Lycans, werewolves, shifters, elementals/witches, and GIM’s, an acronym for ghosts in the machine, all play a significant role in Kristen Callihan’s romantic tale Moonglow making for a menagerie of paranormal forces. Callighan is a prodigious writer creating dimension in her tales as Moonglow takes readers into the depths of characters that have rarely been explored before.
The second book in Callihan’s paranormal series, Moonglow brings together the elemental Daisy Ellis-Craigmore and the lycan Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup who is over one hundred years old. Set in Victorian England, Moonglow is rife with conflict, rivalry, revenge, revelations, and unbridled passion. With a werewolf on the prowl in London’s streets propagating terror throughout the city, Ian and Daisy find themselves on the same side seeking to find the beast to destroy it before other innocents are killed. Believing Daisy is merely a mortal, Ian is compelled to protect her though not expecting the bond he forges to amount into a marriage proposal which he offers at the conclusion of their task.
Ian approaches several immortals to assist him in his search for the werewolf including Lena, the leader of the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, his valet Jack Talent who is a shifter, and Mary Chase and Lucien, both GIM’s or spirits that occupy the bodies of people whose souls left the temporal realm. Callihan’s interpretation of immortals and supernatural beings is individual and give her tale a unique voicing truly making her a contemporary version of John Updike, the author of The Witches of Eastwick.
Callihan is skillful at creating challenges and obstacles for her characters to overcome. The reader takes the journey along with her characters as they acquire greater depth about themselves and the forces around them. Moonglow expands Callihan’s repertoire as an engaging paranormal writer and entices readers to see what else she can conjure up in her romantic tales.
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