Monday, September 26, 2022

Druid's Moon by Deniz Bevan

It is my pleasure to welcome author, Deniz Bevan to my blog. Enjoy this short interview and get a peek at her methods and what she is doing to be a successful author.

How many drafts do you write for each novel and which do you find the most enjoyable and the most difficult?

Short answer: Too many!

Lately I’ve been doing National Novel Writing Month each year, so by the end of November I have the Stupid First Draft, the one that’s full of meanderings and wonky plotlines and character discoveries.

If I’m organized, I spend the next few months going through it scene by scene and tightening it up.

If I’m really organized, the next step is to print it and read it on paper.

Then, I need to finish up all the required research and do another edit for word choice and style.

Then it’s time to send it to beta readers!

Which social media platform do you most enjoy using for promotion?

I enjoy writing up my blog the most! Twitter can be fun sometimes, and it’s always interesting to see photos from family and friends on Instagram.

Can you give one piece of advice for beginning authors?

Don’t be afraid to spill your ideas on paper! It’s true what other authors have said: You can’t edit a blank page!

Do you have a book that you can read over and over again and especially when you need the inspiration to write?

Ah, well, I think these are two separate questions. I reread The Lord of the Rings every year; sometimes it leads me to want to write and other times it doesn’t. Some authors, such as Dostoyevsky and Bukowski, make me feel like writing. Other times, it’s beautiful writing like that of Rachel Carson and Nan Shepherd that makes me feel like trying my hand at poetry once more!

Druid’s Moon
By Deniz Bevan

Beauty to his Beast…

Lyne Vanlith, an archaeologist who seeks a logical explanation to any mystery, discovers an ancient Druidic curse on her first dig. When the signs foretold by the curse descend on her, Lyne can’t find a reasonable interpretation.

And that’s even before a Beast rescues her from a monstrous sea-creature. She drops a grateful kiss on the snout of the Beast, who transforms into a man, Frederick Cunnick, Baron of Lansladron. Lyne is meant to be Beauty to his Beast—and break the curse forever.

Now both spellkeeper and monster are targeting Lyne. She must take up her legendary role, to defeat the curse and save Frederick—and herself. Instead of logic, for the first time, Lyne must trust her heart.

Release date – September 20, 2022
$14.95, 6x9 trade paperback, 226 pages
Fantasy – Romance (FIC009090) / Paranormal (FIC009050) / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology (FIC010000)
Print ISBN 9781939844866 / EBook ISBN 9781939844873
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

Thank you, Deniz. I love that writing advice. I've heard it before but I need to hear it again as I currently stare at a blank page. Do you have a favorite social media platform? Are you ready for some beauty and the beast?


nashvillecats2 said...

Thanks for sharing this , it appears to be a great book.
Have a great week and take care.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I have too many drafts of my stories too. Congrats on your book, Deniz!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Blogging is my favorite. But twice through LOTR was enough for me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you for hosting Deniz!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan - Deniz' premise sounds so interesting ... while she is so thorough in her approach ... and she is organised. I've a Rachel Carson book here that I must read ... cheers to you both - Hilary

messymimi said...

This is why i admire those who can write, it's truly work!

Anonymous said...

Great interview and promotion. The book sounds so good.

T. Powell Coltrin Writes @

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting me!

Deniz Bevan said...

Thank you for hosting me!