Full Moon Dating by Julia Talbot #Review #Giveaway
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Full Moon Dating: New Moon
Full Moon Dating
Genre: MM, Shifters
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Date of Publication: April 1, 2016
Number of pages: 247
Word Count: 58k
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill
Together in one volume, the first four Full Moon Dating stories. This is just the beginning!
Full Moon Dating: Dating and Mating for Shifters and More!
Matchmakers Stone and Harve vow to find a mate for even the toughest to match shifter or vampire.
New Moon includes four novellas featuring werewolves, vampires, and were-kitties searching for their other halves, no matter how challenging.
Aiden and Ben: After these wolves get together, Aiden doubts he’s found his match. Ben knows better, but can he convince Aiden to stay?
Coy and Denver: City wolf Coy isn’t sure he wants to give up control. Denver is just the vamp to give Coy what he needs, but their match creates a whole new set of problems for the dating agency.
Evgeny and Feng: Tiger Evgeny worries his sheer size and strength turns off most lovers. Snow leopard Feng is an acrobat used to working without a net, but he falls hard for his tiger. When Feng disappears, Evgeny doesn’t know if he can find him soon enough to help.
Gage and Hamish: Gage is an impossible bottom. No one can tame this cat, but bear shifter and effortless Top Hamish is certainly willing to try.
Harve and Stone hope their success rate is 100%, but the path to true love is never easy.
“Full Moon Dating. Have you tried our online site? Yes, I’m afraid you do have to go through the screening process. Really? I’ll be sure to tell 911 when I call them, you sick fuck.” The phone in the outer office slammed down with the musical jingle only an old rotary phone could make.
Very privately, Stone thought that was why Adelia had chosen that phone, and the very film noir detective office vibe she’d used to decorate her domain. It went with the pencil skirt and high-waisted blouse fashion statement she chose every day as well.
She appeared at his door, her victory roll (she had informed him they were called that when he referred to them as “those curly things”) hairdo just slightly mussed, signaling agitation. “Okay, I’m going to start sending the nutbag wannabe paranormals to you, boss. That guy wanted to date a vampire, so he could be a serial killer without actually having to kill someone.”
Stone sat back in his chair and raised a brow. “You’re way meaner than me, Ades. You deal with them so well.”
“There are some crazy bastards out there, boss.” He could almost see her tail, white-tipped and fuzzy, twitching.
“I know. That’s why this business is going to boom.” Stone grinned, tickled as hell that they had an office and a website. Now they just needed to facilitate their first couple, so they could get some testimonials.
Adelia gave him the hairy eyeball and then shook her head. “So, when do you want to go over the sheets?”
“Let’s look at them for an hour or so tonight. I’ve already run the points of comparison database.” They had stuff in their questionnaire that those other match and mingle sites didn’t have. Lots of stuff.
Between his business and marketing savvy and Harve’s computer and psych training, they had a winner, right?
“You got it, boss. I think I already have a couple of good dates in mind.” She waggled her brows.
“I bet they’re gay,” he murmured. Adelia was obsessed with the idea of two men together. That was why she worked for him.
“You think?” She flipped him off, playfully.
“Well, put them at the top of the pile.”
“Top of the pile for Mr. City Wolf and Mr. Country Wolf.”
“Oh, man.” He chuckled. “Tell me why they’re a match?”
“A little red wolf photographer from Dallas who’s had ‘bad luck with long-term commitment’ and a huge gray from up north looking for someone to ‘make his mate.’ It’s perfect.”
“Really?” He grabbed the folders she handed him and flipped through them. “Uh, little red is not into spanking.”
She snorted. “He’s stressed out and overworked. He might like it.”
“We have to match them based on actual interests.” Maybe he’d ask Harve.
“We’re a dating service!” He was trying hard not to smile. Harve was the psychologist slash computer geek. Adelia was the psychic. He was pretty damned sure of it.
“And we’re run by an incredibly observant business magnate.”
“Indeed.” He shook his head at her. “You’re such a freak.”
“Yeah, but I’m your freak and you adore me.”
“I do.” He gave her a fond grin before she trotted back out front to answer the phone, her heels clicking. Stone stared at the two folders on the top of the pile. The more he thought about the cowboy wolf from Wyoming who liked to top and the fussy little red from Dallas, the more he liked it.
Maybe he’d skip Harve altogether.
Stone picked up the phone and dialed the number in folder one. “Hello, Aiden Underhill? This is the Full Moon Dating site manager. You’re our grand prize winner this month. You’ve won an all-expenses paid trip to Jackson Hole.”
Stone and Harve run Full Moon Dating Agency with the help of their assistant Adelia. They vow that they can find a mate for any shifter or vampire no matter how difficult. Between Harve’s software and Adelia’s gut instinct they set out to find love for some unlikely matches.
Aiden and Ben
Aiden is a photographer living in the city and Ben works in wolf conservation. On paper they shouldn’t work but sometimes what doesn’t work on paper sizzles when put together.
Coy and Denver
Denver is a billionaire vampire looking for love and Coy is a cowboy wolf shifter. Harve’s program states they are a perfect match but can they survive a mating.
Evgeny and Feng
Evgeny is an artist and a tiger shifter. Feng is a snow leopard and an acrobat when they meet the attraction is electric but when Feng goes missing will Evgeny be able to find him?
Gage and Hamish
Hamish is a bear shifter that works outside and Gage is a Jaguar shifter who is a software designer. Can a bratty sub find someone to control him and love him or will he run again?
This is a compilation of books 1 – 4 in the full moon series and they are all fantastic. Each book not only has great main characters but fantastic storylines. Each couple has their own set of problems to overcome but nothing too serious and each have a HEA. The tenderness of the characters towards their mates is truly beautiful and it kept me reading until I had finished all four. I love the dating agency idea and it works very well. Overall the stories are well written and a great length if you want a quick read.
I would happily recommend this group of tender romance stories and I look forward to more installments in the series.
Independent Review for Romance Author’s that rock on
I am a reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock. This is a standalone series of stories from a fictional dating agency for paranormals. Adelia, Stone and Harve take turns using various techniques to pair paranormals up in a love match. There are four stories featuring a vampire and various shifters, all male. The members of the agency use a computer program, gut instinct and psychic ability to help make these mate matches.
>The stories were cute. At first the blind dates go through that awkward getting to know you phase, but the jump to intimate knowledge is really quick. A small sub plot shows an interest between two of the agency workers. I didn’t feel any real romance. The characters involved seem to use sex as more of an animal attraction, than anything romantic. How so many gay paranormals settled in the Colorado area would have been an interesting part of the stories. We get a glimpse into how humans treat 2 gay men when the Bear is beaten in human form, but what do the shifters feel about the men?
>There is a lot of potential for many more story lines, MM or MF or FF. This book is appropriate for an adult audience. I am giving the story 4 stars. The stories were cute, but not very deep.
About the Author:
Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Samhain Publishing, Dreamspinner Press, All Romance eBooks and Changeling Press. She believes in stories that leave a mark, and that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter.
For more information on other books by Julia, please visit her official website: www.JuliaTalbot.com
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