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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

"What Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters"

Announcing a New Writing Lab!

"What Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters"

Thursday, July 23, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM PDT on Zoom

$45. for members of the Palm Springs Writers Guild

$90. for nonmembers

I am super excited to teach
"What Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters."

Well-written screenplays contain concise, innovative writing that reveals character through dialogue and action, grounds the viewer in a particular setting, and moves the story forward with dynamic scenes. In this interactive boot camp, we will delve into seven techniques of visual storytelling. We will also examine and discuss the opening scenes of a few illustrative screenplays as a launch pad to improving our own writing. Attendees should have a printed copy of the first chapter of their manuscript on hand for reference during the writing lab.
Location: Zoom online
To Register: Writing Lab
Be ready to learn cinematic techniques that will enhance your writing!

~Ariella Moon

Monday, June 1, 2020

Cat Consultants Hired!

Meet the newest members of the Ariella Moon team!

I love research!

When writing about horses in New Orleans for SPELL FOR SOPHIA, I contacted horse and dog expert, Lisa Gillett, for her insights on horse behavior. I had ridden horses before, which gave me some insider knowledge, but it had been awhile since I had been in the saddle.

Horses I know - somewhat.
Cats, however, are a complete mystery.

What I need as I work on the third book in the Two Realms Trilogy, is a Cat Consultant. One of my fabulous Beta Readers, Kenzi, and her cat Carlos, stepped up. It helps that Kenzi was with me in Iona, Scotland when we encountered the inspiration for the magical cat you'll meet in the upcoming second and third books in the Two Realms Trilogy. I can't wait for Kenzi and Carlos's input!

In the meantime:

Book 1, THE BELTANE ESCAPE is available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback.

“Ms. Moon creates a magical world and a complex cast of characters that leap right off the page!” InD’tale Magazine, Crowned Heart for Excellence review.

Book 1.2,  THE AMBER ELIXER, the Two Realms companion novella, is on a 
Kindle 99 cents sale May 30-June 6, 2020
Or read for free with Kindle Unlimited. Also available in paperback.

About the Amber Elixir:

The Queen of Fairy needs the Amber Elixir to conceal a murder. Morgan le Fay needs the Amber Elixir to keep King Arthur alive.

Only one will succeed.

99 cents sale May 30 – June 6.    AMAZON
Available in paperback, or read for free on Kindle Unlimited.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

.99 Cents Book Sale!

The Amber Elixir 

By Ariella Moon

Kindle 99 Cents Sale     May 30- June 6, 2020

In the Amber Elixir, an Arthurian tale of magic, fairies, shape-shifters, and the quest to win back a forbidden love, readers will meet the Lady of the Lake and Merlin as they have never seen them before, young, impulsive, competitive, and jealous.

Also available in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Countdown to Kindle ebook 99 cents sale

What if Merlin and the Lady of the Lake were powerful, 
headstrong youths who each loved someone beyond their reach?

The Amber Elixir
99 cents Kindle ebook sale
May 30-June 6, 2020

Oh, the people (and fairies, shape-shifters, and a certain famous wizard) you will meet during the countdown to my kindle book sale! First up: the New Lady of the Lake. #ArthurianLegends

Dragonflies always reminded me of fairies so I wondered, what if evil fairies shape-shifted into dragonflies? Now I think of Queen Mab whenever I see a golden dragonfly.

THE AMBER ELIXIR Kindle 99 cents May 30-June 6.

Have you ever made a choice that cost you a friend or a love? 

The Amber Elixir countdown to Kindle 99 cents sale. May 30-June 

I imagine young Merlin as having Sherlock Holme's brains, the impatience some super-smart people have for those less quick (You know who you are!), and the vengefulness of one frustrated by unrequited love and unable to detach. 

The Amber Elixir 99 cents Kindle ebook sale. May 30-June 6.

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Beltane Escape Kindle 99 cents sale!

Beltane blessings!

On May Eve, Druids lit the Bel fires (bright fires, balefires) for luck and protection. Witches jumped the flames to fortify the protection spells. Cattle were driven between the balefires to safeguard the herd. Couples spent the night in the woods “A-Maying.” Married couples cavorted as well. They were allowed to remove their wedding rings, and for the night were free of the restrictions of marriage.

I imagine your May Day - Beltane - is a little less exciting this year. I know mine is! So, to help you transport back to medieval Scotland and Fairy, and plunge you into a kidnapping and budding love triangle (PG rated), I have placed The Beltane Escape on a Kindle Countdown.

May 1 -May 8, 2020

by Ariella Moon

Kindle Countdown

Happy reading! I will see you next May 1 at the Maypole!
~Ariella Moon

Thursday, March 19, 2020

New on Kindle Unlimited

With so many of us having to shelter in place, I decided for the first time to place The Beltane Escape and The Amber Elixir in Kindle Unlimited. The Amber Elixir contains spoilers, so read The Beltane Escape first!

What better time to escape into Medieval Scotland and Fairy, and dive into an Arthurian romance set on Avalon?

The Beltane Escape Review
"A fantastic, high paced read that grips you right from the beginning! Ariella Moon has such a great magical imagination, and it shows in her tale of a fantastical past. If you like Brave mixed with Arthurian legend, this is your next read for sure!"  Freddie, Amazon 5 star review

The Amber Elixir Review

"Ariella Moon has done a great job of weaving classic Arthurian elements and her own imaginings into this novella. It's a really interesting blend of fantasy elements at play and I loved learning more as I read.

I think fans of classic fantasy novels will love the world we get here. It's very complex and rich and completely captivates you." 

                           SERIESousBook Reviews

Both books are also available in paperback. Amazon    Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Kindle E-book Sale

Did you receive a new Kindle for the holidays? Awesome!
Now you can read the entire Teen Witch Saga on Kindle Unlimited. Or, from December 25-3, 2019, you can purchase Book #1, SPELL CHECK for $0.99.

Happy reading!