September 26, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Moonlight by Tim O'Rourke

Series: The Moon Trilogy 1
Format: Digital (from Tim)
Excerpt here
Release Date: September 22, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon
When eighteen-year-old Winter McCall is offered a chance to leave her life of poverty behind on the streets of London, she moves to a remote part of the South West of England. Here she takes up the job as housekeeper to the young and handsome, yet mysterious, Thaddeus Blake.

Warned that he has some curious habits, Winter soon realises that not all is as it firsts appears at the remote mansion where she now lives and works.

Blind to the real danger that she is in, Winter finds herself becoming attracted to Thaddeus, and with nowhere and no one to run to, she slowly succumbs to his strange requests. But none of them are as strange as asking Winter to stand each night in the moonlight.
Finally a werewolf series! It's about time, Tim! And THANK YOU for acknowledging Talk Supe in this book, twice now we owe you for the free advertising space.

I loved MOONLIGHT and it's nothing like any of Tim's heart-pounding and mind boggling series like Kiera Hudson for example. MOONLIGHT is calm, mysterious, creepy and dare I say romantic? A big part of the story tells us how the rich, handsome and enigmatic Thaddeus Blake wooed Winter McCall while casting a shroud of mystery regarding the former's identity throughout the story.

From the get-go we know that Thaddeus has a bigger motive for asking Winter to work for him and as we're eventually let in to their lives, red flags started going up with regards to who Thaddeus really is. He prefers the night, relishes his anonymity, and he's just too mysterious for his own good. Side by side this eccentric lifestyle is a series of deaths done by either a vicious animal or a bunch of cannibals. So for the greater part of the story I was a little suspicious about Thaddeus' goody-goody character. Classic Tim, nothing is what seemed to be and though I was sort of expecting the ultimate outcome, I still love the twist he made to the story
"Come out here and stand in the moonlight," he said.
"Because it will be a full moon tonight," he half-smiled. "And you will look so beautiful in its light."
MOONLIGHT's Lycanthrope myth reminded me of Underworld and just like the movie, it was heartbreaking but not as violent... yet. I loved the blood and guts that Tim never fails to incorporate in his stories. I think I'm starting to develop an appetite for such bloody and graphic violence (scary!), I never thought I'd enjoy cannibalism this much. I'm still reserved as far as Thaddeus is concerned, he's gorgeous but I want to know more about the guy. As for Winter, I can only imagine how shocked she must be, the world as she knows it came to an end which makes book 2 very interesting.

The most special part for me was the character named after Michelle! My lovely friend and my very own Tim O'Rourke inside chick, is a character in this book. I love your flowing blue hair and your healthy appetite for rare and bloody meat girl, talk about T-bone steaks!

Anyway, if you love werewolves and unbridled gore, start reading Tim's books and MOONLIGHT is a good place to start.

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  1. Thank you so much for a fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading and reviewing! I adore this genre and it would be such a privalige to be able to read something truly origonal and new & tell others about it. x

    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk
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    1. It's OK, good luck and thanks for stopping by :)

  2. *Licks the blood from my lips* I'm kinda liking the blue hair I'm workin' too, hehe!

    Our Thad is still a bit of a mystery but a gorgeous one at that:)

    I love the tone of this book as it is different to Tim's other works. No smart mouth guy, an eccentric and mysterious lad with odd requests * waggles eyebrows*

    Awesome review Miss B!!! I am very intrigued to see where Tim takes us with Thad and Winter:D


    1. It's very zen. Thad is like an old school gentleman, well-mannered, educated and soft spoken albeit eccentric. I'm now waiting for Dead Statues.

  3. We are on the same page Miss B:)

    Ahhh yes the statues!!!


  4. Very beautiful review, thank you for the chance!

  5. I'm glad its a great read. I know what you mean about the attraction to violence. Sometimes I in the mood for it too.

    thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  6. Great review!!! Sounds like such a good and yummy read! Love me some 'unbridled gore'!

  7. Great review, Braine :) I haven't read a good werewolf series in a while. *sigh* So, I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one! I loooove underworld! So, I'm sure I'll love this series :) Again, great review <3 and thanks for the giveaway :)



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