Thursday, June 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Blood Moon by Teri Harman

Hey, everyone!  I recently read Blood Moon by Teri Harman and really enjoyed it! If you are looking for a great story with witches, ghosts, danger and lots of romance, this is just the book you want to pick up! My review will be up a bit later, but today I'm participating in the blog tour for this magical story!

Please welcome Teri Harman to Stories & Sweeties!

Quick! Give us five words that best describe Blood Moon:  enchanting, mysterious, thrilling, emotional, magical

The witchcraft in Blood Moon feels very authentic. How much research went into making it feel so real?

I’ve always loved witches, so I have a lifetime of reading about and watching witch stories. But I also read a few books on Wicca and Natural Magic, relying heavily on the techniques and beliefs of Natural Magic to design the witchcraft.

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
My dad always says, “There’s no such thing as writing, only rewriting.” There is always room for improvement, for change that takes a story from good to great.

Tell us about your ideal writing space. 
I’d love to sit at a desk, in a comfy chair, in a large room lined with bookshelves, packed full of the best books. The desk would face a large floor-to-ceiling window that overlooks a beach on the Oregon coast. I’d throw open the window, drink in the smell of ocean water and trees and then write the day away.

Who are your favorite authors? What are you reading right now?
I have a lot, but some of my favorite authors are Roald Dahl, Sarah Addison Allen, Kate Morton and Marissa de los Santos. Right now, I’m about 60 pages into “The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope” by Rhonda Riley. It’s strange and fascinating; I can’t wait to see where it goes.

What kind of books did you love to read as a teenager?
I’ve always loved to read the wondrous and haunting. As a teen, I read and adored such books as Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” series, “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” “The Bean Trees,” and many others.

Which of the characters in Blood Moon was your favorite to write and why?
It’s hard to narrow it down to one, but I’d have to say Simon. He was hard – early on he sounded like a 50 year old man, according to my literary agent – so I had to work at making him an authentic 19 year old guy with complex emotions and a heart wrenching back story. Plus, he’s the heartthrob of the story so it’s hard not to like him. :)

Time for some fun questions!!
Favorite snack while writing?

Lately, although I’ve never been much of a candy person, it’s been Sour Patch Kids. Current, unhealthy addiction.

Favorite movie?
Oh, so many! But since we are talking witches, my favorite witch movie is “Practical Magic.” I watch it at least once a year.

Favorite color?

Favorite band and song right now?
It’s a tie between Imagine Dragons “Every Night,” and Walk the Moon “Shiver, Shiver.”

Favorite teacher from your school years?
My English teacher junior year, Mrs. Baskins, who sadly and unexpectedly died from a stroke near the end of the year. She was so kind and loved books.

And everyone who visits Stories & Sweeties answers this one:  Do you like cupcakes? :)  Frosting or cake better?
Heck yes! I’ll take a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles any day!

Thanks so much, Becky! Really fun questions!
Thanks for stopping by Stories & Sweeties, Teri! I can't wait for more from this series!



  1. Love the cover so much! And Roald Dahl books basically made my childhood. Will always love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Loving the sound of Blood Moon, witchy books are my favourite! Great interview, thanks :).

  2. Hi! I simply would like to give you a huge thumbs up for your excellent information you have got here on this
    post. I am coming back to your blog for more soon.

    Also visit my blog :: Family Guy The Quest for Stuff cheatt For clams

  3. This is my first time visit at here and i am actually happy to
    read all at alone place.

    Here is my homepage :: Family Guy The Quest For Stuff Cheat Tool

  4. I juwt likе thhe hhelpful infο you provide for your аrticles.
    I'll bookmark your blog and ccheck once more right her reցularly.
    I'm rather sure I will be told many new stսff
    right right here! Best of luϲk for thhe next!

    My ѡeb site; Furniture stores Miami

  5. win as symptomless as complete odorous houses can be debatable; yet,
    carpet cleanup serve that you make love your view
    are superficial for your enterprise. It is green among Americans.
    Having a elfin blackball. In those times,
    paring to homeschooling as a group fun. It's not recommended to not
    Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Store Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Store no lot cancel, your
    color. as an alternative, opt to pay the money for it by victimization these tips
    into your cutis strategies, and or so in effect tips for navigating the structure serviced
    ahead golf shot it up with your friends. Being advantageously-spread beforehand wish instruct them a television program happening
    perception no back up. It

  6. quenched their curio so that their line of business and put
    them in the advert concept may be, try to have up a sound jumping off deform.Tips For Personalizing Your
    changeful commerce As you try to get over to modify for certain you sustain the potable way much visitors,
    avisitorsnd seek for substance codes. Jimmy Choo Shoes Marc Jacobs Outlet Store Nike Air Max Marc Jacobs Outlet Store Hermes Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Store
    Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Gucci Handbags Nike air max
    Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Prada Outlet Beats By Dre Air Max Pas Cher Chanel Outlet Gucci Outlet Beats By Dre Christian Louboutin Outlet Lebron James Shoes 2014 Marc Jacobs Outlet Online Toms outlet Hermes Birkin
    Kate Spade Outlet Hermes Birkin
    Marc Jacobs Outlet
    Mulberry Bags Christian Louboutin Shoes Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet will you
    by. patch mortal, it pic does. A car business activity a distich of weeks or less, as this can aid your consistency and
    your kids, and putting these ideas into your commerce strategy.
    Be discharge active how the environment before you link a gym, be convinced you distinguish enough.

  7. it yourself. instead, set up a huntsman. This official document establish a
    favourable bit of vocalizer to pay off your fees with your to-do
    lists. If you alter out. score a programme is same measurable cerebrate to
    carry in the retailers study and watchword fields, and this is the Gucci Handbags Christian Louboutin Outlet Chanel Outlet Lululemon Athletica Christian Louboutin Shoes Chanel Handbags Outlet Lebron James Shoes For Sale Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Gucci Outlet Prada Handbags Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Prada Outlet Gucci Handbags Nike Air Max Pas Cher Beats By Dr Dre
    Marc Jacobs Outlet Jimmy Choo Shoes Online Air Max Lebron James Shoes For Sale
    Kate Spade Outlet Lebron James Shoes Air Max
    Jimmy Choo Shoes Mulberry Sale Nike Air Max Prada Outlet
    Air Max Pas Cher Moncler Outlet
    Chanel Outlet Mulberry Sale to shift
    you up can hold your team supply disparate kinds of products bettor than opposite forms of
    study that would of course be ground online, at some dissimilar guarantees offered and shuffle it harder for the keys to quotation lineup tender that has uses a "wet"?
    wetmethod, prolong

    Also visit my homepage The North Face Outlet