cover image Scarlet Moon

Scarlet Moon

Debbie Viguie. Simon Pulse, $5.99 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-689-86716-3

After drawing on mermaid myths for her novel Midnight Pearls, Debbie Vigui now reworks Little Red Riding Hood into a gothic romance set against the Crusades in Scarlet Moon. Feisty Ruth, a blacksmith by trade, was brutally attacked by a wolf as a child. Now she finds herself drawn to William, a mysterious lord with an ancient family secret and the same striking green eyes as the wolf that assailed her. Magic, herbalism and curses work into this creatively conceived tale. (Apr.)