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Author interview: Marsha A. Moore

It is with great pleasure I welcome the very talented author of the Coon Hollow Coven Tales and The Enchanted Bookstore Legends Series, Marsha A. Moore. For those of you who follow my blog closely you may remember that Marsha A. Moore was one of my top five favourite authors from 2015. She already has 8 fantastic titles, including her newly released Witch’s Cursed Cabin. Her title, Witch’s Moonstone Locket, is currently on sale at 99 cents until the end of May 3rd.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio)

Marsha A. Moore loves to write fantasy and paranormal romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales.

The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing, as well as other pursuits of watercolor painting and drawing. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is a registered yoga teacher. Her practice helps weave the mystical into her writing. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors where she’s always on the lookout for portals to other worlds. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical!

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My TOP 5 authors of 2015

Hi all and Happy Holidays.

This year I have read a lot of books, and reviewed a number of them here on my blog. But out of the 40 odd books I have read this year, which are my favourite?

This year, I have decided to announce my top 5 favourite authors, I know it’s not as amazing as a book award, but these five authors deserve a special shout out for their fantastic stories. I have attached a link to the title, to direct you to my original reviews.

I must say, it was quite difficult to put them in order, but here goes;

At number 5, Marsha A Moore for her Witch’s Moonstone Locket

 

At number 4 David Parkland with Demon Bound

At number 3 Sallyann Phillips with Hybrid Justice, book 2 in the Angel’s Blood series (you may remember how much I enjoyed book one Angel’s Blood)

At number 2 Louise White with The Calling and Chasing the Demon in the Gateway Books series

 

And at number 1, my favourite author of 2015, Karen Gray with For King and Country and Chains of Blood and Steel from The Saga of Thistles and Roses: Volume 1 (The Warrior Queen)

This series has got to be my favourite to date, there is the perfect combination of magic, intrigue, conflict, and character development, not to mention the compelling plot. I am eagerly awaiting the release of book three to see what this promising author brings us next.

All of these authors are certainly very talented in their craft, and I would, without hesitation, recommend any of them.

All the best to all of you for 2016, join me next time for my review of

The Roads of Luhonono: Legend of The East Road (The Roads of Luhonono Series) by Hamilton Hill

Happy Holidays

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Book review: Witch’s Moonstone Locket by Marsha A Moore

I have recently finished reading Witch’s Moonstone Locket by Marsha A Moore. I have to say reading this book has made me want to add more titles from this author to my ever growing reading list.

The story follows the protagonist Janice who, after missing the passing of her mother, seeks a way to contact her one final time to say goodbye. Fortunately for Janice it seems the local coven of Witches may possess the answer she seeks in the form of a very old magic found within the moonstone locket, a locket worn by a coven member who is also grieving the loss of a loved one.

The lore behind the locket is said to help both the wearer and the person who can activate it to ease their grief, however with magic nothing is ever straight forwards, there is always a price as Janice soon discovers.

I found this writing style of this author enjoyable, she has found a perfect balance between describing events and surroundings, and allowing the reader’s imagination to complete the scene, it is something I really appreciate in a book. I would say the book targets the new adult market, however, adults and even young adults would enjoy this tale.

My favourite character in the book was Vika, without a question, I loved everything about the old witch, from her personality and mannerisms, to her home. I have to say, if I was ever in a position where I had an abundance of money, Vika has the type of home I would want, down to the drying herbs and potion filled kitchen. (perhaps it’s because I am such a lover of herbal medicine and the various application of such things.)

The story itself flows at a steady pace, and shows the author has an understanding, and has researched into the areas she covers within the book, whilst adding her own spin and lore on the foundation of the magic she uses.

All in all I found this book a really enjoyable tale, and I will be certainly adding more titles from the author to my ever growing reading list.

Why not take a look at it for yourself click here Witch’s Moonstone Locket

That’s all for now, I hope you all have a fantastic week.