A Cursed Princes
Genre: Historical/Paranormal Romance
Giselle Swenov is a radiant opera star whose beauty is second only to her voice. That is, until a jealous enchantress strips away her talent and looks, transforms her into a mute and haggard old woman, and forces her to leave the man of her dreams at the altar on their wedding day. Now there’s only one person able to reverse the spell: Giselle’s warlock ex-fiancé, Lucian Ivanu.
But three years have passed, and the ever-dashing Lucian seems to have moved on―he’s inherited a vast fortune, forsaken his scandalous powers, and is even set to marry again. Will he recognize his former flame when she shows up at his engagement party and begs for help? Can she recover the powerful magic ring needed to break the curse before it’s too late? Giselle’s plight has a darker twist as she discovers just how far the enchantress’s grasp reaches…
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FUN VISUALS FOR A WARLOCK’S DANCE
I often wonder what comes to mind when someone says the word “warlock” in this modern era. Those of you who play online games might imagine the ghoulish demon from Warcraft. Or if you’re into alternative music, you may think of The Warlocks, an L.A. based band.
Of course, many of you might summon up mental pictures of Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies, but personally, I like to envision my warlock as a sexy sorcerer…a man who commands with a magic touch. For fun, I’ve prepared a visual collage (my inspiration, as it were!) for A WARLOCK’S DANCE. It’s my first novella in the Cursed Princes series and if you get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy it!
Feast your eyes on Lucian Ivanu (a.k.a Ryan Gosling). With his dreamy eyes, self-deprecating personality, and light hair, you can almost imagine him saying what Lucian says to Giselle in the novella: “Lie back and let me work my magic. I’m a warlock, remember?” Yowza!!!
For my Giselle muse, I envisioned lovely Jessica Biel. She’s model-perfect, married to Justin Timberlake, has a successful acting career—and if she had Giselle’s incredible singing voice in A WARLOCK’S DANCE, we’d really hate her!!
The evil enchantress who turns Giselle into a mute, old woman is none other than Sharon Stone. Sultry, seductive, and entirely selfish, Ileana Zǎpǎda has no qualms conniving her way through life. To get what she wants, she decides to strip away Giselle’s looks and operatic singing voice on her wedding day…
This piece of jewelry gives you an idea of what Lucian’s enchanted ring looks like…the ring he needs in order to resurrect his warlock powers. Unfortunately, after forsaking those powers, he buried the powerful ring inside his uncle’s crypt. Will Lucian be brave enough to creep into the graveyard at midnight to retrieve it?
Finally, this is how I pictured the streets of Romania as Giselle scurries along them in 1888. Hobbling over the cobblestones in a race against the clock, she hunts for Lucian—trying desperately to evade Ileana’s revengeful reach. If only Giselle’s spindly legs and decrepit heart didn’t ache so…
In the end, does Giselle find Lucian and convince him to help her? Does she recapture his love? And most importantly, does she regain her former beauty and talent?
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Urale! (That’s “Cheers” in Romanian!) Thanks for having me!
Although Marina Myles lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she would reside in a historic manor house in foggy England if she had her way. Her love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale, and grew by leaps and bounds when she discovered Nancy Drew/Agatha Christie mysteries and rich, historical romances.
Dreaming of becoming a published author, she wrote her first ‘gothic’ story at age eleven. She went on to study creative writing at Southern Methodist University— where she received degrees in Communications and English Literature. During her time in Dallas, she had the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Now with her loyal Maltese close by, she relishes the hours she gets to escape into worlds filled with tortured heroes, strong heroines, and their fiery—but not easily attained—love affairs. She’s busy being a wife (to her Italian-born husband) and a mother (to her two beautiful daughters), but she is never too busy to hear from her amazing readers.
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