Sophia Perez-Hidalgo’s survival depends upon her mastering magic and the supernatural before her lawless parents and their vengeful boss catch up to her. How far must she flee to escape them forever? Sophia runs until she’s out of stolen money, then…Fate delivers her into the arms of Louisiana teen Shiloh Breaux Martine, and his grand-mère, a voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou.
Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll travel through time, battle zombies, and risk his bright future to protect her. While Ainslie, best friend extraordinaire, will jeopardize her sanity to find and aid Sophia. When friendship, magic, and love are not enough, Sophia will have to save herself. But first, she must believe she’s worth saving.
Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.
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The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon
Think magic will solve your problems?
Bring you love? Cure you? Protect you? Help you find someone who is lost?
Magic tests friendships. It hisses, chirps, stinks up the room, backfires, and explodes. Magic forces you to make tough decisions. Shatter limitations. Discover your true self. When you use magic, expect results in the ultimate triple-un—unpredictable, uncontrollable, and so undeniable.
And you thought navigating high school was tough.
Ariella Moon is the author of the Teen Wytche Saga, a sweet Young Adult paranormal series. Ariella writes about magic, friendship, high school, secrets, and love in Spell Check, Spell Struck, and Spell Fire from Astraea Press.
Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Ariella is a Reiki Master, author, and shaman. She lives a nearly normal life with her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and an enormous dragon.
PLEASE WELCOME ARIELLA TO BOOKHOUNDS YA
- What is on your nightstand?
Pen and a pad of paper in case I get story ideas or weird dreams during the night; an atomic clock that came with no instructions and it took me five years to figure out how to set the alarm; a lamp; and an iPhone Brilliant Beautiful Daughter gave me in case I ever give up my mangled flip phone.
- What author would you totally fan girl?
Hmmm. Probably J.K. Rowling because her Harry Potter series was so magical.
- What makes you cringe?
Poor grammar. Ignorance.
- Are you worried that your google history will get you into trouble?
My research for Spell For Sophia, the fourth book in the Teen Wytche Saga, included lots of voodoo sites and sites about Walk-ins. A Walk-in happens when a person gives up and decides t leave this realm, and allows another spirit to take over his/her body. My google search may not get me into trouble, but it won’t exactly make me look…normal.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
The manuscripts where I obsessively plotted each point remain in the Not Yet Sold folder. Working on deadline, to me, means you have to have some idea of where you are going with a story and whether it can play out to the end. Now I plot what has to happen in each act. My books contain a classic three-act structure. I think I channeled my second book, Spell Struck. The plot kept unfolding with ease. Spell ForSophia was more difficult, probably because I had to stop and research several key aspects.
The blonde is Avalon, a rescue dog. The gray one is Miss Gracie, a Papillon, Chihuahua, and poodle mix who a month ago was severely injured in a dog attack. Happily, she seems to have fully recovered. I’m waiting for her fur to grow back from where she was shave for surgery. So the photos are pre-attack.
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Ariella Moon says
Thank you for featuring Spell For Sophia on your beautiful blog. I wish everyone good luck with the giveaway! For those who love clean teen romance with a dash of magic, please consider my Teen Wytche Saga.
Thanks so much for sharing your adorable pups on BookHounds, Areille – they must steal the show everywhere they go.