A Darker Moon

Vagabondage Press LLC
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In this dark mythological fantasy, Abe Finchley is a damaged man, an orphan with no roots and no family ties. When he finally meets the woman he has been looking for all his life, he finds not just love and passion, but a dark and violent family history that spans generations into humanity’s deepest past.</p><p>Eve is the woman of his dreams; but dream is just another word for nightmare, and Abe knows all about those. Amidst a confused web of lies and secrets, Abe is trying to discover who he is and make sense of what he may become. More than just his future and his new-found love is at stake. When he discovers that he has a brother, a man bound by divine destiny to kill him, Abe is going to have to make a difficult choice. A choice that might redeem the world. A choice that just might destroy it.</p><p><I>A Darker Moon</I> is a dark psychological fantasy and biblical thriller. A grim dark fantasy tale of light and shadow and the unlit places where it is best not to shine even the dimmest light. </p>
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About the author

<p>J.S.Watts was born and grew up in London, England, and now lives and writes in East Anglia in the UK. In between, she read English at Somerville College, Oxford and spent many years working in the British education sector. She remains committed to the ideals of further and higher education despite governments of assorted political persuasions apparently trying to demolish them. </p>

<p>Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in a range of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia and the States including Acumen, Brittle Star, Envoi, Hand + Star, Mslexia and Orbis and have been broadcast on BBC and independent Radio. She has been Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide Magazine and, for a brief while, Poetry Editor for Ethereal Tales. Her debut poetry collection, “Cats and Other Myths” and a subsequent poetry pamphlet, “Songs of Steelyard Sue” are published by Lapwing Publications. She has read and performed all over the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.</p>

<p>Watts is also a contributing author and editor for Ink Stains: A dark fiction literary anthology, a quarterly horror publication from Dark Alley Press. Her lighter paranormal adventure, <I>Witchlight</I> is also available at bookstores.<p>


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Publisher
Vagabondage Press LLC
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Published on
Oct 6, 2012
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Pages
162
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ISBN
9780615706528
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Magical Realism
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Psychological
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