Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Having spent twenty years doing office work in Greece and England, she’s gained precious insights into human behavior—the good, the wonderful and the just plain awful—that often finds its way into her novels. She’s been writing since childhood and is passionate about books and movies. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, is an urban fantasy of Greek myths and time travel that’s suitable for all ages. In 2014, it made the shortlist for the “50 Best Self-Published Books Worth Reading” from Indie Author Land.
Her paranormal romance, The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb, is an ABNA Quarter-Finalist.
“Her descriptions are so vivid that you can feel the wind in your hair, the sunshine on your face, and the sand beneath your feet. I felt as if I walked into a painting that came alive.” ~Rita E. Watson, Amazon reviewer
The Amulet is a romantic comedy of angel magic and tantalizing descriptions of Greek food. Read it at your own peril; it’ll make you feel ravenous (not to mention all loved-up!)
When Katie loses her Athens office job, a gypsy woman hands her an amulet for good luck. Next, she gets hired as hotel receptionist on the Greek island of Sifnos and everything seems perfect, except for the overbearing hotel owner, Mrs. Matina. One of the guests, heart-stoppingly handsome Aggelos, keeps saving the day whenever Katie needs help. As she falls in love, she grows all the more intrigued by him and his quirky friends, including a little girl who keeps turning up on her own. Add a psychic, half-mad elderly woman into the mix and you’re in for a few laughs. Things are not what they seem in this small, family hotel and get even more complicated when the gypsy woman shows up again. Will Katie ever work out that Aggelos is a guardian angel that came with the amulet? And if she does, will she be able to keep him? It may take a miracle. But on an island as magical as Sifnos, anything is possible!
The Storm (book 3 in The Lady of the Pier trilogy)
Laura is relieved to hear about Christian’s narrow escape from Dunkirk, despite his serious injury. Things at home are as harrowing as ever, but she holds on to a glimmer of hope. When he discovers an old secret, Christian returns to Brighton. Will the old sweethearts find happiness at last or will Charles never allow it?
Sofia does her best to get over Danny, but The Lady won’t leave her in peace. The spirit guides her to meet more people who knew Laura, and now begins to haunt Danny as well. What will happen when he wears Christian’s scarf? And who is the third person being haunted, and why?
“Very few writers have such a gift for realism.” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
Laura and Christian enjoy a blissful summer, while Charles watches from a distance, waiting for the right time to intervene. This time, he’s prepared to do something truly vile as to leave nothing to chance. WWII breaks out, and Laura does her best to settle in a new life, having paid a terrible price. Will she find happiness at last, or will the past continue to haunt her?
Sofia arrives in Vassilaki brokenhearted over Danny. Just as a new boy comes into her life, the strange dreams start anew. Now in Brighton, she meets Danny again, but he blows hot and cold. When she sees a female apparition on the West Pier, she finds out the locals call her ‘The Lady of the Pier’. Is this the woman in her dreams and why is Sofia the only one who can see her?
The Ebb (book 1 in The Lady of the Pier trilogy)
“I immediately fell in love with the plot and with the amazing characters that the author introduced in this novel.” – Lilian Roberts
LOVE WILL GO ON FOREVER, SEEKING A SECOND CHANCE. BRIGHTON, 1937 Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life and also finds true love in the process. Her boyfriend, Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre where she works, begrudges her aspirations to a life of riches. When Laura is offered a chance to perform at the theatre, her love for Christian is put to the ultimate test. Charles Willard, a wealthy and arrogant aristocrat becomes fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly, causing Christian to become enraged. Will Laura’s desire for wealth throw her in the arms of Charles or will her feelings for Christian prevail? CORFU, 1987 Sofia Aspioti arrives in Corfu for a long summer holiday with her grandparents. She gets a job at a local water sports pier and the days pass blissfully. Sensible and reserved by nature, she’s uninterested in boys, yet she soon meets Danny Markson, a British tourist who is a charming flirt and makes her laugh. She tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get her in trouble with her strict family. Yet, she can’t help but fall desperately in unrequited love. When she starts having strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black, she is driven to writing poems about a love that won’t let go. Who is the grieving woman in her dreams and how is her lament related to her own feelings for Danny?
The Necklace of Goddess Athena
“This story is a beautifully crafted, Urban Fantasy adventure. It is refreshing with a quality descriptive writing style that transports the reader to Athens from the first page.” ~ Amazon Customer
IN ATHENS, THE GODS STILL DWELL AMONG THE MORTALS.
Phevos and his sister Daphne are time travelers from ancient Greece. They have just arrived in modern-day Athens without knowing why their mysterious father has sent them there. Mystified, they settle down in this new world with the assistance of two orphaned siblings. As Phevos and Daphne get to know them better, it turns out they actually know the whereabouts of the orphans’ missing parents. And now, the orphans share valuable information that can help Phevos trace his own mother who went missing when he was a little boy. This becomes even easier when they discover a secret cave at the Acropolis foothills that yields a precious finding. The four team up in their quest to reunite with their loved ones but in the process get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?