Friday, July 8, 2011

Review Nightwolves Coalition by Clarrissa Lee Moon

Title: Nightwolves Coalition (The Nightwolves #1)
Author: Clarrissa Lee Moon
Source: From Publisher
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, 394 pgs
Release Date: May 2011 (3rd ed.)
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Nightwolves Coalition Book Cover
Nightwolves Coalition starts the tale of Catrina who flies to New York to be with her mates of which there are three (Demitri, Andre and Antonio Caberelli). On the way there is an attempted hi-jacking and Catrina steps up to save the passengers from the takeover. In doing so, she exposes herself as a vampire to Special Forces. Now she must clean up her mess and make a deal with the military.

The military had been having problems completing missions successfully due to very unusual things happening in the field. Catrina and her team may be their answer. However, the military finds the reasons why things have been going strange on missions. It's the beginning of high adventure and unusual situations even Special Forces may be challenged to overcome.

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Rating -
a pack howl

Sexual -
Hot!

My Review:

This is the first in Moon's Nightwolves series. This is a fast paced story with action that grabs you from chapter one, page one. I read it in just a few hours. Moon has created an imaginative world that is very interesting to read about and is filled with appealing characters. There are vampires ("version 2.0" which have all of the strengths and very few of the weaknesses of regular vamps), terrorists, hellhounds, werewolves, dark gods, demons, fairies, sprites, wizards, portals and vortexes opening and an elite special forces team which is thrust into the supernatural world, not to mention all the goings on in relation to the 2012 prophecy.

The story takes place after a big battle with demons and dark gods has occurred in which our main characters have lost their lives but have been brought back to life as "vampires 2.0" by their goddesses. The prologue contains the bare bones information on all the background which will probably become a prequel in the future.

Catrina, the heroine, 44, is one tough cookie and "a street rat who ran away from home at the age of twelve and hung around bikers for most of her life" with not 1 but 3 soul mates. She's "also a High Priestess and [spiritual] daughter of the Triple Goddess and Her Consort" which makes her a "half blooded Demi-God with [a] physical body." She's a riot, so comical. They get married, yep, 1 big happy family. "Our wedding night would have been the stuff made for vaudeville if it wasn’t so sad seeing a tough biker chick shudder with the nerves of a fragile virgin." Yep, a woman who'd been celibate for 15 yrs with 3 soul mates - rich ones at that. Talk about a fish out of water! And she can't seem to get out of the habit of saying, "No". Cat ends up working with an elite military unit put together specifically for working with Cat and her extended family to form the coalition to help fight the Dark Gods and their minions.

There isn't much of the typical romance going on in this first book. The romance is Cat getting to know and love her soulmates in the physical plane. She already loves them from the astral plane. But she is struggling because she's closed herself off for so long. "Egads, mushy stuff. What am I thinking?" is a typical thought for her when she finds herself softening. While there aren't many sensual scenes, what is there is hot! There is just no time in this first book which is written to set up the basis of the series. The description of the next book in the series suggests the relationships will continue to be explored. I tend to think so since, while there is not a cliffhanger type ending, there is a sense of many tasks left to do and many fights left to fight.

I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing story. Fans of the paranormal, fantasy and urban fantasy genres should enjoy this book as well.

WildAboutBones

12 comments:

  1. Hm, what is she doing with her hands there...

    Anyway nice review :D

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  2. Great Review!! I read this book a few months ago and really loved it also! The action and dialogue kept me glued to the page.
    I am so happy for Clarrissa, whose star really seems to be on the rise...she is definitely an author to watch.

    Laurie
    Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

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  3. Oh! I shared this review on FB and Twitter. :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/lauriej170/status/89364160219054080

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  4. Thanks Laurie! I am glad you had a good time reading the series so far. I hope you love whats coming next :-)
    Clarrissa Lee Moon

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  5. Blodeuedd
    to me she is thinking of her mates, maybe even having astral sex with them:-)
    Clarrissa Lee Moon

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  6. I heard about this book last week. Sounds really interesting. Like the idea of multiple soulmates. Girl keeps herself busy. I am with you guys, was curious about where exactly are her hands? Thank you Moon for the explanation LOL! This sounds exciting and I am sort of surprised that it isn't a PNR really. Also it seems very reminiscent of the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur, which I love. So this sounds like a winner. Great review hon, thank you :)

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  7. offbeat;
    Keri rocks, I agree.
    I hope you enjoy the whole Nightwolves Series! When you read it you�ll see why its not strictly PNR, more of your urban fantasy/paranormal action/ paranormal romance. It�s a different type of series, hopefully one that will keep you glued for the next book LOL
    Clarrissa Lee Moon

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  8. This sounds like a fun series - thanks for sharing about these books today!

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  9. Great review Wild about bones. I will have to give these a try one day.

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  10. @Laurie, you won't be sorry. I can't wait for the next ones in the series to come out.

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