Monday, August 25, 2014

Paranormal Romance Guild Review of Dark Moon

4****Star PRG Review

Book:  Dark Moon
Author:  Maggie Tideswell
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  All Things That Matter Press
Rating:  Adult

This is a story of love and the occult.  At the beginning of the book, we are introduced to the characters who are involved in the story.  At first it is confusing, but then we are taken on an interesting exploration of the characters and their eventual involvement with each other.
Storm Fenton is a psychologist living with her best friend, Donna.  Storm has been dating Trevor Heardt for almost a year and is hoping that he will propose marriage to her. But things change when Storm meets a man on the beach, Jarred Walters, a Navy Captain, and has a sexual encounter with him.  The encounter results in Storm becoming pregnant, leading to her decision not to marry Trevor, even if he asked. She is determined to raise her child on her own and doesn't even know the father's name. Since she was a virgin when she met the stranger there is no doubt that the baby is not Trevor's.
But a pregnancy and a onetime sexual tryst are just the beginning of the bad things about to happen to Storm.  When Jarred finally finds Storm and realizes that she is pregnant with his child, he is determined to marry her and raise his child. But Storm wants Trevor. Or does she?  Why is she constantly thinking about Jarred if Trevor is the one she wants?
While all this is going on someone is raping and murdering women.  There have been seven murders and no clues as to the culprit.  Can the murderer be someone no one would expect?  Trevor's actions become irrational.  His mother is a witch and he finds out that he has a long lost sister.  According to his mother there is something evil about Trevor, and he has plans for Storm.  What are those plans?  If his mother is a witch, does he also practice magic?  Does he practice Black Magic? Who is Trevor really?  Will Storm make the right decision in who she wants to be with? What about the baby?
Although I couldn't figure out what the characters had in common in the beginning, and it seemed a little confusing, it didn't take long for the author to clear everything up.  The love story was beautifully written and I couldn't help hoping that Storm would pick the right man.  Did she?  This is also a story of good over evil and who eventually wins. I really enjoyed this book it had it all, great characters, love, romance and of course, magic.  So many twists, turns and surprises.  You never knew what was going to happen next.  It held my interest throughout.
Reviewed By:   Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
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