Creole Moon the Betrayal

Creole Moon the Betrayal

by S. T. Holmes


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Explore the world of fantasy in the Louisiana swamp during the 1800s. Join our hero, George Genois, as he uncovers a dark side of love and marriage. George returns to his hometown to celebrate the wedding of his twin brother, Gerald. George is not the marrying kind but strange events throw him in the path of a fiery rebellious young woman from his past. A spell is cast and he falls madly in love with her but the priest and priestess of the swamp have other plans for the woman. Under a creole moon all of their fates are sealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947620070
Publisher: Toplink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/21/2017
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

S.T. Holmes was born in New Orleans, LA and was educated in the Catholic school system there. She is a twin and has one younger sister. As the middle child, she always felt like the odd ball never really fitting in. So, she turned to her highly imaginative nature and began writing about human nature and how twisted things can get. Merging her creativity with the tall tales spun about the bayous of Louisiana, Holmes came up with this paranormal story line for her novel. She believes that humans' fate or destiny is governed by some higher power. This book explores the idea that supernatural beings in concert with the gods and goddesses of long ago, use humans as pawns for their own godly amusement.

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Creole Moon The Betrayal 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MelissaMcLeod8484 More than 1 year ago
Creole Moon The Betrayal started out really interesting, George, a military officer was home for his brothers wedding. He was convinced that he would never get married because marriage was losing your freedom forever. After the wedding George heads into town and is unexpectedly drawn against his will to the river bank where he sees a beautiful lady Jewella trying to rile up the slaves to fight back. George ends up being spelled to fall in love with and try to save Jewella when she gets arrested for treason. The beginning of the book was great, I was very much taken in, the plot kept my attention and I never knew what was going to happen next which was awesome. However, after George visits the chicken man and gets stuck in the swamp and is changed into some green weird monster, I quickly lost interest and was confused most of the time. I don't know anything about the Louisiana witch craft others have mentioned so maybe that's why I didn't get it. But overall I would not recommend this book. If the whole book would have been like the beginning even with a little witch craft or magic it would have been great, but it just got weird and didn't make any sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creole Moon The Betrayal, by S.T. Holmes, is everything you would imagine New Orleans to be in that there’s witchcraft, curses, love, and so much more. The story follows Sgt George Francis Genois and his battle to save the women he loves while defying all that is against him. George has a love spell cast on him, and in turn falls in love with Jewella, his sister’s friend. When Jewella ends up in trouble, George looks for help in the wrong places and in turn, finds another curse placed on him. While I found the book good, I wouldn't call it amazing. There were times where I felt that it couldn’t keep my attention, though the potential is definitely there. The characters are interesting enough, the magical world is always intriguing. Despite that, I felt that there were a lot of unanswered questions. The book is a pretty short and easy read, and it’s definitely got a good foundation. I was just left a little empty when I finished this one.
Paula_Stewart1 More than 1 year ago
The Voo Doo WeDo Thought I would take a moment and share about another great book I just finished reading. This book titled, Creole Moon The Betrayal, is brilliantly written by S. T. Holmes. This scary story unfolds in the deep south around the eighteen hundred's, during a time of slavery and extreme racism. One of the well-developed characters is the main character, Jewella, who is a mulatto girl living among the privileged white folks and the product of her father's adulteress affair with the house help. This family's little secret creates turmoil in the house with two domineering half sisters, who always remind her that she is the result of their father's infidelity and the half black blood that she carries. This clever story then turns to supernatural hauntings and the body possession of a man named George. Who against his will and understanding is manipulated by dark unseen forces that push him toward Jewella for some sacred Voo Doo reason. Beware of the "Chicken Man", who is a greatly feared witchdoctor connected to the dark spirits. His character is so descriptively written that I found myself looking over my shoulder almost believing he was real. This story that has some unexpected plot twists has it all; great characters, intriguing setting, and a very believable ghost story. I liked how the author intertwined racism, slavery, superstition, and freedom in a very poetic format. I just love the quotes like, "Think fear, forever encouraged and revered." This and other great quotes provoke thought and give this book great depth and a tangible realism. Do not judge this book by its creepy cover it is but a glimpse of what's inside. Very nice flow throughout this story, making it easy to digest at any speed. A powerfully compelling story like this would make a great movie.
amethystc More than 1 year ago
Set in New Orleans, this book deals with the mysterious voodoo that the region is known for. Creole Moon The Betrayal by S. T. Holmes is a book about a man who falls in love with a woman while under the influence of a spell. He is drawn into a complex web with the woman that he loves because she is in some kind of trouble and he is compelled to rescue her. He seeks out help from the wrong person and ends up under another spell which is more powerful than the one he is already under. The book did not capture my attention in the same way other books do. It has a very supernatural feel to it, which I loved, and the characters are interesting, but could have used a little more development. I am also not happy with the cliffhanger ending. It's indicative of a series and I am not exactly sure how a series would flow. This book has that dark magic and mystical feel to it, which you expect from any book dealing with voodoo magic, and it has a decent plot. I did enjoy the writing style, and the author told a good story, but there was just too much going on, and at times it slowed down the flow of the book. Still, if you are into supernatural books and love a little voodoo magic, then this is a book worth reading.
Romuald Dzemo More than 1 year ago
Creole Moon The Betrayal by S. T. Holmes is the story of a man's struggle to save the woman he loves and to wrest himself free from the powers that are beyond him. Sgt. George Francis Genois' life could have been as happy without love, but he is drawn into a relationship he'd never dream of with a spell. And as if it isn't enough to make his life miserable, the woman she's in love with is in trouble and he needs to save her, and he goes to the wrong place for help. Instead of getting the help he so desperately needs, another powerful spell is cast on him by the Sorcerer, Mamuska. Holmes creates very interesting characters and a world where magic is still possible. The plot is gripping and readers will find themselves following George and wondering what will become of him. The denouement isn't quite definite, and one can only hope that there is a next book in the series. I was drawn in by the authors writing and the conflict is powerful enough to drive the plot forward. Early on, readers know that the protagonist is a man in trouble the moment he falls in love without his own free will. The author could have produced a masterpiece if the issues handled in this book where cut down to the minimum, but it was a great read all the same.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I usually really enjoy books like this, but for some reason this one just did not grab me. It started off okay and then it just lost my interest. Honestly, it was a bit confusing. A man is cursed and falls in love with a woman. It is all beyond his control. While trying to save this woman he is cursed again and turns into a monster. Like I said, it was okay starting. It was just not anything like what I assumed when I read the description....Stormi
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite In a great new read by author S.T. Holmes, Creole Moon: The Betrayal takes us to a time in our not so distant past. Following the path of Confederate army sergeant George Francis Genois, the story combines elements of realism, mysticism and adventure to provide readers with a real page turner. When George returns home to Louisiana for his twin brother Gerald's wedding, he encounters the fiery and enigmatic young woman, Jewella Du Viller. Jewella and George have a past together, and if George found her intriguing then, he certainly does again now. George rescues her from what he thinks is a very dangerous system, falls in love with her, and asks her to marry him. But before their wedding can take place, Jewella is arrested for treason. In order to save her, George might have to give up on the military career he had so hoped for. And will he be able to save her? Well, that remains the question. I very much enjoyed Creole Moon: The Betrayal. Author S.T. Holmes has done a fantastic job in creating characters that readers will connect with, relate to, care about and think of long after the last page is finished. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. The author's ability to set a great scene is also a gift. Readers may feel as if they themselves are in the murky swamp waters of Louisiana as they race through the story. Any reader who enjoys intrigue, mystery and paranormal adventures should definitely give Creole Moon: The Betrayal a chance. I'm pleased to recommend this book, and I am certain that other readers will enjoy it as much as I did!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Be careful what you wish for. George never wanted to fall in love and get married like his twin brother Gerald. George is a Confederate soldier and he looks at his life from a more practical perspective, or so he thinks. Then the drums hypnotize him, calling him to the swamp where he is bound forever to one woman, one love. Only it's really a trap, and, completely blinded by love, George can't see through the curse to escape the trap. He falls for one curse after another until his life becomes surreal and he is cursed to live forever, until he really does find his true love. In Creole Moon the Betrayal, S.T. Holmes has created a clever plot situated in the nineteenth-century swamps of what will become New Orleans. He combines a mixture of the history of slavery, the confusing jumbo of what is right and fair, and the mysticism that fearfully drives the southern slaves and some of the white population as well. There is evil lurking all around George, the protagonist, and when George stumbles upon evil and succumbs, it is difficult to accept him as the good guy. But the story is the curse, or perhaps more precisely, the multitude of curses that affect the lives of many people, mostly George. While the author begins with what appears to be a compelling romance, a woman saved from her dangerous campaigns against slavery, it expands into mysticism as the unexpected occurs, people die and their bodies are consumed by evil spirits. Be careful what you wish for? George wished for too many things and evil drove him to pursue his wishes until the curse consumed him. This is a very clever story.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes for Readers' Favorite In Creole Moon The Betrayal by ST Holmes, Sgt. George Francis Genois, an officer in the Confederate army, finds himself under the black magic spell of Mamuska (The Chicken Man) and his wife Ophelia. The pair causes George to fall in love with the sentenced to death Jewella. This is a part of their plan to use her body for the elderly Ophelia to inhabit in their quest for immortality. George had always been skeptical about love, but pleads for the wicked sorcerer to bring Jewella back to life for him. He shoots and kills Ophelia in his desperation and anger. Mamuska enlists the help of the gods to search Limbo for the spirit of his wife (so that he can perform a ceremony for her to live again in Jewella’s body), and George is turned into a supernatural life force condemned by Mamuska and Ophelia to live trapped in the swamps as half savage beast and half human. Can George find the way to control the beast’s urges, break the spell, and become normal again? Creole Moon The Betrayal is written to a high standard, and the plot is both well developed and engaging – moving along at a good pace. ST Holmes’ style really draws you into the story and will keep you guessing to the end. This is a real page turner and chapter by chapter I was intrigued and couldn’t put the book down. The descriptions of the bizarre and mystical happenings are vividly portrayed in this immensely imaginative story. The characters are excellent – well defined and believable. I did feel sorry for poor George falling victim to the wicked Mamuska – his only “crime” being to scoff at his own brother’s belief in love and marriage. Eventually, of course, for him love results in the release of all sorts of unbelievable powers. It is these powers – both good or well-intentioned, and others that may end up as or be used for self-seeking and evil ends - that the story explores. An entertaining and thought-provoking read by an excellent writer – recommended.