5 star rating
Under Witch Moon
Moon Shadows, Book #1
By Maria E. Schneider
ISBN# 9780615485010
Author’s Website:  http://www.bearmountainbooks.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy


Adriel should have known that with a werewolf, it never stopped with just one body. She would have gone to the police after witnessing Dolores’ death, but she wasn’t certain the killer she saw was responsible for the other murders. Besides, the police didn’t believe in werewolves, and they weren’t going to believe she was a witch either so what could she tell them?

She kept her eyes and ears open while she tried to help her latest client escape the clutches of a voodoo witch, but things went from bad to worse when more bodies turned up. She was greatly relieved when she met White Feather, an undercover cop. Unfortunately, he wasn’t convinced she was innocent of all wrong-doing.

It was going to take every spell she knew and a few she hadn’t tried to solve the murders and stay alive. (Goodreads)


What an awesome read! Witches , shifters, warlocks oh my. It starts out with the author letting us see a different light to Witches. It was so refreshing to let us know how dirty making spells was, which when you think about it made perfect sense. Not the glamours witch crafty things we usually read about.  This is a  very well written complete story! There are also two more books in the series.

I Loved  Lynx and how Ariel tried to protect him, even when justifying the use of  his skills when it was necessary. I hope they have a continued relationship in the next book.   One other thing I thought was an interesting twist was how truly scared Ariel was of Vampires, even though she had some mad witch skills. Not just great Witchy skills she had tons of common sense and thought things through in a logical way. Which I love reading about because there’s so little of it around at times.  But I have to say there is no love for Vampires in this book.

There is a well thought out suspenseful mystery, that keeps you reading to figure out what is going on. I would have liked a little more information about Harold and how or if he recovers, but not enough to make the 5 star rating go down on this spectacular story. This is a series and I am looking forward to reading the next book.

There’s so many great qualities in this story,  mystery,  horror,  humor, suspense, interesting relationships, and a tiny bit of romance. I highly recommend this story for anyone who enjoys a great mystery, urban fantasy and excellent writing, with a dash of romance. If you enjoyed  C. E. Murphy’s The Walker Papers series, Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series or Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series then this is a must read and will add a distinctly unique flavor in this genre for you to savor . I loved this book.