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Blog Tour: Once in a Black Moon by D. Lieber #blogtour #giveaway #paranormal #fantasy #timetravel #romance #interview @AuthorDLieber

Paranormal/Fantasy Time-Travel Romance
Date Published: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Ink & Magick

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Chicago journalist Erin Nichols isn’t about to give up when she’s fired for writing an exposé. But when a combination of murder, magic, and celestial events transports her through time and space to 1900 western Canada, city hall corruption becomes the least of her worries.

But the past isn’t any safer. Awaking to learn she may be the victim of some unknown crime, Erin takes shelter with the local Mountie—the picture of upright Canadian fortitude. As tragedy stalks the nearby First Nation reserve, Erin learns from a Romanian mystic that magic is dying, and the fae are turning to their darker natures to survive.

While the reserved and sexy Mountie helps her navigate a time in which she doesn’t belong, the mysterious and seductive conjurer helps her try to find a way home. As they alight feelings and desires Erin never knew she was capable of, she begins to wonder where she truly belongs.


Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
Telling readers outright sort of takes away from the journey. Let’s just say, I present certain situations that I want readers to think about on their own. It helps them learn more about themselves as well as presents them with a perspective to which they may not have been exposed.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I find writing descriptions taxing. Being visually impaired, I just don’t see the world the same way sighted people do. So, it takes a lot of effort to write as if I’m seeing what I’ve just never seen before. Lucky for me, I have an editor who pushes me.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
I have written eight books (two of which are not published yet). Which is my favorite? Hmm whichever one I’m thinking about at the time usually. I love them all for different reasons. Right now, I’d say it’s my 2021 release called The Treason of Robyn Hood.

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
Honestly, she likely wouldn’t be anyone known. I would choose an unknown actress if she better expressed the character I wrote.

When did you begin writing?
I always find this question interesting. Most writers begin writing very early on in life. I was more a poet than anything else for most of my life. I didn’t start writing novels until 2015, which is when I wrote Conjuring Zephyr.

How long did it take to complete your first book?
About four months for the writing. That doesn’t include editing.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

 I’ve always been a huge reader (as most writers are). As such, everything I’ve ever read has influenced my work one way or another. Anne Bishop really brought out my love of fantasy. But it was an author at a convention who quoted Toni Morrison that made me take the plunge. Toni said, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
*laughs* When it’s over. I vaguely recall a time in my life when I thought being an author was a glamorous career. Will you be convinced if I tell you it isn’t? It’s an exhausting, emotional process, and you’re never really off the clock. Even when you aren’t writing, you’re thinking about writing. Your mind is teasing out details even while you sleep. So when I get to write those last words, there is a huge sense of relief and accomplishment. Of course, it isn’t really over. I still have to go through beta and editing, but there are a few days where I’m at peace (before my mind starts coming up with more stories to be told).  

Describe your latest book in 4 words.
Mounties, dragons, wizards, ohmy! (hehe I cheated a little there at the end)

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
 I am in the unfortunate situation where I’m editing two of my finished works at once. (I don’t recommend it.) The next book readers will see is called A Very Witchy Yuletide, set to release November 2020. It is a contemporary holiday romance where a disbanded coven of Pagans reunites to celebrate the winter solstice. Two of them have to face their first loves. The other, The Treason of Robyn Hood, is a dieselpunk Robin Hood story best summed up with the question: what if Robin Hood was an American woman during a dieselpunk WWII?

About the Author

D. writes stories she wants to read. Her love of the worlds of fiction led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.
When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, crafting, watching anime, Korean television, Bollywood, or old movies. She may also be getting her geek on while planning her next steampunk cosplay with friends.

She lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox).

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