Monday, September 9, 2013

Blue Moon Rising by Natalie Herzer ~*~ Giveaway ~*~

Title:  Blue Moon Rising
Author:  Natalie Herzer
Series:  The Patroness #1
Published:  February 19th 2012
Page Count: 232
Genre:  Paranormal
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Maiwenn Cadic doesn’t have a quiet and normal life. This week won’t be any different.

Being the Patroness of Paris and protecting its inhabitants is a full time job but unfortunately it doesn’t pay the bills and so Maiwenn tries her best to make a living as a down-on-her luck private eye for odd cases.

When five shapeshifters end up dead, she knows it’s bad news and has to call in The Council. They immediately send their assassin Kylian ‘The Killer’ Tremaine – a typical shapeshifter who doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and seems to see everything female as a damsel in distress which Maiwenn is really not.

Together they will not only have to overcome their prejudices and obstacles in the form of a trigger-happy bounty hunter and a hungry rogue, but they will also have to trust each other in order to solve the murder before more bodies pile up.

16+, some content may not be suitable for younger readers.

My Review:

This is definitely one of those novels that you hit the end and wish that it weren`t over. Not because of some massive cliff-hanger, or because of some sense of something missing, but rather because you`ve become so attached to these amazing characters and their very unique story that you don`t want to let them go.

This novel definitely puts an entirely new spin on the world of the supernatural and on the end of the Mayan calendar while keeping readers completely enchanted with the fast paced story. The twist on the were-community was also something that I`d never seen before but was well worked into the story. Herzer caught my attention in the prologue and I couldn`t put the book down until the very end. Her brilliant descriptions draw you in so that you walk through the scenes right alongside the characters. Most of the time I felt like I was watching a movie rather than reading a book.

I absolutely love the characters that Herzer has brought together to fill out this wonderful story. Although each character conformed to the basic principles of their supernatural race, each was unique as a person. As a reader you are drawn completely into the world and lives of these characters. You live, laugh, love, (and fight) right along-side them. Although they are unique as individuals you can also see them come together as a family unit. Herzer has definitely taken the time and effort to develop every aspect of her characters, both main and supporting, in order to create a very cohesive whole for the reader.

Overall, this was a brilliantly crafted novel that draws the reader in on many different fronts. Herzer combines history, mythology, the supernatural, and a great deal of her own creativity to create a world that will keep you captivated and leave you wanting more.

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Enter to win 1 of 5 ecopies of Blue Moon Rising by Natalie Herzer.
Mobi, epub, & PDF formats available.
Entries close 11:59 pm Sept 16/13.
Winners will be announced and notified via email Sept 17/13.
Winners have 72hrs to claim their prizes.

Good luck!


  1. I love reading about the paranormal, and fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I hope I win!

  2. Not normally my kind of novel but you make it sound so appealing!

    1. Yes, Jonel is good with the words too. :)
      What's your kind of novel normally, Christine?

  3. I am definitely checking this out. It sounds like a really great book. I loved your review. It was very helpful in deciding whether to read this book or not. I definitely want to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
    Rhonda D

  4. I love Paranormal stories both reading and writing. I used to tell my baby brother a ghost story every night before going to sleep. That was of course before he grew up and turned into a monster ;-) Looking forward to read it!

    1. I have an older brother who told me the monsters under my bed were real. ;)

  5. There is nothing better than a well crafted paranormal. Thanks for writing one and bringing it to my attention :)

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun! Thank you for offering to give away a copy.

  7. Sounds great - I'm a fantasy author too, and I can't get enough of it!
    Would love to win this :)

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  9. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  10. Blue Moon Rising looks like it might be a fun beginning for a new series. I am looking forward to the read. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  11. What a great sounding book. Thanks so much for sharing !
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 8)
    Michelle Hofacker

  12. Sounds like a fabulous book. I can't wait to read it! Good luck with everything.

  13. seems so cool. would love to read it.

  14. Cool! Looking forward to reading. :)

  15. Awesome! Good luck toall who entered! My TBR pile is growing :)

  16. Congratulations on your book! It sounds fantastic!

  17. This looks like a great read! I've added it to my reading list

  18. This book looks like it's right up my alley. I can't wait to read it.