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Black Moon (The Black Moon Saga) by @TheRiserSaga and @FMSherrill – paranormal #romance #review



Black Moon (The Black Moon Saga) by @TheRiserSaga and @FMSherrill – paranormal #romance #reviewBlack Moon
Series: The Black Moon Saga Book 1
by Becca Smith, F.M. Sherrill
Pages: 283
Published by Red Frog Publishing
on July 7, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Source & Buy Links: Bewitching Book Tours
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Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.
She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.
Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.

Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.

I received this book from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I wrote some of this on my Facebook profile when I finished it back in mid-July because I had just had my mind blown so I will try to expand a bit, plus there was some extra content added afterwards:

Black Moon (The Black Moon Saga) by @TheRiserSaga and @FMSherrill - paranormal #romance #review

Becca Smith & F.M Sherrill have come together in perfect harmony (OK a few times they had to be sent to seperate corners but essentially…) and brought us the first in what is going to prove to be on my most awaited sequels list, Black Moon. It is an epic story of mythic proportions. Don’t let the vampires in the synopsis turn you off. I read it without the prologue and I am glad because it started off a tad slow, just the first chapter and then it ramped up… with the prologue it’s about as perfect as it can be. The story is seamless, considering it is written by two authors. It moves along… knocks you on your ass, makes you force yourself to slowdown so you can savor the incredible story which never in 3000 years *wink* I would ever believe would work and my mouth was truly hanging open.

Most of you know I am someone who gets fussy about books who play with Christianity or try to change up the Christian mythos. It is not that I mind them, being pagan, it is because I usually find they are being preachy. These gals just wanted to play a bit with the mythos, not piss anyone off, blend it in with Egyptian history and build upon one vein of the vampire myth. I don’t want to compare it to any other person’s vampire stories, but I could… but I won’t because it really does stand on it’s own.

The chapters hop from Shea, our protagonist (and goodness gracious I adore her,) to Lucian, our male protagonist, wait… no antagonist.. no wait… oh shoot one of the two at times.. anyway from their perspectives. Their voices are very distinctive. Perhaps you are thinking this is because the story is written by two authors, I am going to put my foot down and say nope it is because it is truly the hard work and talent of two very creative people. With two folks who not only have worked in the film industry but are also have been writing and publishing on their own for a few years, they already have the craft down.

Black Moon is an epic, paranormal, story. With as much tragedy as there is action and adventure and enough romance and lovely sappy parts right after the awesome gory and tasty treats. Becca Smith andF.M. Sherrill has hit a home run…wait let’s be absolutely clear, not just a home run but a “bases are full, out of the park” home run.


Yes you read it right. Because this falls under a book I would have thought to be like my urban fantasy reads, but Becca did this to me with Atlas too, this is not a just a paranormal romance, oh no no no no no… not even close. 


Thanks gals… and, HURRY UP WITH BOOK 2!!fade-line-divider-600x28.png


About Becca Smith

Black Moon (The Black Moon Saga) by @TheRiserSaga and @FMSherrill - paranormal #romance #review

Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their cat Duke (RIP Jack)

About F.M. Sherrill

Black Moon (The Black Moon Saga) by @TheRiserSaga and @FMSherrill - paranormal #romance #review

Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:

F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.

But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.



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  1. I can’t wait to read this! It sounds fantastic.

  2. Seems to be a nice honest review for an interesting book.

    • Thank you. I would not call it interesting, I would call it … well I think I did.


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