Moon In The Mirror: A Tess Noncoire Adventure
by P.R. Frost
Edited by Sheila Gilbert
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756404246
Date: 04 September 2007 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Tess Noncoiré is a best-selling fantasy writer. But what very few people know is that her novels are based on her own experiences as a martial arts master trained by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors to prevent demonic incursions into our world. Her partner in this fight is a strange little cigar-smoking imp called Scrap. Scrap can be rude, crude, and mischievous, but he's also cunning, intelligent, something of an expert on the demon dimensions and those who inhabit them, and he's devoted to Tess. Though he seems too small to be an effective warrior, he is growing stronger and a little larger with every demon they defeat. And when he transforms form imp to Celestial Blade, Tess and Scrap can hold their own against some of the deadliest foes.
Now Tess has returned home to New England to recover from her adventures and get some writing done, as well as to put some distance between herself and the two men in her life--Guilford Van der Hoyden-Smythe, known as Gollum to his friends, and handsome, enigmatic Donovan Estevez whom she is fairly certain is not entirely human. But Tess soon discovers that home is not necessarily a haven, for trouble has followed her to her own doorstep.
Being haunted by a vengeful Windago demon whose mate she's killed will soon seem like the least of Tess' problems. First, WindScribe, a young Wiccan who vanished thirty years ago, unexcpectedly reappears. Tess suddenly finds herself under attack by what appear to be vicious garden gnomes but in reality are far more dangerous creatures. And to make things even more complicated, Tess' mother turns up with Darren Estevez, a Damiri demon with whom she's fallen in love. When Gollum and Donovan--who have both come to New England for reasons of their own--are added to the mix, Tess realizes her life is getting totally out of control.