Review:Blood Moons (The Blood Series #1) By: Alianne Donnelly

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Review:Blood Moons (The Blood Series #1) By: Alianne Donnelly

They say no good deed ever goes unpunished, a sentiment Dara understands fully now that she is paying for a crime she didn't commit. It was stupid to call in a murder she didn't really see. But how could Dara have kept silent? Now a stunning -- scratch that, a dangerous -- man with a frightening secret of his own is telling her he can help. Yeah, right. A telepath knows better than to trust mere words.

The last decade of Tristan's life has been penance. All that time spent among the worst dregs of society might have made him begin to question his humanity, but he’s never felt so much like an animal as he does around this timid, delicate female. Her very presence stirs the beast within him; Tristan can feel it growing stronger every day. Any more time with Dara, and it might overpower him completely. But without her, he stands no chance at all.

Title: Blood Moons
Author: Alianne Donnelly
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Blood Trails, Blood Debts, Blood Hunt
Series: The Blood Series
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Blood Trails, Blood Debts
Published by Liquid Silver Books
Source: Author
Published: September 27, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 190
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
The Blood Series
I originally read Tristin and Dara’s story in March of 2011. Sadly I did not continue The Blood Series until last week. Huge mistake on my part, but also part of having a review blog. It took Alianne emailing me to see if I wanted to read the other two books in the series. I said yes so be sure to cruise back by tomorrow and the day after to see the reviews for the other 2 awesome books from Ms. Donelly.


I’m not sure what I was expecting when I went into Blood Moons. I certainly got so much more than I thought possible. This is a great story. A girl is in prison with 200 males and 3 other females. Her cellmate is even male, a very scary one. How does this work for the happily ever after? Hello, enter in the genius writing of one Donnelly. She completely worked this with a happily ever after fairy tale ending. This is a futuristic sci-fi book that takes place in the year 3028. Individuals that are serving prison sentences are doing so on other planets. The government also utilizes the prisoners for their own means of advancement (sorry for being vague, but potential spoiler.)

I liked Dara and Tristan’s story. He’s the bad boy. There is a reason this man is in a maximum security prison. The moment she walks into his cell he knows that he is going to have to protect her from all of the evil that surrounds them. These are easily likable characters. Dara is much like us the reader. She loves to read and uses books as a means of escape. Tristan realizes Dara’s unique ability and try’s as much as possible to help her develop it more and to be able to utilize it better to protect herself. I loved the different layers of Tristan. He can seem harsh and cruel then other times he is sweet and kind. This book is impossible to put down. You are constantly wondering how they will get over the next hurtle, how they will get to a place where they can be happy as a couple. There is also the evil murderer who committed the crime that Dara is serving prison time for. He is still out killing people. The authority’s only connection to the murderer is a Dara who knows too much about the crimes to be an innocent.    
I am looking forward for more of this series. Alianne Donnelly is certainly an author that I will continue reading. The readers are introduced to lead male character for the 2nd book in Blood Moons.  The next is Blood Trails, with Jeremy Calen and Hailey Chase, followed by Blood Debt.
Alianne Donnelly
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