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Over the Moon Part II

6 Jan

I have very little to say about Virginia Kantra’s story Between the Mountain and the Moon. It wasn’t a horrid story, but it didn’t move me either. The first half had me racing towards the finish line until I hit the paranormal aspect. I thought I knew what was going to happen, but I didn’t. I didn’t like the turn the book took but hey, you may love it. Drop back and let me know.

On to better stories like Mona Lisa Three by Sunny. I had never heard of this writer before but after reading this erotic short story, I plan to get to know her writing better. Sunny has created a world of people who come from the moon, the Monere. The men serve the women or queens because the women channel light from their homeland.

I think it’s important to know that there is a book before this short story. A book that would make the story easier to understand. I was uncomfortable reading this story because I liked the heroine and felt her discomfort. I didn’t understand that she had just recently found out about being different from mortals. Mona Lisa is just coming into her sexuality, a sexuality that other queens use to their advantage and to the detriment of their men. Maybe you should read the blurb for the first book …

“From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different-but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty appeared during her night shift in the ER. Gryphon is hurting and hunted and he attracts her as no man ever has before. He is a Monère, one of the children of the moon-and what’s more, so is she.

Long exiled from the moon, the men of the Monère serve-and mate with-imperious Queens who can channel the rays of their far-off homeland. Gryphon believes that Mona Lisa is a Queen- perhaps the first of Mixed Blood ever known. But her introduction to the nighttime court of the Monère, simmering with intrigue, casual lust, and calculated cruelty, is far from smooth.”-Amazon blurb

This book was released in September and I can’t wait to buy it (now that I know it exists). The next book will be released in Feb. 2007. The Amazon blurb says “Mona Lisa has finally accepted what she really is-a Mixed-Blood of the Mon�re, the children of the moon. Stronger, faster, and more beautiful than any human, they are the origins of Earth’s darkest legends-and Mona Lisa is their newest Queen.

Accompanied by her loyal cadre of warriors and kin, Mona Lisa is entering her territory of Louisiana for the first time. She slowly learns the erotic and savage customs of the Mon�re elite-though some of her new subjects are uneasy at being ruled by a half-human. Her reign is threatened by enemies old and new, and she is ensnared in the thrall of dark forces she cannot deny. In a hidden world of animal passions and unrelenting lust, Mona Lisa soon grasps the tremendous power she must command if she is to hold her realm together-and if she is ever to come into her own.”

The short story is set in between the two books, so now I need the newest release too. I like the mythology and the idea of a new race. I especially like that I haven’t heard of this before. It’s nice to get a chance to meet people that are other than werekind, vampire, or demons.
Okay, I just need to write this, incase you haven’t figured it out yet, I love this!

It’s about time authors started coming through again. After the let downs I suffered in the fall, with many of my favorite authors penning disappointing short stories, this book has restored my belief in traditional short stories. Maybe I can buy anthologies again. Hmm, what do you think?