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Spotlight – Serenade: The Dark Nocturne by Morgan Shamy

My first post after being gone for a year is spotlighting a new book called Serenade: The Dark Nocturne by Morgan Shamy. The author of The Redpoint Crux. I haven’t read it yet but I am planning to pick up to read soon because I did enjoy The Redpoint Crux.

Serenade: The Dark Nocturne Book 1

By: Morgan Shamy

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Mystery

Release Date: 31 May 2022

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Synopsis:

St. Paul’s Academy of the Arts isn’t your usual boarding school…

When November Huntington is sent away to live with her long-lost family, she’s forced to attend a music school for the gifted—which wouldn’t be a problem if November were musical. She’s an athlete through and through, and hates being different.

The kids at the school don’t welcome her, they’re wary of her presence, especially Vincent, a brooding teenage boy involved with dark spirits, who can make time stop when he plays his piano. In fact, all her classmates are obsessed with playing their instruments. And odd things happen when they do.

But something is off about the school. Deaths have occurred through the years, students showing up dead the same way November’s parents were killed—with their throats ripped out.

A killer is on the loose… November must figure out a way to stop whoever it is, balance her feelings for Vincent, and solve her parents’ past before she, too, is numbered among the dead.

Morgan Shamy is an ex-ballerina turned Gothic Mystery writer, represented by Corvisiero Literary Agency. 

She has been immersed in the arts since the young age of 4, where she performed various roles alongside a professional ballet company for over seven years, and has danced on prestigious stages like soloing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She has taught hundreds of girls in her fifteen years of teaching, where some of her students have received full-ride scholarships to schools like School of American Ballet, the Harid Conservatory, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, to name a few. 

Morgan discovered writing when her three-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. It was through that experience which instilled the need to share art and magic with children through words on the page.  

Morgan is also an accomplished concert pianist. She was the first girl in Utah to receive the 75 pt. Gold Cup in the Utah Federation of Music in piano solo/concerto competition. Morgan currently lives with her X-Games gold-medalist husband and four children in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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If you have read the book, let me know in the comments what you thought it about.

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Life Update

Hi Everyone! It has been awhile since I have posted on my blog…a whole freaking year!!! There is a reason why…during COVID quarantine, I lost interest in reading. Honestly, my mental health wasn’t the best and reading wasn’t giving me what I needed at the time so I picked up on other things to help me such as watching K-Drama, cross stitching and becoming a BTS army💜💜!

But I am slowly getting back to reading again but this time I am allowing my moods to pick what I want to read which is working and not setting a reading goal is helping with not feeling pressure to read.

I setup this blog because I wanted to share books and authors I really enjoy reading. I wanted it to be fun too but it turn out to be more stressful because of trying post on daily basis. It became more of part time job instead of being something to do for fun.

I am changing my blog to not just be about books, authors I love but going to try to include the things that help me get thru these past two years that gave me happiness and help me. I can’t promise to post on daily or weekly basis but I will try to post on monthly basis. I will try not to disappeared again 😊.

Hope everyone is doing well and try to enjoy the summer!

JoAnne