Friday, October 13, 2023

Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Gibbous Moon by Katie Groom @katie_writes_ @GoddessFish

Gibbous Moon

by Katie Groom

GENRE: Paranormal Thriller/Romance


Werewolf and professor of literature Hugh spent nearly 200 years to find his soulmate, Zoie, but others betrayed him, working with rivals to take her away in only an instant. Revenge was swift and unsatisfying. More people need to pay for what was stolen from Hugh.

Zoie’s death had been orchestrated by powerful beings in the supernatural world. Exacting revenge will require precision and planning.

Biding his time before acting, Hugh reverts to the patterns that finding true love had disrupted. Walking through life in a fog, he does his best to appear as if he is moving forward, though nothing feels the same.

As Hugh tries to start the next chapter in his life with Rosalie, he is haunted by the memory of Zoie. The literature professor cringes every time he’s reminded that Rosalie doesn’t like to read, but he tells himself that opposites should attract. That Rosalie can patch the hole left in his heart when Zoie died. His revenge will take time, and wallowing in grief won’t help.

Just as Hugh is still focused on revenge, his enemies are still plotting to harm Hugh further. It’s dangerous to oppose a bereaved werewolf, but even werewolves can be hurt.

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Zoie ran, but soon tripped and scraped her hands on a rock and grazed her head against a branch. She glanced over her shoulder every once in a while to shoot flame in his direction. It was inevitable that he was going to catch her.

She heard leaves and twigs in front of her rustling, and there stood Jack, having jumped over or flanked her at some point. “You can’t escape, girlie.” He circled her, taunting her. “I can either kill you and leave you here, or I can leave you within an inch of your life and send you back to your coven, witch.”

She didn’t answer. His circle became smaller with every time around. When he was just in front of her again, Zoie closed her eyes in preparation for what was surely going to be her real death.

Eyes still closed, she heard a struggle and Jack growling and thrashing. She opened her eyes to see. Branches were growing from the trees and wrapping around his wrists and ankles. A dark, thick fog formed across the forest floor, and black vines started to grow and wrap their shapes around Jack, lifting him until he was suspended between two trees.

Zoie fixated on what was happening. The vines wrapped around him, pulling more and more tightly as they climbed his body. She gasped as the vines tightened around his neck, causing Jack to strain to breathe until his throat was entirely crushed. The black vines crawled into his nose and then out of his mouth. Then, they suddenly stopped growing.

My Review:

Gibbous Moon picks up where Fixed Moon left off. After the ending of Fixed Moon, I couldn’t wait for Gibbous Moon to make an appearance. I must say that when I picked up Gibbous Moon I was shocked once more. But it was a good shock this time.

Oh, yes, Zoie is back but is she alive or what? What happens to her? All Hugh knows is that he can still feel her. He is morning something fierce. He can’t get her out of his head. He can’t forget her.

He tries by hooking up with a new girl, Rosalie. His friend Cade well, they are not sure if he is doing the right thing. Cade is just afraid that he will end up getting hurt.

Gibbous Moon had me hooked from the first page just like Fixed Moon. I couldn’t turn those pages fast enough as I had to know what was going on and I had to know now.

The many twists and turns throughout kept me hanging on page after page as I raced to the end to see them all revealed. I was kept in suspense from the first page until the last wondering what was going to happen next.

I love this world that was created for Gibbous Moon and can’t wait to read more. I like books where paranormal creatures live together in the same world. Not that they are friendly with each other. The danger is still there but controlled in ways. There are rules that must be followed. But are they? Yeah, rules are always broken in some way or another, right?

Hugh is traveling down a very dark road. He is out for revenge. He is going to make someone pay for Zoie’s death. Hugh is in danger. Someone is looking for him. Someone wants to hurt Hugh in a big way.

I highly recommend Gibbous Moon to all paranormal fans! Grab a copy of Gibbous Moon today! I do suggest that you read Fixed Moon before reading Gibbous Moon.  

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Katie Groom grew up in rural Pennsylvania, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from PITT and her master’s in Employment and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, she decided to move to Alabama in order to avoid as much snow as possible (and to advance her career in Human Resources).

When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys reading, writing, jokingly critiquing movies and TV, and campaigning that the plural of moose should be meese. She also loves to take in live music (especially Hanson) and traveling, with the goal of reaching each of the continents. Katie’s favorite pastime, however, is spending time with her beloved Shih tzu, Delta.

Connect with Katie Groom

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for reviewing this book today.

Marcy Meyer said...

This book sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

traciem said...

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Sherry said...

Looks like a good book.