To any authors/publishers/ tour companies that are looking for the reviews that I signed up for please know this is very hard to do. I will be stopping reviews temporarily. My husband passed away February 1st and my new normal is a bit scary right now and I am unable to concentrate on a book to do justice to the book and authors. I will still do spotlight posts if you wish it is just the reviews at this time. I apologize for this, but it isn't fair to you if I signed up to do a review and haven't been able to because I can't concentrate on any books. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. I appreciate all of you. Kathleen Kelly April 2nd 2024

31 August 2023

Total Eclipse of the Moon by Zoe Forward Blog Tour!


Total Eclipse of the Moon
Zoe Forward

(The Crown’s Wolves, #3)
Publication date: August 21st 2023
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

If he doesn’t break the curse tying him and his brothers to the Crown of England as paranormal terrorist hunters, they’ll be forced to execute him.

An accidental demon possession erodes Shane Lanzo’s sanity. Sometimes he’s in control. Sometimes not. His only hope is the witch who cast the curse, which is a problem. The last two times he approached her, the feisty enchantress somehow tamed the demon inside him, but rendered him useless against his desire for her.

Madeline Edney sucks at being a witch. Her casting the curse on the lycan brothers was a fluke, and it destroyed her life. She’s been hunted by the Crown ever since to make sure she doesn’t try to undo the curse. She never expected Shane to find her so easily. He’s a temptation that promises zinger chemistry, her absolute weakness. One taste was gratifying. Two was foolish. Three has become an addiction. Lifting the curse requires she forfeit her life, but if the hunters kill her, it leaves Shane at the mercy of the Crown. Either way she dies.

Shane has a choice: freedom for his family, risking Madeline in the process or a chance at happiness with the witch who fated his brothers as prisoners for eternity.

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"Did you cop a feel of my boob?"

Shane Lanzo pried his fingers off his temples where they'd been nursing his headache. He searched the bar for the target of the bartender's accusation.

A Puerto Rican local leered at the bartender's curvy chest without apology.

The smile curling the petite brunette bartender's lips might seem flirty to her groping patron, but to Shane it warned of white-hot violence. Something on the darker side of magic was about to happen. 

The bartender added ice to a cocktail shaker and shook. She poured a green-tinged beverage into two martini glasses and slid one the way of her leering customer. "We should have drinks together before getting friendly. On the house." 

You foolish soul. Don't drink it.

She toasted her glass at the man but didn't sip.

The man raised his glass, leered at her chest, and drank.

Like an imminent train crash, Shane couldn't look away from the disaster.

The guy jumped up to cup his groin. "Bruja." You witch.

Everyone in the sparsely packed restaurant turned to stare at the spectacle of him moaning. Tears streamed down his cheeks as he fell to his knees. His high-pitched yowl hitched up an octave, which irritated Shane's sensitive ears. 

"La bruja me envenenó." The witch poisoned me. He pointed at her.

Her eyes widened as if the effect of her potion stunned her. 

She stood on tiptoe to lean over the counter and look down at him on the floor. "¿Quieres ayuda?" Would you like help?

"Ni a putas!" Oh, hell, no! He pulled himself upright using the barstool and hobbled out the exit like a man with glass balls between his legs.

The background din resumed now that the show was over. As usual, humans dismissed the possibility of magic. They rationalized the inexplicable into normalcy. 

"You going to stop wasting payer space and order something?" 

Shane spun his swivel-top stool back toward the bar counter to face the bartender's glittering hazel eyes. She tucked a strand of loose hair behind her ear. A black tourmaline crystal had fallen out of her shirt where it hung on a long silver chain around her neck. The protective stone was meant to absorb threatening energy and transmute it into something harmless. 

"What'll you have?" Her accented English was a combination of several European languages.

"I don't want what he had."

USA Today bestselling author, parent, wife, veterinarian, chocolate lover. Author of spicy paranormal and contemporary romances. Zoe Forward brings readers the perfect combination of action adventure, romance, humor and a bit of magic.

Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award.

You can find her residing in the South with a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids.

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