Moonglow (Darkest London #2)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Pub­lisher: Forever
Pages: 432 pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Series: Darkest London
Pub­li­ca­tion date: July 31st 2012

Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .

Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.


I deeply admire Kristen Callihan for her Firelight book. It was everything I wanted in a paranormal-slash-historical romance. Archer and Miranda were excellent protagonists. The story was decent, and the paranormal element was very interesting. I was having the same expectations about Moonglow. Well, maybe a bit less since I was never a fan of Ian or Daisy.

I’m sad to say that Moonglow is a huge disappointment, and it was obvious since page one that it won’t top Firelight. The story is very weak, unoriginal and too passive most of the time. The only things that I liked- No, wait, it’s actually a single thing that I liked, and this is the Poison Ivy gig going on with Daisy. The rest was mostly about werewolf clan problems, Ian and Daisy always lusting over each other, Winston and Poppy’s "marital problems” and a bit of story thrown here and there. It all left me unsatisfied.

At the end of the book I found a little excerpt from Winterblaze, the next installment in the series. I was not impressed because it was all about how Winston fell in love, no, not love but lust, with Poppy. It had lots of ogling, flirting and an instant erection. Yes, that would totally make me want to buy Winterblaze.

ARC courtesy of Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley

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