Monday, September 19, 2011

Paranormal Guest Author: Suzy Turner + December Moon Giveaway

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Suzy Turner!  Suzy, author of Raven and December Moon, has prepared a special guest post for our readers.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Howling deep into the night by the light of a bright, white, full moon. You can almost see him sitting there, his head tilted back as he makes that high pitched sound that sends shivers down your spine. Yes, I'm talking about the elusive werewolf.

If they all looked as gorgeous as Jacob Black, then we wouldn't be at all afraid would we? I know, I know, I'm far too old to be attracted to Jacob (at 35, I'm almost old enough to be his mother!) but it's impossible not to be. He is a fine figure of a man (or a wolf, rather) though, isn't he?! I'll stop talking about Jacob now, this is a post about werewolves after all.

I think I was first introduced to the idea of werewolves back in the 80s when I saw a really silly film with Michael J Fox called Teen Wolf. It obviously planted a seed in my mind because since then I've rather enjoyed reading about them in books or watching werewolf stories on screen. An American Werewolf in London is another, albeit, rather more gory version that I enjoyed as a child (admittedly, I have seen it since and found it disappointing). So, come back to present day and what kind of werewolf flicks / books, are all the rage? Twilight obviously comes up trumps but have you seen The Lost Girl? There is a rather gorgeous character called Dyson (played by Kristen Holden-Ried) who plays the smouldering werewolf to fabulous effect. Being Human is another featuring a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire all living under the same roof.

A few months ago I read my first book centered entirely around werewolves. It was called Blood and Chocolate and I have to say, it left me a little disappointed. Although the story was excellent, I found the main character irritating, especially the way she kept referring to people as boy or girl. She was supposed to be 16 yet came across as much older than her years. But the werewolf aspect was fantastic.

In December Moon, as in Raven, there is one main werewolf. His name is Zoltan and he is your stereotypical wolf man. He's a tough guy who wants nothing more than a good fight. Having said that, Zoltan is a big softy at heart, especially when it comes to his girlfriend, Tabitha, who just happens to be a changeling... with the ability to change into a mountain lion.

If I've tempted your taste-buds, why not check out December Moon. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

December Moon (The Raven Saga #3) by Suzy Turner

On her 15th birthday, December Moon discovers she is the descendant of a family of witches, kept in the dark her entire life in an effort to protect her. But when Lilly, her best friend, finds herself in danger from one of the world's most evil vampires, December will do everything in her power to stop him. December Moon is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in BC, Canada.

Thank you Suzy for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Suzy Turner and her books, please visit her website or check out E.J.'s interview of Suzy here at From the Shadows.

**December Moon International Giveaway**

We are giving away two copies, one paperback and one ebook, of December Moon (The Raven Saga #2) by Suzy Turner.

To enter, please leave a message on this post including your email address (so we may contact you if you win).  You do not have to be a follower to enter (though I always appreciate a follow!).  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends October 1st midnight EST.


  1. Oh, love the cover and interested in reading the interview.

    E-mail: bookandmovieblogging at aol dot com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  3. I follow Suzy on Twitter and would love the chance to read her books, as would my 14yo daughter who is a big Jacob Black fan - she tried to get me to buy her Jacon bubblegum yesterday. I'm a bit wary about publishing my e-mail in the body of this post but you can get it via my link hopefully? x

  4. Rusty Trombone: Thanks for stopping by. That would be fine, if we could follow a link to your email, but your profile link brings us to a page that says, "Profile Not Available." Please add a link to a page with an email addy or write your address with breaks (such as [at] gmail [dot] com) to discourage spammers. We need to have a way to contact you if you win. :)

    Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
    From the Shadows

  5. Count me in! This cover is so haunting, it just draws me in!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  6. i want to enter too ^^
    i can totally understand the jacob part ;)

    witchvela at web dot de

  7. This is my kind of book i love wolves, so you had me at that. I haven't read the Raven so i must get that one in there on my must read list. Thanks for the post. Looking forward to reading these books..

  8. This looks like a wonderful read! What a great find. I so love this blog!

  9. Yay! Thanks for this giveaway! I've always wanted to read this.


  10. Suzy, I'm a tiny bit *cough, cough* older than you and I, too, think Jacob is a fine figure of a man/wolf! Awesome guest post!! I'm even more interested to read your book than I was before, and I was REALLY interested before!

    I entered above, so please don't count this as a duplicate entry, I just had to comment on this guest post!

  11. Definitely would like to be entered in this!

    My first werewolf movie was when I was maybe 8 or so. It was called "Blood Moon" and I watched it on network, so it was pretty tame, I suppose. Still it freaked me and my cousin out a little bit. My favorite werewolf movie is "American Werewolf in London," as I love the black humour. I find most traditional werewolf stories sad, though - it's not the werewolf's fault but they're always hunted anyway. Poor things ....

  12. I enjoyed the post and review. Please put my name in the hat. This book does look great!!!


  13. I would love to read this one. It sounds fantastic and I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  14. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway! I love wolves!!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

  15. Thank you for the giveaway. I like the setting of the story, which I rarely come across.
    Cambonified [at] yahoo [dot] com

  16. I too love a good shifter story. I love that it is set in British Columbia. The mountains, caves and forests seem like such a natural fit for the werewolf.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  17. I can't wait to read this books. Thank you for hosting such great giveaways.

  18. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥ I would like to read this book :)

  19. Hello I would love to win this book, my email address is cerievans1[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks

  20. I would love to read this!

  21. I would love to get to read this book

  22. I love discovering new authors to enjoy, especially when they have some of my favorite paranormal species in them, like werewolves. You know, I read Blood and Chocolate too. There is also a movie of the book with the same title. I liked them both. Thanks for the giveaway.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  23. Would love to win this one!!! Sounds amazing!!

  24. I would love to win this it sounds amazing


  25. Bad vampires! I like reading books where the vampires aren't the romantic hero!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  26. Please sign me up, sounds like a good read.
    Theresa N

  27. This book sounds great! Would love a chance to read it!

  28. Amazing cover and great description.

  29. love the cover her eyes are wicked
    good luck to all

  30. This series is AMAZING! I am so in love with Suzy Turner's work (just ask her...she will tell you)! I love love love this series. I am so bummed that book 3 is the last one so I see a LOT Of REREADS in my future with this series! I have an ebook of December moon so I would LOVE to win a paperback copy!! thank you!


  31. I don't know this author but I would love to know her work! Thanks for this giveaway!


  32. beautiful! sounds and looks like an awesome read.

    courtnut1990 at yahoo dot com