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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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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.

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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

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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.

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

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B-Fest, Barnes and Noble Palm Desert

See you all at B-Fest!

 

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About Ariella Moon

 Ariella Moon spent her childhood dreaming of flying to rooftops and searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students that mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Now Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval Scotland and Fairy fantasy adventure, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. Moon’s “Covert Hearts” appears in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.

Ariella loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at:

http://www.ariellamoon.com

http://www.ariellamoon.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/ariellamoon.author

http://www.goodreads.com/AuthorAriellaMoon

http://www.pinterest.com/ariellamoon/

http://instagram.com/authorariellamoon

Fantasy Book Release: The Amber Elixir, A Two Realms Novella by Ariella Moon

It has been a busy month with the publication of my young adult second chance at love story “Covert Hearts” in SECOND CHANCES: A ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA COLLECTION and the debut of my Two Realms novella, THE AMBER ELIXIR.

And it isn’t even Halloween yet!

Novels and novellas weave together to tell the Two Realms stories, starting with THE BELTANE ESCAPE, Book 1, The Two Realms Trilogy. The trilogy is set in medieval Scotland and Fairy and follows the emotional quest of a kidnapped heiress to regain her lands and reunite with her clan. Her kidnappers son and a Viking-Fairy Halfling become integral to her secret plan. Both have the power to thwart her. One will win her heart.

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The novellas, beginning with THE AMBER ELIXIR, draw readers into the magical realm of Avalon, the young Lady of the Lake’s domain, and Fairy, where the new foreign queen is suspected of having killed the old Fairy King. Readers will discover the jealous roots of THE BELTANE ESCAPE’s conflict between Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. The shocking origins behind the quest in THE VIKING MIST, Book 2, The Two Realms Trilogy, are revealed.

THE AMBER ELIXIR

Viviane, the new Lady of the Lake and High Priestess of Avalon, accepts a challenge from Merlin unaware her bold actions will have tragic consequences. Two of her priestesses are turned to stone. A forbidden love deserts her. Now alone, she has six young handmaidens to train and protect.

When Morgan le Fay demands assistance with a spell that could change the balance of power in the Two Realms, Viviane refuses her. But what if Morgan’s secret knowledge could restore the stone priestesses? Would an alliance with the sorceress prompt Viviane’s love to return? Or will the gamble cost her all she holds dear?

Paperback (204 pages) available now.  Amazon

 Ebook releases October 3, 2017. Preorder on:

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The Teen Witch Saga Relaunch Continues!

Celebrate by entering to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card.

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The relaunch of The Teen Witch Saga continues with Spell Struck, Book #2.

E-books available now for pre-order at Amazon and Kobo Books. Releases August 22, 2017.

Print version coming soon!

Spell Struck

 A fantastic YA paranormal read, reminiscent of the film “Practical Magic”!

~InD’tale Magazine

When Goth outcast Salem Miller casts a love spell on Halloween night, she asks for a boy who is handsome, magical, and artistic. She doesn’t count on Fate sending Aidan Cooper.

As a child, Aidan thought he was being rescued, not abducted. Now fifteen and homeless, he realizes he was taken because of his Gypsy blood. His kidnappers believe he’ll lead them to the Grey Grimoire, a priceless spell book. Madness. The book doesn’t even exist.

Or does it?

Salem is charged with fixing a half-destroyed spell book, her last hope for saving her sister. Amy attempted suicide and the meds aren’t helping. Maybe a powerful Get Well Spell will cure her.

Aidan’s kidnappers will kill to attain the Grey Grimoire. But if he destroys it, Salem will hate him. Either way, he loses. Again.

About the Author

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval fantasy adventure, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. Her story, “Covert Hearts,” appears in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection, available now on Amazon Pre-order

Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students that mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.

Ariella loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at:

http://www.ariellamoon.com

http://www.ariellamoon.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/ariellamoon.author

http://www.goodreads.com/AuthorAriellaMoon

http://www.pinterest.com/ariellamoon/

http://instagram.com/authorariellamoon