Jul 1, 2013

{Blog Tour: Review + Excerpt} of In the Light of the Moon by A.L. Kessler

Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the DWC Tour for A.L. Kessler.

In the Light of the Moon by A.L. Kessler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Shifters, Werewolves, Vampires
AUTHORS BLOG: A.L. Kesslers' Site

Stripped of all control, shifter Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for a vampire named Lucius. Obeying the vampire from the shadows was simply her way of life, until Jax comes to town and brings trouble with him. When her panther half recognizes Jax as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.

With a war going on between all supernatural creatures Jaxon must figure out whose side he is on. What started as a simple job turned into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing, but not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory.


I’ve read a lot of shifter stories but none that really focused on a Panther shifter. This is a new series with a lot of potential, solid characters, with a really interesting and mysterious plot.

In the light of the Moon follows Kassity a shifter who is controlled by very powerful vampire. After severing ties with her horrible family, she decided to go with a lesser evil by working for Lucius as his killer. But after meeting a rouge shifter of her kind, she is dealt with more trouble than she may be able to handle. With a war in the midst Kassity must finish the job she started for Lucius and then maybe she can find happiness with her destined mate.

Kassity is an extremely powerful woman and character. She demands attention on every page; all the while the readers will sympathize with her on the very sticky situations she’s put in. Her family is a key focus; they cause her a lot of heartache and only want to control her for themselves. She is special and it seems everyone knows this but Kassity. Lucius not only has control over her, but he keeps hiding secrets from her. I liked that even though she’s a strong and powerful shifter that she still has weaknesses and limits, it makes her more real.

Lucius may not be my favorite male lead character; but he truly isn’t all that bad. The readers will love to hate him and see that his intensions have a good side along with the bad. He is set on a mission, which he sends Kassity on to look for a special stone that was taken from him. This stone has extreme importance and in the wrong hand could cause a heap of problems.

Jaxon is a shifter and a rouge mercenary that is hired by both Lucius and Kassity’s crazy family. He gets put in a bit of a pickle once he realizes what side he should be on. After meeting Kassity his plans shift and he’s determined to protect her. I thought it was interesting to have the male character be the weaker two, usually the males are all strong and he-man like but he is a lover and a big supporter in helping Kassity.

Overall this is a series I will definitely be following, after the ending I’m super curious about this mysterious stone. If you’re looking for adventure, action, steamy romance, and characters that kick some major butt, then look no further.


This is an adult novel, fans of both paranormal romance and urban fantasy wont want to miss out on this series. This story has sexual content that is meant for mature readers. If you enjoyed Amanda Bonilla’s Shaede Assassin series and Christina Henry’s Black Wings series you’ll enjoy In the Light of the Moon by A.L. Kessler.

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“Do you make a habit of showing up on nights that I’m working?” She gave an exaggerated look around. “At least we’re not in an alley this way and you don’t have me pinned to the wall.” Kass’ panther stirred at her statement. Excited at the thought of Jax pinning them.
Jax shrugged. “Everyone knows about this bar, I didn’t know you worked here.” He grinned. “When did you start.”
“Tonight.” She looked at Coran for help.
The immortal smirked. “Take a break.”
She groaned. “I just started though.”
“Don’t care. Go.”
Jax grinned. “I’ll buy you a drink, and we’ll go talk in the back.”
Jax watched as Kass hung her head and exited the square bar. “Come on, it’s not going to be that bad. I just want to talk for a bit.”

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