Congratulations, Luna Joya!
It's our pleasure to be hosting a tour for yet another Luna Joya novel! Her fingers must be bleeding from so much typing!
We're so happy for you and we wish you every success in the world.
Thank you for all of the great reads!
All our love,
Mud and Echo
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About the Book:
Who knew dying would be the easy part of my day?
It all started the night Chase, my mountain lion shifter ex, reappeared. We’d had a whole good girl/bad boy romance going until he abandoned me a decade ago. I’d gone to Syn City for a little fun before being trapped in my hometown forever.
Then I was murdered by a maniac and my night really fell apart.
But somehow, Chase managed to strike a deal on a blood oath and bring me back as a Fury. He wants a second chance at romance, claiming we’re fated mates.
Now, I have to deal with the guy I thought I’d never see again, find and punish my murderer, and participate in a giant supernatural roller derby (long story)—all while trying to earn my wings.
And if I fail? I’ll end up dead. Again…only this time, it’ll be permanent.
All I can say is that it’s a good thing hell hath no fury like an actual Fury.
How to Date a Fury, the first book in the Syn City trilogy, is a dark, sexy, paranormal romance featuring a reluctant Fury and the shifter who broke her heart but wants a shot at mending it. Happily ever after (and plenty of snarky fun) guaranteed. Perfect for fans of Linsey Hall, Jaymin Eve, and Amelia Hutchins. Download today.
Publication Date: September, 2022
Publisher: City Owl Press
Page Count: 232
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery
Want to delve into more of Luna's work? Check out her completed Legacy Series, her on-going Wicked Series, and for our LA readers, check out her signing at Book Carnival on October 29th from noon-2 p.m.
Want to keep up to date on Luna's work? Follow her on Amazon, Bookbub, Goodreads, and join her street team group, Luna's Lovelies, for excerpts, giveaways, and sneak peeks at upcoming work.
Test Your Luna Joya Knowledge:
Luna Joya just released her latest book and the first in the Syn City Shifters Series, How to Date a Fury.
To celebrate we thought we'd to a bit of a get-to-know you with Luna Joya--testing our knowledge and learning more about one of our favorite paranormal romance authors.
Anyone that spends any time on Luna's social media, knows that Luna has a partner in literary crime. But who could for a cuter fellow to have your back than him?
Do you know the name of her tiny rescue chihuahua?
Answer: Tiny Editor
Tiny Editor was labeled an "undesirable" rescue, due to personality issues and PTSD from abusive past owners. Really, he was just waiting for the right home, and he went through three, before he found exactly where he needed to be. With his diva ways, judgy eyes that demand Luna write words, and his seat stealing ways, no book pic or video is complete without his tiny chihuahua tremble and his tiny tongue sticking out of the side of his mouth.
Luna has a pretty high-profile career outside of her work as a writer. While it make take a lot of time and effort, it's also very rewarding and keeps her mind in a place to solve mysteries--perfect for the mystery aspect of all of her books. What is it?
Answer: Deputy District Attorney
All of her books have an aspect of mystery to them, and the mystery is often a key to the growth of the characters. She works alongside detectives, forensics, and attorneys, both prosecutors and defense, and has a front seat watching our judicial system work, and that passion seeps into her books.
Joya's Legacy Series recently under went a cover change--from couples to sizzling abs and enticing pecs. But the internet has a very long memory, and you can still find her old covers in places. So the question is--what was the hair color of Delia on the cover of the first book of the Legacy Series, Magic Touch?
Hint: The original cover is still on the audiobooks.
City Owl and Luna Joya decided sometime earlier this year to give the Legacy Series a face lift and the final results were released to the public in August. The Legacy Series follows the Donovan sisters, and is completed series, with Flash Point being the final book within it.
Magic Touch is the first book in the series, featuring the oldest of the Donovan sisters, Delia Donovan, who on top of juggling her family's magical secrets, is asked to join a special FBI taskforce to solve a murder. And if there happens to be a bit of tension between her and Mark, the reluctant prosecutor... Well, opposites do attract...
Luna Joya has been to a couple of events already this year, but what was her last one?
Answer: Luna last attended the Love and Devotion Event to sign her books.
The event held authors and cover models and readers were welcomed to join them for lunch at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.
Her next upcoming event will be at a Book Carnival in Orange, California from noon to 2p.m.
You can find pictures of her Love and Devotion Event and the Open Canyon Signing that happened before it, here.
Normally, I take an author's description of the event and try to give readers the feeling of being there, because I've always wanted to know what it's like, and I'm often distance challenged when it comes to seeing our authors at signings--our authors are spread across the country.
The piece Michelle wrote, however, had so much of her in it, that it just needed to be put up here without any interference from me.
QuestCon Orlando was actually almost a month ago--slow much, Echo?--but better late than never. If you're interested in attending the next QuestCon Orlando, you can check it our here.
Michelle has more signing's coming up, but nothing that's been announced yet. If you'd like to keep up with Michelle's signings, watch her calendar on her page.
Note: Michelle's next book is coming out under her more "smexy" pen name, Noa Rose. An MMF romance, A New Game is set to release October 15.
Check out the view from Michelle Schad's table at the con:
QuestCon Orlando: Report
QuestCon Orlando happened August 20, 2022. It was their inaugural convention, held at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Orlando, FL. The advertising for it spread through the local gaming community like wildfire. As it captivated my target audience, I applied to vend thinking, if nothing else, I could start getting my name out there not only as a writer, but as a DM too. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised!
The con was attended by roughly 200 people, all gamers of some flavor, along with their families and significant others. Having attended many gaming cons in the past without vendors, I was not expecting much in the way of sales or even flow through the vendor room. I - and the other vendors in the room - were so wrong!
People flowed through that room in droves, to the point where it was single-file only to pass through the row I was in. There were panels from local gamers and artists, table-top games of all kinds to run, a costume contest, cosplayers, and the very clever use of scavenger hunts by two exhibitors that got people moving through the vendor room like hunter bees for flowers. These people came to have fun, to learn, and to spend money! Wow, did they spend money!
The general consensus from all the vendors I spoke to, was shock at how well everyone was doing sales wise. I sat between an artist and a self-published card game maker. As it was only a 1-day con, that might have made a difference. There was no chance for con-goers to ‘wait until the last day’ when they only sometimes come back. The two scavenger hunts sent people all through the vendor room asking questions, taking pictures, and, yes, spending money.
I set up a sign that read “Roll a Nat20 to win a free book!” which counted for the scavenger hunt and then had people rolling to try to win. Even if they didn’t, a little more than half the time they bought a book anyway. I had four Nat20 winners total that day, but the draw to roll dice was too great to pass up for the casual gamer.
I had discussions with several people that were entranced by the fact that I not only write books, but run a game based on my novel Ashes to Embers. I told anecdotes of my tables, of my gaming and writing career, and had repeat visitors to my table. My vendor neighbor attracted quite a bit of attention with a raffle that kept people effectively trapped at my table (thank you, Lumenvoid!) to chat, shop, look at stickers, or read back flaps.
The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The other vendors were just as excited as I was to see people coming in to spend, chat, and learn. I will gladly return next year to QuestCon which is not something I say lightly about cons.
About Michelle Schad, pen name, "Noa Rose":
From a young age, there have been voices inside of Michelle’s head. No, not those kinds of voices – or, maybe they are; who really knows? Rather than fear those voices, Michelle wrangled them like wild mustangs on the prairie, make each one bend to her will in its own time. Well, what does that mean?
It means that Michelle has been writing stories of the fantastic, the horrific, and the mysterious for as long as her little fingers have been able to hold a pen and probably longer, but memory only goes back so far. In a world that passes for ‘normal’, she is all of the ‘normal’ things one might expect: mother, wife, keeper of fur-babies. She is also a student of life, meaning if there is something to learn, she will learn it, thus making her a veritable font of only partially useful knowledge.
The whimsy and ChAoS that actually controls the rest of Michelle’s existence has earned her a place in two different arenas so far: Bards and Sages Quarterly and Corrugated Sky Publishing. While wielding the unwieldiness of words is her primary function, she is also an avid crafter, collector of “creepy” ball-jointed dolls, and can run through a Target in under an hour with only two extra items from her intended list. Talent!
You can find more about her on her website at https://tamingchaos.net/
Michelle Schad and Noa Rose Novels:
Lean in Close... We've got stories to tell.
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