A Moonshadow Bay Novel, Book 2
February 28th, 2021
Paranormal Women’s Fiction, Romance, Mystery
Reviewed by Dawn (email@example.com)
Obtained by Self Purchase
January Jaxson is finding herself again after a disastrous marriage ends with her starting over, divorced, and living back in her hometown of Moonshadow Bay. Her job with Conjure Ink is interesting and she is enjoying her new relationship with wolf shifter, Killian, her next-door neighbor. But when she opens an old bottle, she got from a thrift store, she finds more than even she has bargained. A djinn needs her help and after promising to see what she can do; she vows to give him his freedom at all possible. But at same time, the case Conjure Ink is working on has them in wrestling with active, malicious spirits and more in a local restaurant. Can January figure out how to calm the spirits down and let them rest before they do more damage, or will she find that turning forty-one is just a wish and prayer as danger heats up?
MIDNIGHT WEB continues January’s story from Starlight Web as we get to know more about her, her hometown and her friends and family in Moonshadow Bay. I got to admit this series is definitely coming in a close third as one of my favorites of this author’s. The world building is phenomenal, and you feel like you are part of the story with January and the gang and with each book, you get to see more of the town’s secrets as well and more of the residents there. I love the characters in this series as they are all diverse, unique, and beautifully written. January is a curvy older woman starting over and I love how relevant she is to me. It made me appreciate her a lot more as well as her good friends and family helping shore her up when she finds herself insecure with herself.
January Jaxson. Divorced and living back in Moonshadow Bay, she is finding
herself again after her marriage went belly up and she came home with nothing
but what she could gather. With her life in tatters, she finds a job at Conjure
Ink, a paranormal investigation business and finds herself intrigued by the
different cases she gets to check out and is enjoying making new friends with
her coworkers. She also finds out the spooky case she is checking out is more
than she ever imagined as spirits are up in arms and determined to hurt people.
Add in a djinn who is now her houseguest for the moment and another small
mystery to solve, well January has her hands full trying to figure things out
before danger mounts and she provably bites the dust. I just adore January and
find her extremely relatable. She is at times tough, tender, assertive and
insecure. She is flawed but that is what makes her, in my opinion, so much fun
to read and enjoy in MOONLIGHT WEB. All the characters are
multidimensional and for me, January is the star of the show by far. Add in her
relationships with family, friends, and lovers then you find a well-rounded
woman who is finding herself again and that right there calls to me in so many
ways. With this second book we see more of the strength that is inside of
January as well as her connections to several people deepen and grow. Ms.
Galenorn is a master at creating diverse, unique characters that fairly brim to
life and step off the pages.
MIDNIGHT WEB delivers an action-packed ride from start to finish and lots of twists even I didn’t see coming. This is an author who knows instinctively how to captivate and enthrall her readers, so much so that they need more after finishing the book. I know I did, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series to be out in April though I want it now. So, if you enjoy an older main character that can kick butt and is soft on kittens, then this series is for you. I am really looking forward to seeing where the author goes in this new series as it is definitely hitting all my love buttons with each book.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement.