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Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1)
     

Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1)

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by Sunny
 

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A smoldering debut novel.

From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different?but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty entered her life.

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A smoldering debut novel.

From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different?but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty entered her life.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Readers who love Laurell K. Hamilton are sure to enjoy this strong, sexy paranormal introducing Mona Lisa and the people of the Monère. These non-humans are the exiled children of the moon, dependent on various warring Queens, whom they serve and mate with in exchange for prolonging their lives.

We first meet Lisa as a lonely ER nurse in Manhattan, a perpetual outsider with unusual healing powers. She is strangely drawn to Gryphon, the wounded patient in Bed 8; and her healing powers confirm to him that she is part Monère and the first Mixed Blood Queen. Their flight from the hospital kicks off Mona Lisa's introduction to her real life and a new world full of enemies. There is the race to find the antidote that is poisoning Grphyon, the discovery and rescue of a long-lost brother, and the saving of her other protector, Amber, through sexual healing. This promises to be a great series to follow. Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Once readers get past the silly premise of Sunny's sizzling debut-a humanoid race called the Mon re came to Earth from the moon 4,000 years ago-they'll find much to like in this intrigue-filled erotic paranormal. The "children of the moon" are ruled by "Queens," rare females whose ability to pull down the moon's rays allows them to heal rapidly and live 300 years. Gorgeous, shape-changing males protect, serve and have sex with the often ruthless Queens, who sometimes cruelly abuse them. After treating one of these males, Gryphon, at Manhattan's St. Vincent's Hospital one night, 21-year-old ER nurse Lisa discovers she's not only a part-human Mon re herself but also the first "Mixed Blood" Queen, Mona Lisa. Her human blood makes her impervious to sunlight and silver-the banes of the Mon re-and her latent powers pose a threat to the nastier Queens, who want to destroy her. Mona Lisa shares many traits with Laurell K. Hamilton's heroines, including having lots of hot sex for good causes, but mercifully without their kvetching and self-doubt. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440624506
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Monere Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
282,775
File size:
350 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sunny is a former physician and the wife of novelist Da Chen. She with her family.

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Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 250 reviews.
Xedra77 More than 1 year ago
Well, I'm not ashamed to tell you that I love this story. Sunny runs the story lone book to book with only hours passing for the characters from one book to the next. FYI, you have to read the short stories as well to get the whole story. That being said, it's such an enthralling story, make sure you have plenty of time to read through all the books one after the other - you'll want to. Now, on to what must be said; a warning . . . the characters are promiscuous and definitely sexually uninhibited. Whether or not their actions are a good surprise or a bad surprise depends on what you, the reader, brings to the table . . . or comfy armchair, since we're talking about books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately there's only so much character and plot developing you can do in 243 pages. I thought the characters were one dimensional and and the story was rushed. It's one thing to read a book and think, "this is just bad." I finished this and was left wondering what could of been. Feeling not that it was bad, but that it could have been so much better.
scrumptiousgemini More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, it was catchy from beginning to end... started with the lady not knowing who she was and then truly being awakened... I thought the multiple lovers were a plus, each was different and she was not having sex with the folks just for the heck of it... she was "healing" them... you know, like Marvin Gaye sung about... :)
mary_j More than 1 year ago
it was a good read and it made me want to read the rest of the series! i cant say that it is my favorite book but i would reccomend it to my friends! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books
SamanthaP More than 1 year ago
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. I love finding a paranormal series that is refreshingly different. Mona Lisa is an ER Nurse in Manhattan that feels alone in the world. She meets a creature during one of her shifts that changes her life and helps her to understand why she has been different all of her life. She is not only another species, but a born Queen of that species (kinda like a queen bee) that is meant to rule. This story was absolutely amazing. Filled with action, heart break, and loyalty that is so intense. Mona Lisa is a strong female that grows into an amazing inspiring leader. She faces many challenges and protects those she cares for with intense fierceness and love. I can't recommend this book enough to lovers of the paranormal. Or to anyone that appreciates a strong female, hot yummy shape shifters, and a wild ride. This book is a keeper and a re-reader.
debsdj More than 1 year ago
At first I was really pleased with how fast the book was moving. Then the tedium set in. It seemed like I was reading a watered down version of Laurell K Hamilton's Merry Gentry series. I suspect a lot of the character base is derived from that series, but there wasn't enough originality to make them able to stand on their own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have rated this story better if it were more focused. The characters make up for the aimless, meandering plot. The story was entertaining and easy to read but I couldn't help the feeling that Mona Lisa was just a sticky ball rolling along aimlessly and gathering people as she went. The story and its protagonist seemed to lack a goal. There is little suspense in wondering about the characters' futures since its apparent the characters have no clue what they'll do next and are simply reacting to events.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book I didn't know if I was going to like it when I first started reading it but it got really good half way threw
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