It’s been a week since A Stone-Kissed Sea came out! Time to talk about new books, right? Right.
So when one of your favorite authors emails you and asks if you’d possibly have time to read and blurb her new book, and you’re like “okay, that’s cool, I’d be happy to do that” but inside you’re basically
Yeah. Totally me when Thea Harrison asked me to read Moonshadow, her newest book and the first in a new series.
So here is my OFFICIAL blurb for the book:
“Thrilling and deliciously sexy, Moonshadow is a smart, action-packed introduction to a new adventure in Harrison’s complex and compelling Elder Races world. Intrigue goes hand-in-hand with an addictive romance that will please new and established readers alike. I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
And my unofficial one is:
GAH! This is so good, you guys! She totally set the series in the Elder Races world, which is so awesome because I love that world, but it’s like totally new and you could start here and I’ve been wanting to learn about the Light Fae/Dark Fae court rivalry for ages and if you love the Elder Races, you will totally love this, but if you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry just jump in and enjoy! I promise you won’t be lost at all. This is so good!
So you can see why I went with the first “official” blurb when I emailed her back. Because I’m totally cool. Really.
Here’s the synopsis for the book:
Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….
Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.
He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….
Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.
When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.
Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone’s pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can’t deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.
As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.
Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…
OF COURSE THEY KNOW BETTER THAN TO FALL IN LOVE. Of course they do.
(And smug elves are smug.)
I don’t want to give too much away, because the synopsis really does capture the book very well, but there was a ton of action, lots of humor, two protagonists I found alternately wonderful and maddening (in the best way, of course) and a great set up for more books in this very promising series. I highly recommend this one for new and old fans of Harrison’s work. This would be an excellent and fun vacation read.
So grab it now! I believe the original price is $5.99, so the $2.99 release price is really a steal.
Thanks for reading, Elizabeth