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Series: Cursed in Stone #1
Author: Lia Davis
Publishers: After Glows
Date of Publication: April 8th, 2016
This is the first novella in a new series and I never cease to be amazed at how much riveting action this author manages to encapsulate in so few pages. The character Con is cursed in stone is cursed into a gargoyle except during the full moon. He’s spent almost a thousand years living like this but things are starting to change, he can feel it….
Nate Wilson is off to spend a week away from his domineering family and their firm for which he works when he swerves to avoid hitting the ghostly figure which appears in front of him. He crashes and is taken in by Haylee Clark, the reluctant witch who owns a nearby bed and breakfast. The two are attracted but she knows that, like her mother and grandmother, she has been cursed meaning that the men they loved died untimely deaths. When they also accidentally release an evil demon, only with the advice and help of Con do they stand any chance of a happy ending but the demon is powerful and this is not going to be easy!
This is a great quick read, packed with magic, intrigue, mystery, history and, of course, romance. It is carefully crafted by a master wordsmith to take the reader into the story, to relate easily to the characters and to feel their angst and turmoil. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read subsequent stories in this series.
Thanks to the author, publishers and Barclay Publicity for gifting me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A fatal kiss, forbidden love—cursed in stone.
Aspiring author, Nate Wilson wants some space from his overbearing family and a job he doesn’t like. A week on the Oregon coast sounds like paradise and just what he needs to get the creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, his plans are derailed when a storm moves in and a ghostly figure flashes in his headlights, sending him skidding off the road and into a tree. Lucky for him, he ends up in front of a Bed and Breakfast, and the beautiful owner may do more to spur his creativity than any beach could.
Hesitant witch and inn owner, Haylee Clark is cursed. Well, not her exactly—at least not yet—but all of the women in her family have suffered the same fate. They fell in love, only to have that passion turn sour and their husbands die tragically, leaving them brokenhearted. So far, Haylee has done well to avoid that destiny, but when the captivating Nate Wilson crashes into her life, he awakens something within her that she never thought to feel.
When the pair stumbles upon a hidden room where Haylee’s grandmother used to conduct her rituals, they unknowingly unleash a dark entity hell-bent on destruction, and discover that a family heirloom is the source of the Clark family curse. Despite the spell, they can’t deny their attraction, and give in to the magic between them. But the closer Haylee and Nate get, the more the curse tries to tear them apart. If they don’t find a way to defeat the evil, they may lose more than their hearts.
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