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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Welcome CD Hersh, Author of Son of the Moonless Night

I am very pleased to welcome CD Hersh who has just released Son of the Moonless Night, The Turning Stone Chronicles, which is book three of the series. It's the kind of cross genre book I love, a combination of sensual urban fantasy, paranormal, and romantic suspense. And as with all the books published by Soulmate, the cover is stunning.

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Thrust back into the world of paranormal huntress, Deputy Coroner Katrina Romanovski must unravel a string of murders she believes are vampire attacks. When she discovers the shape shifter she’s in love with is the murderer, she must reconcile her feelings for him, examine her life of violence against paranormals, and justify deceiving him in order to bring him to justice.

Owen Todd Jordan Riley has a secret. He’s a shape shifter who has been hunting and killing his own kind. To him the only good shifter is a dead shifter. Revenge for the death of a friend motivates him, and nothing stands in his way . . . except Katrina Romanovski, the woman he is falling in love with.

Deputy coroner Katrina Romanovski has a secret, too. She hunts and kills paranormal beings like Owen. At least she did. When she rescues Owen from an attack by a werebear she is thrust back into the world she thought she’d left. Determined to find out what Owen knows about the bear, she begins a relationship meant to collect information. What she gets is something quite different-love with a man she suspects of murder. Can she reconcile his deception and murderous revenge spree and find a way to redeem him? Or will she condemn him for the same things she has done and walk away from love?

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In the wrong hands, the Turning Stone ring is a powerful weapon for evil. So, when homicide detective Alexi Jordan discovers her secret society mentor has been murdered and his magic ring stolen, she is forced to use her shape-shifting powers to catch the killer. By doing so, she risks the two most important things in her life—her badge and the man she loves.Rhys Temple always knew his fiery cop partner and would-be-girlfriend, Alexi Jordan, had a fewsecrets. He considers that part of her charm. But when she changes into a man, he doesn’t find that as charming. He’ll keep her secret to keep her safe, but he’s not certain he can keep up a relationship—professional or personal. Danny Shaw needs cash for the elaborate wedding his fiancée has planned, so he goes on a mugging spree. But when he kills a member of the secret society of Turning Stones, and steals a magic ring that gives him the power to shape shift, Shaw gets more than he bargained for.

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Shape shifter Delaney Ramsey’s daughter is missing, and she is bound by honor to protect the man she suspects of the deed. To bring him to justice, she must go against her code, the leader of the secret shifter society, and the police captain she is falling for.

When Delaney Ramsey is enlisted to help train two of the most powerful shape shifters the Turning Stone Society has seen in thousands of years, she suspects one of them is responsible forthe disappearance of her daughter. To complicate matters, the man has a secret that could destroy them all. Bound by honor to protect the suspect, Delaney must prove his guilt without losing her life to his terrible powers or revealing to the police captain she’s falling for that she’s a shape shifter with more than one agenda.
The minute Captain Williams lays eyes on Delaney Ramsey, he knows she’s trouble. Uncooperative, secretive, and sexy, he can’t get her out of his mind. When he discovers she has a personal agenda for sifting through all the criminal records in his precinct, and secretly investigating his best detective, he can’t let her out of his sight. He must find out what she’s looking for before she does something illegal. If she steps over the line, he’s not certain he can look the other way for the sake of love

Now, the most interesting thing about author CD Hersh is that you are really Catherine and Donald Hersh!

Tell us a little about yourselves and your writing.

We’ve been married 45 years and writing as co-authors since the 90s. We started writing plays for our church drama group. We had so much fun writing together that the next logical step was full-blown fiction. And it’s still fun after three published books and one under contract.

And you're still married. Classic soulmates to be sure. Do you write full time? 

Feels like it. LOL. No it doesn’t pay the bills, retirement does. Other retirement occupations include travel, music, reading, gardening, and quilting (for Catherine).

What are your writing inspirations?

Road signs. LOL. We brain-storm different story ideas as we travel to keep ourselves amused.

Fascinating. How did you come to write this story?

The current book, Son of the Moonless Night, is the third book in our Turning Stone Chronicles series. It is a continuation of Owen’s story whom you meet in book two.

The Turning Stone Chronicles are about the descendants of three ancient Celtic families. A magical Bloodstone that enables the wearers to shape shift. A charge to use the stone’s power to benefit mankind, and a battle, that is going on today, to control the world, both human world and the shape shifter world. Can the Secret Society of shape shifters called the Turning Stone Society heal itself and bring peace to our world?

So for those of us who have not read the other books, tell us a bit about the characters and who we might be meeting.

Every book has a new hero and heroine whose stories are woven into the fabric of the overarching series story about the shape shifters battle to control the world and bring peace. The main characters of Son of the Moonless Night are Katrina Romanovski, a paranormal huntress, and Owen Jordan Riley, a shape shifter intent on destroying the man he believes responsible for the death of his friend. He’s also on a mission to eliminate shape shifters because he believes mankind should have control of his destiny, not the Turning Stone Society.

What project will you be working on next?

Book number four of the series, The Mercenary and the Shifters, is being drafted. And after that it is book five and six, which are not totally plotted.

Tell us one surprising or interesting fact about yourselves, besides the fact that you've been married for 45 years and are co-authors.

We loooove the TV series the Bachelor and Bachelorette. When our daughter asked us why we watched such trash and did we really believe you could love in twelve weeks. Catherine responded, “We watch because we’re romantics at heart, and we make our characters find love in less than four hundred pages.” So, yes, we do believe.

Is there anything else about yourself you'd like to tell us about yourself or your writing?

We laugh a lot when we are working on a book together.

Congratulations, CD Hersh. I can't wait to read Son of the Moonless Night then back track to read the others.

Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.

Together they have co-authored a number of dramas, six which have been produced in Ohio, where they live. Their interactive Christmas production had five seasonal runs in their hometown and has been sold in Virginia, California, and Ohio. Their most recent collaborative writing efforts have been focused on romance. The first two books of their paranormal romance series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles are available on Amazon. The third book in the series Son of the Moonless Night will be released May 27th by Soul Mate Publishing.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Celebrating The Upcoming Print Release of The Widow's Walk and The Book Brew

It's true. Any day now I am expecting the advance review copy of the print version of The Widow's Walk. And today, the fully revised novelization of Breakwater Beach has been submitted.

This weekend,  I was in Brewster for the opening of The Novel Fun in the Summer Sun book tour.

I am so excited about this--the Unfinished Business Series has been a favorite project of mine since 2006! I just love these stories and the characters. I have a crush on Mike, and wish I had a Mae in m life to kick my arse out of any bad mood that happens to come along. And I assure you, but the time the third book is done (by next year) poor Liz is going to get some relief from Elisabeth's incessant intrusions.

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