Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Blog Tour w/Review & Giveaway: Shattered Restraint by Cassandra Lawson

Shattered Restraint by Cassandra Lawson
Series: Moon Virus
Genre: Paranormal Romance

As a half-breed shapeshifter, Quinn has always assumed she would be sent away when she fails to change into a lynx on her twenty-seventh birthday. Her future seems hopeless until she meets Danny, a human who makes her dream of a life beyond the next two years. When she discovers that everything she’s ever believed about her heritage is a lie, her world is turned upside down, and she is no longer sure she can fully commit to Danny.

Captured by enemies of the born vampires, Danny is forced to face his greatest fears while struggling to stay alive. Thoughts of Quinn, a woman he barely knows, keep him sane. After his escape, fate intervenes and Danny finds himself rescuing Quinn. While Danny’s future still seems uncertain, he is sure of one thing—Quinn is the woman for him. Now, he just needs to convince her that they belong together.

In the sanctuary of the shapeshifter community, Danny and Quinn are free to explore their growing feelings without world interference from the outside, but Danny knows he can’t avoid his old life forever. As the sanity of an old enemy rapidly unravels, no one is safe, and the born vampires must face a foe who will stop at nothing to destroy them. 


5 Stars

I just love Cassandra's writing, books and characters that come out of her head.  It's been a while since I read the last Moon Virus Novel and her story telling ability is such that I was able to just jump right back into the lives of all the characters at the born vampires settlement without pause.  I read this book in almost one sitting - I had to sleep so don't judge lol - but picked it back up this morning and read the rest.  
Danny and Quinn's story is one of loss, self pity, hope, love and acceptance.
Quinn is fiery young half shifter/half human who in 2 years may or may not go through her first shift when she meets Danny.  There is an immediate connection between the two but it can't really go anywhere because of who her Uncle is.  So she leaves his house the morning after meeting him, never expecting to see him again but fate always has a way of intervening when two souls are destined to be together.  She needs saving and protected after finding out she is not half human but something else entirely.
  Danny goes through a traumatic experience and because of his past it makes it hard for him to accept himself after he is kidnapped and then is able to escape.  He barely deals with it but with the help of Quinn who keeps him distracted and focused only on her, he slowly learns to love himself again.
I'm looking forward to the next Moon Virus Novel to see what kind of magical mix of love Cassandra Lawson can create again.  I highly recommend all the Moon Virus Novels!

Cassandra Lawson
Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.




  1. Thank you for the great review and for hosting a stop on my blog tour!

    1. You're welcome and thank you - I love the Moon Virus Novels!