Valerie Wilson Wesley, who also writes under the pseudonym Savanna Welles, is the author of the Tamara Hayle Mystery series and of three novels including Playing My Mother’s Blues, Always True to You in My Fashion and Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do for which she received the 2000 award for excellence in adult fiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA). Her Tamara Hayle mysteries include When Death Comes Stealing, Devil's Gonna Get Him, Where Evil Sleeps, No Hiding Place, Easier to Kill, The Devil Riding, Dying in the Dark, and Of Blood and Sorrow. Most of her books have been Blackboard bestsellers, and When Death Comes Stealing was nominated for a Shamus award. Her mysteries have been published in Great Britain, France, Germany and Poland and her novels in Germany.
"Don't trust nobody. Not family. Not friend. Don't let it get him like it got my son, not until he is ready to meet it. And remember that blood must pay for blood. A debt must be paid. Your boy can never forget. That is his destiny."?
Raine is at her wits' end. Her eleven-year-old son Davey, whom she has raised by herself, has the power to shift into any animal--a "gift" from his dead father.? Raine doesn't know how to control this legacy nor protect Davey from the skinwalker bent on killing them both. And if the skinwalker fails, she fears the sinister fate that awaits her son.?
Cade, still grieving the brutal murder of his wife, finds solace in Raine's companionship. But as the savage details of his wife's death mirror the powers that Davey is soon to have, Raine must fight to protect her child…in The Moon Tells Secrets by Savanna Welles
A riveting, modern-day gothic tale about a woman who succumbs and then must save herself from a dark lover
That night was the first time I tasted champagne—French he told me, and as I loved all things French I was enchanted. I barely remember what we said—only that I did most of the talking: about leaving the South, my dreams of becoming a writer, my thoughts of Harlem . . . and of you. He said very little, only this: "The moment I saw you I knew you would be mine forever. And even death, even that, could not part us."
Jocelyn's life feels empty, devoid of passion and purpose. After she finds a journal written by her “doomed” great-grandmother, Caprice, she is spellbound by her story: the escape from a loveless marriage, her seduction by a nameless lover who is both "demon and savior." Then, as if stepping out of a dream, Jocelyn meets Asa, her mysterious next door neighbor.
Asa is charming, handsome, and daring and, as if by magic, she is drawn into his hedonistic lifestyle. Yet there is something unsettling about Asa. Luna is suspicious of this man, and although Jocelyn is dismissive of Luna and amused by her friend's warnings, she can't completely ignore them. She begins to wonder if things with Asa aren't quite what they seem.