Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart.
In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.
Wilbur was used to going to his college formals alone. He thought the Halloween Ball would be no different. He’s amazed when a beautiful girl in a Victorian costume displays an interest in him and even more amazed to find himself alone with her on one of the campus nature trails.
With her brother, her dearest friend, and the country she loves all hanging in the balance, Eartha must do the unthinkable to ensure her brother’s victory in the stag hunt. Sometimes true love needs a helping hand...or some blood to be spilled.
The Lightness of Dust is a unique and beautifully written tale that weaves together three time periods seamlessly. Kere is a young healer who wants to marry the love of her life. But while he sails off to find his fortune, her father sells her to a shady priest who wants to profit from her gifts. Sam is a struggling artist working as a handyman at a music hall. His life is simple until he meets an exotic violist who awakens feelings in him he never knew existed and takes his art to a whole new level. But will their love affair survive the separation when he enlists to fight in World War II? In present day California a young professor takes on a brilliant grad-student who wants to take over his lab and maybe ruin his marriage.
Even as stand alone tales, all three of these stories held my attention and kept me turning the pages. When you learn how their lives are all connected, its simply mind-blowing. The book combines powerfully written prose, well defined characters, and subtle paranormal/fantasy elements that explode in the last fifty or so pages. I love how each different time period was so well researched and how all the characters were so well developed. But most impressive was the completely original plot that was unlike any other novel I've read to date. This book has something for everyone--historical buffs, fantasy addicts, and even romance junkies will love it. It is definitely a five-star read all the way.