Dark Moon by Leisl Leighton

Shifter Romance

cover43843-smallTitle: Dark Moon

Author: Leisl Leighton

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Destiny Romance

Source: Netgalley for honest review

Release Date:  March 17 2014

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The Synopsis

Lately, Skye Collins has been unable to shake the feeling that she’s being watched. After a lifetime spent hiding her true nature, she knows that any unusual attention is something to be wary of. And the only attention she’s been receiving lately is from the intense and attractive Jason McVale.

Jason claims to know things about Skye that can’t be true, and it’s obvious he’s hiding secrets of his own. Yet despite herself, Skye can’t resist the attraction between them, and her surrender will set in motion a chain of events that will have consequences for everyone she holds dear.

Gradually, Jason convinces Skye that she has to trust him if she is to solve the riddle of her past and learn the truth about her power. But believing Jason means that her entire life has been based on a lie.

As her enemies gather strength and the danger increases, Skye is forced to accept who she really is. Will she risk everything and fight for those she loves? Or save herself and let them be destroyed by the forces of darkness?


My Thoughts

Normally I don’t read Witch stories, I just don’t get into them, so I picked this book hoping that the shifter elements outweigh the witch elements of the story. It turns out I shouldn’t have worried even with the witch elements of the story I still loved Dark Moon.


A curse has been placed on Jason’s Pack, they can’t shift and it is slowly driving the wolves mad, Jason’s only hope of saving his pack is to track down a woman who was abducted when she was a child, her powers are enough to reverse the curse.

Skye has spent her lifetime hiding and suppressing her witch powers, she is told by her grandmother that she can hurt the people she loves if she doesn’t keep them in check. Skye and her friends decide to take a holiday to the snow, when a crazy beginner bumps into her and twists her ankle, She meets Jason who she can’t seem to get out of her mind, drawn to him she leaking her magic and panics when she can’t control it. With the help of Jason and her friends Skye must overcome her fear of her magic and learn to harness it to save herself and Jason’s Pack.


Dark moon was very intriguing with Skye not knowing the extent of her powers, it was great to see her unravel the clues to find just who she is supposed to be, I loved the interaction between Jason and Skye there was no Instant falling in love, like in a lot of stories, Skye was attracted to Jason but tried to fight her attraction so that he would not know about her powers. Skyes friendships also play a huge part in the storyline, and adds a unique group dynamic, where everyone has a part to play and makes it hard to put down.

I really enjoyed this book and Ms Leighton makes it hard to put down, sucking you in with steamy love story, Intriguing Storyline and Action packed storylines. I hope that Dark Moon will be made into a series as I would like to hear more about the Pack and It’s dynamics as not much was mentioned about other pack members. I highly recommend this story for anyone who loves shifter novels.

Leisl Leighton is Aussiebookworms Aussie Feature Author for May You can find Dark Moon, and other stories by clicking on the links provided.

Dark Moon Amazon

Killing me Softly Amazon



5 thoughts on “Dark Moon by Leisl Leighton

  1. Thanks Jodie for this lovely review. I’m so glad you loved Dark Moon. And in answer to your question, yes, this is the first in a series. I’m working on the 2nd and 3rd books right now with others planned too. 🙂

  2. Awesome review Jodie! I liked the mix of shifter and witch in this one. I was intrigued by Skye’s lack of knowledge and wanted to shake her grandmother for being so selfish…. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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