Kiss of Moonlight
Author: Stephanie Julian
Reviewer: Jen Twimom
The Lucani Lovers is a six-book steamy paranormal romance series that was re-edited and, in some cases, rewritten, and republished in February 2016.
Six months ago, wolf shifter Kyle Rossini almost died on a secret assignment for the Lucani King. His daughter, Cat, and best friends, Margie and Dan, are worried that Kyle is immersed too deeply into his warrior duties, hoping he’ll find a way to be happy. Cat tells him about the lonely human who is living near by, one that Cat has befriended in her wolf form.
Tamra McMillan is eteri, human, and living on land near the lucani. Eight months ago she was attacked and raped, which left emotional, mental, and physical scars. On the move and alone, she enjoys the company of the large “dog” who has been visiting her the past few days. But when she meets Kyle, she decides it’s time to rejoin humanity again.
The chemistry between Tam and Kyle develops quickly. I appreciate that Tam’s horrific past isn’t swept under the rug, and although she’s able to climb out of her hole and shed her fears quickly, Ms. Julian allows Tam to experience the change from her abused self to one of confidence and able to take on a dangerous lover. The pair scorch the pages with their insatiable lust and need to be with one another.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Tam and Kyle’s story. It’s a shifter PNR through and through, complete with mating and near insta-love. But the strong storytelling and unique mythology override any issues I had, causing me to sink deeper into the tale. I look forward to learning more about the Etruscan gods, witches, and shifters of Ms. Julian’s Lucani Lovers world.
Plagued by nightmares. Stalked by kidnappers. Tamra McMillan needs a safe haven. When tattooed bad-ass Kyle Rossini steps into her life, the last thing she expects to find is a sanctuary from her demons in his arms. In fact, everything about him screams danger. But appearances can be deceiving. The tender possessiveness of his touch, the hunger in his eyes, the scorching sensuality of his kiss… He wants to brand her as his for life.
Etruscan werewolf Kyle is a loner. The king’s assassin with a killer’s instincts. The last thing he needs is a mate who could be placed in danger because of him. Until he meets the one woman who needs him more than he needs his solitude. When Tamra, battered but not broken, stumbles into his world and tumbles into his bed, she captures his heart. And nothing—not kidnappers or visions of his possible death—will keep him from her.
Release Date: February 8, 2016 (re-release)
Publisher: Moonlit Night Publishing (self-published)
Series: Lucani Lovers #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Source: Author
Kiss of Moonlight (Lucani Lovers #1)
Reviews of the series from original publication:
Kiss of Moonlight by Stephanie Julian (Lucani Lovers #1)
Moonlight Menage by Stephanie Julian (Lucani Lovers #2)
Edge of Moonlight by Stephanie Julian (Lucani Lovers #3)
Moonlight Temptation by Stephanie Julian (Lucani Lovers #4)
Grace in Moonlight by Stephanie Julian (Lucani Lovers #5)
Shades of Moonlight by Stephanie Julian (Lucani Lovers #6)