January 17, 2014

E.J. Wesley's Winter Thrills & Chills Blog Tour

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on E.J. Wesley's Winter Thrills and Chills Tour for his Moonsongs Series. This tour is running January 6 - 17 and consists of reviews, interviews, top tens, guest posts and of course, giveaways! Be sure to check out the tour page for the full list of stops.    

~Book 1 ­ Blood Fugue~

"Some folks treated the past like an old friend. The memories warmed them with fondness for what was, and hope for what was to come. Not me. When I thought of long ago, my insides curdled, and I was left feeling sour and wasted."

Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn't fit in. Not that she has ever tried. 

Life has pummeled her heart into one big, lonely callus. She has no siblings, both parents were dead by sixteen, and her last grandparent - and caretaker - was in the ground before she turned twenty-one. She's the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thinks...

"We found my 'grandfather' sitting at his dining room table. An entire scorched pot of coffee dangled from his shaky hand. His skin was the ashen gray shade of thunderclouds, not the rich mocha from the photo I'd seen. There were dark blue circles under each swollen red eye. A halo of white hair skirted his bald head, a crown of tangles and mats. Corpses had more life in them."

Suddenly, instead of burying it with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather's life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.      

~ My Thoughts ~ 

My Rating: 5 / 5

In BLOOD FUGUE, we're introduced to Jenny and her best friend, Marshal. Life has dealt Jenny some low blows. The fact that she hasn't buckled under the crap she's dealt with is not only amazing (I totally would not been sane or comprehensible) but shows her strength. She's snarky, fun to hang around with, and I would love to be her bestie! Plus with her purple fauxhawk and my pink hair, we'd make quite the pair!

And can I just say how much I love Marshal? The fact that he and Jenny stand out from everyone else in their tiny town with such confidence and flair makes me adore them even more. Marshal is such a cool guy, and it's obvious how much Jenny cares about him. It's also refreshing they're best friends without a romantic element to their relationship, proving a girl and a guy can be just friends. (You'll find out why they won't ever be more than just friends.)   

BLOOD FUGUE is full of surprises with twists and turns. There's a huge revelation that I'll admit I never saw coming and was happy with the outcome. I think it adds to Jenny's badassery. This novelette is a quick and super fun read with the promise of more awesomeness ahead.       

~ Book 2 Witch's Nocturne ~ 

After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas.

~Book 3 ­ Dark Prelude~

Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal / how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Unfortunately, a lot of on-the-job training is required to be a monster hunter, and unlike her computer repair business, this gig could literally kill her.

DARK PRELUDE finds the feisty protagonist, Jenny, searching for her best friend Marshal's missing father in the midst of a freak, West Texas winter storm. To survive the frigid night, she'll have to deal with a hated town rival, face a monstrous creature no Moonsong hunter has ever encountered before, and undo a mysterious curse. Can she keep everyone alive? If not, who will pay the ultimate price?  

~Book 4: Dragon's Game~


Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal / how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. She has already faced a werewolf, witches, and a troll. But nothing could prepare her for her latest confrontation...

DRAGON'S GAME, Moonsongs Book 4, finds Jenny out of her rural West Texas element, searching for an evil witch in an urban Houston nightclub. After attempting to help a handsome and mysterious stranger out of a jam, she finds herself on the run from a ruthless gang who are even more dangerous than they initially appear. 

Forced into a twisted game of life and death, Jenny must navigate the complexity of a budding relationship, and somehow survive a night filled with unexpected horror and paranormal mystery. 

DRAGON'S GAME is approximately 14,000 words or 45 pages of humor, horror and paranormal mystery. It is the fourth volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.  

~Book 5­ Vampire's Ball~


Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal / how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Being a girl of action, she has found herself particularly capable when it comes to battling the werewolves, trolls, and other supernatural denizens lurking in the Texas night. Until now. 

VAMPIRE'S BALL, Moonsongs book 5, finds Jenny and her best friend Marshal in their most harrowing adventure yet. Traveling by boat to an extravagant masquerade party located at a Galveston Island mansion, Jenny must parlay with an ancient vampire in order to secure the release of the dragon princes, Isis. The unexpected return of an old "friend" turns the evening into chaos, and leaves Jenny and company once again fighting for survival amidst a sea of supernatural foes.

VAMPIRE'S BALL is approximately 12,500 words of humor, horror and paranormal mystery. It is the fifth volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.    

~Moonsongs Anthology~

The Moonsongs Anthology 1 collects the first three Moonsongs books - a series of New Adult paranormal-horror-action novelettes in one exciting volume. Follow Jenny and her best friend Marshal on their dangerous quest to unlock the secrets of her past.

Moonsongs Anthology 1 collects the three previously published Moonsongs adventures: BLOOD FUGUE (Book 1), WITCH'S NOCTURNE (Book 2), and DARK PRELUDE (Book 3).

Available in print & eBook via Amazon | Goodreads    

~About the Author~

Growing up in small town Oklahoma, there were limits on the amount and types of entertainment at my disposal. Perhaps that's why I set my imagination free. After collecting degrees in psychology and counseling, life brought me to Missouri, Texas, and Northern California - where I currently read, write, and live. I fill my spare time playing video games, watching movies, planning for the zombie apocalypse, reading graphic novels, and playing with my dogs.

My passion for New Adult literature led me to producing the weekly New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter, and contributing to the NA Alley Blog. I'm also the author of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, speculative rural fantasy novelettes.   


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This tour was organized and put together by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. His books are great! Really enjoyed the first one and looking forward to the rest.

    1. He's a very talented writer! I'm looking forward to them as well. Thanks for stopping by, Alex! :D

  2. Oh my gosh, I love this series. I have the last one to read. I know when I read it I'll be stalking E.J. for more. Jenny would be an awesome bestie! And I want Marshal for my very own. He's everything you said, and I never thought about him not realizing how much Jenny loves him. You are so right! A tomahawk wielding purple mohawk girl and a pink haired rocker mama blogger would be an unbeatable duo! I hope all is well with you and the family.

    Oh, oh, I gotta tell you I have the first season of The Walking Dead from the library. We'll see if I can handle it.

    1. I'm excited you've read these - I saw that you had on Goodreads! :) I met E.J. through the Insecure Writers Support Group when I first started blogging! I'm definitely going to be stalking him, too, lol! I love Jenny, and not just because of her name. ;) Can you imagine the pair we'd make? LOL That would be so cool! :D We're doing well, thank you. I hope everything is going well with you and your fam, too. Now that the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! What what! *throws confetti*

      Omigod, I never thought I'd hear you say that! I'm DYING to know what you think. The first season is really not bad gory wise. If there are any scenes that you're not sure of, just close your eyes. And your ears. :)

  3. I'm so glad you loved this one! I too love Jenny and Marshal. I hope you can read the rest soon! Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

    1. Thanks, Candace! You never steer me wrong! I've just finished the second book, which I LOVED, and I'll be adding that review very soon. I'm sorry I didn't get all of the reviews up in time. Eep! You're welcome! :D

  4. I've read Blood Fugue and Witch's Nocturne and enjoyed them so much! I really need to catch up on the series! I'm so glad that you are liking it as well :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. I saw you had read them, too, and I read your reviews. :) I just finished Witch's Nocturne and was happily surprised with the variety of supernatural beings Jenny and Marshal are going to be dealing with. Thanks, Jaclyn! :D

  5. Thanks for the review. You put so much work in it. Take care.

    1. That's such a wonderful compliment, Munir! Thank you so much - I really do put my all into my reviews, or at least I try to. You, too, Munir! :D

  6. I definitely need to check out these stories! Thanks for sharing great reviews, Jennifer!

    Enjoy your weekend, girl! :)

    1. They're so much fun to read, Brandee! I can't wait until you read them. :) Thanks so much! Have a great week! :D


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