Monday, April 2, 2012

Hunter Moon Review

 Hunter Moon (Lupine Moon Series) by Cait Lavender

Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires.

While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing heart and everything she ever loved.
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Interview with Cait Lavender interview

I know you get a lot of questions asking why you started writing and is it something you have always done, but that crap is boring, so I came up with my own questions that are completely irrelevant as to why you write.

When you wrote Shelby as a virgin, was she originally intended as a sacrifice?
Wow. Um...can’t say as she was. I basically wanted Shelby to be too busy struggling to operate her ranch to have had any significant relationships until Cash. Also, I kind of tried to imply that Shelby, since she’s Cash’s mate, was fated to be by herself until she met him.

 Moon seems to make its way into many of your titles, is this because you write werewolf novels or is it some underlying desire to dance naked under it?
While the main reason for the moon theme is the werewolf aspect, while it doesn’t force lupines to shift it does affect them in other ways you will learn about later, let’s be real, who doesn’t desire to dance naked under the moon?

 Tell us a little about Cash and your inspiration to write him, who is your muse?
I don’t have any specific man I’ve modeled Cash after, just a general idea of what kind of man I wanted him to be. He’s a throwback to the days when men were men, chivalrous, respectful, and knew how to treat a lady. I’ve always been of the mind that even though women should be equals with men, they should still treat us nicely! I do have a picture of a guy that is the closest I could find to my mental image of Cash (and if anyone knows who he is let me know and I’ll love you forever).


Do you get offended when people ask you if you grew-up on a farm?  I’m only asking because Shelby is a good ole cowgirl with a ranch and everything.  What made you want to write about a cowgirl and ranching life?
Hahaha, no I’m surprisingly hard to offend and that definitely wouldn’t do it. I actually haven’t grown up on a farm, but I do live on a ranch and raise cattle with my husband. I wrote about a cowgirl and ranching life because it’s what I know, what I’m familiar with and I love cowboy culture.

In this book we only get a glimpse of who werewolves are, will the sequels give us a better look into their world?
Definitely! I’m a huge tease, what can I say? I don’t like to show my hand right off the bat, but torture you all with little tidbits in a short here and sequels there. I’m also writing the first book in a new series based in the same world as Shelby’s, so there will be new characters mixed with some old friends and I’ll also keep revealing aspects of werewolf nature.

Shelby knows her way around a firearm, is this from your personal experience?   My poison is a G21 SF by Glock, what do you like to shoot?
I’ve got a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm, Browning 20 gauge and a Ruger.357 but I pretty much like to shoot anything. I love target practice with my handguns but my favorite is skeet shooting.

Okay, back to Cash....It bothers me that you left him with a serious case of blue balls.  In Hunter Moon the sexual tension runs high throughout the book all the way to the cliffhanger at the end.  What do you have in store for Cash and Shelby in book two?
Well, without giving too much away, his balls will be a nice healthy shade of pink. There will not be any cliffhangers at the end, I promise, at least concerning Shelby and Cash. They won’t disappear though ;)

Where can readers pickup Hunter Moon? 
Hunter Moon is available on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon and soon the paperback version will also be available on Amazon through Createspace.

What are you working on?
Like I said earlier, I’m working on Honor Born, the first book in a new series that is set in the same world as Hunter Moon but reveals the darker aspects of it, including evil witches and demon-possessed bloodthirsty vampires. You also get to meet Eli, a tall, dark and handsome knight who rides in on a metal and chrome horse.

My Review of Hunter Moon by Cait Lavender
Up front, I’m not really into cowboy stories or cliffhangers, of which this book has both.  I volunteered to read Hunter Moon before I knew that it was a cowgirl book or the ugly cover was chosen.  And it is a good thing I did, because with that said, I would have missed out on an incredible story.
You can’t help but love Shelby for who she is – A very strong willed woman who knows how to handle herself and handle a gun (I have to admire her for that).  Cash is the uber sexy male component of this adventure who Shelby cock blocks at every turn.  The sexual tension is way over the top and will leave you screaming “Will you just F&@K already!”  I couldn’t put Hunter Moon down and when I got to the end I wanted to throttle the writer for not having a proper ending, it seemed like the book just stops randomly.  But that might just me and my hatred of major cliffhangers. 
So, I’m giving Hunter Moon 5 of 5 Stars.  And if you are wondering why I’m still giving it 5 stars after all the things I didn’t like about it let me explain.  They are nothing compared to the fantastic story behind the ugly cover and I can’t wait for book 2 to come out.  Yeah...It was that good!!!

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  1. Sorry you didn't like the cover but I'm glad you liked the book!

  2. Hi, C.G.--You've been tagged for Eleven Questions at (via mywana).