Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Blue Moon Cafe by Rick Reed: Book Review

"Tearing. The man doesn't even have time to scream."

I usually don't read books about people getting ripped apart and things that go bump in the night. So it's interesting to me that I ended up reading (and liking) The Blue Moon Cafe.

This story about werewolves causing havoc in Seattle's gay community offered suspense and even romance. The good looking men between its cover were caught in a love triangle with bite.

I found myself tapping my Nook screen as fast as possible to see what happened next. Sometimes it was because of the passion between Thad and his mysterious hunk named Sam. Other times it was the suspense of the attack that kept me on edge. Especially when characters I had grown to like found themselves about to be shredded.

When I was working on this review yesterday, I was going to tell you that I handled the violence okay. But last night I got up in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep, sat down with a bowl of my homemade granola, and could have sworn something was lurking outside in the darkness.

Creepy, huh? Thanks to Rick Reed I may be looking over my shoulder for awhile.

With its high intensity scenes and strong characters, prepare to rip into The Blue Moon Cafe and howl.

The Blue Moon Cafe, by Rick Reed, received the 2010 Rainbow Award for Book Of The Year. Published by Amber Allure. Visit the author's website at Rick R. Reed. I'm participating in the GLBT Challenge for 2011. The Blue Moon Cafe has graphic violence and sexual scenes between men.


  1. Ugh-suspected creepy lurkings are the worst...(well, okay, I guess actual creepy lurkings would be worse)! During my reading of The Strain, I couldn't make the 20' walk from my couch, down the darkened hallway, to my bedroom without some serious creep factor. LOL! Living in quiet upcountry places sure doesn't help either. :)

  2. I was feeling like I needed a bit of a tropical break, now you have me looking over my shoulder. One of the books I read earlier in the summer had me totally creeped out, but at the same time, I couldn't put it down. Right now I'm into reading a few romances to brighten my life.

  3. Not my cup of tea, but a very interesting book.


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