WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT
January 7th 2020 | Page Street Publishing
A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.
Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight. When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic.
If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place. She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healerchallenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.
NEWS FOR WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT
WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT takes places in a land inspired by Bolivia called Inkasisa. The word is Quechua for “Royal Flower”, and best describes what I think and feel about Bolivia. It’s a lush country, filled with vivid hued mountains, sprawling jungles, and beautiful flowers.
The main setting in the story is La Ciudad Blanca, Spanish for The White City, which was modeled after Sucre. The buildings are painted white and crowned with earth colored tiles, making a picturesque visage.