Blue Moon by J.A. Belfield
Series: Holloway Pack #2
Published by J.Taylor Publishing
Published on: December 3rd, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Someone is watching the Holloway Pack, and this time, the female isn’t the target.
Life with a group of seven male werewolves worries Jem Stonehouse not one bit. She is engaged to the Alpha’s son Sean Holloway after all. So what has Jem’s territorial instincts on high alert?
The pack’s latest addition. Both of them.
None of the men think there’s a problem with the new girlfriends. Jem’s intuition tells her otherwise—that and a nagging suspicion the new females aren’t there to partake.
Jem believes they’ve joined in to take.
The question is … What?
As the eve of the blue moon draws ever closer, Jem’s running out of time to find the answer and outwit a thief of the worst possible kind.
A woman who believes she can’t lose.
Before I deal too in depth about Blue Moon‘s content, it is worthwhile to note two well-done elements regarding its form and frame. The E-book I had the pleasure of perusing displayed economical paragraphing (many were only one sentence) that furthered the illusion that what I was reading occurred in real time like a TV series of some sort. The verbs, if I am permitted to geek out a little, and vocabulary were often exciting. Don’t even get me started on the rather shocking things our protagonist Jem gets away with in the last hundred pages or so. The other tiny detail that lends credence (and fittingness as a stocking stuffer) to the book is the fact that it starts up right around early December and cruises all the way up to Christmas. So if you were looking for a recent werewolf book with holiday spirit this would be the one. And don’t get me started on werewolves. Since Jem lives with an entire pack of them, the narrative reeks of werewolf problems, brilliantly dramatized in the question, “what happens if a previously mono-XX chromosome pack gets some much needed XX chromosome applicants?”. The answer comes in extreme jealousy (one might say beastly; in fact, for a while the jealousy came across as a little too over-the-top, but once one settles into the explosive character that Jem can be, it is great fun).