Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tour & Contest: Captured by Moonlight

Captured by Moonlight
Author: Nancy Gideon
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Pocket
Available from Amazon

Summary: A mysterious death begins a dangerous chain of events, forcing choices that mean no turning back as Max's past catches up to him. Driven by instincts he can't control, Max fights the need to claim his human mate. How can he protect her when she's not safe with him? She's strong enough to keep his secrets, but can she survive the test of his love?

Captured by Moonlight is the third in a new paranormal romance series by Nancy Gideon. The first two were released earlier in the summer but I'm jumping on her shifter bandwagon for the first time. Sometimes a series, or a stand alone book, will build up to a man and woman becoming a couple. The chase is the basis for the book, and afterwards we only get tidbits of the relationship. No so with Charlotte and Max, the main characters in Captured by Moonlight. They are both independent, stubborn and they share tortured pasts that almost killed them. Charlotte and Max need each other, but it's not an easy road, especially since she is a police detective and he runs a clan of shape shifters. Add in a couple of mysterious deaths and an alpha who can't control his bonding instincts and you've got trouble.

I loved Captured by Moonlight. At first glance you might think it's a steamy paranormal romance, and well, you'd be right. However, the story has an edge to it, a darkness that takes it beyond a romance and brings into play suspense and mystery. To keep it from getting too dark the author has given us characters who banter with the best of them. Sarcastic and witty banter between the two main characters, and many of the side characters, added a cool element to the book. It's a fast paced read that had me staying up until 3:30 a.m. because I had lost track of time while reading.

The author has announced on her website that there will be three more books in the series. I'm so glad her publishers knows a good thing when they see it because the books can only get better with these fascinating and passionate characters.

You can learn more about the author and her books on her website here:

The publisher has graciously allowed me to give away one paperback copy of Captured by Moonlight. This is a good one folks, so don't miss out! Simply answer my questions below to enter the giveaway.

Do you like your mysteries and thrillers with a little bit of romance? Or do you like to keep them separate?

The contest will end August 1st, 2010.



Robin K said...

I most definitely love a little romance with my thrill. Pure horror stories do not hold my interest as well. Though I loved them before I started reading paranormal and found out what I was missing. :)

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Sullivan McPig said...

I like my stories multilayered so yes: I like a little romance added to my mysteries and thrillers.

(please add me if this is international)

Donna said...

I love to have romance mixed in with the mysteries and thrillers. I don't have to have it but I find I tend to like those stories a lot more. How much romance is mixed in, just depends on the story and the amount fits the plot.

debbie said...

I don't mind a little romance. It makes the characters seem more human.

Martha Lawson said...

Definitely want the romance! Doesn't have to real detailed just in there!!

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stacey said...

I love them with a little or alot of Romance.

Linda Henderson said...

I can read a book with no romance in it, but I definitely prefer my books to have some romance in them.

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Sharon S. said...

everything is better with a little romance! . CBM sounds right down my alley.
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Giada M said...

I love mysteries and romance mixed together! Thank you for this giveaway! Please enter me only if it is international.

Giada M.

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dor said...

I love to have romance mixed in. Thanks for the giveaway.

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

I am a romance fanatic. I love when "love" is mixed into a storyline!=)


Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Btw, I love the review. You utilized key words I love to read in a review: steamy, mystery, banter, etc.

I would enjoy reading this one!

donnas said...

I love them with a little bit of romance. Really can add some twists to the story and make it more exciting.

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance!

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mariska said...

Absolutely !! There's no Great Mysteries and thrillers without A touch of romance on them.

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Anonymous said...

I like some romance, but not if it takes focus away from the plot.

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throuthehaze said...

I pretty much always love a little bit of romance in everything I read.

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booklover0226 said...

I do like romance with mysteries and thrillers. I enjoy the mixture.

Tracey D
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