Review: Diamond Moon (Black Hills Wolves #12) by Celia Breslin ~ Excerpt/Giveaway

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Diamond Moon

Black Hills Wolves #12

Celia Breslin

Diamond Moon-bigGenre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Date of Publication: March 27, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-61333-803-2

ASIN: B00T2E7ZEY

Number of pages: 85

Word Count: 29,737

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

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Book Description:

Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.

Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.

She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?

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~ 4 Diamond Moon Stars ~ 

Diamond Moon is book twelve in the Black Hills Wolvesseries by Celia Breslin and can be read as a stand-a-lone. 

CBreslin did a great job with the writing. I have read only one other book in this series and it feel below pair for me, but Diamond Moon surprised me with the story and writing. 

Darci our human-wolf hybrid has a big problem that could end with her life. She comes to the Black Hills seeking help and ends up finding more then she expected. 

Ross our full-blooded wolf never expected to find his mate when he came back to the Tao pack to help them rebuild. He has to find a way to save her and help her accept the wolf inside.

Though the plot is not complicated their is a little conflict. Darci is not her father, but because of who he was and the type of wolf, it causes fear in the pack and others to see her differently. As for her little problem well I was impressed with the description of this issue and a little turned off (you will have to read to find out), but mostly impressed on how the author portrayed this. Ross really moved me with his understand. He held back his wolf, since he understood that Darci does not understand or know that they are mates. He helps her feel comfortable and when it’s time to save her, he follows his instincts. The relationship builds nicely for a short story.

All around Diamond Moon was a good read and I enjoyed CBreslin’s writing style. If you enjoy quick insta-love reads, then this book is for you.

* Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Celina Breslin via Bewitching Book Tours with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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He reached out with his Wolf senses. The feedback froze his fingers on the doorknob. Female. Damn, she smelled good. Human. Wolf. Wait…both? The copper tang of blood hit his nose. And injured.

He flung open the door. His abrupt move caught his visitor off guard, one small, white fist raised to knock. The woman startled and fell forward. Catching her, he pulled her inside, kicking the door shut with his foot.

She sagged against him, a shivering bundle of wet woman. Underneath the dampness, her scent drop-kicked his gut. Apples and cinnamon. Roses and honey. His body perked up, taking extreme notice. He fought the growl of possession threatening to tear out of his throat. Holy hell, had his potential mate just walked into his home in the middle of a storm?

The scent of her blood jump-started his brain into action. He lowered her gently to the floor. “Jesus. You okay?”

His instincts urged him to check her for wounds, but he was a stranger and didn’t want to spook her. But goddamn, he wanted to touch her. Peel off her wet clothes. See all of her. With a jacket covering her torso, tight jeans hiding her legs, and her ball cap pulled low on her face, all he’d seen so far was her quivering pale chin, full red lips, and those delicate, trembling hands.

“S-s-sorry, d-dripping all ov-v-ver your f-f-floor,” she said, teeth chattering. Her snow white fingers curled on the hardwood, arms trembling with her effort to keep herself upright. Blood streaked the wood. A line of liquid crimson slid down her jaw and dripped from her chin onto her jacket.

To hell with propriety. “You’re injured. Let me help you.” He pulled off her cap and damn near swallowed his tongue.

Big green eyes blinked up at him from a face so pale it made him think of moonlight. Drenched, short black hair lay plastered to her head, the ends framing features reminiscent of the fairies his sister loved to draw for the hidden-object games she designed. Ethereal beauty. My beauty. He stroked a knuckle down her cheek then ran his thumb over her soft, full lower lip.

She flinched and batted his hand away, falling to her side in the process.

Ross snapped back to reality with a healthy hit of guilt. “Shit. Sorry.”

His gaze shot to her forehead where a two-inch cut sent blood trailing over her prominent cheekbone with its silky-smooth skin he’d so enjoyed caressing—

Shit. He gave himself a mental ass kicking for scaring her. “I’m Ross. You’re safe here. Promise.”

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Celia BreslinCelia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series – The Tranquilli Bloodline – is available from Champagne Books.  Diamond Moon is her first werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s Black Hills Wolves shifter line.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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22 comments on “Review: Diamond Moon (Black Hills Wolves #12) by Celia Breslin ~ Excerpt/Giveaway

  1. Looking forward to reading this book

  2. Interesting story 🙂

  3. I love the Black Hills Wolves series and another beautiful cover, too. I enjoyed the excerpt. Blessings and Thanks to all.

  4. i like the cover and the blurb !!!
    thx u for hosting 🙂

  5. The book sounds interesting , thanks.

  6. Hi Angela,

    Thank you for taking the time to read and review Diamond Moon, and for hosting us on your blog today! Much appreciated. 🙂

    I’m excited to share that Diamond Moon is on a couple Amazon Best Seller lists! ::happy dance:: It’s also available on Google Play, All Romance, and Barnes & Noble (::waves:: at Nook readers), yay!

    cheers,

    Celia
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  8. It’s only in fantasy reads where I can tolerate insta love… Sometimes lol
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    • I can understand. Insta-love/attractions can be hit or miss for me. I think it depends on how the author writes it either they make it believable or not. Thank’s for stoping by Braine. It’s always a pleasure to have swing by.

    • HI Braine,

      Me, too! It’s a fun escape, isn’t it? 🙂

      In my Wolf stories for the BHW line, “fated” mates is part of being a Wolf. That said, the characters don’t always like the concept. This is particularly true in my next Wolf story for the Black Hills Wolves line, featuring Ross’s sister and her reluctant mate.
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  9. This sounds like an enjoyable read, and I loved the excerpt.