Winner of the 2012 EPIC eBook Award for Fantasy
A Five-Star Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews
“an amazing, imaginative tale that enraptures the reader”
Four Stars at Romantic Times Book Reviews
“A delightful sensual fractured re-telling of Sleeping Beauty!”
Four Stars at The Romance Reviews
“amazing retelling of the famous story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of one of the common people in the kingdom–a spinster who owns the spinning wheel.”
First Volume of Accidental Enchantments
Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?
Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying “good” fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.
Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.
Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia’s prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation, which plays right into the evil fairy’s diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she’s willing to make?
Why I Wrote The Sevenfold Spell
With The Sevenfold Spell, I wanted to write about a girl whose life was totally changed by the spinning wheel ban in the original fairy tale. When the fairies take the spinning wheel from Talia and her mother, they take away their hope and their future. They also take away Talia’s lone prospect for marriage. Their lives take a desperate turn.
I also wanted to make Talia into Aurora’s opposite in every way. Talia is the name of the heroine from an alternate version of Sleeping Beauty, one that is quite different–and quite sensual. Therefore, where Aurora is beautiful, Talia is ugly, and where Aurora is innocent, Talia is worldly, and where Aurora is pure, Talia is … not.
The spell woven by the fairies — the Sevenfold Spell — ties their lives together, saving the life of one while rendering incomplete the life of the other. To save them both, Talia must first find redemption.
I hope you enjoy it.