by Dora Machado
Lusielle’s bleak but orderly life as a remedy mixer is shattered when she is sentenced to die for a crime she didn’t commit. She’s on the pyre, about to be burned, when a stranger breaks through the crowd and rescues her from the flames.
Brennus, Lord of Laonia is the last of his line. He is caught in the grip of a mysterious curse that has murdered his kin, doomed his people and embittered his life. To defeat the curse, he must hunt a birthmark and kill the woman who bears it in the foulest of ways. Lusielle bears such a mark.
Stalked by intrigue and confounded by the forbidden passion flaring between them, predator and prey must come together to defeat not only the vile curse, but also the curse giver who has already conjured their demise.
5-star praise for The Curse Giver:
A page-turner, for sure!
“Machado has a way with words — and she doesn’t disappoint in her latest novel, The Curse Giver. I’ve always appreciated her turn of phrase, her ability to create…lush novels rich with full-orbed settings, characters and plot…”
“…transports you to an unknown and exciting world. Her characters pull you in…because their audacious choices keep you glued to the page and ever expectant of their next move…”