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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Luna: Book One of The Luna Chronicle written by S.C. Dane is a combination of romance, paranormal, supernatural, and thriller. Beth never knew her biological parents. She spent her life trying to fit in but she was at her happiest in the woods. Alec left his pack despite his father, the pack leader’s, objections, to search for his soul mate, a Luna. He was captured and tortured by humans. After escaping, he smelled and spotted his soul mate. Beth was walking through the woods when she spotted the brown wolf as he ran into the bushes; then she saw a naked man. Beth was drawn to the wolf/man even though the bodies of two girls had been found murdered. Another wolf/man sought to use Beth to trap and kill Alec. Together, Beth and Alec were formidable. The two formed a bond and mated. They returned to the pack but Alec had broken the rules and had to pay the price. As a Luna, Beth furiously protected what she claimed as hers. She had a lot to learn, some of it was instinct, some of it through lessons taught.
Luna is a fascinating read. Alec and Beth were well suited for each other. The secondary characters were important to the story-line, helping it to move on at a steady pace. Some readers may object to the blood and gore; when Beth accepted and ate a rat, raw, my stomach sort of did a flip-flop. I loved seeing the world through the eyes of a wolf-human. This book expresses strong emotions: anger, hatred, fear, love, and loyalty. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.