Saturday, June 14, 2008

Racing the Moon by Michele Hauf

Thanks to Sybil and The Good, The Bad and The Unread blog I won a copy of this intro title to the new Silhouette Nocturne Bites line. It's a very short tale whose premise promised an interesting story but as most short stories go, it fell short.

Sunday is a Familar (as in witchcraft and demons) that has a bit of a control issue when in the through of a sexual climax. She tends to open bridges between her world and that of the demon world which allows the demons to infiltrate our world. Unfortunately her human lovers don't appreciate the evil demons that appear after Sunday's climax or the fact that she turns into a cat at that time either. So Sunday has given up on Sex as well as humanity.

Dean is a werewolf racing against the moon. He needs to "get some" before the full moon rises to stop the wolf from emerging but his truck has left him stranded in the middle of nowhere just hours away from midnight. It's just his luck that a sexy mechanic drives by and offers him a tow to her garage. If he plays his cards right he might be able to stave off the wolf after all. All he needs to do is convince the greasy sex 'kitten' to let him flush her pipes.

The book actually started quite good, having a different standard for short stories. But when I hit page 30 and Dean starts talking about "booty calls", Hauf lost me. She had me rolling my eyes in disgust and when Dean starts showing feelings for Sunday, I was about to drop the book altogether. I was happy that in the end there was no real commitment of feelings or words because I would have graded this VERY low.

Hauf has a strong voice and I think she would do well in a longer format. It felt like those last twenty pages were written by someone else. As if Hauf gave up on the story. I would give her another try just because the first half of the book had me quite engaged.

Grade: C-
Format: eBook


Brenda said...

OMG! I think I must buy this book so I can frame the cover and put it on my nightstand....WooHOO! He's HOT! Oh..sorry, I lost myself in the estrogen cloud the pic on your post generated. LOL!

Brenda said...

Just one more thing. I know what you mean when you say "She had me rolling my eyes in disgust and when Dean starts showing feelings for Sunday,"'s one of those "OH, Come ON!"...yep, wont be reading this one either. I only commit to the B or better ones, so get going...don't you have some books to read or something???? Can you please, just find me some good Summer Reading material, already?" LOL!

Strlady said...

Isn't that the BEST cover EVA!!!
I think the cover did it for me too. To bad the story didn't hold water.

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