just haven't gotten around to her books yet.

  10. Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) Hey honey! Thanks for coming in for a spell! Ohhhh you do you need to hurry on these!! And let me know when you are done!! =) Thanks!

    Leontine! Hey honey!! Oh, I am glad that you were able to come in for a while!! Kick off your shoes and relax a bit hon! Ohhh no this one did not let me go! It was that good! You must definitely get this series! You will not be disappointed!! I promise!

    Blodeuedd! Hey honey! How are you?! I hope all is well! Ohhhh summer weather! I know you must be in heaven!!! Oh honey, this book is smoking hot!! And truly a great read!

    Eyre! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! Well... I know how you are with f/m stories; but if you do get this series let me know! I am interested in seeing your thoughts! OR just come here and let me know!

    Monroe Dawson!! Hey sugarpie! Thanks! If you happen to read this series, I promise you will enjoy it.. Especially book two (m/f/m)!!! Oh yea... You will want this one! Hee heee I am evil!


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My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)