Snarkology Halloween Hop (Oct. 26-31st)–Beth Trissel


Welcome to my corner of the Hop. As Curse of the Moon (Book 2, The Secret Warrior Series) takes place over Halloween, I’m giving away the kindle or eBook. For a shot at the super prize: (2) $100 Gift Card (Amazon, B&N, or iBooks), (2) $50 Gift Card (Amazon, B&N, or iBooks visit hop central at:  http://www.thesnarkology.com/snarkology-halloween-hop-oct-26-31st/

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YA Shifter Fantasy Romance Curse of the Moon is an urban paranormal set in our Virginia Mountains. From the blurb: ‘The bad news? Morgan Daniel’s wolf is out of control. The good news? There’s a treatment. She just has to get a potion from a lizard shifter witch—without looking into the witch’s eyes. Easy, right?’

The lizard shifting witch in the story is drawn from mountain people lore about an old woman who basks in the moonlight as a large lizard. They call her the Lizard Lady. According to the tale, she’s been spotted not that far from where we live on a farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I first heard about the Lizard Lady from late valley historian and author, John Heatwole, who interviewed valley/mountain people and recorded their accounts in his book, Shenandoah Voices. He also had a radio show, and that’s the first time I heard about The Lizard Lady. She caught my imagination, but it’s taken me about twenty years to bring her to life.

Old Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains

In Curse of the Moon, her name is Lilith Dubois, and she lives in a ramshackle house back in the mountains. Not only is she a lizard shifter in the moonlight, she’s a witch with memorizing eyes. If you gaze into their green depths, she’ll put a spell on you that only she can break—for a price. This sort of enchantress is called a gorgon. Bad things happen if you look into their eyes. The legendary Medusa turned people to stone. Lilith just gets what she wants from them. She has two teenage daughters, Eve and Dilly, who are important in the story/series. The girls have powers of their own.

The house I based Lilith’s rustic home on is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many locals know this place because they drive past it. In Curse of the Moon, you have to hike back to Lilith’s hollow or drive as near as you can in a pickup or four wheeler—rough road.

YA Fantasy Romance-Book 2

YA Fantasy Romance-Book 2

The Mountain people and Native American lore, plus my love of shifters, herbs, colonial America, and wild imagination are all part of the inspiration behind my new fantasy/paranormal series, The Secret Warrior.

***Winner (or winners) for the kindle/eBook of Curse of the Moon will be chosen from among those who leave me kind comments. If I’m feeling particularly generous I may include the other two books in the series. Yes, you do need to read them in order.

44 responses to “Snarkology Halloween Hop (Oct. 26-31st)–Beth Trissel

  1. This is an excellent series, readers. I highly recommend that you leave a comment to begin reading a fascinating journey.

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  2. These sound good…on the list
    Happy Halloween

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  3. I like the sound of this. Thank you.

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  4. Thanks for participating in the Hop this year!

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  5. Added to my TBR list, thanks.

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  6. Misty Dawn Cecil

    Hi, you are a new author to me! The book sounds good. Thanks and Happy Halloween!

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  7. I’d like to visit Lilith’s house. I’ve never been to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I love that picture of the old house.Spooky looking!This sounds like a great series I’d love to read it.Thanks for the chance.

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  9. This book sounds good! Happy Halloween! bw2323bro@yahoo.com

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  10. I haven’t read the books and they sound great. I love that spooky house picture. Thanks for participating in the hop and thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Lizard shifting witch! That’s unique! That house is super creepy! I look forward to checking your books out!

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  12. Thank you for taking time to join us. You are very thoughtful and generous. ❤

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  13. On my TBR list! Thank you for participating in this hop and Happy Halloween!!!

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  14. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

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  15. Your book is already on my to read list…. can’t wait. Happy Halloween!

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  16. nice cover

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  17. I would love to read this series. It sounds really good! I love good YA books. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. Your book sounds wonderful and I love that based the character on folklore history 🙂 Thank you for being a part of the Hop and for the chance to win!

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  19. Kristi Van Howling

    Happy Halloween! All your books sound really good so I put them on my TBR list!

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  20. Lizard lady? That does sound like an interesting legend! This is going on my list.

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  21. Your a new author to me but that’s something I love about these blog hops, we get to meet new authors and discover new books. And your books sound fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Halloween!

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  22. This sounds like a wonderful series. I really love the photograph you have at the beginning of your post. It’s beautiful. Happy Halloween. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

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  23. Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving such enthusiastic comments. I have 3 winners who will receive the 3-book Secret Warrior Series. Michelle Wilms, Wendy Rinebold, and Penny Olson. I will be in touch.

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