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Barkside of the Moon Series by @reneegeorge2008 #Murder #Mystery #Romance #Series #BlogTour

Fall in love with Lily Mason, the shifter who only wants to live as a human, and her pit bull Smooshie, a rescue dog who has a nose for murder, as they solve crimes.

My Review:
I read all three of these delightful, paranormal murder mystery romances over the course of a weekend and have to say that I loved them all! It was mainly a case of having read the first one I really wanted to know what happened next and carried on until I’d read all three – thank goodness for a relaxing, sunny weekend with time to read them all without life getting in the way too often.
Lily Mason is a cougar-shifter who, following the murder of her brother, has left her home town to move to Moonrise, Missouri where her Uncle lives, planning to live as a human rather than a shifter. On her arrival there, her aged but beloved vehicle breaks down and she would have been knocked down by a car if not for the actions of a pit bull who she names Smooshie. Smooshie is one of the dogs from the Pit Bull Rescue centre run by Parker Knowles and Parker offers her a job at the centre and a room over his garage whilst she is awaiting her vehicle being repaired and deciding what to do next. These three – together with Elvis, Parker’s pit bull crossed with a great dane – are the main characters in all three stories.
In each story, Lily inadvertently discovers someone who has been murdered and can’t resist trying to discover who the killer is. This puts her right into the firing line as far as the perpetrators are concerned and she needs Smooshie and her developing group of friends to help keep her safe and to solve the mysteries as they evolve. The stories all had me grinning at some of the antics. Smooshie is a delightful side-kick and an integral part of the investigations. I enjoyed how Lily’s relationship with different members of the community develop through the stories and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.
I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into these stories and have no hesitation in highly recommending them to anyone who enjoys suspense filled murder mysteries with humour and a paranormal twist!
I requested and was given e-copies of these books which I have chosen to read and review. This review is my honest opinion after reading and enjoying all three stories.

Pit Perfect Murder (Book 1)


When cougar-shifter Lily Mason moves to Moonrise, Missouri, she wishes for only three things from the town and its human population. . . to find a job, to find a place to live, and to live as a human, not a therianthrope.

Lily gets more than she bargains for when a rescue pit bull named Smooshie rescues her from an oncoming car, and it’s love at first sight. Thanks to Smooshie, Lily’s first two wishes are granted by Parker Knowles, the owner of the Pit Bull Rescue center, who offers her a job at the shelter and the room over his garage for rent.

Lily’s new life as an integrator is threatened when Smooshie finds Katherine Kapersky, the local church choir leader and head of the town council, dead in the field behind the rescue center. Unfortunately, there are more suspects than mourners for the elderly town leader. Can Lily keep her less-than-human status under wraps? Or will the killer, who has pulled off a nearly Pit Perfect murder, expose her to keep Lily and her dog from digging up the truth?

Fall in love with Lily Mason, the shifter who only wants to live as a human, and her pit bull Smooshie, a rescue dog who in the end may be the one doing the rescuing!

Pit Perfect Murder, Book 1 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is an exciting tale of mystery and suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. A clean read full of humor and small town charm.


Murder & The Money Pit (Book 2)


Shifter Lily Mason and her pit bull Smooshie are once again on the trail of a murderer and this time close to home!

Sometimes, trying to be part of the human world can be a real killer. . . Cougar-shifter Lily Mason is ready to put down roots in the human town of Moonrise, Missouri. She only has two problems: her attraction and proximity to Parker Knowles, her boss at the Pit Bull Rescue Shelter, and her need to shift into animal form more than once a month.

When she gets the opportunity to buy a “fixer-upper” outside of Moonrise with plenty of room to get wild without running into easily freaked-out humans, Lily jumps at the chance. Smooshie, Lily’s lovable pit bull and partner in chaos, is eager to participate with the home improvements. Unfortunately, Smooshie’s help includes digging out a mummified body from the living room wall.

Lily is still recovering from the last murder investigation she got involved in–and she’s not looking forward to being in the middle of another one. The case gets even stickier when Lily’s landlord is murdered, rumors of a heist gone wrong run rampant, and Parker’s old high school buddies have returned to Moonrise, thus increasing the suspect pool. Lily’s attempts to become a bona fide citizen of Moonrise might well be thwarted by this newest complication–especially when the murderer sets sights on her.

Murder & The Money Pit, Book 2 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is a gripping murder mystery that keeps you guessing from beginning to end!



The Pit List Murder (Book 3)
(New Release)


Lily Mason and her adorable pittie Smooshie both have a nose for murder, but this is one cougar-shifter who would give her left paw to never find another dead body. All she wants is to enjoy a simple life in her new town, her fixer-upper house, while working a job she loves. Besides, the mystery of whether Parker Knowles, her boss at the rescue shelter, will or won’t finally ask her out gives Lily plenty to keep her guessing.

But when an abandoned pit bull puppy leads Lily and Smooshie to the corpse of a local Lothario, she is once again drawn into the seedier side of small town living. Even though she’s warned off the case by the local sheriff, Lily is determined to find the killer. It doesn’t help matters that more nasty notes are showing up around town, making Lily wonder if the two things are connected.

Lily and Smooshie need to crack the case of the dead Don Juan, while navigating what it means to live in an all human town, before the secrets of the people she cares for are exposed.

The PIt List Murders, Book 3 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is a gripping murder mystery that keeps you guessing from beginning to end!


Amazon Series page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079YX16CQ/

About Renee George:

USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird. Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.

When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she is preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to those sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!)

She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.

Author note: 10% of all royalties are donated to http://www.mopitbullrescue.org. Proud to be a Bully Hero. If you can’t adopt or foster, donating to help help no-kill rescue centers take care of these lovable furbabies is next best!

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3 comments on “Barkside of the Moon Series by @reneegeorge2008 #Murder #Mystery #Romance #Series #BlogTour

  1. bookwormscornerblogspot
    June 25, 2018

    I want them all! I had never heard of these before thanks for putting them on my radar. 🙂


    • bicted
      June 29, 2018

      I hadn’t heard of them before, either, but am so happy to have discovered another great author! Hope you get to read them and enjoy them, too.


  2. Carrie
    June 25, 2018

    At first glance I thought these were children’s books until I noticed “murder”. And I’m used to cutesy cozy covers. LOL


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