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Top Customer Reviews
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.
"The Moonstone and Miss Jones" doesn't begin where "The Seduction of Phaeton Black" left off. There is a short time span where we learn that Phaeton and America have been separated and Phaeton kidnapped. While hunting Phaeton down, America lands back in London and is attacked while one her way back to their room under the brothel. Phaeton mysteriously appears back in London about the same time, as well. They reunite amid strange goings-on. There is an alternate London, mechanical moonstone stealing spiders, succubi, and treachery abounds. Phaeton Black is a catalyst in a plan that requires his energy and that of the moonstone; the moonstone given to him by an ancient Egyptian Goddess. Now that the moonstone has been stolen from Dr. Exeter, it is up to Phaeton, America, and their new band of protectors to retrieve it and keep it out of the hands of evil.
America also has a secret that takes about half of the book to reveal---ooooh! Mysterious, indeed!!
I don't want to reveal too much so I'll move on to my review of the book as a whole. This book, like all of the other books that I've read by author Jillian Stone, absolutely rocks. I enjoyed every single bit of it. Again, as with Book 1, we have a couple different plot lines that snake their way across the pages of the novel. Each plot line is clearly developed and, due to the nature of each, are completely intertwined.
The entire novel is strong and the plot flows along really well. This novel is fast paced but not so fast that you are left unsatisfied. The characters are solid and I really enjoy their interactions; all of them...not just Phaeton and America.Read more ›
After having read The Seduction of Phaenton Black back in June, I knew that I'd be continuing the series. I greatly enjoyed the adventures of Phaenton and America in the first book, so I was really looking forward to revisiting them. When the opportunity to read The Moonstone and Miss Jones came up for a tour event, I pounced on it without a moment's hesitation! Yes, the series is that good.
The first thing I would like to mention is, though this is the second book of a series, you do not necessarily have to read book one in order to understand what is going on. The events from the first book a touched upon, but the adventure and mystery that take place are separate issues from those in the first book. However, I would strongly recommend that you read The Seduction of Phaenton Black only because it will give you a deeper appreciation for the characters and the events taking place in this novel.
Having said that, I really enjoyed The Moonstone and Miss Jones. Stone has once again managed to create a storyline that hooks the reader from the first page and keeps them reading long into the night. The adventure, humor, and romance that I loved so much from the first book are back along with a new element: steampunk. Okay, admittedly there were some steampunk elements in the first book, but they were not nearly as noticeable as they are this time around. Let's just say that the man with the mechanical face left an impression on me. =^.Read more ›
The Moonstone and Miss Jones by Jillian Stone, the second book in the Paranormal Investigator series picks up roughly a few months after the end of The Seduction of Phaeton Black ends. With likable characters, an intriguing mystery and plenty of steampunk action, Ms. Stone once again took me into the unique world she's created. While we still get to see plenty of the steamy romance between the two main characters, this book focuses more on the strange and unusual things taking place around them.
At the beginning of this book, Phaeton Black and America Jones find themselves at the opposite ends of the world - Phaeton is back in London after being kidnapped in Shanghai and America is in Shanghai thinking Phaeton has abandoned her. Determined to get her man back, America is prepared to do whatever it takes to find Phaeton. Luckily her gargoyle sidekick is able to help her and she ends up back in London at Phaeton's flat. Back together again, strange things begin happening around them and Phaeton soon realizes that one of his possessions has gone missing - the round orb he was given by the Egyptian goddess Qadesh, which everyone calls a "moonstone". Now he, America and the "Nightshade" warriors will have to locate the "moonstone" before London becomes part of an alternate reality.
I enjoyed how Ms. Stone continued to develop both Phaeton and America's characters together and as individuals. While Phaeton is still strong, virile and cocky, he's also getting in touch with his emotions and realizes he a life worth fighting for.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story reminds me of scooby doo. I must say that Phaeton uses unusual means in order to accomplish the end game. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Reese
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... Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by rann
Totally entertaining with surprising twists and turn and sly humor. I will look forward to the next installment of this seriesPublished on August 4, 2013 by Margaret Dufala
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... Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by dotland101
Plot here in 2nd of series seems a little more muddled but is still quite entertaining and funny. Also still VERY steamy! Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Christopher
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.Published on January 26, 2013 by Marie Everett
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,... Read more
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.Published on January 20, 2013 by Mia
*I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Reasons I liked the book:
This book has some amazing world building in it! Read more