Just Released! Pandora's Box - A Hook Point Imperfectly Cozy Mystery
Enter Samantha Draper, a 28-year-old ambivalent empath and the favored niece of Pandora's owner. Sam agrees to take a leave from her totally unsatisfying job in the Bay Area to manage Pandora's while her aunt recovers from a puzzling accident. Once there, she's captivated by the shop's charm and encounters a cast of colorful characters, four felines, and a chance (or two) for romance.
Oh, and then there's a couple of murders and maybe a werewolf to deal with, because, you know, why not? Sam and her lifelong ride-or-die friend Kitt set out with her newfound companions to solve a mystery with a paranormal twist and maybe even figure out what to do with her life.
Pandora's Box is a fun, quirky, and sometimes humorous mystery with cozy and paranormal elements. If you like books that blur the edges of genres, look no further; Pandora's Box may have something you've been looking for. It's the first in a series of Hook Point imperfectly cozy mysteries and shares its setting and characters with The Dreamers series.
The revised edition of The One Year Marriage is now available in print and Kindle formats. An audio version is in preparation and will soon be available.
Deep Living: The Art of Profound Being is in preparation. It will be released initially as a series of blogs and podcasts with print and e-book formats to follow.
Please contact Moontide Books if you would like to be notified of their publication.
The Dreamers series and the Sarah series are expanding. Book 2 of The Dreamers will be released later this Spring and Book 3 should be in print by early 2023. Book 2 in the Sarah series will also be released later this Spring and Books 3 and 4 are in preparation. Please contact Moontide Books if you would like to be notified when they become available.
Jesse Benatar is a young man at odds with the worlds on both sides of his skin. Haunted by memories of death and violence, he rides a fine line between deliverance and self-destruction. After the death of his father in Afghanistan, the fractured family relocates to his mother's hometown on the Northern California coast. Once there, things quickly go strange for Jesse. The town, at a crossroads between the past and an uncertain future, is divided over a mysterious Spanish colony inhabited by Los Sonadores - The Dreamers.
Jesse is pulled into the middle of the divide by his attraction to a young La Sonadora. She begins to haunt his dreams and when Jesse recognizes a parallel between his dreams and reality, he finds himself in a mystifying world of light and shadow. He learns that some of the inhabitants of urban Gothic tales are quite real, only they're not like those of pop culture - they can be much worse.
Sarah... The Series (a.k.a. The Golden Sands of Isalan)
Isalan... The City of Life. Located in a timeless desert kingdom called Serenia, its colorful characters and busy streets are the backdrop for the beautiful and often daunting life journey of Sarah, a remarkable young girl with an even more remarkable destiny. The stories blend mystery and mysticism with magic and culture as they take you along on Sarah's trials and adventures, events that will help prepare her to fulfill her purpose. In the process, she learns some of life's most important lessons.
Both heartwarming and fun, the Sarah books are a rewarding read. For more information on Sarah and her world visit Sarah's World at "www.isalan.com".
The Hook Point Imperfectly Cozy Mystery Series
Hook Point: A historic town on the northern California coast, virtually untouched by modern development, its style and vibe can take you back to days long gone. There's even a veritable ghost town at its core and a nearby Spanish colony that dates back 300 years and defines secrecy. Nestled within the town's inviting streets and quaint buildings sits Pandora's Box, a charming shop where all manner of the delightful and unexpected await. Then there's Samantha Draper, a 28-year-old ambivalent empath who's new to town and naive to the nature of the mysteries that befall her. With her long-time BFFs, Kitt and Blake, and a handful of locals, she sets out to solve mysteries, new and not so new (as in really old), discover if werewolves are a thing, and find love—not necessarily in that order.
This series blurs genre boundaries with its blend of quirky humor, romance, the paranormal, and a helping of cozy. Of course, there are dark matters like murder to deal with because, hey, they're mysteries. The series shares its setting and characters with The Dreamers series.
A Hook Point Mystery
Book 2 - Midnight Apparitions.
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