#ThrowbackThursday - Death of the Moon (Secrets of the Moon #1) by S.A. Pavlik [+ SURPRISE]


Today's #ThrowbackThursday features S.A. Pavlik's Death of the Moon, book one of their Secrets of the Moon series. And don't forget to check out the bonus blurb at the end of this entry for her latest!

From the Blurb:

A werewolf with secrets.

Alec Channing has lived a long life, and he’s just going through the motions, lost in his troubled past,
until fellow werewolves and shifters start dying around him. An increase in werewolf attacks only
adds to Alec’s problems. As his past closes in, his only hope lies in one man—an unaware human
whose vanilla and spice scent and easygoing attitude draw Alec in. However, Alec can’t help but
worry about what will happen when that man uncovers the truth about Alec’s preternatural world.
A homicide detective who is out of his depth.

Detective Damien O’Connor joined the Columbus Police Department to bring closure to victims and
their families—closure that he never got for himself. But when none of the evidence adds up for
what should be a routine death investigation, he’s floundering. As the bodies continue to pile up, the
sweet man who has caught Damien’s eye is at the center of the storm. When closely guarded secrets
start to emerge, can Damien reconcile himself to an entirely new reality—and solve the case that
might also save the man he’s come to care for?

Death of the Moon is Book One of the Secrets of the Moon trilogy, an 84k-word M/M, paranormal
crime/mystery romance, with an HFN ending. While there is a complete story arc in this book, there
are plot threads that will carry on throughout the trilogy. There is language and explicit intimate
scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Warnings: MC with PTSD, past torture implied
through flashbacks, dealing with grief.


Their meal arrived, and Alec fought not to fidget. He’d been so caught up in his own head earlier that he hadn’t realized Damien had let Deci put in the order for all four burgers. Alec was starving, though. Werewolf metabolism burned through calories at a ridiculous rate, and he expended more energy than most.

This time, the silence they fell into felt comfortable as each of them dove into their meals.

Alec’s face burned again when Damien offered to pay for dinner. Unsure how to turn down the offer—Alec was the one who’d invited the other man to eat with him, after all—he just went with it. This was an entirely unfamiliar experience for him. Ari hadn’t been joking when she’d told Collin that Alec had no love life. Hell, he had no dating life. He was too afraid of opening himself up that way after the last few times and dating in public like this hadn’t been possible back in the thirties.

The few partners he’d had in his long life had left for one reason or another. They often grew frustrated and impatient with his hang-ups, among other things. But Damien made him want to try again.


When Damien rose to head home, Alec stopped him before he knew what he was doing. Words tumbled unbidden out of his mouth. “Wait, before you go, why don’t you text me, so I have your number? I—I really enjoyed this and wouldn’t mind doing it again.”

Why had he asked that?

But now that the question was out there, Alec couldn’t take it back. He didn’t want to.

Heat rose to Alec’s cheeks, but he rattled off his cell number before he could lose his nerve and held his breath, chewing on his bottom lip. When the phone buzzed in his pocket with the pattern of an unknown number, he sighed in relief.

Damien left after shooting Alec a teasing, “Don’t worry, sweetheart. I’d love to see you again.”

Bonus Content - Silence of the Moon Blurb:

 A werewolf in mourning. 

Alec Channing has been through enough trauma to bring any ordinary person to their knees, but
recent events might be the final straw that breaks him. Especially when he discovers he’s lost not
just the only constant in his life but something far greater. Meanwhile, a sinister plot is brewing that
threatens not only him but the entire preternatural world. But he isn’t alone. Can the man he may
be ready to love help him pick up the pieces in time?

A homicide detective with more questions than answers.

Detective Damien O’Connor of the Columbus Police Department has seen things his colleagues
could only imagine. He’s directly responsible for the loss that sends his werewolf lover hurtling
toward the breaking point. While the man he’s come to love is suffering, a new case lands in his lap
that leaves him questioning everything and losing more than he’d bargained for. But sometimes
moving forward means stepping back and letting others shoulder the burden for a while. Can he
and his team solve the case before he finds himself without a home to return to?

Silence of the Moon is Book Two of the Secrets of the Moon trilogy, an 112k-word M/M,
paranormal crime/mystery romance, with a solid HFN ending. This book is NOT A STANDALONE
and contains heavy spoilers for Death of the Moon. While there is a complete story arc in this book,
there are plot threads ending on a soft cliffhanger that concludes in the last installment of the trilogy. There is language and explicit intimate scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
Warnings: MC with PTSD, past torture implied, dealing with grief and self-doubt. 


Death of the Moon is currently available on Amazon and as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can follow it up immediately with Silence of the Moon, released today, also available through Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.