Audio Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Posted August 16, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 8 Comments

Audio Review: Moonglow by Kristen CallihanMoonglow by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #2
Narrator: Moria Quirk
Published by Forever on July 31st 2012
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .

Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

Moonglow is the 2nd book in the Darkest London trilogy by Kristen Callihan but it reads almost like a stand alone. There is some back story on the characters from the 1st book, Firelight, but you would not be lost of you started with Moonglow. BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO?! Both books are fantastic. If you have not read Firelight, read it now so that you can jump into Moonglow ASAP.

Moonglow is a mix of historical and paranormal set in the 1800s in London. Where women should act proper and not given into their passion. Well after living with a horrible man during Daisy’s marriage is now free after her husband’s death.

Daisy no longer wants to close up her passion. She remembers when she was younger enjoying men, quite a lot actually. That’s when Ian enters. He is a sexy and mysterious man. After he saves her from a crime scene where she witnessed an animal attack on her friend and the man she was getting friendly with in the alley. The animal she saw looked like a wolf but moved like man. Werewolf? Can’t be, they’re not real. But Daisy has a sister that can control fire, so why can’t werewolves be real too?

After waking up in a strange home she finds herself getting all randy with the owner, Ian. Until they find out whom the other is. Ian is the rake that tried to come between Daisy’s sister and her now husband. Ian is put off to find out that Daisy is sister’s with Miranda the fiery red-head he fancied for a short time.

But of course that knowledge doesn’t stop the two from getting hot and bother by one another. Their pasts just make them more cautious about making that final leap into each other’s bed and heart.

I am new to the historical genre and the touch of the paranormal has helped me ease into it. But Callihan’s writing is what has me on pins and needles wanting for the next book in the series, Winterblaze.

Narration Note: I’ve been on the fence about listening to historicals on audio because most have British narrators and most of the samples I’ve listen to have been kind of dry and I thought they would put me to sleep. I’m happy to report that the narrator for Moonglow, Moria Quirk, did not put me to sleep. She did a great job with the voices and she did a pretty good Scottish Brogue as well. The only think I wish she had done differently was give the male characters a deeper voice. LOL

About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather do. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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8 responses to “Audio Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

  1. Anyways I am so glad you liked this book. I love it. The carriage scene was just amazing! I am a little scared I won’t like Winterblaze as much, but we’ll see. I don’t read many historicals, and I don’t know if I could read any if they didn’t have some paranormal in them.

  2. This sounds like something I could really get into, plus 4 starts!! That means this could possibly be a 5 for me 🙂
    Thanks! Great review! I’m sold!