Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gemini Moon by Maria Grazia Swan



When Italian-born widow Lella York gives her best friend’s birthdate to a gypsy casting charts on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the last thing she expects to hear is that the chart belongs to a dead woman.

But the prediction might already be true, as Lella learns when she arrives home to Orange County, California where Ruby has gone missing. The whole world seems turned upside down. To her horror, Lella’s own son is arrested for kidnapping Ruby, and no one knows if her friend is dead or alive. The mysterious drowning of a woman in Arizona seems an unrelated matter according to her lover, the homicide detective investigating the case. Yet even as Lella catches him in small lies and half truths, his sweet deceptions seduce her as effectively as his lovemaking. All alone on a stormy night she finally comes face to face with the terrible reality of what’s happened. Has her soul always known the truth? Can her heart possibly heal from the brutal wounds? Will Lella even survive her connection to the exotic, dangerous woman born under a Gemini Moon?


Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona—but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for—ooh-la-la—haute couture. Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness.

Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, tasty Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco—but then, who doesn’t?

Maria has written short stories for anthologies, articles for high profile magazines and numerous blogs tackling love and life. She engaged her editorial and non-fiction skills for Mating Dance-Rituals for Singles Who Weren’t Born Yesterday. Her romantic suspense novels Love Thy Sister and Bosom Bodies are available at



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