Welcome to Darkly Delicious YA!

Welcome to Darkly Delicious YA!

We are a collective of traditionally published young adult authors who are passionate about writing suspenseful, intriguing novels for teens and adults. Our works range from contemporary, romance, paranormal, magical realism, or supernatural, but each of our novels feature a darkly delicious storyline that will leave you craving more.

We hope you’ll take some time to hop around our site, get to know us, and check out our books.

The Authors of Darkly Delicious YA

Freebies Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Halloween Blog Hop!  I used the free random generator at Random.org and the winner of a free copy of “The Portrait” is BookAttict.  Congrats BookAttict!  Please contact me with email address and I’ll send it out.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!

CMP Trick or Treat, Halloween Blog Hop 2013

Get Ready – Get Set – Trick-or-Treat!


Crescent Moon Press authors are ready for Halloween! We’ll be blogging about everything scary.

Visit our blogs below, follow the instructions, and enter to win some great prizes between October 30-31.

I’ll be giving away a free copy of “The Portrait”

Good luck and hope to see you there!

Who’s that Psychopath?

Young Adult Readers:  L.V. Pires is giving away one free copy of THE PORTRAIT.  Simply comment on one of her posts at www.lisavpires.com and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lisavpires between now and October 31.  One lucky winner will be chosen.


In Oliver Conroy and His Repossessed Soul (due out Spring, 2014) a teenage boy accidentally steals someone’s soul, leaving a poor, unsuspecting victim soulless, empty of conscience, or in other words—A PSYCHOPATH!

So, for Halloween this year, I’m celebrating the top 10 psychopaths in Children’s Literature – mostly because I think psychopaths are WAY scarier than ghosts and goblins.  Who do you think is the top psychopathic character in children’s lit.?

1.  Lord Voldemort, the evil wizard from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


2.  Jadis, the White Witch, from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

3.  Count Olaf, the arch-villain from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett

4.  The Grand High Witch (of all the world) from The Witches by Roald Dahl

5.   Shere Khan from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

6.  Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmations

7.  The Grinch from The Dr. Suess Books

8.  The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
wicked witch of the west

9.  Miss Trunchbull from Matilda by Roald Dahl
Miss Trunchbull

10.  The Joker from Batman Series

2013 MUSE Online Writers Conference

One Day Workshops offered by Crescent Moon Press 

Come Enter My World. Tips and Tricks for Worldbuilding by L.V. Pires – Friday, Oct 11

Learn to create imaginary worlds that strengthen the believability of your prose. Used extensively by science fiction and fantasy writers, worldbuilding is an essential tool that helps readers buy-in to your alternate universe. Tips such as the top-down and bottom-up approach to worldbuilding will be discussed as well as methods of constructing context and consistency in your setting details.

You can click on the link above or click here to register.


Save the Date, Creativity Kick-Off

October 20th at 2 pm
Annapolis Library, 1410 West Street
Kick-Off PiBoIdMo and/or NaNoWrMo by gathering 
with fellow authors and illustrators. 
Meet a writing buddy, join a critique group, and enjoy a motivating afternoon ready to launch a creative frenzy! Bring your notebook/sketchbook along for some inspirational and motivational tips and exercises to get your creativity flowing. 
Interested in more info?
Reply to Sarah at sarahmd@gmail.com and/or Lisa at lisavpires@hotmail.com