Blessing of Luna
by Blaise Ramsay
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Pub Date 04 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2021
Damien Pierce wasn’t like normal people. Since he was young, he learned that he had the uncanny ability to heal himself almost immediately. At fifteen he astounded the small town of Big Timber, Montana when an SUV hit him only to find he survived the encounter without suffering any major injuries. After moving away for ten years, losing his mother and slipping into a deep sense of depression, Damien’s father moves them back home.
Enter Jillian Styles, the immortal, beautiful Lycanthrope that has been looking for the soul of her long lost lover, Lucius Wolf, who after many years of being reborn simply vanished into the tides of time. When Jill first sees Damien, she knows immediately that he is the one she had been looking for. She begins pursuing him, hoping that he would remember her as he did with each time his soul was reborn into a new body. The problem is, he has no idea who she is!
When an old enemy begins re-igniting the flames of a centuries old war, Damien must come to grips with a cruel fact that he is not human while nurturing feelings for a woman he’d long tried to deny.
Can Jillian and Damien hold onto their love for one another while trying to protect both sides of their families from the wrath of a very angry and vindictive god?
A Note From the Publisher
“A fast-moving story of love, war, and curses.” –Cranky TBC
“A fast-moving story of love, war, and curses.” –Cranky TBC
Average rating from 19 members
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. This is the first book I've review by Blaise Ramsay. The storyline is really good, I read it in one go, it started too slow for me but when it started there were plenty of action scenes and most of the characters are very well developed. I loved reading this after I got through the slow begining I can't wait to read more books by Blaise Ramsay.
Werewolf romance novels are my favorite so I was excited to read this. The story was different with the female being more of an alpha then the male at times. The idea of soul mates coming back to find each other over and over is sweet. But the book was just alright for me. It wasn’t over the top amazing but it wasn’t bad either.
"Blessing of Luna" is definitely for all those romantasy fans out there, with a big heart on wolves ah lycans, vampires with a decent portion of love, adventure and some gods in the mix.
This was my first book by the autor and what can I say - i really did love it! The story was super intriguing from the beginning and I really needed to find out what the hell Jill was all about, who Dame was and what is going on in general. The pace of the story was good, not too slow, sometimes maybe even a bit too fast, but the development of the story, of the characters, all was great.
The dynamic between Jill and Dame was great - and I was positively surprised that (I guess this was my first) a woman is the one "all-knowing" while a guy is left in the dark. And we got to read the amazing development of Dame to become braver, stronger and the leader/protector Jill and the pack needs. Also there are some steamy scenes, but not too much ;)
At the end it was a bit too much Bromance going on - I would have loved more of a balance between Jill/Dame rather than Dame and his "soul-brother". Although I liked how the author combined also this kind of love, family, friendshipt in the book.
Definitely need book 2, as I want to see and find out what happens next, especially since I really enjoyed Kaine and want to understand what's going on with him.
"Blessing of Luna" ist sicherlich für alle Romantasy Fans da draußen, die ein großes Herz für Wölfe äh Lycans, Vampire haben, das ganze mit ner guten Portion Liebe, Abenteuer und ein paar mystische Götter :)
Das war mein erstes Buch der Autorin, und was soll ich sagen: ich hab die Geschichte echt mega gern gelesen. Sie war von Seite 1 an faszinierend und ich wollte unbedingt wissen, was es mit Jill auf sich hat, wer Dame eigentlich ist und was überhaupt so vor sich geht in dem Städtchen. Der Verlauf der Geschichte war in einem guten Tempo, manchmal vl sogar etwas zu schnell, aber die Entwicklung der Protas, der Geschichte war gut.
Besonders die Dynamik zwischen Jill und Dame fand ich gut, besonders, weil es das erste Buch (glaub ich) ist, wo die Frau im "Lead" ist und der Mann mal keine Ahnung hat, was eigentlich so vor sich geht. Und zu lesen, wie sich Dame entwickelt und zu dem Beschützer und Leader wird, der er sein soll, war großartig.
Am Ende war es mir dann manchmal aber etwas zu fokussiert auf die Bromance. Da hätte ich mir mehr Balance mit Jill/Dame gewünscht als Dame mit seinem Seelenbruder. Aber dennoch gut, wie die Autorin hier auch die Themen Freundschaft und Familie mit eingebracht hat. Natürlich gibt es auch ein paar heiße Szenen, aber die halten sich in Grenzen.
Ich freu mich auf jeden Fall auf Buch 2, denn ich möchte gerne wissen, was es mit Kaine wirklich auf sich hat :)
*I received a copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.*
In Blessing of Luna, we follow the story of two characters, Jillian and Damien. Jillian is a Lycan, who is destined to immortality while the love of her life, who in this life is Damien, dies and is reborn into a new body carrying the same soul. A few notes on the plot/story. I enjoyed the overall story Blaise Ramsay was telling. It had elements of Vampires, Lycans, Gods, romance, and action. The story built up a little slowly for my liking. I found myself at some points thinking "you gotta give me something here…".
Characters are a critical point that can make or break a book in my opinion. These characters seemed… awkward to me. I enjoyed Jillian- she was headstrong, had direction, and acted according to her age. Damien on the other hand, is a struggle. He needed constant tending too for his safety. And while this books flips the script of alpha male and the damsel in distress, I've never been a fan of a damsel that can't do anything to help themselves! Example: I know these scary, crazy vampires are trying to kill me. I also know they can't enter my house and can only come out at night. So excuse me while I exit my safe home at night, then become SHOCKED when I am attacked. It was for these reasons I found myself struggling to connect with these characters.
Overall, I'm giving the book three stars. I thought the story was interesting, but it left much to be desired in terms of character development.
Overall not a bad story. I did like the story idea. Kind of along the lines of Twilight but with a little more oomph
The writing is good ; the character stalking though makes the story a little ....awkward to read. But it is written to where you get wrapped into the story which is nice. It's vampire & werewolf new adult story. Downloaded from Netgalley free -- free review.
Blessing of Luna is one of those books that flips trope norms on it's head. In this story, the female is more of the role of the protector, with the knowledge and skills needed, and the male is somewhat in the dark and needing her help. I really loved the world created here and the characters, I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next.
The reason for only three stars though is it felt awkward in places in it's execution. From the description, I thought the characters were older than they actually were and in many ways this felt like more of a New Adult book than anything else, but you can't tell that from the description. I also like mystery, but I felt a little more information in the beginning would have been helpful to keep me pulling me out of the story as I tried to think through if I was forgetting information not already given in trying to understand why some of the characters were acting as they were. Timing was also strange in certain parts where you got the sense more time passed than could have passed, so this was hard to follow.
All of that being said, I plan to look for more books by this author and give them a try as well!
Thank you to Black Rose Writing and NetGalley. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first Blaise Ramsay book and I can assure you it won't be the last. I already want to jump into book two! This is fantastic! The action was all through out the book and not just in one spot which made me excited. The love story was unbelievable! Their love is so heartfelt it's beautiful. I hope I see more of them in the next books. Easy five stars for this book.
A slow burner but once you get further into this book it grips you. A great tale of supernatural battles between God's, Wolves and Vampires. I really enjoyed this tale and read the last three quarters in one sitting as I couldn't put it down. I look forward to reading, more by this author.
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