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Monday, October 5, 2015

Book Review: Autumn Moon (Celtic Wolves Book 3) by Jan DeLima + giveaway

Autumn Moon (Celtic Wolves Book 3)
by Jan DeLima
Publisher: Ace
ISBN: 9780425266229
September 29, 2015
For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities. Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever.

Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes. Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…

Prequel for Autumn Moon:
First chapter for Autumn Moon:

Cormack is a shifter born in a wolf body called a Bleid. His friend for centuries, Elen, sets him free and now he can shift to human form and still able to call his wolf. Cormack needs to learn how to walk, talk, and completely change his way of seeing the world. He becomes a guard and when Elen’s oldest brother, Dylan, asks him to guard her. Elen's powers are growing stronger and the evil leader of the Guardians (original shapeshifters able to shift), Pendaran, wants her powers and plans to capture her.

Elan is a shifter who cannot shift, but can use nature magic (air, fire, water and earth) taught to her by a pixie, Mrs. Hafwen, to further that magic. She lives in her own cottage apart from her brothers’ homes, aiding others with her healing skills. But men from the nearby village fear her magical gifts. But Cormack, now a man, desires and cares for her. And Elen realizes that she cares and desires him. There is romantic tension between the two of them, but no getting the prize until the midway point of the book. Meanwhile Pendaran determined to have her, or I should say her powers, is doing something devious to get his goal.

Though I have not read the first two books, this book is standalone enough to not get lost. Maybe a bit in the mythology, but not in the story and the romance. Thanks to it, I plan to get the first two. If you love mythology, Celts, and most of all, werewolves, all with romance thrown in, then Autumn Moon will seal the deal for you.

Review: Summer Moon (Celtic Wolves #2)

I give Autumn Moon 4 stars

Pamela K. Kinney

Excerpt from Autumn Moon 
Too wired to sleep, Elen opened the wine and poured a glass, sipping quietly as she walked over to the bed. Cormack slept above the coverlet and on his back, with one arm raised over his head, while the other rested by his side. His hair was still damp from his shower, and he wore jeans but no shirt, as if he’d just rested his head and sleep claimed him first. 

His chest rose and fell with even breaths. She was not one to marvel over physical attributes, but this was Cormack, and his body was meant for pleasure, like a goddess had molded him for her personal divine gratification. His frame was large, and toned, with wide shoulders and a firm chest that tapered down to his hips. His hardened stomach would provide the perfect friction were she to ride him just like this. 

And as that image flooded her mind, another, more wicked one, followed. It was greedy, and selfish, but all her niceness had been used up for the day. He looked peaceful, and innocent, but the man was practically immortal after all. Their kind did not die from lack of sleep. They might go mad, of course, but that took a few weeks. And had he not said, do with me as you will? 

She needed to touch him. That was all. Well, no, she wanted more, but for now that would do. Taking a sip of her wine, she gently set the glass on an end table by the bed, and gave into temptation. Starting by his heart, she brushed lightly across his chest, tracing down the indent between, and lingering on the valleys and curves of his muscles. Flattening her hand over his stomach, she felt the soft hair that began just above the waistband of his jeans and disappeared below. She had never seen him in this restful state, at least not in his human form, and took in her ravenous fill. 

Her hand lingered over the button of his jeans. She swallowed, wanting… Oh, how she wanted. It burned like molten earth, fed by a need that had been denied for too long.  Even now she felt her body moisten and swell just from imagining what waited beyond that closure, and how it would feel inside her. 

Or how it would taste. 

She thumbed the button. A quick flick was all it would take. 

A sound made her jolt, an intake of breath perhaps, followed by a sudden rise under her hands. She snapped her eyes to his face. 

Cormack was awake. 

And watching her. 

A fire raged within his cerulean gaze. “Kill me now if you stop, Elen, because then I’ll know I’m well and truly cursed and I cannot be tortured anymore.”

About the Author:
Jan DeLima is the author of the Celtic Wolves novels, including Summer Moon and Celtic Moon. She lives in Maine with her husband and their two sons. Unlike many authors, Jan didn’t pen stories at an early age, but she has always been a dedicated reader. It wasn’t until after her children entered school that she began writing. Raised in a military family, she lived in different countries such as Thailand and Germany, but home base has always been Maine.

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  1. I still love shifters and have for many a year!

    1. I'm a shifter person at heart too. Something about a man that can growl ;)

  2. I love the cover! It sounds like a great read!

  3. Yayyyyyy! Sifters ((rock))!thanks!

  4. WOW! Great prize package! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love mythology, Celts and werewolves so this is definitely my kind of book! And an awesome giveaway

  6. Your cover is beautiful and the book sounds very good.

  7. You are a new author for me and I cant wait to read your book sounds great