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Debut author Jan Delima’s first novel, Celtic Moon, will be available later this month from Ace (Amazon link), so she’ll be winning pretty soon. Jan is a writer, a librarian, a painter, a historian, and she tells a great story, so I am absolutely thrilled to have her with us today!
Q. Your debut novel, Celtic Moon, will be available at the end of September, congratulations! Can you tell us a little about the book?
A. Thank you so much! First, I must tell you that I loved your questions and that they felt very personal. I think I shared more than I probably would have otherwise. So, again, thank you!
Celtic Moon is a shape-shifter urban fantasy novel with strong romantic elements. It is basically a story of redemption. The fantasy world is built around Celtic mythology. Sophie, my lead female character, escaped a clan of shifters under some brutal circumstances. For the sake of her unborn child she leaves Dylan, her son’s father, who has sworn to protect the very people who threatened her.
Laughter whispered through the trees.
“Run, human. Run far away and never return… because if you do, I’ll kill you and that bastard child you carry in your womb.”
The novel begins fifteen years later—when Sophie’s son begins to show signs of becoming a shifter. She turns to his father for help. However, she is no longer the gentle scientist that Dylan once knew, but a woman who has learned how to protect herself and those she loves most.
Dylan also has secrets to reveal. He is an ancient Celtic warrior. His race of shape-shifting wolves has lived among humans for over two-thousand years—but they are losing their ability to shift with each new generation, which creates some interesting dynamics amongst his kind. The Guardians, vicious warriors who want to restore their race back to the powerful creatures of Celtic lore, are hunting all weaker members for extermination. Dylan is the leader and protector of those weaker members, in a territory tucked away in a wilderness region of modern Maine.
“There are five hundred and twelve people living in Rhuddin Village under my protection. I refuse to have their welfare compromised. Their lives are no less valuable than ours.”
When Sophie returns, older and wiser, she begins to understand Dylan’s protective (and alpha) behavior, while he discovers his wife was brutally attacked and threatened by the very same people he’s sworn to protect. And that’s where the real fun begins.