Ties To The Blood Moon

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~2nd Edition Released January 31, 2012~ *2ND EDITION* This is an extended version complete with added scenes and contains a sneak preview of book 2, Shadow of the Blood Moon. More
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About Robin P. Waldrop

Robin hails from Miami, but lives in Alabama with best friend, business partner, and husband John. She is a mother of five, grandmother of five, and owner of a variety of different animals. She's recently stepped down from the family business, and is now a full time author.

Still a newbie to the writing world, Robin originally wrote edgy Suspense/Thrillers, until about a year ago when she wrote the first novel in her YA/Paranormal Fantasy series, TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON, which quickly became an Amazon best seller. She has since released the second novel in the series, SHADOW OF THE BLOOD MOON, and is currently writing the third novel, which has an expected release date of february 25, 2013.

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Review by: ariella holstein on May 13, 2013 : star star star star star
Very good book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Brittany Waguespack on April 17, 2013 : star star star star star
Started off slow but it quickly hooks on to you. I found it hard to put down! Ms. Waldrop was able to write the story from a teenager's perspective with no issue. She expresses the roller coaster that all teenagers ride with no issue and adding in the supernatural element helped enhance the "roller coaster ride" even more.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: BJ Gaskill on April 07, 2013 : star star star star
I'll be honest, this book didn't get me right off the back. However as the story progressed it was hard to put down.
I really started to enjoy the whole concept of a town out of the norm.
The character Genevieve was well written and for a teen, that is a feat all it's own.
It was refreshing that Ms. Waldrop was able to blend a tale of growing up and not accepting things just because, but on the fact that they were.
It in itself was well written with fun supporting characters and loads action.
A great read for those teens looking for something a bit new and fun.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Siva Kumar S A on April 06, 2013 : star star star star
The story of "Ties to the blood moon" is interesting and held by attention till the end.The concept of werewolf/vampire hybrid is interesting.But I couldn't relate with Gen's love with William and Joseph.The story-line has lot of similarities to Twilight.And there is a twist in the end that I didn't see coming.
The story of "Tie to the blood moon" follows Gen as she moves to her Aunt's home in Alaska after the death of her mother.There she makes new friends and after some events gets entangled in local myths and realize she is an werewolf princess who is supposed to unite the different clans which are at war.As the story progress she find that her mother is alive and makes a quest to claim the throne and save her mother.
A lot of things are left unexplained like how she gets visions when she touch things
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lex Slade on March 19, 2013 : star star star
I love to read stories that you just can't figure out how they will end. Although this book began slow, and sometimes you could see what may happen, I enjoyed going along for the adventure as with every page a new twist would emerge. When the adventure truly began I couldn't put this book down, I would recommend this if you have a love of the paranormal suspense. Interesting read, as I have read the sequel, I can't wait to find out how their story ends.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Melinda Godfrey on March 18, 2013 : (no rating)
I received this book with the condition that I review. If is a good read if you like the books like a twilight. It is very similar.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ashley Martinez on March 17, 2013 : star star star star star
This is a great read. It kept me reading and didn't get boring. I can not wait to read the 2nd and 3rd.
Hope we get to learn more about all the history in this book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Ashley Martinez on March 16, 2013 : (no rating)
This is a great read. It kept me reading and didn't get boring. I can not wait to read the 2nd and 3rd.
Hope we get to learn more about all the history in this book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Pamela Blome on March 15, 2013 : star star star star
I received this book on condition of providing a review. I did enjoy this book. I did think the characters could have been developed a bit more thoroughly, and hope that v.2 will do that. Genevieve is an orphan who has gone to live with her aunt in Haven, Alaska. She gets drawn into the strange mythology of the area, but is surprised that the locals, including her new best friend, Luna, take it all very seriously. She's even more shocked to discover that she is at the center of the myth, as the expected werewolf princess, born to save them all.
Genevieve has two romantic interests: William, the hot, mysterious fellow newcomer to Haven, and Joseph, Luna's twin brother.
This first volume of the series tells of how Genevieve learns the truth of her circumstances and starts to deal with and address what needs to be done. Underneath, she's still a sometimes bratty teen, who's mourning the loss of her mother in a catastrophic fire and leaning the unimaginable about herself.

For those interested in paranormal fantasies about werewolves and vampires, I would would recommend this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pamela Blome on March 15, 2013 : star star star star
I received this book on condition of providing a review. I did enjoy this book. I did think the characters could have been developed a bit more thoroughly, and hope that v.2 will do that. Genevieve is an orphan who has gone to live with her aunt in Haven, Alaska. She gets drawn into the strange mythology of the area, but is surprised that the locals, including her new best friend, Luna, take it all very seriously. She's even more shocked to discover that she is at the center of the myth, as the expected werewolf princess, born to save them all.
Genevieve has two romantic interests: William, the hot, mysterious fellow newcomer to Haven, and Joseph, Luna's twin brother.
This first volume of the series tells of how Genevieve learns the truth of her circumstances and starts to deal with and address what needs to be done. Underneath, she's still a sometimes bratty teen, who's mourning the loss of her mother in a catastrophic fire and leaning the unimaginable about herself.

For those interested in paranormal fantasies about werewolves and vampires, I would would recommend this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pamela Blome on March 15, 2013 : star star star star
I received this book on condition of providing a review. I did enjoy this book. I did think the characters could have been developed a bit more thoroughly, and hope that v.2 will do that. Genevieve is an orphan who has gone to live with her aunt in Haven, Alaska. She gets drawn into the strange mythology of the area, but is surprised that the locals, including her new best friend, Luna, take it all very seriously. She's even more shocked to discover that she is at the center of the myth, as the expected werewolf princess, born to save them all.
Genevieve has two romantic interests: William, the hot, mysterious fellow newcomer to Haven, and Joseph, Luna's twin brother.
This first volume of the series tells of how Genevieve learns the truth of her circumstances and starts to deal with and address what needs to be done. Underneath, she's still a sometimes bratty teen, who's mourning the loss of her mother in a catastrophic fire and leaning the unimaginable about herself.

For those interested in paranormal fantasies about werewolves and vampires, I would would recommend this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pamela Blome on March 15, 2013 : star star star star
I received this book on condition of providing a review. I did enjoy this book. I did think the characters could have been developed a bit more thoroughly, and hope that v.2 will do that. Genevieve is an orphan who has gone to live with her aunt in Haven, Alaska. She gets drawn into the strange mythology of the area, but is surprised that the locals, including her new best friend, Luna, take it all very seriously. She's even more shocked to discover that she is at the center of the myth, as the expected werewolf princess, born to save them all.
Genevieve has two romantic interests: William, the hot, mysterious fellow newcomer to Haven, and Joseph, Luna's twin brother.
This first volume of the series tells of how Genevieve learns the truth of her circumstances and starts to deal with and address what needs to be done. Underneath, she's still a sometimes bratty teen, who's mourning the loss of her mother in a catastrophic fire and leaning the unimaginable about herself.

For those interested in paranormal fantasies about werewolves and vampires, I would would recommend this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nickcole Elwell on March 13, 2013 : star star star star
I received this book as a R2R from the Lovers of Paranormal Group!

Stars: 3.5

Pros: I really enjoyed watching Gen's character develop from awkward teen to bad ass Alpha Female. The Legend about the princess was also a favorite scene of mine.

Cons: The beginning reminded me a little of Twilight and i felt that every other chapter someone was mad or crying about something. Plus the "romance seems to be happening way to quickly for my liking. It's been maybe 3 weeks and they already saying the 3 words.

Overall: The adventure and action was the best part of the book for me. The author was able to describe the book in a way that i felt like i was right in the middle of the action with them. The ending also blew me away because i didn't expect all that to happen. lol I also can't wait to see where the William - Gen - Joseph love triangle leads.

Characters: Genevieve ; William ; Zane : Luna & Joseph

Page Turner: It starts out a little slow, but once you get filled in you won't put the book down

Series Cont: Yes

Recommend: If you enjoyed reading the Twilight Books, then this book is for you.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Nickcole Elwell on March 13, 2013 : (no rating)
I received this book as a R2R from the Lovers of Paranormal Group!

Stars: 3.5

Pros: I really enjoyed watching Gen's character develop from awkward teen to bad ass Alpha Female. The Legend about the princess was also a favorite scene of mine.

Cons: The beginning reminded me a little of Twilight and i felt that every other chapter someone was mad or crying about something. Plus the "romance seems to be happening way to quickly for my liking. It's been maybe 3 weeks and they already saying the 3 words.

Overall: The adventure and action was the best part of the book for me. The author was able to describe the book in a way that i felt like i was right in the middle of the action with them. The ending also blew me away because i didn't expect all that to happen. lol I also can't wait to see where the William - Gen - Joseph love triangle leads.

Characters: Genevieve ; William ; Zane : Luna & Joseph

Page Turner: It starts out a little slow, but once you get filled in you won't put the book down

Series Cont: Yes

Recommend: If you enjoyed reading the Twilight Books, then this book is for you.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Danielle Sarabia on March 10, 2013 : star star
Following her mother's death, Genevieve is forced to move to her aunt's house in Alaska. After arriving, she begins noticing her aunt Bev and others keeping things from her and strange events occurring only to discover that not everything is what it seems to be.

I couldn't connect with Gen. She was emotionally all over the place. She was childish, immature, and whiny, which made me strongly dislike her. I found William, a vampire,  not genuine and something about him just wasn't....right. I was neutral about Joseph, a werewolf and royal bodyguard to Gen. 

It was hard for me to enjoy this book due to all the similarities to Twilight: the cafeteria scene, love at first sight, love triangle with a vampire and werewolf, the legend, picnic in the meadows, etc. However, there were some aspects I liked, such as the protagonist being a rare hybrid, and how the story was unpredictable and fast paced. Unfortunately, it was not enough for me and a lot of things were too unrealistic. This book just wasn't for me.

*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.*
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: sam dinham on March 09, 2013 : star star star star
I got this book from the author to give my honest review...I did honesty enjoy it...sometimes when starting a new series book 1 is normally world and character building and that take over the whole book so you don't get lost, and you normally have to wait for book 2 to get to really any action/romance .that fine, but with this story it flowed along nicely into the story and action/romance without getting lost and losing the plot. overall the character's the story line were really good, BUT it was very similar the the twilight saga book's don't get me wrong a different story line altogether but the main character's love triangle girl/ werewolf against vampire who will she choose etc was very similar. overall a stomping good read lots of action romance twisted betrayal and a few good surprises. I will be getting tucked in to book 2 very shortly. well done robin and thanks again for the books to review ... a good series to start on.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Julissa Tavarez on March 08, 2013 : star star star star star
I enjoy this book tremendously!! I love the plot, the characters, the places and most of all that is about Inuit stories. I like this story because is different and refreshing. It keep you guessing from beginning to end, and then you go "nooo, really? Didn't see that coming" :). Also love the fact that I can share it with my kids and we can enjoy it together. Robin P. Waldrop, did a wonderful job in this book, it is easy to read and get suck in it. This is my first book from this talent author and for sure won't be the last. I totally recommend this book to everyone old and young, big or small, everyone should read it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: maryanne harris on March 07, 2013 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed this book . The whole princess not knowing who she really was different and the fact she was raised away from everything. Nice
I don't feel the Twlight thing I seen in some of the reviews as I started mine. Totally different. She has a responsibility to the tribe she is suppose to lead, and she wants to save Mom, not fair that someone is working against her the entire time. Gen. Has a lot to deal with and it does get overwhelming , hell just being a teen is awful, now she's a princess of the Adlet Wolfs and she is to take the throne and then rule. She not even out of High school. I am so looking forward to the next book which I do have and Will read next. I think that everyone should give this book a chance it is a great a story. Maryanne
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jacquelyn smith on March 07, 2013 : star star star star star
I have been waiting on you !!!
This book was great I only put it down to sleep, strong female role.
Genevieve a teenage girl that have lost everything, moves to Alaska.

This new life she betrayal, love and a new family.
The new question is who is the real trailor?

Great read.......
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Dana Archambeau on Feb. 27, 2013 : star star star star
I really enjoyed this book. It was very fast-paced and difficult to put down and walk away from because there was always something important happening. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Genevieve and William. There was enough action to keep me on the edge of my seat, and enough romance to keep my heart happy :-) The storyline of vampires, lycan, shapeshifters and hybrids is a refreshing twist on the normal vamp/shifter books. I'm looking forward to reading the next book!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Heidi Taylor on Feb. 25, 2013 : star star star star
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance and I would say that while I did enjoy it as an adult, it certainly is appropriate for a teen.

I liked a good deal about the book. To begin, our heroine has been forced to move to Alaska and has become involved with the Inuit culture and legends. I enjoyed reading about this and learning about the Alaskan wilderness. There are plenty of supernatural creatures involved in the story too and we meet them all at some point. The main story revolves around Gen and her inherited role in life, her new best friend, and 2 love interests.

On the other hand, there is quite a bit of angst involved with the love triangle and that felt a bit more teenager then other parts of the book. There are points in the book were we leave one scene and start another with no warning, not sure if that's just a format issue or author preference.

All in all, I give this a 4 star rating, with a bit less angst and a few format changes this would make 5 stars. Looking forward to reading the next book and find out what's next in line for Gen!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sandra Robinson on Jan. 10, 2013 : star star star star star
Ties to the Blood Moon
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sandra Robinson on Jan. 09, 2013 : (no rating)
This book was given to me in exchange for a honest review via twitter.
I didn't like this book!, I LOVED it. This is possibly one of the first times that I have read a book without either reading a description or looking at other people's reviews beforehand, the only thing I knew was that the genre was Paranormal Romance (one of my favourite genre's)
The story was well thought out with some fascinating characters. I especially loved Gen (Genevieve ), Luna and William and also came to love Joseph and the twins as I progressed through the book.
Within the storyline Robin's description of the mythical creatures (werewolves, Lycan and vampires) is set out in a slightly different way than the usual ones adding a different twist to the tale, yet this only seems to add to the books appeal.
I have awarded this book a well deserved 5* and can't wait to read the sequel.
Congratulations Robin for this entertaining read :-) I will be keeping an eye out for further books by this author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Naty Rose on Dec. 26, 2012 : star star star star star
Date I started it: 12/22
Date I finished it: 12/23
Genre: Paranormal/ Paranormal Romance / Young Adult
Overall: Excellent book, great historical background.
Stars: 5 out of 5

I was given this book by the author in exchange of an honest review.
Ties to the Blood Moon it's the first book in the Blood Moon Series. It's a book full of intrigue, suspense, romance, werewolves, vampires and hybrids, if you like paranormal romance novels you'll love this one! It's very well written and despite being another young adult paranormal romance it has originality, I loved the historical background about the Alaskan folklore, how Gen was part of it without even know it, and how all the paranormal stuff was explained, it was everything well detailed and the characters were great. Gen was a very strong female heroine, despite being really young she kicks as***! Luna it's another of my favorites characters, she took Gen under her wing and together they started a strong friendship really quickly, and thanks to that they were able to overcome a lot of obstacles in their way. William was such a mistery at first, but so lovable anyway that I always was #TeamWilliam even when it seemed all bad. Luna's brothers were lovable as well but I must admit that I have a thing with Vampires and I'll always prefer them instead of werewolves!
One of the things I loved about this book it's that the story has so many twists that you don't see what's coming next, that was what made the plot so interesting and entertaining, because you keep getting surprised until the end of the book. It was an excellent book, I loved it, once I started I couldn't stop reading it and I'll recommend it to anyone I know who likes Paranormal Novels because it was great.
I'm really looking forward to read the next one and know what will happen with Gen and William.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Naty Rose on Dec. 26, 2012 : star star star star star
Date I started it: 12/22
Date I finished it: 12/23
Genre: Paranormal/ Paranormal Romance / Young Adult
Overall: Excellent book, great historical background.
Stars: 5 out of 5

I was given this book by the author in exchange of an honest review.
Ties to the Blood Moon it's the first book in the Blood Moon Series. It's a book full of intrigue, suspense, romance, werewolves, vampires and hybrids, if you like paranormal romance novels you'll love this one! It's very well written and despite being another young adult paranormal romance it has originality, I loved the historical background about the Alaskan folklore, how Gen was part of it without even know it, and how all the paranormal stuff was explained, it was everything well detailed and the characters were great. Gen was a very strong female heroine, despite being really young she kicks as***! Luna it's another of my favorites characters, she took Gen under her wing and together they started a strong friendship really quickly, and thanks to that they were able to overcome a lot of obstacles in their way. William was such a mistery at first, but so lovable anyway that I always was #TeamWilliam even when it seemed all bad. Luna's brothers were lovable as well but I must admit that I have a thing with Vampires and I'll always prefer them instead of werewolves!
One of the things I loved about this book it's that the story has so many twists that you don't see what's coming next, that was what made the plot so interesting and entertaining, because you keep getting surprised until the end of the book. It was an excellent book, I loved it, once I started I couldn't stop reading it and I'll recommend it to anyone I know who likes Paranormal Novels because it was great.
I'm really looking forward to read the next one and know what will happen with Gen and William.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elisabeth Wheatley on Nov. 18, 2012 : star star star
Read from November 06 to 17, 2012

Okay...so I've got some mixed feelings about this book. I debated between a three and four star rating, but settled on three. On one hand, it had some fun action sequences and awesome suspense. On the other hand, it had one of the worst love triangles I've ever seen. (I'm sorry! REALLY sorry! But it's true!): There were far too many sentences Gen started with "I didn't know how I knew, but I did" or "somehow I knew that..." or something similar. There were a few typos and formatting errors, but I didn't think that it made it unreadable or that the errors were too distracting at all.

The plot:
It was interesting. I thought the Inuit influence in the story was very fascinating and the explanation of where the Adlets and Lycans came from sounded EXACTLY like a tale from mythology and I thought that was very cool.

The characters:
Our main character, Gen, drove me absolutely, positively, unquestionably NUTS. First of all, I have no patience for mouthy teenagers who come up with elaborate schemes to circumvent their parents' or guardians' will just because their parent/guardian has told them to do something and they don't want to listen. Then there was Gen's constant lying. It seemed that every other chapter she was lying to her aunt, her friends, or her boyfriend or all of them so that she could sneak off and try to take on the bad guy. And even though it kept turning out badly, she kept doing it.

William, our vampire love interest, was alright. He was a nice guy and I liked him. I am curious as to whether his father with the private jets and (cabin) mansion in the forest was really his father and they had both been turned or if his "father" was just a vampire who had taken him in. And I'm also curious as to how William became a vampire and how old he is (vampire love interests do tend to be over a century old, don't they?).

Joseph was the third party in the attempt at a love triangle. He's the twin brother of Gen's only female friend in the story. He and his two brothers and his sister are Adlet, a kind of werewolf, and are Gen's royal guards. He wasn't a bad dude, I just didn't like him because of the whole love triangle business. Gen was supposed to be in love with William, but less than one day since the last time she's seen him, she's noticing Joseph's ripped chest and getting butterflies. It just...didn't add to the story and detracted from it if anything.

Zane is our bad guy. A vampire and werewolf hybrid, he is one of the most dangerous beings out there. He wants to kill Gen and marry her mother so that he will be able to take the Adlet throne for himself. He is very, very creepy and definitely the sort of bad guy to give you nightmares. Fun!

I said I enjoyed this book and I did. Even if I had some problems with it. I will be reading the sequel and I do think it is worth reading and I recommend it if you like werewolf/vampire romances. =)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elisabeth Wheatley on Nov. 18, 2012 : star star star
Read from November 06 to 17, 2012

Okay...so I've got some mixed feelings about this book. I debated between a three and four star rating, but settled on three. On one hand, it had some fun action sequences and awesome suspense. On the other hand, it had one of the worst love triangles I've ever seen. (I'm sorry! REALLY sorry! But it's true!): There were far too many sentences Gen started with "I didn't know how I knew, but I did" or "somehow I knew that..." or something similar. There were a few typos and formatting errors, but I didn't think that it made it unreadable or that the errors were too distracting at all.

The plot:
It was interesting. I thought the Inuit influence in the story was very fascinating and the explanation of where the Adlets and Lycans came from sounded EXACTLY like a tale from mythology and I thought that was very cool.

The characters:
Our main character, Gen, drove me absolutely, positively, unquestionably NUTS. First of all, I have no patience for mouthy teenagers who come up with elaborate schemes to circumvent their parents' or guardians' will just because their parent/guardian has told them to do something and they don't want to listen. Then there was Gen's constant lying. It seemed that every other chapter she was lying to her aunt, her friends, or her boyfriend or all of them so that she could sneak off and try to take on the bad guy. And even though it kept turning out badly, she kept doing it.

William, our vampire love interest, was alright. He was a nice guy and I liked him. I am curious as to whether his father with the private jets and (cabin) mansion in the forest was really his father and they had both been turned or if his "father" was just a vampire who had taken him in. And I'm also curious as to how William became a vampire and how old he is (vampire love interests do tend to be over a century old, don't they?).

Joseph was the third party in the attempt at a love triangle. He's the twin brother of Gen's only female friend in the story. He and his two brothers and his sister are Adlet, a kind of werewolf, and are Gen's royal guards. He wasn't a bad dude, I just didn't like him because of the whole love triangle business. Gen was supposed to be in love with William, but less than one day since the last time she's seen him, she's noticing Joseph's ripped chest and getting butterflies. It just...didn't add to the story and detracted from it if anything.

Zane is our bad guy. A vampire and werewolf hybrid, he is one of the most dangerous beings out there. He wants to kill Gen and marry her mother so that he will be able to take the Adlet throne for himself. He is very, very creepy and definitely the sort of bad guy to give you nightmares. Fun!

I said I enjoyed this book and I did. Even if I had some problems with it. I will be reading the sequel and I do think it is worth reading and I recommend it if you like werewolf/vampire romances. =)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Becky Paulk on Aug. 11, 2012 : star star star star
I really liked Ties to the Blood Moon. It is pretty similar to other werewolf and vampire novels, but still different to be its own story and not just a "its just like BLANK" novel where you can easily compare it to another. I can compare parts of it to other books, but definitely cannot compare the story as a whole to another book. I really liked how independent Genevieve's character is and that she doesn't wait around for others to catch up, she goes after what she wants. I didn't care for William that much, and i understand why Robin Waldrop made me feel that way. The ending was completely unexpected and i never saw it coming. Sometimes it is good to guess and be right, but it is way better to just be surprised. Overall, very good novel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ever Star on July 20, 2012 : star star star star star
Will be reading this book again! I loved it.

As soon as I started reading Ties To The Blood Moon, I did not want to put it down. At times I did find that it shared some of the same elements as Twilight with the vampire and the werewolf falling in love with the same girl but that is to be expected, also with the picnic in the meadow of flowers. But Robin made her own characters and their personality different, and unique. That this book is quite different than Twilight.

I do wish that when Genevieve first transformed into a wolf that the author would have went into detail of how she looked exactly, the color of her fur, eyes. I kind of had to think about how she would look. Then when she transformed again at the end into a "new" form there was still not any description or detail on how she looked.

Now this book has suspense, and action though out the entire book, and I LOVED that it kept you turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. I do have to say the author had me with William everything was building up to what the author put into the story. I thought I had it figured out and bam I was so wrong. This is one paranormal book that I see myself reading again especially when the second book comes out which I hope is soon. At the end the author gives us a little teaser and it just makes you want more.

Genevieve is a normal teenager that is until her mother is killed. Genevieve then has to go and live with her Aunt Bev in Alaska, where at first everything seems normal but soon after things start to become different for her. Her Aunt Bev starts acting really weird and Genevieve can sense it, then she gets news that she is something more than your average seventeen year old teenager. While finding out all sorts of new things about herself and the people that are around her she starts getting feelings for one guy and soon feelings for another surfaces. Genevieve has a destiny to fulfill, and while she is fulfilling it she has gotten stronger and more skilled in fighting. She is willing to put herself in danger rather than her friends and hates when they don't listen to her.


If you love the paranormal, suspense, love triangles, action then I really recommend you pick this ebook up. Another great perk to this book is that it is over 600 pages long.
(review of free book)

Review by: Cassay C on July 14, 2012 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed this story. I liked the mythology that was used it dragged me into the story and I wanted to know how it all ended. It does have a Twilight feel to it with vampires and werewolves but if you get over that it’s a really good story with its own uniqueness. Gen was kind of a brat. When she didn’t get her way she threw a hissy fit and everyone let her get away with it. That drove me a bit crazy about her character but I’ll give her some slack because she just lost her mother. I wasn’t sure who was trustworthy and who I should be watching out for. I was completely surprised but the ending. Overall, I really enjoyed Ties to the Blood Moon.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Stacy Westmoreland on Feb. 29, 2012 : star star star
This book was sent to me by the author for review. And let me start by saying this is a very YA book. Lots of teen angst, teen first loves, teen first kisses, teen language....you get my meaning. So if you aren't in the mood for a YA story, skip this one. I found myself actually intrigued by this one, with a little work, this series could prove to be really good. I enjoyed the Alaska/Eskimo heritage base to the story line, which I think is the best part of this book. It's what makes it a little ...moreThis book was sent to me by the author for review. And let me start by saying this is a very YA book. Lots of teen angst, teen first loves, teen first kisses, teen language....you get my meaning. So if you aren't in the mood for a YA story, skip this one. I found myself actually intrigued by this one, with a little work, this series could prove to be really good. I enjoyed the Alaska/Eskimo heritage base to the story line, which I think is the best part of this book. It's what makes it a little different from the rest. But the vampire/werewolf love triangle is nothing new. So I can see where other's compare it to Twilight, but only as far as the love triangle between a vampire, a werewolf, and a girl. Truthfully, I liked this book, I needed a book to distract me this week, and this worked. It's not the best I have ever read, but certainly not the worse, and it kept my attention enough to finish it. I will read the next in this series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Becky Weiner on Feb. 16, 2012 : star star star star star
Great Read!!! loved every minute! I thought the flolklore that was woven throughout book was perfect!! LOOOVE William!!! Cant wait for the next one to come out!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sara Kovach on Feb. 10, 2012 : star star star star star
What an awesome novel! I read this novel as a review request from the author. I am so glad that I got the request. I may or may not have read the novel on my own, but regardless, it was very well worth the read!!!!


Genevieve is forced to move in with her aunt in Alaska because her mother is killed in a devastating fire.She decides to attend public school to help her escape her grief of losing her mother; here she meets a close friend and 2 boys she can't keep her mind off of. The adventure that ensues as Gen fulfills her destiny is both mysterious and thrilling! I have seen some reviews that compared this book to Twilight. They both take place in Alaska, have a hot vampire, a steamy werewolf & a girl that loves them both. That is probably as far as I would make the comparison. Robin Waldrop is a brilliant, creative writer, and she has twisted together a tale that surprised me at every turn - not at all predictable.


The elements of myth & legend that relates to the werewolves and vampires is enthralling - the Adlet princess coming to take the throne in order to save the Adlet clan - bringing peace between the different clans. The writing style is so unique, and very descriptive - providing just the right amount of detail in order to feel like you are present in the story, yet not too detailed to lose the story itself.


Each character has it's own uniquely evocative characteristics that give them an authentic feel. Gen has so many dimensions about her - an innocent young girl who was faced with her mother's death, coming of age - becoming interested in the opposite sex for the first time, and an internal struggle with accepting the destiny handed to her. Both William and Joseph are handsome in their own rights, and have facets to them that make you want Gen to draw to both of them.


I was totally drawn to this book - the attractive cover inviting me in - the title creating that mystery that needs solved. The easy to read writing of the author makes this book a very delightful and quick read. This one is among the top books I have read this year. I have already shared the title with friends and colleagues & hope that others find this review helpful.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shalena Douthit on Jan. 31, 2012 : star star star star star
I loved the love story that was portayed in the book. The author used a great flow of the book to keep me on the edge of my seat! Can't wait to read book 2!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Margaret (Literary Chanteuse) on Jan. 18, 2012 : star star star star
I liked the native legend angle and that it was set in Alaska. Good use of the landscape. A love triangle and friends having to unite to fight the enemy. It is a very action packed paranormal story. Lots of the unexpected.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: FranJessca Papillion on Jan. 12, 2012 : star star star
I always love reading books from new authors that I haven't tried out yet. I came across Robin P. Waldrop at Goodreads.com...which is my fave site to be on. Once I read the description of "Ties of the Blood Moon", I knew I had to see what it was all about.

First off, this is my first book I've read that has it's location in Alaska. Usually, when you read about Vampires it's in Louisiana or another southern state (except for Twilight of course). Werewolves are usually in northern Washington, Colorado, etc. It's time for a book to have most of it's action in Alaska. One state I would love to visit.

Robin P. Waldrop takes you into a different world of Werewolves and Vampires. They work together, actually. Well...kind of. The werewolves have been waiting for their princess to come back and take the throne. ***That's a storyline never used before...and I really enjoyed it***.

She throws in twists and turns you weren't expecting...like the ending. Really...Robin...that was not expected. I kept thinking other things, but you really threw me off. Sorry, everyone I'm not spoiling anything about this book. If you want to find out what Robin does, you need to read it for yourself. I hate giving out spoilers.

Now for one of the things that I wasn't really fond of...in the beginning it just dragged on, with a love development story between the characters. It did remind me a little bit about Twilight in the beginning, but after awhile, it took it a different turn...which made me like it again. Sometimes, having too much of a development of romance in the characters and not enough action, makes me want to put down a book and stop reading it. I can't stand heroines who also complain and whine. Genevieve did irritate me in parts of the books, but that's because she's a teenager. I remember being a teenager, but I'm glad I didn't act like her in certain parts of the book when she gave her Aunt a hard time.

I will say this, Robin, definitely had me loving the characters, Joseph and Luna in the book. I especially loved Joseph. There is just something about him, I like better than William. Luna of course is an amazing friend to Genevieve and I loved how Robin writes about the friendship between Luna and Genevieve. You don't usually see that in books. You usually just read about the romance, not friendship.

I recommend this to anyone who loves a different twist to the vampire/werewolf stories and who also loves twists and turns. You'll definitely get a few "What the heck" and "No way" in this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kristin Aragon on Jan. 09, 2012 : star star star star star
Ties to the Blood Moon is filled with intrigue, mystery, romance, and loads of action. Written in first person, via Genevieve’s point of view, we experience her turmoil of losing her mom and moving to Alaska. Moving, however, is the least of Gen’s problems. Soon she learns about her destiny as the leader of werewolves. Each day she feels like things are changing…little does she know that she is growing stronger and turning into one of the most powerful creatures ever known.

Gen is brave and sometimes foolishly fearless. She is loyal to a fault, always attempting to protect those who are supposed to be watching her back. This flaw lands her in trouble more than once. To claim her position among the wolves, she will have to defeat Zane – evil incarnate. To do this, Gen and her friends must find a hidden crest which will bring challenges and changes Gen never expected.

Gen convinces her aunt to allow her to go to school where she meets Luna, Joseph, Joshua, and James…four siblings who quickly become involved in her life on several levels. She also meets William, a mysteriously stunning boy who she falls head over heels for. Can she trust him? Hmmm…

I adored this mix of mythology and fantasy. Robin weaved a unique and intriguing tale of werewolves, vampires, and destiny. A point never came that I wanted to put Ties of the Blood Moon down. It captivated me on page one and captured my attention through the very last page, leaving me wanting to know more…immediately.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of paranormal romance, in particular, those who love one-of-a-kind stories starring Werewolves.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Amanda R. Browning on Dec. 09, 2011 : star star star star
I just finished Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop. In this action packed YA action romance, Gen moves to Alaska after her mother dies in a house fire. She lives with her aunt Bev, whose concerned love quickly becomes oppressing. When she starts her senior year at the local high school, Gen meets William, a gorgeous young man shrouded in mystery. Gen also meets Luna and her three ...brothers. Her new friends help her deal with the news that she may be a lost heir to a mystical royal family.
Ties to the Blood Moon is fast paced and has an interesting plot with lots of twists. The teenage characters have appropriate reactions to their changing world. The main character does seem to cry in nearly every chapter and that got a bit tedious, but she was adjusting to a rapidly altered life. Detailed character descriptions get you involved with the characters. It was easy to get drawn into this story. I loved Gen, the main character. She is strong willed and independent. Her relationships with William, Luna, and her brothers added another layer of intrigue to the tale. I really enjoyed the close friendship that Gen and Luna shared, it is nice to not have the entire book focus on the love interest.
I would rate this book at 4/5. A good editor would have made this a five star. I look forward to the next book in the series, as the cliffhanger ending left me wanting more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Larissa on Dec. 01, 2011 : star star star
3.5 STARS: A very enjoyable read, I recommend you check it out.


I really liked reading Ties to the Blood Moon. I greatly enjoyed Robin Waldrop’s spin on the werewolf/vampire myths, all the creatures had a detailed history, and I love backstory in books. The settings are beautiful and very well written, I love Alaska and New Mexico, but I haven’t read many books in those locations, so that was a treat. I loved the interactions with Luna and her brothers, and the multiple minor characters that all have distinct personalities. Also, this book had one of those Oh-My-God-that’s-so-awesome! Moments for me. In the book there is mention of a small Alaskan town called Tok, which I have actually been to and remember very well for their amazing BBQ ribs, so that was cool!

What I didn’t enjoy so much from this book was that there was so much information going on at once that it was a bit confusing to keep track of it at times. Also, the main character, Genevieve, though coping with many traumas, it felt as if she cried every other chapter which got a little annoying after a while.

That being said it was a fun exciting read, with a killer plot twist at the end that I totally didn’t see coming. I will definitely be continuing on with the series to find out what happens next. I would recommend this book especially to lovers of urban fantasy and of the werewolf/vampire myths.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: bookwormchick88 on Nov. 25, 2011 : star star star star
I was surprisingly impressed by this novel, what with all the vampire novels already out there. I think this is a great YA novel and I can't wait to read more from Robin. The Alaskan setting was what really caught my attention throughout the story because it is so different, I don't think I've actually read something set in Alaska.

The one thing I really loved about this book was the whole mythological aspect of a story being told for years and everyone waiting for their princess to come and save them. It added in a different theme from many of the vampire books that are already out there. I loved the added fact that she is not just a normal teenager either, and that she has a stake in the paranormal activity that is happening around her.

Robin does a great job of blowing your mind with things that just weren't expected throughout the novel (most of these secrets come out in the second half). But I love a novel that just keeps you guessing throughout! I also enjoyed that Genevieve slowly went through changes and nothing magically came to her. I really enjoy the characters progress throughout the novel and that as a reader I get to understand why Gen decides some of the things she does (at times it does not make sense, but most everything is answered in the end).

The only thing that got me with this book was the instant attraction and love that Gen had for William. I find that in a lot of books and just don't find it believable. Luckily it was only a small thing and didn't take away from the rest of the story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: bookwormchick88 on Nov. 25, 2011 : star star star star
I was surprisingly impressed by this novel, what with all the vampire novels already out there. I think this is a great YA novel and I can't wait to read more from Robin. The Alaskan setting was what really caught my attention throughout the story because it is so different, I don't think I've actually read something set in Alaska.

The one thing I really loved about this book was the whole mythological aspect of a story being told for years and everyone waiting for their princess to come and save them. It added in a different theme from many of the vampire books that are already out there. I loved the added fact that she is not just a normal teenager either, and that she has a stake in the paranormal activity that is happening around her.

Robin does a great job of blowing your mind with things that just weren't expected throughout the novel (most of these secrets come out in the second half). But I love a novel that just keeps you guessing throughout! I also enjoyed that Genevieve slowly went through changes and nothing magically came to her. I really enjoy the characters progress throughout the novel and that as a reader I get to understand why Gen decides some of the things she does (at times it does not make sense, but most everything is answered in the end).

The only thing that got me with this book was the instant attraction and love that Gen had for William. I find that in a lot of books and just don't find it believable. Luckily it was only a small thing and didn't take away from the rest of the story.

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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sarah Butland on Nov. 21, 2011 : star star star star
I was fortunate enough to win a copy of TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON recently and although it's not my typical read of choice I am glad I was able to read it.

Robin has a way with plot and making you wonder just what will be happening next; a perfect example is how she ends this book ensuring its readers will want to read the next one.

TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON follows a teenage girl on the brink of graduation who suddenly loses her mother in a house fire and is forced to move in with her aunt. Not so bad if it wasn't in Alaska! As she gets used to a new school, making friends, the strange way days and nights work in Alaska, Gen suddenly discovers something else about herself she needs to get used to and straight hair is the least of it.

Rumour has it a princess arrived in town the same time Gen did and they need to know who it is immediately.

Thick with intriguing plot and suspense Ties to the Blood Moon had me anxious to read about a princess, werewolves and vampires which I normally avoid. Romance, action, mythical creatures - this story has it all. Although I was really eager to learn more about the characters the plot was magical enough to leave me wanting more.

A new and original look at the turn of life a teenager goes through. If you love coming of werewolf stories you'll enjoy TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: yours truely on Nov. 20, 2011 : star star star star star
This was an amazing book! I fully enjoyed reading it, and connected emotionally with the characters. It was so easy to visualize each movement, facial expressions, mannerisms, and emotion. My heart raced, skipped beats, and sank during all the action packed events and heart wrenching scenes. I was drawn to the inital love connection and found my self routing for the relationship to flourish. I was lost in this book from the moment i became reading it. I am glad that this is a series because i feel completely connected to each and every character, detail and goal, and can not wait to read the next page, chapter....If you want a fantasy that keeps you to the edge of your seat ready for more, this is a good book to read. For a fiction book it becomes so real when reading! I LOVE TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jackie McPherson on Nov. 17, 2011 : star star star star star
This was an amazing book! The Alaskan setting was perfect for the story and I was drawn in right from the start. I loved Gen - she had a great outlook on things even after everything she had been through. The other characters were all intriguing as well; William is dreamy & mysterious. Luna is a fun & loyal friend & her brothers are hunky & exciting. The bad guys are manipulative & scary & sometimes its hard to tell who's on their side! I love the action, mystery, & surprises, as well as the growing bonds between characters! Can't wait to see what's next!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: grace leving on Nov. 16, 2011 : star star star star star
First off let me just say, WOW I was blown away! Robin is an extremely talented author. Why we haven’t seen anything from her before now is disturbing. I loved her easy to read style of writing and the way she executed dialogue. Very YA, very compelling. The first thing that caught my eye was the title. It peaked my interest, so I googled it and was pleased to see there is not one other book out there with the same title. A+ Robin! And then I read the blurb. She really got me there, I have a hard time saying no to urban fantasy young adult books. I’m so glad I happened upon this book too, because I really enjoyed reading this one, and I cannot wait for the sequel!
There is really not a lot I can say about the plot without revealing spoilers except it was refreshing to finally meet a girl who was not helplessly dependent on a guy to take care of her. On the contrary, Genevieve was strong, independent, and had the muscle to back up her mouth so-to-speak. You can’t help but fall in love with this particular group of teens.
This book is definitely worth the small price; you can get it for $2.99! If you like vampires and young adult novels, check out this book! I’m here to say Robin is definitely an author to be watching out for. I think she’s just hit the tip of the iceberg with this one!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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