Author: Charlie German
Buy it on Amazon. (Available for Kindle.)
In a nutshell: Moontide is a well-written, quick-paced, action/paranormal romance set in Alaska with likable hero/heroine and delightfully evil villains.
So I must admit this is my first paranormal romance. It’s not a genre I’d even tried before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect …
With that caveat out of the way, I was pleasantly surprised by Charlie German’s Moontide. This book leans heavily toward the action-thriller side of the spectrum and features a strong female heroine and a wounded hero with a dark secret. The story is fast-paced and extremely well-written (hard to believe it’s a debut novel), with intriguing and well-drawn characters (the female villain is particularly delightfully evil; I kept thinking of Cruella De Ville and her coat of Dalmatians!). The paranormal aspects are shape-shifting; the shifting wasn’t too weird, so this would probably be a good introduction to the genre for someone who has never read a PNR before and isn’t sure if they’d like it. For fans of good prose, German is an excellent writer; his is descriptive but never purple and flows flawlessly and effortlessly; he writes in a clean, modern, and easy-to-read manner that should appeal to just about every reader.
Recommended to: Readers who like well-written, fast-paced action novels with some elements of romance (or romance novels with an action element).