Monday, January 27, 2014

Book Review: Sun and Moon

We've had a bit of excitement at our house today. My husband and daughter were broadsided in a car accident.  Thankfully no one was hurt, but it isn't looking good for the car.  Sigh.  But the bright spot to the day is the book I'm going to tell you about---Sun and Moon by Lee Strauss.

When I first started reading this book I was a bit put off because the first chapter starts out great, then goes to a flashback and down a road with a main character I wasn't sure I wanted to go.  I was so glad I read on, though, because there was an unexpected twist and the author made the situation into something that really drew me to Micah, our hero. Boy, did that keep me turning pages.  Micah is a mysterious man and a gentleman, and I couldn't wait to see how our couple overcame the obstacles in their way and how his secret would be revealed.  Really well done!

I liked how the author brought the indie music scene into the book and really folded that into the characters' lives.  She does a good job keeping the romantic tension between the two main characters and I enjoyed the happy ending.  Ms. Strauss is a new author to me and I will be looking forward to the second book in the series.

Read on if you want to hear a bit of the soundtrack and learn more about the author and her book!

If you're interested in buying your own copy click here

Sun & Moon by Lee Strauss
(Book One in the Minstrel Series)

Coming January 26th! If you’re a fan of the movie Inside, Llewyn Davis, ABC television’s Nashville or Colleen Hoover’s upcoming novel, "Maybe Someday", the Minstrel Series is for you! The Minstrel Series is a collection of contemporary romance novels set in the singer/songwriter world. The books are companion novels, with shared settings and characters, but each are complete standalone stories with a HEA (happily ever after) and no cliffhangers!

Katja Stoltz is a risk-taking singer-songwriter hoping to make it in the indie music scene in Dresden, Germany. Micah Sturm's a brooding uptown banker on a quest. Driven to the streets, Katja is picked up by Micah - but he doesn't want what she thinks he does. There’s an undeniable attraction between them, a gravitational pull they both struggle to resist. Katja knows she mustn’t fall in love with this handsome enigma. There’s something dark lurking beneath the surface. He could be dangerous. And even if her life isn’t on the line, her heart most definitely is. *not erotica - no explicit sex or coarse language

This series is an exciting collaboration between Lee Strauss as an Indie Author and several very talented Indie Singer-Songwriters. Four original songs produced by Norm Strauss are featured in Sun & Moon and are performed by award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Kim McMechan. MP3 links are included at the end. Check out the music video! All the songs from the Minstrel Series can be found at Bandcamp. The Minstrel Series also has its own Facebook page. Go Like it to follow all the upcoming Minstrel Series news! Pre- orders now available at the pre-release price of 2.99! (Price goes up after launch) itunes | kobo | Barnes & Noble

Lee is giving away prizes to celebrate the upcoming launch of Sun & Moon

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card, MP3s of all four songs featured on Sun & Moon, and a 12 month calendar from Dresden, Germany featuring many of the settings found in Sun & Moon.
Dresden, Germany


Debra Erfert said...

I had a neighbor run a stop sign and t-bone our minivan, hitting us in the backdoor hard enough the license plate got stuck in the metal. Normally, the backseat rider sits at that door, but instead my son sat in the middle and was unhurt. My bruises healed after a couple of weeks, but I couldn't get over how my neighbor could put his five-year-old twin daughters in such danger (in running the stop sign) all because they were late for soccer practice. Can you imagine?

I'm glad your husband isn't hurt.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Thanks, Debra. My little girl seems a bit traumatized. What a scary thing for all of us. I hugged them both a little tighter tonight.

That is so lucky that no one was terribly hurt in your accident. That sounds awful! I hope the neighbor learned a lesson. :(