After drawing on mermaid myths for her novel Midnight Pearls, Debbie Vigui? now reworks Little Red Riding Hood into a gothic romance set against the Crusades in Scarlet Moon. Feisty Ruth, a blacksmith by trade, was brutally attacked by a wolf as a child. Now she finds herself drawn to William, a mysterious lord with an ancient family secret and the same striking green eyes as the wolf that assailed her. Magic, herbalism and curses work into this creatively conceived tale. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.