Title: Second Moon
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Release Date: October 2008
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: Short Story
Reviewer: Katherine Petersen
Samantha Waters gets in her car to drive to her hotel after a monthly dinner with her sister and realizes she has a biker on her tail. She heads for a bar to phone the police rather than lead the stranger to her hotel. She’s in luck. Off-duty cop Duke Stevens was just about to leave but stops after Sam enters.
Duke Stevens is a werewolf and he’s dying. He lost his wife to cancer two years ago, and without another life mate, he will continue on his path to a slow death. But, he senses that Sam is his new mate, but convincing her of that won’t be easy.
While Sam’s sister and grandmother claim they’re witches and believe in the supernatural, Sam, the practical one, has other ideas. She has an incredible attraction to Duke and allows him to follow her to the hotel to make sure she’s safe and even to come in, but she gets skittish when she finds out he’s a werewolf. After all, they don’t even exist.
Lynn Lorenz has crafted an enjoyable love story in Second Moon. With crisp writing and realistic dialogue, she brings the characters to life. It’s easy to understand Duke’s hurry to get Sam’s commitment—he doesn’t know how much time he has. But, it’s equally easier to understand Sam’s hesitation. Men have hurt her before, and becoming involved with Duke will change her practical, organize life topsy-turvy. It’s an enjoyable story and fans of erotic paranormal romance will have a nice Halloween-focused treat in this tale.