From Publishers Weekly
Werewolves, witchie wolves, gypsies and trigger-happy werewolf hunters roam the landscape of Handeland's snappily written paranormal romance, the third in her Moon series (Blue Moon
; Hunter's Moon
). Dr. Elise Hanover is smart, cheeky and determined to protect humankind from the bloodthirsty werewolf population—even though she's a werewolf herself. Elise has concocted a serum to quell her blood lust, but she still turns furry when the moon is full, a fact that led her to walk away from a promising relationship years earlier. She gets a second chance, however, when her old beau, FBI agent Nic Franklin, arrives at the compound where she's been researching cures for werewolfism. In a breakneck sequence of events, the compound explodes; Elise and Nic flee to Fairhaven, Wis., where a handful of her co-workers are hunting werewolves; and they get caught up in solving the mystery of why so many people have gone missing in Fairhaven. In the process, Elise—Handeland's most appealing heroine yet—learns to embrace her inner canine. Though some of the plot twists will be old hat to those who have read the previous books, and Elise's co-workers have an annoying habit of wanting to shoot everyone (including Elise), this tense, banter-filled tale provides a few hours of solid entertainment. (July)
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Praise for BLUE MOON
"Chilling and sizzling by turns! Lori Handeland has the kind of talent that comes along only once in a blue moon. Her sophisticated, edgy voice sets her apart from the crowd, making her an author to watch, and BLUE MOON is a novel not to be missed."-Maggie Shayne, author of Edge of Twilight
"Presenting an interesting and modern twist on the werewolf legend, Lori Handeland's Blue Moon is an intriguing mixture of suspense, clever humor, and sensual tension that never lets up. Vivid secondary characters in a rural, small-town setting create an effective backdrop for paranormal events. Will Cadotte is a tender and sexy hero who might literally be worth dying for. But the real revelation in the book is Handeland's protagonist, police officer Jessie McQuade, a less-than-perfect heroine who is at once self-deprecating, tough, witty, pragmatic and vulnerable. She draws you into the story and holds you there until the very end."-Susan Krinard, author of To Catch a Wolf
"Fantastic-one of the best books I've read in a long, long time. Anyone who reads paranormal will love this book and anyone who loves suspense should love it as well. It's an edge-of-the-seat read."
-Christine Feehan, author of Dark Melody on Blue Moon
"Scary sexy fun. A book this clever only comes along once in a Blue Moon."-Rachel Gibson, author of Daisy's Back in Town
"Handeland sets a feverish pace, thrusting Jesse into one dangerous situation after another, and she keeps readers in delicious suspense...What makes this books so compulsively readable, however, is Jessie's spunky narration, acerbic wit, and combustible chemistry with Will. Handeland has the potential to become as big as, if not bigger than, Christine Feehan and Maggie Shayne."-Publishers Weekly
"Hold on to your seats! Handeland delivers a kick-butt heroine ready to take on the world of the paranormal. BLUE MOON is an awesome launch to what promises to be a funny, sexy, and scary series."-Romantic Time, 4 ½ stars, "Top Pick"
"A fast paced and thought provoking story. Dynamic characters in BLUE MOON will leave you with no doubt that you are reading something special...the beginning of an exciting new series."-Enchanted in Romance
"This book has everything-excellent writing, fascinating characters, suspense, comical one-liners, and best of all, a super-good romance."-The Best Reviews
"An incredible werewolf story with a twist...full of sass and with a delightful, sarcastic sense of humor."-Paranormal Romances
"The action is fast-paced, the plot is gripping, the characters are realistic, and I absolutely positively cannot wait for the next book in this series."-Fallen Angel Reviews
"A dry wit that shines...Everything about this book is wonderful: the sizzling sexiness, the three-dimensional characters, and the sense of danger."-Romance Junkies
"Great intensity, danger, drama, captivation, and stellar writing."-The Road to Romance, Reviewer's Choice Award
"Lori Handeland makes a superlative debut in the world of paranormal romance with Blue Moon, first in an enticing new Moon trilogy. Blue Moon is simply not to be missed."-BookLoon Reviews
"If you enjoy werewolves that are linked to folklore with characters that seem to be in every town, whether it is small or big, then pick up a copy of Blue Moon. You will not be disappointed."
-A Romance Review
"A captivating novel that draws readers in from the first page...for a story that will entertain, delight, and have you glancing askance at the full moon, run, do not walk, to the nearest bookstore and grab Blue Moon...A book guaranteed to please readers of paranormal, suspense, and romance...a winner on all counts!"-Romance Reviews Today