Tuesday, December 12, 2017

November Giveaway Winner


I was so wrapped up in SPELL FIRE's recent release, I forgot to post November's Giveaway winners!

So without further delay, the two winners of Amazon Gift Cards were...

Patricia Parsons

and

Beverley Justice

Congratulations, Ladies!


To enter December's Giveaway Contest, click HERE.  


 

One lucky winner will win an ebook copy of THE AMBER ELIXIR.


And one lucky winner will win this fun brooch.


May the Giveaway Gods smile upon you.

~Ariella

Friday, December 8, 2017

New Book Release!


Spell Fire

By Ariella Moon

Book 3, The Teen Wytche Saga 


Is Now Available on Amazon!


Can two people forge a future when their secret pasts collide?

As Christmas nears, 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 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?




Sunday, November 26, 2017

Meet Your Favorite Authors!

You are invited!

Please join Ariella Moon and 23 other authors
at the Palm Springs Writers Guild Book Fair.


Young Adult, adult, children's, fiction and non-fiction authors will be selling and autographing
their books at the ART IS gallery, upper floor, near Macy's.  11AM - 5 PM. November 30, 2017.

Featured books will include (while supplies last):





Monday, November 13, 2017

Autumn Books and Comfort Food


Fall has arrived in the southern California desert! With daytime temperatures dropping 30+ degrees to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, I can finally fire up the stove and concoct one of my favorite comfort foods, butternut squash soup.

I believe my now splotched recipe was originally cut out of an automobile insurance magazine, and contained no attribution. My changes/asides are in orange.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Ingredients
1 butternut squash (3 pound), peeled, cut into one inch pieces. I totally cheat and buy the squash already peeled and cut up. (54 ounces = 1 pound). You have permission to do likewise.
2 Granny Smith apples, seeded and cut into one inch cubes.
1 medium onion, diced.
1 carrot, sliced.
4 tablespoons butter.
1/2 cup white wine.
3 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock.
1/2 cup heavy cream.
1 teaspoon sea salt. (Add more to taste if you'd like.)
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
1/2 teaspoon red pepper. I use half that amount. You may like your soup more spicy.
7 thyme springs, leaves only.
1 bay leaf.
Fresh chives
Freshly grated nutmeg.

Directions
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large baking dish (I use a bowl then transfer the ingredients to 2 cookie sheets) toss the apples, butternut squash, carrot slices, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, sea salt, pepper, and thyme with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Roast uncovered for 30-45 minutes or until tender. (If your oven runs hot, check earlier than 30 minutes. Trust me, you don't want to end up with brown, blah soup!)

Heat 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low flame in a cast iron pot. (I just use my pasta boiling pot.)
Saute the diced onions with a pinch of sea salt until translucent. Add the wine and let it reduce by half. Add the roasted ingredients to the pot, together with the vegetable stock or chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and cook together for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf, and using a hand held blender, puree the soup until smooth. Add the cream and cook an additional 3 minutes.

Adjust the seasonings and then serve hot with a drizzle of cream, snipped chives, and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.

Enjoy your soup with friends, family, or a good book!

Happy Autumn!
~Ariella Moon





Thursday, November 9, 2017

October's Giveaway Winner is...

Congratulations to Linda George!

Linda won a kindle version of THE BELTANE ESCAPE, Book One, The Two Realms Trilogy.

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Lady Fenella, Thaness of Thorburn, has no idea her fate is shackled to a powerful sorceress. She believes Merlin and the Lady of the Lake are myths, Gran’s warnings about Fairy are superstition, and Fairy was invented to make children behave. But a spell cast forward to sixteenth century Scotland finds Fenella and leads to her being branded, stolen, and betrothed. Traumatized and separated from her clan, the Highland heiress finds an unexpected ally in her kidnapper’s son. But their fragile romance is tested when the Lady of the Lake lures Fenella’s cousin into Fairy. Fenella has seconds to decide. Should she remain with Edward, or should she dive into Fairy to rescue her beloved cousin, endangering her clan, and abandoning Edward to his ruthless father?

To enter the November Giveaway, where two winners will receive a $5.00 Amazon Gift Certificate, click here.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kindle and Other Giveaways!



Please join me and your favorite authors at the Writerspace Halloween Mash tonightOctober 29th from 8pm ET to 11pm ET. We’ll be chatting and giving away Kindles, autographed books, gift cards and more. You don't have to be present to win, but you must be registered. To register, and for details on all participating authors and prizes, visit http://www.writerspace.com/halloween-party/


I will be joining the chat from 10:30 - 11:00 Eastern Time and awarding a $10.00 Amazon Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Join Tonight's Chat with Ariella Moon!


Ariella Moon Chat

Thursday 10/26
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

Ariella Moon
The Amber Elixir
Buy Now
      

Ariella will be giving away one ebook copy and one signed paperback copy (with vintage cover) of her Halloween Young Adult romance, SPELL CHECK during the chat!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blog Post Swap With Sherry Ewing

I am excited to be today's featured guest on Sherry Ewing's beautiful blog! 


Thank you Sherry for placing the spotlight on THE AMBER ELIXIR.


A New Release from Sherry Ewing and the Bluestocking Belles


One of my favorite medieval romance authors, Sherry Ewing, returns to the spotlight with 
"The Piper's Lady" in NEVER TOO LATE: A Bluestocking Belles Collection.




Heat Rating: PG

Blurb:

True love binds them. Deceit divides them. Will they choose love? 

Coira Easton spent her youth traveling with her grandfather. Now well past the age men prefer when they choose a wife, she has resigned herself to remain a maiden. But everything changes once she arrives at Berwyck Castle. She cannot resist a dashing knight who runs to her rescue, but would he give her a second look?

Garrick of Clan MacLaren can hold his own with the trained Knights of Berwyck, but as the clan’s piper they would rather he play his instruments to entertain them—or lead them into battle—than to fight with a sword upon the lists. Only when he sees a lady across the training field and his heart sings for the first time does he begin to wish to be something he is not.

Will a simple misunderstanding between them threaten what they have found in one another or will they at last let love into their hearts?







Excerpt: 

“You saved me,” she whispered in a shaky tone. “You are truly a gallant knight to rescue me. Your liege lord must value you as one of his warriors.”
Warrior? Him? He opened his mouth to correct her assumption but could not find the words. He knew she would think less of him if she but knew he was only the clan’s piper.
“Are ye harmed?” he murmured, still holding the pleasing womanly curves of the lady who had not yet moved from atop him. Her brow rose, and Garrick inwardly cursed knowing there was no way to hide his Scottish accent.
“Nay, but only because of your ability to move so quickly. Thank you, Sir…” She left her sentence linger in the air between them.
“Garrick,” he answered, giving her his name, “of Clan MacLaren.”
“My thanks, Sir Garrick,” she replied with a kind smile.
They seemed to come to the realization the lists had become eerily silent with the exception of one person running in their direction.
“Get your hands off her!” a voice bellowed.
Before either of them could move, the woman was ripped from his arms, and Garrick saw her enveloped in the fierce embrace of Morgan. Her arms wrapped around his neck, and Garrick could not help the feeling of jealousy assaulting his emotions and tugging at his heartstrings.
“Coira! By St. Michael’s Wings you gave me such a fright, woman,” Morgan scolded in concern. Setting her down upon her feet, he proceeded to clasp both her cheeks afore placing kisses on each.

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Character Bio: Garrick of Clan MacLaren

Garrick of Clan MacLaren has played his instruments to entertain the inhabitants of Berwyck Castle since he was a wee lad. Unknown to the knights who serve the Devil's Dragon, master of the castle, and who heckle him upon the lists, he has spent late hours secretly practicing with sword in hand to one day prove his worth.

Character Bio: Lady Coira Easton

Lady Coira Easton has spent many a year traveling with her grandfather ’til the time of his passing. Now, well past marriageable age, she finds herself the ward of her powerful cousin, the Devil's Dragon. He will determine her future husband, and will look no lower than a knight. Considering Coira's age, a nunnery might be her only option.



Bio:

Sherry Ewing picked up her first historical romance when she was a teenager and has been hooked ever since. A bestselling author, she writes historical & time travel romances to awaken the soul one heart at a time. Always wanting to write a novel but busy raising her children, she finally took the plunge in 2008 and wrote her first Regency. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Beau Monde & the Bluestocking Belles. Sherry is currently working on her next novel and when not writing, she can be found in the San Francisco area at her day job as an Information Technology Specialist. You can learn more about Sherry and her published work at www.SherryEwing.com.

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