The Warlock's Curse
by C. B. Oresky
Young Adult Fantasy
Clara and Angelica Grace have never met ghosts. They’ve never sailed on a tall ship, ridden wild unicorns, or fought with magical weapons. Instead, the teenage twins have a wretched existence, ignored by their troubled parents in a rundown home and tormented by the town’s snobs.
Everything turns topsy-turvy all of a sudden when discovery of an ancestor’s hidden journal with an odd key to an unknown door leads them into an entirely different realm.
The girls go on a thrilling oceanic voyage to search for mysterious whales, train with a seasoned warrior, and are befriended by a wise Master. But all is not a bouquet of lovely lilies…they are hunted by a cunning warlock and must rid themselves of The Warlock’s Curse.
Catapulted forward by the hurrying tide, Claudius’s ship now sailed upon the phantasm of a massive whale. The sleek vessel hung momentarily on the edge of the watery precipice of white light, then slipped straight down the monster’s wide-open chasm…
The massive leviathans crooned, their haunting voices echoing across the waters. The air melted where the white-edged waves lapped peacefully against the shore. A glowing, ethereal passageway opened before the girls.
The cool room grew cold, horribly cold. In the muted light, an ethereal form was materializing right before Clara’s eyes. It slowly took the shape of a slender woman dressed in a silken gown of forest green.
A ray of light beamed down from between the ever-moving shapeless clouds. Glimmering beneath this glowing light, Aomar rose tall upon his unicorn mount. “Let’s vanquish this monstrous rabble now and end this!” he called, mustering his troops.
Fascinated by the works of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, C.B. Oresky began writing her own fantasy novel, The Warlock’s Curse, after dreaming of being whisked off to an alien realm. Besides her debut novel, she has seen four of her short stories published in a small, national literary press: Conceit Magazine. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through the woods, dancing flamenco, or planting flowers in her garden. She currently lives in a small town in Connecticut with her bodybuilder husband, their exceptionally naughty Scottish terrier and Siamese cat, ten chickens, Mr. Tiggy the hedgehog, and a yard filled with majestic flowers.
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This sounds wonderful. I'll have to read this. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to.ReplyDelete
It's a fun story and is getting good reviews. If you read it...I'd love to hear back from you. Drop me a line on my website!Delete
I love the cover art, synopsis and excerpt, The Warlock's Curse sounds like a must read for my teen-aged grandchildren and I. Thank you for sharing your bio and book details and for offering a giveawayReplyDelete
The excerpt is actually four small excerpts from the book. My story is packed with magical creatures, as well as ghosts, and some never seen before characters from my imagination - such as The Bliss. He's a nature loving creature that I created to teach young adults about caring for the planet. Thank you so much for this comment. As a debut author, comments like this mean so much to me.Delete
Congratulations on your release of The Warlock's Curse, C.B., I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like a great book to share with my granddaughter and I love the cover! Good luck with your book and the tour!ReplyDelete
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I liked the excerpt.ReplyDelete
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Great excerpt and giveaway.ReplyDelete
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I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.ReplyDelete
Thank you! R.J. Morris at The Wild Rose Press did the cover. I got to pick from two and this one embodied the spirit of the book! I'm happy with it as well.ReplyDelete
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Great post!! This book sounds like such a fun and exciting read!! Looking forward to checking it out!!ReplyDelete