Black Moon Draw
Lizzy Ford, author
A reader gets sucked into the book she’s reading and is trapped, unless she convinces the hero of the story to send her home. Just her luck - the book is unfinished, and its sexy hero is far more alpha male than she’s prepared to handle. What Naia doesn’t know: the story – and its hero – have been expecting her for quite some time, even though she has no idea what she’s doing there. Naia must learn quickly how to navigate the dangerous, magical world of Black Moon Draw and find a way to woo the unlikely, uncooperative hero of the story, who holds the key to returning her home.
Dumped and heartbroken, Naia loses herself in wine and falls asleep reading an online romance novel, which features the Shadow Knight of Black Moon Draw. Upon awakening, she finds herself in the world of Black Moon Draw itself—and she’s the Shadow Knight’s new battle-witch, according to a nearby panther-headed minion. Apparently battle-witches tend to get killed off quickly in these parts, despite their ability to regrow severed limbs. In quick succession, she falls in with the Red Knight of White Tree Sound, rescues a kidnapping victim, and is captured by the dread but good-smelling Shadow Knight, who promptly chops off her hand to prove that she is a witch. The Shadow Knight is clearly villainous, as well as engaged to be married, but Naia decides nonetheless to save him and his kingdom from a thousand-year curse, no matter whether she ends up in his world for good. Ford gives herself a cameo role as “LF,” author of the novel that Nina was reading—a ridiculous cherry atop an endearingly silly sundae. This is a fine light read for a rainy afternoon. (BookLife)