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Keri Arthur

Author of Full Moon Rising

81+ Works 17,752 Members 578 Reviews 76 Favorited

About the Author

Keri Arthur is a writer of fantasy, horror fiction, and romance novels from Melbourne, Australia. She began writing at the age of twelve and has finished twenty-six novels as of July 2012. Her books have received many nominations and prizes, including raves from the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice show more Awards and PNR's PEARL Awards. She won the 2017 Australian Romance Readers Awards, Favourite sci-fi, fantasy or futuristic romance for her book Blood Kissed. Arthur is best known for a series of books revolving around the character Riley Jensen, who is a rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf and has a twin brother named Rhoan. Jensen works for an organisation in Melbourne called the Directorate of Other Races, which was created to police supernatural races. Her titles Fireborn made the Aurealis Awards finalist list for 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Keri Arthur

Full Moon Rising (2006) 2,138 copies
Kissing Sin (2007) 1,485 copies
Tempting Evil (2007) 1,341 copies
Dangerous Games (2007) 1,279 copies
Embraced by Darkness (2007) 1,153 copies
The Darkest Kiss (2008) 1,057 copies
Deadly Desire (2009) 884 copies
Bound to Shadows (2009) 766 copies
Moon Sworn (2010) 679 copies
Destiny Kills (2008) 642 copies
Darkness Unbound (2011) 487 copies
Dancing with the Devil (2001) 353 copies
Beneath a Rising Moon (2003) 332 copies
Darkness Rising (2011) 301 copies
Mercy Burns (2010) 280 copies
Hearts in Darkness (2000) 275 copies
Circle of Fire (2001) 271 copies
Darkness Devours (2012) 257 copies
Chasing the Shadows (2002) 244 copies
Circle of Death (2002) 244 copies
Kiss the Night Good-Bye (2004) 229 copies
Beneath a Darkening Moon (2004) 213 copies
Memory Zero (2004) 212 copies
Circle of Desire (2003) 212 copies
Darkness Hunts (2012) 194 copies
Fireborn (2014) 185 copies
Darkness Unmasked (2013) 174 copies
Generation 18 (2004) 167 copies
Penumbra (2005) 153 copies
City of Light (2016) 152 copies
Darkness Splintered (2013) 144 copies
Blood Kissed (2017) 141 copies
Darkness Falls (2014) 93 copies
Winter Halo (2016) 73 copies
Flameout (2016) 71 copies
Eryn (2007) 70 copies
Hell's Bell (2018) 68 copies
Ashes Reborn (2017) 54 copies
Who Needs Enemies (2013) 52 copies
Hunter Hunted (2018) 50 copies
Wicked Wings (2019) 44 copies
Demon's Dance (2019) 44 copies
Unlit (2018) 41 copies
The Black Tide (2017) 37 copies
Deadly Vows (2020) 36 copies
Blackbird Rising (2020) 36 copies
Magic Misled (2021) 34 copies
Broken Bonds (2021) 26 copies
Crown of Shadows (2022) 24 copies
Sorrow's Song (2022) 22 copies
Cursed (2018) 22 copies
Blackbird Broken (2020) 19 copies
Wraith's Revenge (2023) 15 copies
Blackbird Crowned (2021) 15 copies
Sword of Darkness (2022) 10 copies
Killer's Kiss (2023) 9 copies
Burn (2019) 8 copies
Lifemate Connections (2007) 1 copy
Shadow's End 1 copy

Associated Works

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008) — Contributor — 922 copies
Hotter Than Hell (2008) — Contributor — 655 copies
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008) — Contributor — 398 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1967-12-04
Gender
female
Nationality
Australia
Places of residence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Awards and honors
P.E.A.R.L. nominee (New Author, 2001)

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I like strong heroines, lots of action, multiple subplots, character development, a good storyline, and compelling writing; and this book fulfills. Riley Jensen is a powerful personality, whose paranormal abilities are only beginning to surface. She is being courted by her twin brother's, Rhoan, covert agency to be a guardian and she is resisting those overtures. The disappearance of her brother, though, causes her to forge an uneasy alliance with the agency in order to rescue her brother.

A lot of reviewers complain about the amount of sex and the rape scene, but, Riley's drive to have sex at the full moon phase is secondary to the plot other than it nearly defeats her ability to solve her brother's disappearance and the larger threat behind it. The book also sets up a future love interest for Riley in the form of the vampire Quinn; and, it's clear that Riley could easily be monogamous if Quinn were only able to set aside his distrust of werewolves caused by previous betrayals of the lupi kind.… (more)
 
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b00kdarling87 | 62 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
Why do I always forget this is such a kickass series???!!!
It takes me forever to start the next instalment and then I pretty much devour it. Afterwards, I'm like, must read the next book sooner aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I forget.
Granted, there are a lot of good books out there but omg! If you like all things supernatural with a kickass heroine, you really need to read this series! Oh and while there is a lot of sex in this instalment, it's not very graphic, so go ahead and pick it up!

While I really liked the book, there were some things that disappointed me a bit. One thing was the pacing: things went from a normal pace to a rollercoaster, the end. It just felt so sudden, without some much-needed answers. But hey, now we have another very very evil bad guy on the loose gunning for Riley. Hope he will bring more to the table.
Another were the characters we met, Berna and Nerida. I'm still trying to find out how they fit in the whole picture and what added value they brought. Oh, and what's with being nude, the whole time?
And last, Riley's growing abilities, she seems to master them pretty quickly even though they are new. How could Quinn or Jack not pick up on those, being the better psychics? It just left a lot of question marks in my head.

But all in all, it really was another great book, honestly! Quinn and Riley are so good together, I have high hopes for them, though that would also mean that her wish for a family won't come true :( ... but still, team Quinn!
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Nemerith | 21 other reviews | Oct 30, 2023 |
Wow, I just finished the book and I'm stunned. So many twists and turns, you really don't know what's going to happen, who's a bad guy or who isn't.... amazing writing.

World-building is great, scenes and environments are well described, very detailed and diverse. Moving back to familiar haunts from the first book, building up our view of the world and the people and species living there.

Character development is excellent. We follow our main heroine Riley throughout different ordeals, throughout tough decisions and here thoughts and feelings concerning her life, work and her lovers.
The rest of our cast have a lot to say, layers of lies, deceit, feelings, love, honour,... all mixed up making a very rich and entertaining story.

Pacing and flow were great, a hell of a lot action, just enough downtime to catch your breath and be bewildered about the last turn of events.

The book in itself was well written, no major errors found, the small ones (while sometimes a tad annoying) didn't pull me out of the story. And yes, there is sex described in this book... a lot of is, though not over the top.

All in all, a hell of a book, loving this series!!! Very much looking forward to the next instalment.
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Nemerith | 35 other reviews | Oct 30, 2023 |
The book started great with Riley having to same some humans. This showed us she doesn't run from a fight (or what she would call her duty) to protect humans even if she is only a guardian liaison and does mostly paperwork. It also showed the twisted personality of one of the guardians that actually do the protecting (or well.. should do).

When her twin brother goes missing, Riley steps up her game and makes it her mission to find him and bring him back home. If only it was that simple though, as things go far beyond the original scope and Riley finds herself deeper into the mess than she thought. Add to that her wolf part is in moon heat... yeah.. timing is everything they say.

Some would call it PNR but I think I'll go with sexy urban fantasy. Yes there is (a lot) of sex going on.. werewolves in moon heat and all that, but the bigger part of the story is still focussed around Riley, her allies / enemies, the investigation and lets not forget the handsome vampire Quinn.

World building was good as was character creation, but the development was lacking. We didn't really get a feel of who the characters are, what their backstory is, why they react this way (apart from the history Quinn has with werewolves). I hope we get to know the cast more in depth in next book, it would be a shame since it has so much potential!

The flow was great, not too much action at once (well.. apart from the sex) and quite a lot of interaction which was nice. I mean, a good conversation really helps the story along.

While the plot was super and the story had me hooked, it still felt as if we've only touched the top of what hopefully will be a whole damn iceberg. As I've said, this has so much potential, I will absolutely read the rest, just hope we get that much needed 'feel' for the cast.
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