by Katie Groom
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
After breaking her engagement and traveling 800 miles to start her life over, literature student Zoie is ready to live her life within the books she reads and the worlds she creates on the page. She will live her life solo — only her stuffed animal Judy by her side.
Werewolf and literature professor Hugh has long been wary of letting people into his life, even for someone who’s almost 200. His life in Birmingham, Alabama, and his only two friends in the world are enough to keep him content. Not happy, but as near as he figures is possible.
Neither is ready for the literal sparks that fly when they meet. But Hugh knows those sparks mean his heart belongs to Zoie, whether she wants it or not. Desperate to prove he’s worthy of her, Hugh takes Zoie to places mortals are forbidden, drawing dangerous attention to them both.
Now, together with their closest friends, Hugh and Zoie fight against ancient foes and even more ancient laws for their lives and their love.
Zoie started looking for different passageways and doors; she contemplated what her best options were. A big city? Or maybe a rural area where the people were nice and welcoming. But, these portals weren’t even marked. She didn’t know where she would be going. She didn’t even know why she would be going. Just for fun, sure. But why would she end up picking a place?
She started casually walking until she felt pulled somewhere. The first four or five paths just made her feel uneasy. The next one smelled of chocolate, and she felt like that was probably a trick. Hansel and Gretel style tricky. And then, she heard a saxophone playing and turned towards a large, yellow, bowstring bridge. At the end of that path was a steel door with three grooves etched into it. Two from the opposite corners at the top, wiggling towards the center of the door. The third came from the bottom of the door, curved to the right and came back to meet the others.
Zoie took Hugh’s hand and started walking over the bridge. The saxophone music got louder and louder the further she went.
As she reached her hand towards the point where the three grooves met, water started to flow in each one, creating three little streams on the door.
She turned and looked at Hugh and jumped a little. Placing her hand at the center of the streams, knowing with absolute certainty where this door was going to lead, and pushed it open.
About the Author:
Katie Groom grew up in rural Pennsylvania, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from PITT and her master’s in Employment and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, she decided to move to Alabama in order to avoid as much snow as possible (and to advance her career in Human Resources).
When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys reading, writing, jokingly critiquing movies and TV, and campaigning that the plural of moose should be meese. She also loves to take in live music (especially Hanson) and traveling, with the goal of reaching each of the continents. Katie’s favorite pastime, however, is spending time with her beloved Shih tzu, Delta.
Q&A With the Author
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Being that this is the first book that I’ve ever gotten to see through the entire process, I think I just enjoyed that as a whole. I have enjoyed everything from getting feedback that made my story better to seeing the completed cover for the first time. It’s really been an overall fantastic experience. I will admit that I squealed when I saw the cover for the first time — it’s totally beyond my wildest dreams.
Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?
I can’t say much, but just know that Hugh’s story does not end with Fixed Moon.
Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?
Writing related, I have some things that have to do with Hugh&Co coming up. I do have some ideas for some other things, but they are really just musings at this point, so I don’t have any concrete ideas to dig into. I do have vague plans for what’s to come for my writing all the way through 2025, but as they are just vague ideas, I don’t want to say much. Things change drastically when I actually begin writing!
On the personal side of things, I’m really quite boring! It’s just me and Delta (my sassy Shih Tzu), so there’s really not much excitement that can happen there.
How long have you been writing?
Since I learned how. My mom recently sent me my first book — a three page book written and illustrated by me. Over the years, my writing has improved, but my art skills have not. I did write a lot of fan fiction in my late teens and early- to mid-twenties. There was also a long period when I didn’t write a word, as I had become discouraged about many things, my writing included, and many of my hobbies became just memories. But, after spending years fighting anxiety and depression, I began writing again. And, less than five years later, here we are!
Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thanks for reading my little story :) I truly hope that you enjoy it and that you find a part — even just a word or phrase — that helps you or resonates with you.
Book links: https://cinnabarmoth.com/fixed-moon-katie-groom/
Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Fixed-Moon-Katie-Groom-ebook/dp/B0B5656L24/
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