on October 31, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Received from Author
Some family secrets are best left buried.
Ophelia Hunt travels to her family’s ancestral home in Savannah, Georgia, to help her beloved grandmother get her affairs in order. To destress, she spends the day shopping, ending up at an antique store near the river. A hand-blown glass jar, shoved behind other trinkets and baubles, catches her eye. Unable to shake the strong feeling she’s meant to have the old jar, she buys it and sets it on her grandmother’s mantel.
As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, strange things begin to happen. Objects move on their own, doors open and slam closed, and a man’s whispers call out in the darkness. Are Gram’s old stories of family curses and ghosts real, or is Ophelia cracking under the stress of dealing with her grandmother’s finances and last wishes?
Anatoli La Croix has spent the last century cursed to exist in spirit form, locked inside a glass jar. When the beautiful and magickal Ophelia purchases the jar, he discovers he’s able to escape his confinement for short periods. For the first time in a century, he has hope. Could the beautiful witch be the one to break his curse? Or will she provoke the evil spirit that imprisoned him and bring dark magick’s wrath down on them both?
Interesting. Ok, so now you ask is that good or bad. It is a good interesting. There was something about the story that made me want to read more. Like the bottle that called to Ophelia. She is in Savannah to help settle her Gramma’s belongings and runs across a bottle in a shop. Not knowing why, she just knows she MUST have this bottle. Right away we have a little mystery. Ophelia really does not know her past or her family legacy. Witches, warlocks, and magick? Those are not real… right? I loved how Ophelia came to know the truth, to believe. Hopefully not too late though. Anatoli has been held prisoner in a bottle. The result of a duel with an evil warlock who wants to out live everyone. He is drawn to Ophelia in such a way that makes the reader wonder, just what is it. There is obviously more going on here. How is this going to play out? He is a ghost! He tries to help Ophelia, but how much can he really do in his current state?
This is an HEA and a standalone. It was a sweet story, not the usual heat these two authors write. Someone under 16 could read it. I felt like the ending was rushed a bit. The story is good but it needed more, not just have everything dumped in at the end.
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