Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: Under the Moonlight by Ashley Nemer

Title: Under the Moonlight
Author: Ashley Nemer
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

Zara's fate had been decided thousands of years before her birth. She is now fighting
against time and family to reclaim the decisions that will ultimately shape her destiny.

Sentenced to live an existence in the Underworld, mated to a man she despises, Zara must find a way to overcome the Gods and their curses, with love as her only guide.

Can James, a sailor, help Zara break the bonds of magical spells or will she end up mated to Xander, the Son of Satan?

Take a dive Under the Moonlight to see where love can take you.

This book was a lot of fun.  I loved the storyline.  There was a lot of unique twists and on mermaid culture and the Greek/Roman gods as well.  It all made a certain sort of sense and Zara's family and history was well thought out.  Zara herself was a lot of fun.  A dreamy sort that wanted to have it all and was willing to fight to have it.  That's my sort of girl.

I can really split the story into two halves.  The first half (until she finds out about the curse) was not nearly as good as the second.  The writing at the beginning had a very staccato feel to it.  But by the second half, the writing had improved drastically and I really enjoyed the style from that point on.  I also didn't quite understand why she hated Xander so much?  But that was somewhat easy to overlook once he opened his mouth.

Overall, this is a really good story with a lot of unique elements.  Mermaid lore and mythology were combined in a very fun way that wasn't like anything I had read before.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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About the Author:
Ashley, also known as Niki Becker, is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs, Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 10  years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance & mystery genres ever since her lifelong best friend gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.

Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life; they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and displays come from. With her parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.
Ashley enjoys writing many different genre’s of fiction. Her areas range from science fiction/ paranormal, mystery, romance, poetry and erotica (using pen name Niki Becker.)

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