Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian)

In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.

A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…

Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother….Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.

In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her.


From the Hardcover edition.

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By Kitten (Cape Town, South Africa) · ★☆☆☆☆ · December 04, 2013
I'm sorry, but this book is just terrible. I seriously regret buying all nine books in the series, because I couldn't even finish this first one. They're going to the second-hand bookstore TOMORROW, lol - no way in hell am I wasting another minute of my life on Riley Jenson and Co.

There's so many... ...more
By Mel (The Hague, the Netherlands, 07, Netherlands) · ★★★☆☆ · October 12, 2010
Reading Full Moon Rising left me confused. I’m not sure how to rate this book: I’m torn between a 2 and a 3 star rating.
There’s one thing I am pretty sure about, though: miss Keri Arthur either had a very strict and conservative upbringing or she was an extremely insecure and overweight wallflowe... ...more
By Navessa (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 24, 2013
I finished this book a week ago and didn't write a review straight away so now all my feels are gone. What I do remember are the reasons why this book stood out from most of the PR pack:

1. No goddamn Mary Sue MC
2. Excellent world building
3. AN ACTUAL FUCKING PLOT
4. The message that it's okay to... ...more
By Karyn (Mumbai, India) · ★★★☆☆ · March 08, 2009
OK, Weird shit is happening people. Between reading all 6 books of this series one after another, forgetting to get up in the morning to go to work (i don't know does it count as forgetting, if you have 4 alarms and you don't hear any of them because you were awake reading till 5.40 am and had to... ...more
By Tilly (Loganville, GA) · ★★★★★ · February 18, 2012
Incredibly sexy! Action packed suspense! Full Moon Rising is a crossbreeding of J.D Robb meets Anita Blake meets Mercy Thompson! This book is positively FABULOUS and I'm super excited about reading the book that is *glances to my right* waiting ever so impatiently for my sweetest attention <3

T... ...more
By Zeek (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · June 18, 2010
I tried this, the first Riley Jensen novel by Keri Arthur, but couldn't get into it- I'm realizing I'm really not a huge fan of Urban Fantasy. I need a Happily Ever After with one hero/heroine to root for- the bed hopping ala Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series makes me insane and this story... ...more
By P.A. (Toronto, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · August 29, 2012

I am doing a happy squeal right now because I loved this book! It was fantastic. I’m definitely a new Keri Arthur fan. And there are a lot in this series to keep me busy for a while.

One of my favorite things about this book is Riley Jenson. She is a kick ass heroine. To me, she was a cross betwe... ...more
By FlibBityFLooB (Iowa City, IA) · ★★★★☆ · April 13, 2010
Re-read June 2011 --- I found myself more invested in the characters on re-read. I'm planning on continuing the series after this re-read.

Original Review:
Reading this was kind of like watching an action movie on basic cable -- it served its purpose and was moderately interesting, but it was kind... ...more
By Nichole (Dirty H) (Farmington, UT) · ★★★☆☆ · September 14, 2008
Just a warning to anyone who may be hoodwinked by the fact that this book and series have been labeled as paranormal romance - you will not find any romance here. At least not by my definition. I would be more likely to call this way oversexed urban fantasy.
The writing is average, the story prett... ...more
By Melanie (Grand Blanc, MI) · ★★★★☆ · February 19, 2013
All I have to say is “WHY HAVEN’T I STARTED THIS SERIES YET!?” This wonderful book came out in 2006! I am behind the freaking times! This is my problem in most PNR series… I almost always fall for the guy she doesn’t pick! Then I find myself all sad when she does nothing more than kiss and maybe... ...more