In the Light of the Moon

In the Light of the Moon

by A. L. Kessler


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ISBN-13: 9781490390987
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2013
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance and steampunk author residing in Colorado Springs. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales.

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In the Light of the Moon (DWC #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting world of shiftets, vampires, wolves and immortals. Unfortunately, this feels like second in a series. It's choppy, with too much back reference to how she came to be under Lucius, but not enough backstory about how her family became the last panthers here, why Jax is a rogue, whats with the governmental agencies, how Mae came to Lucius, who is after the stone, who harmed Tegan, etc. Character development of peripheral characters is minimal. We learn a little about how Tegan came to be with Lucius, but not much of their relationship, and relationship between her and Jax seems forced. Concepts and plot points had a lot of potential, but only two stars for choppy presentation and underdeveloped characters and relationships.
Othertimeotherplace More than 1 year ago
Another fun read from up and coming author A.L. Kessler, In the Light of the Moon tells the story of Jax and Kass, two shifters who find each other on accident but are kept apart by forces more powerful than themselves. A summer read that is sure to entertain :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good start,excited to see what happens nect
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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
This was a new and quite interesting world full of shifters of all types, vampires, and other things that I'm not even sure what they are yet.  Kassity is one of the few remaining panthers in North America - she's special, and she's caught up in a war working for Lucius.  At first I thought of Lucius as the bad guy, but once we get to know a few of the other characters better I realized he might actually be the good guy - just in a weird twisted way (which I love).  His relationship with Kassity, and his other "people" is a strange one and his controlling nature makes it hard to appreciate him at times. When Jaxon enters and inadvertently threatens Lucius's hold on Kassity and puts her in danger, all hell breaks loose.  He finds himself stuck in a place between sides and not quite sure who is telling him the truth.  What he is sure of, is that Kassity is his mate, and he proceeds to do everything in his power to make sure she stays safe. In the background, we have the story of a missing stone.  This might seem anti-climactic, but the stone turns out to be something very special - and Kassity's job is to find it.  There is a lot going on at times in this story, but it was written in a way that really keeps in engaged and invested in all the characters, not just Kassity and Jaxon.  It made me want to know more, especially about the mysterious Teagen. Now, I had a paper copy of the book on hand since this was my first experience with an audio book.  And since this was my first audio - I don't have anything to really compare it to (I think I also giggled through the first sex scene.  Hearing it read out loud brought out my inner adolescent..)   Because I read the book this way, I did notice just a couple of small little "oops" in the narration - nothing that takes anything away from the story.  The narrator did a fantastic job of catching the personalities of the characters in her voice.  My biggest fear before going in was that I would lose track of who was talking.  Not an issue at all.  Part way through I forgo the paper copy and began listening to the audio book while I walked at lunch.  It was a great escape and a good way to enjoy a book when I wasn't able to sit down and read.  I'm glad I gave the audio book a try (thank you A.L.) because I know exactly what I'll be doing the next time I'm on a long car ride - say to Mackinac Island for Indie Romance Convention next year. *The audio book was received free in exchange for an honest review* *The paper book was purchased from the author at Indie Romance Convention 2014*
WordForward More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the series.  Since this is the first book, the author starts to set up the story for the series and focuses on Kassidy and Jaxon, two shifters.  We start to learn about this battle and the various characters in the story.  We also start to find out about the different supernatural beings and how they relate to one another.  Because this is book one and everything is being set up in this story, there is a lot going on as the author tries to familiarize the reader with the characters and the impending battle.   As I mentioned, this story focuses on the newly formed relationship between Kassidy and Jaxon. We learn about Kassidy’s family, which tells us why Kassidy is currenly in Vampire territory working for the lead vampire.  It also gives us Jaxon’s background and how he came to meet Kassidy.  We get a brief introduction to a few secondary characters but are left with wanting to know more about them.  This books wraps up Kassidy and Jaxon’s part of the story nicely but ends with a cliffhanger related to the hints of a battle.
AnyTime_ReaderSF More than 1 year ago
I am giving this review for author A.L.Kessler. This is book 1 of the Dark War Chronicles series by the author. Kassity is on the run from her "family" and is caught by Licius. Now she must come to term what he is forcing her to do. Jax has been hired by Quinn to find his daughter but what Jax doesn't know can get Kassity killed.  This book was a very good read with the ups and down for the 2 main characters. I felt sorry for Kassity because of her situation and her relationship with Jax. The story line flow ran smooth from the start of the book to the finish. This is the start of a series by the author. If you like your paranormal romance with werepanthers and vampires then this is a must read book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A world of supernatural mixed creatures, each have a territory, a leader, or clan. Living in a human world were their existence is nothing more than myth Kassity, Jax, and Lucious are caught up in a war amongst their own. Kassity is a panther on the run from her clan who are hell bent on getting her back. Females of her clan are almost extinct because they aren’t allowed to have power. But Kassity isn’t just any shapeshifter, she is special. Jax comes from a different part of the world living by his skills of survival and being a mercenary to the highest bidder. The Black Moon Clan wants him to get Kassity back for them but there is a problem, Lucious. Lucious head vampire of his territory and Kassity protector. Jax becomes entangled in a web of lies and fights his way back to gain the trust of both Lucious and Kassity, his mate and love of his life. But all isn’t sunshine and roses. The world of the Supernaturals as well as the humans are threatened when a precious stone goes missing and must be found. It holds the fate of everyone inside of it. Lucious is determined to get it back and in safe hands where it can no longer be a threat to anyone. It is up to Kassity and Jax to accomplish this. This story had me from page one. I can’t wait to read book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love everything by this author.