HALF MOON RISING is out in PRINT & 4 Stars at RTBook Review

October 30, 2007 at 9:09 pm (Books of Interest, Half Moon Rising, Margo Lukas Books, Romance Books) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is what December 2007 Romantic Times Book Review had to say about Half Moon Rising:

“[an] entertaining and action-packed addition to the werewolf genre…”

“…characters are likable, the villain is nicely evil and the ending is highly satisfactory.”

They gave the book 4 stars! Yippy! Needless to say–I’m thrilled.

Today is also the day it is available in print.  You can buy it any of these links: Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com, and MBAM (Samhain’s store).

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FREE SHORT STORY!

October 2, 2007 at 5:36 pm (Half Moon Rising, Margo Lukas Books, romance, Romance Books) (, , , , , )

I’ve added a new 2000 word short story to my page menu– Half Moon Origins: The Witch’s Spellboook  Check it out–the heroine isn’t your usual girl–she’s an elderly witch!  Hey, romance doesn’t end when you’re a senior citzen 🙂

Here’ the intro paragraphs.

Village of Lucia, Spain; 1485 

      The moonlight glowed too dimly through the cottage window.  The thick wax seal remained an undecipherable blur to the old witch, her eyes clouded by years spent toiling in the garden.

       While the stranger loomed over her small table, Isabel DeLagado caressed the wax ridges and let her fingertips prove the truth of the package’s sender.

      Surprise jolted her frail frame.  “The seal of the Alpha King himself?” 

     Carlos, her companion, protectively laid his gnarled hand on her shoulder, mistaking her awe for fear.  Her lover’s struggle to bring his frame to full height filled her with sadness.  Alas, any defense Carlos mustered against the stranger would have been useless.  Utterly useless.   READ THE STORY’S END.

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New Blogging Day at Beyond the Veil & A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

September 26, 2007 at 5:39 pm (About Margo, Books of Interest) (, , , , )

..or Beyond the Evil as my hubby calls it…

While I was subbing for SJ on Fridays, I am now a “real” member and will be posting every other Wednesday.  I started the 19th and my next day will be October 3.

Last week I blogged about “What Was the 1st Paranormal Romance Published?”.  There was lots of good feedback and it looked like the winner was June Lund Shiplett’s Journey to Yesterday in 1979.

A few comments mentioned Jude Deveraux’s A Knight In Shining Armor and–lo and behold–guess what book I found in my shelves????

Wow! I read it in 4 hours and couldn’t get my nose out of that book.  (and this is WHILE I was watching the “HEROS” premier.

***SPOILER ALERT****  Don’t read the rest of the post if you haven’t read the book yet.

Okay, the heroine, Douglass, was a little on the whiny, get-a-spine side…but she got stronger as the story went along.

 The hero, Nicholas, was Alpha to the core…but he redeemed himself in the last twenty pages or so.

What really interested me was the structure of the story and the ending.  I don’t want to post a spoiler, but I’m not sure an editor would let an author end a story like that now-a-days.

There real hero–the man who made love to Douglass and who was the real knight in shining armor–spends the last thirty years of his life alone in the 15th century and dies without love!!  Yes, there was the whole “my soul” will find “your soul” but I didn’t get the euphoric happy ending that I like.

But the story was good and it’s staying on my “keeper shelf”.

~Margo

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