Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell Series #1)

Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell Series #1)

by Jenn Bennett

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Overview

Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell Series #1) by Jenn Bennett

Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451620542
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Series: Arcadia Bell Series , #1
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 120,313
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jenn Bennett is an award-winning visual artist. She is also the author of Kindling the Moon, Summoning the Night, Leashing the Tempest, and Binding the Shadows, the other works in her critically acclaimed series featuring irresistible heroine Arcadia Bell. She lives near Atlanta with her husband and two pugs.

What People are Saying About This

Kelly Meding

“Debut author Jenn Bennett takes the familiar ideas of magic, demons, and mythology, and she gives us something sexy, fun, and genuinely unique in Kindling the Moon. Arcadia Bell is a sassy, whip-smart addition to the growing pantheon of urban fantasy heroines, and Bennett an author to watch!”

Ann Aguirre

Kindling the Moon rocks like AC/DC on Saturday night. This book has it all: great writing, action, romance, a strong heroine, a unique hero, and the best teenager ever. I can’t wait for the next one.”

Karen Chance

“A great off-beat debut novel with a likeable heroine and a fun, original storyline.”

Anya Bast

Kindling the Moon engaged me from page one. I loved it! I immediately adored the heroine, Arcadia Bell. This book is packed from cover to cover with unpredictable twists, heart-pounding action, and heated sexual tension.

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Kindling the Moon: An Arcadia Bell Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
pdubz More than 1 year ago
Originally posted as "Spaz Reviews" at Wicked Lil Pixie dot com. I will start out with saying I was smitten with this book right from the beginning. Ms. Bennett does a wonderful job with creating a unique twist on demons and how they are identified by one another. Each Earthbound demon, and anything else preternatural, has a halo around their heads, which helps each other to identify the other with a diffused colorful cloud. The humans are deemed "savages", slang for humans who don't believe in anything paranormal, which I really got a kick out of. The AErthyric demons that are usually the scarier ones that are safely tucked away on another plane can be summoned by talented magicians, with the proper rituals and seals. I enjoyed this world and mythology building and was sucked right in to it. Arcadia "Cady" is a really cool heroine. She is strong without being the tough-talking over-the-top badass. She has sublime powers in magic and she uses a caduceus, not swords and guns. Hello COOL! I love sword and gun toting heroines, don't get me wrong, but this was just such a nice change of pace. Everything from her really cool colored hair, to her unique magical abilities, to her modesty over her powers is completely refreshing and charming. {Arcadia was also the name of a favorite pop group of mine formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, and my 80s Pop Culture Whore self had to point that out!!} *swoon* But I digress. for all these reasons above, she instantly became a favorite heroine for me. Even though Cady had one or two dum-dum moments where I felt like she should have seen something coming, they were forgivable because of the overall nature of her character. What I loved the most about her was that she was very honest with herself over her faults. This is huge for me. There is nothing I can't stand more than a heroine who is oblivious of her own issues, thus belching said issues all over everyone else, and in some cases blaming them for it. There was no self-pity in Cady's way of life, she just wanted to do what was right, for her parents. and particularly for Lon and Jupe. Which next leads me to the hero, Lon. Holy cannoli did I melt over Lon. He is mysterious, aloof, intense, and yet so much more than he initially appears to be. He is finally someone that Cady can share her secrets with and he respects them and treasures them in a way someone (Cady!) deserves. What I loved the most about him and this story was that Lon helped Cady for no other hidden motive aside from initially admitting he wanted to get in to her pants. There was no ultimate betrayal on his part, which often happens nowadays in UF series. And even when he overreacted about something, and made my heart go "owwwwwwchieeeee" for Cady, he called himself on it and corrected it. This was a fantastic debut to a new series I am very excited over, and a must-read for all lovers of Urban Fantasy, with such a compelling and believable romance. I was left dying to know what happens to the characters after I grew so very fond of them all. Everyone: look out for this author, she's someone to sit up and take notice of! Waiting for the next book in the series, Summoning the Night, is going to be agony!
suzatm07 More than 1 year ago
Where I can't really say I couldn't put this book down (I did several times) - it still kept my interest. It was different and I hope she continues with these characters. I really enjoyed the interaction she had with Lon and Jupe. I would recommend this book and author.
jlm548 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this urban fantasy. It has the right amount of action, suspense, romance and comedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the right amount of drama, romance, humor, and betrayal this book grabs you from the begining and dosnt let go. Jenn Bennett gives you great charecters and a story that is entertaining. A new twist on magic Kindling The Moon is just the right book for readers having a hard time sifting through the masses of Urban Fantasy books out there.
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Cute but its a bit short.
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Slow start, but completely engaging once Lon and his son enter the picture. Original worldbuilding. Great characters that feel very real. One of my fav new UF series.
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AdrianneM More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book. While the ending could have been better motivated, Bennett has a delightful sense of humor, does a great job with her characters and setting, and she keeps the story moving.