“Moonstruck” by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt

about

Anthony Rawson is screwed. Fans, producers, and his agent are all chomping at the bit for the next book in his wildly popular Triple Moon series, but he’s got epic writer’s block and is way behind deadline. Then he reads Axis Mundi, a fanfic novel by his online friend “SirMarrok.” It isn’t just a great story—it’s exactly what the series needs.
Samir Daoud is thrilled when “Ulfhedinn” wants to meet up after reading Axis Mundi. When Ulfhedinn turns out to be Anthony Rawson himself, Samir is starstruck. When Anthony tells him he wants to add Axis Mundi to the Triple Moon series, Samir is sure he’s being pranked. And when their online chemistry carries over—big-time—into real life, Samir is convinced it’s all too good to be true.
The problem is … it might be. The book deal, the sex, the money—everything is amazing. But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Samir is left wondering if Anthony really loves him, or just loves his book. 

review

First things first, when do we get to read the Triple Moon series???
Please don’t tell me it doesn’t exist, I NEED it! *blinky begging eyes*
Second would be, well, my red face. I didn’t realize (or pay close enough attention) that this was previously released. I dabbled a bit with the Bluewater Bay series but I missed this story the first time around. Truth be told, I rather enjoyed it with Anthony and Samir and can’t envision them any differently. I felt a bit of déja vu with the setting but couldn’t quite place it. Kudos to the authors for creating a fresh take. I don’t think I would have known if I hadn’t gone searching for the book’s details. In case you’re wondering, this was formerly known as Lone Wolf. I can’t say how much has changed but I’m happy I read this version.
Lastly, I don’t read much fanfic. I don’t think it made much difference for me. However, if you are drawn to the fanfic world I would say, this has your name on it.

Like

Samir works in IT by day and writes shifter fanfic by night. He’s been chatting regularly with another fan, SirMarrok, and they’ve been swapping their stories back and forth. Their online relationship has built over the past two years and suddenly (and or coincidentally), Ulfhedinn requests to meet in person. What Samir (SirMarrok) doesn’t know is that his online bestie is actually the world-renowned writer of the original series Triple Moon. When he stumbles into the cafe for their first face to face, naturally he freaks out. Once he calms down and averts a panic attack, he discovers Anthony’s plan. Well, more like a proposal. Or in all honesty, a hopeful proposal. Which in turn launches a private writing retreat hidden away in Anthony’s estate. It doesn’t take long for their online chemistry to spark in real life. Things take off at supersonic speed. Although I’m not a big fan of misrepresentation with an online identity, I found this a legit exception. Nothing was malicious and I understood the need for Anthony’s stealth mode. I enjoyed how they fell into…normal day to day living. Ha! They were certainly enjoying themselves. The whole publishing part (another author’s work mid-series) was probably unrealistic I’m sure but nevertheless, enjoyable. That’s the bottom line, I enjoyed them.   

love

I adore both Voinov and Witt and when they collaborate, I’m in heaven. Their characters always have fiery chemistry. Samir and Anthony are no exception. I enjoyed what each brought to the table. Anthony has a reputation for being well, a lone wolf. In all reality, he just hasn’t come across the perfect mate until now. Samir balances him. He doesn’t suffocate him or become a burden. He grows into a comfort, something Anthony has never found in a lover before. Samir worries…about everything. Which is understandable. This eventually comes to head at WolfCon. Overwhelmed and overcome with his new reality, Samir breaks. Anthony longs to pick up the pieces but he’s not sure it’s welcome. What if he’s overstepping his boundaries? He has flipped Samir’s life upside down. Space, maybe he just needs space. That’s what he always craved himself. Well, until now. *slight spoiler* If you’re concerned about a happy ending, you can relax, all is well before the final pages. Because the truth is, they are meant for one another. And how can you not love that?

beware

Opposites and similarities even out their path. Age gap, done oh-so-right. A virtual relationship is taken to…the flesh. And an up close and personal look at the highs and lows of what our dear authors experience…writer’s block, editing, publishing woes and everything else in between.

 

bookisforI think fanfic enthusiasts will appreciate this the most. But if that’s not you, don’t let that stop you, I’m not either and I  was just as enthralled by this lovely pair.

 

bookinfo

TITLE: Moonstruck
AUTHOR: Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt 
PUBLISHER: 44 Raccoons
LENGTH: 331 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 12, 2019
BUY LINKS: Amazon

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