*lizzie starr, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.
Double Moon Destiny by *lizzie starr
Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
On the night of the Double Moon a child is born, and the destinies of an acolyte and a rebel are changed forever.
Jermanah, acolyte of the religious Compound, has never been given the opportunity to make her own choices. Although she accepts her way of life and yearns to rise higher in the order, she learns ancient, forbidden healing from the Seer. On the night of the
Double Moons, a child is born and given into Jermanah’s care until the boy is taken to the king.
Kierigh was born moments before the rising of the Double Moons, but his twin brother wasn’t so lucky. Rumors flow from the Stronghold—following an ancient prophecy, the king sacrifices the baby boys to increase his power. But Kierigh senses that even after five cycles, his brother still lives.
When Kierigh’s rebels attack the procession, he takes the babe, and Jermanah, to his hidden camp. The captivating acolyte disrupts Kierigh’s ordered and simple life. He opposes her religion and all the Compound claims to stand for. She’s everything he doesn’t need in his life. Yet she is everything he desires.
No longer considering herself one of the Compound, Jermanah discovers freedom, and truths she finds difficult to believe. But when the babe is taken from the forest, she will do anything to save the child, including face the leader of the Compound—and the king.
Can a rebel and an acolyte set aside pride and differences to find a lost brother, defeat evil, and discover their prophecy fulfilling destinies?
Know the Heroine from Double Moon Destiny
Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
As an acolyte of the Compound, Jermanah has many duties set before her, leaving her little time to herself. But in those rare moments when she’s not following the priestess’ orders, or illicitly studying healing with the Seer she loves to practice the dances that are a part of the rituals of the Compound. So, even in her so-called free time, she’s still trying to perfect her life.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Life in the Compound is strict, and since she’s been a part of that world since her birth, Jermanah has no concept of being able to buy more than she’s given. Once she leaves the Compound and discovers there is such a thing as freedom of choice, she still marvels at the options. Even simple meats and cheeses in a loaf of fresh bread is amazing to her. Once she discovers sweets, that would be what she’d buy–from honey on bread to a sugary confection.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Within the Compound, Jermanah had no choice of clothing. She wore the scratchy, hot robes of an acolyte. When she’s taken to the hero’s camp deep in the forest, she’s given a soft tunic and trousers. These are what she loves to wear. Beside the comfort of the smooth materials, this clothing allows her a new freedom. But she doesn’t accept the soft-soled shoes. She’s never worn shoes, and sees no reason to start.
Does she know how to fix things?
Jermanah is a born mystical healer, so she is able to fix people. As she follows her destiny, she discovers she is able to heal or fix certain situations. But if she had to fix a broken tool she would be lost. Unless there was a book to tell her how, then perhaps…
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Even though she tries to be a proper acolyte and follow the strictures of the Compound, there’s a bit of a rebel in Jermanah. Acolytes are not allowed contact with the Seer, but the old man sensed her healing abilities and sought her out for training. She knows this new knowledge, and her abilities must be kept hidden, for mystical healing is also forbidden to any but the Seer. But somehow, the HIghest of the High learns of her skills and calls upon them during the birth of the next child of the double moons. Following the Highest’s orders, Jermanah attempts to ease the pregnant woman who refuses to allow her child to be born into the hands of the Compound. Instead of offering comfort and discovering the joy of a new life, Jermanah is forced to witness violence and death. Her healing failed.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
As an acolyte, Jermanah had little contact with the younger girls in the Compound. When she’s given the newborn child to care for, she panics, but soon discovers the caring and compassionate part of her healing talents and relaxes. As she grows comfortable in her life outside the Compound, she’s kind and interested in the children, drawing them out and making each feel special.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Days in the Compound started before dawn, so she is alert and active first thing in the morning. She’s ready to start her day. Unless for some reason she’s allowed to sleep later. Then she becomes flustered and irritated–feeling as though she’s failed.
How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?
Once released from the strict confines of the Compound, Jermanah is hesitant around people. She discovers there is a deep distrust bordering on hatred toward both the Compound and the king’s Stronghold. As a known acolyte, she is scorned by some in the rebel camp, and whispers and comments follow her when she passes them. She withdraws and attempts to keep to herself. But once others come to know her, she is open and friendly.
Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?
Her tendency is to handle things herself. She’s uncomfortable asking others to do anything for her.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Adornment was forbidden in the Compound, so no.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
The world of the double moons has little technology. Transportation is by foot or wagon. Soldiers ride great war beasts. Although she is carried on one of these beasts for a short while, and offered a place on a wagon, she prefers to have her bare feet solidly on the ground.
Recycle or toss?
Definitely recycle. There aren’t enough resources to waste items no longer in use. Even stones used in building are reused.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!
Where to buy Double Moon Destiny
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/double–moon–destiny–lizzie–starr/1005445758?ean=9780997754285
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Even though she’d turned up her nose at her mother’s love stories, long night shifts at a nursing home drew her to the facility’s library. There she discovered that romance made tales of fantasy and science fiction more delightful, and the focus of her writing expanded.
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