"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
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
"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
Ms. Hatton skillfully weaves a romantic tale of loss and
renewal. I'll definitely want to read more from this new
"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
"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
Ms. Smith has written a charming historical story with a
heart-stopping hero and a determined heroine.
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!
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
"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
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
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
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
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
"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
Ms. Ivey has written and engaging story--poignant, yet
By Leanne Burroughs
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
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
"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) -
Courtesy Jacquie Rogers,
Posted July 23, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 18, 2006