Review - Druid's Moon by Deniz Bevan

By Carmen, 31 December 2022
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Year Published: 2022

Genre: Retelling, Paranormal


Lyne Vanlith, an archaeologist who seeks a logical explanation to any mystery, discovers an ancient Druidic curse on her first dig. When the signs foretold by the curse descend on her, Lyne can’t find a reasonable interpretation.

And that’s even before a Beast rescues her from a monstrous sea-creature. She drops a grateful kiss on the snout of the Beast, who transforms into a man, Frederick Cunnick, Baron of Lansladron. Lyne is meant to be Beauty to his Beast—and break the curse forever.

Now both spellkeeper and monster are targeting Lyne. She must take up her legendary role, to defeat the curse and save Frederick—and herself. Instead of logic, for the first time, Lyne must trust her heart.

About the Author:

Deniz Bevan has lived and worked in Turkey, and her non-fiction work, including travel articles, book reviews and personal essays, has most recently appeared in the trilingual (English, French, and Turkish) newspaper Bizim Anadolu. Her short story 'Where There's Life' was shortlisted for the Surrey (Canada) International Writers' Conference Storyteller's Award in 2013. Her contemporary romance, Summer Fire is out now with Carina Press. And there’s a playlist for that story, and many others, on her YouTube channel! And her Story Inspirations board on Pinterest features images of all her characters.

A firm believer in burning the candle at both ends, she is generally writing a new novel while editing another, and blogging about her reading and research adventures -- and sharing travel photos – weekly on her blog, The Girdle of Melian. Other days, she tries to stay off the web altogether, as she delves into the history, mystery, and romance of her characters’ lives.

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Author Website: Deniz Bevan Author Website

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My Take on the Book:

I haven’t read a lot of retellings, but I thought that this was an interesting one. The archeology pieces weren’t quite for me – but I enjoyed the rest of the book.

Things went up a couple of notches at the party – and I found the ‘generational family’ aspect of things intriguing.

I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

I have read a short story by this author before – and have quite enjoyed it. Now that I’ve read a full book – I’ll definitely be reading more books from this author in the future.