||World Castle Publishing
||June 20, 2010
A Magickal Mercenary team and Special Forces join together to save Earth as the prophecy of December 21, 2012 draws near.
The Nightwolves Lair
Nightwolves Coalition-The first novel of The Nightwolves series. Grab your popcorn and soda because this paranormal urban fantasy will take you on one wild ride. Catrina, a demi-goddess turned vampire, has only wanted one thing out of life- someone to love her. Her wish is finally granted, but at a high price, and finds herself destined to be the herione picked by The Gods to save a world she really doesn't like very much. A tale filled with high-octane action and frought with peril from The Greater Magickal Races coming back to Earth as the Mayan Prophesy of 2012 draws near, Catrina and The Nightwolves must race against time, and across other worlds, to find a way to keep Earth safe from the more agressive Magickal Beings, make peace treaties with those of them who want to live in harmony with the humans, and save as many people as natural disasters hitting Earth one right after the other.Have a howling good paranormal time reading this series:)
Clarrissa Lee Moon
You'd think I would be home getting some wild monkey love from my soulmates after fifteen years of celibacy, right? Wrong! After finally finding my soulmates, fifteen years of saying “no” to any man who asked me out; it was hard saying yes - even to my mates. And yes, you read that right - soulmates with a plural. Lucky me had not one, but three soulmates, who were all brothers! We finally got together on the earth plane after a nasty battle with the dark God Orochi and his odious minions. We won, but also lost our lives. We were battling on the astral plane in partial physical form. It was a dangerous, but necessary, move. The Goddess apparently wasn't done with us and our fates, bringing us back as modified vampires 2.0 with retractable fangs and all the magickal attachments that went with it, but not half of the side effects. We were now super vamps that can stand sunlight, unlike the vamps of myths, and we only needed a mouthful or two of blood every two weeks or less.
We also had heightened senses; smell, hearing and sight, along with strength and speed (all of which were much better than regular humans). She, The Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, called it a blessing; I called it “a new pain in the ass” I had to deal with. At least the powers that be (on the astral plane) allowed my mates and me to find each other on the physical plane after removing the curse that was laid on me by one of the dark God’s minions. I was glad to finally be with them, but seeing as they were upper class, and I came from the streets, I had to not only start trying to overcome my habit of keeping anything male at arm’s length, but fit into their lifestyle as well. This is not easy for a street rat who ran away from home at the age of twelve and hung around bikers for most of her life.
Oct 14, 2011
Sally Bibrary rated it 4 stars
Nightwolves Coalition is my second taste of Clarrissa Lee Moon (the first being Celeste Nites), and it has definitely prompted me to clear a little space on the virtual book shelf for more.
Once again, Clarrissa presents us with a strong female lead who manages to be sexy without losing any of the respect she demands as a kick-ass heroine. Hell, this woman has not 1, not 2, but 3 mates, and she comes across as not only worthy of all three, but entirely capable of keeping her men in line.
Smartly keeping this from being just another urban fantasy/paranormal romance, Clarrissa introduces a high-tech thriller element, with Catrina getting involved with the military elite – only after, of course, they discover her vampiric nature during a botched hijacking attempt. I say vampiric, because she’s something new to the genre, a woman granted supernatural powers as a reward for her past services, and who remains unencumbered by the usual weaknesses of the vampire.
This definitely a story that puts action above romance, danger above eroticism, and it works very well. The pacing does lag a bit in places (usually when it gets deep into explanations), but not so much that it draws you out of the narrative. The depth of imagination displayed in the world-building and mythology is wonderful, and I suspect she’s only scratched the surface in this volume.
I’m definitely looking forward to more, discovering what happens next, and discovering more about the battles that condemned Catrina to the astral plane for so long. Well worth a read!
I have to admit that werewolves and vampires have me a bit exhausted. Nevertheless, I am always looking for a fresh approach to an old concept. This booked worked for me, catching my full attention from the get-go. Truly a unique and different setting showing great imagination. I love that the main character is female, tough as nails and filled with a "don't fool with me" attitude. I don't like to write up a synopsis in a review thereby allowing the next reader to enjoy all the twists, turns and surprises that make the story a fun thrill ride. This is a wonderfully interesting story, colored by good detail giving the reader a nice visual. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
You're going to enjoy this book
Nightwolves Coalition. Yep, that's the name. Not the greatest title ever conceived, but great things often are hidden by the most modest of trappings. Ms. Clarrissa Lee Moon was kind enough to send an ARC and I decided that I needed a new indie book to review, so synchronicity worked for me this time.
Nightwolves is the story of Catrina and her involvement in the U.S. Military and the saving of the world. That's it.
What? You want more? Sheesh, aren't you demanding! Okay, let's add some Great Magical Races (you know, werewolves, dragons, and the fanged party boys we call vampires), 2012 Mayan Doomsday prophesies, some nifty science that seems to confirm all those wonderful prophesies, and one of Urban Fantasies coolest female protagonists (the aforementioned Catrina, remember?) and her harem of hunky, but oh-so-dangerous dudes.
I thought so. From the first chapter, On a Wing and a Prayer, she had me speeding through the pages faster than a politician can steal your kid's piggy bank. Cliches float through my mind....a roller coaster ride...thrilling....fun & exciting...a must-read for all fans of Urban Fantasy, etc, etc.
Damn, I hate cliches, but at least they're accurate. What it comes down to is that I had blast reading this book, plain and simple and I want to actually PAY (believe me, I'm cheap enough to squeeze a penny until Lincoln screams) for a the second and third installments in this exciting new series by author Moon. In a genre now dominated by female writers and their tough heroines, Moon has crafted something here that stands out from the pack (pun intended, you bet!)
Fine, I'm done gushing now. But in all seriousness, this is a great read and for you e-reader types, it's cheap at twice the price.
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Reader Reviews for "Nightwolves Coalition"
|Reviewed by Lori Pescatore
|This book had me from page one. The lead character, Cat, is one sassy female. We enter this story where Cat finds herself in a position to save many lives including her own. Once that is done, her and her mates create a coalition with the armed forces to do battle against all evil, especially the non-human kind. I found the lead to be engaging and unique, strong yet vulnerable. I enjoyed learning about her, her family and friends as the story unfolded. This book has plenty of action and adventure and keeps an engaging pace throughout. I am anxious to read more of this serious and see what other adventures await. Nicely done, Ms. Moon.|
|Reviewed by Laurie Jenkins
|Catrina is a confident, mouthy, strong, sexy female leader who is here on Earth as a protector. Events have been set in motion that, according to prophecy, will culminate in a series of disasters immense in scope and magnitude by the end of 2012. The cataclysm will have physical as well as metaphysical ramifications. Cat is a Priestess who has come from another place. For fifteen years she has existed only on the astral plane, cursed by an enemy sent from her evil earthly father. Finally, though, Cat broke the curse and now she is looking forward to spending some quality time with her three husbands – her soul mates. As a reward for the previous service Cat and her husbands were given physical enhancements that give them super physical and psychic abilities almost like those a vampire would possess but without most of the limitations commonly associated with vampires.
Catrina is a passenger on a plane whose destination is New York. Her husbands are eagerly anticipating her arrival. Enroute, the plane is hijacked by terrorists. Cat goes into action…grab your popcorn because you will be biting your nails otherwise. The old saying “No good deed ever goes unpunished” is an apt one as Cat is later detained and interrogated for her actions aboard the jet. Then the story truly unfolds as Cat’s family is introduced and an uneasy alliance with a highly skilled Special Forces Team is established.
The action is intense, choreographed with an eye to detail, and the relationships that emerge as a result of the alliance are complex and interesting. At one point I was brought to tears by a tender moment. A few pages later, I found myself scrambling to cool down by turning on the overhead fans. Clarrissa Moon knows how to write a captivating story that wrings out emotion in a cathartic, fully engrossing way sure to leave the reader gasping before feeling that intense satisfaction of the temporarily sated. The next book is Nightwolves on the Prowl. I am going to grab some more popcorn and discover the new adventures that await in the next installment.
|Reviewed by Laura Wallace
|Just put this book down this past week and I was really surprised! It's my first foray into the indie world and I didn't know what I was thinking before in not looking outside the box.
Fast action and a heroine that had motherly instincts and a kick butt attitude. Vampire Sarah Conners anyone?
The world will be ivaded through vortex and portals. Cat has joined with a secret special ops team to fight the few that have already slipped through. Vampires, werewolves and soul mates are the foundation to this series.
I've already recommended the indie world to some of my friends and would have them read this book asap!
I've been reading novels since 1972 or so and I buy many books monthly, sometimes weekly and few hold my attention as well as this one did.
Clarrissa thanks for a wonderful introduction into the Nightwolves' world and the world of indie authors!