Thursday, May 16

Review: Moonlight Bleu by Renee Rearden

This is the first book in the Tueri Fated Souls series by Renee Rearden.  I actually found this book on a Goodreads Read4Review list.  It sounded good, so I inquired to the author about the book.  She was kind enough to send me a copy for review, even knowing I had a crazy schedule and it might be awhile before I got to it.  Boy am I glad that I got to it sooner rather than later.  What a great find!

The story begins with our introduction to Saari Mitchell in route to her shrink's office for his help in figuring out why she has the recurring dream of the night her betrothed died and she was made immortal.  She has had this recurring nightmare each year near her birthday for centuries.   She has to be very careful in what she tells him, as she believes he is just a human and isn't aware of the supernatural that live amongst humans. But the nightmares are coming nightly now and Saari is about ready to give up on his assistance.

As it turns out, the shrink isn't human either.  Dr. Clayton Lytton is a Lunate and is tormenting Saari to enjoy the terror she experiences every time she has the nightmare.  He has been putting Saari into a hypnotic state and giving her the post hypnotic suggestion that every time she sleeps, she should have the nightmare and then return to him.  Dr. Lytton isn't sure what Saari is, but he plans to possess her powers and use them for his own gain. His goal is to break her mentally.

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book.  It is set in 2032 near Las Vegas, Nevada in the fictional city of New Angeles.  In 2012, The Great Quake basically liquefied California and made Nevada water front property. Psychics have been accepted as a standard forensic measure in solving crimes, particularly for the missing and homicide divisions.  Apart from this, there isn't a lot of difference between then and now. All other paranormals are still in hiding from the general population.  Saari is aware of some, such as her friend Nisa who is a Cupid and her best friend Mag who is a vampire.  But she has no idea where her particular powers and healing ability come from.  That is until she is stabbed by a rogue vampire and the hunter who is there to kill him figures out what and who she is.

There is no HEA in this book and I was totally okay with that.  The potential is there and that is enough for now.  There is still so much to be learned and the world building to continue on.  The pacing is very good, the characters have depth and the dialogue has been stupendous.  I can't wait to get started on the next book in the series, Crimson Sunrise.  4 stars on Goodreads for this fantastic read.
Saari Mitchell sees a psychologist in order to understand why--500 years later--she's still dreaming of her dead lover. Her shrink isn't helping, the nightmares come every time she closes her eyes, and the lack of sleep is interfering with her job at Sacred Heart Hospital. With her psychic ability to heal the human spirit on the fritz, her auric radar becomes as reliable as her spotty cell phone service.

By day, Dhelis Guidry works as a detective for the new Angeles Police Department investigating the missing or murdered women in the Full-Moon Killer case. In his spare time he hunts rogue vampires as a Tueri executioner.

Brogan Vincent is a Tueri healer. Though he could offer his miraculous talents to the rich and powerful, he has chosen anonymity and peace by only using his psychic abilities among the Tueri.

One look into Saari's tri-colored eyes and both men realize she is Tueri. One touch tells them each she's their soul mate. But can either of them protect her from the Full-Moon Killer?


  1. I haven't ever heard of this one before today, but it sounds like a great read. The shrink obviously has some serious issues himself as an evil baddie in the book. Wonderful review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  2. Thanks, it was a great read. Sometimes you just stumble across something fantastic and this is one of those things. I just can't say enough good things about it. Thanks for stopping by!


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