Friday, July 31, 2015

*Challenge Review* Midnight Moonrising by K.S. Haigwood and Anne Conley

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: July 25, 2015
Pages: 456
Ages: 18+


Mena's life is complicated. She's just murdered and buried her husband, the local wolf pack's alpha - problem number one. Phoenix, the High Vampire, is the one her heart beats for, but not the one her wolf wants - problem number two. Her wolf pines for Alex, the human homicide detective who might just send her down for murder - three. Four, wolves and vampires don't mix. Five, she has no clue how to be alpha, keep her pack safe while fighting off challengers with every step she takes, or what it would take to tame her wolf, which is the biggest problem of them all. Because the beast might just forfeit Mena's life when its insatiable thirst for blood is unleashed on the world in just a few short days, with the next full moon.

Which should be doable. Except for the Nexus... and the little extra problem of bonding with a stranger.


Midnight Moonrising is like Twilight all over again. That's a lie. The only way the two books are similar is that they both feature vampires and werewolves working together to protect the female lead from a psycho that is trying to kill her (yes, I realize that is the plot of Eclipse not Twilight). Midnight Moonrising did frequently make me think about the Twilight saga while I was reading though.

One of the things I always enjoy when reading a K.S. Haigwood book is being pulled into the story so that I feel like I'm in the main characters shoes. This book was no different. I was right there with Mena having arguments with myself (which wasn't much of a stretch for me to begin with) and just about everyone else that thought they knew what was best for us. Some other highlights of the story for me is that it features more traditional vampires (they can't be out in the sunlight) and Mena is a total badass!

Overal I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it kept me entertained and turning the pages. - Katie 

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About the Authors

K.S. HaigwoodEver find it hard to talk about yourself? Yeah, I have that problem, too. I have been married to my soulmate for 8 years, who wouldn't pick up a book unless promised that it was filled with pictures. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter, Riley, that talks too much and has a very vivid imagination. I have no clue where she got those traits. My step-son, Hayden, is 16 and very into football and hunting. I am a writer of paranormal suspense romance. If you enjoy a great love story with a massive amount of drama about angels, demons, ghosts, vampires, witches and fairy tale creatures brought to life through a twisted mind, then you might just enjoy reading my work.

Anne Conley Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing two romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

Challenge Scorecard

Finding a book by an author with my initials originally had me quite worried because my last name is legally hyphenated, and I consider both the H and the S to be important, which means I had to find an author with K, H, and S. I decided it would be okay to fudge a little and let the last two be out of order. This book has the added benefit of having two authors, and Anne (spelled with an "e") is my middle name, so that's additionally awesome. 

Other categories this book could fulfill include
A book published this year
A book with non-human characters (vampires and werewolves oh my!)
A book by a female author (two of them in fact)
A book from an author I love that I hadn't read yet
A book with a love triangle
A book with magic
A book by an author I've never read before (never read anything by Anne Conley)

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