Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks until she gets a lead on the biggest story in town: The Seattle Slayer. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a tip on the latest rash of killings. Instead, she gets a story about the mayor feeding citizens to a ring of vampires… yeah. Just another day in her life.
Then she gets talked into adopting a cat she’s allergic to. Her first thought is to neuter the cat. But when he turns out to be a gorgeous shapeshifting man who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer she thinks: not so fast. Next thought: seek professional help.
Susan doesn’t know what to believe, but as she’s drawn into a paranormal world, she comes to realize that the story that could bring her credibility is too unbelievable to expose. Now it’s no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers, it’s a matter of saving lives and souls, and her only ally is a man she’s allergic to. In the world of the Dark-Hunters, it’s always dangerous. But never more so than when one very human woman can shatter their entire world with just one story. The only question is… will she? Dark Side of the Moon is full of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s trademark sexy humor and breathtaking imagination.
Ravyn, although described as not wanting anyone to get close to him, didn’t come across that way. He wasn’t as intimidating as the other Dark-Hunters. He also didn’t have nearly as much depth as the other DH’s. He was just simply there. We heard the story of his tradegy but just didn’t feel that in him. His lines were beyond cheesy at times – in a not so PG example – after Susan finishes going down on him he tells her “You’re the best.” WTF?? From a Dark-Hunter??? Come on people. He was completely at odds with how he’s described to the reader in the very beginning.
Susan was an extremely sarcastic heroine … and I know that annoyed some people but it didn’t seem to bother me. And I loved that Ravyn looked beyond that to realize it was just the way she talked.
I also found it really odd that Ash allowed Susan to sneak up on him. Ash seemed to be less cocky in this book and I’m not sure I liked it.
Nice to see Nick and I’m very interested to see how SK takes this new twist. Bad that he turned on Ash like he did. In previous books, Ash and Nick were portrayed as best friends .. I find it hard to believe that Nick didn’t understand the do/don’t abilities Ash has with his mind control.
The love-story didn’t suck me in like the others, I didn’t find there was much chemistry between them and the ending was … well blah. It just kinda happened and that was it. They didn’t bond like the other Dark-Hunters and that bothered me. And Ravyn wasn’t free of being a Dark-Hunter so he’s still in the never-ending danger. How did Susan become immortal? Just simply because she mated to a Were?
Even though this most definitely was not one of SK’s best … IMO … it was interesting enough that I was able to finish it in a day.