In a world without magic, only gods and their created spirit-creatures living little-seen beside the everyday reality of humans, there are both rewards and challenges for the few who become the children of the moons, the bloodline of the one woman who fled from the rest… and somewhere out there are the ones she fled from.
A series of adventures in another world
Five moons rise over the low-magic world of Evanir, each in her own cycle, and each moon is also a god, one of five sisters. From the largest and oldest, through the smallest and youngest, they are: Talir, who is pale topaz; Meyar, who is pale blue-white; Sanur, who is the green-gold of a cat’s eyes; Sahen, who is the clear greenish-blue of aquamarine; and Lirit who is the light purple of wild lilacs.
Long ago, they worked together to create a race that was not born but transformed by the mingling of blood. They intended them to be long-lived and to draw their strength directly from the light of the moon who chose each individual. The sisters had different goals in mind – one wanted it to be a blessing for scholars and artists, to give them more time and fewer physical distractions; another wanted each to have an animal form, to keep them more in tune with nature, so they could serve as guardians of the wilderness.
But, as always, it is too easy for the tone of an entire group to be warped into a dark direction that was never intended… and it takes only one person to rebel, and start something entirely new.
Moonblood is not so much a coherent novel as a series of adventures in another world involving the same gradually-increasing group of semi-immortal characters, chosen by one of the five moons and gaining new strengths and vulnerabilities. Currently consists of 9 adventures in a completed arc of over 200K words, but more stories will explore what other mischief our heroes can get into!
As with all my work, unless gender, orientation, or other aspects of sexuality are explicitly stated, I suggest not making assumptions. Probably most significant, I think, is a major trans character who appears about 80K words in – no spoilers, just a note for those who care about that one way or the other.
**Trigger warnings: The single largest one is the central conflict between our heroes and the corrupted bloodline which has become a kind of cult. There is some sporadic physical violence, the actual consequences of which vary wildly, although probably not much more than one might expect in a fantasy adventure story. One storyline includes references to sexual violence, which is clearly marked at the beginning. And just in case, be aware that, as you might expect from something with the title “Moonblood” and the description above, blood is significant.**
Moonblood can be found on Scribble Hub. Eventually I plan to release the first 9 adventures in three volumes as ebooks on Smashwords. I’m currently working on turning these into a casual author-read audiobook, which will be available on Patreon and Ko-Fi along with an epub version (possibly 3 epub volumes).
Everything I write is available for free, even though I have devoted immense amounts of time over the years to my skills and to each individual work. I know myself, and if I start writing for pay, it will stop being fun. What I do ask, however, is that you please let me know. Drop a comment or a private message on Scribble Hub, email me (I hate spam too and would never share addresses!), or look me up elsewhere. There’s up-to-date contact info on the About the Author page. Interaction with readers isn’t what keeps me writing, but it does keep me completing, polishing, and releasing stories, so I’m very grateful for every bit!