The Book Worm: Review: Beneath a Waning Moon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Review: Beneath a Waning Moon

Book Review: Beneath a Waning Moon, by Elizabeth Hunter and Grace Draven


Two delightfully dark tales of Gothic romance.
 In A VERY PROPER MONSTER, Josephine Shaw spends long nights filling the pages of her Gothic stories with the fantastic and the macabre, unaware that the suitor her father has arranged is one of the dark creatures she's always dreamed. For Tom Dargin, courting an ailing spinster was only one duty in a long life of service to his sire. But after he meets the curious Miss Shaw, will Tom become the seducer or the seduced? Can a love fated to end in tragedy survive a looming grave?
 In GASLIGHT HADES, Nathaniel Gordon walks two worlds--that of the living and the dead. Barely human, he's earned the reputation of a Bonekeeper, the scourge of grave robbers. He believes his old life over, until one dreary burial he meets the woman he once loved and almost married. Lenore Kenward stands at her father's grave, begging the protection of the mysterious guardian, not knowing he is her lost love. Resolved to keep his distance, Nathaniel is forced to abandon his plan and accompany Lenore on a journey into the mouth of Hell where sea meets sky, and the abominations that exist beyond its barrier wait to destroy them.

Genre: paranormal

Publishing date: October 2015

Mature content: yes

Review: Beneath a Waning Moon is a collection of two short stories. The first one, by Elizabeth Hunter, is the best of the two for me. It fits in perfectly in the Elemental World series and I just could not put it down. Gaslight Hades is very well written too, but much more steampunk than actual gothic romance. Because I don't like the genre so much, I found it more difficult to get into.

Still, if you enjoy these kind of stories, Beneath a Waning Moon will account for one well spent evening and is a quick read that you should not miss.

Happy readings,

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