Monday, July 21, 2014

Win a Free Young Adult book during the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop!

Celebrate Christmas in July with a Free ebook Copy of 

Spell Fire, Book #3, The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon

Here in the California desert, July temperatures can reach over 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 Celsius). So who wouldn't want to escape into a Christmas book? I'll be giving away one ebook copy of Spell Fire, a sweet, Young Adult paranormal romance.

A dragon wants to be her new BFF.
There is something her boyfriend isn’t telling her.
And no one will explain the hissing spell book.

Second worst Christmas EVER! 

High school sophomore Ainslie Avalon-Bennett works hard to hide her Crazy Girl past. But as long as her best friend’s disappearance remains unsolved, she can’t shake the depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder that once landed her in a mental ward. Then she meets Thor Grael, a teen dragon shaman who spikes her pulse and calms her OCD.  But will Ainslie lose him once he discovers her past? Or will Thor’s deadly secret be their undoing?

USA Today chose the Spell Fire Book trailer as a "Must-see"!


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Friday, July 18, 2014

USA Today Picks Spell Fire as a Must-See Video

Robin Covington, special to USA Today, picked the trailer for Spell Fire as a featured, "Must-see" video. I'm so glad the trailer (Videos by O) made Robin "giggle in all the right places."

Opal Campbell of Videos by O and I exchanged many late-night emails as we collaborated on the making of the trailer. Opal is awesome to work with!
Here's the link to the USA Today review and the trailer. Enjoy!

Thank you Robin Covington for your wonderful review!

And special thanks to Barbara Millman Cole who devised one of the lines in the Spell Fire book blurb/trailer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spell Struck: Sweet Teen Fiction

The Teen Wytche Saga skewed a little edgier last July when Astraea Press released Spell Struck, Book #2 in my Young Adult paranormal romance series. The story alternates between the point of view of Salem, a high school goth outcast and Aidan…

As a child, Aidan thought he was being rescued, not abducted. Now fifteen and homeless, he realizes he was taken because of his Gypsy blood. His kidnappers believe he’ll lead them to the Grey Grimoire, a valuable gypsy spell book. Madness. The book doesn’t even exist.

Or does it?

Salem is charged with fixing a half-destroyed spell book, her last hope for saving her sister. Amy attempted suicide and the meds aren’t helping. Maybe a powerful Get Well Spell will cure her.

Aidan’s kidnappers will kill to attain the Grey Grimoire. But if he destroys it, Salem will hate him. Either way, he loses. Again.

Aidan lowered his hand. His finger pressed against my skin, shooting a delicious tingle up my arm. When I didn’t move away, he hooked his finger over mine. My breath caught. We stayed, frozen, hyper-focused, for what seemed like three lifetimes. Then Aidan trailed his fingertips across the back of my hand. The soundtrack, popcorn smells, and theater audience melted into the background. The world narrowed down to the unspoken grief and need entangled in Aidan’s touch.
I rotated my hand so my palm faced upward. Aidan hesitated. Our gazes locked in the flickering light. The spell link humming between us lit up like blue lightning. At least I think it was the spell link. Aidan plunged his fingers between mine. Our palms pressed together, igniting a current. Air shuddered from my lungs. Magic rippled from us in successive waves.
My heart stuttered. My breath ceased. Every cell within me vibrated. Troops of fairies or dragonflies took flight in my lower abdomen. It’s possible blue lightning shot from my boots.
Good thing I wasn’t holding the popcorn.

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