Goddess Fish Blog Tour for “Hacienda Moon” by Kasonndra Leigh

I am honoured to be part of the Goddess Fish Blog Tour for Kasonndra Leigh’s Paranormal Gothic romance Hacienda Moon, which I read and am now reviewing.

Be sure to check at the end for the guest post and giveaway info!

(Please note: I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.)

My Review:

For a genre that I seldom read, I was gripped from the beginning, even as I faced spookiy spectres, mystery, evil and murders. Ms. Leigh has crafted a well-written paranormal gothic romance, with such strong main characters in Tandie and Eric. Their slow-to-build romance has us urging them to turn to each other.

Tandie has experienced such horrific losses, yet she is not crushed by them and seeks to solve the mysteries surrounding her. Eric too, has losses, especially related to the curse and we feel for both, in how they face their fears and challenges.

This was an incredibly fascinating read and one I would highly recommend. Prepared to be taken along on a twisty, spooky ride at times, but one that captures your imagination and keeps you guessing to the end.


Tandie Harrison is a police medium struggling to pick up the pieces of her life after a devastating divorce that left her without her precious daughter and her psychic visions. With a heavy heart, she escapes the hustle and bustle of New York City and moves into the alluring plantation house, Chelby Rose. Here, she meets Eric, the home’s charismatic caretaker. Despite the ghostly warnings, Tandie finds herself drawn to him, and as their affair intensifies, so does the centuries-old curse haunting them both.

Suddenly, Tandie finds herself at the center of a dark and dangerous web full of deceit and intrigue. As fear begins to consume her, she must find the courage to face the demons of her past if she is to have any chance at a future. Hacienda Moon is a captivating story full of suspense and romance that will ensnare you from start to finish.

Note to readers and bookclubs:

This is the expanded and revamped edition of the Hacienda Moon that was originally published in 2012. Please be sure to add this version to your to-read list as this edition contains more gothic suspense, intrigue, and of course romance.


The results of Eric’s handyman skills were beautiful. The final perk was the light rose-colored exterior paint, a shade considered original to the house. Eric didn’t say a word about my upgraded paintbrushes. He was too busy making sure I didn’t catch him watching me as I bent over to paint the lowest boards on the house. However, I turned around at the perfect moment on paint day and caught him staring. His face flushed so badly, I couldn’t resist doing something to celebrate my small victory.

“Wow, it’s so hot out here today.” I stretched my arms, lifting my tee-shirt up until my belly button was exposed, basking in the warmth of the late summer sun. Eric’s mouth fell open. Success! That move totally stole Mr. Intense’s attention. Tucking my lips, I made a move toward an even more creative tease, bending over to pick up one of the three paint brushes I’d dropped.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“What does it look like? I dropped my paintbrushes.” I shrugged and waved the brush between us. “Did I not use the proper technique for bending over and picking it up?”

He gave me a dimpled grin and moved closer to where I stood beside the house. Glancing down at the brushes beside my feet, he said, “They do look somewhat dirty. You sure you can handle that task? You strike me as somewhat of a nice girl. With that much paint and dirt all in the heads, you have to get a little rough with cleaning them.” His gaze bore into mine, smoldering me under a hazel brown sugary-colored look this time.

I held his gaze. “Oh, believe me. I have plenty of ways to clean dirty things.”

There was about a foot of space between us now. “Is that right?”

“Oh yeah,” I answered, hoping that the pulse line on my neck didn’t show the way my heart thumped inside my chest.

His gaze drifted from my eyes down to my lips and finally ended at my left shoulder. “Then why don’t you start by cleaning that big red spider off your shoulder?” An amused smile spread across his lips, but a scream shrilled out of mine.

Eric slammed his hands over his ears. “Damn it, Tandie.”

Adrenaline spiked through me. He might as well have said my breasts were hanging out. He would’ve gotten less of a response than he did with the spider statement. “Get it off me! Do you see it? Is it still there? Get it!” I shrieked, jumping around and spinning in half circles.

“I won’t help you until you stop trying to burst my eardrums,” he said, still half-way smiling. He came over and put his arms around me, pulling me into his embrace. “Calm down, Tandie. It’s gone, all right?”

Vowing to never tease Eric ever again, I waited for my breathing to normalize and for my trembling limbs to steady as I was pressed against Eric’s chest.

Guest Post: 11 Fun Facts about Eric Fontalvo

1. Eric’s family is originally from South Colombia, and he grew up speaking Spanish at home.

2. He’s a self-taught carpenter and has been doing construction work since he was a teenager.

3. While he’s a skilled contractor, Eric has a secret passion for fine art and has been known to dabble in painting and sculpture in his spare time.

4. Eric enjoys listening to a wide range of music, but his favorite band is The Rolling Stones.

5. He has a talent for restoring old furniture, and he often finds pieces on the Chelby Rose property that he wants to take home and fix up.

6. Eric is a bit of a daredevil and enjoys extreme sports like rock climbing and skydiving.

7. He’s an expert in historic preservation and has a deep respect for the history and architecture of the Chelby Rose property.

8. Eric is a romantic at heart and falls head over heels for Tandie after they first meet on the Chelby Rose property.

9. Eric is a bit of a foodie and loves trying new recipes from around the world. He’s particularly passionate about Caribbean cuisine, thanks to his family’s Puerto Rican background.

10. In addition to working on the Chelby Rose property, Eric also volunteers his time with Habitat for Humanity, helping to build homes for families in need.

11. He’s an avid reader and is particularly interested in history and architecture. He often brings books about these subjects with him to the Chelby Rose property, and he and Tandie love to discuss what they’ve been reading.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Meet your word sculptress…

Author of the #1 Amazon International bestselling novels, the Prelude and the Lost Immortals Saga, KaSonndra is also a mother, designer, reader, gardener, home renovator, and a slayer of undead Egyptian mummies in Tomb Raider. She believes in karma, coffee, and seriously wishes that the producers of Xena would bring her favorite show back.

KaSonndra was born in the race-car city of Charlotte, NC, and now lives in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, NC, when she’s not hanging out in Bardonia (Lost Immortals Saga setting). Most of her characters are based on people that she has met throughout her travels and adventures.

People tend to stop and start conversations with KaSonndra as if she has known them her entire life. Does this freak her out? Not really. Her mom says that one day she’ll get kidnapped by one of these folks. KaSonndra’s response? She told her mom that if it weren’t for these lovely people, then she wouldn’t be able to create such fabulously romantic stories!

Visit KaSonndra’s at one of her online homes:

Main Author Webpage: https://kasonndraleigh.com

Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/kasonndraleighbookspage

Twitter: @kasonndraleigh

Instagram: @kasonndraleighbooks

Online Blogazine: http://livewellbefabulous.com

Amazon author’s link: https://www.amazon.com/stores/KaSonndra-Leigh/author/B0066W7GY4?ref

Giveaway info!

KaSonndra Leigh will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to check all the stops on the tour for more chances to enter the giveaway!

March 13: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
March 14: Literary Gold
March 15: Westveil Publishing
March 16: Christine Young
March 17: The Key Of Love
March 20: Books to Light Your Fire
March 21: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
March 22: Fabulous and Brunette
March 23: Travel the ages
March 24: Hope. Dreams. Life.. Love
March 27: Joanne Guidoccio
March 28: Where Landsquid Fear to Tread
March 29: Author Deb Bailey
March 29: Denise Dekker – review only
March 30: Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
March 31: Beverley A Baird – review
April 3: All the Ups and Downs
April 4: Long and Short Reviews
April 5: Maggie Blackbird
April 6: Kit ‘n Kabookle
April 7: It’s Raining Books

12 thoughts on “Goddess Fish Blog Tour for “Hacienda Moon” by Kasonndra Leigh

  1. Thank you for sharing your awesome review of Hacienda Moon, this sounds like a great story and I can’t wait to read it myself

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