Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Her creativity also spills into watercolor painting and drawing. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transforming into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Crazy about cycling, she usually passes the 1,000 mile mark yearly. She is learning kayaking and already addicted. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and that spiritual quest helps her explore the mystical side of fantasy. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at new stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical! She is the author of the novel, TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE, the first in a trilogy available through MuseItUp Publishing. Part two, TORTUGA TREASURE is scheduled for release in January, 2012. Look for the first of her epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available early 2012. Learn more about Marsha at her website: and chat with her on Twitter @MarshaAMoore.
Le Cirque De Magieby Marsha A. Moore
The circus manager can’t be found. Ravi is
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The circus is a blur of commotion with last minute preparations for the spring tour. Ravi, the high-wire heart throb, becomes jittery when he meets the company’s newly-hired female dwarf. Hours before departure, his magical perceptions are on fire as he witnesses her involvement in a gory bump off.
The circus manager can’t be found. Ravi is desperate to protect his sweetheart and performing partner, Alice. The train creaks away, beginning the long journey with danger stowed on board. Nicknamed the Great Birdman, Ravi steps forward and exposes his true identity—a real risk during edgy, vigilante times of prohibition. A brave move—but will his Suparna abilities be enough to snuff out this fierce demon?
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Le Cirque de Magie sets readers down in the 1920s alongside Ravi, a trapeze artist in a circus troupe in Sarasota, Florida. Ravi's no ordinary trapeze artist, he's really a supernatural being called a Suparna. During his troupe's run, a dwarf joins up, but Ravi senses something strange about her--something he doesn't like. When his beloved Alice is threatened, Ravi senses the dwarf is behind it. Can Ravi save his beloved? What more trouble will the dwarf cause before he can stop her? And what'll happen when Ravi's secret is exposed? You'll have to read to find out! Filled with intrigue, romance, and magic, along with authentic tidbits of the culture of the 1920s that created a unique and vivid story world, this is a delightful little tale that I think fantasy fans will enjoy.
(Review by Cynthia Shepp for Word Vagabond) Enter the world of Le Cirque de Magie, The Circus of Magic, in Prohibition-era America. This book delves into Sanskrit spirits and demons. Ravi, a sun-bird deity, is the main character of the book. He does not speak good English but he manages to come across as a great man. Ravi is a performer in Le Cirque de Magie, whose winter home is in Sarasota, Florida. He is part of the trapeze act and is in love with Alice, another performer in the circus. The circus is full of supernatural creatures, such as the snake people, called Nagas, who are semi-divine beings. The manager of the circus, Jack, hires a female dwarf named Sadie at the last minute, to be a part of the show. Ravi senses that there is something wrong with the dwarf, and sets out to find out what it is and to protect his love and his troop. The dwarf causes all kinds of trouble, leaving death and destruction in her wake. Full of magic, gruesome and disturbing images, and a sweet love story, Le Cirque de Magie is sure to impress. Le Cirque de Magie was an odd but interesting short story. Being a quick read, around twenty to thirty minutes, it is extremely full of adventure in a very short time. I did have a few issues with the book. There was not enough character development for my taste and it took me a few chapters before I realized what era the story was set in. I loved the introduction into Sanskrit spirits and demons, but there was no follow-up or follow-through. The author just put the characters out there like you already understood what they were and what they were capable of. Regardless of that, I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. It started out interesting; Ravi was a great character that you instantly connected with, the scenes were vivid, the storyline unique, and the love story sweet. I highly recommend reading this book when you would like a quick and fun read. I would give this book four stars. I applaud the creativity of the author and look forward to reading more from her. Quotes from the book: “You might want to tuck these in or you’ll scare more folks than the horror picture.” “Tween you an’ me, my scales lifted up when she was around.”
The story was good. Revi was an entertaining character and the Molly Macgillavery the seamstress was a bit scary but over all a great character with her no nonsense attitude! I agree with other reviewers that the story ended a little to abruptly. you have to wonder what will happened to Lyra McCauley. will she truly go back to the store on wednesday and will she get to know him or just leave?
The only complaint I have is that it ended way too soon :) This was a great read about Ravi, a Suparna, who is hiding his true identity from most of the circus folk (besides Jack the Manager and his girlfriend Alice). While practicing for their performance, Ravi nearly drops Alice from the flying trapeze as a newly hired dwarf, Sadie, causes a commotion below with Ravi's friends, the Snake people. He has a feeling the dwarf is more than meets the eye, and soon finds out his feelings are correct. He sees Sadie one night doing something hideous and decides to inform Jack. What happens next is the search for Sadie's whereabouts as well as what Sadie truly is, as she is no ordinary dwarf. I really liked this story and thought that Moore did a great job of making Ravi seem real with his "not so good English". I encourage you to take a chance on this book. You won't be disappointed!