Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Review: Blood Moon Part 2

TITLE: Blood Moon Part 2
SERIES: Chroma Crossing Chronicles Book 2
AUTHOR: S. Yurvati
RELEASE DATE:  March 12th 2016
PUBLISHER: Shando
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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Blood Moon—part 2:
Candy endeavors to understand the monochromatic ‘beige-world’ she landed in, while trying not to drool over the deliciously tempting pheromone-laden hunter who found her—neither being an easy task. The color deficient land/realm/whatever presents environs she finds mysterious to comprehend and leaves a plethora of questions unanswered. Such as gods and goddesses, and what dangers she will face with the ‘needing moon’?
When an accident scrambles Candy’s blonde-brain, it makes life even more puzzling than that distracting ‘Pheromone-Man’. Next thing Candy knows, she’s told she must embark on a journey, via horseback, with a group of muscular warriors. Now that scenario shouldn’t sound too awful, except Candy is a city girl and it’s going to be a lengthy outing. One that requires outdoorsy accommodations, such as camping (ick), and other unsavory things—likely creepy-crawly things!
During the convoluted journey there are times she’s forced to face daunting terrors, and at those times Thorne intervenes with strength (sigh worthy muscles) and surprising gentleness. But the next minute . . . he ignores her as if she’s ‘Typhoid-Candy’!
Thorne, the epitome of an alpha-male, harbors a past filled with pain and feelings of guilt that haunt him—as does the unique, troublesome, and beautiful, green-eyed female he found while hunting. Just when he thinks to have found a woman he could love, an accident robs her of all memory of him. At the same time, Thorne can no longer ignore the growing violence between two villages, and then there are those maundering murdering renegades . . . Now Thorne faces a new dilemma—what to do with Candy during his absence, fearing to leave her behind.
Except, can this delicate, clumsy, foreign, female endure a long grueling journey through the wilds? More essential, will she ever remember what they shared?
Ripple is a brutally honest dwarf and Thorne’s truest friend. As he tires of the games between the two would-be-lovers he tries to set them right, and finds the perfect night to do so. However, it’s the Moon Goddess’ domain to govern over men that very night, and Luna has her own agenda. During the telling of the fable of the ‘Blood Moon’, the Moon Goddess’ own sorrowful past is revealed. 




S. Yurvati began putting her thoughts and imaginings on paper during her childhood and continued through college years. After completing her Master’s grad at CSUN she was hit with that proverbial wrecking ball. BAM! Reality set in—she needed to make a dependable living and put her degree to work.

After three decades of working in the medical world, life struck her with a much bigger wrecking ball. This one was sufficiently jarring that her husband convinced her to retire and take the time to write. Admittedly, working in a science- based career left her little opportunity for the creativity of her wired left-handed brain.  As soon as she agreed to return to writing he immediately took her to an electronic store and told her to “choose a laptop”.

And that led to the beginning of Chroma Crossing Chronicles and the first book:  Blood Moon.

She has lived in eight different states from one end of the nation to the other, six with her husband. That doesn’t include the stint at Fort McClellan during the heat of summer without air-conditioning. That unpleasant Alabama experience was for Basic Training, as she was one of the last WACs (Women’s Army Corp) during the end of the Vietnam era.

Now she resides in Texas with the “love-of-her-life” husband of forty-one years.  She says he taught her to be young at heart and is her biggest fan in her pursuits (he’s probably doing cheerleading with pom-poms as you read this).

To say she has a love of cats is like saying squirrels love nuts (yes, the reference is intentional). The Yurvati’s share their large home with six cats, fondly referred to as the ‘herd’. You might consider that over the top and they agree, but argue the last two kittens were adopted during a weak moment. Her husband no doubt cringes when purchasing cat food and cat litter. However, the author says felines make very good book critics, always providing a high five with furry paws or commenting with purrs of encouragement.

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This book picks up where one left off, Candy is now in this new world under the protection of a strange but handsome hunter who will mess up with her hormones. Being under the spell of the moon will not help their attraction, and Candy Thorne will fall for each other. Of course, to add action and drama to the story she loses her memory creating an odd atmosphere between them.

I enjoyed this one a bit more than part one. This time the story is focused on fewer characters and it's easier to follow. The action is more steady and as the first part, this one has a strong sexual and hot component. As before these elements add to the story and are ok.

In my opinion, book one and two could be from a totally different series, what is more, you could read book two without book one. It was an ok read.



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