Monday, December 22, 2014

Ruled By The Moon by Naomi Bellina ARC Review


 A psychic vet, a secretive werewolf, a menace stalking the shifters … welcome to Nocturne. Magic, mystery, and sizzling passion fill the pages of Ruled By the Moon, Book 1 of Naomi Bellina’s hot new paranormal series, Nocturne.

Dylan is a werewolf with a problem. He shifts at the new moon as well as the full moon. He was born a werewolf, not made like most shape-shifters. Due to these unique traits, he’s avoided joining a pack and has given up hope of having a normal life. Morgan is a veterinarian, ready to be on her own for a good long time after leaving a cheating, spineless husband. She has a plan for her life that doesn’t include a bossy, furry man.

Both are drawn to Nocturne, a town filled with magic due to a strong convergence of ley lines in the area. Morgan and Dylan recognize a connection when they meet, but neither one is looking for romance. After a harrowing encounter with a panther shape-shifter, they must combine forces and work together to uncover a menace that threatens the town. If they can learn to trust each other and let their guard down, they have a chance to solve the mystery and open the door to love.


I really liked this paranormal romance by Naomi Bellina. I like the cover, the title and the whole freaking story! I got lost in the tale from the first page to the last. I think everything came together really nicely and was well written. I didn't think anything was out of place and the story went by smoothly and was interesting and sexy.

Ruled By The Moon had some really great characters. Morgan is a vet who happens to be a psychic. She is really good at what she does and was a surprisingly strong female. Not in just the physical sense, but in the way she really stood out in the story. I liked her sass, her attitude and yes, her temper was something to behold. Dylan is a strong sexy werewolf. He happens to be the last purebred werewolf who was born not turned. He avoids other packs and prefers solitude over anything to protect himself. The moment Dylan and Morgan meet, sparks instantly flare and things get passionate pretty fast. These two are absolutely made for each other and I think Naomi did a great job creating the perfect chemistry between these two hotheads. 

From beginning to end I was drawn in with Ruled By The Moon and it was very hard for me to let it go. I enjoyed the story and think for this first book in Naomi Bellina's NEW series, this will no doubt be a favorite. I gave this an astounding FOUR AND A HALF OUT OF FIVE STARS! I loved everything about it and am looking forward to the next book. Keep them coming please! 


  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review, Marie! I'm glad you enjoyed Ruled by the Moon because I had big fun writing it. Book two is being written and will be out soon.