“Lander's Moon” by Eden Robins
Selena may have a thing for bad boys
but, no way is she going to let one push her around in
violence. When she takes off to escape from her boyfriend
into the woods during a snowstorm she recognizes she might
die from the elements. She never expected to be rescued by
one of the most gorgeous men she has ever seen. But, why
does she keep thinking it was a lion and not a man that
rescued her? While she is stranded by the storm they both
grow closer. Has Lander finally found the woman to accept
him as he is? And what about Selena’s cruel ex-boyfriend?
Ms. Robins has taken a tough subject of
domestic violence and turned the story into one of hope and
relationship building. I thoroughly enjoyed how doing the
right thing by escaping turns into the best thing that
Selena could ever do. “Lander’s Moon” was well written and I
found it to be a heart warming story with a strong message.
“Paradise Designs” by Ariana Dupre
Tara is in a new home and finally seems
to be putting her life on track and doing what she wants.
She has always denied her psychic abilities, though they are
always on her mind. She has crafted ways to keep them at
bay but, what will she do when she suddenly sees the spirit
of a women in her condo that was murdered on the site, prior
to the condo’s being built? Especially since she finally
has a neighbor, and boy is he a man she wants to get to know
better. Not only that but David seems to be interested in
her also, and doesn’t think she is completely nuts when
circumstances take a turn for the worse. Now is Tara being
stalked by a ghost or a real person?
I admit I am not usually fond of
stories with ghosts I them but, I must admit that Ms. Dupre
crafted a story that both kept me intrigued and on the edge
of my seat. I thoroughly enjoyed “Paradise Designs” and
especially her hunky hero. Hats off to you, Ms. Dupre, for
a well written story.
“Vampire's Christmas Carol” by Karen
Carol is so lost she is not sure what
part of the state she is even in. Blast those detours, and
on Christmas Eve to boot. The problem is that she is the
last thing that Michael needs on this night. This is the
last night he has to stay away from human blood to keep from
completing the final turn into a vampire. He has lasted
99 years and 364 days will he be able to last the final
one? At the same time the two seem to be soul mates, but
what will they do with no future together?
Karen McCullough has taken a different
approach to the current love of vampires in “Vampire’s
Christmas Carol”. Her story is a wonderful look at someone
who doesn’t want to be one, and who is willing to do
anything to keep from becoming one. But, in true fate, or
bad luck, might just have found his soul mate. I found this
a wonderful suspense and emotion filled story.
Beneath a Christmas Moon
has it all for paranormal story lovers. You have vampires,
shape shifters and ghosts all in one little package. All of
the stories center around the power of the full moon, and
this one happens to tie together the holiday season as
well. I found all three stories to be very well written and
intriguing in their own right. Whether it is Christmas of
summer you will enjoy this anthology and want more from each
of these authors.