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Mamma’s Moon
Book Two
Jerome Mark Antil

Genre: Crime/Suspense/LitFic

Publisher: Little York Books

Date of Publication: May 7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-7326321-0-3

Number of pages: 258
Word Count: 76203

Cover Artist: Dennis Graham

Book Description:

This suspenseful sequel to One More Last Dance follows Peck Finch’s search for his mother after leaving home at the age of nine, and the struggles of his friend Gabe, who is simultaneously facing a second-degree murder charge.

Set within the rich and storied culture of Louisiana, this tale of self-discovery explores important questions about the meaning of love, friendship, family and more.

Mamma’s Moon has received early praise for its layered storytelling with BlueInk Reviews calling Antil’s newest work “a lovely story about the strong bonds of friendship that often supplant family ties.”


“Did you murder
the kid, Gabe?” Lily Cup asked. The aging army captain, veteran of Korea and
Vietnam, low¬ered his newspaper just enough to see over the entertainment page.
“Close the door,
honey, AC’s on,” Gabe said.
In a tight,
black skirt with a tailored matching waistcoat and white Nike walking shoes,
she leaned and propped a black leather briefcase against the wall by the door.
She stood like an exasperated tomboy, adjusting and refastening the diamond
brooch on her lapel.
“I heard you’ve
been walking with a cane, dancing man.
What’s that all about? You’ve never carried a cane. You jazz dance for hours
a couple of nights a week and Sasha tells me you started carrying one
everywhere you go when you don’t need one. It’s smelling pretty premeditated to
me, Gabe. What’s up with the cane thing?”
“Does Sasha know
about this morning?”
“I haven’t told
her anything. She’d have a canary.”
Gabe lifted the
paper again to read.
“I need to know
if it was murder,” Lily Cup said.
“I don’t want to
talk about it,” Gabe said.
He closed the
paper, folded it in half, and in half again. Dropping it on the arm of the
chair, he stood and left the room.
“Define murder,”
he said from the kitchen.
She tossed a
handbag and white driving gloves onto the other chair, lifted Chanel sunglasses
to the top of her head.
“Gee, I’ll have
to think on this one. Hmmm…Oh, I know. How about the police have a cane with
blood on it and there’s a dead man.”
“It’s a walking
stick. My cane is over by the door.”
“Well now it’s a
goddamned murder weapon. They checked for prints, and yours are the only prints
on it, and their guess is the lab will say the blood has his DNA.”

About the Author:

JEROME MARK ANTIL writes in several genres. He has been called a “greatest generation’s Mark Twain,” a “write what you know Ernest Hemingway,” and “a sensitive Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.” It’s been said his work reads like a Norman Rockwell painting. Among his writing accomplishments, several titles in his The Pompey Hollow Book Club historical fiction series about growing up in the shadows of WWII have been honored. An ‘Authors and Writers’ Book of the Year Award and ‘Writer of the Year’ at Syracuse University for The Pompey Hollow Book Club novel; Hemingway, Three Angels, and Me, won SILVER in the UK as second-best novel.  

Foreword’s Book of the Year Finalist for The Book of Charlie – historical fiction and The Long Stem is in the Lobby – nonfiction humor. Library Journal selected Hemingway, Three Angels and Me for best reads during Black History Month.

Before picking up the pen, Antil spent his professional career writing and marketing for the business world. In this role, he lectured at universities - Cornell, St. Edward’s, and Southern Methodist. His inspirations have been John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway.

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  1. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning more about this book! Looking forward to checking it out!

  3. I really like book cover! It is very intriguing and mysterious!


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