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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Aww" Endings and Big Giveaways!

Do you sigh at the end of a good romance book? I often do. As a writer, the challenge is to create satisfying endings. Sometimes, I like to surprise the reader with a fun twist, like I did at the end of THE BELTANE ESCAPE.

But for The Teen Wytche Saga, my series of sweet Young Adult romances, I definitely aim for a big AWW moment. Discover how I tested the ending for SPELL CHECK, Book #1, The Teen Wytche Saga in my blog "Creating Aww Moments at Love Romance Reads. While there, click on "For Readers" for a chance to win amazing prizes through June 13, including an autographed copy of SPELL CHECK.

Love Romance Reads

Grand Opening Bash Giveaways!

The Grand Giveaway of a Kindle Fire 8 with case or a $100 Amazon Gift Card (winner's choice) runs from June 7th until June 21st!

During the Grand Opening Bash, all author giveaways run for 24 hours, beginning at midnight, San Francisco time. Enter as many as you like and please share for more chances to win! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spell For Sophia Release Day!

Spell For Sophia re-releases today with a fabulous new cover by AM Designs.
Read it on Kindle Unlimited or purchase it for $2.99 on Amazon.

Deceived and kidnapped by her outlaw bio-parents, Sophia Perez-Hidalgoresorts to thievery and arson to escape. Then Fate delivers her into the arms of Shiloh Breaux Martine and his grand-mèrea voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou. Now Sophia’s survival depends on her mastering magic and the supernatural.

Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll time travel through New Orleans’s dangerous past and risk his bright future to protect her. 

Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.

The Teen Wytche Saga
A spell book charged with aiding true love morphs into a new type of magic 
with each girl who possesses it.

New to the Teen Wytche Saga?
Learn more here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Writing Young Adult Fiction: A Chance to Do-Over High School

“You can tell what age an author got stuck in by what genre he or she writes.”

I think it was Lin Oliver who, years ago, said the above quote, right after she had introduced an author who had skateboarded up to the podium at a Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference. I remember thinking at the time, Uh oh. Then I’m still reliving high school!

The Do-Over Aspect
Although my teen years are but tiny specs in the rearview mirror, I love reading and writing Young Adult fiction. Maybe it is the Do-Over fantasy aspect. YA stories allow readers to recapture the deep emotions they felt in high school. Friendships, betrayals, first love, peer pressure — the highs and lows play out on the page. Adding paranormal elements — dragons, demons, witches, vampires, werewolves, gods and goddesses, amps up the stakes. Those who thought high school was tough, can read a paranormal YA and think, at least the Mean Girls at my school weren’t vampires.

Paranormal YA stories intoxicate with What if? I was well into adulthood before I became a shaman. But what if I could have commanded shamanic skills in high school? Would I have misused my magic? It would have been tempting to use spirit flight to spy on my secret crush. My high moral code might have justified my placing a binding spell on a bully, instead of placing a protection spell on myself. Then who would have had the karmic lesson to work on?

Maybe I am stuck in my teen years. Maybe the Teen Wytche Saga is my Do Over. Luckily, the company is interesting and there is always hope that Love and Good will triumph. How about you? Why do you love reading YA?

Copyright 2018 Ariella Moon
Adapted from"My Fascination With YA Fiction" by Ariella Moon, published on 12/9/13 as a guest post on Fly High Blog.

Monday, May 14, 2018

New Young Adult Mermaid Series by Denver Evans!

Do you love mermaid stories? 
Shallows by Denver Evans has an intriguing premise. The first book in a new series, you can read it for free on Kindle Unlimited, on purchase it for $0.99 on Amazon.

A luminescent mermaid. A bookish inventor. A terrible truth.

The sea isn't safe. Only the bravest and strongest become sailors. Luminescent mermaids roam the depths and the shallows, mouthing words no one can hear, never surfacing.
Raised all his life in an island fishing village, bookish Emerson Kadwell has always been warned away from the shore. But an infant memory of a song and the lapping of waves continually draw him.
When Emerson finds a mermaid stranded in an isolated part of the shoreline, the truth about his past and hers will change his world forever.
A luminescent mermaid. A bookish inventor. A terrible truth.

Shallows is a clean YA fantasy novel with elements of paranormal and romance. It is the first in a series.

About Denver Evans
Denver is a fun-sized person who dislikes talking about herself in third person. (Feels pretentious, ya know?) She lives with her handsome hubby and an army of small gnomes that look suspiciously like the two of them combined. She spends her days desperate to write a good story without too many dumb typos.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Palm Springs Book Signing!

Bring Mom to Meet the Authors

Join Fantasy, Poetry, and Inspirational Authors

Ariella Moon
D. Marie Fitzgerald

Saturday May 12, 2018
(The day before Mother's Day)
2-4 PM
Ristretto@The Five Hundred
Palm Springs, CA

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Book Release!

Spell For Sophia Available Now For Pre-order!

Spell For Sophia by Ariella Moon, Book 4, The Teen Wytche Saga
 has just been re-released for pre-orders on Amazon. Official re-release will be May 22nd.
 Read it on Kindle Unlimited, or buy the e-book for $2.99.

Deceived and kidnapped by her outlaw bio-parents, Sophia Perez-Hidalgo resorts to thievery and arson to escape. Then Fate delivers her into the arms of Shiloh Breaux Martine and his grand-mèrea voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou. Now Sophia’s survival depends on her mastering magic and the supernatural.

Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.

Copyright 2018 Ariella Moon

Radio Interview and Book Giveaway!

My first radio interview!

This Sunday, 11:15 am on the "Traveling With Francoise" show.

Money Radio 1200 AM & the “NEW” 100.9 FM

One lucky listener will win an autographed copy of SPELL FIRE, Book 3, The Teen Wytche Saga.