Indiewritersreview Book Review of Under The Desert Moon by Emma Meade

Hello everyone…today I wanted to share my review of an awesome soon to be released YA title called Under The Desert Moon by Emma Meade! I received an ARC(Advanced Reader’s Copy:) of the book…

So check it out:)…

17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona.  When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever. Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show.  He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible?  Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?


Author of Nights Sighs and coming soon, Under the Desert Moon.
Emma Meade writes paranormal fiction.
She lives in rainy Ireland and loves all things supernatural including: vampires, slayers, witches, ghosts, aliens & shadow men (or at least the youngest of the shadow men), and regular people who live extraordinary lives (think Slayerettes and you’re on the right track). One of her favourite authors is L.J. Smith and Stephen King’s The Stand is one of her most loved books. Books, dvds & tv show boxsets take up lots of space in her home and she collects all the Point Horror books she can get her hands on.
She is not ashamed to admit that Dirty Dancing and Twilight make her top ten movie list but wishes to point out that The Last of the Mohicans, Reality Bites, Dead Poets Society, Stand by Me and The Goonies are in there too.
Writing supernatural short stories, watching marathon re-runs of Buffy and attempting to complete novels are some of her favourite ways of escaping reality.

My Review Summary

Under The Desert Moon is about seventeen year old Erin ,a young girl dreaming of leaving her small home town of Copperfield; the place where Erin was born and lives, is a tight-knit community, where everyone pretty much knows everyone else, each day is the same, bringing no diversity, change or excitement. Erin dreams of when she and her brother Nick are able to escape, not only the town but the household of their alcoholic father.

But things soon change, when a film crew comes to Copperfield, and with it, the mysterious James Linkin. Incredibly hot, designated to become a big name after the release of this film, Erin becomes intrigued by the handsome actor. After Erin gets a part-time job with the film crew as a photographer, she notices several odd things regarding the leading actor, such as his weird schedule,(he is never seen during the day), and the nagging feeling that she has seen him somewhere before. The doubts begin to overtake Erin and she decides to investigate and discover who the “real” James Linkin is; soon the trail leads her to old footage of a television show, that had been off air for at least fifty years, and in it was James Linkin!

Erin discovers that she isn’t the only curious about James Linkin and there others who want to expose the one Erin comes to love; also add in the element of Jame’s crazy maker, Carla and the stakes are risen…


Under The Desert Moon, was a fun, draw you in, wrap you up read! I enjoyed the thrill of being immersed in the flowering relationship between Erin and James; I was on pins and as James identity was on the brink of discovery, and the passion of the two floored me…I was impressed by the decision of Erin’s to discover who she was individually first, even though she didn’t deny the life changing attraction to James…this was a twist on the typical love takes all in most vampire stories!

Under The Desert Moon was an extremely well written read with something for everyone; the story included murder, passion, action and self discovery. I had previously read Author Emma Meade’s Night Sigh’s and was floored with the writing and passionate tale of the characters in that story,and I couldn’t wait for further work from Ms. Meade; with Under The Desert Moon, I was NOT disappointed! It was worth the wait:)

I will most definitely look for future works from this author!

Also cool cover!


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