In the Light of the Moon
(Book One of the Dark War Chronicles)
By A.L. Kessler
Kassity is a different kind of Lycanthrope. She and her clan shape shift from human to panther. There is not one single family on Earth that doesn’t have some level of dysfunction and hers is no exception. That situation has led her into the protection of a vampire, Lucius, who has control of her ability to change and uses that for his own ends.
Deeper into the mystery it becomes apparent that the Circle is attempting to get control of Kassity for their own ends in the escalating war among the supernatural creatures. Cue the romantic entrance of Jaxon, a rogue Panther-shifter who really brings out the cat in Kassity. He has conflicting jobs and chooses her above the other things on his list.
This book was an amazingly quick read for me because it drew me in and had me through two sittings. The author crafted scenes between Kassity and Jaxon that get the pot boiling while at the same time laying the ground work for the deeper intrigue that structures the series. I give this a four out of five satisfaction units overall and five out of five for the heated scenes. Well played A.L. Kessler.