The hero of my Regency historical, Lord Midnight, is driven to avenge himself against the uncle who tried to kill him as a child. Before Gabriel's life took such a horrible turn, he chose a crescent moon as his personal crest. Now, as a highwayman who rides the king's highways at night, he uses the symbol on a scarf that he leaves with the victims of his robberies, taunting his uncle with the unwelcome knowledge that Gabriel is still alive.
The crescent moon plays another part in this story. The heroine, Marisa, is attending a masquerade, and she wears a costume depicting the Roman goddess, Diana, who rules the moon:
Marisa glanced down at her own costume—Diana, the huntress. She had savored the irony of adopting the role of the goddess, spending many of her waking hours designing the flowing white satin dress. The Grecian border, and the yellow gauze overlay, provided the perfect backdrop for the embroidered gold crescent moons. The head-dress was her particular favorite, since the wreath of artificial flowers ended with a crescent on her forehead composed of pearls and sapphires.
But instead of a sly reference to Lord Midnight's token, now the goddess's symbol reminded her of an inconstant highwayman. She chided herself for letting Lord Midnight's image slip into her mind, even for the briefest of moments.
Yet maybe he isn't so inconstant after all. . .
I'm participating in the Lunar Love Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookworm Lisa. This is a fun blog hop celebrating books with paranormal, supernatural, science fiction or space travel elements, or books that have something to do with the moon or have a moon on their cover.
And it starts on the day of a full moon!
As part of this hop, I'll be giving away an e-copy of Lord Midnight to one lucky commenter. If you're the winner and already have a copy, you'll be the first to get a sneak peek of the next book in the series, Lord Moonlight. So leave a comment, and then click on the Lunar Love graphic below to check out all the other great blogs and giveaways!