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"A Satisfying Read for Readers on the Run"

Once in a Blue Moon, wishes can come true. Blue Moon Magic is an anthology of fifteen short stories, with everything from selkies to vampires, and is the first in a two-volume set. Here's a brief description of each story.

"Belle of the Blue Moon Ball" by Dawn Thompson

Faery enchanting!

Lady Arabella Gilmartin and Nigel Reardon, Earl of Everton, were destined for each other but not getting very far--in fact, they hadn't even met. The faery Oberon and his friend Puck plan to steer the two toward the marriage altar and . . . well, let's just say things don't always go exactly as planned!

Dawn Thompson has penned two outstanding novels, and has now shown her talent in the short story format as well. I highly recommend this delightful Regency tale full of magic, humor, and hope, and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel by Ms. Thompson in Blue Moon

Enchantment. Awesome!

*****

"Where the Sea Meets Skye" By Erin E.M. Hatton

Sealed with a Kiss!

Celine Terreau, a Canadian marine biologist who just lost her boyfriend and her job, travels to the Isle of Skye off Scotland to study the seals. On the beach, she meets Ronan Morrison who takes her on an adventure she never would have dreamed.

Ms. Hatton skillfully weaves a romantic tale of loss and renewal. I'll definitely want to read more from this new author!

*****

"Angels in the Moonlight" By Diane Davis White

So her wings are a little tarnished around the edges . . .

We first met Sadie, the Shady Angel, in No Law Against Love (Highland Press) and now she and her mentor, Pricilla are back in this delightfully penned romp, Angels in the Moonlight. Mission: bring Nathan and Olivia together for a Happily Ever After. Obstacle: Nathan refuses to even look at Olivia because he's been hurt before, and she's so beautiful, he knows she could hurt him even worse.

Anything can happen when a Blue Moon and two angels team up with Mel Torme. This is a rollicking good read, right down to Sadie's red knickers. Ms. White has delivered another terrific story!

*****

"Under the Pale Moonlight By Katherine Smith

Slow passion burns the hottest . . .

Arthur Cameron is in love with Alicia McCray. The problem is, he has a deformed foot and she's the daughter of an earl. But Alicia has been in love with Arthur for years and has decided to make him admit his feelings for her. Can the Blue Moon heal Arthur's heart and make him accept Alicia's love?

Ms. Smith has written a charming historical story with a heart-stopping hero and a determined heroine.

*****

"Ember's Desire" By Meagan Hatfield

A runaway witch and a displaced god . . .

All Ember wants to do is run away from Wychwood and her mother's coven, but her spell summons Balder from Hell, and Loki, too. Balder and Loki are sworn to kill one another. How can a witch who has never gotten the first thing right, protect the man she loves from the man he hates?

Meagan Hatfield weaves a mythological tale worthy of the gods--their fierceness and passion. An awesome read!

*****

"Spellbound" By Aysel Arwen

An exquisitely touching tale of passion . . .

Bereft and orphaned, Emma MacPherson is trying to regain her footing in life, when she loses the only thing that matters to her-her mother's wedding ring. In the shadow of the Blue Moon an incredibly handsome Scotsman happens along, finds the ring, and wheedles his way into Emma's heart. Who is this mysterious Alexander Grant?

With the magic of Loch Ness and faeries, Ms. Arwen spins an enchanting yarn.

*****

"Enchantment By the Sea" By M. J. Sager

Sparks under the Blue Moon . . .

Clara Barnes has a job to do-investigate Grayson Everett's resort for the Montana Monthly. Having been burned in the past by an ill- timed love affair, Clara isn't about to let smooth-talking Gray steal her heart and ruin her career. Again. Can Gray put together the shards of her broken heart and win her love?

Ms. Sager entertains us with a sensual story from the heart.

*****

"Suddenly You" By Jaquelin Lorin

Who is Mr. G?

Celine Chauvin, a portrait restoration artist, has been working on a painting the others dubbed "Mr. G." She's enthralled by him to the point her friends are worried. But never would anyone have ever dreamed that Celine would be swept back in time-and off her feet by Rhys Butler. Who knows what a Blue Moon can do?

Ms. Lorin pens a sweet, yet passionate story of two souls who were meant to be together.

*****

"Blue Moon and the Warrior By Lee Roland

Enchanted on the carousel of love . . .

Allison gives her heart to Cahir, a warrior, in an enchanted carnival. Time doesn't diminish her love for him, and no man can measure up. Until Richard Fallon. Will Allison have the courage to jump on the carousel with Richard?

I thoroughly enjoyed Allison's journey from emptiness, to finding out what love really is, then losing it, and then . . . Ms. Roland has written an enthralling story with well-drawn characters.

*****

"Midsummer Magic" By Kristi Ahlers

Captured by Blue Moon Magic . . .

Betrothed to a man she didn't respect or like, Meredith escapes for a moment of respite and a moonlight swim. Ah, but it's the Blue Moon so she closes her eyes and wishes for a daring knight on a mighty steed to rescue her. Laird Kieran Fraser is on his way home from increasing his livestock herd, but what he really wants is a lass to fill his heart with joy. Find out what happens with Kieran stops at the lake to water his stock. Will the Blue Moon work it's magic?

Kristi Ahlers pens a tale that will warm your heart with this Scotsman and his English lass.

*****

"Secret of the Blue Moon" By Billie Warren Chai

A reunion of passion . . .

Dr. Zoey Blackstone can sew up a gut-shot man in the ER, but can't heal her own wounded heart. Jake Runningbear lost Zoey, his one true love, twelve years earlier. Can two halves of a soul be reunited under the Blue Moon?

Ms. Chai's characters are fully developed and the tension is palpable.

*****

"The Darkness and the Dreams" By Kimberly Ivey

Paloma Delatorre lost her true love, Robert, to a drunk driver. As a hospital volunteer, she reads comatose man, David Hopkins. She has a strong connection with David but doesn't understand it. Still, when a long-lost relative decides to pull the plug on his life support, Paloma and Grandma Bikini save the day. Can Paloma find her true love again?

Ms. Ivey has written and engaging story--poignant, yet humorous.

*****

"The Healer" By Leanne Burroughs

Bewitching!

We fell in love with Agnes and Warwick in HIGHLAND WISHES, and finally we get to read their story. Agnes, the healer, lives in a hut in the woods. Warwick is a warrior for Grant Drummond. Can two lonely people, kept alone by circumstances not of their making, fill each other's hearts with happiness?

Ms. Burroughs has outdone herself with this story of an older couple's journey to true love. Tender, touching, and passionate, The Healer will captivate you until the very last word-and then you'll want more!

*****

"In the Space of a Heartbeat" By Keelia Greer

Trevor Kerrin makes Malania Knight's fangs quiver with pleasure, and that's dangerous because her mission (from Central Galaxy Intelligence Authority) is to protect Trevor and his work at Life Blood Corporation no matter what the cost. When she's called on to exterminate Zelik, their arch enemy, will justice conquer evil? Will love conquer all?

Keelia Greer pens a gripping tale of action, adventure, and love!

*****

"Rider in the Storm" By DeborahAnne MacGillivray

Ciara MacIain has mourned her fiancé, Derek, for seven long years. Roark Fraser Devlin has looked for his memories and the woman he loved for those same seven years. Can the Blue Moon's magic help two souls unite and find the happiness they both deserve?

DeborahAnne MacGillivray has written a story of true love and passion, of longing and loyalty. This tale will stay with you long after you've closed the book!

*****

Blue Moon Magic is especially good of you're a reader on the run and don't have time to read a whole book, but want the satisfaction of a romance story. Most of the stories have paranormal elements. Overall, a satisfying read.

Reviewed by Jacquie Rogers - Copyright © 2006
Author of "When Mules Rush In" From the BLUE MOON ENCHANTMENT anthology (Highland Press) - June 2006

Courtesy Jacquie Rogers, authur
Posted July 23, 2006

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 18, 2006

SUMMARY

**2006 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST NOVELLA / SHORT STORY ROMANCE (RIDER IN THE STORM by DEBORAH MACGILLIVRAY)**

Blue Moon Magic from Highland Press offers fifteen writers worldwide, many from the No Law Against Love anthology, with enchanting romance tales of what happens when a wish is made on a Blue Moon. Presented as two volumes--Blue Moon Enchantment is the second book--these tales are from all periods, every genre, and showcase award-winning romance writers of today and stars of tomorrow. Highland Press Authors: Dawn Thompson, Leanne Burroughs, DeborahAnne MacGillivray, Kristi Ahlers, Aysel Arwen, Billie Warren Chai, Meagan Hatfield, Erin Hatton, Jaquelin Lorin, Lee Roland, M.J. Sager, Katherine Smith, Diane Davis White, Keelia Greer, Kimberly Ivey Wuttke

 

Blue Moon Magic
by Aysel Arwen, Authors Various, Deborah MacGillivray, Leanne Burroughs, Dawn Thompson

Highland Press
May 1, 2006
Available: May 1, 2006
ISBN #0974624942
EAN #9780974624945
312 pages
Paperback
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