Bad Moon Rising by Zoe Forward

Fast-Paced, Paranormal Romance with Action and Suspense!
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Bad Moon Rising Book Cover Bad Moon Rising
The Crown's Wolves (Book 1)
Zoe Forward
Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Entangled: Amara
November 8, 2021
ebook, paperback
290

They are the ultimate weapon. The ultimate secret. They are the Crown’s wolves.

Lycan Roman Lanzo and his brothers are bound—by magic, no less—to serve the Crown of England. All he knows is honor, violence, blood, magic, and death. Which is exactly when he finds her. A rare female Lycan, gorgeous, fierce, powerful, and with no memory of who or what she is. Now everything in Roman’s blood wants to help her, protect her, and—damn it all to hell—wanther.

Nova woke knowing only that her leather Goth get-up was riding up in the wrong places, and that she had to find Roman. Since then, every moment is a new and unsettling insight into her gifts, her dangerous skills, who she is, and what she wants…including this daunting, muscled Lycan whose name is tattooed on her skin.

But the Crown knows all about Nova. What she is, what she can do, and just how brutally dangerous a female Lycan can become. Now they want her put down for good. And they have their perfect weapon of choice… Roman.

“You’re mouthy, unpredictable, and a witchy badass who gets in a way I never will. You’re unique and you matter.”

Bad Moon Rising by Zoe Forward is the novel that hits the ground running from the very first page and doesn’t let up at all until the very last word. This is also one of those books where once you get to the end you end up wanting more. I found myself completely immersed by the last third of the book and stayed up way too late reading because I wanted to find out what happens with Roman and Nova.

Zoe Forward has created a really unique world of Lycans, other paranormal beings, and magic that lives in secret but with the human world. The only way this works is by having an elite group of Lycan brothers that are bound to the British Crown by a curse which makes them take orders, or be subject to death upon their refusal.

Nova is a woman who wakes up with no memory, and the only hint she has is the name “Roman” tattooed on her arm and a burner phone with instructions to go save him from danger. Nova is a really unique character, and I’m curious to see how her character arc continues throughout this series. The hints and snippets that are dropped throughout Bad Moon Rising allude to an even deeper plot in the coming books that what is uncovered in this first book. The way she conducts herself around Roman is honestly one of the reasons I was so keen to see where her storyline is going to be taken. If I say anything more I’ll ruin some major plot points for interested readers, so consider this both a warning and a nudge to go read this book!

“He was afraid of the risk. Of having her and losing her. Life was full of losses. That he knew firsthand.”

Roman is similar to your typical alpha male shifter types, but being that he’s a Lycan he’s bigger, stronger, and doesn’t change into a wolf— which is a unique take on the paranormal lore that I’m used to. Above all else, Roman is honorable and does right by those he is sworn to protect. I love that the more interactions he has with other characters, the more insight we get into his truly wonderful character. Roman is selfless to almost a destructive degree, and he would go to any length to protect those he feels deserve his protection, even Nova.

Bad Moon Rising has a storyline that is fast, and intricate. There are so many strings in play and it could easily get muddled, but Zoe Forward writes in a way that makes it quite easy to keep up with. And the banter between Roman and his family is some of the most fun in the entire book! Bad Moon Rising is available now! If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, fun, paranormal romantic suspense then Bad Moon Rising is the book for you!

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