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Posted April 16, 2015
And what a moon it is!
Awesome novella! Very entertaining, although a little short with NO ENDING?!? Okay, maybe that is a little misleading, but I definitely want to see where things are going to go AFTER this books ends. I sincerely hope that it is out already! Sarah wouldn't tease & torture us like that, would she??!? I mean to give us this hot story about 2 friends who both want more (although neither knows this!) but are afraid to take it to the next level for fear of wrecking what they do have already especially since they don't know if the other would even want to do that! Of course the fact that Jacob is more than 'just' human is also a factor for him to consider. I rather liked both characters and really hope that more is out there already! I want to get to know them both more and see where this is going to go! Even without the “ending” it is a great story that I would not only recommend this book, but I am looking forward to reading this over & over! I am newer to Sarah’s writing, but I am loving it so far and can’t wait to continue reading her books.
Posted March 23, 2015
I really enjoyed reading Cold Moon Rising it was just a little taste in the life of Jacob and Kelly and leaves you wanting more. I will most definately enjoy reading the next addition in this series so I can find out what happens to this young couple. The story was well developed in this novella. The characters were well written. Jacob is strong and caring and Kelly is a college student who is abducted by mistake and change into a were-animal. Thankfully, she is friends with Jacob who is attracted to her and figures out she has been taken. He will do whatever he can to find and save her.
I was given this novella to read and just asked to give an honest review.
Posted March 2, 2015
Cold Moon Rising (Cry Wolf #2) by Sarah Mäkelä
To start, this book was moving right along, I was loving Kelly and Jacob's story. Then, ERRRR! Someone hit the brakes with no warning! Really!?
I had been laying in bed reading this and my husband came rushing in to see what I was yelling about....lol
Okay, on to the characters. I wasn't sure about Kelly at first, but that soon changed. Jacob, how can you not like Jacob. Such restraint to do what is right and not what he wants.
This is a fast paced short story, but it is packed with lots of action and the storyline just pulls you in.
I can't wait to read the next book. Need to find out what happens with Kelly and Jacob!
Posted February 20, 2015
Wow! I love it! Cold Moon Rising is the second release in the Cry Wolf series by Sarah Makela and it totally ROCKS! Makela's amazing talent, incredible skill and unique style shine brightly in this exhilarating tale of suspense, fantasy and paranormal romance. The story is exciting, original, imaginative, thrilling, action packed, suspenseful, gripping, riveting, powerful, compelling, romantic, sweet, sensual and steamy. The dialog is smart, well written, crisp and flows effortlessly. The characters are fascinating, captivating, engaging, intriguing, endearing and sexy. Makela combines these elements as only she can to tantalize, tease and entertain her readers. It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end! Jacob and Kelly are just your ordinary college students with only one thing in mind - well maybe two things - passing their final exams and their growing attraction for each other. Except Jacob is far from ordinary and definitely not normal. Jacob is a werewolf and it's becoming more and more difficult for him to control his lust for the beautiful Kelly and to make matters worse, he can smell her arousal. Oh my! Jacob wants her and the full moon only fuels his hunger for her to a fevered blaze. But Kelly is mistaken for a female werecat and is abducted by evil scientists and taken to a guarded high tech facility. Can Jacob use his enhanced senses to find Kelly and will he be able to rescue her before it's too late? Danger abounds and the suspense builds! Oh my! Sexy werewolf-check! Beautiful college girl-check! Heinous villains and evil scientists-check! Kidnapping, danger and suspense-check! Romance and sex-check! This novella does end in a cliffhanger that I never saw coming so I can hardly wait to read the next book in the series! A deliciously entertaining read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2015
I can not believe how great this series is so awesome!. The story line and characters of this book are so thrilling!. In this book we meet Kelly and Jacob. Jacob is one of the wolves in the pack who are taking Ethan in . Kelly is a girl at Jacob's college he has been seeing and wants a relationship with. One day Kelly is kidnapped by mistake. The ones who took her are looking for shifters. Jacob manages to follow them but gets captured himself. While there the people do something to Kelly that changes her life forever. Oh course Jacob ends up not minding :). Will Jacob be able to get him and Kelly free? Will Kelly learn to adjust to her new life after this group has changed her? . This book has spine-tingling suspense, action and red hot wolf love lol . Sarah Makela is a fabulous writer and you will love this series!.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 7, 2014
Cold Moon Rising by Sarah Makela is a fast paced, exciting read. Full of passion, suspense and shifters, this novella does not miss a beat. I love these characters even more than in the first book. Well written, but Oh, the ending.....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2014
"Cold Moon Rising (Cry Wolf #1.5)" by Sarah Makela
4 out of 5 stars
This novella is worth the read. If you liked the story in the first book of the Cry Wolf series, then this one is a must read. Makela expands the supernatural community by introducing the characters of Jacob and Kelly. These two are college students and best friends with an attraction that can't be denied. As the full moon approaches, Jacob (a wolf member of Ethan's new pack), is finding it even harder to fight his feelings for Kelly. A misunderstanding leads to an argument and Jacob storms out. When Kelly is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped, he'll do anything to save her. Will Jacob rescue her before it's too late or will her life be forever altered?
I have to admit that I liked this book a lot better than the first one in the series. The pacing is much better, the characters connect a lot easier, (both with each other and with the reader), and the story line is more solid. Makela seems to have found her groove with this one and I really enjoyed it.
Jacob hits all the right buttons. He's smart, charming, great looking, strong, and the list goes on. He is very protective of Kelly and wants to make her his. He's willing to face dangerous circumstances to rescue her and put his life on the line if need be. This is a character that I can really invest in and root for.
Kelly's strength is what defines her. She's not afraid to stand up to Jacob and she won't let her spirit be crushed. She fights tooth and nail against her captors and refuses to give up. She accepts her new life with grace and determination and a hint of wonder. Kelly is the perfect match for Jacob and their chemistry is off the charts.
Makela is in her stride here. I couldn't put this novella down and I am really looking forward to Jacob and Kelly's story continuing. I connected with these two characters and their adventure and I can't wait to read more.
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Shannon, My Secret Book Spot
Posted June 13, 2014
Posted June 7, 2014
This riveting read is a mesmerizing and action packed quick shifter romance. The author has created a wonderful shifter world full of action and suspense that holds the reader in its grip. I really enjoyed the short read even if I do think it was too short and there is a major cliffhanger, of course that means that will be impatiently waiting for next one.
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Posted March 27, 2014
This is book 1.5 in the series and would seem to run concurrently with book 1 so it doesn't matter which is read
first because there is not much of a tie in. The shifter world that is being described in these books while it is
recognisable has it's own twist on the paranormal world, which once again will captivate you and keep you
from first to last word.
Kelly and Jacob make a wonderful couple though at the beginning they are only friends with feelings.
I liked both these characters the way that Kelly had the strength to fight what was happening to her, but
the wisdom to accept what had happened, and Jacob, that even though he didn't understand at the beginning
he respected Kelly, but when something happened then he was rushing to her rescue. And the bad guys were
bad no in betweens here you know who is good and who is bad, but why do I have a feeling we might not
always be so sure. But the chemistry between these Kelly and Jacob was wonderful. I can't wait to find out what
happens as this was definitely a cliffhanger making us look forward with great expectations to the next book.
Posted March 12, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It's not very often that I love a book this much. I really like most of what I read, but it takes something special for to really love a story. The only thing wrong with this book is that it isn't long enough! It has all of the things I want in a story; supernatural characters, romance, suspense, and a little bit of science. I fell in love with these characters. I'm jealous of Kelly because she gets to be with Jacob. He should be mine. I hope there story continues, because I was left with such a cliffhanger. Sarah Makela has just made my list of authors to pay attention to.
Posted March 10, 2014
***I was given this copy of Cold Moon Rising in exchange for my open and honest review ***
In Cold Moon Rising Sarah Makela brings us back into her world of paranormal romance, where anything can happen and surprises hide behind every door. This story introduces us to Kelly and Jacob, two college students who both have their own secrets, and their struggle to have a relationship together.
Kelly is a shy, innocent and slightly insecure woman who is head over heels in love with her best friend, and study partner Jacob. For ever a year Jacob had been the one consistent piece of Kelly’s life, he had been her rock and her sounding-board. Kelly fights an internal battle with her intense ever-growing feelings for Jacob. Not only is Jacob smart, funny, and handsome head over heels in love with Kelly, but he has an internal battle going on within his own mind and body; he’s a werewolf.
One night when a study session turned make-out session gets very hot and heavy between them Kelly (unsure about her readiness to take the next step in a physical relationship) freaks out and pushes Jacob away. This turns out to be just the first fight Kelly and Jacob will endure, as a case of mistaken identity lead to Kelly being kidnapped and Jacob as the only witness to this crime, as become her only hope of getting out alive. Kelly who was clueless about Jacob’s animal side existed, gets a crash course in the world of the things to go bump in the night and howl at the moon, when she’s bitten by a werewolf. Now Jacob faces a giant battle to try and get them both out of their unidentified nemesis’s hands.
Now Jacob’s soul goal has just become getting Kelly out and away from danger alive and by his side.
I give Cold Moon Rising a total of four and a half stars because of the ending. Unfortunately it’s very abrupt and doesn’t even have a clear cliff-hanger. It just ends.
I would recommend this book if you are looking for a good, fun, emotionally intense read and don’t mind an abrupt ending. So buckle up and join Jacob and Kelly in this action packed short story full of love, butt-kicking survival skills and intense attraction.
Posted March 7, 2014
I was given this book by the author Sarah Mäkelä for an honest review. This is a short novella in the Cry Wolf series.
Kelly and Jacob are in college and are study mates for a couple classes but 1 night Kelly is drugged and kidnapped by 2 men who think she is someone else. Jacob smells her scent and follows them to a place he thinks is a military compound as he is trying to figure out how to save her.
The ending was an abrupt stopping cliffhanger, I found this to be a little disheartening but I enjoyed reading this book. The characters and drama worked out very well in this book.
This book contains action, romance and a race against the moon phases. If you like your paranormal with action then you will like this and to get the whole feel of the series it is best to start with book 1.
Posted February 28, 2014
Cold Moon Rising (Cry Wolf 1.5)
by: Sarah Sarah Mäkelä
I was given a free copy for my honest review.
Ordinary college students(?), facing extraordinary odds against government scientists who want to make or breed the ultimate super soldier.
Kelly and Jacob face intimacy issues, kidnapping and caged imprisonment. They do everything in their power to love and protect each other at all costs.
"Passions flare when the cold moon rises..."
Read 'Cold Moon Rises' to learn how true this statement is. You're in for a nail biting read that will anchor you to your seat to the very end.
I'm looking forward to more books in the 'Cry Wolf' series.
Posted December 18, 2014
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