Master of the Moon (Mageverse Series #2)

Master of the Moon (Mageverse Series #2)

by Angela Knight

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ISBN-13: 9780425203576
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Mageverse Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 603,756
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Angela Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of the Mageverse series and the Warlord series for Berkley Books. She has also written for Red Sage, Changeling Press, Loose Id and Ellora's Cave. Besides her novels, Angela’s publishing career includes a stint as a comic book writer and ten years as a newspaper reporter. Several of her stories won South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name. Angela lives in South Carolina with her husband, Michael, a polygraph examiner and hostage negotiator for the county's Sheriff's Office.

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Interviews

Heart to Heart Interview with Angela Knight

Heart to Heart: You've been a comic book writer and a newspaper writer. Are you able to use that past experience in some way in your writing now?

Angela Knight: Definitely. For one thing, my comic book editor, Dwight Zimmerman, taught me the nuts and bolts of character and plot construction. And in many ways, my action sequences still owe something to comics, in that they're intricate and longer than fight scenes in most romances. You'll see that in Master of the Moon, which features lots of sword fights and magical battles. My newspaper writing also had an impact on my work, because as a reporter I covered everything from town council meetings to murders. That gave me a solid knowledge of how crimes are investigated and how small towns operate. In Master of the Moon, my heroine, Diana London, is based on a real city manager I met while covering the town of Woodruff. In fact, the fictional Verdaville is a dead ringer for Woodruff, right down to the mill villages and tiny police force. The politicians of the real Woodruff aren't cynical and hapless like the ones in Verdaville, but I needed to take a little artistic license to make things tougher on my heroine.

HtoH: About that heroine….You've created an amazingly tough and sexy heroine who has a day job as a city manager and moonlights for the police department as a werewolf. When did you start thinking about this book -- and what were the challenges in writing it?

AK: Actually, I was inspired to write the book after I did a story on Woodruff's K-9 unit. I was very impressed with the dogs and their cop handlers and I started thinking: What if the dogs were werewolves? I loved that idea so much, I'm writing another book using it, featuring Diana's brother, Jim London.

HtoH: Some authors find it awkward to write sex scenes, but clearly you don't, and your readers love that. Do you have a working theory about writing erotic scenes?

AK: Love scenes must do just as much to advance the plot, the characterization, and the romance as every other scene in the book. They should not be something thrown in to titillate readers and satisfy an editor, because that makes them nothing more than porn, no matter how tasteful and well written they are.

HtoH: Clearly vampires and magical creatures intrigue you. Did you read Anne Rice as a teenager? Did you read a lot of fantasy as well? What other works inspired you?

AK: I discovered Interview with a Vampire in high school, and from then on I was hooked. I also fell in love with Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books, as well as Tonya Huff's Victoria Nelson series. I'm a big P. N. Elrod fan too; her vampire private eye series has always been one of my favorites.

HtoH: What new projects are you working on right now?

AK: I'm writing Master of Wolves, the sequel to Master of the Moon. Werewolf Jim London, investigating the murder of his best friend, steals a page from his sister's book and goes undercover as a police K-9. His partner is a beautiful sheriff's deputy with no idea that her German shepherd, Rambo, is actually a handsome hunk. Obviously, the fur will fly when she finds out the truth! (Sorry. I couldn't resist.) Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk to Heart to Heart readers!

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Master of the Moon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
caramia2 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it was very thrilling and with steamy romance. It was nice to know that it wasnt two people of the same race.
Amshar More than 1 year ago
I like erotica but this just wasn't as well balanced as I'd like. The plot was simple but acceptable but was clearly not enough to fill this many pages. The book could easily have been shorter and probably would have been improved by it as this many sex scenes simply gets repetitive. Diana was a bit crude and lacked charm to balance her character. I enjoyed the previous novel a bit more than this followup. My personal preference in fantasy is a few more rules and limitations on the use of magic. In this series, the vast scope of magical abilities makes it way too easy to find alternative options for the characters than the ones they choose.
jshillingford on LibraryThing 8 months ago
In the first novel of the Mageverse, we learned that the alien Merlin made King Arthur and his knights into vampires who must feed off the Magae (Guenevere and her ladies). In this installment, we learn he also created a failsafe in case Arthur and his band ever went rogue. The Direkind are werewolves bred to be able to take down vampires. But, they need love and hot sex too!
lalawe on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Continuing on details from the last Mageverse book, this continues King Llyr's story and introduces a Direkind (werewolf) town manager (and police officer) named Diana London. While I was initially disappointed that this wasn't about the Magekind, and even more disappointed because I hadn't particularly cared for Llyr in the previous book, I loved Diana.
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Faires, werewolves and vampire twits of my! This series just keep getting better and better, kudos Angela
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