Moonlit Falls #amreading

Welcome to Moonlit Falls

Please give a warm welcome to author Z Xanxar. She’s going to tell us how a bunch of debut authors came together to create Moonlit Falls.

Last summer, Silver Springs Library (organized by Mia Harlan and Eva Delaney) held a competition to become the 13th Jewel. Their first season in Silver Springs was Jewels Cafe, where FMCs with names of Jewels would be hit with a mate spell and find their fated mates.

To enter the competition, you had to be a newbie author, who had never published anything under any pen name. You had to make a story line, submit character descriptions and make a story sample. A reader panel made out of authors and readers went through all the samples and gave them scores. They ended up with roughly 25 participants.
Some had made a chat and was talking about doing this. What they were feeling, how they interpritated this or that. And the anxiety in actually doing this. It was an awesome community, yes, I was a part of it and I did submit my sample.

Silver Springs had a hard time deciding on who should win. They ended up picking 2 winners and not just one. The first book is actually releasing in their second season, Spell Library. Lotus, written by Nikki Jacks is releasing later this month.

A LOT! of the ladies from the chat was committed to keep writing and had several ideas flying all over the place. Some were moving rather fast – faster than was practical. I tried to get them to calm down a bit and together with Serafina Luna Brodie and Dolly Kalasin, we took up the torch. We asked if the rest of them would be ok with us taking lead and they were.
I then reached out to Mia Harlan to ask her if she would be willing to share a few pointers on how to lead a group of authors in such a shared universe.
The outcome of that simple question had me on an adrenaline high for hours that evening! Within 3 sentenses, Mia had throw up the idea to make a franchise of Jewels Cafe. Set in a completely new town with her and Eva writing the first book where their FMC would open up a new cafe with the help of Julian, Amber andothers from Eva’s and Mia’s Jewels Cafe books.

This was a start of Moon Dust Library and the town of Moonlit Falls. Dolly, Luna and I are the organizers behind the whole series. We put up, not a contest, but something similar to the 13th Jewel contest Silver Springs had made. Close to the same criterias.

1. Never published before
2. Story outline
3. Character descriptions
4. Your first chapter
5. A funny sample

We had 20 submissions. and needed 8 or 9 authors. December, going through all the samples and picking out the best ones, was rough. I’m not even going to go into detail on the final hours before we hade to message the ones we ended up picking – it was chaotic to say the least! But we have ended up wit an amazing bunch of ladies, who are writing cool RH rom-com books for this very first season.
Mia and Eva have been our support crew through all of this. Taking us through so many things and helping us above and beyond! They are truly amazing!

Mia and Eva are co-writing Moonlit Nephrite (their first co-write ever) and kicking off the series with that. Then we follow with 12 debut authors each doing their own book. To see how the ladies have come together. How they work together and how they make the most of everything, has been an awesome experience for all of us. I am looking so much forward to reading the rest of the books. Most are done or very close to it. There are a tonne of cameos between the books and most have even worked in characters they plan to use in future seasons.

Being one of the organizers, I can tell, it takes A LOT of time to make things like these shared universes come together. I had an idea it was much and even thought I was realistic about my expectations, but nope. It takes SO much more LOL
I am happy I am releasing last in the series, because it gives me a bit more time to keep things on track while the others finish up.

I am sure each of the ladies will have their own versions of how they ended up in Moon Dust Library, but in the big picture, the above is really the way Moon Dust Library was born. – I am SO happy I found my courage and asked Mia Harlan a few nervous questions 😀

Monsters (Prodigium Academy Book 1) by Katie May

#Review Monsters (Prodigium Academy Book 1) by Katie May


As the daughter of Dracula, you would think I’d be born the perfect monster.

You couldn’t be more wrong.

As far as monsters go, I’m a screw up—if I’m not tripping over my own feet, I’m accidentally murdering someone (it’s a real issue, guys).

Left with no choice, Dad decides to send me to Prodigium—otherwise known as Monster Academy—to train me on how to be a better monster.

When bodies turn up on campus, I’m the prime suspect (not that I can blame them. I’ll be pretty suspicious too if bodies drained of blood show up right after Dracula’s daughter arrives).

With the help of my mortal-nemesis Vin, Van Helsing’s son

Frankie, Frankenstein’s son

Mason, Medusa’s son

And Jack (sometimes Hux), Dr. Jekyll’s son

I might have a chance of uncovering the truth.

If I’m not murdered first.

The struggles of being a vampire, am I right?


This is a horror comedy reverse harem with some dark elements. After all, you can’t have a bunch of monsters without some darkness. This is book one of a series. the daughter of Dracula, you would think I’d be born the perfect monster.

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Robyn Peterman

Fashionably Dead

(Hot Damned Series, Book 1)

Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.


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Switching Hour:

Magic and Mayhem Book One

Released from the magic pokey and paroled with limited power is enough to make any witch grumpy. However, if you throw in a recently resurrected cat, a lime-green Kia and a sexy egotistical werewolf, it’s enough to make a gal fly off the edge. Not to mention a mission…with no freaking directions. So here I sit in Asscrack, West Virginia trying to figure out how to complete my mysterious mission before All Hallows Eve when I’ll get turned into a mortal. The animals in the area are convinced I’m the Shifter Whisperer (whatever the hell that is) and the hotter-than- asphalt-in-August werewolf thinks I’m his mate. Now apparently I’m slated to save a bunch of hairy freaks of nature? If they think I’m the right witch for the job, they’ve swallowed some bad brew.


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Angie Fox

Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 1)

One simple mistake…For a girl who is about to lose her family home,Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster,And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world.When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with.Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn’t above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her?


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Kristen Painter

The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls Book 1)

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn’t know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out. His past means love is no longer an option. Not if the woman’s going to have a future. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets…


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Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost Book 1)

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her undercover to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at the Santa’s Workshop toy store are going missing.Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that’s strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger.Will her magic save her? Or will she come up cold?


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Author Robyn Peterman #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Robyn Peterman

NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries.

Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.

A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where she can work in her underpants works really well for her.



Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always written. However, the first half of my grownup life I was a professional actress!


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My life. My family. Overheard conversations and my warped imagination!


What are you working on now?

A Fashionably Fiasco. Book 12 in theHot Damned Series. (Mother Nature’s Book)


Do you have any quirks while writing?

I like to write outside. LOL


What are your hopes for the future?

Happy and healthy family.


Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Write a good book and then write another and another etc. Great titles and covers are important. GET GOOD EDITING!!!


Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I adore my readers. Thanks for playing in my sandbox!


Free books

Ready To Were

Fashionably Dead

Switching Hour




Sea Shenanigans Collection One


Come for the vacation. Stay for the shenanigans!

Mermaids. Check.

Pirates, Selkies, and Demi-Gods.

Check. Check. Check.

Come on an adventure with my Mermaids and their unlikely heroes. Get 3 hilarious stories all in 1 big book!

The Sea Shenanigans Series has been a delight to write and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.

xoxo Robyn


Book 1 – Tallulah’s Temptation

Running a tourist trap for humans in the Bermuda Triangle had sounded like a fine plan—until it wasn’t. With the Sea Hags gunning for our island, I did what any desperate Mermaid would do. I called for backup.

Unfortunately, they sent Pirate Doug, the scoundrel that pillaged our treasure along with my heart.

What in the Chicken of the Sea was I thinking?



Book 2 – Ariel’s Antics

What in a clam shell does a Mermaid have to do to find true love?

Saving my island home is a must. However, the mission is to seek out the very Selkie who stole my heart, the same asshat whose Johnson I’d tried to truncate.

Ask any tuna you happen to see. Who’s the craziest Mermaid? That would be me.



Book 3 – Misty’s Mayhem

What’s love got to do with it? If you’re Cupid, everything. If you’re me, not a thing in the sea.

I don’t believe in love. Poseidon is smoking some bad seaweed if he expects me to take the one job I’m obviously not qualified for… The God of Love.

Stay tuned because I’m about to give love a bad name.



Book 4 – Madison’s Mess

What could possibly go wrong when a Mermaid and a Werewolf are sent on a dangerous mission by the drunken, diaper-wearing God of the Sea?

Better question. What could possibly go right?


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