Thursday, 5 September 2013

Blog Tour for Silver Moon: The Complete Saga by Rebecca A. Rogers

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Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Finished Date: August 21st, 2013
Publishers: Self - Published
Genre: YA / Paranormal 
Source: For Review from Credit Irresistible Reads Book Tours 
Tour Schedule: Here
Format: eBook
Pages: 760 
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US /

Four books in one!

Join Alaric, Ulric, and Daciana in ALPHA MOON as they discover there’s more to life in the 1500s than plowing fields and attending balls. A powerful witch, who practices black magic, won’t hesitate to place a curse upon them—one that will have them howling at the silvery moon.

In SILVER MOON, Candra Lowell is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in present-day Connecticut. She thinks it’s because she’s a troublemaker, but Candra’s parents only shipped her off for one reason: to learn how to become a werewolf. She’ll learn there’s more to the story, though, when a rival pack has their hearts set on making her visit a living hell.

The past and the present merge into one in BLACK MOON as Candra falls even harder for her star-crossed lover, Benjamin Conway, who also happens to be her enemy, and wrestles with the fact that she has awakened an ancient soul inside her body. Can she stretch her newfound claws in peace, or will she wish she had never become a werewolf?

In the final installment of the saga, BLOOD MOON, Candra and Ben travel back to the sixteenth century, where they’ll embark on their toughest journey yet—stopping Alaric and breaking the curse which started it all. But if ending the werewolf curse, and the powers that come with it, means Candra and Ben will be stuck in the sixteenth century, can they live with the fact that they’ll never return home and see their families again?

The Review: 4.5 Flowers! 

I am reviewing this as one long book because that is the way I read it but mentioning the parts…

I enjoyed the first part of the book, I don’t usually read anything resembling historicals but I understand why this part was needed. It gave a great insight into the beginnings of the curse and the people involved, the language used & the way people were so scared of the way others perceived them gave it a good feel for the period they were in. I could understand how none of the supernatural was spoken of and everything was feared. I didn’t really understand the whys of the witch’s actions, I got a part of it but I didn’t see why the wolf chose that couple when they hadn’t harmed anyone and the one who did deserve it wasn’t affected until he made his fateful decision. It didn’t stop my enjoyment of the story but I feel it could have been addressed more.

I was glad that parts 2 & 3 were set in modern times, as I said, period style books get boring really quick for me and don’t hold my interest so I was really grateful for the jump in time. I liked the concept of this story, I really like warring families that clash often and I liked what each side was and how they were enemies. There is nothing like forbidden love, fated love, soul mates – you name it, I’m all over that in a plot! So I was thrilled about Candra & Ben’s relationship and as I said, when it’s forbidden, it makes it better. I like it when they have stolen moments and in a way it’s a kind of rebellion towards the families which is very fitting with Candra. I liked that Candra was seen to be the wayward one rather than Ben and it helped with his family’s perception of her as a trouble making seductress lol. Over the course of the two parts their relationship is put to the test and it was doubtful for a while that they would be the ones to break the curse plus there was a triangle which I wasn’t keen on because I like my werewolves faithful & mates for life.

The storyline was full of excitement and action, what we have is two warring families, one steals magic from people and gains an army of followers by any means necessary and one has followers who choose to be there, as friends, to help protect Candra. Throughout the story Candra is bullied by Ben’s brothers, made to feel like an outcast, chased, beaten & bitten by wolves (on more than one occasion), kidnapped, has her body taken over and starts a war between opposing sides – one who will do anything to save her and the other who will do anything to kill her – which got steadily more menacing & violent as we went along but even with all of this, there is still some time for romance with sweet moments in between which was lovely. In the 4th part of the book we are transported back to the 1500’s as Candra & Ben take a risk and use their powers in an attempt to right the wrongs of their ancestors. I wasn’t really looking forward to this part, as I said before historical = boring for me but I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this part, I think it was because I was so invested in the characters & their story by this point, that it really didn’t matter what time period they were in. I really liked the time they got to spend together and the relationship was amped up a lot, I loved that because it was another depth to them and showing that the relationship still had a ways to go. I liked that Ben came over as all primal & possessive about his woman in this - I love that about werewolves - and he started to take on the dominant role in the pairing which is the first time I felt that between the two but I like it! The storyline comes full circle but also took on more of a magic based feel as dark magic is more prevalent to the wolves. I really enjoyed this too, we know what happened thanks to Alpha Moon but this fills a lot of blanks and some characters are brought to the forefront who weren’t really necessary before. There was a lot going on in the background of Alaric, Ulric & Daciana’s story and it was very satisfying to get the whole picture. As always there was danger, action , chases, mystery and treachery aplenty but this time there is also hope and I read this with hope that everything would turn out ok and everyone would get their own HEA. I’m glad I read this book, it started off a 3* but steadily got better & better as I was sucked into the story, the relationship, the rivalries, the curse & the prophecy and I have to say…. the ending was perfect. 
Rebecca A. Rogers
Author Bio:
Rebecca expressed her creative side at an early age and hasn't stopped since. She won't hesitate to tell you that she lives inside her imagination, and it's better than reality.

She'd insert something here along the lines of living in the Northeast, USA, or Europe, with her wonderful husband and their dogs, but these things haven’t happened yet. Instead, she’ll tell you she's an avid gamer, chocoholic, coffee addict, animal lover, and owns way too many books and shoes.

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