Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bewitching Tours Review of Under The Moon by Natalie J Damschroder

Title: Under the Moon : Goddesses Rising
Book 1
Author: Natalie J. Damschroder
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Length: Novel
Ebook Release Date: November 15, 2011
Print Book Release Date: December 6,
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-54-1
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-55-8

GODDESSES RISING - Book One - by Natalie J. Damschroder

Their power gives them strength…and makes them targets.

Quinn Caldwell is the epitome of a modern goddess. Her power source is the moon, her abilities restricted only by physical resources and lunar phase. She runs a consulting business and her father’s bar, serves on the board of the ancient Society for Goddess Education and Defense, and yearns for Nick Jarrett, professional goddess protector and the soul mate she can never have.

But someone has developed the rare and difficult ability to drain a goddess of her powers, and Quinn is a target. With the world thinking Nick has gone rogue (whatever that means) and that Quinn is influenced by “family ties” she didn’t know she had, keeping themselves safe while working to find the enemy proves harder each day.

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Goddesses among us well that definitely caught my attention, and I knew I just had to read more. Being a fan of all kinds of mythology, I thought that is what I would be reading about. I was pleasantly wrong and enjoyed this book tremendously.

What I found unique about it was the goddesses and how normal they were set apart from the source where their powers come from. I loved that how these women used their their gifts for the good and the fact gods were now exempt and didn't exist anymore, which I found refreshingly different.

Another point I have to mention is that while I have read more about love triangles than I care to admit, and while some I feel get a bit old, this one I enjoyed. It at least for me was very believable and fresh. Quinn, who is conflicted with her needs with Sam and her hidden love for Nick. I honestly don't blame her with her conflcted emotions for both of these guys, I loved them both myself. What girl wouldn't love to have two Nice, protective guys to love her. Sign me up :)

But overall this book had everything I look for in a book, characters I can connect with, action and maybe just a bit of smexyiness. Though as most of you know I am a sucker for a good romance and while this book leaned more towards the action  it still had the romance I crave sometimes.  I can't wait for book 2 in this series- I am hoping it won't be too long of a wait either.

So, if you are looking for an awesome Urban Fantasy to cuddle up on the couch this Xmas season, may I suggest this book.


About The Author:

Natalie J. Damschroder came to writing the hard way—by avoiding it. Though she wrote her first book at age six (My Very Own Reading Book) and received accolades for her academic writing (Ruth Davies Award for Excellence in Writing for a paper on deforestation her senior year in college), she hated doing it. Colonial food and the habits of the European Starling just weren’t her thing.

She found her niche—romantic fiction—shortly after college graduation. After an internship with the National Geographic Society, customer service for a phone company just wasn’t that exciting. So she began learning how to write the books she’d loved to read all her life. Now she struggles to balance her frenetic writing life with her family, the most supportive husband in the world and two beautiful, intelligent, stubborn, independent daughters (the oldest of whom has become a writer). She somehow also fits in a day job and various volunteer positions in and out of the writing industry.

Learn more about her at her website,, follow her on Twitter @NJDamschroder, or friend her on Facebook at


MeikkiBeibi said...

I'm currently reading this. :) really liking it too! :D

BLHmistress said...

I am glad you are enjoying it too, I can't wait for Book 2

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