Sunday, December 9, 2012

Book Review After Moonrise = Gena Showalter & P C Cast

After Moonrise by P.C Cast and Gena Showalter




 Review copy provided by Harlequin Australia Thank you!



 Synopsis- Includes the stories Possessed and Haunted.


Possessed by P.C. Cast


Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren’s spirit – and sharing her body. Raef’s the only one who can track the killer and free the spirit. But soon he begins to wonder just which twin he wants to save…and why…


Haunted by Gena Showalter


Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she’s witnessed a crime – a murder so brutal she’s repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbour, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim – and the killer. Levi’s dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him – not in this life…nor in death.




After Moonrise is a story written by P C Cast and Gena Showalter.   


After Moonrise contains two Novella length written stories.

** Possessed by P.C Cast and Haunted by Gena Showalter. **


 Both stories were adult stories and I enjoyed them both.  The two stories are entwined throughout  and both with the protagonists in both stories connected.

Possessed and haunted were an easy and interesting read. With the protagonists  being in both stories I found the novella’s flowed at a steady pace. Haunted is a little longer in length then possessed and I enjoyed this a bit more so. The storyline certainly piqued my interest and would love to have seen it a little longer. I enjoyed the characters much more so in this story. 

I have read both authors ya books and Gena's adults book and must say this is certainly a good introduction in the adult side of their writing.  Gena Showalter books I have read previously have enjoyed them all.

Haunted by Gena Showalter

I definitely loved this story more than the other one – I’m a romantic at heart and love a wonderful love story filled with a mixture of everything that is certainly unpredictable. Lots of twist and turns and so many possibly that will have you baffled lol.  No spoilers ! Lol The writing was fluently written and I enjoyed the characters and storyline.  Id rates this book 4 on its own.


Possessed by P.C. Cast

Possessed   was a good short story. Id rate this book a 3 1/2 rating. I liked it but didn't fall in love with the characters and twin thing I was a bit held back on.  A good read and great intro into P C Casts writing.


Overall rating for the book 3 ½ stars.