A sweet, sweet story.
Full Moon in Leo by Brooklyn Ray released in October in the Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance genre.
Small-town magic, two heavy hearts—one unforgettable winter solstice
Cole Morrison left Jewel’s snow-covered fir trees ten years ago. But after a disastrous family Thanksgiving, Jewel seems like the only place left to go. When a run-in with a gorgeous stranger leaves him with debt to pay, Cole’s escape from his past turns out to be much more than a lonely Christmas vacation.
Jesse Carroway, the local Jewel witch, has been running his family’s successful, small-town Apothecary ever since his grandmother passed away. When Cole stumbles into his shop and accidentally wrecks a good portion of his inventory, Jesse does the only thing he can possibly think of—offers Cole a job and himself some help for the upcoming holiday rush.
Cole’s clumsy with candles and doesn’t trust easily, but soon Jesse gets a peek at the guy behind his bad-boy reputation. As the nights lengthen toward Yule, Jesse wonders if magic is to blame or if Cole might’ve fallen into his life for a reason…
AUTHOR BIO: Brooklyn Ray (they/them) is an award-winning author of Queer Paranormal Romance and Erotica. They’re a fan of fresh brewed tea, long walks through the woods, and evenings spent reading sexy books. They write about witches, necromancers, and other magical creatures, and moonlight as a tarot and palm reader in the Pacific Northwest. Find them on Instagram @brooklynrayauthor
The title is a clear nod to horoscope. Does it actually have anything to do with the story? Do you believe in it?
FULL MOON IN LEO is a nod to astrology and the placement of the stars. In the book, Jesse wants to celebrate a rare astrological alignment—a full moon in the house of Leo—with Cole. When the full moon is passing through the fifth sector of the zodiac, people tend to throw caution to the wind. The stars encourage bravery, romance, passion and new beginnings. I chose this specific astrological time to feature in the book and as the title, because it has a fixed point in the story and is a catalyst for Jesse Cole. I do happen to believe in astrology and horoscopes and celestial mythos. I think it can be helpful (and fun!) to deep dive into star charts, but to be honest, I’m more of a Palmistry and Tarot witch, leaning on specific, touchable magic to ground me to my practice. There’s also other witchcraft that takes place on page in FULL MOON IN LEO, including my favorite type of magic—kitchen magic. Cooking spells and hope and love into food for myself, friends and loved ones, is such a wonderful experience, and I hope readers get a taste of that in the book!
This post is part of a Tour. You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2020/10/06/tour-sign-up-full-moon-in-leo-by-brooklyn-ray/).
Giveaway:Tour-wide giveaway (US only)
- Paperback copy of Full Moon in Leo