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Rising Moon [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Lori Handeland
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3 Oct 2008

Over a city of wicked pleasures and dangerous passions . . .

Denizens of the Big Easy know its steamy nights can hide any number of sins and secrets. Private-eye Anne Lockhart is counting on it. Her life has been on hold ever since her sister Katie disappeared without a trace, but when a clue leads Anne to a jazz club in the French Quarter everything changes. Rising Moon’s proprietor, John Rodolfo, is mysterious in his own right, a gifted musician who reaches deep into Anne’s soul and whose mere presence taps into desires she can’t afford to indulge . . .

. . . there’s a bad moon on the rise.

By going undercover at the Rising Moon, Anne can get close to people who know what goes on after dark – people like John, whose nocturnal disappearances are more than a little suspicious. But unlocking John’s secrets is harder than Anne had anticipated. What’s far too easy is surrendering to him. And now someone – or something – is stalking the innocent and the guilty, and waiting for Anne’s next move . . .

‘Fresh, fun, and fabulous! Lori Handeland is an exciting voice in paranormal suspense’

Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Side of the Moon

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Unabridged edition (3 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330462644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330462648
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,012,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" No one delivers better thrills than Handeland." -- "Romantic Times" "BOOKreviews """ " Fresh, fun, and fabulous! Lori Handeland is an exciting... voice in paranormal suspense." -- Sherrilyn Kenyon, "New York Times "bestselling author" Dark Side of the Moon"

About the Author

Lori Handeland's novels have spanned the contemporary, historical, and paranormal genres. She is the recipient of many industry awards, including the PRISM for Dark Paranormal Romance. Lori Handeland lives in Wisconsin with her husband and her two sons.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average Book 25 Jan 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is enjoyable to read and I would recommend it, but it's very similar to the authors previous Nightcreature Novels. Feisty woman meets dark brooding man, man turns out to be harboring a secret, oops the man's a warewolf. Kinda repetitive!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 6 July 2014
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Great book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sacrified the character for the steamy romance angle 1 Mar 2007
By R. Kyle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The storyline: Anne, a savvy Philadelphia PI, comes to New Orleans after she's anonymously sent a picture of her little sister Katie, who disappeared without a trace three years ago, in front of a French Quarter nightclub called the "Rising Moon." Anne's not going to believe her little sister is really dead and gone til she sees a body.

When she arrives at the club, the blind musician owner, John Rodolfo, gives her the brush. He thinks she's a groupie and the thinks he's rude but very hot.

A check with the New Orleans Police Department reveals that there's a serious pattern of disappearances emerging and most of them are affiliated somehow with the Rising Moon--several have worked there in fact. The detective, Sullivan, hires Anne to help with the case. (That's pretty irregular in police work, by the way)

Since it's Mardi Gras time, Anne takes a job at Rising Moon, which comes with a room. She pretty quickly discovers a gris gris under her pillow and starts doing voo doo research. She also starts 'doing' Rodolfo very shortly afterwards as well.

"Rising Moon" is good 'candy.' If you just want to read a hot, steamy romance novel and not think much--this is your book.

If you're interested in any way in challenging detective novels and well-laid mysteries, you might want to pick up something else. Anne's thinking below the belt a lot of time. She's pretty weak for the role Handeland has put her in and she's a push-over most of the time.

The conclusion was okay--but obvious to me. I think most of the writer's time was spent developing the romance rather than the story as a whole. This is my second Handeland book and I very much like the previous one better.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 8 Jun 2007
By Neker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Handeland had definitely improved with age. Her Nightcreature books only gotten better with each serving. Not only that, they each could be a stand-alone and still be enjoyable.

In Rising Moon, the reader returns to New Orleans during the Mardi Gras season. Anne, a regular plain Jane, is drawn to the city by a picture sent to her of her missing sister (gone for three years) standing in front of a jazz bar. Upon arrival, no one has seen or heard of her sister, but the owner of the bar, a blind musician, has definitely caught her eye. Anne in pulled in by Conner (the homicide detective from previous books) to keep an eye on John-the bar owner-because he is suspected of the missing persons/murders occuring in the Crescent City. Stranger and stranger things begin to happen.

I have to admit, I normally can guess what is going on at least 1/2 way through a book. And even though I knew certain people had something to do with the problem, I soooo did not guess the ending of this one. I would recommend Handeland's books to anyone who likes the romance, action, and fast-pace she delivers. Even though, each book is a stand-alone, I would suggest you start from the beginning just so you can get the full effect.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wow 29 Jan 2008
By em ster - Published on Amazon.com
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This isn't the first time i read this book, but it was the first time i made the connection between the book before it and this one. SPOILER. I hadn't realized that the main guy in this book was the evil grandpere' of crescent moon (was that its name). It gave me a new outlook on the novel as a whole and i appreciated lori handeland's writing all the better. i forget the characters name (grandpere) was so evil in the first book and there was not a lot of sympathy for him, but in this next book he appeals to you and you feel bad for his suffering. plus the romance between him and his PI was really steamy. I really enjoyed it, and like everyone else said, its really cool to see how far handeland's come as a writer..
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book with crazy plot twists 4 Sep 2007
By I'd Rather Be In Hawaii - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lori writes a fantastic adventure, once again. I read Rising Moon in one sitting, though I do that with many books. This was a page turner in every sence.

Philly PI Anne Lockheart recieves a picture in her mail, of her long-missing sister standing outside a New Orleans jazz club. It takes her about five seconds to pack up and leave, ariving in the French Quarter the next day. She not only gets a job and an appartment at Rising Moon, the Jazz club owned by a blind sax player, but she also checks out the police, finding out that her sister Kaite is not the only one to dissapear at Rising Moon.

Long, long time resident and club owner John Rodolfo imediatly captures Anne's atention, but it seems, though his body says yes, he want's nothing to do with her. Anne continues investigating her sister's murder, and John gives in to temptation...more than once! But also after her affection is homicide detective Conner Sullivan.

While the two men, and John's friend and bartender, King, continually butt heads over Anne and Sullivan's increasing suspicion that John's behind the dissapearances and murders, Anne gets more questions than answers.

Later, men start growing fur, a certian sight comes into play, and Anne keeps seeing her sister...or who she thinks is her sister.

A stimulating read that keeps you up at night, Rising Moon is an almost-perfect five.

Almost only because I'm a greedy reader. I hate when good books end - why can't they go on forever? The ending was a little abrupt for me, but still enjoyable and entertaining.

You'll love it if you're into fast-paced paranormal with a little sex on the side.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series 16 Feb 2007
By D. McDowell - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed it.I have read all the Nightcreature Novels. Can't wait for the next one.
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