Dust and Moonlight by Keta Diablo
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand Publishing
Length: Full Length (191 pgs)
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Begonia
Balion, Prince of Locke Cress, waited a long time for the forest nymph with lavender eyes to come to him. The dreams told him it was just a matter of time. What they hadn't told him was that he'd lose his heart to the strange creature from another world.
After the serial killer attacked Kira, she awoke in a strange land. Now, she's running for her life from wild boars, wizards, and sorcerers, not to mention a Prince that makes her body melt in all the wrong places. Facing extraordinary circumstances as the evil plots unfold, Kira fights for her life, and for a love that neither time nor distance can ever dispel from her soul.
"Fantasy lives in all of us. We long to be carried away to an extraordinary world, contrary to the one we live in. In Dust and Moonlight I've tried to do just that. Join me in a journey where magical powers and true identities are concealed, where an ordinary woman is thrust into a mystical land that threatens her very existence. Kira must rely on conventional wisdom to stay alive in this alien kingdom where wizards, sorcerers and evil reside. Well, conventional wisdom and a wee bit of help from her deceased grandmother who practiced witchcraft in her day. When she meets Balion, Prince of Locke Cress, she discovers cosmic love, a love that crosses all boundaries and withstands the test of time. Live the fantasy, believe in the magic, and join Kira for the adventure of her life . . . and yours. " ~Keta~
Even though this started out a little slow and strange, it turned out to be an enjoyable read. Getting into the characters was interesting since this isn’t my normal genre of book that I usually pick up, but Ms. Diablo did a good job of bringing the characters to life.
Ms. Diablo pulls you into the interaction between Balion and Kira. It was wonderful and I could feel their love building over time. They dream of each other even though they don’t know who the other is and when finally do come face to face, the fireworks explode. My favorite part would be when they first met after she goes back in time and she’s not quite sure whether she’s lost her mind or not. The word play between the two is awesome.
Wizards and magic bring you into their world and spin the story into something believable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in outright fantasy.