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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD) (Sept. 5 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425211606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425211601
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #538,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Montgomery on Nov. 8 2006
Format: Paperback
With the rich visuals and beguiling descriptions, I was hard pressed to remember that this erotic fantasy is actually set in current, modern time right in the good `ole U.S.A. For that, I say bravo to Sunny for creating a thoroughly engaging, unique world that pulses right underneath ordinary human noses. The world of the Monere, children of the moon, lives and breathes in a parallel existence with that of mortals, but is far more dangerous and elite than anything mere mortals could ever imagine.

Lisa believes herself to be human, albeit one with some seriously strange talents. Not only that, but a restless presence resides within her, something that yearns to be free...something that wants to walk with its own feet, be they two, maybe even four. At her job one night in a hospital ER, Lisa meets a beautiful man, one that speaks to her inner sanctum and calls to the power she feels resides there. When he spouts gibberish about Queens and children of the moon, Lisa automatically thinks him mad, but this meeting is in fact the beginning to an awakening, one where she will finally start to come into her destiny, that of a Queen and all it entails. Little did she know another world existed, one of strange beauty, heart breaking sacrifices and unbelievable cruelty. But women like Lisa, now Mona Lisa as is her proper name, are few and she is needed to serve. Can this youngest Queen take on the role she is destined to have and will her Mixed Blood heritage be her salvation or her downfall? Only time will tell and readers will delight in the first in this series, a strong and moving story that had me immediately in its grasp.

One thing I noticed right off is we are not inundated with an overload of the world and culture of the Monere to the point of overwhelming.
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It took me a few days to start getting into the first chapter, but I should not have waited. It matters not whom the author was inspired by, it matters that her mind is filled with wonders that enthralled me passionately, and kept me reading until I could not read anymore. Being the first of the series, Sunny manages to immerse her readers professionally with an thrilling story-line, unique characters with intense relationships and a main POV character you will fall in love with. I'm serious, it was an awesome book! I read a lot of romance novels and this one pleases me because there is no restriction, no babying around with cheesy stuff, it's raw and it's adult, sexy, violent, passionate and exciting. I took a chance on it and was not disappointed, not one bit! I recommend greatly!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Aug. 23 2007
Format: Paperback
Seductive, spellbound, addictive as this author begins weaving a vivid Heroine with the otherwordly magnetism and intuitiveness of Mery Gentry with the conflicted spirit of Anita Blake.
The first couple chapters are little disorienting which as you read on reflects the intitial development of the character. But once pass them, you become enthralled and end up not wanting to put it down.
If you're a fan of Laurell K Hamilton you'll probably enjoy this writer. There are simularities yet Sunny manages to create her own seductive reality that draws you in, making you eager to know what will happen next.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jana on June 24 2008
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This is worse than reading fanfiction authored by teenaged girls fueled by hormones and ecstacy. I don't know what deal with the devil "Sunny" signed -- but I want in.
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