ARC Review: Damnation – Bonus Edition (Blue Moon Saloon) by Anna Lowe

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Anna Lowe
Blue Moon Saloon
Twin Moon Press
November 1st 2016
ARC Review Copy


Exclusive bonus edition chock full of extras!

This exclusive bonus edition includes the full story of DAMNATION (Book 1 of the Blue Moon Saloon series), plus the entire prequel, PERFECTION, and a bonus epilogue which is not available in any form anywhere except in this bonus edition. This special edition is also packed with rich extras such as “the making of” Damnation, recipes, and games.

He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure hasn’t forgiven him.

Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?

A sexy bear, a stubborn she-wolf, and a very cozy den.

It’s a stormy winter’s night in the mountains, and she-wolf Jessica Macks is desperate to find shelter. So desperate, she’ll even settle for an unoccupied bear den, despite all the warnings she’s heard about her pack’s mysterious neighbors. It doesn’t take long before unwanted company in the form of bear shifter Simon Voss comes lumbering in. The two can let out their claws and fight, or they can lower their defenses and keep each other warm. But the instinct to survive isn’t the only force at work in that cozy den — destiny is, too. Before Jessica and Simon know it, they’re cuddled together in human form and letting warm heat right over to hot as they give in to temptation for the very first time.

- Exclusive bonus epilogue
- The "making of" the Blue Moon Saloon series
- The "making of" Damnation
- Bonus recipe
- Bonus games
- Sneak peeks

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. Each book is a complete standalone story — no cliffhangers!

* Paranormal romances with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *



Damnation the Bonus Edition comes with the entire prequel, Perfection, the full story of Damnation (Book 1 of the Blue Moon Saloon series), and a steamy bonus epilogue, The Mating Bite, that is only available in this exclusive edition plus a few more additional exclusive content.

This Bonus Edition is well worth purchasing. All the extra content is nicely done and who doesn’t love extra content. If I already didn’t own Perfection & Damnation, the single titles, I would buy this one instead. 


Reviews below on Perfection, Damnation, and The Mating Bite.

Perfection is the prequel to the Blue Moon Saloon series. 

Does it have to be read first. No. It’s a very short story that features our main characters from Damnation, Simon and Jessica, it’s their first meeting. 

This is an instal-thing, destiny. They know they are mates the moment they meet, but their are several obstacles for them to over come; before they can be together. Here they spend two days together, snowed in, getting all hot and heavy with each other. Their is a little foreshadowing, that even though they have found each other their future will be a ruff one, before they get their happy-ever-after. 

The story was just ok for me. It was nice to see their first meet, but really not necessary to know before going into Damnation or the the Blue Moon Saloon series. For fans of Ms. Lowe and her shifters, it’s a nice treat.

Rated: 3 Stars


What happens when old hurts still linger and old threats come calling?

Damnation is book one in the Blue Moon Saloon series by Anna Lowe. What a wonderful new series that brings us strong heroines, alpha heroes, shifters of all kinds, hot cowboys, action, and much more.

The Blue Moon Saloon series takes place in the same world as The Twin Moon Ranch series. What is important to note is that both series can be read separately even though they are in the same world coexisting side-by-side. The author does a fabulous job bring her world to life and working in the characters from the other series, but what’s impressive is that she made them feel brand new or if you are a fan, ones you have come to love.  

I devoured this book in one sitting. I had a great time with this second chance romance. I will never be board or get enough of Ms. Lowe’s characters and world. She is an outstanding writing that can bring her characters to life, pulling the reader in deeply, making you feel for them. 

Jessica and Simon have a past that caused them both to be hurt in more ways then one. These two had a few things to work out and also an old enemy that doesn’t want to see them together come around. These two go through so many emotions; before they finally clear the air and work everything out. When they finally hook-up again, well the sexy times are sensual, steamy, and romantic. As for our enemy it was rather quick, but you know they will be back.

Their is a prequel, Perfection, for Simon and Jessica. It’s their beginning, before everything went wrong. No, I have not read it. Should you read it before you read Damnation? Well some reviewers say yes, I on the other hand can’t say until I read it, but I felt the story stood on it’s own.

Damnation was a sweet second chance romance that will take you on a whirlwind of emotions, action, suspense, and love that never faded. I highly recommend this new series as well as her Twin Moon Ranch. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series. 

Rated: 4 Stars


The special edition short story only featured in this Bonus Edition, The Mating Bite.

This was a very short and sweet story. We get to see Simon and Jessica finally seal their bound with the mating bite. It’s sweet and oh so steamy sexy. Fan’s will love this exclusive story. 

I for one enjoyed The Mating Bite. The Blue Moon Saloon series has fast become one of my favorite shifter series to read. Ms. Lowe is a master at weaving emotional tales that pull you into the world and characters. 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I bought Perfection & Damnation. I also received a complimentary copy provided by Anna Lowe with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & 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.

4 comments on “ARC Review: Damnation – Bonus Edition (Blue Moon Saloon) by Anna Lowe

  1. Thanks so much for the review! I’m glad you liked the new bonus scene!
    Anna Lowe recently posted…Behind the scenes: Gambling on TroubleMy Profile

    • It is always a delight to return to the Blue Moon Saloon series and revisit new and old characters. I do so love bonus content and thank you for putting this together for your fans and those new to you.

  2. Great review. Nice that they included the extra short stories.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Freed Audiobook By Amanda Carlson (REVIEW)My Profile

    • I do love extra content especially short stories featuring the main characters or characters in the series. They are aways fun to read. ^_^