May 26th, 2022

"A Touch of Moonlight" by Yaffa Santos forthcoming in October 2022 with Harper Perennial

At the Pontas Agency, we're excited to announce that that Yaffa S. Santos, the author of Indie Next List Pick and Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Romance A Taste of Sage, has a new novel coming out on October 25th 2022 with Harper Perennial: the magical A Touch of Moonlight. In this new novel, which is both charming and engrossing, a young woman must navigate her family’s expectations, the demands of her job, a new love, and a secret about her magical identity... Final corrections are being made before it is sent off to print!

All translation and audiovisual rights are currently available.

A Touch of Moonlight follows protagonist Larimar Cintrón, who works hard at three things: her job as brand manager for Beacon Café, a New York based corporate bakery chain; taking care of her parents and her abuela; and hiding that she’s a ciguapa—a mythical creature of Dominican folklore with long, straight hair and backwards-facing feet. Larimar may only be a ciguapa on full moons, but she feels like an outsider in her family the rest of the month too. Her love of ’90s punk rock music and style further sets her apart. But when her best friend introduces her to Ray, a bakery owner and fellow punk rock lover, Larimar thinks she may have finally found someone with whom she can be her true self.

As Beacon’s brand manager, Larimar oversees all new location openings, including its newest store in New Jersey, which could be the project that finally lands her a coveted promotion. But when she discovers the location is right across from Ray’s bakery, Borrachitos, Larimar is torn between impressing her boss and saving Ray’s business.

As Larimar continues to grow closer to Ray and the new store’s opening looms, she struggles to hide the truth about herself and her job. But embracing her magical nature may be the only way Larimar can have everything she wants. Witty and poignant, A Touch of Moonlight is a celebration of heritage, culture, and identity—of embracing yourself and finding your place in the world.








Dominican-American author Yaffa S. Santos was born and raised in New Jersey. She is the author of A Taste of Sage (2020), which was named an Indie Next List Pick and Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Romance. Yaffa is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing and visual art.

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