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Join us at Yorktown Mall for a signing of Tara Gabrys book “Under A Violet Moon” March 16th | 1pm CST

March 16 @ 1:00 pm


March 16th | 1pm CST

Under A Violet Moon | Tara Gabrys

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




My mother gave birth to me in a storm, caught in an unforgiving riptide…

The sea is as brutal as it is beautiful, and it has always called to Cealene. As the heiress of Aqualasia Islands, she’s surrounded by the crashing waves and the smell of salt, but her duties to her people, court, and monthly full moon celebrations keep her from the water. Until the night Ezera, a boy from her past, needs help saving his father at the docks and Cealene sneaks out of the celebration to find that her world is not what it seems.

The sea is calling to me…The instinct to dive into the black waters overwhelms me… Drawn into the sea under the full moon, Cealene’s true identity is finally revealed—she’s a mermaid. After meeting Calypso, her formidable ancestor, Cealene learns that the mythic world of the merfolk is real—and their history with land dwellers is violent, bloody, and cursed. Hexed with infertility for nearly a century, Cealene is their only chance at salvation. But at what price? I belong to the sea…so vast and ever-changing…my body has come alive… Caught between two worlds, each filled with romance, treachery and hatred, Cealene only has until the next full moon to decide which life she wants to live. Will she embrace her fate and continue to live in the sea where she yearns to be or will she go back to her life at the palace and fulfill her duty to her people? If the price of breaking the curse costs more than she’s willing to bargain, she might not have a decision to make after all.





Tara N Gabrys was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Elmhurst University. She was raised with a passion for telling story through dance all the way into her adulthood. She has since found that telling story through writing is much like a dance of words. Tara is most happy when surrounded by nature or near the sea. UNDER A VIOLET MOON is her debut novel with more to come. In her downtime, if she isn’t ravenously reading, she is spending time with her husband, children, and chocolate lab, typically sipping on a chai tea latte.



March 16
1:00 pm
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