The Black Moon Saga
Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Date of Publication: 07/07/14
Number of pages: 283
Word Count: 68,000
Cover Artist: Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill
Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.
She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.
Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.
Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.
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Character Name: Lucian
Character Bio: 3,000 year-old vampire originally from Gutium, enslaved and killed by the Pharaoh under the window of his lover, Nefertiti. He was turned by the first vampire, Caelius.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
—My worst quality; I’m a vampire. My best quality; I’m a vampire.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
—I’m a monster… but I wasn’t always like this. Once, I had a heart that pumped blood. My blood. A heart that died in the arms of my maker.
What are you most afraid of?
—Feeling again, and having that rare emotion exploited by Caelius.
What do you want more than anything?
—To forgive myself for Nefertiti.
What is your relationship status?
—…that’s none of your business.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
—Fashion is a toy for feeble minds. My body is perfect. It doesn't matter what I wear.
How much of a rebel are you?
—I despise any man or monster that would dare hold a whip to my back and call themselves Lord.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
—Causing plagues in Moses’s time that helped free the slaves.
What is your idea of happiness?
—Anywhere Shea is.
What is your current state of mind?
What is your most treasured possession?
—It was this necklace I’m wearing, but now it’s Shea. Though, she’d punch me for the word “possession.”
What is your most noticeable characteristic?
—I’m told it’s my attitude, but I disagree.
What is it that you, most dislike?
—Society and what it’s become. Today most humans are modern slaves, but they think that they’re free. They work long hours, day after day, grinding their fragile lives to dust. And for what? So that those on top can build a profit off of their bones. They convince the lower masses to keep breeding, driving the work force. The “idea of retirement” is nothing but a carrot to drive the force-fed masses forward. It’s a shame what humanity has become. I’m doing most of them a favor by draining them dry.
Which living person do you, most despise?
—Living? I don’t know if you can consider darkness trapped in human form “alive” but the person I despise the most is Caelius. It used to be Aidan.
What is your greatest regret?
—…trying to turn Nefertiti.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
—Rebellion, pride, intelligence, and a fierceness to fight for what he believes in.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
—Independence, intelligence, compassion, loyalty, and a strong will.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I was always fascinated by the man and the monster. I spoke with Robert who had his own demons he was unable to conquer at the time. Fascinating individual. I should have turned him.
Which living person do you most admire?
—Shea… but she’s not really human. She’s connected to something greater than all of humanity. Her light was my beacon home.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
—The fact that the only thing keeping me alive is Caelius’s blood pumping through my veins.
What is your motto?
—Have not, waste not. Lucian the merciful.
Becca C. Smith:
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.
But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.
Twitter: @therisersaga and @fmsherrill