Sunday, December 4, 2011

Onyx Moon (Prides of the Moon 4) by Ann Mayburn

Marcus Galin has searched the world for a very special kind of werepuma—a beta who has also been blessed by the Goddess as a shaman. His prayers are finally answered when Madame Eve of the 1Night Stand matchmaking service arranges for him to meet a man in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica that fits his requirements. Only problem: Marcus is terrified of magic and doesn't know if he can overcome his fear enough to open his heart to a stranger that his Pride and his heart desperately need.

Vashan Dulphin has spent all of his life as an outcast among his people. By a twist of fate and genetics at puberty, he became a werejaguar instead of a werepuma, much to his family and Pride's disgust. Since then he has lived in solitude among his people, tolerated only because of his power as both a beta and a shaman. Desperate for a chance to find a home where he will be loved, he calls on the aid of Madame Eve, who sends him Marcus.

Together the men will have to overcome their fear and self-doubt for a one-in-a-million chance at love.

Reviewer: Carolina Fruitfly
I'm giving Onyx Moon by Ann Mayburn 3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this short novella but would have liked more development between the love interests and I felt like the ending wasn't really complete, it would have been a lot better if some of the questions were answered and the bad guy was found. Also, there were many grammar mistakes, a lot of places extra words or the wrong word would be added in and I thought that could have easily been fixed with a good editor.

Besides these few things, I really enjoyed the story and liked that the author used pumas as the shifters. Normally for cat shifter books authors use the more popular lion or jaguar and I thought it was refreshing to see that a lot of the clans were pumas. I also loved the descriptions in this book, from how the characters looked, to the lush forest scenery around them. The author clearly has a beautiful way of describing things and she created an interesting world. I'd recommended this book for anyone looking for a short shifter story.

Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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