Marsha A. Moore’s novel, Witch’s Moonstone Locket, is the first in the Coon Hollow Coven Tales. Jancie wants to go to the Coon Hollow Coven Festival, but there’s a problem … her father is intensely against the witches who host the festival. They keep to themselves, for the most part, living as if they were stuck in the 1930s, but still Jancie’s been brought up to avoid them -— even if her curiosity about them has never faded. After her mother dies, she (now in her twenties and living away from home) decides she’ll do what she damn well pleases and what she wants to do is sit down with the owner of the infamous Moonstone Locket, and use its power to say goodbye to her mother. Stubborn Jancie finds her way to the festival grounds where she encounters the handsome Rowe, the owner of the Moonstone Locket. She finds herself smitten with him, but there’s a problem (aside from the fact that he’s a witch): Coon Hollow Coven’s unscrupulous leader wants him too. Jancie must embrace her birthright if she’s ever to find happiness.
Witch’s Moonstone Locket is an intriguing story, laced with heartache, intrigue, and mystery. I found the pagan elements in the story, though suited to the story’s needs, closer to true Wiccan and pagan practices than most of the current crop of “paranormal romances starring witches” tend to be. And if you’ve read Ms. Moore’s books before you will recognize her signature style. Without spoiling anything, I hope, fantasy fans will enjoy Rowe’s familiar and (no spoiler) the … shall we say … atmosphere of his house?
If you’d like to check it out, Witch’s Moonstone Locket is available at Amazon in kindle format and paperback.
If you’d like to read more about the Coon Hollow Coven Tales, do check out Marsha Moore’s site.
[Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine, Luna Station Quarterly, and Crossed Genres‘ “Posted stories for Haiti relief” project, while her non-fiction has been included in The Scarlet Letter. She has also, on occasion, edited the popular e-zine Nolan’s Pop Culture Review… But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Indie Author Network. Her debut novel, The Artist’s Inheritance was recently released. Visit her here.]