I love this setting for a story!
Sisters of the Moon by Alexandrea Weis will release Thursday in the Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy genre.
A monstrous fate will turn a girl into a legend. On an island in Lake Obersee, where The Sisters of St. Gertrude abide, a destitute Moor named Durra arrives. Sold for taxes, she and her two companions tend to the nuns and their collection of cats. At night, she combs the library for details on the order, the remote island, and the beasts howling outside her window.
But when a prank reveals the sisters’ gruesome secret, Durra is forced to accept a new fate. Bestowed an unearthly power, she must choose between life as a nun or living among the monsters beyond the convent walls.
Her path is about to change the tide in the ultimate war. The war between good and evil.
** A Novella ***
AUTHOR BIO:Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
Weis writes romance, mystery, suspense, thrillers, supernatural, and young adult fiction and has sold approximately one million books. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.
She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers Association and the Horror Writers Association. www.AlexandreaWeis.com
What is the biggest challenge Durra faces?
The lead character, Durra, faces numerous obstacles in Sisters of the Moon, but her most significant challenge is embracing her freedom. Born a Moor and captured by pirates at the age of five, she has spent her life as a slave. Because of her beauty, she has endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of the men who have owned her. She has learned not to create a scene and never to draw unwanted attention, but once she arrives at the St. Gertrude Abbey, all those well-ingrained behaviors are tossed out the window. Up until that point in her life, survival was not a matter of wit, but acceptance. Enduring her plight got her by. Now, she must be willing to fight to save herself and others she cares for. Becoming a stronger woman and choosing her destiny is a new and intimidating concept for Durra.
Like any creature kept in the darkness of captivity, seeing the sun and sky for the first time is scary. Durra hesitates when offered a glimpse of her deliverance, unsure if what is promised is genuine. And trusting—another idea foreign to her—becomes something she must do to attain her desires. When Durra realizes what is at stake for her and the convent, the evil closing in around them, she embraces the opportunity to let go of her shackles. But her longed-for freedom comes with a price. She discovers she can never live as she once dreamed—a mortal living without rules or societal limitations. The new world into which she is thrown has restrictions but also unimaginable power. She has broken the chains of slavery, only to take on another kind of servitude. The dark, supernatural life she will lead will also make her a captive of the night and a child of the moon. Be careful for what you wish, the adage goes, for sometimes you will surely get it. Durra discovers the price of freedom is beyond her imaginings, but once she attains redemption, a whole new set of challenges await. Instead of becoming the independent woman she yearned to be, a cage, lined with fur and moonlight, awaits her.
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- Signed copy of Sisters of the Moon