Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Six fun facts about Jancie Sadler, the heroine of Witch’s Moonstone Locket - by Marsha A. Moore

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Six fun facts about the heroine of Witch’s Moonstone Locket—Jancie Sadler
by Marsha A. Moore

She’s the 23-year-old heroine of Witch’s Moonstone Locket, the first book in my series of Coon Hollow Coven Tales. Besides that, she’s a great character for lots of reasons. Here are just a few:

Jancie’s proud of how she was able to be there for her mother while she suffered with and died of cancer. To do that, Jancie had to give a lot. She changed colleges so she could live at home and commute, missing out on fun times with her friends. All that was hard, but she wouldn’t have changed a thing, other than the moment her mom passed when Jancie wasn’t in the room. That missed goodbye eats away at her so much, she reaches out to a witch in Coon Hollow Coven to see if witchcraft can reconnect her to her mother.

Jancie loves her Great Aunt Starla, an elderly relative on her mother’s side. They get together often to enjoy Starla’s homemade cornbread and beans with ham hocks. Over one such evening, Starla shares something that will change Jancie’s life forever—a diary written in the 1930s. The diary tells how Jancie’s great grandmother coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket that allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead. From that moment, Jancie was determined to see if she could do the same.

Jancie enjoys working in her mother’s herb garden because it makes her feel close to her mom, who recently passed away. The scents of the mint remind Jancie of how her mother filled their home with the herb tucked into vases of flowers. Jancie does the same in the family house that is now hers. She feels her mother’s love as well as some surprising feelings...coming from things she never expected when she takes a closer look at the leaves!

She works as a manager at the main bank in Bentbone, Indiana, a good job, although boring. After a dead-end relationship with a hot but loser boyfriend, Jancie wants to embrace life, find a path that really fits her. When she meets Rowe McCoy, a witch from Coon Hollow Coven, to help her reconnect to her deceased mother, Jancie is more than ready for her life to change.

Jancie’s wardrobe, or lack of wardrobe, drives her crazy. She wishes she could have the easy fashion sense of her BFF Rachelle, who is a natural Bohemian hippie-child. Jancie manages to have enough conservative outfits for work as a bank manager and more than enough running clothes, but the fun clothes seem to date back to high school. And so do the fun times.

Jancie’s dad, Dwayne, has a serious thing about Jancie staying away from witches. Even though she’s twenty-three, he forbids her to go near the local Coon Hollow Coven. And he won’t give a good explanation, which infuriates her. She loves her dad, but his rule is almost impossible to follow. The annual Labor Day coven carnival is about to start, and her friends want to go. And even harder, when Jancie learns a witch from the coven may be able to help her have that lost goodbye with her mother.

Despite her dad's warnings, Jancie cannot turn away from the perilous path before her, filled with magic, danger, and romance. Find out more in Witch's Moonstone Locket!

Witch’s Moonstone Locket
A Coon Hollow Coven Tale, Book One
Marsha A. Moore

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: March 24, 2015

Word Count: 94,000

About the Book:

Twenty-three-year-old Jancie Sadler was out of the room when her mother died, and her heart still longs for their lost goodbye. Aching to ease her sorrow, Aunt Starla gives Jancie a diary that changes her entire life. In entries from the 1930s, her great grandmother revealed how she coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket, which allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead.

Determined to find that locket, Jancie goes to the coven’s annual carnival held in her small southern Indiana town of Bentbone. This opposes her father’s strict rule: stay away from witches. But she’s an adult now and can make her own decisions. She meets Rowe McCoy, the kind and handsome witch who wears the moonstone. He agrees to let her try to open the locket, but they’re opposed by High Priestess Adara and her jealous desire to possess him.

Desperate for closure with her mother, Jancie persists and cannot turn away from a perilous path filled with magic, romance, and danger.

Meet the Author:

Marsha A. Moore loves to write fantasy and paranormal romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales.

The magic of art and nature often spark life into her writing, as well as watercolor painting and drawing. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is a registered yoga teacher. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out for an hour or more is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand.

Every day at the beach is magical!

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Marsha A. Moore said...

Sapphyria, thanks lots for inviting me to be here today!

Sapphyria said...

You are very welcome!