Carrying The Torch by Nancy Gideon
When I began the first “By Moonlight” book and realized I had waaaay too much story to fit into one novel, I envisioned doing a series around my hero and heroine, the deliciously dangerous shape-shifter, Max Savoie and NOPD detective Charlotte Caissie. Through three books, then four, their relationship went through a rollercoaster of dramatic ups and downs as they tried to find a balance behind their worlds – his criminal/hers law enforcement, his preternatural/hers human. Then my publisher wanted to branch out from the “Moonlight” books into the “Shadows” which remained in the same world , but had different heroes and heroines for each book. Readers, though they enjoyed the “Shadows” books, pouted because they wanted more Max. Finally, with REMEMBERED BY MOONLIGHT, I was able to bring Max and Cee Cee back . . . but would their romantic torch burn as bright?
I’d kept my favorite couple tucked into the background with their story threading through the 4th through 8th book. I worried that after being secondary characters for so long, the spark might have faded, that I didn’t have a reason to return them for a book of their own. But as fate would have it, I found a way to twist the tale so that Max no longer remembers the woman he adores or the friends and enemies that surround him. Cee Cee is a stranger to him, one he’s not sure he can trust. And she’s heartbroken, torn between that past he may not be able to recover and a future he may well chose to live without her. And the spark took flame as they began to fall in love all over again.
That makes REMEMBERED BY MOONLIGHT the perfect book for a reader who hasn’t yet stepped into the “By Moonlight” world. They can discover it right alongside Max as he his puts his memories together, piece by piece. And in this case, it’s better the second time around.
Because the road to . . .
Clever, cool and preternaturally lethal, Max Savoie is leader of a secretive shape-shifter clan, heir to a mobster’s legacy, and the love of New Orleans’ top cop . . . but he can’t remember any of them. The only way to recover his past, and his rightful place in the arms of the woman who risked all to save him, is to surrender to a mysterious visitor who could use him as a weapon against all he’d loved.
Happily-Ever-After . . .
After rescuing her mate from his ruthless captors in the North, hard-hitting Detective Charlotte Caissie is now painfully vulnerable—a stranger in his eyes . . . and in his bed. The key to his memories is locked in a tortuous past. To reclaim the strength of their passionate bond, Max must learn to trust her enough to face that darkness at her side before the threat it hides exposes the secret Cee Cee carries.
Is never smooth.
When an investigation into grisly deaths in an underground Shifter fight club points to more than just dangerous clan rivalries, Cee Cee enlists Max’s help to find a traitor in their midst while there’s still time to turn a deadly invading tide. But the cost of saving their treasured future may mean sacrificing his past. Especially when the enemy they pursue . . . might be Max, himself.
Nancy Gideon is the author of over 55 novels ranging from Regencies, historicals and contemporary suspense to dark paranormal romance, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix.
When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant in Southwest Michigan, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin, enjoying Grammy time (usually watching The Avengers), and meeting new friends and readers through her GoodReads “Nancy Gideon by Moonlight” group.
Her books can also be found under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.
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