Thunder Moon

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Thunder Moon

Thunder Moon, a Nightcreature novel by award-winning author Lori Handeland, is a fast-paced, sexy and frightening romantic thriller. The strong, cynical Sheriff of Lake Bluff, Georgia, and great-granddaughter of one of the most powerful medicine women in the Cherokee nation, Grace McDaniel quickly becomes involved in protecting her town from a horrible creature who preys on area citizens.

Following a powerful storm, a mysterious stranger walks into Graces life and her heart. Ian Walker is a doctor and a Native American who blends modern medicine and traditional cures. Even as their attraction to one another draws them together, Ian's mysterious past brings distrust and emotional pain to the relationship.

A number of suspicious deaths, first to the elderly, but soon to the young and healthy, hurls the small town into chaos. As Grace attempts to track the creature stalking the citizens of Lake Bluff, she must trust the very man whose past is the subject of an intense investigation by Grace's own staff.

Thunder Moon will absolutely rivet you to your chair. Handeland brings her characters to life in a way that sends chills down one's spine. Her description of the Lake Bluff area brings the reader right into the middle of the action, and the rich depth of the characters enlivens the tale and causes the reader to hunger for more.

Murder, mayhem, humor and horror form a tale that keeps the reader on edge to the very end. Thunder Moon is a well-crafted story that will leave the reader longing to dig into the next Nightcreature book as soon as possible.

Book Blurb for Thunder Moon

USA Today bestselling and RITA Award-winning author Lori Handeland takes you into the realm of the Nightcreatures where love and danger become one after dark .


Practical, skeptical Grace McDaniel was not looking for romance. The Sheriff of Lake Bluff, Georgia, and the granddaughter of a Cherokee doctor, Grace's hands are full with the daily trouble of small-town life. Arriving in the wake of a freak storm is Ian Walker, a mysterious stranger who blends modern medicine and traditional Native American cures. Even though she is wary of his ideas, Grace cannot resist what his touch awakens in her. But Ian is hiding a terrifying secret. And only he knows the truth about a creature stalking the citizens of Lake Bluff. A creature who preys on the dying.and then on the young, the living, the vibrant.Now, to save her people, Grace must put her faith in Ian's haunting power and succumb to her wildest passions-before the rumble of thunder fills the air, and a relentless evil strikes again.


Lori Handeland spent years waitressing, teaching, and managing a photography studio before selling her first novel in 1993. She is the recipient of many industry awards, most recently the RITA award from Romance Writers of America for her novel Blue Moon, which was named Best Paranormal of 2004.

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her contractor husband, two teenaged sons, and a yellow lab named Elwood. She can be reached through her web site There you can join her Full Moon Club and receive a monthly e-newsletter with spooky werewolf lore, fun full moon facts, recipes, excerpts and more.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2007 5.00