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When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children--neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace'sWhen Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children--neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races....

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ISBN : 9780425246597
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Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Oracle's Moon Reviews

  • XxTainaxX
    2018-11-01 01:57

    Oh how I loved Khalil's protective instinct. It absolutely melted me. I enjoyed that this wasn't instant love as Khalil actually unfairly judged Grace at first when he didn't understand all that she went through and did for her niece and nephew. The growth between them was related beautifully with distinct changes to both their dynamic as individuals and considering their ever growing powers as well as them as a couple and eventual family. Khalil was a trip with his formal, organized, and antiquated thinking and Grace was not at all a planner, rolling with life's punches. The plot was very interesting and the pacing was excellent. The lovemaking is out of this world lol sometimes quite literally. Seriously though, Khalil can multitask during sex ya'll. I can't even tell you how awesome that is. I don't mean he can do two things. I mean he can do EVERYTHING AT THE SAME TIME. /swoon This world is shaping up to be very interesting with so many underlying nuances that I'm finding myself quite hooked. I've been binge listening on audiobook while working. :) Safety: No OW/OM/Sharing. No rape/abuse. No condoms. Neither are Vs.

  • Sophia Triad
    2018-11-05 09:44

    Grace and KhalilHe wished he knew how to describe to her how he felt.I started counting time for you.I want to change who I am for you.You are my Grace.He was too full, and there weren't enough words.He said, "I did not know I need grace before I met you."Then as she held him tightly, he knew that what he said had been enough.What not to love about this book? There are:-A powerful djinn who is extremely talented in sex, who is protective and good with children-A sassy, strong-willed heroin who is also an Oracle and she does not really like it-Two loveable children who need to have a steady, well balanced familyWhat I did not like in this book:-My (favourite Dragon) Cuelebre's authority is questioned-The so much needed Oracle is not payed enoughThe book have everything!Romance, battles, sex, unquestionable love, humour, family values, survival inspirations. Another poweful Elder Race is introduced, the ageless djinns who are made of smoke and air and energy.Disney should take a few lessons from their descriptions. Awesome!This is one of my favourite books in the series :)

  • Jess
    2018-11-20 07:51

    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: 4.5/5Grace has more responsibilities and struggles than any 23 year old should have to deal with. Her sister, Petra, and brother-in-law were killed in a car crash. She was also in the car and suffered extensive damage to her knee that is painful on a daily basis. She also became the guardian to her young niece and nephew. As if that wasn’t enough, the Power of the Oracle transferred from Petra to Grace and now she’s learning how to control that Power and trying to make sense of it before she starts to be petitioned for consultations. And let’s not forget the piles of bills and debt she’s dealing with. Oracle’s aren’t able to request money for their services, the belief is they’ll lose their powers if they do this, however it was known in the past that if you petition the Oracle, you pay. People don’t always (never) remember this, and Grace is struggling to not only pays bills, but just getting food on the table is a stretch some months.When Rune and Carling petitioned the Oracle (Serpent’s Kiss) Khalil was also present for the battle that went to down to close their book. He took one look at the kids and felt the overwhelming need to protect and be a guardian for them. He promised his protection to Grace, which for a Djinn is a huge favor, and he now has a tie to the house and family. Khalil’s energy is a thread that Grace can always feel, and she also discovered her ability to “pull” on that thread making Khalil aware of her need of him. It’s an ability she shouldn’t have, but that coupled with her new Powers as Oracle make for interesting changes within Grace.While this story doesn’t have the political threads that the previous books do, or even much in the way of the Wyr world, it’s really driven by Grace and Khalil’s relationship and her new abilities as the Oracle. In the past, the Power of the Oracle traveled to a female within the same family upon the current Oracle’s death. Grace doesn’t want her niece Chloe to ever have to deal with the stress and danger of it, and she does a lot of testing with this power, trying to find a way to change the future course for her and her family. Along with this, she discovers a new ability that she just stumbles on, one that directly impacts Khalil and in the end, will have a big impact all the Djinn. Grace is also dealing with a radical group that targets her as part of a bigger purpose for them. It puts her and the kids in direct danger and helps to further cement Khalil’s place in their lives when he helps her get past this threat.What made the story for me was Khalil. I was laughing so much when he tried to understand the human ways of certain things; like dating, for example. He’s very literal, and has no issues or internal filter with saying exactly what he’s thinking. He takes his job as protector of Grace and the kids very seriously. He bonds with the children instantly, and becomes their bedtime story reader, a task he is very committed to. His own daughter plays a part in this story and it’s a source of horrible sadness and angst for him. There’s more that develops for Khalil’s daughter as the book goes on, and that’s the one thing I would have loved to have gotten more about. We see her towards the end, a different person than she had been when Grace meets her at the start, and I want to know more about her. Maybe she’ll pop up in a later book, hopefully!“…I want to know what it is like to make love to you the way humans do. I have never made love to anyone like that before.”Never?She whimpered. “Make love?”He ran his hot mouth over her cheek and down her neck. “Make love,” he said against the tender skin at the base of her throat. “I want you to teach me everything you know. I want us to teach each other. I want you to show me how good it can feel, to be skin to skin. But right now, Gracie…” He lifted his head and looked down at her gravely. “Let me show you how I can make love to you.”Khalil went from being an arrogant, self-serving, favor-grabbing being, to…well still being most of those things, but Grace’s influence really softened the edges of his personality. He has a lot of firsts with Grace, mainly because he’s never had the desire to experience the things he wants to experience with her. As he’s normally a being in energy form, he wants to experience being with Grace in human form, so the first touch of holding hands, kissing – it’s all new to him and his senses fly off the charts. As I mentioned above, Rune and Carling do make an appearance. We find out that Rune and Dragos are still on bad terms and Khalil visits them to give Carling the ‘what-for’ when she forgot to honor the payment to the Oracle after requesting her services. Not only is Khalil able to help take some of the burden away from Grace, which she badly needs, but he gets a little dating advice from Rune on what to wear during his first ever date:When the silence had stretched between the two males for too long, Khalil finally said, “Speak.”“Jeans. T-shirt. Either boots or sneakers,” Rune said. “Pay for everything, and open doors for her. Dating’s simple. Listen to what she says, tell her she’s beautiful and make her happy.”Dating did not sound simple, except perhaps for one thing. Khalil looked at the Wyr quizzically. He said, “Grace is beautiful.”That caused the other male to pause. For the first time in their spiky acquaintance, Rune gave him a crooked, yet real smile. “Dude, let her know that with the same kind of sincerity. You will make her happy, and it doesn’t matter what you do. You can go to a movie, take a walk in a park, hold hands, go to a restaurant for a meal, or to a bar for a drink, sit on a beach and watch the sun rise at dawn or stand on your head – it’s all just variations on the same theme.”Khalil has never been called “dude” before. He was fairly sure he didn’t like it.We don’t get much in the build-up to the next book, which brings us back to Dragos and Pia. Grace does have a very strong vision that Dragos learns of. It doesn’t make much sense now, but he does show back up at the end requesting another consultation with the Oracle for both him and Pia. I can’t wait to find out what’s been going on in their lives, and especially how Dragos is dealing with losing two of his top sentinels, including his close friendship with Rune.I missed a little bit of the play of dynamics in the Wyr/Elder World that we’ve come to know during the first few books in the series, but I fully enjoyed getting to know Grace, her family and seeing her and Khalil fall in love. Khalil is strong being, but softens around the children and Grace and it was easy to fall into their story. There’s not a lot in the way of angst, or suspense in this one, but the strong romance and an especially strong heroine and hero really made this story for me. I love this world that Thea Harrison has created and each book has a very different, distinct tone which brings the individual characters to life all that much more. This is another great addition to the series and I’m again, left wanting and waiting for the next installment.

  • Katie Michaels
    2018-11-07 02:55

    If I won one of those multi-million dollar lotteries, after using a portion of my extensive wealth for good... and maintaining my harem of hot men... I would throw gobs and gobs of money at Thea Harrison until she agreed to come live next door and write me stories every day. This lady continues to completely knock my socks with her Elder Races series. And Oracle's Moon may be my favorite yet.The super-sexy man at the center of this book is Khalil. As the last book ended, the djinn agreed to watch over the young children of the Oracle. And once he makes a vow, he is honor-bound to uphold it. Not for a day, but for life. Grace, the Oracle, isn't really thrilled to have him around. Her life is hard enough. She's only recently come into her powers. She is 23, dealing with injuries from a car accident, and raising her sister's kids. She doesn't have money. She doesn't have help. She is completely out of her depth. And a blustering, know-it-all djinn is the last thing she needs on top of all that.But as Khalil begins to spend more time with the children, he begins to transform. He lets them into his heart, and somehow Grace comes along with them. For a being nearly as old as time, he is utterly clueless, but I loved watching him learn to open himself up and embrace human feeling and emotion. At the same time, Grace finds someone she can trust and lean on. This is more important than ever as she struggles to make the powers of the Oracle her own.The thing I love most about the Elder Races books is the fact that Harrison never relies on the overused tropes of the genre. Khalil and Grace have to struggle and grow to achieve the relationship they're working toward. But they stay true to character as they do it. There's no big misunderstanding or eye-rolling roadblocks of their own making. Khalil is alpha and powerful without being a jerk to Grace; and she is pure of heart without being an untouched, unbelievable virgin.This isn't a book that is filled with constant action and a big, epic external conflict. Though there is some action and danger, this is a love story. You actually get to see these characters fall in love. It's not fated. It's not instant. But it's captivating and wonderful and it feels... real.I can't think of a single thing I didn't like about this book. From the uber-hot sex... to the romance... the action... the danger... the cameos... It was everything I wanted. And it provides a great set-up for the next book, which again focuses on Dragos and Pia. I can't wait. 5 stars.*ARC Provided by Berkley

  • Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
    2018-10-27 04:38

    Normally I don't like children predominantly featured in my paranormal books, they get in the way of fights, action, killing times. You get the picture. However, in this book they enhanced it and added to the hero's appeal and the heroine's life. The children weren't obtrusive, nor did they completely subsume the plot. The story is about Grace, the newly me intend Oracle (of Delphi), located in KY. She became the Oracle when her sister and brother-in-law died in a car accident a few months ago and left two children under four. She's having a really hard time adjusting to everything - taking care of two children, leave of absence from college, recovering from knee surgeries from the car accident, paying overdue bills, and comprehending her new job as the Oracle. To say she's frazzled and overwhelmed is understatement. She's also the last of her family, so no one else to rely on. In the previous and exceedingly boring book, Carling, Rune, and Khalil come to see the Oracle for a reading (? Soothsaying?). This is where Khalil first enters Grace's life and never leaves, much to her dismay. Khalil is a Djinn, so he gets around in a cyclone and is basically a spirit of air and magic that can take shape. He also really likes kids and wants to protect and visit with Grace's wards. The kids love him, but Grace isn't too happy about a haughty Djinn stranger guy hanging around uninvited. But you try telling a Djinn to leave, like they listen to anyone, especially a very young human woman (I wouldn't either if I a Djinn, I'd be too cool).At first, Khalil & Grace butt heads because he thinks he's all knowing and she doesn't trust magical strangers. He's quite a pain at first, not understanding anything about humans and what's right or wrong to tell/teach small children. Gradually, he begins to see things from a new perspective and is a help to Grace. I really liked his interactions with the children. Now that Khalil is a little less of a haughty bastard, he starts enjoying conversations with Grace. They play truth games and generally debate. It's amusing. Grace, loosens up and starts enjoying conversations with an adult (Khalil), who's really brawny and hot, btw. She also begins to embrace her powers as the Oracle and expand upon her natural Power talents outside of her Oracle Power. I appreciated that every action she took, was considered in relation to how it would affect the children. She was a capable and smart heroine + she knew how to maneuver people - I appreciate a good strategist. It helps she had the Oracle's powers of clairvoyance/foresight. The rest of the book is about some scary end of the world Oracle visions Grace has, lots of old timers from the Elder Races stopping by for consultations, a close call or two with death, and a very interesting looking future. I'm interested to know what future decisions she's able to explore with her Oracle powers. All in all, this has been my favorite so far in terms of flow of the plot, not drowning me in info dumps, or if there were info dumps, they weren't boring or repetitive, the interesting nature of the Oracle & the history of its power, Khalil and all his alpha badassery, his awesome cycle manner of transportation, and a good villain. It's 5 stars after how bad book 3 sucked used cat litter.

  • Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews❤️
    2018-11-01 06:59

    *Audio Book Review5 Djinn Loving Stars!!I originally read this book in March 2012 and again at least once a year since then and just realized I've not wrote a review....ever for this fantastic book!This is one of my absolute favorite books in the series. I absolutely adore Grace, young precocious Chloe, and baby Max. Grace has custody of her beloved niece and nephew since their parents (her sister and Brother in law) untimely deaths. And then there's Khalil, Djinn Prince of House Madrid.Gracie and Khalil are entertaining, enduring, and just plain fun!! Khalil is pompous, arrogant, rude, and judgmental with Gracie. Yet with the children he is a total pushover!!Eventually, the more time he spends with Grace who is an Oracle for the Elder Races, he realizes that Gracie is much more than he bargained for and he completely misjudged her. He comes to admire and care for her....deeply.Khalil becomes a protector for both Gracie and the children when it becomes apparent that someone is out to hurt her. Naturally they become closer and their mutual attraction become too much for either to ignore. *Audio book narrated by Sophie Eastlake who does a stellar job!!

  • Blacky *Romance Addict*
    2018-11-21 06:37

    While the romance here is lovely and the main dude awesome, there is a surprising lack of action in this one, and I mean absolutely nothing happens through most of the book, one or two intense scenes being the exception. I guess I'm used to my PNR to be more dynamic and faster, not just centered on thoughts and conversations. Same as in the previous two books, the second half of it is unbelievably mushy, so that got me from 5 stars while reading the first half to 3 stars after finally finishing it. It was a good book but so far the first was the best, I'm hoping Dragos will repeat his awesomeness in the next one.

  • Stacie
    2018-11-16 06:50

    5+ "A Whole New World..." Stars!Wow! It's been almost a full day and I'm still excited (that's sayin' something right there, folks). Ok, so the entire time I was reading this book, the song "A Whole New World" from Disney's ALADIN was playing in my head. Probably because that movie genie was my go to genie reference before now. Now, Khalil will always and forever be my number one Djinn. You can't call Khalil a genie, he's a Djinn Prince. Plus they aren't called genies in the book. And Genie- ALADIN- and Khalil are absolutely nothing alike. Just wanted to make sure that was understood. That's just how my crazy brain works. I'm somewhat rambling... but, a whole new world is what I felt Khalil was experiencing after he met Grace."He was euphoric, disturbed. He thought this must be what intoxication felt like. He wasn't altogether sure he liked it." -KhalilThis book clicked all my 'why I read romance books' buttons. Particularly PNR/Fantasy books. Grumpy, autocratic, dictatorial, self-absorbed, arrogant, ancient, and I do mean ANCIENT alpha male know-it-all; with almost limitless power. He doesn't sound so great huh? But he sooo was so great. Not to mention sexy. Meets hard working, smart, clever, sassy, not taking his crap, young- especially compared to him-woman who was immersed in unexpectedly raising children and the chaos of life; with not a small amount of (not fully tapped) power of her own. EXPLOSIVE FIREWORKS COMENSE! I loved both Khalil and Grace so much! There story did not disappoint me at all. The one and only complaint I have was that I didn't want it to end."'You will call me.' he said against her lips. 'Swear, Gracie. I cannot stand it if you do not call me.'" -KhalilThe children... I am a SUCKER for a story involving kids. After the tragic death of her sister, Grace was raising her niece and nephew, Chloe and Max. They were both simply adorable and played a very nice roll in the story."The baby had begun to snore. He sounded like a squeaky toy. Khalil put his cheek against Max's head, rubbing his small back." -GraceFor me, there are not many more sexy images in the world than a very masculine man lovingly holding a baby or patiently taking time with a small child. Ovaries explode!!This may be my favorite PNR this year. It was certainly my favorite of this series so far. It had everything I love about reading PNR. The writing was beautiful. It had a great couple; both H and h had great character and neither did anything too stupid or jerkish. Kids, love the kids. Lots of good action and a good mystery to solve. Some laugh out loud comedic moments. Awesome paranormal powers as well as some real life skills and some real life problems. And most of all, an absolutely swooney romance with some very sensual sexy times thrown in. I loved every sentence! Now, on to the next book, Lord's Fall because I cannot wait to get back to the ELDER RACES world and I am very much so hoping to get more Khalil and Grace, not to mention Dragos and Pia. Highly recommended- the whole series- for PNR fans. Happy reading!!

  • Holly
    2018-11-13 04:37

    I wasn't sure what to expect going into this novel. It picks up where Serpent's Kiss left off (I believe it's the morning after the events that transpired at the end of the book). Though this can probably stand alone, I recommend reading Serpent's Kiss first. This novel is much more internally focused than the previous books were. While there is outside conflict, it doesn't come to play until later in the book. Mostly we got to see Grace and Kahlil interacting with each other on a daily basis, in a relatively quiet setting. I really enjoyed the slow pace of the novel (it wasn't a slow read, just a slow-paced romance). We really saw them fall in love, which is refreshing from the romances that only tell us a couple has fallen.Grace was a strong character and a great counter for Kahlil with his arrogance. Kahlil softens toward Grace and her children as the novel wears on, and his compassion and tenderness worked to underscore his alpha-ness. Harrison writes great strong male characters who are well balanced with the softer emotions. Another winner. This series just keeps getting better.

  • JewelsyGoolsy
    2018-10-25 05:00

    Update 8/11/162nd Attempt DNF @40%Calling a spade a spade on this one... Stacie if you're reading this; I did it for the nookie and STILL couldn't make it far enough to read said nookie *insert sad face while hanging head in shame* JewelsyGoolsy loserface Original review 2/11/16DNF @ 35%, I really tried...For those of you who love their PNR romances, please don't mistake this DNF as being a bad story (quite the opposite, in fact). No, this was a DNF for me because it's a proven fact that Jewelsy DOES NOT have the brain capacity to comprehend paranormal jargon!Maybe it wasn't a clever move to jump straight into book #4 of a PNR series, without reading book #1 for background purposes. And maybe I'm so exhausted by my kids, that I've lost all valuable sleep/brain cells, making my eyes and brain blur at ANY mentions of oracles, djinns, other universes and anything remotely PNR related.Don't get me wrong. All the mundane, slash, non PNR aspects of this book were still fun to read... but those few moments took a backseat to all the PNR politics and... well... let's just say; I started skimming those bits :(This was a good learning experience for me, as I have always wondered why I was never compelled to read hardcore PNR books, and now I know (even though I have enjoyed some Piers Anthony and Pittacus Lore books way back when). I guess these days, my brain can only handle contemporary romances and smut. If I were to read anything PNR related in the future, I know it would need to be much simpler, with a heavier focus on the romance and be MUCH lighter on the PNR jargon (think Alexa Riley's shifter series. Other recommendations gratefully welcomed). I haven't yet given up on successfully completing a PNR, fantasy or sci-fi book one day, but until that day; it looks like I'll need to attend some kinda reading school for PNR comprehension 101.My only regret DNF'ing this book, is that I never got far enough to know if there were even any steamy scenes *insert pouty face*

  • Lisa Kay
    2018-11-21 03:44

    ★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) As I’ve said before, Sophie Eastlake is not my favorite narrator. In truth, she’s one of the reasons I’ve not returned to this series in a while. That, and there was a lot of politics in the last two. But I recently read the short story #3.5 True Colors, and I thought I’d see if this talented author could capture the magic of the first book in the series. Ms. Eastlake is the reader for this audiobook series, and some people just adore her, so don’t let me stop you from giving her a try. Indeed, she is definitely improving. She’s not as dry and she’s getting better at infusing various personalities into the characters. She does a good job with Grace’s “southernish” accent.Loved, loved, loved this story! What TH does with Khalil, a djinn prince and our hero, is amazing. Djinns are dark, nebulous spirits who are often very dangerous. Lucky for our heroine, Grace Andreas, this one is also quite fond of children. Grace is a very likable heroine, with the weight of the world on her shoulders. She’s not only the new Oracle, a métier she never wanted; she has recently become guardian of her young niece and nephew. (Two adorable, realistic, orphaned tots, who steal more than one scene.)The two adults aren’t quite enemies at the beginning, but they certainly don’t like one another. Ms. Holt makes their steps toward respect, friendship, and love quite believable – with lots of witty dialogue along the path. Grace bargains for protection of the children, not knowing Khalil has already seen to it. One of the funniest parts is when Khalil decides they should date. An Oracle and a Djinn? And who knew a Djinn could become a sexy hero, morphing into a sensitive male? Fun!I wouldn’t say this has a clean, crisp finish with the entire goings on all resolved. It is really more of an important cog in the wheel of future set-ups. Along with it being a delightful paranormal romance. Highly recommend.

  • Saly
    2018-11-06 09:41

    Rating 4.5I loved the first book in the series and with the rest I had problems because I felt the other things, like politics over-shadowed the romance but this one wasn't like this. It was all romance and I loved it.Grace was the new Oracle after her sister and her husband died. It was a role she never thought she would have to take and instead of dealing with the grief of losing her family, she has no time, she has her niece and nephew to take care of, a new role to play as well as deal with the fact that they are practically bankrupt. She has no time to complete her degree or deal with bills and she doesn't want to deal with a Djinn, Khalil who does not want to leave them alone.I loved seeing the interactions between Grace and Khalil, they were awkward because Grace was so human, impulsive and out-spoken while Khalil was more formal and used to dealing in barters like the Djinn kind do. He adores kids and would do anything not see them get hurt as his daughter was, so he hangs around them and with some hiccups he and Grace get to know each other.I liked the gradual progress of the romance and I actually found Grace to be very spunky and try to make best of the life she was handed. I also liked how she tried to test the boundaries of her powers and was strong in her own right. The hero was an alpha used to getting things his way so he did get angry when he felt Grace didn't call for his help but I liked how she made him see his side of things.And the conversation between Rune and Khalil about dates was hilarious.A very good book in this series.

  • Mimi Smith
    2018-11-06 05:41

    4 stars"You’re perfectly safe. I’ve got you. I’ve always got you. You’re mine. I will never let go. I will always protect you. You are my life now. Do you understand anything I’m saying?”Khalil, so sweet! *sigh*. Really, I admire Thea Harrison, she writes amazing, varied, fascinating characters. Especially the heroes. I liked this installment a lot, but maybe in part to my mood wasn't able to fully enjoy it. Still, another winner by TH. Not to mention-that excerpt from the next book... Wow!KhalilI already mentioned Khalil right? He's my favorite part of the book. He's regal, lost, cutely confused and arrogant at the same time. Yeah. And HOT!Khalil is a Djinn prince who has lost many things in his life and now he has given hi protection to a human and her children(she's their guardian), but it isn't appreciated! Oh, the affront! The insult! Still, he persists, and despite the disastrous first date and the 2nd one wasn't much better(dumping a human unexpectedly on the moon...yeah, not a good move)Some cute dating and wooing scenes"I will clear away this mess and…I will achieve pancakes.”Grace’s lovely, tired face wobbled with what looked suspiciously like mirth, but she had been under so much stress he decided his first impression could not be correct. “You’ll achieve pancakes?”“I do not see why not,” he said.“Have you ever achieved them before?” she asked. A touch of liveliness came back into her vivid eyes, and they sparkled.“That question is irrelevant,” he told her, while his eyes narrowed in suspicion on her tired face. On a Djinn, her expression would definitely be laughter. “I will achieve pancakes now.”She blurted out, “Do Djinn date?”He blinked. “That is not something to which I have given much thought,” he said. “Perhaps some Djinn might date some…creatures…some…times. Dating has not previously been a habit of mine.”She nodded, too rapidly, and forced herself to stop. “I just wondered.”“Humans like to date,” Khalil said thoughtfully. Then he turned decisive. “That is what we will do tomorrow. We will go on a date.”"She is my friend.” Khalil crossed his arms. “We are going on a date tonight.”Silence filled the villa. Both Carling and Rune stood frozen.Khalil had nearly forgotten one detail. He added thoughtfully, “I am to dress casually.”Rune’s suntanned skin darkened dramatically. He broke into a convulsive fit of coughing. “Excuse me,” he whispered. “I need a drink of water.”Both Khalil and Carling watched Rune stride rapidly out of the room. Carling’s face was rigid as she watched her lover leave, but her gaze held an expression that looked, to Khalil, peculiarly pained, as if she had been betrayed.Carling turned back to Khalil. She raised her eyebrows. “So what are you going to wear?”He didn’t have a clue. He hadn’t planned that far ahead. He said, “I thought I would Google for images of casual wear in Louisville.”"Khalil’s lean face creased with a keen smile. “You are beautiful,” he said with evident pleasure. His pure, gorgeous voice sounded the same. “Clearly bathing suits you.”She choked on an unexpected bubble of laughter. Khalil had quite a way to go in the learning-how-to-give-compliments department, but she wasn’t about to bring that up, when he spoke with such sincerity."LOL.GraceHe wished he knew how to describe to her what he felt.I started counting time for you.I want to change who I am for you.You are my Grace.He was too full, and there weren’t enough words.He said, “I did not know I needed grace until I met you.”Grace is broke, left alone to raise her sister's children and is a brand new oracle. Yeah, that'd be a lot for every girl to take in. Grace is tough, but no one is THAT tough. When a Djinn starts harassing her, too, she starts to lose it. She keeps it together and keeps the Khalil-bane-of-her-existence (her words) around. Luckily for her it turns out he's quite the man-like creature.Anyway, I liked Grace. She's great, fun and in love with a Djinn. She's also the Oracle. THE Oracle, if you know what mean. No? Guess you'll have to read the book. Hardship, I know :). Anyway she really stepped up and I simply LOVED the kids. Adorable!I can't wait for more of Dragos and Pia, though! Shouldn't have read the excerpt, I know *g*.

  • Erika
    2018-10-23 03:01

    4 to 4.5 stars!!This was another wonderful book in the series. I really love the world Harrison has created. The main couple in Oracle's Moon, Khalil and Grace, had a beautiful romance and love story. So far, Harrison's heroes are 3 for 3 in my eyes (I skipped book 3); each one is pure perfection! They are perfect alphas who are 100% protective, possessive, affectionate and loving to the heroines. The three I have read about (Dragos, Tiago and Khalil) are totally swoon-worthy. The heroines (Pia, Niniane and Grace) are very likable; they are relatable and not annoying or self-centered.The only reasons I rated this book a bit lower than Dragon Bound and Storm's Heart was because (1) I found some of it a bit too slow/boring, and wanted more scenes between the MCs and (2) I didn't like how the storyline with Khalil's daughter was handled. I wanted much more from it. I wanted more interaction and emotion between Khalil and Phaedra. It felt .... dropped, in a way. Anyway, I plan to continue this series for sure. I am now a big Elder Races (and Harrison) fan!! :-)

  • Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
    2018-11-17 09:54

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! It's been a while since I've felt this way. If weren't for the slipping towards then end this would have been a 6 star read for sures!But whatever! I loved it and will definitely visit these guys again!Sorry for the lame ass review but I just can't get into the writing zone, so I'll keep doing what I do best. Reading.

  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    2018-11-03 04:36

    {Re-read January 2014}This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date: March 6, 2012 (Available Now!)Publisher: Penguin Publishing GroupImprint: Berkley SensationAuthor’s Website: http://theaharrison.com/My Source for This Book: NetgalleyPart of a Series: Yes, Book 4, Elder Races SeriesSeries Best Read In Order: Worked well as a standaloneSteam Level: SteamyGrace Andreas comes from a long line of Oracles, women descended from the original Oracle of Delphi, but she never expected to have the Power fall to her. After all, Grace’s sister, Petra, was the one who inherited it from their Grandmother. But when Petra and her husband are killed in an accident that left Grace badly injured, the Power and obligations of the Oracle are not the only burdens that fall on her doorstep, as Grace is given guardianship of Petra’s two small children.Khalil is a Djinn Prince of the House of Marid — the oldest and most powerful of Djinn Houses. In repayment of a debt owed to the powerful vampiress, Carling, Khalil soon comes face to face with the new Oracle, and is completely taken aback by her lack of deference towards beings of great Power.Overwhelmed by grief, debt, and the sudden and unexpected role of parenthood, Grace is struggling to balance family life with her newly acquired burden of Power. The last thing she needs, or wants, is a cocky Djinn meddling in her affairs.But when it becomes apparent that Grace and the children are in danger, it isn’t long before it becomes apparent that Khalil is exactly the sort of protector that her family needs — and perhaps even the type of man that she wants…I’ve had a bit of a crush on Khalil ever since he first appeared in the last book, Serpent’s Kiss, and had been desperately hoping that he and Grace would get a book together. Sexy, incredibly powerful, a bit of a mystery (especially since he’s the first “non-wyr” hero to feature in the series), he’s also got the whole “tortured hero” thing in regards to his daughter. He’s arrogant, bossy, and powerful, yet he also has a very obvious soft spot for children, without turning into some sappy squishy weakling, which I loved.Grace is easily my favorite heroine in the series as well. Human, with only minor psychic powers before having inherited the mantle of “Oracle”, Grace is the easiest heroine in the series for me to relate to. While she’s not a wilting flower, she’s not some incredible, ancient, kick-butt action star either. Instead, she’s just a young woman who has been forced to put her life on hold to take care of her niece and nephew, try to pay the mortgage, grieve for her sister and brother-in-law, and still maintain the dignity and level of service required of the Oracle. She’s not perfect, and she doesn’t try to be, and I think that’s one of the reasons I loved her so much.In short, this was actually my favorite book of the series, and considering how I fangirled all over Dragon Bound, that should definitely tell you something. The chemistry between Khalil and Grace was absolutely wonderful, and both characters were beautifully developed on their own. While I think some readers may feel as though the main external conflict was not on as large a scale as those of the previous novels, but I personally felt that the “smaller” conflict fit well with these particular characters.An unbelievably solid 5/5 Stars, and recommended for old fans of the series and newcomers alike.

  • Magda
    2018-11-21 02:00

    AMAZING!!!!!!! After the disappointment of Serpent's Kiss, Thea Harrison has completely redeemed herself with this book. Kahlil & Grace's relationship was breathtakingly sweet. Watching it progress & grow from "protection" to love was a journey! I think my favorite part of romance books is experiencing new love with the characters. The butterflies in the stomach, the anticipation of the others arrival, the expectation of the first kiss. A talented author will enable you to feel these emotions with the characters & Harrison excelled at it with this book. I felt part of Kahlil & Grace's relationship. Apart from their romance, Grace & Kahlil are Kick Ass Characters. Grace's strength & perseverance & Kahlil's solidity wowed me. There came a time in the book where I feared Harrison might be falling into her formulaic pattern but suddenly ... BOOOOOM! The other shoe dropped & it was a thing of wonder! Now, for the story:(view spoiler)[1- Not a big deal but it rubs me the wrong way how Thea throws in "big" words. I'm not ashamed to admit I had to look up the word irascible. (Easily angered, in case you're wondering) Why did I look it up? The heroine, a 23 yr old is throwing this word around in everyday sentences. A bit much, IMO. 2- The reading for Dragos. I consider myself a very direct person. Whatever you have to say, give it to me as directly as you can. The prophecy/reading was poetic babble. I know this will play an integral role in subsequent books, but not understanding what it means drives me a little crazy.3- Healing the Djinn. This seemed like an easy out. The ghost of their past selves integrates itself into the newer, damaged Djinn. HOW? Their past self died because of pain/torture/experience? Not buying it.(hide spoiler)]So ... if you haven't read this series, please do. It's brilliant. Start with book #1 Dragon Bound, which was a 5 star read for me, as well.

  • ~Nichole~Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
    2018-11-08 02:53

    Audio version. Loved it. Can't say enough great things about this series. Perfect heroes.

  • Julia
    2018-11-18 04:47

    With any great series, it's hard for each news book to stand up to high expectations. Add to that a first book that has joined the ranks of "re-read favorites", and I was paralyzed with excitement and fear when I picked up ORACLE'S MOON. No one is more excited than I to find that no only did ORACLE'S MOON stand up to how much I enjoyed SERPENT'S KISS, it has joined DRAGON BOUND as a book that I know I'll be re-reading to enjoy again in the future. Grace and Khalil's relationship, as well as the sub-plot of Khalil's acclimation to a human family, are both charming and unique variations of the rescue-the-single-mom-and-her-moppets romance trope. Even better, Harrison explores the relationship between an immortal, infinitely powerful non-human and a young human woman in ways that were not only entertaining but also completely enjoyable as a romance. As difficult as it is to imagine, Khalil may actually give Dragos a run for the money as my favorite Elder Races hero. Not as alpha as that sexy dragon, Khalil shares a similar deadpan humor. Whether he's negotiating with a four year old or drunken college boys, he always had me cracking up. Couple that with being a one-man orgy (in one of the best written magical sex scenes I've ever read), or the description of him experiencing human flesh for the first time ever, and there is plenty of chemistry to balance the emotional richness of the story. I have a hard time judging how well ORACLE'S moon would stand up as a stand alone. The relationship between Grace and Khalil is completely accessible, however the backstory of how they met (and the context of Dragos, Rune, and Carling) may be difficult to pick up without at least reading SERPENT'S KISS. Do yourself a favor, however, and pick up this series at the beginning. Harrison blends romance with a robust mythology that few, if any paranormal romance series can match. Sexual Content: Several sex scenes. Read #2 (3/1/2012): It may be a warning sign if you read a book twice before it comes out... Or it's a really great sign. Khalil and Grace completely hold up for a second time around (I'm even more in love with Khalil, which I didn't think could be possible). The teaser chapter at the end has me all worked up in a frenzy for Elder Races #5, too. More Pia and Dragos, *squeeee*.Read #3 (1/27/14): I was on my way to read FALLING LIGHT, and somehow found myself re-reading ORACLE'S MOON instead. Disconnected from any of the other books in the series, I found the mentions of Carling and Dragos and portents a little distracting, still love Khalil to the high heavens.(12/15/16): This is the first time I've read ORACLE'S MOON since my kids were born. Coming back to this story with two toddlers in the house adds a whole different emotional layer to everything. I cried a lot more, for Chloe and Max, for Grace... and when Khalil rattled off everything a nine month old needed for a weekend trip, man, I *felt it*. Talk about a hero with a capital "H", I fell a little bit in love right then.

  • Kelly
    2018-11-03 08:50

    02/09/15 reread: Next to Dragon Bound, this is my other comfort read in this series. Something about how Grace's plight makes Khalil reexamine everything he thinks he knows gets to me. HARD. Yep, I still love this one like mad.2012:Standard disclaimer: I love this series. Seriously, I'm stupidly in love with every little piece of this world. I plan on fangirling so hard that I'm going to need oxygen before I get to the end of this review.Yeah. So. This book blew me away. I mean, for the love of small furry creatures, how much can one poor girl take before she cracks wide open and turns into a gibbering mess? Grace is holding on by her fingernails in the beginning and it got to me. She's floundering and she's trying her hardest to make ends meet while attempting to learn about this new power she's suddenly inherited and it's difficult to read about. On top of that, she's trying to understand the events that happened at the end of the 3rd book. I felt for her. I felt her exhaustion and her fear. She's shell-shocked and scared and she deals with it by trying to hold Khalil at arms length.Khalil, for his part, doesn't make things terribly easy on her at first. He makes some pretty big assumptions about her in the beginning and it takes a while for him to see that she really is doing the best that she can. Frankly, I loved that he was so endearingly clueless about humans. He does make an effort to learn, however, and that effort slowly wins Grace over.One of the things that I'm absolutely intrigued by with every book in this series is the worldbuilding. Simply put, it's fabulous. Each book adds a new layer to the existing mythology to deepen and enrich it. We've seen the structuring of the Wyr, the Dark Fae, the Vampires and now the Demonkind. This world is huge and faceted. I love the little glimpses we get of the different demesnes. I love learning more about the pieces that make up the whole. It's dark and sometimes brutal and I'm completely smitten with it.Overall, this was an absolutely outstanding addition to the series. Grace and Khalil complimented one another nicely and Grace's struggle with both her power and the mundane aspects of her life hooked me hard. I'm in awe of Thea Harrison's storytelling abilities.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • Felicia
    2018-11-21 02:54

    I mean, this is a 3 1/2 for me overall, but I enjoyed the hero so much and his malapropisms, that I bumped it up, haha. This is a continuation of a series that I read the first one in (and enjoyed in a really tongue-in-cheek way). We picked this as an alt in my Vaginal Fantasy book because it was "Djinn" month, and I really enjoyed it! The practical problems of an Oracle who's a single mother of two small children and has real financial problems could have been a bit lame, but I really bought into her real-life problems even when it seems improbable because of her gifts. I loved the hero/heroine's growth, and the ending was really fun, very "go get 'em!" I want to back up and read #2 and #3 now!

  • alicat ♡➹♡
    2018-11-12 03:03

    This book was really good! Khalil is an uber powerful alpha male, but he is also really not human at all. He's a force of nature, a Djinn. I love that beyond his first impression he never thinks of Grace as some lowly human. He opens himself to getting to know Grace once he decides to protect her niece and nephew. After observing her his interest is peaked by her fiery personality and power (which he can literally see). They have some funny conversations about how to behave around humans and what is considered socially acceptable. His POV is completely entertaining and just reinforces how different he is from the average human dude. My favorite is his conversation with Rune (the Wyr from the previous novel) about dating and how to dress casually. Grace is completely down on her luck - her sister and brother-in-law were recently killed in a tragic accident and she is left to care for their two kids and inherits the family Oracular power from her sister. She is struggling physically, emotionally, and financially to keep afloat and provide for her wards. While this all sounds depressing Grace has an amazingly good attitude and sense of humor. She works hard to change her circumstances and is a great match for Khalil. I thought the Oracular power was really interesting - I love how (view spoiler)[Grace was able to absorb it completely to avoid it moving to her niece, she sees it as a family curse in many ways (hide spoiler)].Also - the children are actually quite sweet and entertaining in this book without being unrealistic which is always refreshing.

  • T.J. Shaw
    2018-11-12 03:55

    4.5 stars!I didn’t realize a formless Djinn could be so sexy, but now that I do, I want one for my very own! I am truly a fan of this series. Ms. Harrison’s world building is so dynamic that I get caught up in it from the very first page. She also has a wonderful ability for writing such witty dialog that I can’t help but fall in love with the characters. The whole psychic connection between Khalil (sexy, arrogant Djinn hero) and Grace (sweet, smart, badass heroine) was fascinating to me. Their growing love for each other and devotion to the kids melted my heart.If you can’t tell, I really liked this one! Another great read in this series.

  • Sunny
    2018-10-26 07:47

    My high school math teacher told me that the words "indeed" and "splendid" were disappearing from the English language. Not if Thea Harrison has anything to say about it! INDEED, this book is the most erotic Elder Races yet! Holy smokes, and I'm not just talking about Kahlil. After the measured pacing of Serpent's Kiss, Ms. Harrison comes back in a rush. This book is charming (hey, how can it not be with two small children in the mix?) and Kahlil is endearing - a fish out of water who falls in love with a human. Grace is sweet and prickly. There are great layers in this book and I found it be a great read.

  • That Girl KL.
    2018-11-04 07:47

    5 stars This is my favorite book in the series so far!Wow. That was pretty-freakin-awesome. I could definitely see myself reading this again in the future.. it was that good!The characters were kickass. The sex was (wow) out of this world. The storyline was great even though there wasn't all that much action, the parts that were.. woah. So cool and intense!I love the Elder Race world. Its so incredibly intriguing. Im seriously devouring this series.. Gawsh. So goooood!On to the next one!

  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    2018-11-01 01:48

    5/5; 5 stars; A+This book is a fantastic example of a paranormal romance, with emphasis on the romance. I really enjoyed the way Khalil and Grace's characters were developed and how the story unfolded. I like how Harrison is not afraid to make a female character who seems like she might be weak and not very kick ass, but deep inside there lurks a mighty heroine. Grace was that heroine. Awesome.

  • Kathleen
    2018-11-01 01:58

    4.5 stars. Grace struggles to raise her dead sister's children. A wickedly hot Djinn "helps" a little. Good thing he's on the scene when danger stalks, but Grace finds that she's no victim. Girl power is a Louisville oracle. Tender. Sexy. Suspenseful. Sometimes funny. Loved it! Loved the children, too.

  • Ira
    2018-11-09 09:42

    4.5 stars!Very cute, a Djinn who is in love to two adorable kids and their aunty!:)

  • Melindeeloo
    2018-11-10 01:45

    Second read July 2014...I am not much of a re-reader, but my plans to savor this in audio fell prey to my greed - I was just going to read a few pages on my Kindle and before I knew it I'd gobbled the whole thing down. This may be my favorite Elder Races book. Oh well, maybe the third time will be the charm...Review from first read March 2012 ...Ancient and powerful Djinn prince Khalil has given his vow to protect the children in the care of the newly minted Oracle Grace and with all sorts of trouble stirring and the Oracle's Moon looming, Grace is going to need all the help she can get, and it might not be so bad to have a scary arrogant Djinn in her corner.There are so many things that I loved about this book. I loved the hero Khalil, who has had brief appearances in the last two books. Khalil is a really different kind of leading man, and even though he has a physical aspect for interacting with other races, in the beginning he was just so alien that I was really wondering how a relationship between a human and a being that was not exactly corporeal was going to work. And really did love Grace, and how she continues to surprise the ancient powerful being. And I liked her trying to balance wrestling with the supernatural with the struggles of the mundane daily life of being a single parent. Sometimes in paranormal romances I just don't get why an ancient immortal would be interested in a 20 something mortal but in Oracle's Moon Harrison does such a good job of developing Grace, the strength of her personality, and her own budding powers, that Khalil's fascination for her totally worked for me. And I just really liked the way that the connection is built gradually between Grace and Khalil, from their initially truce born out of their mutual concern for the children's safety, to the key moment marking the change in their relationship that brought tears to my eyes, and beyond. But wow, can't even express how amazing the first love scene between Grace and Khalil was. Since Khalil is so different from a bound in flesh being, it was intense, all encompassing, shattering and emotional. Just wow. But as amazing as that was, what I loved most of all was that when all is said and done, Khalil who started out so jaded and superior comes to appreciate that though humans are just fireflies in comparison to the Djinn's longevity humans, burn brightly and feel intensely since each of their moments count and that he plans on on treasuring every of those precious moments with Grace. And the icing on the cake for me was that it felt like Grace managed to acquire enough power to balance out their relationship judging by how she gets the upper hand with Khalil's uber powerful father.So, I loved Oracle's Moon and Grace and Khalil and it looks like Harrison has finally set some things in motion in the background of her series - there hadn't been a noticable series arc before - and I can't wait for Lords Fall.

  • Aly is so frigging bored
    2018-11-03 05:39

    OMG! Thea Harrison undid herself! She created such fun, well-written characters in this book(we have to have another one about them :D they have more to say). The great thing is that it didn't end as I feared, thank you gods! This will be one of the books that I'll love to re-read.Favorite quotes(there were more but I was to absorbed in the book to write them down :D): “Come over to the table. Sit with your aunt. I will clear away this mess and…I will achieve pancakes.”Grace’s lovely, tired face wobbled with what looked suspiciously like mirth, but she had been under so much stress he decided his first impression could not be correct. “You’ll achieve pancakes?”“I do not see why not,” he said.“Have you ever achieved them before?” she asked. A touch of liveliness came back into her vivid eyes, and they sparkled.“That question is irrelevant,” he told her, while his eyes narrowed in suspicion on her tired face. On a Djinn, her expression would definitely be laughter. “I will achieve pancakes now.”Grace turned to Chloe. “I’m the one who made the promise. Is it all right with you if Khalil cooks pancakes instead of me?”“Uh-huh,” Chloe said.[and what an achievement =)) you have to read the whole scene to understand it even better :D](view spoiler)[His physical form dissolved, and caught by surprise, she fell forward. Her nose squashed in the pillow he had been leaning against, and the hair at the back of her head whipped around as a cyclone rampaged her room. Cautiously she braced herself on one elbow and lifted her head to look around.She had never been very interested in knickknacks, and earlier her small jewelry box had traveled downstairs along with her dresser. That was probably a good thing, since her bedside clock, along with three somewhat dusty paperbacks and the lamp, crashed to the floor. The window curtains blew into knots, all the upstairs doors banged shut then blew open again, and the windows rattled.Somehow the lightbulb in the lamp hadn’t broken. The light shining from the floor threw elongated shadows over everything. The familiar surroundings looked ominous and strange.And he felt absolutely furious.Was he having his version of a shit fit?She sank back down on the pillows and put an arm over her head. She said to the cyclone, “I hope you know you’re picking everything up again and replacing anything you break.”He cursed, and the light flickered wildly as the lamp jerked off the floor and landed back on the bedside table. “You tell me that your sanity and your life might have been in danger, and I find this out days later?”Yep. Shit fit. She told him, “Stop yelling.” (hide spoiler)]She said, “Putting your foot down?”“I can have feet when I choose to.”[Khalil is so droll :))]