Title: Full Moon Dating: New Moon (Full Moon Dating #1-4)
Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: Turtlehat Creatives
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Full Moon Dating: Dating and Mating for Shifters and More!
Matchmakers Stone and Harve vow to find a mate for even the toughest to match shifter or vampire. New Moon includes four novellas featuring werewolves, vampires, and were-kitties searching for their other halves, no matter how challenging.
Aiden and Ben: After these wolves get together, Aiden doubts he’s found his match. Ben knows better, but can he convince Aiden to stay?
Coy and Denver: City wolf Coy isn’t sure he wants to give up control. Denver is just the vamp to give Coy what he needs, but their match creates a whole new set of problems for the dating agency.
Evgeny and Feng: Tiger Evgeny worries his sheer size and strength turns off most lovers. Snow leopard Feng is an acrobat used to working without a net, but when he disappears Evgeny doesn’t know if he can close the distance between them soon enough to help.
Gage and Hamish: Gage is an impossible bottom. No one can tame this cat, but bear shifter and effortless Top Hamish is certainly willing to try.
Harve and Stone hope their success rate is 100%, but the path to true love is never easy.
I enjoyed these stories for their simplicity. None of these are tremendously in-depth, short stories rarely are, but they are awesome brain candy. I compare these to the old-fashioned sugar stick candy, they hit that happy sweet spot NOW. Though far less messy and the stories don’t turn your tongue blue.
As usual for Talbot’s stories, lots of dry and witty humor. Playful wolves, a old bored vampire, mischievous cats, a dominating bear and a pushy kitty. Interspersed between the dating scenes are Harve, Stone, and Adelaide. Harve and Stone have their own mysterious story, and I would really like to see a short devoted to them. “Ades” provides some noir color to the dating service, which actually fits very well.
The blurbs actually do a pretty good job of highlighting the individual shorts, so I won’t repeat. My one note is Book #4 – Gage and Hamish, contains some light BDSM.