Devil Moon: A Mystic Romance

General Fiction, Humor, Romance

By Dana Taylor

Publisher : Supernal Friends Publishing

ABOUT Dana Taylor

Dana Taylor
Dana Taylor writes uplifting stories filled with inspiration and humor. Born and raised in California, she graduated from the University of Redlands. She has been published in various magazines, including the Ladies Home Journal. She hosted the Internet radio program Definitely Dana! at He More...



Devil Moon: A Mystic Romance  $.99 in the Kindle Store at, Smashwords, and NOOK

Welcome  to the mystical town of Beaver Cove, Arkansas, where country ghosts offer homey advice and the Devil Moon makes lovers of total strangers...

What Reviewers say about Devil Moon

Romance Designs--

You won’t get away from this read without chuckling…whether it’s from Phil’s wicked sense of humor, his daughter’s little, unknown facts or the crazy antics that happen in Beaver Cove…. The secondary characters were absolutely outstanding. Randy Bailey, Maddie’s gay best-friend and Melissa are hilarious. Grammy Harris tells it like it is and backwoods neighbor/student, Reba, is a quiet jewel. All-in-all, a delightful story.


Romance Junkies

Ms. Taylor's DEVIL MOON is a wonderful book that you will want to read over and over again. Maddie and Phil are two confident and secure adults who happen to, at the same time, fall off kilter for one moment of mad passion. In their reality at school they bicker and argue like an old married couple. Phil can't help but want to shatter Ms. Harris' picture perfect exterior. Maddie can't believe that the muscle bound football coach does everything to needle her, get under her skin and then expects her to be nice to him. With the help of two very unusual entities, these two find each other at every turn. I enjoyed watching them fight their growing attraction and looked forward to the moment when they discovered that the other was the fabulous one night stand that they had indulged in. DEVIL MOON will give you a dose of moon madness and is a very enjoyable read.


The opening scene came to me in the pre-dawn mists of consciousness. The two lonely people...the humid summer...the Devil Moon hanging over the Ozark lake. The characters pretty much showed up and told their own story. The plot twists surprised me. Writing was a fun adventure. I hope readers enjoy the tale as much as I did. Enjoy the "Marry me" scene. Phil doesn't get exactly the answer he was expecting...

Author's Note: Devil Moon: A Mystic Romance, now available in the Kindle Store was originally published in Trade Paper Back as That Devil Moon from Echelon Press. 

Round Table Review—Devil Moon by Dana Taylor

Reviewer:  Beverly Forehand

Maddie Harris has her life completely in order.  She's a successful assistant principal with her own home.  She has loyal friends and a loving family.  She's perfectly happy with her life.  So what if people think she's a bit prim and that her routine borders on anal-retentiveness?  Maddie has everything she ever wanted--so why is it she needs to keep telling herself that?  Why is it that too much wine, a few chocolate bars, and a case of the blues finds her strolling on a moonlit lakeside looking for trouble?  Surely, its just a case of monthly madness--she couldn't be looking for anything more--her life is perfectly fine the way it is.  She likes stability and comfort.  Excitement, whirlwind romance, and midnight romps are something confined to paperback romances and youthful indiscretions, right? 

Phil Wilcox had it all--wealth, fame, and a family.  He was a football star that married the Homecoming Queen and had a beautiful baby girl.  How is it, then, he wonders, that he ended up the coach of a small town high school football team teaching history on the side?  He hardly sees his daughter or his ex-wife and his relationship could best be described as frosty.  All he wants now is to clean up his act and gain his eleven-year-old daughter's confidence.  Romance is something he doesn't want or need.  Women only bring complications, and love, well, that's nothing that he can even hope for after all the screw-ups in his life.  But, when a late night fishing trip throws him into the arms of a mysterious beauty, he finds himself wondering if he was wrong about what he wanted and needed in life. 

DEVIL MOON  is a lovely romance full of whimsy, comedy, and bittersweet twists.  The characters are real and compelling, filled with the little foibles that drive us all and make them automatically identifiable.  Maddie and Phil are driven by their own delusions of themselves, by their personal fears and misapprehensions as to what life is really about, what they can hope for, and what they need.  These characters have settled--they believe that there are no happily ever afters, when they are suddenly confronted with a story-book romance.  The surprises and sweetness found in DEVIL MOON are as charming as any Cinderella tale.  So what if Prince Charming wears sweats and drives a pick-up, or Snow White is a bit anal and wears power-suits?  Isn't it possible to have it all?  Isn't it possible to find what you've looking for without even knowing you were looking? 

I loved this book.  It made me laugh and cry.  People who love romances from Jan Karon to Jane Austen will instantly find this book irresistible.  The characters are wonderful, the writing is compelling and witty, the plot-twists are unexpected, and the love story is both steamy and sweet.  Don't miss a chance to curl up with DEVIL MOON this winter.  This book and a cup of cocoa are just the ticket for the winter blues!