|Posted by Clarrissa Lee Moon on June 16, 2011 at 5:13 AM|
Let me tell you folks something: I’m a pretty fast reader. I mean, Evelyn Wood speed-reading fast when I want to be. Yep, I can turn the page with the best of them (or, in this digital age, push the button like a fiend), but this new book I loaded into the Kindle…well, if it had been paper, I’d have friction burns.
Nightwolves Coalition. Yep, that’s the name. Not the greatest title ever conceived, but great things often are hidden by the most modest of trappings. Ms. Clarrissa Lee Moon was kind enough to send an ARC and I decided that I needed a new indie book to review, so synchronicity worked for me this time.
Nightwolves is the story of Catrina and her involvement in the U.S. Military and the saving of the world. That’s it.
What? You want more? Sheesh, aren’t you demanding! Okay, let’s add some Great Magical Races (you know, werewolves, dragons, and the fanged party boys we call vampires), 2012 Mayan Doomsday prophesies, some nifty science that seems to confirm all those wonderful prophesies, and one of Urban Fantasies coolest female protagonists (the aforementioned Catrina, remember?) and her harem of hunky, but oh-so-dangerous dudes.
I thought so. From the first chapter, On a Wing and a Prayer, she had me speeding through the pages faster than a politician can steal your kid’s piggy bank. Cliches float through my mind….a roller coaster ride…thrilling….fun & exciting…a must-read for all fans of Urban Fantasy, etc, etc.
Damn, I hate cliches, but at least they’re accurate. What it comes down to is that I had blast reading this book, plain and simple and I want to actually PAY (believe me, I’m cheap enough to squeeze a penny until Lincoln screams) for a the second and third installments in this exciting new series by author Moon. In a genre now dominated by female writers and their tough heroines, Moon has crafted something here that stands out from the pack (pun intended, you bet!)
Fine, I’m done gushing now. But in all seriousness, this is a great read and for you e-reader types, it’s cheap at twice the price.
That’s it for me, time to do whatever it is I do. If you’ve found anything, or everything, I’ve written on this blog informative and/or useful, feel free to leave a comment.
Until next time…..
Mark Stone author of Things to do in Denver when un-dead