Sunday, July 15, 2012

GIVEAWAY - J. J. Bidell - Author of In the Shadow of the Moonlight - The Awakening

Let's give a PNA warm welcome to J.J. Bidell!

She is joining us today to share her novel
In the Shadow of the Moonlight - The Awakening.


In the Shadow of the Moonlight - The Awakening is a YA-Romantacy-Novel about the shape shifting species of panthers.

Naomi Roberts finally receives a scholarship for a semester abroad in Maine. When Naomi’s grandmother suddenly claims that Naomi will soon be transformed into a panther, like her great grandmother Romina, Naomi believes it is a final and desperate attempt to keep her from departing to the USA.

Having arrived in Maine, Naomi enjoys her student life with new friends and her first love, Roman. Even though she feels magically drawn to a mysterious clearing in the woods, believes she is being watched and begins to sleepwalk, she does not remember the prophecy of her grandmother. Until her very first transformation. And - Naomi is not alone, which not only exposes her to mortal danger, but also Roman.


The thick fog lifted a little when she reached the woods. The fragrance of plants became more intense, the noise of theneighborhood gave way
 to the sound in the woods. She smelled the flowers of the dogwoods as well as the barberries. These were scents that she never before had been sensitive to. 

She was hyper - aware of woodland animals rustling about, despite her cumbersome steps. In the darkness, she discovered a roused squirrel, which noisily ran away.

Naomi didn’t notice that she lost her shoes, let alone that the hanging branches were ripping her dress. She didn’t think, she didn’t judge, she didn’t act. Her mind was free. When she reached her goal--- the clearing in the woods --- she crouched down between the roots of the mighty elm. The pleasant warmth which surrounded her got even warmer. Her body tingled as if she lay in a heap of ants, before a deep darkness surrounded her.

In the Shadow of the Moonlight - The Awakening

Enjoy the free sample!

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Where to find J.J. Bidell:
Book trailer on my amazon author page

J.J Bidell is also known as:  Elke Becker

J.J. is kind enough to offer 3 ecopies to our readers!! 
Open Worldwide!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I don't know that I have read anything with a panther shifter in it but I love shapeshifter stories of all kinds so I think a panther shifter would be great.

  2. I haven't read any books about shifter panthers yet. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. This sounds interesting! I do enjoy Shapeshifter stories. Thank You for this giveaway and hope to be one of your winners! I actually live in Maine!

  4. I havent really read anything with Shape shifters in, but i definitely would like to.

  5. Shapeshifting panthers...only thing that springs to mind are the Laurell K. Hamilton books...
    but I LOVE anything well written with shifters in!

  6. The Anita Blake series has panthers in it I believe. I have enjoyed reading several types of shifter novels/series and I am always interested in seeing what an author comes up with to explain the existence of shifters.


  7. Shifters make the world go round! WOOHOO!

  8. I haven't read enough stories involving shape shifting panthers but I would love to read more. My only experience with them is the brief mentions in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

  9. I have not read the book yet so I cant say how I feel about it yet