Moonshadow

Moonshadow

Her past is a blank, her future uncertain…. Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces. He has given his body and soul to fight for his people…....

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Title:Moonshadow
Author:Thea Harrison
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:335 pages

Moonshadow Reviews

  • Katie Reus
    Nov 16, 2016

    LOVE this book! Love, love, love. The chemistry between Sophie and Nik was off the charts. <3

  • Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
    Dec 18, 2016

    4.5 Old Timey Foot Stars

    I am a huge fan of Thea Harrison's Elder Races series and so far I've gobbled up all the books like candy (except the last full length one, which I'll remedy very soon). She is a master of world building and making a landscape appear in your mind. Add to that her sassy way of writing and I'm a goner.

    Sophie, who is a witch consultant for the LAPD, is still recovering from gunshot wounds she received when a po

    4.5 Old Timey Foot Stars

    I am a huge fan of Thea Harrison's Elder Races series and so far I've gobbled up all the books like candy (except the last full length one, which I'll remedy very soon). She is a master of world building and making a landscape appear in your mind. Add to that her sassy way of writing and I'm a goner.

    Sophie, who is a witch consultant for the LAPD, is still recovering from gunshot wounds she received when a police operation went awry. When a stranger contacts her with an offer nobody could refuse she jumps at the chance: An inaccessible house in the UK plus the entailed land and a significant annuity will belong to her if she can gain access to said house.

    Nikolas Sevigny's loyalty to his men is unshakable. Of the hundred he had only nine are left, the stranded Daoine Sidhe knights of the Dark Court. Cut off from his homeland he fights with every fiber to help bringing down the Queen of the Light Court and her trusted man Morgan.

    Sophie and Nik meet under less than ideal circumstances. Two weeks prior while doing a reading she saw a vision of Nik attacking her. Only it didn't seem like a vision. It's only natural that now, being in the UK, her defenses are up and her distrust for this beautiful man is firmly in place. She is drawn into a war that isn't hers. With the house. that is almost like a fortress, she has a lot to offer to Nik and his men and he is ruthless enough to take it if helps his mission.

    You know those heroes, the ones that are hard to love in the beginning...but when you start loving them, you go all in? Yep, Nikolas is one of those. He was such an asshat in the beginning, I wanted to slap him into next week. The enlightenment came quickly though. He is a couple of hundred years old and in the last decades his sole focus was on getting himself and his men home. There was no room for niceties. Of course he bristles and gets his boxers in a twist when he meets this beautiful witch who keeps mouthing off at him.

    Nik is everything you expect in an alpha male: overbearing, sometimes rude, commandeering, controlling, rough. But also loyal and gentle and caring.

    Sophie is a woman with her own mind and she has no compunctions letting Nik know that he can shove his orders where the sun doesn't shine. She has a temper but once she and Nik get close you find her more often reigning it in and picking her battles. She has a protective side to her that makes Nik go batty because, dammit, he is the one giving orders! Sophie is also a crafty and creative witch, she's brave and kind and I loved how she took care of Robin, the puck.

    Their bickering is hilarious and you get the feeling that they only argue to make up again with mind-blowing sex. Speaking of, Thea Harrison is known for some steamy scenes (I'll never forget Dragos' mating heat) so you can definitely expect major sexual tension throughout the book.

    One thing I need to mention are the several inaccuracies I've encountered. I was surprised there were so many because a good editor and proofreader should have caught on and gotten rid of them. Only to name a few:

    - Silver is not a hard metal - in fact it is extremely soft

    - the daughter of an Earl is never a countess, only the wife is.

    - there were several mix ups with English and American terms. The heroine being American kept saying supper and crisps, the hero said ass although he had spent a long time in the UK.

    With that being said, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story which was tremendous and I can't wait to continue this series. This was an extremely well done introduction to this new story arc in the world of the Elder Races and I am really giddily awaiting Gawain's story.

  • Elizabeth Hunter
    Dec 13, 2016

    So when one of your favorite authors emails you and asks if you'd possibly have time to read and blurb her new book, and you're like "okay, that's cool, I'd be happy to do that" but inside you're basically

    So when one of your favorite authors emails you and asks if you'd possibly have time to read and blurb her new book, and you're like "okay, that's cool, I'd be happy to do that" but inside you're basically

    OF COURSE THEY KNOW BETTER THAN TO FALL IN LOVE. Of course they do.

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Dec 26, 2016

    Moonshadow

    Moonshadow #1

    Thea Harrison

    December 13, 2016

    No

    I've gotten woefully behind in reading Thea Harrison's books.

    , book one in the Elder Races, was one of my

    favorite PNR/fantasy books. EVER. Not only did I fall in love with the humor and snark from her characte

    Moonshadow

    Moonshadow #1

    Thea Harrison

    December 13, 2016

    No

    I've gotten woefully behind in reading Thea Harrison's books.

    , book one in the Elder Races, was one of my

    favorite PNR/fantasy books. EVER. Not only did I fall in love with the humor and snark from her characters, her world building is absolutely top notch. The details put into the people, culture, magic, and the intricate web of how they all interconnect are rich and precise. These key ingredients make her writing surpass the ordinary and reach extraordinary. Moonshadow reminded me all over again what I love about her writing and will be rectifying my lapse in continuing the Elder Races.

    As a witch consultant for the LAPD, Sophie has had to be tough to survive the things she's seen and experienced. She's the type of heroine I really go for: a strong, independent woman who doesn't take nonsense from anyone. Her sarcastic, self-depreciating personality had me laughing on more than one occasion and her unpredictability left me guessing what she would say or do next. She wasn't afraid of any person or situation she came across. Rather than from danger, she jumped in front of it and gave it the middle finger. (Much to the eternal chagrin of Nikolas)

    When she gets an unusual offer she can't refuse, she jumps on a plane and heads to the UK to try to slip through centuries worth of magic. She gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. A huge monstrosity of a house that repels people from entering and transported past inhabitants in strange and usual ways becomes the promise for an entire race of people. And she is the key to unlocking it. The simple vacation that she took on a whim turns into a desperate race to return a group of dwindling soldiers back to their home.

    Sophie meets Nikolas shortly after arriving and right from the start they clash and butt heads. It was without a doubt NOT love at first sight, more like love to hate you at first sight. A bad first impression, and Nik's lack of sensitivity leaves her itching to put him in his place. And every time she ruffled this stoic man's feathers I couldn't help but laugh. She was exactly what he needed.

    She seemed to be a magnet for trouble with no knowledge of what she was getting herself into. She was exasperating, stubborn, and prickly. But as much as she frustrated him, there was no denying her bravery. She was a fighter, and he respected that.

    A reluctant partnership was formed and slowly she began to see pieces of what was hidden under his gruff exterior. He's not the easiest to love at first, but by the end he had completely won me over. He showed a lot of growth in character and I loved seeing not only his transformation, but theirs as a couple. The humor kept me highly entertained, and the plot was unique and engrossing.

    My only not giving this a full five stars was that there were some simple inconsistencies in the book that could have easily been corrected. But in no way did they detract from my enjoyment of the overall story.

    If you haven't read anything by Thea Harrison yet, now is your chance to get in on her brand new series. I was highly impressed by this first offering and will be continuing on with the following installments without a doubt.

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  • Claire Robinson
    Dec 13, 2016

    4.5 -

    Stars!

    To say that I was impressed with this book would be an understatement. Thea Harrison, is a new author for me, and

    gave me everything I am looking for in a story from this genre.

    The author set the scene extremely well, and being the start of the

    series there were introductions aplenty through the first few chapters, I think it highlights the quality of the writing and storytelling in that I wasn’t confused at any point about who everyone was.

    4.5 -

    Stars!

    To say that I was impressed with this book would be an understatement. Thea Harrison, is a new author for me, and

    gave me everything I am looking for in a story from this genre.

    The author set the scene extremely well, and being the start of the

    series there were introductions aplenty through the first few chapters, I think it highlights the quality of the writing and storytelling in that I wasn’t confused at any point about who everyone was.

    I loved Sophie and Nikolas together, the former a partial Djinn her magic and knowledge offers something up to the

    and his small band of Brothers that are left on Earth that is sorely needed, an opportunity to travel back to their own realm

    to bring back to Earth more warriors and supplies in an effort to defeat the

    As I said I haven’t read anything by this author before, but the imagination, colour and depth of development that she gave this story just kept me gripped to its pages right up to its end, I just hope that the release of the next novel in the series;

    is in early rather than latter summer 2017, because I literally cannot wait to get my hands on it.

    Nic and Sophie together were a force to be reckoned with, this is a couple that literally look to have a disagreement just so they can spend time making up with each other, Nic is old school chivalry, commandeering, controlling and when he tells you to do something he expects it to be done. Sophie a woman of modern day is all about making her own decisions, and not being told what to do, so the rub between them caused some really great friction burns in regards to the verbal sparring, and sexy times as the book progressed.

    This series I think is essentially going to be a battle of good versus Evil, I am sure as it develops there will be triumphs as well as losses, I am not sure whether the author will continue the series from this couples point of view, or bring new and/or secondary characters to the fore with each installment, but I know I am looking forward to seeing how things develop as the story-line progresses. Its safe to say that

    is most definitely just the beginning of what I expect to be an absolutely outstanding series, and I cannot wait.

    ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.

  • Beth
    Dec 12, 2016

    If you love the Thea Harrison’s Elder Race series than you are going to flip over this spin off Moonshadow series.

    Sophie Ross, a LAPD magical consultant, is taking some time off while she recuperates from gunshot wounds. She is approached by a renowned Elder races doctor with a proposal. If Sophie can access her family’s abandoned home in the U.K. then she will get it, the property and a

    If you love the Thea Harrison’s Elder Race series than you are going to flip over this spin off Moonshadow series.

    Sophie Ross, a LAPD magical consultant, is taking some time off while she recuperates from gunshot wounds. She is approached by a renowned Elder races doctor with a proposal. If Sophie can access her family’s abandoned home in the U.K. then she will get it, the property and a large trust to maintain the lands. All she has to do is take a picture, proof, of her making it across the threshold and or entering the house. It’s a win, win for Sophie so she jumps on a plane and heads to the U.K.

    Nikolas is a warrior leader for the dark elves. Him and his fellow warriors have been shut off from his home land for 100’s of year. Isabeau, the Queen of the Light Court, and Morgan, her sorcerer have been killing off the dark elves one by one and have been very successful at it. Nikolas will do whatever it takes to get back to his own world, even use Sophie and her abilities to gain the upper hand.

    Harrison masterfully draws you into the battle between the Light and Dark elves as well as hooks you on all the characters that come into play. Explosive sexual chemistry, a strong plot, amazing new characters and a totally new continent,

    is going to be another must read, pre-order series.

    I received this ARC copy of

    from Teddy Harrison LLC in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication December 13, 2016.

    My Rating: 5 stars

    Written by: Thea Harrison

    Series: Moonshadow

    Sequenc in Series: Book 1

    Paperback: 498 pages

    Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC

    Publication Date: December 13, 2016

    ISBN-10: 0997120185

    ISBN-13: 978-0997120189

    Genre: Romantic Urban Fantasy

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    Dec 12, 2016
  • Paige  Bookdragon
    Jan 04, 2017

    ABSOLUTELY EPIC.

    This is

    ABSOLUTELY EPIC.

    This is my second favorite book after Dragon Bound and let me make this clear.

    is like a cinnamon bun sprinkled with unicorn's dust and a dragon's badassery. It's hard to top that. But

    is like a box of glazed donut dipped with some kickass spicy rainbow sprinkles . I don't even know what the heck is that but

    is

    This book is still set on the Elder Races world and thank you

    for doing that. I love how this book is still familiar enough that I get nostalgic while reading it and at the same time, there's a "newness" to it that makes the story and the series interesting.

    If the Elder Races series is set on US, the Moonshadow series is set on UK. Which means new hotties, new baddies and new types of creatures will be introduced to us soon.

    When it comes to the MCs, Sophie and Nikolas is fun to read. Nikolas is a very interesting type of Elder Race and he is a bit autocratic, very loyal and very yummy. I also want to cheer Sophie for not being a pushover and "Thank you for asking, asshole" is the best response I've read so far when it comes to handling domineering men.

    I won't spoil much but if you have read

    , a certain character who I found interesting (I was hoping this character would get a story of their own) has an important role in this book. I also love the possibility that the evil bitch in this story would connect the Elder Race and Moonshadow series in the future

  • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    Jan 12, 2017

    ➦So I've read this to scratch my paranormal itch. Yep. Apparently that's a thing for me now. Well, consider it scratched!

    ➦Sophie, our heroine, knows a bunch of magic spells. Some runes. Or something. Sorry, people, this book was 4 books ago for me. #badtimemanagement

    ➦Anyways. What's interesting, is that Sophie doesn't come off as a badass in the magic department. But she's sassy and doesn't take shit from anyone. And her spells keep her safe. IF ONLY SHE COULD HAVE A GUN TOO.

    ➦She travels to U.

    ➦So I've read this to scratch my paranormal itch. Yep. Apparently that's a thing for me now. Well, consider it scratched!

    ➦Sophie, our heroine, knows a bunch of magic spells. Some runes. Or something. Sorry, people, this book was 4 books ago for me. #badtimemanagement

    ➦Anyways. What's interesting, is that Sophie doesn't come off as a badass in the magic department. But she's sassy and doesn't take shit from anyone. And her spells keep her safe. IF ONLY SHE COULD HAVE A GUN TOO.

    ➦She travels to U.K. to some house in hopes of opening it up. Because apparently nobody else has been able to for ages. And they've tried, those clueless bastards.

    ➦See, if Sophie does get inside this house she will be given the title to it and she likes the money. Who doesn't?

    ➦But once Sophie gets to the countryside her car breaks down, her cell phone dies and a whole bunch of other weird things start happening. And then she runs into Nikolas at the bar, where he goes completely asshole alpha on her. And HE, by the way, IS A BADASS.

    ➦No worries, Sophie isn't intimidated. And it appears that they have met before, telepathically, or some shit. So she's all like

    ➦And so Nikolas starts stalking her because this woman has other stuff besides pussy to offer :D She might know a spell or two that can help Nikolas in the war his fighting against something something. May be he'll help her get into the house? Read the book, people :)

  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    Jan 27, 2017

    3/5; 3 stars; B

    I liked this book but I didn't rate it higher than three stars because it didn't wow me or intrigue me.

    Thea Harrison writes a good solid PNR story and I will continue reading this trilogy as well as the Elder Races books. However, I am starting to hear that little voice in the back of my head saying 'wrap up this series'.