Also in this series: Dragon Bound, Serpent's Kiss
Series: Elder Races #4
Published by Berkley Sensation on March 6, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Djinn, Witches
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Length: 12 Hours and 8 Mins
Source: Audible Romance Package
When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children--neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.
Oracle’s Moon is the fourth book in the Elder Races series and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get to this book because WOWZERS!! Seriously, if you haven’t read Oracle’s Moon yet, then I can’t recommend it enough, this book blew me away into the ocean and to the moon and beyond. I honestly couldn’t put this book down, I listened to it in one DAY…its, not an audiobook you listen to in one day, but I did it because it was that good. And with all Hallows Eve coming u, this book was simply perfect. Ever since I read Serpent’s Kiss where we are introduced to Grace and Khalili and Grace’s nephew and niece. So I couldn’t wait to grab this one up because you just knew that there was something more between the Oracle and the djinn and this might be my favorite except for Dragon Bound.
Our delicious story begins with our setting in Louisianna, in a small community out in the countryside where Grace and her niece and nephew live. Grace’s sister Petra and her husband were killed in a car accident, and so not only did Petra’s Oracle gifts pass down to Grace, and Grace severely injured but she also gained custody of Petra’s two children, a five-year-old girl, and a nine-month-old boy. She never realized what sacrifices she would have to make to be the Oracle and the low pay. She is barely making it by supporting her niece and nephew and being the Oracle. She meets Khalili, a Djinn when he is called in for a favor by the vampire Carling, and he is moved by the innocence of the two little children and makes a promise to always protect them.
He looked at Chloe “Come over to the table. Sit with your aunt. I will clear away the mess and….I will achieve pancakes.”
Grace’s lovely, tired face wobbled with looked suspiciously like mirth, but she had been under so much stress he decided his first impression could not be correct.
“You’ll achieve pancakes?”
“I do not see why not” he said
“Have you ever achieved them before?” she said
“That question is irrelevant,” he told her, while his eyes narrowed in suspicion on her tired face. On a Djinn, her expression would definitely be laughter. “I will achieve pancakes now.
Khalil doesn’t like humans, he doesn’t trust them, he views them as deceitful. But Khalil is fascinated with Chloe and Max, two innocents who have captured his heart. He wants to protect them and make sure no harm comes to them. Khalil wasn’t able to protect his daughter from being captured and tortured by her mother but he wants to protect Chloe and Max. Especially since human children are very different from Djinn children. But even though he doesn’t think Grace is good enough for Chloe and Max, he is beginning to like her and admires her tenacity and her love for Chloe and Max. Soon a friendship builds between Grace and Khalil and something more powerful, but Grace has some enemies and her powers are increasing ….will they survive the coming danger and find love along their journey?
All I want to say first and foremost is this book packs a wild punch and is one of the best of the series so far. I first want to do a shout out to Sophie Eastlake, who narrated this wonderful piece of work and she did a superb job bringing the characters to life. She is one of my favorite female narrators and I had a blast hearing her narrate Grace and Khalil’s book and she really brought out the humor just right.
“Do Djinn even like sex?”
“With the right person, we enjoy sex very much.” “We enjoy it in a leisurely fashion, and we devote all of our attention to it. And our lovers crave it.”
This story has so much going for it, and if you are looking for the perfect Halloween type read….then I would say you need this book in your life. It has witches, magic, dragon shifters, ghosts, and djinn. I love the way that the story builds and the unique development of the romance because WOW. Their love tale really packs a powerful punch. And the SEX…okay I have never read a sex scene like the one they have. Those who have read this KNOW exactly what I mean by this. There is one big sex scene and *blew my mind* because crazy sauce, this Djinn knows how to pleasure his woman in every way. I have read a ton of romance over the years and I have never read such a unique sex scene like Thea Harrison writes here.
He wished he knew how to describe to her what he felt.
I started counting time for you.
I want to change who I am for you.
You are my Grace.
He was too full, and there weren’t enough words.
He said, “I did not know I needed grace until I met you.”
The growth and change in the relationship between Khalil and Grace were so beautiful to see. Because in the beginning they so don’t care for each other. Grace is trying to find a way to get rid of the Djinn because she doesn’t trust him and he keeps posing as a cat or a dog with the kids and talking in his animal’s forms to them and she doesn’t know what the consequences in the long run will be for them. Grace is such a strong heroine. She is a fighter and very strong in her magical abilities. But she is learning the craft and very new at it. She is grieving for her sister and brother in law and trying her best to be the best guardian for her niece and nephew who drive her kinda crazy at times. And she is barely getting paid for her Oracle gifts. Khalil has his own demons that he has to face here, the daughter that has kinda gone insane because of the torture she went under but we learn that Grace will play a hand in helping her heal and recover. Khalil will learn that not all humans are bad and some are really good since he slowly falls in love with Grace and the kids. And boy….the way he tries out dating is AWESOME. I mean he is so new at it, and it was so endearing to see the way he courts Grace and wants her to have the BEST first date ever.
The plot of the story just flows so seamlessly and I really admired the way that Thea Harrison writes this book because its so well written and I love the little snippets of mystery and intrigue and danger that come into the plot that tugs at the reader’s curiosity and engages you into a story fully. I simply fell in love with Khalil and Grace and the journey of magic and the love they find along the way.
Keep looking only at me. There is no danger. You’re perfectly safe. I’ve got you. I’ve always got you. You’re mine. I will never let go. I will always protect you. You are my life now.
Overall Oracle’s Moon is a journey of strength, magic and a test of wills. A enemies to lovers romance that is like a breath of life and so fresh and packed with wit and sexy times that will leave you with shivers and delights. BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!