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Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur (full book)

Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur (full book)

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For a limited time, enjoy FULL MOON RISING the first book in Keri Arthur's bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian seies for free.

Part of the Suvudu Free Library. For more free fantasy and science fiction books, visit http://www.suvudu.com.

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.
For a limited time, enjoy FULL MOON RISING the first book in Keri Arthur's bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian seies for free.

Part of the Suvudu Free Library. For more free fantasy and science fiction books, visit http://www.suvudu.com.

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.

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Praise for

Keri Arthur

“Keri Arthur’s imagination and energy infuse
everything she writes with zest.”

—Charlaine Harris

Praise for

Full Moon Rising

“Keri Arthur skillfully mixes her suspenseful plot with
heady romance in her thoroughly enjoyable alternate
reality Melbourne. Sexy vampires, randy werewolves,
and unabashed, unapologetic, joyful sex—you’ve gotta
love it. Smart, sexy, and well-conceived, Full Moon
Rising
left me wishing I was a dhampire.”

Kim Harrison

“A deliciously sexy adventure through a supernatural
underworld that pulls you in and won’t let go. Keri
Arthur knows how to thrill! Buckle up and get ready
for a wild, cool ride!” Shana Abé

“Full Moon Risingis unabashedly and joyfully sexual
in its portrayal of werewolves in heat. Arthur spares
no details, portraying werewolves, vampires, and su-
pernatural beings with a sexuality and power that goes
beyond the call of the full moon. Arthur never fails to
deliver, keeping the fires stoked, the cliffs high, and
the emotions dancing on a razor’s edge in this edgy,
hormone-filled mystery....Full Moon Risingis a shock-
ing and sensual read, so keep the ice handy.”

—TheCelebrityCafé.com

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“Keri Arthur is one of the best supernatural romance
writers in the world.” —Harriet Klausner

“Strong, smart and capable, Riley will remind many of
Anita Blake, Laurell K. Hamilton’s kick-ass vampire
hunter....Fans of Anita Blake and Charlaine Harris’
Sookie Stackhouse vampire series will be rewarded.”

Publishers Weekly

“Fun and feisty...[An] effective crossbreeding of ro-
mance and urban fantasy that should please fans of ei-
ther genre.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Well-done and entertaining.” —Sunday Oklahoman

“A sexy and fast-paced novel aimed at the mature
reader...The author excels at showing not just charac-
ters, but how they interact as a society....The novel also
rises above mere adult fantasy because the author care-
fully shows not just the juicy scenes, but their after-
math. This is not a novel where characters have sex
and that’s that; there are consequences and drawbacks
to being a member of a race that simply can’t deny sex-
ual urges at certain times of the month. It may sound
like great fun, but Arthur doesn’t shy from the logical
result of such behavior.”

—Davis Enterprise

Full Moon Risingis the first book in a new paranor-
mal series. It’s sexy and exhilarating with characters
that revel in their sexuality and take it anytime and
any way they can get it....It’s provocative and edgy
with enough heat to scorch the paper it’s written on.
It’s a pleasure to see that within a genre that is getting
crowded with uninspired and repetitive stories, it is

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still possible for this author to create a unique and very
strong heroine. For those who like Anita and Elena,
the kick-ass and sensual Riley is worth a loud and sat-
isfied howl. With books two and three already written
and number four in the works, this will be a series to
keep its readers hooked emotionally and sexually.”

—ARomanceReview.com

“As the trend toward bolder and sexier heroines heats
up, Australian author Keri Arthur tosses her hat into
the burgeoning ring with the first book in her new su-
pernatural series, Full Moon Rising. Arthur creates a
shadowy and believable world where werewolves,
vampires and other supernatural creatures co-exist
with humans, and where Riley and her kind are held
hostage by the monthly lunar cycles—like wolves,
their mating practices are uninhibited and definitely
not monogamous. Arthur also cooks up a nicely paced
cloning plot that Riley has barely begun to unravel by
story’s end—leaving the door wide open for all kinds
of possibilities. Full Moon Risingdefinitely grabs the
attention and Keri Arthur is an author to watch.”

—BookLoons.com

“Unbridled lust and kick-ass action are the hallmarks
of this first novel in a brand-new paranormal se-
ries....‘Sizzling’ is the only word to describe this
heated, action-filled, suspenseful romantic drama...
keeps readers on their toes in constant suspense...
breathtakingly scorching. Full Moon Rising sets a high
bar for what is now a much-anticipated new series.”

—CurledUp.com

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a d e l l b o o k

Full

Moon

Rising

K eri Arthur

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FULL MOON RISING
A Dell Spectra Book

PUBLISHING HISTORY
Bantam hardcover edition published February 2006
Dell mass market edition / January 2007

Published by
Bantam Dell
A Division of Random House, Inc.
New York, New York

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are
the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any
resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely
coincidental.

All rights reserved
Copyright © 2006 by Keri Arthur
Cover photo © Photodisc Blue & Trinette Reed/Getty Images
Photo manipulation by Stephen Youll
Cover design by Jamie S. Warren Youll

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2005050113

Dell, the colophon, Spectra, and the portrayal of a boxed “s” are
trademarksof Random House, Inc.

ISBN-13: 978-0-553-58845-3
ISBN-10: 0-553-58845-1

Printed in the United States of America

Published simultaneously in Canada

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If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this
book is stolen property. It was reported as “unsold and destroyed” to the
publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any
payment for this “stripped book.”

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Read the entire Riley Jenson Guardian series

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this book is dedicated to the following people:

Linda, for teaching me so much

Miriam, for taking me that final step

The Sock Monkeys and the Lulusgreat writers

one and all

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Moon

Rising

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The night was quiet.
Almost too quiet.
Though it was after midnight, it was a Friday
night, and Friday nights were usually party nights—at
least for those of us who were single and not working
night shift. This section of Melbourne wasn’t exactly
excitement city, but it did possess a nightclub that
catered to both human and nonhumans. And while it
wasn’t a club I frequented often, I loved the music they
played. Loved dancing along the street to it as I made
my way home.

But tonight, there was no music. No laughter. Not
even drunken revelry. The only sound on the whisper-
ing wind was the clatter of the train leaving the station
and the rumble of traffic from the nearby freeway.
Of course, the club was a well-known haunt for push-
ers and their prey, and as such it was regularly raided—
and closed—by the cops. Maybe it had been hit again.

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