Hunt the Moon

Hunt the Moon

by Kari Cole

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Who’d think to bring silver bullets to a wedding? When Isabelle “Izzy” Meyers arrives in Montana and discovers her human foster brother is marrying into the local werewolf pack, she wishes she’d brought an arsenal. Werewolves can’t be trusted, and Izzy should know…she is one.

Luke Wyland never planned on becoming an Alpha. He’s still navigating how to protect the pack from the rogue threat that’s been hunting in his territory, claiming his father as one of their victims. Yet the moment Luke lays eyes on Izzy, something primal takes root. Finding a mate who wants nothing to do with him is a complication he doesn’t need, but letting Izzy go isn’t an option.

After a childhood marred by shifter violence, Luke is everything Izzy was raised to hate. So then why does being with him feel so intensely right? With a thinning pack to defend, Luke knows what he has to do: embolden Izzy to unleash her true nature—or risk losing everything.

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This book is approximately 95,500 words

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Mackenzie Walton

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488099502
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 06/11/2018
Series: Mated by Fate , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 616,590
File size: 805 KB

About the Author

Kari Cole's action-packed paranormal romances have earned several awards, including the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart®, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and the Catherine. She lives in upstate New York with her college sweetheart, two way-too-smart-for-their-own-good sons, and a ridiculous labradoodle named for the bravest of Star Wars heroes, Artoo.

You can find her online at

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Hunt the Moon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Jclsmom More than 1 year ago
Hunt the Moon is a paranormal romance about a werewolf pack under siege, while the leader has met his luna and is attempting to make her his or "mine" as his wolf inside him would yell. Izzy grew up trying to suppress her wolf, never triggering her change or even eating meat to avoid it. Luke is the leader of his pack, recently installed when his father was murdered. Someone is attacking their pack and trying to gain control from Luke. Will Izzy realize her true feeling for Luke in time for them both to fight for the pack? I loved this book probably more than I should have! Anything about vampires, werewolves, or witches is my guilty pleasure and I truly enjoyed this read. Thrilling, page-turning and suspenseful, I couldn't put it down. For Twilight fans, you have just found your new series!
SuZ2Reader More than 1 year ago
I enjoy a good shifter romance with good world building, whether that setting be contemporary or fantasy. I also look for a sexy but plausible-feeling Hero and heroine. Hunt the Moon comes close. Luke is the arrogant alpha of his wolf-shifter pack, though his cockiness disguises his feelings of inadequacy. On the other hand, Isabel his mate, is a genuine plucky female with a horrific childhood that has scarred her mentally and physically. The plot combines two storylines, suspense set on top of romance. There are some incomplete plot points and jarring point-of-view shifts that hampered its quality.
BookishCreation More than 1 year ago
I Voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ok before we even get into this let me just say, oh my freaking god wow. I have never, and I mean never, liked a debut novel as much as I liked this one. Seriously, after reading this book, which only took me a few short days to get through, I went online to start my research on the author so I could do my review and was shocked when I couldn’t find any other books published with her name on it. I did however find out that Kari Cole’s book won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award in the Paranormal category in 2017. This book was amazing. I am thrilled to say that Hunt the Moon is the first book to be chosen to be in my top five for the year. Most of the books for this list will be chosen in November, but this debut novel took my breath away and has already earned its spot on that list. Congratulations Kari Cole. Now, lets get into the review. Wow, ok I love this heroine. She is exactly the kind of person I would want on my side. She is smart, kind, and so bad ass. The way she protects her family and friends is so heart warming. The way her character reacts to the situation she is presented with really hooked me from the start. Her past has her so on edge, but her instincts and training helps her reel those memories back in a way that, to me, makes her more than just bad ass and brave in the normal sense but also shows how emotionally strong and brave she is where it counts the most. Luke has to be one of the best alphas I have ever had the pleasure to read about. I am use to the alpha of a werewolf pack to be scary dominant, sending his pack running to a corner with their tails between their legs for stepping out of line, or taking what’s theirs like a caveman without too much thought past what their wolf is driving them to do. Luke’s heart and mannerisms however are so unexpected for someone in his position. He is the alpha but he really looks at his pack like family. His kindness and patients are just so perfect for Izzy. Luke just made my heart melt right along with Izzy’s. I think one of the best things about this book is how the characters grow and change together and how their relationship slowly helps them through the darkest parts of themselves. Izzy changes in both big and small ways that are all impactful and at times tear jerking. Loss and abuse are always bad and the scars from it usually run deep, but the uniqueness of her situation and the way it makes her view her life and herself is just devastating. While Luke’s past is no where near as dark, it is still very painful. I think I have to say the Luke’s views on himself and the way his internal struggles are presented really help reinforce how much of a wonderful man he is. I personally can always get behind a man who is strong but doesn’t let his strength and dominance do the leading for him. The way the love and romance these two have for each other changes them isn’t just swoon worthy it’s soul warming. Luke and Izzy really come together, challenge, and complete each other in every way that matters. The character restriction Barns & Noble has on reviews is more than not enough to do a detailed review for this book justice. Please find me on twitter @bookishcreation to find a link to my book review for Hunt the Moon on my book review blog. Hunt the Moon is the first book to be chosen for my top five books of 2018. Congratulations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually read paranormal books, they just aren't my thing. However, I loved this book! Hunt the Moon, takes a deep look at abuse, self loathing, and bigotry. I found muself crying at one point. It was a joy to watch Luke help Izzy come to terms with who she really is. I will definitely read the next installment by Kari Cole. I highly recommend reading Hunt the Moon.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
Despite the fact that I'm not that big of a fan of insta-love, I'm a ridiculous fan of werewolf romances. So, I was a little leery of reading the first book in a series named "Mated by Fate," but the blurb was irresistible. I'm so glad I did! This was an absolutely delightful read! Isabelle is ridiculously kickass, and I simply adored her. After their parents' death in a car crash, Izzy and her twin sister Bess stayed with their grandmother until they were eventually placed in the foster care system. Though she hasn't been great at keeping in touch, she's excited about being in her foster brother's wedding - until she finds out the new in-laws are werewolves. Izzy should know - she's one, too, though she's managed to hide it from her foster family. Her backstory is pretty tragic, so it's no surprise to find that she's terrified of werewolves, but her first thought is to protect her brother, Freddie, from them. This is probably what really set this book apart for me - Izzy is ex-military, and even when she's obviously scared out of her mind, she's thinking of how to protect others. She's not the only kickass woman - Freddie's fiancée, Rissa, is another - and it was nice to see someone who's able to hold her own. I thought her journey from "all werewolves are evil monsters" to "ok, maybe they're like regular people, just toothier" was well done and believable. “So. It’s a happy-happy shifter utopia around here. You’re all going around being mundane members of society. Got it. But?” He gave her a wry look. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to laugh or throttle her. “You’re kind of a wiseass.” “Just noticing that now?” I was initially put off by some of Luke's alpha posturing, but after Izzy put him in his place a few times, he shaped up. Luke's having a rough time as well, trying to pick up the pieces after becoming alpha unexpectedly when his father and several other pack members were murdered. Despite his best efforts, he's no closer to finding their killer, and he's having serious doubts about his ability to run the pack. So the last thing he needs is the added stress of a finding his mate - especially one who seems to have no idea how to be a werewolf and seems ready to kill all of them to protect her brother. I loved the immediate tension between them, but also that they took the time for at least the start of a relationship to develop before giving in to it too much. The pacing is a bit uneven, especially in the middle, and it did feel like the reader was dropped smack in the middle of things. The secondary plot - the mystery/thriller involving the murders - was fun, if a bit confusing. There's a lot of history with Luke's pack and how he became alpha, not to mention Izzy's brother's romance. I hope at some point Ms. Cole will go back and write a prequel for how Freddie and Rissa met. I still think the relationship between Luke and Izzy developed too fast, but at the same time I realize it's pretty par for the course for a fated-mates-type novel. There are a few loose ends left at the end of the book, but it sets the stage well for this being the start of a series. Overall, I really enjoyed this. If you like werewolf romances with kickass women and a decent thriller subplot, you'll love this book! I'm definitely looking forward to the next in the series!