I have Deniz Bevan here today to tell us a bit about her as a writer as well as to show off her new book. Welcome, Deniz!
When Dancing Lemur Press contacted me about hosting you, I hoped you be able to answer a few writerly questions, so let’s get started.
Q. What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned as a writer?
A. I think, after decades, I’m finally learning how to tell a story. Story comes first. Readers need characters they can care about and/or empathise with, but if there’s no story, they won’t keep turning the pages. A really good example of this is on Nathan Bransford’s BLOG.
Q. What has been the biggest surprise of your writing life?
A. That I can write a contemporary murder mystery (plus romance). I thought for a long time that I was mainly an historical romance writer. I’ve always wanted to write mysteries and for some reason hadn’t thought I could do it!
Q. If you could choose a metaphor to describe yourself as a writer, what would it be?
A. I’m the tortoise. Ha! Perhaps a nicer one would be: A slow-opening flower that only reveals its sweet scents at dusk…
I’d choose the latter. It’s a perfect metaphor for a mystery/romance writer.
By Deniz Bevan
Beauty to his Beast…
Lyne Vanlith, an archaeologist who seeks a logical explanation to any mystery, discovers an ancient Druidic curse on her first dig. When the signs foretold by the curse descend on her, Lyne can’t find a reasonable interpretation.
And that’s even before a Beast rescues her from a monstrous sea-creature. She drops a grateful kiss on the snout of the Beast, who transforms into a man, Frederick Cunnick, Baron of Lansladron. Lyne is meant to be Beauty to his Beast—and break the curse forever.
Now both spellkeeper and monster are targeting Lyne. She must take up her legendary role, to defeat the curse and save Frederick—and herself. Instead of logic, for the first time, Lyne must trust her heart.
Release date – September 20, 2022
$14.95, 6×9 trade paperback, 226 pages
Fantasy – Romance (FIC009090) / Paranormal (FIC009050) / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology (FIC010000)
Print ISBN 9781939844866 / EBook ISBN 9781939844873
$4.99 EBook available in all formats
A firm believer in burning the candle at both ends, Deniz Bevan is generally writing a new novel while editing another and blogging about her reading and research adventures. Other days, she tries to stay off the web altogether, as she delves into the history, mystery, and romance of her characters’ lives.
Druid’s Moon is available here:
Apple – https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1588920227
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HRDWJZ8
Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940165040276
Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781939844873
Scribd – https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844873&language=0
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09HRDWJZ8
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59360035-druid-s-moon
Thanks for visiting here today. I’m off on an end of the year trip, but I’ll try to check in when I can. I hope you’ve enjoyed the visit with Deniz, and I hope you’ll snap up a copy of her book.