Book Tour Stop: Black Moon
Today I'm happy to take part in the book tour for Black Moon by Jessica McQuay, organized by Bewitching Book Tours!
Black Moon by Jessica McQuay.
Paige Tailor Series #1.
ebook, 279 pages.
Paperback published in October.
Published by Cambridge Press.
"Am I losing my mind?"
Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?
Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?
You may remember that I reviewed Black Moon a little while back. I really enjoyed it, and you can find my review here.
For the tour, I'm posting an excerpt so you can all get excited about reading Black Moon as well!
"I pushed away from the car and made my way up the front
steps lost in thought. Surely I wasn’t insane. Someone can’t go
from being okay and normal, to losing it within a day or two,
I shook my head hoping to dispel the dizzying thoughts that
were going round and round in circles in my head and unlocked
the front door. I stepped inside and closed it, then tossed my
keys into the dish on the side table. The instant they hit the glass
the hairs on the back of my neck sprung to life. I glanced up into
the mirror above the side table in time to see a figure hurdling
towards me. I had milliseconds to respond, but found my body
taking control. I crouched just in time. The blur of a person
passed by close enough to stir the loose strands of hair around
I spun around, still low to the ground and watched the
person crash head first into the staircase banister, knocking them
out. I waited there, stunned. I listened for other noises or sounds
that might clue me into whether or not there were others or
this person sprawled across the first landing of my staircase was
alone. All I could hear was the thudding of my own heartbeat
racing away. My pulse pounded in my ears and I knew that I
needed to get a grip.
Taking a deep breath, I stood and moved forward. As I did
so, I began to make out subtle features of my almost attacker.
Th e frame was small, petite even. And by the time I made it to
her face, I had a name: Rachel. Yeah, the same Rachel that I told
the entire class was messing around with her friend’s boyfriend.
News travels fast. Maybe I wasn’t so paranoid after all.
I kneeled beside her to make sure she was okay and found
her breathing fine. In fact, after examining her, I couldn’t find
a single injury on her despite watching her hit the railing head
first. What is that about?
I left Rachel and walked the entire first floor just to be sure I
was right and she was alone. I checked for her point of entry but
couldn’t find anything to show me how she’d managed to get in.
I’d expected broken glass from a window or a smashed lock, but
my quick inspection turned up nothing and I didn’t have time to
be more thorough.
What now? Mom was going to walk in the door any second.
I had a decision to make. Did I let her come in and find Rachel
and tell her about the things that have been happening to me, or
do I get Rachel the heck out of my house and try to figure this
crap out on my own?"
Pg 12-14 (pdf copy).
And that is just the beginning of Paige's troubles! Make sure you pick up a copy of the book!
Purchase from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
About the Author:
There were three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, a goldfish named Sparkle and their cat, Talula. When she isn't working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band, reading while enjoying a cup of coffee or heading to the theater and catching a movie with her husband.