Dragon Moon is a new young adult fantasy available in ebook, paperback and audiobook
This story centers on Scarlett, an almost nineteen year old, who after leaving college, is undecided about her future. She has the opportunity to attend University, but isn’t sure what she wants to study.
An encounter at the Nottingham Goose Fair with a psychic, named Dizelli, changes her life over night. The psychic gives Scarlett a gold pendant, insisting she must wear it when she goes to bed. Scarlett is skeptical, but follows the instructions. When Scarlett wakes, she isn’t in her bed, or her home -she’s in a new world where dragons and magic are at the center.
I’m nineteen and wish I had a clue about my future. Instead of my own bed, this morning I woke in the strange land of Lur Neval. My name is Scarlett, but the Nevalese call me Dragon Mage. Seems it’s my job to preserve the all-important dragons and oh, while I’m here, bring peace to the warring clans. Piece of cake if I can outwit Madoc, the manipulative, evil seer who wants every dragon destroyed. Whatever it takes, I’m here to fulfill my destiny under the light of the Dragon Moon.
Here is a sneaky peek.
DRAGON MOON EXCERPT
When I sit back in my chair, and take another large mouthful of Vanillium, I’m aware that once again, eyes are upon me. Glowering over the rim, I wait for the next announcement.
“In a few days my daughter leaves our home to begin a new life. Would it be too much to hope that my son soon follows? Could we arrange a double wedding?”
“What do you say, Elyan? Do you have your sights set on a young woman?”
All attention falls on his son, and I’m relieved to not be under the spotlight for once.
“I do, father!” Elyan raises his cup.
I have no idea what made me do it. I think it must be the effect of the drink, but when I glance to the side, Elyan is staring. He has a look in his eye that makes me think I’m missing something.
Have you ever asked a question, and the moment the words spill from your lips, you wished you hadn’t?
“Who’s the lucky trollop?” I ask.
His lips curve into a grin, and then it hits me.
The rest of the evening passes in a bit of a blur. I’m not sure if it’s the Vanillium, or if I’m just exhausted. I am struggling with the concept of a marriage proposal. It didn’t come, but quite obviously, the intention is there, and despite Elyan being quite a catch, I think I’d like to leave him in the water.
I am now staring into the bottom of my cup and trying to avoid any eye contact with Elyan. His father hasn’t stopped drinking, eating, and farting, and I’m about ready to fall off my chair from intoxication of both this fabulous sarsaparilla mock-up, and the stench. Dizelli is nowhere to be seen and I asked one of the waiters to find her ages ago, but he seems to have forgotten about me. I wish everyone else had. I’m sitting here like a fish in a goldfish bowl. I need my bed. My own bed with my PJ’s my soft quilt, and a cup of cocoa.
“Are you feeling unwell, Scarlett?” Elyan asks.
“I’m fine and dandy, thanks.” I keep my head low, and refuse to look at him.
“Would you like me to escort you back to your villa?”
“Nope. I’m fine.”
I rise up and shove the chair back. If Elyan hadn’t caught me, I would be in a heap on the floor.
“I do not think you are…fine. I will aid you.”
“I said I am FINE!”
As I pull away from his hold, I stumble and fall against his father, who spills his drink all over himself, and me. He starts to laugh and shoves me back toward Elyan who catches me and sweeps me off my feet as the room fills with cheers.
“Put…me…down,” I slur.
“You are in no condition to walk. I will take you home and Irisa will put you in your bed.”
“Am I heavy? You’re very strong. Yes, that’s it…you’re a big, strong, handsome, man who is carrying me off to bed.”
Everything suddenly turns dark and all I can hear is the sound of dogs barking somewhere in the distance.
Dragon Moon is available in ebook, paperback and audiobook
“It’s rare not to find “slow parts” in a book, but Dragon Moon has none. There are no boring blocks of exposition to skim over, no annoying info-dumps, so it’s easy to be drawn into the story and immersed in Scarlett’s adventures.”
“This book is a complete story, but it’s clear that there are more stories about Scarlett to come. Ms. Nicholls walks the fine line between a cliffhanger, which I hate, and leaving her readers wanting more, which I love. Five stars and I can’t wait for the next book!”
“Ms. Nicholls is a master storyteller. Her characters, both human and dragon, come to life in the pages of this amazing book. As the plot unfolds, there are many moments of laughter, and also tears. I read this book in one sitting, not willing to stop, and I wanted more.”
“What i liked best about Dragon Moon was how easily I could visualize the characters and the action. Little thing–Scarlett saluting Elyan, Dizelli’s crazy hair, the scene with the dragon poop camouflage–provided vivid mental images. This story would make an amazing animated film. After all, how many more times can we watch Frozen?”
“I’ll admit that, at times, this wonderful adventure made me shed a few tears, but it also made me smile.
This book is a great, clean fantasy which, in my opinion, will appeal to fantasy and dragon lovers from mid-teens and up.”
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