Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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The Amber Elixir
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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


Fantasy Book Release from Ariella Moon


I am pleased to announce that the first follow-up to THE BELTANE ESCAPE is here!

“First follow-up?” you may wonder. Yes! While writing the Two Realms Trilogy, I realized the world I was creating required a parallel line of novellas told from the magical folks’ point of view. Hence, THE AMBER ELIXIR, an Arthurian tale of magic, shape-shifters, and the quest to win back a forbidden love. Meet the Lady of the Lake, Merlin, and Morgan le Fay as you have never seen them before.

The novella (204 print pages), leads into the upcoming second book in the trilogy, THE VIKING MIST (available in 2018). So if you love Arthurian lore, powerful sorceresses, jealous wizards, and origin tales, click any of the links below to learn more about THE AMBER ELIXIR.





Have you entered my October Giveaway? This month’s prize will be a digital copy of THE BELTANE ESCAPE!

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