Thursday, April 30, 2015

Coming Soon from Samhain - MOONWITCHED

Just got the final "proof" copy of Moonwitched. Edits done. Reworked, rewrote, added, subtracted, and tweaked to death. Found some more of my favorite overused phrases - ack! Thank you, line editor. Learned from my beloved editor Linda that inference will never cut it - get in there and be specific (no matter how painful).

Comes out August 11, 2015 - can't wait to see it on Samhain's "Coming Soon" page.

And now - the big reveal. What the new baby looks like:


I am so excited by the cover quote by fellow Samhain & WisRWA author, Mary Hughes--she captures the essence of Moonwitched perfectly!
He was bred for war. Her magic is only for peace. Together they must fight for love.

Guardians of Light,
Book 7

Weapons stolen, comrades dead, ship burned and sunk, Valkyn is rotting in Lord

Zurvan’s grim dungeon, wondering if he will ever again see his sons. Rescue comes from

an unexpected source—the human witch Zurvan sent to patch him up between beatings.

Mari can’t bring herself to let Valkyn die, never mind that the fearsome northern

riever is the scourge of her homeland. Yet in him she finds an ally who could help restore

the rightful boy king to the throne. And a man who reminds her body there’s life after


Their first kiss unleashes pent-up passion she thought was long buried, clouding all the

reasons they shouldn’t get involved. But the blood on Valkyn’s hands is anathema to Mari’s

magic. If she dares open herself to him fully, he could destroy her.

Valkyn knows his heart has already surrendered to hers. When this quest is over, the

real quest will be convincing her that polar opposites not only attract, they belong together—


Warning: Contains a witch who abhors violence teaming up with a war-hardened riever

who has never known peace. Complicated by a savage warlord, a boy king in hiding, an

embittered selkie prince who’s lost his skin, and hot love scenes that show a lot of it.


To my fellow Samhain and WisRWA author, Liz Kreger. If not for her help and
encouragement early on, withDuality, I wouldn’t be a Samhain author penning this today.

A true warrior princess in her own right. Gone too soon, but never forgotten…


I wish to give thanks to some very special ladies who gave enormously of themselves to

make this project a success. For tireless critiquing that never let me settle for good enough,

the enormously talented Lacy Danes. And for their amazingly comprehensive special

critique of my martial arts lesson scene—including a very humorous DVD that showed

me EXACTLY why my original ideas were physically impossible—my own personal Three

Musketeers, author superpowers Karyn Powers, Mary Hughes and Leigh Morgan. Without

you ladies, I’d have fallen flat on my face! Love you all!


Jennifer Hawes said...

Sounds like a great book! I love the title.

Tina Donahue said...

Congrats, Renee - amazing cover. Loved the blurb. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Loved the warning! Amazing cover and the book sounds great....

Renee Wildes said...

thanks everyone! this book took FOREVER to write (life got in the way) so nice to have it finally be "real!"