HUNTER’S MOON…a new YA release from Beth Trissel

Please join me in welcoming Beth Trissel with her latest release, HUNTER’S MOON (Book 1, Secret Warrior Series).
HUNTER’S MOON is Beth’s first venture into the young adult genre. An award-winning, multi-published author in historical, paranormal, and time travel romance, Beth’s new series was inspired in part by her teenage nieces and younger daughter. Per Beth, “We’ve watched a lot of YA movies and TV programs together and had book discussions, during which they urged me to take the plunge.”

SECRET WARRIOR--THE HUNTERS MOON

Seventeen year old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she’s hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.

Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home.

And that’s just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets.

Here is an excerpt from HUNTER’S MOON:

“Should we stay, or go while the smoke lasts?” The cloth muffled her voice.
“You can hardly walk.”
She couldn’t argue that point. Neither could they wait to be found. “The Panteras won’t give up until we’re dead.”
“Maybe they think we are,” he argued under his breath.
“Maybe.”
She suspected Mateo would demand a body, even a charred one. Make that two. She and Jimmy didn’t have much choice, though, other than to crouch in dread while the fire crackled.
“Next birthday, I want an AK-47.” He nudged her. “Look.”
She fixed her blurry gaze on what appeared to be a black wolf emerging from the trees. The creature was larger than she’d thought wolves were, and she’d understood none remained in these mountains. They were all farther north or west. Somewhere else.
Apparently, she was misinformed.
Judging by its size, she guessed this was a male. He stopped before their hideout. Eyes the color of red coals surveyed them before he turned and darted down the trail she’d spotted.
“Holy cow, Batboy. Did you see that?” she whispered.
Jimmy didn’t reply. He prodded her again.
She stared at the big brown and gray wolf that took the black one’s place. Where on earth had he come from?
The beast turned its furry head at her and Jimmy. His eyes shone with a luminous light, like fireflies…

More fun facts about HUNTER’S MOON from Beth…
“I pondered the concept behind Secret Warrior for years as it gradually took shape in my mind. My love of history, fantasy, and fascination with the mountain people and Native Americans is at the heart of the series. Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by mountains veiled in mist and mystery lends itself well to creating the characters and setting for YA fantasy romance, The Hunter’s Moon, and the stories that will follow. Some of the characters and creatures are based on lore I’ve learned. Others appeared to me, as characters have a way of doing. A great deal of research and intuition went into writing The Hunter’s Moon. Next in the series is Curse of the Moon (release date TBD). I purposefully kept these stories to novella length so they would come out faster, which means eBook format only.”
The Secret Warrior series is published by The Wild Rose Press.

BUY LINK:
WILD ROSE PRESS

Author Beth Trissel

And more about Beth….
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. I’m especially drawn to colonial America and the drama of the American Revolution. In addition to young adult fantasy romance, I also write historical, time travel, and paranormal romance, plus nonfiction.

Beth’s blog, One Writer’s Way: bethtrissel.wordpress.com
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SECRET PROMISE with Marin McGinnis

Please join me in welcoming Wild Rose Press author, Marin McGinnis, here with the release of her second book, SECRET PROMISE.
(Speaking of secrets, let me share one with you…If you read to the end of this blog, you’ll find that Marin is hosting a rafflecopter giveaway.)

Secret Promise

Cover for SECRET PROMISE

Falsely imprisoned as a blockade-runner during the American Civil War, Edward Mason yearns to go home. But when after seven years he finally returns to England, the life he expected is gone. His parents are dead, his home destroyed, his father’s legacy stolen, and his girl—his girl is now the single mother of a child Edward never knew.

Abandoned by the man she loved and disowned by her family, Anna Templeton has learned to stand on her own two feet and make a home for her son. Now the successful owner of The Silver Gull tavern, she’s not about to put their happiness in the hands of the one man who let her down so badly.

Edward is determined to regain Anna’s love and be a father to his son. But when a series of suspicious accidents threaten him and those he loves, he must stop the man responsible, or lose everything.


Hello, Marin. Welcome and congratulations on the release of your second book, SECRET PROMISE, the story of Anna and Edward. How easy is it for you to come up with your character names and book titles, especially since you write historical romance?

Book titles usually require me to ask someone else to help, since I am terrible at them. My first book was titled at a NEORWA retreat while drinking wine. Character names involve a bit more research. I like to check the census records for people born roughly at the same time as my characters to come up with names, although every once and awhile one just pops into my head and stays there.

Aside from SECRET PROMISE and your first book, STIRRING UP THE VISCOUNT, do you have a favorite book?

I like so many different types of books it’s impossible to pick a favorite. My first romances were Jane Austen’s, so if I were forced to choose I’d probably say Pride & Prejudice.

Ahhh, Mr. Darcy. Well, let’s give the readers an excerpt from SECRET PROMISE and a chance to meet your hero, Edward.

“Good day, sir. What can I get you? We have a very good cottage pie today.”

Edward frowned. “Aren’t you a bit young to be working in a public house?”

“Oh, I don’t work here,” the boy said. “Me mam’s the owner, and Molly didn’t come to work today.”

“Molly?”

“The barmaid, of course.” His tone held a hint of derision, as if he thought Edward an idiot for failing to know who Molly was.

“Of course.” Edward was amused. “Well, then, I suppose I shall have the cottage pie, and an ale. And perhaps I could have a word with your mother, when she has a moment?”

“What do you want her for?” The boy’s eyes narrowed suspiciously.

“I used to live here, many years ago, and would like to speak to someone about…” Edward broke off as a woman emerged from the kitchen, carrying two plates piled with food. She had fiery red hair and a lithe figure, and moved easily through the tables. After setting one of the plates before a man sitting near the bar, she turned and scanned the room. Her gaze alit on the boy first, and she smiled. Then she spotted Edward. All color drained from her face, and the remaining plate slid from her hand, shattering on the stone floor.

“Mam!” The boy raced to the woman and clutched at her skirts, but Edward was unable to move.

“Anna,” he whispered.

Well, I’m intrigued.
Before we get to Marin’s bio, the buy links…and the rafflecopter draw, I have one more question for Marin. Aside from writing (and all the research involved), do you have any hobbies?

I like to make beaded jewelry, although I haven’t found much time for that since I started writing in earnest. I am also an amateur genealogist, which is a tremendous amount of fun in a geeky research kind of way. I can spend hours and hours happily digging around in my family tree, so I can’t do it too often or I’d never get anything else done!

Well, it seems you are a big fan of research! Thank you, Marin, for visiting today.

If you would like to buy Marin’s book, SECRET PROMISE, you can buy from our wonderful publisher THE WILD ROSE PRESS, or at one of the following:
AMAZON
B&N

AUTHOR INFO

MarinMcGinnis

Clevelanders are tough, a bit cynical, and just a little crazy, and Marin McGinnis is no exception. When she’s not chasing after big dogs or watching tweens skate around hockey rinks, she is immersing herself in romantic tales of years gone by. She lives in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, son, and two standard poodles.

You can find her hanging out at http://marinmcginnis.com/ , on her group blog at throughheartshapedglasses.com, on Twitter @MarinMcGinnis, Facebook at facebook.com/MarinMcG, Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12256384.Marin_McGinnis, or Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/marinmcginnis/

And finally, as promised…
a Rafflecopter giveaway