I am excited to be a blog stop for Luna Rising! Based on the excerpt it looks like this will be a novel of self discovery as well as finding your soul mate. Expected Publication: April 25, 2017
Life begins at thirty-eight for Long Island mom and writer Luna Lampanelli, when
she kicks her secretly gay husband to the curb. She’s got her freedom, but what she
wants is love.
Luna knows she doesn’t need a man to exist, but try telling that to her heart. Against the advice of Sunny, her snarky best friend, and Jiminy, the cautioning voice in Luna’s head that just won’t shut up, Luna sets course to find a mate.
Luna speed and on-line dates her way into several short-lived, surreal relationships. There’s Ari, the humorless Israeli who refuses to assimilate – to America, and to humanity. There’s Alex, the young and handsome ex-crackhead who informs Luna he doesn’t want to be monogamous while they’re in bed. There’s Memphis, the wild-eyed sadomasochist. There’s Red, angry and crippled, who becomes the catalyst for Luna to join Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.
But before Luna can proceed to recovery, she meets the elusive but oh so appealing
Trip. He’s emotionally unavailable and has the Madonna-Whore Complex, but how
can Luna (aka “whore”) let him go when she enjoys his dry wit so much, and his
naked body even more?
Humorously haunting and packed with unspeakable truths, Luna Rising follows a
woman’s funny and heart-breaking struggle to relate with un-relatable men and an
un-relatable world, and to figure out something even more un-relatable: herself.
About Selene Castrovilla
Selene Castrovilla is the award-winning author of multiple narrative nonfiction picture books and young adult novels. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long
Island with her two sons and too many cats.
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