book #1 of Blood & Shadows


SEP. 2010








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“You are everything that’s ever been good in my life,” he told her, his deep voice rumbling in his chest at her ear. “You’re all I have.”

“Then, to save me, you sentenced a young girl to death.” The sky above her darkened with ominous thunderclouds. A threat of storm, a hint, but not the storm itself. Not over her. It was a wordless communication to make it clear that, for her, Tristan would have sacrificed anything. Whether she wanted him to or not. Where her safety was concerned, he would be relentless, merciless. Dara greedily took what he gave, for once feeling as if nothing bad could touch her, because he wouldn’t let it. Even while she hated him for what would happen to Katie now, it seemed Dara was still the coward she’d been all her life.

A girl will die. Because of me.

Tristan tightened his hold on her, pressing his lips to the top of her head. “No, baby. Not yet.”

His touch, his voice, made Dara feel precious, cherished. Protected for the moment from the things she didn’t want to face. But she couldn’t forget them, and Tristan didn’t try to make her.

“He got spooked,” she told him. “He’ll move up his plans.”

“No, he won’t. He has something to prove now. He won’t do anything until he’s good and ready, just to show you that he can. He’ll want to see the stars above him before he makes his move. That gives us an entire day to track him.” Tristan’s voice was full of lethal promise when he said, “And I’m an expert hunter.”

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They say no good deed ever goes unpunished, a sentiment Dara understands fully now that she is paying for a crime she didn’t commit. It was stupid to call in a murder she didn’t really see. But how could Dara have kept silent? Now a stunning—scratch that, a dangerous—man with a frightening secret of his own is telling her he can help. Yeah, right. A telepath knows better than to trust mere words.

The last decade of Tristan’s life has been penance. All that time spent among the worst dregs of society might have made him begin to question his humanity, but he’s never felt so much like an animal as he does around this timid, delicate female. Her very presence stirs the beast within him; Tristan can feel it growing stronger every day. Any more time with Dara, and it might overpower him completely. But without her, he stands no chance at all…

Book Reviews

"I highly recommend this author to anyone that wants a novel that is out of the ordinary and different than the rest. [Blood Moons] is a very strong 5 stars for me[...]"

The Romance Reviews

Top Pick

"This book surprised me in that it takes a turn I didn’t see coming. [...] I don’t read a lot of futuristic romances, but this one really worked for me."

Smexy Books

"Great book loved the story. I loved the way the author put a different type of spin on the making of a shifter. This is a great love story with drama and passion between the characters. Would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves the paranormal or even the futuristic fiction."

B&N Reader Review

"This is a new author for me and I'm delighted to say that I'll be looking for more. Dara and Tristan are wonderful characters. I loved the action and storyline. There are some secondary characters that I hope have/get books of their own. I really recommend!"

Amazon Verified Purchase

"I was entranced by this book from the first sentence to the last word! I couldn’t stop reading! Tristan’s struggles and Dara’s stability drew me into the story along with them. I could almost imagine being right there experiencing with them first hand. Alianne Donnelly is definitely on my list of new favorite authors! I highly recommend this book to anyone with a love of fiction, fantasy, adventure, sexy shifters and romance!"

Goodreads Reader Review

"Ms. Donnelly did an amazing job world building and crafting a story that takes us to a bold future with an even bolder romance. I honestly can't express how much this book affected me."

Happily Ever After Reviews

Recommended Read

"Blood Moons nearly kept me up past my bedtime, and if I didn’t have to work the next day I think I would have stayed up all night reading. It’s a sexy, exciting and intriguing read. Pick it up if you’re a fan of Rhyannon Byrd’s Primal Instincts or Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound."

Strange Candy Reviews

"I cannot believe I haven't read her books before, don't make my mistake check these books out. Its got it all, action, suspense, and passion!"

Amazon Verified Purchase

"I caught myself numerous times breathing faster during the exciting battles going on in the minds of all the characters! The author deftly sent me there and I swear I could smell, hear, feel, and taste what they were at the time. [...] Aside from one other book (which was based on a true story) this is my favorite book I've read in my lifetime. Thanks for the ride, Alianne!"

Amazon Verified Purchase

"Oh wow, what an utterly engaging, well written, fascinating book.[...]Verdict: Excellent. A top-notch read that held me spellbound. I really enjoyed it a great deal and look forward to more books in this series."

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