Sunday, August 11, 2019

WeWriWa: Everything Old is New Again! REMEMBERED BY MOONLIGHT - S*A*L*E!


Back in 2014, I’d just finished the contracted books for Pocket – my eight-book “By Moonlight” series. I was restless for something new but reluctant to let go of the characters and a storyline I loved. I wanted to reward the loyal readers of my dark paranormal shape-shifter series with what they’d been clamoring for – the return of their first and favorite couple - shape-shifter Max Savoie and New Orleans detective Charlotte Caissie. Their road to happily-ever-after deserved a dream destination. AND, it’d be the perfect book for those new to the series because as the hero (who has no memory of the world he’s built for himself and those he loves) rediscovers his past, the reader learns about that unique yet deadly world alongside him. REMEMBERED BY MOONLIGHT gave me the adventure of something new and exciting in my first self-publishing venture combined with a continued series that was tried, true and dear to my heart. AND it’s BACK. Here’s a heart-breaking look at our heroine as she struggles to help the hero find his way back to their life together.


Had she expected it to be easy having him here so close and yet so agonizingly far away? Bad enough watching him in that antiseptic clinic cell, a prisoner of his own panicked madness, raving, raging, out of control, but worse was having him here in the lush, sexy surroundings he’d built for them to share, so temptingly near yet impossible to reach. 

A bargain made in heartbreak hell. 

Though she might be tortured by cherished memories, he was not. She was nothing to him but a protective port in his emotional storm, knowledge driven home like a stake through the heart every time they were together. Every time he stared at her through those cool green eyes without the slightest flicker of response. Every time he took that distancing step back to evade the casual graze of her hand. Every time he lay next to her in the night and silence created a force field of discomfort.

Tripping over him every minute of the damned day only emphasized how much she wanted, needed him back. 

And underlined how far away he was.


I’m celebrating (perhaps prolonging would be the better word) the approaching end of the series with my W.I.P. (the 15th and final book-SNIFF!) with a
SALE to coax those who haven’t shared the journey so far, to come along for the wild ride. Hop aboard!



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Praise from Publisher’s Weekly for the “By Moonlight” series:

“A paranormal romance series with intriguing characters and zippy action . . . Gideon masters the tension required to keep her complex and engaging story moving.” (Starred Review)

“Vivid writing, plot twists and a satisfying ending will keep readers coming back to Gideon’s magical NOLA.”

“Rich and complex. Enticing new dimensions to the Shifter world keep things fresh. Gideon delivers well-crafted prose and page-turning tension.”

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*Just a reminder that MIDNIGHT ENCHANTMENT, the book that resurrected my “Touched by Midnight” vampire series is also on SALE August 1-15.

Hope you’re enjoying these lazy days of Summer, fellow Warriors, but not too much. You need to be WRITING!



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26 comments:

  1. Dang! That is beautiful writing! I feel like I've been put through an emotional wringer right along with her.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa!! I'll give you a minute to drip dry.

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  2. You conveyed her inner struggle so well! That would be such a difficult situation to be in.

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  3. She is suffering and he has closed his eyes.You have this reader hoping something wonderful might happen...or not.

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    1. I'm a firm believer in (well set-up) miracles!!

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  4. Amnesia plots make me NUTS (because I feel so bad for everyone involved LOL) but in your oh-so-talented hands I do believe I can just go with the flow of the story and enjoy. This was a wonderful snippet and I feel so bad for her!

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    1. It's not just a rehash of old storyline but an opportunity to explore things in a new way - and a whole lot of fun!

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  5. Achingly sad. I especially like the "force field of discomfort."

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  6. After all they've been through and had to overcome, how devastating to lose it all! You do an amazing job of portraying that in this snippet.

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  7. Her inner thoughts portrays her struggle perfectly. What a terrible situation to be in! Enjoyed her book video, too.

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    1. Video waaaaaay too long but I was having such fun!

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  8. I've read the 1st and 2nd books of this series. I can't believe there are 9 now! I need to catch up.

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    1. What can I say, I love to torture my characters but I always reward them.

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  10. So heartbreaking. I thought so when I first read the book, and now again. Poor CeCe.

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  11. You tug on the emotions and make this reader FEEL things right down to the tips of her toes! Wonderful, yet again! And you had me at SALE! :D

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  12. This is such a poignant snippet, You really make the reader feel the emotion, beautifully written.

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  13. Even though I've never been a huge fan of paranormal, I am intrigued. Goes to show that good writing is good writing.

    And thanks for the advice on my censoring dilemma!

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  14. A beautiful and heart-wrenching snippet. It honestly makes me think of what it feels like to lose a loved one to dementia. I've been through that a few times.

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