The time has finally come…Full Moon and Dark Moon, dual release March 31st!! I know I know, you’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for these final two installments of The Harvest Series. Well wait no more, because the time has finally arrived! I am so excited to share the gripping ending to this emotional series. We’ve watched Lexie get pushed down, knocked around, get back up and persevere through quite a bit over the years…but trust me, you ain’t seen nothin yet!
In Full Moon, (The Harvest Series #3)we get to follow Lexie through the final stage of her journey as she uncovers secrets she never imagined to be at the core of everything she’s spent years desperately trying to make sense of. And at the heart of it all…her sister’s killer. It’s sure to be an emotional ride as Lexie begins to unravel every dark and twisted piece of the puzzle until she finally gets what she’s been searching for all along…Love. Family. JUSTICE!
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… Dark Moon, (A Harvest Series Novella)forces you to question where evil comes from. Is it born or is it created? You get to see where it all began. Where Claire and Brian begin. Where the tragedy and heartache that shaped the lives of Lexie and Angela first manifested. Dark Moon will take you on a journey with Claire, which parallels the year 1991, when at fifteen Claire discovers some very disturbing things about her own parents, leading her down a path immensely intertwined with events in 2007 when Angela is murdered.
Ebook versions of both Full Moon and Dark Moon will be available on March 31st. Paperback copies will be available mid April. For signed paperback copies, contact me at email@example.com
After a looong and patient wait, I am excited to share with you that Full Moon is in its final stages before release. Stay tuned for a cover reveal and release date announcement, but in the meantime let me share a few things and tell you a little bit about the book you’ve been waiting for…
SO first, I will tell you why this book took FOREVER. I originally wrote Dark Moon (over a year ago), believing it was the story that needed to be shared before the final book. Before Full Moon. Until I began writing Full Moon. It was almost impossible to come from the angle I wanted to and I kept feeling this writer’s block even though I had the story, so clearly in my head. I sat back for a couple of days trying to figure out what the problem was. Then it hit me! Bam, smack in the face. “How had I not realized this sooner?” I asked myself over and over. I feverishly began texting with some of the coolest beta readers I know (who had already read Dark Moon forwards and backwards), to ask their opinion. Tell them my dilemma and where my head was. Presto…we all agree. Dark MoonCOULD NOT be told first if Full Moon was to have the same suspenseful impact. And there is was. The decision to put Dark Moon at the very end of the series and my fingers couldn’t type fast enough. Three days and 195 pages later, I had the first draft done! But then the real work started and that brings us to this point. The final touches. The cover, the interior, the primping and making perfect all the parts to put it into your hands. Which I promise is just within reach.
As for Full Moon and what you can expect…
After years of abuse sent her running to the west coast, Lexie returns to York, Maine for one final deed…to bury her father. Only, rather than the closure she hopes for, she finds herself sliding faster and faster down a rabbit hole of secrets. Secrets she never imagined could be at the core of everything she’s so desperately tried to make sense of. At the heart of it all…her sister’s killer.
Once Pandora’s box has been opened Lexie realizes there’s no going back. No matter the cost. With the help of her friends, Lexie begins to unravel every dark and twisted piece of the puzzle until she finally gets what she’s been searching for all along…
Remember Claire and Brian Stone from Harvest Moon? Yeah you know the ones…Lexie’s no good abusive parents? Well they are back in a way you never imagined. Dark Moon is on the horizon and will be told from Claire’s point of view. The inspiration for this short little novella was actually all the loyal readers who kept asking how it all began. Why Claire stayed with Brian when she clearly hates him. Why she chose to have two daughter with him. Two daughters she seemed to loath more than she loathed Brian, and that says a lot.
Dark Moon, A Harvest Series Novella
Where does evil come from…Is it born or is it created?
Claire grew up isolated; a secret her parents kept after a desperate attempt to shut out the cruel world that had wronged them. But at fifteen years old, Claire’s desire to step beyond the boundaries of her parent’s seclusion outweighs all consequences she may face if caught. When Claire’s scheme to be set free becomes a reality, it’s Brian who promises to help her, protect her even. Until Brian becomes just another pawn in Claire’s evil charade.
Dark Moon is a short novella that parallels Claire in 1991 at fifteen and Claire in 2007 and will come with a disclaimer similar to Angela. While all of the books in The Harvest Series are targeted toward young adults, some of the content in Dark Moon is rather edgy and intended for an older teen audience.
Now with Dark Moon just about ready to go, Full Moon, The Harvest Series, #3 will be top priority. But one thing you should know…you have to read Dark Moon BEFORE you read Full Moon. It’s imperative. Now, with that said, if there’s anyone who can’t read Dark Moon, this doesn’t mean you will be lost in Full Moon, but Dark Moon paves the way for a lot of the Stone family secrets that will emerge throughout Full Moon. While you’ll still see who, what, when, and where… you won’t necessarily understand the WHY! And that’s all I will say about that.
As of now, Dark Moon will be out sometime this summer. Hopefully by July, maybe sooner if everything falls into place. Please feel free to send me an email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a signed copy once it’s released and I will get the invoices sent out just as soon as we are ready to publish!
Also, keep your eyes open for a Dark Moon Cover reveal….Coming Soon
And if you haven’t started The Harvest Series, now is as good a time as any… so take a look around and feel free to comment, email or reach out to me in any way.
“Loved it. extremely powerful read. I have never read a book that has affected me so emotionally as this story has. Highly recommend it. If you only read one book this week make it this one. You will not be sorry that you did.”
-Teresa Rhodes-Smith via Amazon Reviews.
“I emotionally felt everything Delia was feeling. You are an excellent writer. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely recommend this book.”
-Teresa Rhodes-Smith to me, via Facebook.
“I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. The character development was impressive for a relatively quick read and it was very realistic. It should be on the required reading list for highschool students as it clearly delivers a very powerful message. I can’t wait to read more of Megan McCooey’s work!”
-Mia Scalfani via Amazon Reviews
“For my fellow bookworms…this is a fantastic read authored by a talented, long time friend of mine. I read it in one sitting…loved it! I was also super excited to find out not only did she thank me in the acknowledgements, she named the doctor in the book after me! Wayyy more recognition than I deserve for a fun medical ed conversation we had last summer, Megan McCooeyand to my teacher friends (or anyone with teenagers)- this should with out a doubt be on the required reading list for highschool students. This incredibly well written story delivers a powerful message.”
The time has finally arrived!! Crossroads has been released!!!
The release of my choose-your-own-ending short story has been a much anticipated one for me. I came up with the idea a couple of years ago, and placed in on the back burner while I focused on Winter Solstice and Angela. However, once they were both safely in the hands of my editor, I realized I needed a break from The Harvest Series, so what better time to work on something else…something new!!
Crossroads took me around a week to write. It was one of those stories that sort of wrote itself. I sat down and just let the creativity pour out of me. It was exhilarating in ways I cannot explain. At one point, I thought, there’s no way this could be good. But as I re-read the words I had written on those pages, in record time, I was elated Delia’s story had manifested in the way it did.
I’ve gotten a lot of really great feedback from readers, which made the anticipation even greater. And my hope…my plan for Crossroads is to promote it to a local organization dealing with this very issue. So fingers crossed!!!
Now that she’s done… finally released for all of you to read, I’d love your feedback! Please leave reviews here or on Amazon. I’d LOVE to hear which ending you picked and whether you went back to read the other one. What did you think of Delia’s fate in each? Also, what did you think of the dual ending? Is this something you think I should dabble in again?
If you haven’t already, grab yourself a copy of this quick read! It’s only $.99 on ebook or $5.99 in paperback. For those of you who like having paperbacks to hold, you get two for the price of one… when you buy the paperback, the ebook is free and comes with a lending option to share with a friend!!!
So I am finally planning to pencil in some time each week to post some stuff, even if it’s just random updates and news… And I would also like to dabble in some more indie reviews soon as well, but my work/home balance is insane!!
One of the things I wanted to share is actually from a few months ago and I never got around to posting it, but it’s so cool I can’t not share it with you. A really good childhood friend of mine requested my books from her local library a while back and they agreed to purchase them, which in and of itself was incredible. So when the new cover for Harvest Moon came out, I gave her a signed copy for them to replace the original with and recently she sent me this photo!!
I also wanted to share some up close photos of the awesome wrist bands Judy Davison designed for me to offer up as swag at my signings. I took all these awesome pictures and then never posted anything…are you seeing the same pattern here as I am?? Well, we definitely need to change that, starting…. NOW!!
In other exciting news, Dark Moon (A Harvest Series Novella) and Full Moon, the final installment of The Harvest Series, are well under way. The time frame I was hoping for will not happen, but I promise it’ll be well worth the wait to see how Lexie and Angela’s store started and ends. As you may or may not have noticed, the title for the novella changed a bit, from Dark Matter to Dark Moon. Thanks to my sweet and darling hubby who suggested that while Dark Matter made sense to him, because he knew the WHOLE story, I should really stay with the moon theme. Sooo, I went back to drawing board and began researching… yes I researched rather than just calling it Dark Moon. As with all my titles, theres meaning behind them and I want the title to fit, which is why when he gave me his opinion I didn’t hesitate. And here is what I found.
A dark moon, otherwise known as a balsamic moon… (yeah, there was no well in hell I was naming my book after a salad dressing…) signifies the bridge between the past and the future! When I read this line I knew I was set out on this path to research a better title for a reason. Dark Moon IS the bridge between the past and the future. It lays the foundation for all of the pain and torment Lexie and Angela endured and also will be what sets them free…. Eek, I can hardly wait to share it with you all.
Stay tuned for an excerpt of Dark Moon, later this week…
In non- Harvest Series related news… I am patiently anticipating the release of Crossroads. (I am sorry to those of you who won copies of this in a giveaway this past fall. I promise to compensate you once Crossroads is officially released!) I am still torn; however, because my lovely editor truly feels this book should not go Indie. I love this story and the format and hopefully I can write similar books after The Harvest Series is completed. Read here for a synopsis of Crossroads.
Stay tuned for a excerpt of Crossroads, coming later this week…