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Blood Moon

Blood Moon

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by A. W. Gryphon
     
 

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An ancient line of witches Y An undying love Y A coming revolution Y One woman at the center of it all Y London, England. Mysterious. Beautiful. Full of legends and lore. It is home and a safe place for Amelia Pivens Kreutzer. For an ancient society of witch hunters, and practitioners, it is an easy place to go unnoticed. And for Scotland Yard=s Denny Carlisle, on All

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An ancient line of witches Y An undying love Y A coming revolution Y One woman at the center of it all Y London, England. Mysterious. Beautiful. Full of legends and lore. It is home and a safe place for Amelia Pivens Kreutzer. For an ancient society of witch hunters, and practitioners, it is an easy place to go unnoticed. And for Scotland Yard=s Denny Carlisle, on All Hallows Eve, when the Full Blood Moon reaches its highest point in the sky, it will become a city of awe and mayhem as the most powerful witch in modern history rises to avenge her lost love and forever end the ancient war among the witches and those who hunt them.

CRITICAL PRAISE

A tale of witchcraft, power and death Y an engaging suspense.
CKimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

Be prepared for A.W. Gryphon to take you on a journey of the much-researched modern witch. Her characters are magnificently defined with a turn of sorcery that will keep you on the edge. You will find yourself looking at everyone you know and meet with a different set of eyes Y All of us who are fascinated with the occult can look forward to a series Y I for one can't wait!
CTippi Hedren, The Birds

A fantastic story Y a rollercoaster ride Y a wonderfully crafted ending leaving the reader wanting more.
CDino R. Federico, Blogger News Network

A superbly crafted, powerful thriller that will crawl up your spine and settle into the hairs on the back of your neck.
CJonathan Breck, Jeepers Creepers

Tragedy, love, mystery, betrayal Y I found myself unable to put it down.
CHailey M., Fallen Angel Reviews

Compelling, hypnotic, mysterious. Gryphon winds an extraordinary and action packed tale that grabs a hold of you and won=t let go.
CAlexander Witt, Resident Evil: Apocalypse

A masterfully written chronicle.
CDarla Grant, Women=s Book Reviews

A pleasant surprise.
CAlasdair Stuart, The Zone

Blood Moon by A. W. Gryphon belongs on every fiction lovers' bookshelf.
CBasak Mumcu Civlak, NewsBlaze

Brava, Ms. Gryphon Y This bright, young talent has crafted a story that is based on the values and practices of modern Wicca believers but also is a unique rendering of the tale of good and evil. Y Blood Moon is a great first offering in a new series. I look forward to reading more.
CJanie Franz, My Shelf

An interesting new author.CCordelia Pembroke, Modern Witch Magazine

A love story, a mystery, a timeless tale Y Gryphon has provided enough twists and turns to keep even the most clever mystery reader guessing the outcome.
CAmelia Tucker, Bella: The Voice of Women

Gryphon instills a touch of mystery, intrigue and a wonderful main character Y intelligent Y fascinating.
CCherokee Sanders, Coffee Time Romance

This book had me hooked Y . It=s a must read for all fantasy lovers.
CDevyn Burton, The Faerie Drink Review

Gryphon opens the doors to a world that one seldom views past the clichés and distortions, and leads the reader into a world of compassion, harmony and beauty amongst spells and mysterious rituals.
CBecky Rose, The Take It Or Leave It Review

Enriched with historical undertones Y the mystery lover will want to be there at the final showdown Y Gryphon=s suspense will magically bring you there with a few surprises you may not have expected.
CKaren Michelle Nutt, Paranormal Romance

Let yourself be pulled in Y It=s the type of book that you will long to read in one sitting.
CRachel Rowe, A Gaggle of Book Reviews

A Masterfully written chronicle.
CDarla Grant, Women=s Book Reviews

A. W. Gryphon is a novelist and screenwriter living in Southern California. Blood Moon is her first novel and the first book in her Witches' Moon Series.

Editorial Reviews

bellaonline.com
Blood Moon, by A.W.Gryphon, is a wonderfully engaging story that will pull you in and become incredibly believable. Gryphon has woven a love story,a mystery,a timeless tale that all readers can relate to into an intriguing storyline that not only is readable to anyone, it is close enough to real life for a witch to read and be able to enjoy without having to self-edit untruths. There are no hocus pocus, lightning bolts from fingertips, love spells or cackling within these pages. The first thing that struck me was how seamlessly the ideas and ritual of being a witch are explained in the story itself. The main character, Amelia, starts out as a young girl and her story quickly changes from just a day to a drama that follows her throughout her life. This is not just about a story about being a witch. Gryphon has provided enough twists and turns to keep even the most clever mystery reader guessing the outcome. The best mysteries are those that connect all the story's threads and leave you wanting more. Blood Moon is certainly that sort of story. I would recommend reading this book. It is a great escape, as fiction should be. It is also wonderful to read a book full of what we witches already know in our lives: spellwork, balance, the power of history and the connection between what is and what will become. Blood Moon by A.W. Gryphon, belongs on every witch's bookshelf. It is not everyday that a book can be a work of fiction and still have such strong ties to reality in it that I find myself feeling pulled into the story because of the familiarity of the subject. Especially since the subject is witchcraft.
—Amelia Tucker
BNN: Blogger News Network
Witches, magick, and blood; all accompanied by the suspense and mystery expected from such things are found in A. W. Gryphon's Blood Moon. This is a fantastic story that provides the reader a roller coaster ride through the life of "The One". The intrigue is set in modern times and begins in San Francisco but quickly camps in London. The gist of the story is about one Amelia Pivens, daughter of a powerful witch. Amelia loses her mother at an early age, and has to learn about her own destiny through tragedies and interactions with powerful forces beyond her control. Amelia has some help and guidance along the way, but in the end has to decide for herself who is really on her side. The story has a fast paced motion that will keep the readers interest, and a wonderfully crafted ending leaving the reader wanting more.
—Dino R. Federico
Darque Reviews
Amelia has lived most of her life away from The Craft that she felt took her mother's life. As her Samhain birthday approaches, Amelia will be left to decide if revenge is worth the price she'll pay. A. W. Gryphon weaves a tale of witchcraft, power and death that blurs the line between those who practice for good and those who practice with a darker agenda. Moving through the years of Amelia's shadowed life at a fast clip, readers find themselves at the final showdown where what you think you know when you arrive may be far from what you'll actually find. Blood Moon is an engaging suspense that's fueled by the magic of witchcraft. Blood Moon is the first book in the Witches Moon Series.
—Kimberly Swan,
fallenangelreviews.com
Rating: 4 Angels Blood Moon by A.W. Gryphon is a tale of tragedy, love, mystery, betrayal, and destiny. The past has well and truly shaped Amelia and Blood Moon deftly explores how fighting fate is a fruitless battle. She is a character that at times I struggled to like but always found intriguing. The supporting characters were strongly written and the byplay between them kept me guessing right up until the very end who would betray her. A.W. Gryphon is a practicing witch and uses Blood Moon as a vehicle to educate the reader in a manner that is subtle and effective. After a bit of a slow start Blood Moon took off and I found myself unable to put it down. The mystery was gripping and watching Amelia walk that fine edge between light and dark had me holding my breath at times. Sinister characters, a plot where past and future collide, and that keen razor's edge of anticipation that A.W. Gryphon holds the reader on make Blood Moon a book well worth reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596636095
Publisher:
Sense of Wonder
Publication date:
03/15/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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