Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog Tour ~ The Moonlight Market by Aidee Ladnier

It's a book tour for The Moonlight Market by Aidee Ladnier and there's an interview ahead! You can check out her book and learn a little about her, too. You'll want to comment. Why? There's a prize up for grabs. What? Aidee Ladnier will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Cool, eh? Want more chances to win? Follow the tour. You can do that right here:

Check out my interview with the author!

Describe yourself in three words. 
Eeeek! This is a hard question to begin on. I think my words have to be curious, quirky, and adventurous. I am curious about everything. I want to know how it works. It = everything. And just like the characters in my stories, I’m a little quirky, not quite normal, but cool. My favorite is adventurous. I’ll try anything once. ;) I truly believe that adventures are all around us, presenting opportunities to step out of our day to day routine and do something different and new. We just have to be brave enough to take them. I have experienced so many cool and different things because I recognized an opportunity and took it instead of keeping to my original plan. (Which is also a little like my writing now that I think about it.)

Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.
Okay, full disclosure, I have an entire Pinterest Board devoted to THE MOONLIGHT MARKET. (If you’re interested, it’s at I chose a young Russell Wong as my visual model when I was writing the character, Cory Long. He has such a serious face, like the weight of the world lives inside him. It reminded me of Cory and his need to remain true to his parents’ wishes long after they had died. It was also important in my mind that Cory be Asian-American, because in Asia there has long been a tradition of night markets. Although the Moonlight Market in my novel is more like a carnival at times, it also has a few elements of a traditional night market with its food and wares for sale along the main thoroughfare. And for Sanderson, I envisioned him looking like the Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland. Epke has the kind of fresh-faced, blonde-haired, well-muscled look I thought suited Sanderson. And his face looks so innocent. How could he be carrying dark secrets with such an innocent face?

What’s your favorite love scene from a movie? 
I think the one I love most is from The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo. It started on the dance floor with the two characters bantering back and forth as they danced, their movements nearly foreplay. Renee Russo’s see-thru dress was also very hot! Then by the time they got back to the main character’s house, they joyously made love in the foyer, on the stairs, in the library, on the desk, on the floor. I think she even laughed at one point. It’s what making love is supposed to be like—fun, adventurous, and a delight.

What’s your wildest fantasy? 
Hmmmmm. My novella, THE KLOCKWERK KRAKEN, had a genetically modified human in it. Basically, he had four tentacles in addition to his hands. I think I’d like to spend one amazing night with that character. He certainly knew what to do with his tentacles.

 If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
I think taste. The food we eat appeals in so many other ways that losing taste wouldn’t necessarily be great but could be manageable. A large part of what makes something taste good is how it smells. Then there’s the texture which is managed by touch. The best thing about eating a carrot is the satisfyingly loud crunch when you bite it. And who hasn’t been instantly hungry when they see a beautiful plate of food. What I wouldn’t miss if my sense of taste was gone—bitter food. It’s totally not a favorite.

What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid? 
Well my parents gave my sister and me a new toybox to keep all our toys in. It was huge! We could literally climb in it and lay down comfortably. So I convinced my sister to climb in and closed the lid. I then stacked books on it and sat on it so she couldn’t get out. It wasn’t sealed so she had plenty of air and she’s not claustrophobic, but my family still hasn’t let me live that down.

Now for the Quickies! They're fast and fun. 

Boxers or Briefs? 
Boxer-briefs! Where have you been? These are the best invention since sliced bread. They are sleek, modern, and hug a man’s hips just right. Since I’m the one buying underwear in my house, that is the only kind my DH is allowed to wear. ;)

I prefer boxer briefs, too. Top or Bottom? 
I’m a switch, so give me both. LOL! Seriously, it depends on my mood. Some days I want to give the whole world a spanking. Other days, I could use a little restraint. But I’m pretty flexible, so the right partner can talk me into just about anything.

Interesting. Pajamas or nude? 
Nude at home, pajamas on the road. I read a study that said better body image comes with being comfortable nude. So I slip under the covers at night in nothing. That said, I would hate to be caught outside in nothing during a bomb scare at a hotel. I have experienced a bomb scare but luckily it was during the day. (And there was no bomb.) I always bring sweats and a t-shirt to wear to bed when I’m traveling.

Yeah, that's the reason I won't sleep nude. No thanks. I don't want the hunky fireman to find me buck naked. Hairy chests or smooth?
Depends on the partner. I like a hairy chest on a guy, but it’s never been something I’ve insisted upon.

I'm a no hair kind of gal. I want him smooth. Plus I don't want to clean hair out of the shower. Gag! Alpha or Beta? 
Beta, definitely. Alphas are a little too much for me. Give me a good beta with a heart of gold and I’ll stick with them forever. Betas think for themselves but can be stalwart followers as well. Betas are more even tempered. Betas stay home and help you raise the kids when the Alpha is out looking for his next conquest.

These questions were so much fun! I hope I didn’t squick anyone with TMI. Grin

The Moonlight Market
by Aidee Ladnier


College senior Cory Long tracked his missing sister to the magical Moonlight Market to bring her home. Instead, he found a disorienting world of performers and hawkers, bizarre sights and sounds, and one very familiar showman, Sanderson Beets. Like a drowning man, he latched onto Sanderson, trusting him to navigate the twists and turns of the Market as unerringly as he had steered Cory to passion in their furtive trysts on campus.

But Sanderson was tired of being the quickie in the alley.

Sanderson Beets had escaped the Moonlight Market to attend college, hoping to settle into a normal life, maybe meet someone and fall in love. To obtain that new life he made a dangerous bargain. And when the sinister woman known as the Weaver of Dreams is involved, second chances always come with strings attached…and sacrifices. Sanderson’s debt has come due, and the only payment he has to offer is Cory, and their chance at a relationship.


Now for an excerpt: 

He almost ignored it.


Tiny bells tinkled nearby.

They sounded closer.

His skin tightened with goose bumps.

Niari glided into the pool of light cast by the lantern hanging on the back of the tent. Her long, inky dress brushed the bells on her ankles and pulled the shadows forward with her.

“Your debt is coming due.” Her trilling, accented voice floated over the noise from the fairway beyond. In front of the tent children giggled and laughed, the calliope blared out its joyous concert, and the lanterns burned away the darkness. But Sanderson stood in the shadows behind…with her.

Sweat coated his palm, and it slipped from the curtain. He swiped at the bead of perspiration on his upper lip, the pit of his stomach icing into a lump.

“I found someone.” He blurted out the words. “A lost soul. Someone who’s lost something.”

Panic bloomed in Sanderson’s chest. Was he actually going to offer Cory to the Weaver? Cory who just wanted to find his missing sister. Cory of the soft hair, bitable nipples, and beautiful, slim cock. Who made Sanderson feel normal. Like a regular guy.

“Good.” Her smile widened, filled with too many tiny teeth that gleamed bright in the lantern light. “Are they tasty and ripe?”

“Madame?” Sanderson’s gut twisted at the hard glitter in her eyes. A chill crept down his spine. She looked…hungry.

He blinked. Niari stood before him, still and silent, waiting, just a woman again. The malevolent flash must have been a trick of the dim light. He shrugged off the unease and shook the numbness from his fingers.


About the Author:

Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years
old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.

You can find her on her blog at or on her favorite social media sites:



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Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Aidee Ladnier said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today! These questions were fun!

Aidee Ladnier said...

@Nikolina, thank you for following the tour!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

lildevilgirl22 said...

What is your favorite holiday?

Aidee Ladnier said...

@Lildevilgirl22 Hmmmm. I'm partial to a lot of holidays but I have to say Halloween is my favorite. It's really close to my birthday, so I always had a Halloween-themed party when I was little. I loved dressing up. We'd always have weird food (cooked spaghetti=worms, unsweetened koolaid=dragon's blood, mushrooms=snail bellies!). And my Dad would do a magic show for us dressed as the Grim Reaper! So definitely my favorite. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the interview! I've never been one for alphas, either...


Jen said...

Thanks for the post & interview. I read The Moonlight Market earlier this year and enjoyed it.

Aidee Ladnier said...

@Trix Beta-lovers unite!!! I love, love, love those softer, kinder, characters. Alphas are fun for awhile, but I want to settle down with somebody nice and steady. ;)

Aidee Ladnier said...

@Jen I'm so glad you liked it! Hopefully the interviews and snippets about the story are giving a little more context to the story. I can never seem to fit everything I want to say into a story without info dumps, so getting to write about characters, themes, settings, etc. in blog posts lets me satisfy my completist nature. LOL!

Victoria Alexander said...

Love the cast and enjoyed reading the interview. Thanks for sharing :)

Aidee Ladnier said...

@Victoria Alexander - Thanks! I'm pretty partial to my visual models, too. I find it's a lot easier to write when I surround myself with things that remind me of the story. That's why Pinterest has been such a godsend. You can see more of my Pinterest pages here:

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing this interesting excerpt!

Aidee Ladnier said...

@DarioZ You're welcome!

@AllySwanson Thank you! I've had some amazing stops on this tour. I really liked visiting Wendi's blog. She asks such great questions!!