David Ferraro, author of “The Alchemy of Moonlight,” is coming to Blue House Books!
We are THRILLED to have David here to chat with excited readers about his debut novel and sign books! Our customers have been LOVING “The Alchemy of Moonlight”, a queer gothic romance, in which a young marquis caught between freedom and passion, honor and love will have to unravel a centuries-old curse to find his own happy ending.
Be sure to order your copy in advance! Learn more about David and his new novel below.
About the author
David Ferraro grew up in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, where he was raised on a steady diet of comic books, horror movies and YA novels. He graduated with a B.A. in English and creative writing from St. Cloud State University, and currently resides in the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his partner and a very spoiled tortoise. “The Alchemy of Moonlight” is his debut novel.
About the Book
Trapped in a world of straight expectations, queer marquis Emile longs for independence. So, when his aunt declares he must marry to produce an heir or be disowned, he runs away disguised as a servant until he can come of age and reclaim his inheritance.
All Emile needs to do is keep his head down and bide his time, but he quickly stumbles into a mystery beyond his imagination. While working in the service of the intimidating Count Montoni and his family, Emile learns that they suffer from a strange affliction every full moon, which requires full sedation. And when he discovers a mangled corpse on the estate the same night as suspicious family arguments break out, he reports it. But Emile cannot guess what lengths Count Montoni is willing to go to keep his family’s secrets safe. As Emile becomes more entangled in the household and its paranormal origins, his inquiries draw the attention of the handsome doctor, Bram, and the count’s charismatic nephew, Henri.
But how can Emile earn the esteem of the earnest doctor, while keeping his own identity and desires a secret? And how can he trust—let alone love—Henri, a man as mercurial as the ever-changing moon? To find the love he deserves and survive the Montoni family, Emile will have to risk his title as well as his life.