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The Moonstone and Miss Jones (Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator) [Kindle Edition]

Jillian Stone
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A master of paranormal deduction--and paramour seduction--Phaeton Black has a knack for bumping into things that go bump in the night, from ghoulies and ghosties to long-leggedy beauties. . .

Mooning For The Moonstone

Barely escaping the clutches of a succulent succubus, Phaeton Balck returns to London only to get sucked into another unearthly scheme. Professor Lovecraft has been tinkering with the secrets of life and death, replacing body parts with the latest mechanical marvels. To succeed, he needs to tap the power of the fabled Moonstone--and he needs Phaeton's help. Of course, Phaeton would prefer to investigate the more interesting body parts of Miss America Jones. Perhaps, bringing his lady friend along for the ride won't be to too much trouble. . .

Shanghaied In Shanghai

The bewilderingly beautiful and bountifully gifted daughter of a Cajun witch, Miss Jones is always up for an adventure, especially with Mr. Black as her traveling companion. But when Phaeton is mysteriously shanghaied in Shanghai, America thinks he's run out on her. Stranded in the Orient--and steaming mad--she's prepared to look under every stone for the missing detective. The case has put them both in the most compromising positions, but this time, Miss Jones is on top and Mr. Black is at the bottom. . .of a truly infernal plot.

Praise for The Seduction of Phaeton Black

"A sexy, supernatural romp!"--Zoë Archer

"[A] dark Victorian concoction. . .sexy as hell!"--Ray Garton, author of Live Girls



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The sequel to The Seduction of Phaeton Black (2012) finds paranormal investigator Phaeton shanghaied and his lover, America Jones, pregnant. Alarmed at his absence, America follows Phaeton from China to London only to learn that the moonstone, a fabulous energy source, is missing. Phaeton is rumored to be the only person who can tap into the stone’s energy and make it usable. Finding the stone and retrieving it, however, create enough adventure, even for this thrill-seeking, steampunk couple. Not only is late-1890s London beset by fantastical, tentacle-wielding creatures and succubus sisters but the London of the future is slowly disintegrating. The moonstone’s power could heal both versions of the city. But malevolent supernatural forces also want the moonstone to take over the world, so Phaeton and America must work in both historical and current London to make sure the right side wins. Adventure fans, whether steampunk readers or not, will enjoy this imaginative, fast-paced romp, which includes Stone’s sage comments on how society and life have morphed over the past century. --Pat Henshaw

Product Details

  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 075826898X
  • Publisher: Kensington Books; Original edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XIC0TQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
'The Moonstone and Miss Jones' is the second book in the interesting supernatural mystery series that is intertwined with a steamy paranormal romance. The main plot deals with Phaeton Black, a Scotland Yard detective who happens to have some paranormal abilities. He helps out with cases surrounding the occult and unexplained occurrences. By his side is America Jones, the fiery woman who has decided to help with his cases. Phaeton and America rush to London in order to help Doctor Exeter save the city from the evil Professor Lovecraft.

This novel is a fast-paced paranormal romance with a great plot. The setting is a perfect fit for the narrative - Victorian era London seems to be a plausible place for ghosts, evil professors, and general paranormal activity. The romance portion of the book was a bit of a shock to me because I normally don't read that genre, but it was definitely steamy and continued to make the tension between Phaeton and America palpable throughout the novel. The writing is incredibly well done and the characters are believably flawed and exciting to read about. The added mystery and steampunk aspects of the series only heighten the adventure and make it all the more exquisite. Fans of paranormal romance will devour this book and eagerly await the third installment in the series.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun! January 26, 2014
By rann
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Lots of action and paranormal adventures! Very fun. Though at times, the action was a bit jerky, I relished the non-stop, swashbuckling commotion, steampunk devices and supernatural beings. Edvard the gargoyle is one of my favorites. The addition of the Nightshades, a sort of paranormal protection force, adds interesting characters and more evil fighting potential. Exeter is still there, though I am still waiting to learn more about this enigmatic man. I think maybe book three?

But my favorite characters are the ever cocksure Phaeton Black and the beautiful America Jones. They make such a delicious, loving and sexy couple! Their brains and their banter make for wonderful dialogue......or foreplay!

The Moonstone and Miss Jones is a continuation of The Seduction of Phaeton Black, though you don't have to read book one to appreciate Moonstone. But this book does end on a cliff hanger. Personally, I think series books ought to wait until at least book three for a cliff hanger (especially at this price). To do otherwise is a bit cocky, or Phaeton-like. But I am not going to let this particular opinion of mine keep me from reading book 3 soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good good good August 4, 2013
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Totally entertaining with surprising twists and turn and sly humor. I will look forward to the next installment of this series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indiana Jones, HOT Indiana Jones!! June 29, 2013
Format:Paperback
This novel is like "Indiana Jones", "The Mommy" and "H G Wells" all rolled into one. If you like those steampunk era, you'll love this historical suspense romance of the 19th century packed with adventures in the Outremer, parallel world, nightshades, chased by reapers, glubbers, and with those darn RALS crawling around. Not to mention half-breeds and demons. All in all, it's action packed!! Yet, there's still lots of room for steamy passion and romance. Great fun to read this book. This is the second book in the series, although the ending is not to my liking, but that only means the third book is on the way, and hope it will be out soon. ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars About that ending... June 26, 2013
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Plot here in 2nd of series seems a little more muddled but is still quite entertaining and funny. Also still VERY steamy!
Am not sure about the end of this one, but have already ordered the 3rd in the series - and received it just yesterday. Will see how it goes.
Perhaps I'll need to re-read this one first :-)!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast paced January 26, 2013
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Absolutely love where this is going. You learn much more of what our heroes are up against and the end is heartbreaking. Can't wait for the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Phaeton you're better the second time around January 24, 2013
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Well I must say I cried in the end as it wasn't the ending I wanted, but a cliffhanger instead! I loved when Phaeton and America were reunited:
"And while we were separated, did you...think of me?"
Phaeton rose from the chair. "Every minute." He strode toward her slowly. "Of every hour." He caught her up in his arms. "Of every bleeding day." His gaze fell to her mouth...
I also didn't realize Phaeton takes alone time with America VERY seriously, "If we're going to be rooming together, there's something you should know before barging into my bedchamber. When America and I are engaged in...private matters, there will first be a series of moans and cries - perhaps a few naughty demands in french - hers. Those lovely utterances will be followed by a second set of grunts and bellows. Those...would be mine." Phaeton raised a brow. "Did you hear any grunts and bellows?" There better be a third book in this series as I didn't like the ending, and I can't say why as that would entail me giving spoilers and we wouldn't want that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paranormal and Romance January 20, 2013
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This was a good read. I loved the characters. I didn't like the way it ended. I am waiting for more of this series. I will probably read it again. Sexy and funny in parts.
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More About the Author

A multi-published, national award winning author, Jillian Stone started out as an advertising creative. And her career did seem to suit her as she won many national ad awards including the Clio and the New York Art Director's Club Gold. What more could she ask for? Create her own worlds? Become goddess of her own universe? Yes! So, she began to write fiction. Her Victorian Romantic Suspense novel AN AFFAIR WITH MR. KENNEDY (The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard) won the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart and sold to Pocket Books. Her steamin' sexy, supernatural Steampunk novel, THE SEDUCTION OF PHAETON BLACK, won the 2010 Romance Through The Ages Erotica category and sold to Kensington Brava. Jillian lives in California and is currently working on more adventures for both series.

Coming Soon: More adventures with dashing Scotland Yard detectives as well as a spicy mystery series starring Phaeton Black and new contemporary erotica series. Hot, hot, hot!

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