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When she agreed to go camping with her twin to honor a birthday milestone, Vivienne Bordeaux imagined itchy mosquito bites, the possibility of West Nile, and perhaps foot-fungus, but she never anticipated just how much her life would change. After almost dying under the snapping jaws of a rabid wolf—go figure—Vivienne is saved by a gorgeous, dark-haired man, who may just bWhen she agreed to go camping with her twin to honor a birthday milestone, Vivienne Bordeaux imagined itchy mosquito bites, the possibility of West Nile, and perhaps foot-fungus, but she never anticipated just how much her life would change. After almost dying under the snapping jaws of a rabid wolf—go figure—Vivienne is saved by a gorgeous, dark-haired man, who may just belong to a cult. Her attraction to Conall is strong, and she’s unable to control it, especially when he’s touching her….Conall Athelwulf is no man. He’s a werewolf, the leader of the largest pack in New York, and he knows better than anyone that relationships between weres and humans are strictly forbidden. So why is he unable to get beautiful, but very human, Vivienne Bordeaux out of his system? Amidst fears he’ll hurt her, Conall soon realizes that laws be damned, he’s unwilling to let her go. Instinct tells him Vivienne is his in every sense of the word, and a smart wolf heeds his instincts. When others threaten his claim, Conall is determined to teach them the hard way: fists or claws. But Vivienne isn’t as she seems, and both parties soon find themselves at the center of an epic war, where Vivienne may be key to the salvation of an entire race....

Title : Taken By Moonlight
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ISBN : 16039376
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Number of Pages : 494 Pages
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Taken By Moonlight Reviews

  • DKristin
    2018-10-04 09:06

    Well Ms. Dubrinsky, I LOVED your book!!! I have been reading more book recommendations when I can and when the books seem interesting that were suggested to me through the Fans of Interracial Romance group here on gr and this was the buddy read for September. I am so happy that I picked it up! So let's jump right in...What I LOVED about it: 1 - When it was hot and steamy, it was on fire hot and steamy! 2 - There was a very detailed and developed plot. There were witches, werewolves, vampires, druids, warlocks, and so on. The history was extensive on each and the way she linked it all together made sense and it was in a way that I have not read before! 3 - Conall!!!! Mother freaking smoking hot CONALL!!!! I want to lick him from head to toe just like the wolf that he is would do to his mate. I want to have his little wolf pups and have him call me beautiful one with his accent. Did I mention he has tattoos and he's huge and hot? *LAWD* I love the relationship between him and Viv! They are so right together and HAWT!!!! 4 - I loved the balance of drama/angst and happy hot fun time! I didn't feel over or undersexed and even though this is a series I felt like if I don't read another book in it I would be happy with the conclusion I got. Also, the epilogue rocked!!! 5 - Lastly, and very important to me when I read these kinds of books... the black women in the story were not gum popping, head swiveling stereotypes, despite living in New York and the ease with which the author could have gone there. Drew had her edge to her but they all seemed like real people I could hang with. It is hard to find sometimes even when the book is written by a person of color characters that aren't all the way on one end of the spectrum ie: gum popping, finger snapping or the other ie: completely denying that any difference exists. So yeah! I appreciate that, a lot! What could have been better... 1 - It was a massive book I think it said almost 500 pages. It made sense for everything that was covered but I think it could have been thinned out a little bit. 2 - The editing was done well but there were some distracting typos and places where it said "him" but should have said "her" for instance that threw me off from time to time. But it wasn't a huge deal. 3 - There were A LOT of characters. It was kind of difficult to keep track of after awhile. I was like wait who is he? Oh, is that a vamp or warlock or???? I assume we'll see a lot of these characters in the rest of the series so I get it but maybe I could have been introduced to less of them this time around. So I'm not going to give you a run down of what happens. You can read the synopsis and get an idea. Plus as I stated there are a lot of characters and there are all kinds of twists and turns and I don't want to give anything away. So I'm just going to do a casting for some of the main characters and call it a day... Read it!!! :D Vivienne & CassandreConallEliDrewMaxLucianAlexanderSamiaRaoul & Sloan

  • The BookChick
    2018-09-30 11:01

    It's not every day a girl wakes up and finds out that witches exist, her mother's one of them, she's a druid, and witches are after her, so please excuse me while I have a breakdown."My Rating: ★★★★★Book Description:When she agreed to go camping with her twin to honor a birthday milestone, Vivienne Bordeaux imagined itchy mosquito bites, the possibility of West Nile, and perhaps foot-fungus, but she never anticipated just how much her life would change. After almost dying under the snapping jaws of a rabid wolf—go figure—Vivienne is saved by a gorgeous, dark-haired man, who may just belong to a cult. Her attraction to Conall is strong, and she’s unable to control it, especially when he’s touching her….Conall Athelwulf is no man. He’s a werewolf, the leader of the largest pack in New York, and he knows better than anyone that relationships between weres and humans are strictly forbidden. So why is he unable to get beautiful, but very human, Vivienne Bordeaux out of his system? Amidst fears he’ll hurt her, Conall soon realizes that laws be damned, he’s unwilling to let her go. Instinct tells him Vivienne is his in every sense of the word, and a smart wolf heeds his instincts. When others threaten his claim, Conall is determined to teach them the hard way: fists or claws. But Vivienne isn't as she seems, and both parties soon find themselves at the center of an epic war, where Vivienne may be key to the salvation of an entire race.Page Count: 494 PagesPrimary Characters:Vivienne (Viv) - female protagonist (Druid)Conall - male protagonist (Were Alpha) Secondary Characters:Cassandre (Cassie) - Vivienne's twin sister (Druid)Drew - Vivienne's female friend (Changeling - Vampire) Max - Vivienne's male friend (Warlock/Witch)Eli - Conall's nephew (Were)Sloan - Conall's beta (Were)Raoul - Conall's beta (Were)Evenlyn - Viv and Cassie's mother (Witch)Maximillion - Max's father (Evil Witch)Samia - Vivienne's nemesis (Pack alpha female)My Thoughts:This is another one of those reviews that I won't give a lot of detail about because I don't want to ruin it for future readers. This is a must read book for anyone who loves an eclectic mix in their paranormal reading. Ms. Dubrinsky did an outstanding job merging legend, myth, history, magic, vampires, weres, druids, witches, and an interracial couple. Taken by Moonlight was a heavy mixture of elements that were expertly woven together in a story that was both complex and absolutely engaging. Vivienne has been roped into celebrating her twenty-third birthday camping with her twin sister and a few friends. Vivienne is not the outdoorsy type but she goes along for her sister's benefit. The twins are very close and she doesn't want to disappoint her sister. While on a "nature calls" run Vivienne is chased down by a lone wolf. Fearing for her life, Vivienne runs away from the wolf and into the arms of the most handsome man that she has ever encountered but facing Conall for the first time causes Vivienne to scream aaaaaand faint.Thrown off by Vivienne actions, he quickly picks her up and takes her back to the cave where his pack is running from that evening. Conall discovers his nephew Eli, in wolf form, was the wolf that chased Vivienne down in his attempt at a bit of fun. Conall chastises his nephew and leaves him to watch over Vivienne while he leads the pack on the evening run. While he is out, Vivienne comes around and encounters a smiling Eli. She is immediately on alter and fearful because she was taken away from her campsite. Eli's smiling face and easy going nature sets her at ease...it also doesn't hurt that he offers her something warm to drink and chocolate. Her ease with Eli instantly evaporates when Conall returns. Conall is big and imposing and Vivienne is afraid of (but mildly attracted to) him. Conall agrees to take Vivienne back to her sister's campsite and ends up carrying her because of her utterly exhausted. In his arms, Vivienne finds rest and Conall finds that he has developed an attraction for a human. A human. Weak! Frail! Taboo among their kind! In an attempt to purge Vivienne from his mind he goes to the camp where the wolves are and aggressively copulates with the alpha female. Unfortunately for Conall, it doesn't work as well as he hoped because he falls asleep with Vivienne on his mind.The next day brings Vivienne back to civilization and to her friends and roommates Drew and Max. The three go to a nice dinner and have plans to go to a new club, Fangs, that Max suggested. When the trio arrive at the club they are immediately engulfed into an atmosphere of scantily clad women and sex in the air. The girls do not adjust well and are very uncomfortable but Max sets off to find his woman-du-jour. As Vivienne and Drew are standing near the bar, Vivienne encounters a man that instantly gains her attention. She can't see his face but there is something around him from this back that enraptures her. Following him like a beacon, Vivienne makes her way to where he is....HE being Conall. Fate has brought them together again. The are taken on a fast paced journey of attraction, lust, love....and more.I love the multidimensionality of this story. This wasn't just a man-meets-woman-and-they-fall-in-love-and-live-happily-ever-after story. This story was complex in that in mixed a bit of history and myth together and compelling because it drew the reader into a world of magic, legends, and secrets. Both the primary and secondary characters were interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next with Cassie and Alexander and Drew and Max. Reading Time: 6.5 hoursFor more reviews, visit The BookChick with Kick blog

  • Lauryn King
    2018-10-06 09:27

    This book should be adapted into a movie! I am trying to stay calm for the sequel and wait patiently...This has to be the best wolf shifter book I've ever read! Conall Athelwulf...Even his name is so masculine! He is all the wolf that I'd ever need...He is one sexy hunk of wolfy deliciousness...He is the epitome of an alpha male, domineering, strong, virile, sexy...<Tell 'em Mama Dee! He makes your lady parts go: Overall, I love the action, the drama, the details (the author put in alot of research into this story and it shows), the depth of characters, romance...this book has it all!Violette, please keep going with this fantatic series! I love your work Violette, but a'int nobody got time for no sequels to this fabulous book!

  • Deloris
    2018-10-08 13:15

    I love this Book! Love Werewolves and this story was very exciting , there was so much action in this book I felt like I was watching an action Romance movie. Great job Violette Dubrinsky this book had more then hot sex it has passion and I felt it as if I were in the room with Conall and Vivienne. The powers that the characters were wonderful I love it when a authors thinks outside the box and writes great super powers. I was very pleased with the story and will be waiting for the next book in series I know it will be just as good. This was my first book by this author but this book was so good I purchased all of her other books too and I plan to enjoy each and every one.

  • Lenlyn01
    2018-09-26 14:07

    Ok I thought out of the box when I picked this book it had druids(which I never heard of until now), werewolves, vampires, warlocks and so on. Well I must say it was interesting but the most thing I loved is it was not a short book I care for books that have length to them but it still left loose ends so I wonder will it be a part two. I feel like it will be nothing was final with Max, Drew or Cassie. I hope Alexander surfaces again for Cassie. There mom Evelyn was a riot and so much about her daughters. Well as for Viv and Conall they fell relatively fas I must say. They didn't know much about each other but there connection is strong. The sex was made me blush and kept me interested. This was my first book by this author I'm impressed.

  • Anino
    2018-09-22 16:14

    I was thoroughly impressed by Ms. Dubrinksy's foray into the world of IRR/Paranormal Romance. She has done an exceptional job with this book, and I really wish that some authors would learn from her example that a good story can stand alone without heavy doses of erotica & just be seasoned with it.At the end of the book, there's a word that's mentioned 2x, that being the word "Perfect." And that's exactly the best way that I can describe this book, 100% pitch Perfect.Giving this one 5 Humongous Stars.

  • Vanae
    2018-10-19 09:01

    This was a good book, definitely could have been a great book if it didn't leave so many questions being asked in the end. I had questions in the end not because of my own curiosities, but because the author thought enough to bring other characters and their stories into the book, but never ended them. So I was left wandering "What happened to the Drew and the Warlock?” Any way’s If you go back and only read the parts about the main character and her Wolf Man, it’s a good story.

  • Michelle Gilmore
    2018-10-10 15:20

    This book had everything! Druids, witches, vampires, werewolves, twins etc. You name it, it was in this novel. This is the first novel I've read by Violette Durbrinsky, and although I thoroughly enjoyed, at times there was just too much going on for my personal tastes. The romance between Vivienne and Conall was sweet and erotic at the same time. The other characters such as Drew and Max etc. already having me planning to purchase book 2 the day its released :)

  • Stephanie E
    2018-10-16 16:29

    I could not get into this book. I am trying to figure out what all the hype is about. I tried several times but did not finish. Maybe I will try again at another time.

  • Kristin
    2018-09-26 16:02

    SO, I just finished Taken by Midnight and it was SOOOO GOOD! It's her birthday and Vivienne decides to take a camping trip with her twin sister Cassandre to celebrate their birthday. While in the woods Vivienne is "attacked" or so she thinks and is saved by Conall, the Cedar Creek wolf pack Alpha. Conall knows automatically that Vivienne is his mate,S something in Vivienne is released that makes their bond not just intense but magical as well. As their magical connection grows, dark forces make attempts to steal that something special inside Vivienne. Taken by Midnight is an epic tale on par with Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Lord of the Rings. It has Vampires, Greek Gods, Weres, Druids, Warlocks and Witches. Mixed in with all of that is a sweet story that has left me wanting more. I fell in love with every single character! Which is so rare for me. It was so good that I locked myself in my bedroom (literally!) and ignored my famiy until I finished it. I am hoping this will be the beginning of a series, so happy that Viv and Conall go their HEA, but what about Drew, Max, Cassie, and Alexander? (Hint, hint) I so badly want to go on and on about this novel but, cant without giving the story away. I will tell you this is a definite must read! I've read other novels by Ms. Dubrinsky, I've not been disappointed and neither will you. I cant wait to read more of her work.

  • ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
    2018-10-21 14:27

    Smart, excellent heroine and smoking hot alpha hero, this interracial/paranormal romance is a full length book and does not disappoint.Conall was gentle, loving, full of passion, sexy, dedicated and totally all about putting his mate first. All the while maintaining the hardness needed to exert his role as the alpha of his wolf pack.My only complaint about this book isthere was alot of faintingThe weird half animal half human sex kinda weirded me out, but other than that, HOT!I surely hope the author writes a book about Drew and the other twin!

  • CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
    2018-10-10 08:05

    Vivienne’s world is turned upside down, when she repeatedly bumps into the handsomest man she has ever seen. But keeping her hands off Conall is the least of her problems. He is her mate after all. But meeting him breaks the binding spell her mother has used to protect her and her sister. Finding herself in a world of werewolves and gods and being the only druids on the planet are the twins' real problems. Conall is the alpha of the biggest wolf pack in New York, and you get there by listening to your instincts or your wolf. So when he meets the seemingly human Vivienne and his wolf says, “She is theirs,” he throws caution to the wind and risks breaking one of the biggest supernatural laws. Then she stops being human and starts being a target for a crazed and evil witch, who also happens to be the father of her best friend. Conall and Vivienne have a lot to deal with, not least her lack of knowledge of pack rules. Between challenges and shunned exes, life is complicated. Pack politics aside, the evil grand wizard wanting immortality at any cost is a bigger threat to everyone. Especially when the cost he expects to pay is Vivienne and her sister. Ms. Dubrisnky has produced an amazing book, let down only by a few inconsistencies. The characters are full and exciting. Conall is a big-bad-wolf twisted around Vivienne’s pretty little finger. Taken by Moonlight is a long story, partly in preparation for what promises to be an exceptional series, which still manages to grip you at the start and keeps you hooked all the way through, with a well-developed world and comprehensive history. The build-up of tension and excitement stays until the very end, leaving the reader eager for the next installment. I highly recommend a visit to Cedar Creek Pack. I am sure we will be seeing them again very soon. Hollie Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More - See more at: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Book...

  • Tina
    2018-10-21 09:15

    4.5 starsWell written and entertaining.Smart, excellent heroine and smoking hot alpha hero.Humor! Usually sorely lacking in IR romances. A welcome element here.Although this is a fated mates story. It contains an actual love story with the characters growing into the relationship. I enjoyed the luxury of sitting back and reading a story that allowed a relationship to actually develop while still being immediate and exciting.Exciting plot, especially with the various Supernatural communities vying for power with Vivienne and her twin Cassandra playing pivotal roles in the showdown (even if they don't know it).I enjoyed that the villain had an actual reason for doing what he did. He wasn't just bad for bad's sake. He had true motivation. He was duplicitous but still he wasn't cartoony.Great secondary characters that made me as invested in them as I was in the main characters. I especially loved Max and Drew. I am hoping they are sequel bait because I would love to see them meet up again. They were heartbreaking. Poor Max & Drew.Ditto Cassandra and Alex.Fantastic read all around!

  • new_user
    2018-09-22 13:21

    Verdict: mostly good! Ironically, I enjoyed everything in this romance but the romance, since some sex scenes were repetitive and the love interest was the typical overprotective, "thou-shalt-not-leave-the-house-unless-I'm-stalking-you" werewolf. You know the type. LOL.Also wasn't amused by the protagonist's "oops, might get pregnant, tee hee!" attitude, egged on by friends, or her forgetting her job, particularly since she was explicit and practical about both earlier.On the other hand, the pages went by fast, given the above-average word count, and I loved the Buffy-esque urban fantasy action! Loved the various warlocks, witches, werewolves, vampires, and druids with legends unique to Violette Dubrinsky's world. (Go blue guys!) I loved that Vivienne's family and heritage played such a big role and were a part of this world-building too. I really enjoyed all the characters and their individual storylines- or the storylines that were teased! I want to see their stories continue! Especially Max and Alexander. I've read on Dubrinsky's blog that Max's book is forthcoming, yay!

  • Deb
    2018-10-04 11:15

    For a fan of both paranormal and IRR it is hard as hell to find a book that combines the two. Then when you do it is usually a short read. This right here was a full length, PR/IRR that was so well written it blew my socks off! I was so caught up in the world that the author created and the love story of the H&H that when it ended I was absolutely ticked off. I could have read this story forever. If you like these 2 genre's but can't ever find anything worth reading, trust me you must get this. I loaned it to a friend with the same interests and she has proclaimed it the best book of the year. Trust me, you wont be disappointed.

  • Sharon 📚Bookaholic
    2018-10-15 13:06

    This book was really good. I just came across this author on the internet and it appears she has not released anything in some years. But this book had it all from the PNR world, Wolves, witches, druids it kept me on my toes. I loved every bit of it. The characters were really well developed and kept you engaged in the story.

  • 52ShadesofClay
    2018-10-22 11:21

    Awesome story and I can't wait for the sequel. It fell short of 5 stars for a few reasons: Too long, it was all over the place at times, and a few too many characters/subplots for one book. Great set up for a series and well developed fantasy world.

  • Ayana
    2018-09-21 11:03

    Great PNR story! Really enjoy the plot and the attention and details that the author gave. Seriously, this is a great stand alone PNR read! :)Ohhhh! It's a series? Really? AWESOME! :D

  • raeneysa
    2018-10-17 15:59

    this read was not for me i'm going to leave as that

  • Elly Chan
    2018-10-12 12:03

    I feel so conflicted. On one hand I enjoyed most parts of the book although at the end I was skimming the Conall and Vivienne scenes. It was nice how in depth or more-so how imperfect the background of the council and its history was. It was how everything is perfect for one group and all is happy. There were conflicts internally and externally. On the other hand i felt like it focussed on the side characters just a bit too little. At the end I was wondering about Drew, Max and Cassie more than the main H and h. The H and h's conflicts were basically resolved and one could perturbed that everything was going to be resolved in the end but I kept wondering about Drew and what would happen to her. I understand that there are possibilities or a sequel to this story, although I highly doubt it now, but it just cuts off with Drew seeing the picture of herself, max possibly becoming the leader of the witches. I wish there was a tiny bit more closer to that. With Cassie I was more satisfied because for her end there was high indication that she'll see Alex again, but for the i there's we had no clue. Along with that, I didn't quite like how the h would forgot about her friends. When she spent time with Conall hiding from Conin she barely mentions Max and almost finished him. Idk about her but if my even if my friend was kidnapped by his father I would be more worried about him. She knew the personality of his father yet she was so dismissal. Overall I still hold onto my fleeting hope that Max and Drew will reunite, as we'll probably never see the continuation to this plot. :( Seeing how the author has disappeared completely.

  • Kekesea12gmail.Com
    2018-09-30 13:09

    the stories of the other characters are incomplete. violette shouldn't have introduced those other characters and their relationships in such detail unless she was going to give a conclusion to them in that same serie.

  • G
    2018-09-25 11:08

    Nice reading.

  • Daph
    2018-09-28 11:25

    3.5 StarsI haven't read a fantasy/paranormal book in a long time, and I'm not sure why I cracked this one open except that I enjoy Violette's Facebook group immensely, so I figured I'd better see what all the fuss was about with her writing. I'd read (and enjoyed) a short story of hers and started "Fallen" but haven't been able to really get into it.Dubrinsky is a solid writer. Her worldbuilding and character development is vivid. I was all into Vivienne from the moment she staggered off into the woods. I wish more indie authors would follow suit and begin their stories closer to the inciting event, foregoing prologues and backstory (info dumps) to open their books. Vivienne takes one for the team and goes camping for her twin sister's half of their birthday celebration. Her disdain for the outdoors is funny and completely relatable. It also sets up for a great juxtaposition when she meets the love interest. A werewolf! It's been a while since I simply enjoyed an indie-produced title. Thank you, Violette. "Taken by Moonlight" was a lot of fun. I didn't want to put it down. I laughed, I "oh no he didn't" a few times, I even misted up a little bit.Some parts were pretty silly to me. I figured these intelligent and aged folks should have figured out what was happening at certain points (like knitting together the twins' ancestry or the portal being a certain Druid landmark), but Conall and his pack ended up chasing their tails and scratching their heads. I was able to look past those few slips because I cared deeply about the people on the pages. The writing was tidy, but there were a few distracting errors. Overall, though, a very well done book. I think what had me excited to turn the pages were Max and Drew. OMG! I must know what happened to them. I so want them to find each other again. They were such rich parts of the supporting cast. Watching things unfold from their vantage point was a real treat. There are so many paths I want to follow with this storyline, like: what happened to Alexander? Will he resurrect himself? Is he Cassie's mate? Or was Raoul trying to holler? And the babies. I don't usually like stories that end with breeding (human or otherwise), but I'm deeply intrigued by the children and their abilities. And Max and Drew! Come on!I can't say enough how much I appreciate being able to laugh in a book. There were scenes where I could not stop grinning. Like pretty much any time Eli was on the page. I was fist pumping at Vivienne's feistiness, how she was determined to stand on her own beside her man and let everybody know who he belonged to. She was by no means submissive. The strength of her spirit rivaled that of Conall's and she left him in awe of her (and maybe a little afraid) at every turn. I LOVED IT! Conall was kind of forgettable for me and I would have like more genuine affection for one another -- something beyond the mating bond. Everything with them was sex, but that's what mates do, I suppose. He made no apologies for letting the beast rule him. He reminded Vivienne, often, that he was more animal than man. I can dig it. There were a lot of characters and, for lack of a better term, species in this book. I was a little disappointed in the arc about the witches. I wanted a little more conflict there, but the goal/motivation was so base (Maximillian wanting to restore is immortality) that what else was there to fight about? He was deliciously evil. I wanted his schemes to be completely uncovered, especially by his covenant. He tried to play everybody. The resolution went a little too fast for me, and I really wanted to watch more of Maximillian's suffering for all the crimes he committed. I'm kind of morbid, I guess. I could have done without the aftermath of the mating ceremony=giant werewolf orgy.I see there's a second book, but it isn't about any of the players of this one. I'm kinda bummed. I really wanted to learn how everyone grew into their powers and roles in the supernatural world. I especially want to know about Drew and her vampire. Very nicely done, Ms. Dubrinsky. Thank you!

  • LastBreath
    2018-10-06 11:15

    Several years ago I developed a fascination for UF/PNR novels that are based around Shifters. It gained amazing momentum with an email titled 'OMFG I need an alpha'. Curiosity piqued, I clicked on the link so graciously provided by my reading buddy. It opened on a popular amateur erotica writers site with the title Taken by Moonlight by a person under the pseudonym, Secretfantasy69.To sate my nostalgia I purchased the same story from Amazon. Rather than being under the pseudonym, it is now presented by the authors given name, Violette Dubrinsky. I easily slipped back into the world of warring gods, witches, vampires, warlocks, druids and Weres. Years later it still has that same effect, like someone has given me a cool glass of water while stumbling around the desert.The main characters, Conall Athelwulf & Vivienne Bordeaux, have always danced on my peripheral. Even when I had forgotten their names, their character traits were still in residence. For me, they represented something new and exciting. It also exposed how I had become conditioned to accepting one particular brand of romance.Unfortunately they also set the benchmark for many of my IR romance reads based around UF/PNR.Like a fairytale, it does come across nearly too perfect. Of course this does contain the prescribed passion & discord expected in any book. But sometimes I crave the more dirty and turbulent waters. The kind that pushes the characters beyond their comfort zone. Something which redefines themselves, and to a greater extent, the reader.Drew Tierney, a supporting female character, could possibly fulfill this insatiable need. She represents the wide eyed innocent who has everything turned upside down. Torn between friendship & the need for normal she ventures off, only to be fully consumed by the world of dangerous, yet beautiful, monsters.In some parts it felt inundated with information and I had to keep referring to my Kindle Notes to figure out the who's, who. Did I find it frustrating? No. Only when someone interrupted me before the end of a chapter.Though there are many explicit scenes between the h/H it isn't as heavily descriptive as others that saturate the market. So if you're not a fan of the two backed beast, you have been warned. By the same token it reads pretty vanilla, so it's reasonably palatable.Also, even though it is Book 1, it doesn't leave you with a cliffhanger. Probably because it isn't a story based on the h/H POV. There's several characters that add to the blend. It gives a much more dynamic view on how each reads their own species and the others. So rest assured, you will come away satisfied. Unless you're a serial series reader, in which case Colorblind is ready at Amazon.Once again thanks for putting up with my rambling review.Happy Reading

  • Jannah ❥ bewitched by 'dem heartbreakers
    2018-10-15 15:11

    Oh wow if I haven't said this before then I will now. I BOW DOWN TO THE SHEER AWESOMENESS THAT IS MS. DUBRINSKY.This book merged, myth, magic, vampires, weres, druids, and witches in a seamless way. Taken by Moonlight had an interracial couple and elements that were expertly woven together in a story to create a story that was complex and absolutely captivating.Our heroine, Vivienne was coerced to go camping with her twin sister and few friends to celebrate their twenty-third birthday. Vivienne is not really the outdoorsy type of person but the twins are very close and so couldn't tell her sister no. While on a “nature calls” run Vivienne gets lost and ends up being chased down by a lone wolf. She runs away from the wolf and ends up in the arms of the most handsome man that she has ever encountered. Unfortunately, facing Conall for the first time surprises Vivienne so much she ends up screaming and then unconscious.Conall, surprised to stumble upon such a beauty in the wilderness, takes her back to his cave where his pack is running that evening. Conall leaves his young cousin Eli to watch over Vivienna while he leads the pack on the evening run. While he is out, Vivienne comes around and encounters a smiling, ecstatic Eli whose easy going nature sets her at ease immediately. Unfortunately, her ease ends when big, imposing, absolutely handsome Conall returns. He agrees to take Vivienne back to her sister’s campsite and ends up carrying her because of her exhaustion and in his big, beefy arms she actually falls asleep.Conall realizes he's actually attracted to a human which is considered taboo among his kind. The next day, Vivienne returns to civilization and they go out for a nice dinner with her sister and friends only for her to encounter the most alluring man she's EVER met who turns out to be none other than Conall AGAIN. Apparently he owns the bar they went to and from there together they are taken on a fast paced journey of attraction, lust, love….and supernatural developments..This story was alluring and unique because it mixed a bit of history and myth together. It was also compelling because it drew the reader into a world of magic, legends, and secrets. Both the primary and secondary characters were interesting and I can't wait for the continuation of the secondary characters.

  • Margaret
    2018-10-16 14:19

    BOOK 1 KINDLE BESTSELLER LIST MULTICULTURAL ROMANCE- TOP SELLER FANTASY ROMANCE- TOP 100 When she agreed to go camping with her twin to honor a birthday milestone, Vivienne Bordeaux imagined itchy mosquito bites, the possibility of West Nile, and perhaps foot-fungus, but she never anticipated just how much her life would change. After almost dying under the snapping jaws of a rabid wolf—go figure—Vivienne is saved by a gorgeous, dark-haired man, who may just belong to a cult. Her attraction to Conall is strong, and she’s unable to control it, especially when he’s touching her…. Conall Athelwulf is no man. He’s a werewolf, the leader of the largest pack in New York, and he knows better than anyone that relationships between weres and humans are strictly forbidden. So why is he unable to get beautiful, but very human, Vivienne Bordeaux out of his system? Amidst fears he’ll hurt her, Conall soon realizes that laws be damned, he’s unwilling to let her go. Instinct tells him Vivienne is his in every sense of the word, and a smart wolf heeds his instincts. When others threaten his claim, Conall is determined to teach them the hard way: fists or claws. But Vivienne isn’t as she seems, and both parties soon find themselves at the center of an epic war, where Vivienne may be key to the salvation of an entire race.

  • jericho
    2018-09-24 08:05

    Overall I enjoyed the book. The writing is good though I noticed a few mistakes; whether it's because I read the e-book version or just in general, I don't know.I'm not much of a fan of relationships that are based solely on magical, unexplained reasons. The way Vivienne and Conall suddenly became attracted to each other didn't make much sense. I mean, it helped that it was based mostly on physical attraction but I wish it was explained as something that werewolves feel, the strong impulse and attraction to one another to determine their mates.Another thing I wasn't a fan of was how Drew and the other friend's storyline ended (forgive me, I can't remember his name at the moment). I was left wanting more for them. It has to do with personal preference; I just didn't like their ending at all.I did enjoy the world-building however. Vivienne was a believable character. I liked that Conall, while said to be rather attractive, wasn't the "perfect" man. His faults were acknowledged and not just passed over. Same with Vivienne.Ultimately, I would keep this book in my library and probably recommend it to my friends.

  • Tony
    2018-10-17 15:25

    What a ride! I didn't want to put this book down for anything. Great characters and a great plot. Ms. Dubrinsky did a wonderful job of world building in this first book. With so many interesting characters that she can take this series in a myriad of directions from the past, the present, or into the future. This may have been the best paranormal romance I've read. Let me also add that this book reads as a stand alone, no cliff hanger ending. Now that I've given the kudos I have to add that there were some editing issues that needed to be addressed. Toward the middle of the book I noticed the transposing of words and interchanging of words. At times I would get confused as to the positioning of people for example, one minute it would read as if they were by a table or something and then a few paragraphs later they were on the floor. It didn't take away from my enjoyment, just slowed me down a bit. Lastly, at the end of the book when all the major action is over it seemed like a few of the sex scenes between the h/h were just filler. With so many characters that space could have been used differently (just my opinion of-course).

  • Madhellena
    2018-10-06 11:28

    Good book but hard to follow because too much is going on.The good: I liked the worldbuilding - not many new concepts when it comes to vamps, shifters and witches (except for warlocks), but a believable context.I also liked the characters, they were well developed and the relationship between the hero and heroine was ok (I allow for insta-love in my PNR books :P).Interesting storyline.The bad: Too much going on - several POV, lots of side-stories, many intersecting characters. At a certain point it became stressful to follow. The heroine and her sister are dumber than a tree stump. Correction, 80% of the females in the book are dumber than tree stumps (the only exceptions are the Elder wolf and the Druid grandmother). Fortunately, the story was good enough to keep me from giving up on the book. P.S. I just saw that the next book is about Leon and Penny - wasn't that supposed to predate this one? The next should be about Cassie and Alexander or Drew and Max.

  • Ash
    2018-09-28 11:25

    I randomly downloaded the sample of this book on my nook as I have been on a recent interracial romance kick. I go thru various genres/subjects where I saturate myself in them for a month or two gobbling up that genre until I'm ready to move on. So given that, I had no expectations for this book. I must say it transcended my current IR obsession and I was blown away. This book was good. Very good. It has the common themes in paranormal romance (shifters, vampires, witches, etc.) but added a new element (druids). At times there was a little too much going on but that did not wane my interest. I am so pleasantly surprised and happy. I cannot wait for the next one in the series and am going to research the authors and series more now. I also did not realize that this is a new release and picked it up days after it was published... hoping this does not mean I have too long of a wait for the next one!