Winter's Moons

by Lise MacTague

When Cassidy Nolan agreed to take over as the Alpha for Chicago’s North Side werewolf pack, she knew she was in for a challenge. Four months later, and she’s wondering how things deteriorated so far so quickly. Her sister—the Hunter of Chicago, a genetically-engineered werewolf/vampire/demon slayer—has disappeared, and wolves from her pack are vanishing without a trace. Complicating matters is the lone wolf in town whose motivations Cassidy isn’t sure she trusts.

All Snow had planned was to check in on her brother’s old pack, to make sure they were doing all right and that she didn’t need to avenge him. The new Alpha might be floundering, but with some guidance, Snow thinks she could be a decent leader. Not one to stay too long in one place, she should already be heading out of town, but the Alpha’s plight and that of her pack have her sticking around a little longer.

Cassidy and Snow quickly realize that time is a luxury and they’re about to run out. Forces far greater than the North Side Pack are aligning against them. And when they go looking to forge outside alliances, they discover that those who would call themselves allies may not have their best interests at heart.

In the world of Five Moons Rising.



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Genre Paranormal
Length 298 pages
Publication Date December 15, 2022
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642474183
Editor Medora MacDougall
Cover Designer Kayla Mancuso



"Cassidy Nolan was introduced to readers as the reluctant werewolf who turned her back on her sister. I think it's safe to say that she's one of my more controversial characters, but she's held a special place in my heart. What can I say? I like complicated characters. Cassidy and I share a struggle with impostor syndrome, the kicker is that Cassidy isn't wrong. She's out of her depth, but she's gamely struggling to keep those who rely on her safe. All she needs is someone in her corner, and she finds that in Snow, the lone wolf who is so non-dominant that she doesn't fit in anywhere. I love these two together, and I appreciated the chance to not only redeem Cassidy but to introduce Snow, who is struggling to negotiate her way in a world that doesn't feel made with her in mind. These two have a lot to teach each other, and it was a pleasure to go along on that ride."

—Lise MacTague


The Lesbian Review
Lise MacTague’s writing is wonderfully descriptive, and the story is beautifully built up, allowing the reader to become immersed in the wolven world she has created.

Della B. - Winter’s Moons is part of the Five Moons Rising series, yet MacTague gives the reader enough background information to read this one as a stand-alone. I highly recommend you read Five Moons Rising though for the pure enjoyment factor.

This is definitely an all-important ‘build up’ novel. Three quarters of the story is strategically laying out the foundation for the action filled confrontation at the end and the exciting set up for the next novel in the series. I am caught, hook, line and sinker waiting for the next book to come out.

Henrietta B. - MacTague has delivered another gripping and gritty urban fantasy. …The author immerses the readers in the dark in between world of werewolves, distrusting alphas, other non-humans, possible conspiracies, growing despair and a glimmer of hope. I really liked the many unexpected twists and turns.

Patricia B. - Another great story from this author. …I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and family and I look forward to what's coming next from this author.

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