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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Virtual Book Review Tour & Giveaway: Blood Of The Dark Moon by: Adrianne Brennan

Blood of the Dark Moon
by Adrianne Brennan


A dark flame of passion ignites between Amanda, a devoted follower of the Greek god Apollo, and Jesse, a handsome scholar who shares her love of both the classics and the occult. But little does Amanda know she is destined to fulfill a legacy that began long ago and ended in tragedy. Together, she and Jesse embark on a journey down a shadowy path that delivers Amanda into Jesse’s scintillating underworld of vampires, magick, and secret societies. Will she learn her true identity in time to help those she has grown to care for, and find happiness in her new life with Jesse? And will destiny finally be fulfilled?


This was a dark erotic tale of magic, vampires, and romance.

Amanda is a graduate student, and loyal devoted follower of the Greek god Apollo. She meets Jessie, another scholar who seems to be interested in her, and her religion.

Amanda believes that their might actually be a connection between her and Jessie. She believes that they might have a chance at a real relationship. She soon realizes that Jessie is more then he seems. That he is not of this world.

Her life takes a turn, and she finds herself in a world she never knew existed. She finds herself bonded to a man, a being that she's not sure she can trust.

I really liked this book. I found myself not wanting to put Blood Of The Dark Moon down. Amanda and Jessie's relationship had real emotion, and raw passion. It felt believable, Amanda was a character you could get invested in, you could imagine yourself in her shoes. You could feel what she felt.

The erotic scenes were smoking hot, and very well written. Ms. Brennan has a woven a fascinating dark fantasy, and I look forward to reading more of her work.

****4 1/2 STARS


Amanda hadn't dated anyone for a while; her studies kept her from socializing very often. She realized that she hadn't had much time to meet any potential significant others since high school. This side of things made what she had hoped would be a nice, professional meeting with an interesting conversation or two into a not-too-welcome distraction in the least. Amanda originally envisioned the potential of helping someone with their own research into the classics, particularly in her fields of study. She sighed, praying that this wouldn't keep her from finishing her thesis.

She frowned slightly, remembering his earlier words. Amanda also possessed a strong interest in theurgical practice. Being a devotee of a Greek deity renowned for oracles and divination, she frequently received dreams and visions from Him that later proved themselves accurate. Nothing about this man or her meeting with him came from Apollo in earlier dreams or visions—not a peep. This struck her as strange and seemed to imply that either this guy would prove unimportant in the long run and would fade from her life quickly, or...perhaps the oracular god had reasons for not telling her.

Either way, Jesse piqued her curiosity, and she wished to know more about him.

He returned with mocha in hand and sat back down in the chair. "Okay," he stated, "Now where were we?"

"Ancient Greek magick, I believe." She gave him an inquiring look. After all, this face-to-face meeting came about due to his email.

"Right. Ancient Greek magick." Jesse put down the drink and began to talk about the reasons for his interest in her thesis.

Adrianne will be awarding a $25 E-gift card to Amazon to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


Adrianne Brennan stumbled into her love of writing by accident at the age of ten with a creative writing assignment for her science class. The end result was a science fiction comedy featuring numerous puns regarding vegetables. Adrianne's works were previously published through Aphrodite's Apples Press and are now published through Freya's Bower, Love You Divine, Running Press/Constable & Robinson, and Torquere Press. In addition, she is a member of EPIC, Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors, the Midnight Seductions Authors group, and an alumnus member of Kappa Gamma Psi, a co-ed national professional performing arts fraternity. The author resides in Boston, Massachusetts with two cats and a car she has aptly named "the TARDIS." She assures her readers that people tell her it looks bigger on the inside.


  1. Sounds delicious, thank you for sharing the excerpt!


  2. I love the mix of fantasy and mythology!

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  3. Very good review, thank you.


  4. Congratulatios to the great review! Did you have to do a lot of research on mythology?


  5. Fabulous excerpt!

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  6. Loved the excerpt. I also thought the review was outstanding.

  7. What a great review! I am deeply looking forward to this one.


  8. Very nice review and excerpt.


  9. Thank you for your review & the amazing excerpt.


  10. Hello Emiliana! Good to "see" you again. :) I actually didn't have to do too much research as I am a Greek pagan myself, so this is part of my own background.


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