by Sherrill Quinn

January 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7582-3187-1
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Trade Paperback

As an investigator for the Pima County (AZ) Attorney’s office, Taite Gibson has had her share of problems but could it get any worse? Yep! She has a stalker after her, which creeps her out and a werewolf after her, which terrifies her. But whoever heard of a werewolf in Arizona? She’s sure of what she saw but how to convince her friend, Declan? It didn’t take much after the werewolf attacked Declan’s car as Taite and he were leaving a party. After giving it some thought, Declan hopes that his good friend, horror novelist Ryder Merrick, can give them some insight into the subject of werewolves and maybe get Taite out of town for a few days.

Ryder Merrick lives on a small island that’s part of the Isles of Scilly with only his Man Friday, Cobb, as company for a very good reason. Cobb has been with his family for years and knows all the secrets. Ryder does not want Declan and Taite to visit and he told Declan before he and Taite showed up on Ryder’s doorstep. Things are about to get very interesting

Daring the Moon by Sherrill Quinn is a good paranormal book, with few surprises. I had the “villain” pegged way back in the beginning of the book. Taite, Declan and Ryder are all kick-ass characters and I loved Cobb! Taite has never been one to back down from a fight but this werewolf sent her straight to Ryder for help. The one thing that bothered me was the small amount of emotion or “feelings” in the book. While much was written about fear, anger, lust and love, very little came through. I wanted to “feel” Taite’s fear and confusion about the werewolf, Ryder and Declan’s fear for Taite but I didn’t get that opportunity. While the bad guy was truly shudder-worthy, I’m more interested in “Mr. Big Bad Guy”, the one we haven’t met yet. I do hope Ms. Quinn is working on a sequel to Daring the Moon.

Reviewed in February 2009 by PamL.

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