Curse of the Montagues
by Stacey Coverstone
Witch siblings, Bram and Freya Montague, are whisked from 1698 Massachusetts into the future by their well meaning aunt after an evil warlock curses them to immortality.
Fast forward to present-day Florida, where brother and sister have lived for over 300 years. Resenting a fate that prohibits him from ever dying has created in Bram a reputation for danger and soured him on the notion of a serious relationship. Freya, on the other hand, has been open to love throughout her many lives, but no one has stolen her heart like the man she’s been dreaming of for more than three centuries. A chance meeting with a motorcycle-riding, gun shop-owning woman and her cousin, a man who communicates with ghosts, brings with it the winds of change and has Bram and Freya emotionally battling between their desires and what they know is right. After several supernatural encounters that cannot be ignored, the Montagues face their nemesis in a final showdown that culminates in the discovery of long-hidden truths that will once again alter their lives.
“I’ll give you one last chance,” Garrett said, staring at Freya. “Are you going to marry me?”
Anger rose in her like a kettle set to boil. “Snow must have drifted into your ears. I wouldn’t marry you if you were the only man in the colony. Is that clear enough?”
His pupils grew dangerously dark, drilling holes into her. He pointed his finger. “No one tells Garrett Smythe no. Freya Montague, you will wander through the centuries hopeless with longing, forever suffering the heartbreak of loss. Everyone you love will die, but you will not have the pleasure of joining them in the afterlife. You will be left alone on this Earth to suffer in misery.” His eyes narrowed. “I curse you…to immortality!”
For a second it felt like the world stopped moving. Then the next few moments whirled like a toy top. Garrett’s hateful flaming eyes locked with Freya’s as a bolt of lightning shot from his finger. She felt the hot pierce stab into her breast.
A hint of nausea washed over her. Strange vibrations pummeled her, and what sounded like howling wind shrieked in her ears. A massive headache seared through her brain. Somewhere in the distance, she heard Aunt Gillian’s voice chanting.
Mouth gaping, she glanced at her body. It felt as light as air. Then, to her horror, she saw her legs vanish, and then her arms. With a whoosh, she felt herself rocketed into a vacuum where time and space blended.
Stacey Coverstone is a multi-published author in a variety of genres. You can visit her website at: http://www.staceycoverstone.com. All of her books are available digitally and many can be found in paperback. She is also a fiction editor. If you are looking for an editor to help polish your book for publication, please visit the Editing Services page of her website. She likes working with both new and established authors.
Stacey lives in the beautiful lakeside town of Mount Dora, Florida with her husband, their dog, and a paint horse named Bill. When she’s not writing and editing, she enjoys reading, motorcycle and bike riding, photography, target shooting, traveling, and her part-time job in Sales and Catering at the historic 1883 Lakeside Inn.
Stacey will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
Room With Books encourages our readers to follow the tour and comment.