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

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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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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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2 New Titles from Ariella Moon

Back to back book launches? What was I thinking?

The long awaited SECOND CHANCES: A ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA COLLECTION released September 12, followed closely by the paperback version of THE AMBER ELIXIRA Two Realms Novella, which I will feature in tomorrow’s post.

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Do you believe in second chances? 

Romance Writers of America® brings together seventeen of today’s hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending. With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.

I am thrilled to have my story, “Covert Hearts,” included in SECOND CHANCES: A ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA COLLECTION. But aren’t second chance love stories about couples well beyond high school? Not in “Covert Hearts.”

New school. New identity. Way-old problem.

Plagued by scandal and doubt in the wake of her father’s apparent suicide aboard the family yacht, Sailor Saint James changes her name, her appearance, and her school. The last person she expects to encounter is Nate Sheehan, the boy who pestered her in elementary school.

Nate’s world upended when his father became unemployed after Saint James Development lost funding to build a luxury home community. His family retreated to Indiana to live with Grandma. After years of struggle, they’ve returned to California. Despite everything, Nate hopes he’ll encounter his covert crush, Sailor Saint James. He can’t believe his luck when on the first day of school, he sees her. She has no idea who he is, and claims to be someone else. But Nate knows it’s her.

Can Sailor and Nate overcome the past and get a second chance?

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Next Post: THE AMBER ELIXIR, A Two Realms Novella

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Paperback (204 pages) available now.  Amazon

 Ebook releases October 3, 2017. Preorder on:

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Crowned Heart for Excellence Review!

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So excited to receive a coveted Crowned Heart review from InD’tale Magazine!

 

Choosing the Best Point of View

Today’s guest post by Brigid Amos on Point of View (POV) brought to mind my own evolution as a writer. Mastering POV was vital to my becoming published. To conquer my head hopping habit, I forced myself to write an entire book, Spell Check, from a single point of view. My writing improved dramatically, and Spell Check became my first published novel. Spell Struck, the second book in my Young Adult Teen Wytche Saga, required alternating points of view. As Brigid explains, there is a way to successfully achieve this. My sixth book, the upcoming sequel to The Beltane Escape has been a challenge. Four points of view! Watch for more details on The Viking Mist.

Now please welcome Brigid Amos, author of the newly released A Fence Around Her, a Young Adult Historical novel.

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One of the biggest decisions a writer makes when she begins a new story is choosing a point of view (POV). There are many ways to define POV, but I like to think of it as the means by which the writer guides the reader through the story and what she allows the reader to see, hear, and know. It is as if the reader arrives at a theater to watch a performance, and the writer is the usher who shows the reader to his seat. But the seat isn’t necessarily in the audience. Sometimes, it’s inside the head of one of the characters, sometimes, it is even inside the writer’s head. Where the reader sits will completely affect how he experiences the story. The usher can move the reader around during the performance, but must do so in such a way that he does not get confused and lose track of the story.

When I first started writing, I gravitated toward an omniscient point of view, or so I thought. I wanted to tell the reader what everyone was thinking and feeling, as if I were a camera floating about a scene, but one that could also dive in and out of characters’ heads at will and somehow record their thoughts. I think this tendency to the omniscient POV is very common among beginning writers. For me, it was probably an effect of being steeped in classic literature. But the problem was that I was not writing in a true omniscient POV. Instead, I was “head hopping,” that is, changing POV from one character to another and completely confusing the reader. I learned early on that if I were going to write in third person, I had to stick to one character for an entire chapter or at least an entire section. In this way, I could write in a close third person POV without getting into too much literary mischief.

When I started writing A Fence Around Her, I so strongly identified with my protagonist Ruthie Conoboy, that I naturally switched my usual close third person POV to first person POV. Ruthie tells her story directly to the reader, and when the reader comes to my theater, I seat her right there in Ruthie’s head so that she can look through Ruthie’s eyes and hear with Ruthie’s ears. When I was writing, I felt that I was Ruthie writing the story as if in a journal or diary. People always ask me if I journal. When I was studying for my Master’s degree years ago, I bought myself one of those cute little fabric covered blank books and dutifully filled the pages every day. Then I stopped, because frankly, journaling wasn’t as fun for me as it is for others. The strange thing is that when I write in first person, it feels as if I am journaling, but I’m doing it in character. And when I’m journaling from the point of view of one of my characters, it is most certainly fun!

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Can a girl break free from her mother’s past?

About the book:

Having a mother with a past is never easy. For Ruthie Conoboy it becomes the struggle of a lifetime in 1900, the year Tobias Mortlock arrives in the gold mining town of Bodie, California. Ruthie is suspicious of this stranger, but her trusting father gives him a job in the stamp mill. Soon, Ruthie suspects that her mother and Mortlock have become more than friends. Can Ruthie stop this man from destroying her family?

Having a mother with a past is never easy. For Ruthie Conoboy it becomes the struggle of a lifetime in 1900, the year Tobias Mortlock arrives in the gold mining town of Bodie, California. Ruthie is suspicious of this stranger, but her trusting father gives him a job in the stamp mill. Soon, Ruthie suspects that her mother and Mortlock have become more than friends. Can Ruthie stop this man from destroying her family?

To read and excerpt and more, please visit Ariella Moon Blogspot.

A Fence Around Her is available on 

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About Brigid Amos:

Brigid Amos’ young adult historical fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin, The Storyteller, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Words of Wisdom. A produced playwright, she co-founded the Angels Playwriting Collective and serves on the board of the Angels Theatre Company. She is also an active member of Women Writing the West and the Nebraska Writers Guild. Although Brigid left a nugget of her heart behind in the California Gold Country, most of it is in Lincoln, Nebraska where she currently lives with her husband.

Connecting with Brigid:

Join Brigid’s mailing list: http://www.brigidamos.com/mailing-list-signup.html

Like Brigid on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brigidamoswriter/?fref=ts

Follow Brigid on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brigid_Amos

Visit Brigid’s website:       http://www.brigidamos.com/

 

 

Writing Contest News!

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The Heart-to-Heart Contest for aspiring romance writers returns! The top three entries in each category will be judged by an agent and two editors.

This is a great contest for receiving valuable feedback. I look forward to once again, being a first round judge.

For details on how to enter, click here.

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Meet Me at B-Fest!

For book lovers in the Coachella Valley, please join me at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Barnes and Noble in the Westfield Mall, Palm Desert. I will be signing The Beltane Escape and Spell Check, and giving away magical swag while supplies last.

Women Writers, Listen Up!

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Witches. Ghosts. Paranormal romances. October is THE month for curling up with a black cat and reading the Teen Wytche Saga, especially Spell Check, a Young Adult Halloween romance. But in the midst of immersing myself in all things spooky (I am a shaman, and most of my friends are witches, so spooky is  the norm for me.) I came across this terrific blog post by Kristen Lamb.

Good Girls Don’t Become Best Sellers

The post may scare you. Not in the Things That Go Bump in the Night kind of scary, but in the Oh Crap, She is Right, kind of scary. It was inspired by Kate White’s, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This.

So women writers, do yourselves a favor and check it out.

The cat will wait.

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