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Friday, April 1, 2016

a hidden world filled with secrets... - The Hunter's Moon by Beth Trissel

"This book had me at the start. The description of the road and their emotions of trying to get away from the bad guys had me on the edge of my seat at the start. I could see it all in my head. I couldn’t put it down. Who doesn’t like a little action like a car blowing up or some wolves that come and save the day. Even though you aren’t sure if they are going to rip you to shreds too. I knew I would like it right then!! " - Goodreads, Kelly


Description:

Published: December 14th, 2015

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... 

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A look behind The Hunter’s Moon: 

YA fantasy romance, The Hunter's Moon (Book 1, the Secret Warrior series) took years percolating in my mind before I wrote a word. Although the setting is present day in our Virginia Mountains, I’ve drawn on my knowledge of colonial America, Native Americans, particularly the Shawnee, the mountain people, herbal lore, and my fascination with fantasy. Although The Hunter's Moon is my first venture into the young adult genre, I'm an award-winning, multi-published author in historical, paranormal, and time travel romance. I was inspired to create this new series partly by my teenage nieces and younger daughter. We've watched a lot of YA movies and TV series together and had book discussions, during which they urged me to take the plunge. 

Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by mountains veiled in mist and mystery lends itself well to creating the characters for The Hunter’s Moon and the stories that will follow. Some 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 this series. Book 2, Curse of the Moon, will come out a little later this year, release date TBD. The Secret Warrior series is published by The Wild Rose Press who signed me to write novella length stories that will release more quickly and be available in eBook format only. I have discovered they are every bit as challenging to write as full novels. Romance grows and mystery deepens as an unlikely but close-knit pack of friends share fantastic adventures together. 

EXCERPT

“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...

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About the author:
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals.

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.
In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, YA fantasy romance, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.

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21 comments:

Esther Gerdzen said...

Thank you for the chance . Sounds great .

gemiinii said...

Sounds like a great read, and love the cover!

Betul E.

Mike Warney said...

Thanks for competition!

gregory said...

Thanks for a chance!

Bridgett wilbur said...

This book sounds great and I would love to read it. ty.

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

Jo-Anne B. said...

I love books about people in witness protection but the paranormal twist to this one is intriguing. I like the idea of Morgan being saved from the wolf pack by a Robin Hood type guy.

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks so much for all the enthusiastic comments!

LeeAnn Pratt said...

This is a wonderful look into the newest book! Thank you for that and the opportunity to win:)

Jan Lee said...

I'd love to read this book. I love wolves and the eyes in the picture are amazing :)

Beppe DM said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

Melissa Parkin said...

I adore this book cover! Definitely on my to-read list. :)

PattyT. Koontz said...

I read the first book and loved it! This story definitely keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next. I can't wait to read the rest! Congratulations to the author, Beth.

The Book Blitzer said...

Thank you for the terrific share! :)

Jolanda LovestoRead said...

Thank you for the chance.

Bunny Butt said...

i love the cover, the colors are so nice, and ii really want to read this now

Penny said...

Great cover. Would love to read this book! Thanks!

Debbie Snell said...

gosh the cover is beautiful. So gorgeous with the wolf and the beautiful lady Looking forward to reading it

Chris Martinez said...

I love this plotline. Very different from traditional shifter stories.

Misty said...

Everything I've read so far is great. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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