The theme of the Blue Moon anthologies are things that happen once in a blue moon. Blue moons are when two full moons appear in the one month. If conditions are right, the second full moon takes on a blue tint, which is where the phrase comes from. So, blue moons are rare, as are special wishes.
My story is called Moondance and is set on the Dingle Peninsula in the southwest of Ireland at a place called the Three Sisters promonatory near Ballyferriter village. Moondance is based on a lovely quote I found that says. "Love that's true happens only once in a blue moon."
Blanaid thinks there's something wrong with her. It's been months since she's dated, and even if she makes the first move to invite a man out, it seems he can't run away from her fast enough. If it weren't for her best friends, Ronan and Siobhan, Blanaid is sure she'd go crazy with loneliness and despair. Then, one night while watching the sunset, Ronan kisses her and suddenly, the world as Blanaid knows it is thrown into turmoil. She turns to Siobhan for advice and a shoulder to cry on.
Can Blanaid face the truth in Siobhan's words?
The instant his lips touched Blanaid's, Ronan was sure he'd found Heaven. Ever since meeting her, he tried to find a way to tell her how he felt about her. When he overheard her telling Siobhan she never dated the friends they hung out with, he kept his feelings to himself- until this night when everything seemed so right. And he thought she felt the same when she returned his kiss. But when she realized what was happening, she ran from him. Ronan was sure he'd scared her off forever.
Can Ronan settle for just being Blanaid's friend?You can read an excerpt from the story here.
Reviews are already starting to come in for this fabulous collection. Check out Huntress Reviews. Detra says, "If you want some sweet dreams, read one of two of these stories just before bed. Terrific!" Thanks Detra!!!
Get your own copy of Blue Moon Enchantment, online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Ask your local bookseller to get it shelved as well! Amazon is offering a two-book special when you buy Blue Moon Enchantment with Blue Moon Magic. Collect the set!
Other big news: I've just signed the contract for my next short story, which will appear in the Xmas anthology called Holiday in the Heart. My story is called The Power of Love. This story is also set in Ireland; this time it's Limerick City. I'm working on a blurb page now so stay tuned for site updates. Thanks to Elaine in Limerick who inspired this story in part.
Don't forget that No Law Against Love, published in January, is still available in the stores and online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It's a great collection to take with you and all net profits are being donated to charity. Any books sold in Ireland are going to benefit the Marie Keating Foundation's breast cancer awareness program.
You can read excerpts from both of my stories in this book on my website, Tutti-Frutti Blues and Dude Looks Like a Lady.
I hope you've had an enjoyable Summer. I hate to mention it, but Xmas is just 3 months away. Don't wait until later in the year to stock up on some great reads to give away as gifts. Load up on some Highland Press anthologies. They're a great investment in both your pocketbook AND in your emotional well-being.
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