Sunday, 14 December 2014

Book Review: Leopard Moon (Moon Series Book 1) by Jeanette Battista

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Jeanette Battista (March 4 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

"The Moon series is filled with action and romance, shape shifters and strong heroines."--Melissa Marr, NYT bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series

How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators?

A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother's obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess' relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac's life and Kess' freedom.

Whenthe moon rises, the hunt is on….

About the Author: Jeanette Battista

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.
Jeanette is represented by Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg at the Foreword Agency.

My Review: I found this series to be refreshing in it's simplicity.  Were world meets real world problems.  Jeanette was able to capture the essence of a Leopard and its mannerisms as I would assume they would have as relating to a cat.  She was also able to capture the differences between Wolfs (dogs) and Leopards (cats) in a very funny way.  I enjoyed following Kess on this journey and see her learn at her young age that dedication doesn't have to be to ones pack but to those one loves.  Well written book and I expect to enjoy much more of this adventure with Jeanette. I give this book a 5 out of 5!