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Moonshifted (An Edie Spence Novel) Mass Market Paperback – November 27, 2012

4.4 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
Book 2 of 5 in the Edie Spence Series

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From Publishers Weekly

Edie Spence, nurse to the paranormal, falls victim to her own messianic complex in Alexander's entertaining sequel to Nightshifted. After Edie witnesses a hit-and-run and tries to save the victim—who turns out to be the werewolf king—she is hunted by strange weres. Is it a matter of pack politics, or is it about Edie's agreement to be the ceremonial ambassador of the living vampire Anna? Edie's story is driven by her inability to say no to Anna, her junkie brother, the werewolf king's daughter, or even a ghost-possessed vampire cyborg servant. Her casual attitude toward sex ( I'm going to take you like I own you, Edie, says her lover; Just for tonight, she replies) leads to some steamy scenes of stress relief, and her determination to remain emotionally aloof is wonderfully undermined by her developing friendships. Edie's growing personality—and the cliffhanger ending—will keep fans hooked to the trilogy's conclusion. Agent: Michelle Brower, Folio Literary Management. (Dec.)

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“Cassie Alexander shows up twice on my Best of 2012 list. With her brand new Edie Spence series, she singlehandedly slaked my thirst for new urban fantasy. I cannot wait to see how many slots she nabs this coming year.” ―Angieville

Moonshifted starts some big changes for our heroine and I cannot wait to read more.” ―Between Dreams and Reality

Moonshifted is even better than the first. There was more action, more snarkiness, and even more sexiness. I can't wait to read more from Alexander and more about Edie Spence.” ―Book Sake

“You can feel the life pulse through this novel. I highly recommend Moonshifted if you are interested in a fast paced urban fantasy with mystery, mayhem, family drama, secrets, sex, lies, politics and a very human, very relatable, protagonist who faces the supernatural and doesn’t back down or give up! I am eagerly waiting for the 3rd book. I need more!” ―The Book Tart

“A fast, sexy return to the utterly unique world of Edie Spence. Moonshifted takes the world Cassie Alexander presented in Nightshifted and adds a whole new level of danger and intrigue. Absolutely recommended.” ―Seanan McGuire, award-winning author of Ashes of Honor

“I enjoyed every bit of this book. Edie Spence series is for sure one of the best UF books around.” ―Under the Covers

“Cassie Alexander's Edie Spence series stands out among a sea of new urban fantasy series as distinctive, creative and as striking the right balance between action and character drama. If you're a fan of urban fantasy and your not reading this, you're missing out.” ―Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

“The perfect amount of humor and horror. Moonshifted absolutely shone in the sequel department, extending my affection for the characters, while introducing new angles to sink my teeth into. This is urban fantasy of the highest order. However will I survive the wait for book three?” ―Angieville

“The best debut I've read all year. Nightshifted is simply amazing!” ―Kat Richardson, bestselling author of the Greywalker series

Nightshifted's main character, nurse Edie Spence, has a distinctive, appealing, and no-nonsense style that you won't quickly forget. Add to that a paranormal population that needs medical care for some very odd reasons, and you have a winner of a debut novel.” ―Kate Elliott, author of the Cold Magic series

“Fresh, exciting, dark, and sexy, Nightshifted is excellent urban fantasy that grabs you by the throat and pulls you along for a wild ride. Cassie Alexander is an author to watch!” ―Diana Rowland, author of Mark of The Demon

“Nurse Edie Spence is gutsy, compassionate and determined―traits that quickly manage to get her into serious trouble! A host of intriguing characters enliven this story that is edgy, funny and exciting. A very impressive debut!” ―Romantic Times on Nightshifted

“Medical drama and vampire cold wars intersect in this solid urban fantasy debut. Alexander's zombies are particularly well designed, and the hospital environment adds an intriguing additional dimension.” ―Publishers Weekly on Nightshifted

“I loved this book. What a breath of fresh air! It's filled with fascinating characters, including an enigmatic zombie firefighter, weres, shapeshifters, and of course, vampires. A memorable scene with a STD afflicted dragon (yup) had me on the edge of my seat, the budding romance with Ti (zombie firefighter!) is sweet and tender, and I just plain loved hanging out with Edie. Nightshifted is a very strong start to what promises to be a wonderful new series!” ―My Bookish Ways

“Edie is a fun character with heart and charisma, making it easy to fall for her and want to see her succeed in all of her adventures, whether they be dealing with paranormal patients, evil vampires, or potential lovers. If you like your urban fantasy to have a dose of romance, then Nightshifted is for you. Highly recommended.” ―The Debut Review

“I really enjoyed the new type of monster mythologies introduced in NIGHTSHIFTED. I especially liked the idea that you need a certain amount of blood exposure before becoming a full fledged vampire. I can't wait to read more about the Y4 wing of County Hospital's residents and this strange new world when the next book comes out.” ―All Things Urban Fantasy

“Alexander's first novel launches a new series that should appeal to fans of medical thrillers as well as urban fantasy.” ―Library Journal on Nightshifted

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Product Details

  • Series: An Edie Spence Novel (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (November 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312553404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312553401
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

"Edie Spence series is for sure one of the best UF books around." ~Under the Covers

Moonshifted is the second installment of Edie Spence series. Ms. Alexander delivered another well written and engaging story. She managed to make this book even better with a more detailed but complex plot. I devoured it in about two and half days which is big for me considering I'm a slow reader.

Edie continues to get her nursing experience working at a secret unit called Y4 where her patients are of the supernatural kind. If you read Nightshifted (book1), you know that Edie is a special nurse. She is a patient advocate and she goes above and beyond her duties. She is good at what she does and can handle high stress level situations. Well, she definitely proved that here when chaos occurs at her work as well as her personal life.

The world building is more in-depth in this installment. Ms. Alexander definitely widened the world, it's not just limited to the patients in Y4 but even beyond the hospital walls. Edie is more involved with the faction of vampires' and the wolves' hierarchies during the overturn of leaders. Along with the caring for a patient who happens to be the Alpha of his pack; she also promised to be responsible and be a part of a vampire coronation ceremony. Both factions are involved in a power struggle that is of course brewing into war. Edie just finds herself in the midst of all the chaos. I'm telling you, they all seem to flock to her for help. While she does well with this type of chaos, I can't say the same for her love life.

She still doesn't have one. After her zombie boyfriend left her she just can't seem to shake him off.
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I LOVE this urban fantasy series by Cassie Alexander! I stumbled upon her debut novel , Nightshifted,late last spring and I devoured it in one gulp. <g> I've been counting down the months and then the days for the sequel to be released. *Kermit flail* It's here! It's here!

OK, do you read urban fantasy? Do you like stories with paranormal elements? What if the paranormal creatures aren't all sparkely or even very nice for that matter? Still game? Then come meet Edie and fall in love.

The heroine of these stories is Edie Spence and she's a nurse. She's funny and snarky and brave and stupid and smart and courageous. She just feels real. She makes some decisions without thinking everything through... just like I would. She works hard and tries to do the right thing even when the situation is extremely murky. I connected with her and have been on her side since the beginning.

I was immediately drawn into Edie's world. It's very familiar, in fact Edie had no clue of the supernatural until it was brought to her attention in the first novel. We are taken on a journey with her as she gets sucked deeper and deeper into the underworld... And it is UNDER. She took a job working in the sub-basement of her hospital to provide nursing for supernaturals who need medical attention. She works on Y4 because she made a bargain with The Shadows. They saved her brothers life and now she works with the paranormals in the basement. The Shadows protect the hospital because they feed on the fear and suffering and it's a good feeding ground. Edie got a crash course in this new world in Nightshifted and is still trying to come to grips with her discoveries from that adventure.
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Edie is growing on me, she can be a bit depressing sometimes, but overall she's a good character. The world building is good, I like the parallel worlds within our world. It's a fast, easy read. Not a lot of depth, but a nice addition to the urban fantasy genre.
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Edie Spence is just recuperating from her last adventure in paranormalland and is now back at work as a RN at the secret Y4 wing of County Hospital. Now, Y4 is the secret wing of the hospital that takes care of the city's paranormals and their lackeys. It's operated by the mysterious Consortium, of which more will be heard of in this novel, and whose watchdogs are "The Shadows". The Shadows feed on misery, pain, depression, and despair, and they have the ability to effect a person's physiology and tinker with a person's mind and to rewrite person's memories. Fun, eh?

Today Edie is on her way to work with a fellow Y4 employee when she becomes enmeshed in another adventure. As she is coming to work today she sees King Winter, the ruthless Alpha leader of the Deepest Snow werewolf clan flattened by a rogue Mack truck. As it happens, there will be much carrying on, but little genuine sorrow for his fate. It is through the Deepest Snow clan that Edie will meet Lucas, who will be both Edie's intermediary between her and the Deepest Snow clan and Edie, and who will be another possible romantic interest while he is ordered to watch over her.

Edie will also be caught in-between the power play of the werewolf clans of the House Of Gray, who is blamed for the attempted assassination of King Winter, and the Deepest Snow clan. However, as the novel progresses we wonder "Are the House of Gray responsible, or not"? We've all read way too many mysteries to take the obvious at face value.

Meanwhile, Anna is back, and this time not only is she being tested by other vampire clans for a possible chance to start her own house or clan.
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