Friday, September 23, 2016

The Seal Island Trilogy Has a New Look!

I'm so excited to reveal a brand new look for the Seal Island Trilogy! I've been wanting to change the covers to look more like the Wind Chime Novels for a while now, and I'm so happy with the way they turned out.

I know it's been quiet around here for the past several months, but I've been very busy behind the scenes. Rest assured, I am still writing. I am still working on Wind Chime Summer. I am still researching story lines and dreaming up ideas for future books. I had to take some time off earlier this year to restore some much-needed balance to my life, but I am back at the keyboard now, writing full speed ahead.

I am very excited about the two main characters in Wind Chime Summer and I promise you’re going to love the next book as much as you loved the first two books in the series. In the meantime, if you haven't read any of my Irish fairy tale romances, I hope you'll give one a chance. After the summer we've had here in Maryland, I know I'm ready to escape to the cool, moody Irish coast!

Lastly, my five-year anniversary of being a published author is coming up in November. To celebrate, I’ll be running several giveaways over the next few months on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Please stop by for a chance to win some fun prizes.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Wind Chime Wedding on sale for #99cents!

For the first time since its release, Wind Chime Wedding will be on sale from March 14th-20th for only $0.99!

Here's what readers are saying about Wind Chime Wedding

"A beautifully written story, full of emotionally charged moments, powerful descriptions, and a feel good vibe that will reach your heart from the start and never let go." ~ Roberta's Dreamworld

"A gripping, beautiful story. Full of hope, love, family, and second chancesThe words flow like poetry. Every turn of the page made me want more. The friendships and love that these characters share, the feel of being home when you read of Heron Island, the emotions Becca and Colin express, make for such a gripping read." ~ Jordan's Book Reviews

"Wow. This story resonated with absolute sweetness and beauty. It isn't just a romance or a starting over story. It's about finding where you belong and learning to listen, really listen, to your heart." ~ Written Love Reviews

"There is just something so magical about Sophie’s books. [This story] shines with love. With joy. With hope and home and happiness. It’s about two characters who start to want more for themselves and who have found in each other someone who will stick by their side through anything." ~ The Fox's Hideaway

"Wind Chime Wedding is the perfect summer read! Sophie’s words magically transport you right to the middle of the island where you can actually hear the boats in the water and smell the salty air.  Each and every member of this complex community of characters will steal your heart and you'll never want to leave…" ~ Agents of Romance

"I want to go live on this Island. The way Sophie Moss describes the place, the people, and the wonderful magical wind chimes makes me want to live in a place so full of family, friends and peace." ~ Kimmie Sue's Book Reviews

"This is a story about finding yourself, following your heart and standing up for what you believe in. It feels like a real community with the different stories crossing paths. You become not only invested in Becca and Colin hopefully realizing they are made for each other but in the entire community. Beautifully written with a high sweetness factor." ~ Life, Books, and More...

"This was a wonderful story about finding your true passion and fighting for what is truly important in your life." ~ Sleep Deprived Book Lovers

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

All the What Ifs by Angela Lynn - A Book Review

I picked up a book written by an online friend recently. Her name is Angela Lynn and I think we met on Twitter back in 2012. Honestly, I'm not really sure when we "met", but at some point we connected and stayed connected so I consider her a friend. She released her first indie novel in December and since it was the holidays and I had some extra time on my hands, I thought I would give it a try. I'm going to admit right now that I went in with low expectations. First, because I don't usually read young adult fiction, and second, because there are a lot of books out there now that are not ready to be published. But this particular friend had been very supportive of my own work, and whenever a writer friend who's been kind to me releases a book of their own with no publisher to back them and has the courage to put themselves out there for all their friends and family and the world to judge, I try to do what I can to support them. Because I remember what that felt like. And it was scary as hell.

I picked up her book, All the What Ifs, a few days ago and was totally caught off guard. Right away, I cared about the main character. I cared about her struggles, her fears, whether or not she was going to be able to escape the situation she was in. I wanted her to win. I needed her to win. It's been a while since I was so absorbed in a book that I could not stop thinking about it when I had to put it down to do other things. In my mind, that is the mark of true talent in commercial fiction. Everything else in writing can be taught, but the ability to pull a reader into a story, to get them to turn the page, to get them to care, is what really matters. If you have me, as a reader, thinking about your character after I put that book down, you have done your job. You have succeeded. But that is not why I am writing this post.

I'm writing this post because I think I finally understand young adult fiction, or at least the romance part of it. Young adult love stories represent that first uncomplicated love where anything is possible. It brings you back, as a reader, to that time in your life when you had no fears--about love, at least. I write adult romance. I write stories about men and women in their late twenties and early thirties who have already loved and lost, who have been heartbroken and wounded by love. That is a very different story to tell. When you have been wounded by love, you can never see it the same way as you could when you were a teenager. It will never be that easy, that simple, that fearless again.

Reading this book made me want to love again, fearlessly, as if I were seventeen and the boy of my dreams had just pulled me into his arms for the first time, and the only thing in the world that mattered was the two of us. What would it be like to love like that again? To be that free of all the wounds and the heartbreaks and the fears? What would it be like to trust again, like a seventeen-year-old girl with her first love? I don't know... But suddenly it seems like the most important thing in the world to find my way back to that place. Thank you, Angela Lynn, for writing a book that made me feel so deeply and remember so well a time in my life when I was free of my wounds. When I was free of my fear. If I do nothing else in 2016, I want to try to find that girl again. And if I do, I will do everything in my power to reclaim her.

What if...we could be fearless in love again?