Author of OUTBACK LOVE a contemporary romance novel set in Australia, JETTING AWAY a short story prequel to OUTBACK LOVE, MOON OVER MADNESS a paranormal romantic comedy and BAYOU BLUES AND OTHER SORROWS a collection of short stories and poems about life and love. All are available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Sony, Diesel and Kobo. On Twitter @TeriHeyer

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon

My photo of the Blue Moon on Aug. 31st, 2012
When I was a kid no one bothered to explain to me that a Blue Moon is not really blue. So for years I kept waiting to see that blue colored moon.  How hard would it have been to explain that a Blue Moon is the second full moon in a month?

Well, last night was a gorgeous Blue Moon, which doesn't come along all that often, the last one being in 2009. I went out late last night and snapped a couple photos of that gorgeous full moon. Awesome!

I happen to have a special affinity for the moon. As a very small child my dad would take my brother and I outside to look at the moon through a telescope. What a great memory to have from those early years. Nothing seemed quite as special as that moon.

In my college days, I remember a Moon-Walk Party, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. There was a group of us college kids glued to the screen of a very small TV. Yes, TVs were small those days. Of course, I'm also showing my age. What can I say? It was an awesome moment and I was there to see it.

Due to my fascination with the moon, it's no surprise that I wrote Moon Over Madness, my paranormal romantic comedy.



MOON OVER MADNESS at Barnes & Noble



MOON OVER MADNESS at Sony Reader Store

MOON OVER MADNESS at Diesel eBook Store


Moon Over Madness is a novella about Chantel Deneuve, a half-witch who denied her witch heritage and moved away to the cottage town of East Hill, Florida. She has a quiet life with her two young daughters, Aria and Lucia, until something surprising happens. One night, much to her surprise, a vampire, Riordan "Rio" Martainn, comes knocking at her door and invites himself inside.

Rio is a to-die-for hunky vampire and Chantel is quickly flustered. Now what is she supposed to do? What is a vampire doing in her house, never mind that he's sexy as hell. She should push him back outside and lock her door. But on the other hand...

Rio quickly explains to Chantel that King Murdoc, someone she's never heard of before, and his minions will be coming after her to retrieve the stolen Blue-Star. The Blue-Star? Chantel hasn't a clue. Rio vows to protect Chantel. But who will protect Chantel from Rio?

Together they search for the Blue-Star in order to return it to its true owner, a very pissed off dragon lady named Sabilla. Join Chantel, Rio, a dog named Jake (who only "talks" to children), and an assortment of other-beings in their quest for the missing jewel. In the meantime, will Chantel and Rio fall in love in spite of all the madness?

If you haven't already read Moon Over Madness, I hope you'll give it a try.  I had a really fun time writing it and hope you will have as much fun reading my book.

Now for the part of this post that my followers have come to expect. I'm always listing cool books that I think you'll all enjoy. So here's a list of Moon Fiction. I think there are some great reads on this list.

Moon Fiction (In no particular order):

The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart
Blue Moon by Luanne Rice
Three Moons Over Sedona by Sherry Hartzler
Sarah of the Moon by Randy Mixter
Rustlers Moon (Jared Delaney Trilogy) by Jim Jones
Brazen Moon (Passion and Hellfire, #1) by Ruth D. Kerce
Irish Moon (Moon Magick Series) by Amber Scott
The Light of the Lover's Moon by Marcia Lynn McClure
Magic in Moon Time by Dara Harper
Moon Dance by Mariah Stewart
Blue Moon Rising by Lillian Francken
I'll Watch the Moon by Ann Tatlock
Deliver the Moon by Rebecca J. Clark
The 5 Moons of Tiiana (Chronicles of Rez Cantor) by Paul Harry
Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J. R. Rain
Blue Moon by Lori Handeland
The Moon Lady's Lover by Vanessa Grant
The Heat of the Moon (A Rachel Goddard Mystery) by Sandra Parshall
Indian Moon by Carolyn McCray
Harvest Moon (Virgin River) by Robyn Carr
Moonlight Road (Virgin River) by Robyn Carr
Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake) by Lisa Wingate
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Huntress Moon (Huntress/FBI Thrillers) by Alexandra Sokoloff
Shadow of the Moon (Werewolf Series #1) by Connie Flynn
Blue Moon Over Texas (Lone Star Cowboys) by Tori Scott
A Moon Called Sun by Christopher F. Cobb
Moonlight and Margaritas by Cindy Stark
The Moonstone by Claire Delacroix
Moon Called by Andre Norton
Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris
Eye of the Storm (Moonlight Mysteries) by Denise Moncrief
Tularosa Moon Stacey Coverstone
Moon Shell Beach by Nancy Thayer
Bad Moon Rising by Helen Haight Fanick
Moon Signs (Moon Mystery Series) by Helen Haight Fanick
Moonlighting in Vermont (Bree MacGowan Series) by Kate George
Beneath a Midnight Moon by Amanda Ashley
Witch Moon by Maggie Shayne
Musketeer by Moonlight by Maggie Shayne
YA Moon Fiction (In no particular order):

A Leap in a Blue Moon by Ishwar Vedam
Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, Bk1) by S.M. Reine
Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

I'm sure I missed a lot of the great Moon Fiction out there. So please feel free to mention others in the comments below. (Authors, this is a chance to list your own books too.)


  1. Hi Teri, As always I enjoy reading your lists to see if there are any I've read and any I want to read. That's a gorgeous picture of the blue moon. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Hi Denise! Thanks! The moon was awesome that night. Glad you enjoy the book lists. I have so much fun putting them together. So many great books out there.

    2. Denise, I added a few more moon books to my lists, including one of yours, Eye of the Storm: Moonlight Mysteries. I have it on my Kindle and enjoyed reading it.

  2. Hi Teri,
    I came across your blog and was pleasantly surprised to see my novel, A Moon Called Sun, on your list of recommended "Moon" fiction! Thank you so much and keep up the good work!

    Christopher F. Cobb


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