Young Adult Book Launch!

I am pleased to announce the re-release of Spell For Sophia, Book 4,

the Teen Wytche Saga.


Spell For Sophia if the fourth book in the Teen Wytche Saga, Ariella Moon’s series of contemporary, paranormal, Young Adult romances. In the saga, a spell book charged with aiding true love morphs into a new type of magic with each girl who possesses it.


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-mère, a 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.

Read now on Kindle Unlimited, or purchase $2.99 on Amazon.


“What is it?” Evie screamed. She backed away, not waiting for an answer. I knew from her blank expression she couldn’t see the apparition. Yemaya glanced over her shoulder and definitely saw it. She curved in on herself and ducked away from the ghost. At least I thought it was a ghost. Do ghosts drip and wear vintage seventies clothing?

Aidan dismounted his chair and stood. Salem pushed away from the table and stood beside him. If her hands hadn’t been empty, I would have sworn she was poised for a wand fight.

“Ainslie?” Aidan’s arms were raised at chest level, palms facing the floor. His hands were rigid. He appeared tensed for battle and his gaze darted from me to Yemaya as though he were gauging the energy between us. Salem clutched his arm, staying him. Neither appeared aware of the ghost.

“Uh…” A tomb-like cold swept through me, prickling my skin. An unpleasant loamy smell wafted up my nose.

Yemaya regained her mettle and threw the ghost a quelling look. It would have slain her if the teen hadn’t been already dead.

“Well, look who is here.” The ghost bugged her eyes at Yemaya. “Gal, I thought I’d seen the last of y’all.” She scanned our faces, latched onto me last, and waved.

Without thinking, I waved back.

TWS Collage 2018

 Enjoy the Teen Wytche Saga from the beginning!


Kobo Books

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iTunes  ( The Beltane Escape only)



Palm Springs Book Signing!

Ariella Moon, Donna Fitzgerald, and Ulrike will be signing books at Ristretto,

May 12, 2018, 2-4 PM

500 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California



Spell Fire by Ariella Moon, Book 3, The Teen Witch Saga

New school. New friends. New reputation. 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.

Ainslie’s tenuous control over her life shatters when her warring parents ditch her at Christmas. While they take a cruise to “work things out,” Ainslie must spend the holiday in Palm Springs with her aunt and uncle, owners of a struggling Mystery School and occult store. Plunged into the world of fire fortunes, dragons, entity eaters, and an ailing spell book, Ainslie is well beyond her comfort zone. Then she meets a boy who spikes her pulse and calms her OCD.  But will she lose him once he discovers her past? Or will his deadly secret, hidden in plain view, be their undoing?

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



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Meet 40 Authors @ The Desert Writers Expo

2018 Desert Writers Expo

7th Annual Desert Writers Expo
Meet and greet Ariella Moon and 39 more authors for a
Book Signing and Sales Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Library Community Room
71-100 CA-111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Ariella Moon will be signing, and selling at a discount, the following books while supplies last.

Ariella Moon Book Signing and Sale!

SC The Magic is Back

Please join Ariella Moon at the Palm Springs Writers Guild free meeting Saturday, January 6, 2018. Super-agent and author Donald Maass of The Donald Maass Literary Agency will be the speaker, and Ariella Moon will be signing and selling her books!

Rancho Mirage Library, 71-100 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA. 1:30-4:00 PM.

Books on Writing by Donald Maas:

Young Adult Fiction and Fantasy books by Ariella Moon

Book Release!


SPELL FIRE, Book 3, The Teen Witch Saga

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

 As Christmas nears, 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 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?



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Author Chat Tonight

Please join Ariella Moon for a magical chat about writing, paranormal activity, Halloween romances, and more!

Ariella Moon Chat

Thursday 10/26
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET

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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!

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Small Press Red Flags

Small presses can offer authors several advantages, including personal access to the owner, niche book buying, author networking, professional book covers, editing, and copy editing. They can be a good ground floor entry into publishing. Some small publishers have demonstrated marked success, such as Sourcebooks, which has grown into the 10th largest US publisher, and Riptide Publishing, a LGBTQ press, which has recently produced Rita-nominated books.

SpellCheck_ebook_500x750But the recent unexpected demise of a few independent publishers, including Samhain, reminds authors to be wary. My Teen Wytche Saga was originally published by a then newly launched small press. Through the publisher, I met authors with whom I have enduring friendships. The original editor and cover artist for the Teen Wytche Saga remain valued members of my Indie-publishing team.

But there were several red flags. I have listed some of them here. I urge authors considering signing with a small press to also read Gina Burgess’s excellent article, “Beware These Red Flags That Wave Over Some Publishers.

Fortunately, my former publisher weathered her mistakes, and in some ways learned and improved. Although I remain grateful for my small press experience, I was relieved when my rights reverted back to me.

Jane Porter

Jane Porter

The Good News: A Small Publisher to Watch

At different times during last July’s Romance Writers of America National Conference, I heard a few highly successful authors and one movie publisher mention Jane Porter’s Tule Publishing. Ms. Porter has built a solid speaking and best-selling writing career. Word of mouth is that her publishing house is very author friendly. I for one, have added Tule to my publishing goals.

Copyright 2017 Ariella Moon