“Plenty of twists, a sprinkle of humor and a whodunit with a surprising ending, Curse reminds me of great old story telling, but with a fresh and vital voice. Hello again, Miss Stapleton." -A.B. Funkhauser, author of Heuer Lost and Found & Scooter Nation
The Past Is Never Far Behind…It Also Won’t Stay Buried
The page has turned at last. Sophia Marcil’s nemesis is six feet under and she’s off to return the cursed sapphire to India, so she can settle into the next chapter of her life—a new bookshop and wedded bliss. One problem, her wedding day has come early and the wrong man stands at the altar. The mysterious temple has sent Sophia back into the past, more specifically, into the body of the soon to be murdered bride of Dunlace Castle—a place she was hired to research. Thankfully her detour into the past is brief and she returns to safety in her own time. But how safe is she? Three dead bodies and her missing groom have Sophia wondering if her time travel has changed more than the castle’s structure. To make matters worse an empty grave leads her to believe that her nemesis is alive and forcing her fiancé to time travel. Sophia is determined to dig up the truth but will it mean returning to a place she swore she’d written off? Everyone has their cross to bear and Sophia’s might just live to haunt her.
“Stapleton delivers an enchanting time-travelling series filled with murder, mystery, and unforgettable characters. prepare yourself for a captivating adventure.” –S.C. Alban, author of The Strega Series
Family Secrets Can Be a Real Curse
Former Librarian turned Time Traveler, Sophia Marcil is looking forward to a shiny new beginning, and that’s just what she gets when the man of her dreams proposes. Unfortunately, the ring Cullen O’Kelley slips on her finger holds a piece of the very sapphire that’s cursed her. Wrenched back to a stately home in 1920, she discovers a hidden chapter in her own family story. In an effort to re-write the past, things get foggy in a London bookshop; long-lost relative’s re-surface, and as a family gathering rapidly goes awry, Sophia ricochets back to the present. Someone close to her is a killer, and this time she’s determined to read between the lines. Her ex-boyfriend seems to be the likely character, but evidence to the contrary soon has her questioning whether she wrote the wrong guy off. With her wedding day fast approaching Sophia needs to figure out if Cullen’s love, spells death?
Jewels are a girl’s best friend, unless they’re cursed, then they’re just worth killing for.
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“Twists, turns, great characters, and time travel ... what's not to love!”-MARISSA CAMPBELL, best Selling author of Avelynn: The Edge of Faith
There’s a BLOOD MOON on the Rise…
Sophia Marcil closed the book on magic long ago, when she married Cullen O’Kelley and opened her beloved shop in Dublin. She’s taking life one page at a time until an old acquaintance darkens her doorstep and reminds her of a grim prediction made sixteen years ago—one that involves her daughter, her grimoire, and that threatens time travel once more. Since cursing Sophia more than five-hundred years ago, the witch has become disillusioned with life and she’s ready to return to 1494, where her enmity began. Sadly, her attempt to open the portal goes up in smoke, taking Sophia with it. Cullen believes his beloved time-traveling bibliophile could still be alive, but a local historian warns she may still be in jeopardy. The answer to her whereabouts lies in a fifteenth-century castle—all he has to do is navigate time using the grimoire. Of course, he’s not the only one searching: Sophia’s daughter is determined to tag along, and she’s leading the witch right to them. Cullen is desperate to save his wife from the noose, but is a deal with the devil necessary? The witch claims there’s no time like the present to re-write the past, but can the woman who once cursed them be trusted to hold the pen?
“Sassy humor, a sneaky villain, and a trip to medieval Romania make Rachael Stapleton's Temple Of Indra’s Witch a fantastic read!”
– G.L Morgan, award-winning historical fiction author