Ties To The Blood Moon

Ties To The Blood Moon

by Robin P. Waldrop

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Genevieve Labreck, is a teenage girl who moves to her aunt's home in Alaska just before the death of her mom.
Soon after her arrival, Genevieve learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are, in fact, a big part of her history.
When it all gets to be too much, she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.

This is a Young Adult paranormal/fantasy romance with mild language and mild sexual situations recommended for readers in grade 9 and up

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032858751
Publisher: Robin P. Waldrop
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Blood Moon , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 784,902
File size: 755 KB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Robin hails from Miami, but lives in Alabama with best friend, business partner, and husband John. She is a mother of five, grandmother of five, and owner of a variety of different animals. She's recently stepped down from the family business, and is now a full time author. Still a newbie to the writing world, Robin originally wrote edgy Suspense/Thrillers, until about a year ago when she wrote the first novel in her YA/Paranormal Fantasy series, TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON, which quickly became an Amazon best seller. She has since released the second novel in the series, SHADOW OF THE BLOOD MOON, and is currently writing the third novel, which has an expected release date of february 25, 2013. Robin loves hearing from fans, and other authors, too.

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Ties To The Blood Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
CassayC More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. I liked the mythology that was used it dragged me into the story and I wanted to know how it all ended. It does have a Twilight feel to it with vampires and werewolves but if you get over that it’s a really good story with its own uniqueness. Gen was kind of a brat. When she didn’t get her way she threw a hissy fit and everyone let her get away with it. That drove me a bit crazy about her character but I’ll give her some slack because she just lost her mother. I wasn’t sure who was trustworthy and who I should be watching out for. I was completely surprised but the ending. Overall, I really enjoyed Ties to the Blood Moon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But do be aware despite what the previous reveiwer says, this is a Twilight knock off--It's the girl/vamp/wolf triangle again. In all fairness there are some unique plot ideas but nothing the author takes to the level of being bold. Like heroine driven by some serious logic and less by expected emotional drivel. It's the same old teenage angst of "Oh I must save so and so from harm, I can't just sit here!" Seriously? Always the over the top non-thinking always jumping into the fire and thinking about it later, as in much later--heroine. Come on, give teenagers a little more credit than that, they aren't that stupid. Do note, the author borrows heavily from Twilight, Vampire Diaries and the Underworld movie series. This is book is pretty much so a retread, but it's still makes for an easy read. Great first effort, just needs a little more oomph.
ldosch More than 1 year ago
This is one of those stories you need to stick with. The first overwhelming thought when you start the story will be the “this is a cheap Twilight knockoff,” as I am sure any werewolf/vampire/new girl love triangle will now face from here on out. I had some issues with the characters, beside the “twilight” flashbacks, including the picnic that William takes Gen to in the meadow full of flowers…(hmmm, I’ve been here before…) The great love with William was really quick. Her friend Luna was hugging her one moment and then yelling at her or giving dirty looks the next. (I think they have pills for that.) There was also a part where they were waylaid on their adventure and were brought to a house where the gentlemen and his friends draw guns on Gen and her friends, and then seemed surprised when they turn into werewolves. There was never any real explanation of what these guys wanted if it wasn’t about distracting the werewolves from their quest. Let me more with a "what was that about" feeling? Especially considering the werewolves were supposed to be protecting her and she’s the only one going “something’s not right here,” and they’re going “no worries.” So I did make a lot of noises and groaning when I started, but not enough to stop reading. As I kept reading the story did get better and as I moved pasted my feeling of twilight flashbacks and started to get into the story, I was truly enjoying it. Enough to be pissed off when the story ended I was left with a preview of book 2. There is no information yet as to when book 2 will be released. I gave it four stars because after a rocky start, it did pick up and it is not a bad first novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like it kind took to long to start to get good but wen it did it did!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love love it! A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gen and Luna were both bipolar and Gen was such a crybaba I could not even finish she literaly cried every day
Maryanne99 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book . The whole princess not knowing who she really was different and the fact she was raised away from everything. Nice I don't feel the Twlight thing I seen in some of the reviews as I started mine. Totally different. She has a responsibility to the tribe she is suppose to lead, and she wants to save Mom, not fair that someone is working against her the entire time. Gen. Has a lot to deal with and it does get overwhelming , hell just being a teen is awlful, now she's a princess of the Adlet Wolfs and she is to take the throne and then rule. She not even out of High school. I am so looking forward to the next book which I do have and Will read next. I think that everyone should give this book a chance it is a great a story.
Naty-Bookworm-Rose More than 1 year ago
Excellent Paranormal Romance book!  Date I started it: 12/22 Date I finished it: 12/23 Genre: Paranormal/ Paranormal Romance / Young Adult Overall: Excellent book, great historical background.  Stars: 5 out of 5 I was given this book by the author in exchange of an honest review.  Ties to the Blood Moon it's the first book in the Blood Moon Series. It's a book full of intrigue, suspense, romance, werewolves, vampires and hybrids, if you like paranormal romance novels you'll love this one! It's very well written and despite being another young adult paranormal romance it has originality, I loved the historical background about the Alaskan folklore, how Gen was part of it without even know it, and how all the paranormal stuff was explained, it was everything well detailed and the characters were great. Gen was a very strong female heroine, despite being really young she kicks as***! Luna it's another of my favorites characters, she took Gen under her wing and together they started a strong friendship really quickly, and thanks to that they were able to overcome a lot of obstacles in their way. William was such a mistery at first, but so lovable anyway that I always was #TeamWilliam even when it seemed all bad. Luna's brothers were lovable as well but I must admit that I have a thing with Vampires and I'll always prefer them instead of werewolves! One of the things I loved about this book it's that the story has so many twists that you don't see what's coming next, that was what made the plot so interesting and entertaining, because you keep getting surprised until the end of the book. It was an excellent book, I loved it, once I started I couldn't stop reading it and I'll recommend it to anyone I know who likes Paranormal Novels because it was great.  I'm really looking forward to read the next one and know what will happen with Gen and William.
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Amber_Elise More than 1 year ago
Okay I'm going to keep this review short and sweet. This book was not for me. Genevieve's mom dies in a mysterious fire and lands her in Alaska. Immediately, she meets handsome William who is off limits. Even though another girl seems to have claimed William, Genevieve can't help her growing attraction. She learns of the lycans and their supposed princess. Although she believe none of it to be true. everyone seems certain that she is the lycan princess. Genevieve was not a likable characer, which made this book hard to digest. Even if I don't like a character, I have to be able to understand where he or she is coming from-I didn't get that in this book. Genevieve is a brat. She yells when she doesn't get her way and is extremely disrespectful to her aunt. Also she makes AWFUL choices. But that's another story. I found the story hard to get through as well. So we go to Alaska and learn that there is a family of werewolves looking for their princess, not only that but there is a vampire. Oh and I'm pretty sure that there are hints of a love triangle. Been there. Done that. If you are a fan of Twilight, I say go for it but this book was not for me. This book had its moments and even a twist that I did not foresee, but that did not make up for the rest of the novel.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: I snatched this book up on Amazon when Robin had it available for free. It took a bit to get to it, but I wanted to read book #2 before Robin's Event with LITERAL ADDICTION so I settled in with both of them. Ties to the Blood Moon was a very Twilightesque YA, but different enough to warrant its own opinions, and with enough intrigue to keep my interest and make me want to keep reading. I actually found myself chuckling several chapters in because I actually thought I wouldn't be able to get into it - being YA and all - but I found myself needing to know what would happen next. :) Robin builds a very captivating world full of myth and history and drops it all into a picturesque Alaska setting revolving around the 3 main supe groups - the Adlet wolves, the Lycan wolves and the Blood Drinkers - in the form of some well developed characters that stick with you. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and while I expected the angst and the love triangle (it is a YA after all!) it wasn't too over the top. There were many twists and turns throughout the storyline (I won't go into details because I don't do spoilers), but they were very enjoyable and Robin threw me for a major loop with the ending, and leaves us with quite the cliff-hanger (an EXCELLENT way to make readers want the next installment ASAP). I'm excited to see where the series goes. LITERAL ADDICTION gives Ties to the Blood Moon 4 Skulls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was free? I would of paid for it, it was really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is just no ignoring the popular fiction being referenced/ripped off in this book. I also thought it could use some serious time with a good editor. That being said: There were some great original elements to this book. I wanted to stop reading before the end of the book, but kept being pulled back in. By the end of the book I definitely think it was worth reading & will be on the look out for more books by this author.
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Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
Will be reading this book again! I loved it. As soon as I started reading Ties To The Blood Moon, I did not want to put it down. At times I did find that it shared some of the same elements as Twilight with the vampire and the werewolf falling in love with the same girl but that is to be expected, also with the picnic in the meadow of flowers. But Robin made her own characters and their personality different, and unique. That this book is quite different than Twilight. I do wish that when Genevieve first transformed into a wolf that the author would have went into detail of how she looked exactly, the color of her fur, eyes. I kind of had to think about how she would look. Then when she transformed again at the end into a "new" form there was still not any description or detail on how she looked. Now this book has suspense, and action though out the entire book, and I LOVED that it kept you turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. I do have to say the author had me with William everything was building up to what the author put into the story. I thought I had it figured out and bam I was so wrong. This is one paranormal book that I see myself reading again especially when the second book comes out which I hope is soon. At the end the author gives us a little teaser and it just makes you want more. Genevieve is a normal teenager that is until her mother is killed. Genevieve then has to go and live with her Aunt Bev in Alaska, where at first everything seems normal but soon after things start to become different for her. Her Aunt Bev starts acting really weird and Genevieve can sense it, then she gets news that she is something more than your average seventeen year old teenager. While finding out all sorts of new things about herself and the people that are around her she starts getting feelings for one guy and soon feelings for another surfaces. Genevieve has a destiny to fulfill, and while she is fulfilling it she has gotten stronger and more skilled in fighting. She is willing to put herself in danger rather than her friends and hates when they don't listen to her. If you love the paranormal, suspense, love triangles, action then I really recommend you pick this ebook up. Another great perk to this book is that it is over 600 pages long.
Just-Julie10 More than 1 year ago
I was asked by the author Robin yesterday if I would consider reading/reviewing Tes to the Blood Moon and the 2 follow-up books. I read the synopsis, and also some of the reviews already posted and to be quite honest (and I was honest with Robin) I really didn't want to delve back into yet another Vampire/Werewolf book. I am so burnt out on this genre that my fingers still smoke. However, I saw the cover and, well look at it. It is a very appealing cover so I told her that as I had no reading plans for Sunday (Well it was the home opener for the Houston Texans) I would start it to see if I got a feel for it. Now keep in mind I had Edward and Bella trying to burst out of my brain (some reviews had likened it to a certain sparkly vampire) I was pleasantly surprised by the way the story unfolded. Gen, our heroine has gone to live in Alaska with her Aunt Beth after the sudden, shocking death of her mother. She is 17, moody, angry and at times explosively unlikable. Sounds pretty much like an average 17-year-old to me! I liked that she wasn't the quirky, popular princess type, it gave her an edge. There are strange things going on with Gen, she is having weird nightmares and constantly feels like she is being watched. She is, Luna's brothers Jacob, James and the delicious Joseph are but also is the other newcomer to town William....he turns her upside herself every time she is near him. She goes to a bonfire one Friday night when everything starts to get even weirder. Her school councilor who also happens to be a Shamen predicts that the Princess of the Adlet Werewolves was there among them, she was destined to take the throne and would bring peace between the Lycans, the Packs and the blood suckers. Then it gets crazy, anyone who thinks this book is just another Twilight really needs to re-read that book. What I liked most about this book was the not being able to guess what was coming next,there were twists and turns so much I thought I'd get dizzy. I liked William, hated William, then liked him again. The story is very well thought out, it has a great pace, it has somewhat of a love triangle (Was I the only one rooting for Joseph?) but most of all it flowed well enough for me to read it all in one day (ish). What else worked for me Gen didn't step into her destiny without fighting it, pushing against it or questioning everything about why her? Was the book perfect? No, it had some issues with regards to repetition, especially when the characters spoke to each other and I was constantly being told they said it without anger. But that is all minor, the story had an edge to it that I liked. I also loved the Alaskan setting, and the fact it had none of the usual vampire hates werewolf/werewolf wants to eat vampire in it. If you do like the Vampire genre you will love this book. Am I over my vampire/werewolf burn out? No, but this book helped me see they are still some twists to them. I am looking forward to finding the time to read the 2nd book Shadow of the Blood Moon.....