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February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

 

 

Moon Craving is the second in Lucy Monroe's Children of the Moon series.

 

If it were up to him, Talorc—laird of the Sinclair clan and leader of his werewolf pack— would never marry. But when the king orders that Talorc wed an Englishwoman, the lone wolf is shocked to find his mate in the strong-willed Abigail. And after an intensely climactic wedding night, the two fiercely independent souls sense an unbreakable bond…


Deaf since childhood, Abigail hopes to keep her affliction from Talorc as long as possible. And for his part, he has no intention of telling her about being a werewolf. But when Abigail learns that the husband she’s begun to love has deceived her, it will take all of his warrior’s strength—and his wolf’s cunning—to win his wife back. And Talorc will have to face his biggest challenge yet: the vulnerability of a man in love…

 

Check out Lucy's website for a trailer, more info on the series, and her previous books. And don't miss Romantic Reads next week: she'll be visiting from February 8th-12th to answer all your questions!

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

YES!!! cannot wait! im getting it this weekend i think, cause it comes out tomorrow!

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

I posted in the wrong topic -- I want to know what's coming next!  That's the worst of getting advance review copies.  Cheyenne has all the pleasure of reading ahead of her, and I'm already longing for Moon #3.  Please say there's another one on the way?

 

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

so was it good

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

so i went to the store to buy it- and it was sold out...

therefore, i ordered it...ugh really want to read it !

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

Welcome, Lucy!

 

Tell us about

Moon Craving and the whole series starting with Moon Awakening!

 

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

Lucy has written a variety of books. Here are a few:

 

Watch over Me  

 

3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys

  

 

Deal with This  

 

Ready  

 

Willing  

 

And Able  

 

The Spy Who Wants Me  

 

Satisfaction Guaranteed  

 

 

Annabelle's Courtship  

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Re: February Feature #2: MOON CRAVING by Lucy Monroe

I've read a couple of Lucy's books but I know I have others in my TBR pile. I'm going to pick up a copy of the new one -- it sounds REALLY good.

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Moon CravingThanks so much for having me here, Melanie!  I absolutely love this series, so talking about it is no hardship. :smileyhappy:

 

Moon AwakeningMillennia ago God created a race of people so fierce even their women were feared in battle. These people were warlike in every way, refusing to submit to the rule of any but their own...no matter how large the forces sent to subdue them. Their enemies said they fought like animals. Their vanquished foe said nothing, for they were dead.

And so starts "Their Beginning" which can be read in full on the Children of the Moon website, or as the prologue for both Moon Awakening and Moon Craving. (Which are incidentally the #2 & #1 bestselling Paranormal Historicals respectively on B&N.com right now.  Doing the happy dance! :smileyvery-happy:)

I began reading shapechangers with Lorie O'Clare's first werewolf books back in 2003, I think it was.  I soon discovered authors like Christine Feehan, MaryJanice Davidson and Sherrilyn Kenyon.  I glommed every shapechanger book I could find and I fell in love with this alternate world of beings that took the concept of honor, mating and love to a special level.  Love wasn't just about emotions, but the body chemistry element could be explored because it was exaggerated.  The same for the honor between partners and the mating that resulted, not just in possible happy for right now conclusions, but lifelong commitments that had deeper reasons for succeeding.  It wasn't long before my own creative well started flowing in this direction.

 

When I started playing with the idea (as in characters in my head would not shut up and let me write my other books) of writing a paranormal series, I knew I wanted to create a world I could believe in, a world my readers could experience on a truly visceral level in my stories. That world had to have multiple layers and encompass something more than the simple premise of being able (or forced to) shift into wolf form. It needed its own culture that fit in with real history and yet was not in our written annals.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've always been fascinated by the peoples that have disappeared from recorded history. Maybe even more fascinated than by the ones we have plenty of information about. The Amazon women tribes of South America, the Settlers of Ronoake Island, the Anasazi from North America, the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, etc., but my strongest interest lay in the Picts. The woad painted warriors who disappeared from Britain's history long before Scotland became part of the unified land. Who were these people that left behind stone relics of their existence, but almost no verbal history and none written?

They could have been shapechangers, a race of people who were not large enough a part of the population to survive the violence in Scotland during the Middle Ages without blending into the fully human clans around them. Or so, I surmised...and a world was born. A world of fierce warriors that would mate for life, of humans that would prove their strength despite their lack of an extra animal nature, of children that played like cubs and elders who dispensed justice as well as advice. I love getting lost in that world and I think because I love it so much, readers can love it too.

 

Moon Awakening was my first foray into the historical world of the Chrechte.  I started writing the book long before I got to finish it, but once I did, ideas for several more stories immediately made themselves known.  Health issues prevented me from writing those books as quickly as I wanted to, but I'm back on target now and the next story should be out Feb 2011. :smileyhappy:

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Moon AwakeningMoon Awakening
Berkley Sensation (mass market paperback)
ISBN: 0425214265
February 2007

 

Nominated for a Romantic Times Award

 

"I have yet to pick up a Lucy Monroe book that I could put down without reading it from first page to last." ~ New York Times Bestselling Author, Lora Leigh

 

An enthralling new romantic tale that pushes the boundaries between love and hate, passion and pain-and man and beast...

When Emily Hamilton's family is ordered to send a woman to the Scottish highlands for marriage to the laird of the Sinclair, Emily volunteers in order to save her younger sister from such a fate. But at her new home, the only friend she finds is the laird's sister-especially after Emily's stubborn streak causes the laird to cancel the marriage. And though her plans have gone awry, she refuses to return home...

Lachlan Balmoral is laird of his clan-and leader of his pack. One of the most feared werewolves prowling the Highlands, he is on the march against the hated Sinclair, who have abducted a Balmoral woman. He kidnaps the sister of the Sinclair laird, planning to marry her off in revenge-but the woman he takes along with her proves to be the greater prize...

For Emily feeds a desire he has never known existed. And though Lachlan would not think of touching his enemy's betrothed, he must know how a mere woman could tame his heart so easily...

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Cheyenne_Catina wrote:

so i went to the store to buy it- and it was sold out...

therefore, i ordered it...ugh really want to read it !


 

Thanks so much for ordering it, Cheyenne!  I'm sorry it was sold out for your sake, but am doing the typical happy author dance knowing others have bought the book. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Hugs,

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EloisaJames wrote:

I posted in the wrong topic -- I want to know what's coming next!  That's the worst of getting advance review copies.  Cheyenne has all the pleasure of reading ahead of her, and I'm already longing for Moon #3.  Please say there's another one on the way?

 

Eloisa


 

Hey, Eloisa...several people have commented to me about how much they liked your article on Forced Marriage.  I loved it, of course. :smileyhappy:  As for the next Moon book?  It will be Barr's story...he's been sent to fill in as laird in a clan with a Chrechte pack until the heir is fully trained and old enough to lead on his own.  And it is slated for release Feb of 2011 as far as I know. :smileyhappy:  Thanks for asking!

 

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Lucy

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Lucy, you have written books in such a wide variety of genres. Do you plan to write only paranormals now?

I was gearing up to ask you about the appeal of shapeshifters, but you talked about that a bit already! I do love the combination of Scotsman and shapeshifters, though. I mean, talk about two great types of heroes rolled into one!

 

I love the idea of the tattoos...Do you have anything to say about their symbolism?

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I've always been fascinated by what happened to those races of people to, Lucy ~~ and all the possibilities.  It's why I love the stories of Atlantis so much, I think.  I'm loving Children of The Moon!!  I read your foreword in Moon Awakening, and couldn't agree more w/ you about Feehan and Kenyon opening doors to us~~ me as a reader, and thank God, you as a writer!!  I never thought I'd be reading so many paranormal stories that I'm goobling up and loving.  Who knew I'd be in love w/ Demons and fallen angels?? That shape shifters would quickly become my books of choice?  And again on the family thing~~I love that in most ALL shifter clans, they are close with not only their families, but thier whole clans.  They ARE family.  I like that. 

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Ooh, thanks for the introduction, and glad to hear there's more coming, Lucy!  I've really enjoyed your other titles in other subgenres, so I'm really looking forward to catching up with your Children of the Moon series!  I love the idea of a "forgotten" or disappeared culture with so much going for it!

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oks o 3-8 business days..cant wait!...

and i love the idea of the books...

i also think its cool learning about ancient civilizations that are cloaked in mystery...

ive read tons of your books and think that they were awesome!

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Melanie_Murray wrote:  Lucy, you have written books in such a wide variety of genres. Do you plan to write only paranormals now?
Nope. :smileyhappy:  Just call me a multi-tasker, but as much as I adore my Children of the Moon characters, I don't think I would be satisfied exploring only their world.  I need the opportunity to write the types of stories that do best in Presents and my new series for Brava is pretty intriguing for me as well. :smileyhappy: 

And there would be some (hopefully lots ::g::smileyhappy: of readers who would be pretty disappointed if I stopped writing the other series I've started.


Melanie_Murray wrote: I was gearing up to ask you about the appeal of shapeshifters, but you talked about that a bit already! I do love the combination of Scotsman and shapeshifters, though. I mean, talk about two great types of heroes rolled into one!


 

LOL!!!  I agree. :smileywink:

 


Melanie_Murray wrote:  I love the idea of the tattoos...Do you have anything to say about their symbolism?

 

I love a tattooed hero!  I mean, I'll pick up a book just because the hero is tattooed...crazy aren't I?  So, you can definitely believe a lot of thought when into the tattoo element of my Moon books.  Each of the Chrechte tattoos has special meaning.  The wolf on their back shoulder blade represents the type of animal they turn into (so far just wolves ::g::smileyhappy: and the arm bands represent leadership roles within the pack.  Some couples choose to add a tattoo after mating to symbolize their new role as a connected pair.  You can read more about the tattoos and see what they look like here on my Children of the Moon website.

 

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Who knew I'd be in love w/ Demons and fallen angels?? That shape shifters would quickly become my books of choice?  And again on the family thing~~I love that in most ALL shifter clans, they are close with not only their families, but thier whole clans.  They ARE family.  I like that. 


Yes!  Mimmi...I'm the same and it's such a suprise, but I think it is the family element that makes these stories work so well. :smileyhappy:

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flchen1 wrote:

Ooh, thanks for the introduction, and glad to hear there's more coming, Lucy!  I've really enjoyed your other titles in other subgenres, so I'm really looking forward to catching up with your Children of the Moon series!  I love the idea of a "forgotten" or disappeared culture with so much going for it!


 

Thanks, Flchen1...it's really fun to be able to play with ideas that fascinate me.  I can't imagine not writing, even on days when the characters are giving me fits. :smileywink:

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oks o 3-8 business days..cant wait!...

and i love the idea of the books...

i also think its cool learning about ancient civilizations that are cloaked in mystery...

ive read tons of your books and think that they were awesome!


 

Huge smooches to you, Cheyenne_Catina!  Thank you! :smileyvery-happy:

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