Centuries ago, his ancestor fell in love with a woman cursed by a jealous witch. No one believed him until it was too late. Eric Fontalvo was determined to prove one thing... that a family curse didn't cause his father's death.
The plan was working until the day he found her...again. Suddenly his life changes forever, and he is forced to question everything he believes.
Moving into an old plantation house was just what Tandie Harrison needed to recover from tragedy. So she writes a book, a story based on a man in her dreams. There's only one problem though... the characters from her novel keep showing up on her doorstep.
And then she finds a diary written hundreds of years ago.
As if that isn't strange enough, she meets him...the man from her dream, someone who reawakens her psychic power along with something else from long ago.
Can Eric and Tandie's love destroy the force keeping them apart? Or will darkness win again?
Hacienda Moon is a new classic tale of two lovers crossing time. A seductive tale of one woman's journey to confront the demons of her past and to find the courage to face her future. It is a mesmerizing novel that explores the deepest depths of human nature, and the characters will hold and haunt you long after you have read the final chapter.
Paperback £8.06 or 99p Ebook, 280 pages
July 28th 2012
by The TriGate Group.
“Wow, it’s so hot out here today.” I stretched my arms, lifting my
tee-shirt up until my belly button was exposed, basking in the warmth of
the late summer sun. Eric’s mouth fell open. Success! That move totally
stole Mr. Intense's attention. Tucking my lips, I made a move toward an
even more creative tease, bending over to pick up one of the three
paint brushes I’d dropped.
“What are you doing?” he asked.
does it look like? I dropped my paintbrushes.” I shrugged and waved the
brush between us. “Did I not use the proper technique for bending over
and picking it up?”
He gave me a boyishly wide big grin and
moved closer to where I stood beside the house. Glancing down at the
brushes beside my feet, he said, “They do look somewhat dirty. You sure
you can handle that task? You strike me as somewhat of a nice girl. With
that much paint and dirt all in the heads, you have to get a little
rough with cleaning them.” His gaze bore into mine, smoldering me under a
hazel brown sugary-colored look this time.
I held his gaze. “Oh, believe me. I have plenty of ways to clean dirty things.”
There was about a foot of space between us now. “Is that right?”
“Oh yeah,” I answered, hoping that the pulse line on my neck didn’t show the way my heart thumped inside my chest.
gaze drifted from my eyes down to my lips and finally ended at my left
shoulder. “Then why don’t you start by cleaning that big red spider off
your shoulder?” An amused smile spread across his lips, but a scream
shrilled out of mine.
Eric slammed his hands over his ears. “Damn it, Tandie.”
spiked through me. He might as well have said my breasts were hanging
out. He would’ve gotten less of a response than he did with the spider
statement. “Get it off me! Do you see it? Is it still there? Get it!” I
shrieked, jumping around and spinning in half circles.
help you until you stop trying to burst my eardrums,” he said, still
half-way smiling. He came over and put his arms around me, pulling me
into his embrace. “Calm down, Tandie. It’s gone, all right?”
to never tease Eric ever again, I waited for my breathing to normalize
and for my trembling limbs to steady as I was pressed against his chest.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Moon is the first book I've read by KaSonndra Leigh. I have to be
honest it isn't my usual story, however, I was looking for something
different and this book was definitely that. It's a dark gothic novel
with a spooky edge.
Tandie Harrison is moving out of the big
city and back to near her hometown. She has found a quirky house, Chelby
Rose to stay at that is in need of some maintenance. Eric Frontalvo is
the handyman for the job and Tandie doesn't mind him hanging around. The
house has its own spooky feel to it and is the perfect place for a
psychic to live even if she has lost her mojo.
Tandie is a
writer, but this story is about to take a life of its own. With a
looming murder on the horizon, some strange events and some deadly
visitors this book is one spooky ride. There is more to Eric than it
seems and the house is the key to an ancient mystery.
said this isn't my usual read and I think if you like a spooky mystery
you'll love this one. Ghosts, murder and a side helping of romance this
book is one exciting journey. It has so much to offer. It's creative and
addictive. It took me a little while to get sucked into this book, but
it was worth the perseverance. It can be read as a standalone. However,
Tandie and Eric's story continue next July in the sequel.
rating this book 4 stars out of 5. I think if you like the gothic on the
edge style books you would easily rate this one 5. I enjoyed it, but I
will not be looking for more books in a similar style. I prefer sassy
*I received an ARC as part of the RABT Book Tours. My blog post will be 25th November. My review is honest and fair.*
About the Author
Author of the Bestelling Lost Immortals Saga, Pathseekers and Musical Interlude Series, KaSonndra Leigh is also a mother, blogazine owner, reader, gardener, home renovator, and a slayer of undead Egyptian mummies in Tomb Raider. She believes in karma, coffee, and seriously wish that the producers of Xena would bring her favorite show ever back.
Strange things about KaSonndra: Everything. She’s weird, odd, unusual, and generally tends to make people think she swooped down from another planet. Maybe she did. Who knows? She’s also a member of the #zombiesurvivalcrew on twitter. So if you need protection from the upcoming apocalypse, don’t hesitate to call on KayLeigh and crew!
KaSonndra was born in the race-car city of Charlotte, NC, and now live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, NC, when she’s not hanging out in Bardonia (Lost Immortals Saga setting). Most of her characters are based on people that she has met throughout her travels and adventures. People tend to stop and start conversations with KaSonndra as if she has known them her entire life. Does this freak her out? Not really. Her mom says that one day she’ll get kidnapped by one of these folks. KaSonndra’s response? She told her mom that if it weren’t for these lovely people, then she wouldn’t be able to create such fabulously romantic stories.
A few other tidbits about KaSonndra… She has watched the movie Under the Tuscan Sun almost 200 times. This is her explanation regarding her obsession. She figures that if she keeps watching the film enough times, then suddenly the house that Diane Lane lives in will magically appear in her backyard. Yes! KaSonndra has a huge imagination!