Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: Kiss of Moonlight by Stephanie Julian

Paperback, 186 pages
Published January 28th 2011 by Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN 13: 9781419963728
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance (shifter)
Series: Lucani Lovers #1
Stars: 4
Flames: 5

Julian’s lucani (wolf shifter) characters have a large presence in What a Goddess Wants. I found them very interesting and just had to find out more about them. It makes sense to jump into her Lucani Lovers series, so here I am. Kiss of Moonlight takes place several years prior to the Forgotten Goddesses series so jumping into the lucani world with this book was a great place to start.

Kyle is a single dad who enjoys every second of the time he gets to spend with his very witty, intelligent beyond her years, daughter Catene. He has a good relationship with the mother of his child and is best friends with her mate. As a loner Kyle has chosen to live separate from the rest of his lucani brethren. He is also caring enough not to bring anyone too far into his very dangerous life. He would never want a loved one to be put in harms way because of him

Tamra is running from the nightmare that has consumed her life. She is not comfortable anywhere. She doesn’t have any family to turn to. Once the stress finally got to be too much for her she decided to open up to the stray puppy that hangs out on her porch. She just never expected for the puppy to go home, shift to a clever teen, and then proceed to play match maker. I now know why my friend Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance raved about Cat. This kid rocks! I can’t wait to read more of her.

I loved Kyle! He radiates dangerous bad ass. He’s enormous, tattooed, an assassin, and deep down a huge teddy bear when it comes to Cat and Tam. He was so gentle and so kind to Tam. He thought he would scare her at every turn. Tam, even though she has been through so much horror she handles all of the crazy thrown at her pretty well.

As with all of Stephanie’s books there are some extraordinary hot sex scenes. This lady writes incredibly hot smut! The romance doesn’t feel rushed or pushed. There is a great mix of action, romance, and erotica.

I also have to point out that Kyle drives a Jeep Wrangler. I do love my book hero’s in a Jeep!


  1. Great Review!

    That cover is more Cave-manish LOL!

  2. Great review, Vanessa! I'll add this author to the tbr :)

  3. OK---I will now buy this book based on your review. I stayed away because of the cover and the blurb. However, this does seem right up my alley!