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Posted March 2, 2014
'I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'
Book: Moonlight ( Immortalis # 4.5 )
Author: Katie Salidas
Length: 98 Pages
Genre: Paranormal, Shifters, Paranormal Romance
My Rating: 3.5 Hearts
Fallon is in love with an Alpha Werewolf named Aiden. Aiden is being pressured to take a Werewolf mate. Fallon is human so in order to be Aiden's mate she must make the change. She is not so sure that she wants to do that yet. She likes being a human. She doesn't want to be all furry. There are many werewolves that are against her. One wants to be Aiden's mate or any Alpha's ate for that matter. Another wants to be Alpha so he wants Aiden out of the way. Even Aiden's own family members are starting to turn against him. What's a girl to do? Become a wolf to keep her man or walk a way and leave him behind.
This seems like time to go visit her best friend who is a Vampire. While there she talks to her friends boyfriend and another Vampire. They all help her realize what is truly important to her.
I liked the book but I did not like it as much as the other books in the series. I think that there was a lot of brutality in this book. And what could be considered an almost attempt at domestic violence. The process to turn into a werewolf in this series is definitely different then any other book I have read. It is unique for sure and it is a good book. It really is all in how you interpret things. I do recommend reading but you do want to read this series in order so you can see how Fallon and Aiden met. Read it with an open mind and not with the idea in your head of how you think werewolves should be. I do look forward to reading more books by this author.
'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'
This novella in the Immortalis series is a fast and intriguing paranormal read with action and romance.
The position of Alpha of the Olde Town Pack demands that Aiden choose a wolf mate or leave the pack forever. Fallon is Aiden’s human mate and must make the life decision to change or leave Aiden forever. The pressure is building and they are being challenged from all sides.
There is never a dull moment in this intriguing fast paced plot with romance, challenges and emotional drama to keep the reader entertained to the very end. The author paints vivid pictures of the story that capture the imagination and make it feel as the reader is part of the story. She relates the pressure and emotional turmoil that the heroine must endure with an intensity that has the reader wanting to help her out.
The author has created an enchanting paranormal story with strong compelling characters that are easily related to and leave the reader wanting to know more. The attraction between Aiden and Fallon leap off the pages and the sex scenes sizzle with passion as the couple try to make things work out.
I have not had the pleasure of reading the previous books in this series, but I am definitely going to remedy that.
Posted November 4, 2013
Fallon is a great, feisty and likeable character, and I am not surprised that Katie Salidas decided to give her her own novella, which also means the reader has an insider view of the wolf community.
I am not sure that I would recommend Moonlight be read as a stand-alone as within the story Katie Salidas includes certain details about the Immortalis series back-story which if I had not read the books, I would be confused by.
Aiden and Fallon are a solid, but sexual couple and Katie Salidas has fun with the passionate scenes between them. However, I did feel that Fallon's choice to become a wolf and her ultimate decision was predictable, although the inclusion of Diana and Micah made the story more exciting.
I feel Katie Salidas could have broken from the werewolf mould slightly in Moonlight but otherwise this is an enjoyable inclusion to the series.
Posted February 2, 2013
Amazing!!! I received this book for an honest review
From the first page I was hooked. It had action, romance, and suspense.....it is outstanding!
Fallon is a human who happened to fall in love with a werewolf named Aiden. But Aiden is not just any werewolf; he is the Alpha, the current leader of the Olde Town Pack. Fallon wants to be with Aiden no matter what but it's more complicated than most people think. In order to stay with Aiden Fallon will have to make the ultimate change.....she will have to change her species. Not only does she have to worry about the change and staying with Aiden, she also has a problem with earning the loyalty and respect of the pack, especially with the females. Conflicted with what she wants and what other's tell her she needs to do, Fallon will have to make a choice that will change her future forever.
When I first saw this book I thought it looked very interesting and it is something I would enjoy reading. I was really happy when I started reading it and found that I loved it!! The plot was really unique and fun to read. I've read a lot of werewolf books before but this novella goes beyond that, the characters Aiden and Fallon were such amazing characters. Aiden was strong, passionate, witty, and an outstanding leader. Let's not forget his awesome mate Fallon. I loved Fallon character immediately, she was easy to relate to and a very brave person. I found myself looking at how much of the book I had left to read and wishing that it would magically slow down because it was that awesome of a story. After I read this story I looked up the author to see if she had another story about Fallon and Aiden and was pleasantly surprised that this story was a companion novella for Salidas' Immortalis Series. I was excited that the author had other books I could read and I intend to buy some of her books now!! Katie Salidas is an amazing author, I am definitely a fan of her writing now. If you are looking for a gripping, exciting, action and romance filled book you should read this. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Posted January 20, 2013
I received an ARC of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is a companion novella for Salidas’ Immortalis Series. While they do talk a little of what has happened in the 4 books in the series you do not need to have read them to follow and enjoy this. The story centres around Fallon and Aiden, Aiden is to become the Alpha of his pack, but he can’t do that without a werewolf Alpha female as his mate. Which brings us to the problem of Fallon, she is 100% human and unsure whether she wants to change that despite her feelings for Aiden.
This book grabbed me from the first page. By chapter 2 I realised there were books in a series before this, so I put the kindle down and sulked while I tried to find if this was a standalone or not since I haven’t read the rest of this series. A quick check online and I was back in business; that book was going to be read. And read I did. I know it’s a novella, but I devoured this book in 2 short sittings (only because I had to do the motherly thing and collect my daughter from school) and now I am left hungry for more.
Posted November 14, 2012
Moonlight by Katie Salidas
This review was originally posted on Big Al's Books and Pals review blog on November 6, 2012
This book is a companion novella to Salidas’ Immortalis series that I have not read yet, but I feel this could stand on it own. The author did a good job developing the characters early on; I understood the importance of the choices that had to be made. Fallon is a strong likeable human who doesn’t like to be told what to do, this is a quality she has working for her. Aiden was born a wolf and is the son of the fallen Alpha. The weight on his shoulders is great but he refuses to pressure Fallon into making a decision. I think this speaks a lot to his character. The author doesn’t waste any time setting the scene and developing the tension that the whole wolf pack is feeling, that there is a potential war brewing. Everyone’s nerves are on edge and alliances are forming behind closed doors.
The story is told through Fallon’s eyes, so we get to intimately know what she is thinking. When the pressure gets to be too much she thinks it might just be better for her to leave Aiden behind. She runs to her vampire friend Alyssa and her maker Lysander. This is where reading the Immortalis books first would have given more insight, but we are given enough to understand they are allies with the wolf pack, there was a common enemy they joined together to overcome. The plot moves fast and Fallon’s actions are understandable. There are politics, bigotry, bloody battles, steamy sex scenes, and humor all rolled into this novella. The only thing I felt was missing in this story was a little foreplay; I know they are werewolves with animal instincts and all that, but I missed the foreplay. *blush* I think if you enjoy Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series or Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series you will enjoy this story. Now, I need to go catch up on the Immortalis books. And I am hoping that there is more foreplay with her vampires. Geez, I’ve said too much, haven’t I?
FYI: This book contains adult language and situations.
Format/Typo Issues: No significant issues.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
Posted October 25, 2012
If you have read Katie's Immortalis series you will love this story. If you haven't read it you will still enjoy it so know worries. Fallon tries to find her place as Aiden's human mate but that is hard to do when she is human and he is a werewolf. The pack wants a strong female were to be at his side and Fallon just doesn't fit the bill. She is unsure if she wants to make the change and become a were but she knows she doesn't want to lose Aiden. Aiden and Fallon have some tough choices to make and things could get ugly.
I really enjoyed reading this story. Fallon tries to make up her mind about whether she wants to be a were or lose Aiden. Got to say as yummy as he is I think I would have jumped all over the chance. Aiden has to fend off other pack members who want him and his human out. Even his family seems to turn on him. Fallon is facing a bunch of evil she weres who try their best to take her out so they can have a shot at Aiden. I love the hotness between Aiden and Fallon they sure can steam things up. I also love the action when Fallon teaches the women who is top dog so to speak. If your wanting a steamy paranormal read that leaves you wanting more and more pick this up. Katie Salidas is an amazing writer and you really should read her books. They are so great once you start reading you don't put them down.
I became a fan of Katie's when I read and reviewed her first book in the Immortalis series. I was so impressed by her work, I did whatever I could to help her not only to promote her book but to let the world know what a wonderful, talented author she was. She is not only a great author, she is a great person and friend as well. I have felt privileged to take this journey with her as she continues to write and entertain the literary world.
Moonlight is a Immortalis Series Companion Novella that carries as much creativity and depth as the ones that came before it. The story continues with Lysander, Alyssa, Aiden and Fallon. Moonlight tells more the story of Aiden and Fallon. Aiden is a wolf and wants to be the leader of his pack as the Alpha male and he wants Fallon to be his mate. In order to do this, she must go through, what was to endure a savage, painful ritual. Little did any of them know, a very dangerous, deadly enemy will be the one to take this ritual away from them, not to change her but to kill her.
Sit back and let Moonlight draw you into the world of loyalty, friendship, heartache, jealousy, and forever love. Katie once again has created a world where the reader can get lost in the magical world of the Immortalis!
I give Moonlight a five star rating!
Nora Chipley Barteau
Posted October 7, 2012
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