Once Upon A [Stolen] Time – Samreen Ahsan
Sometimes journeys start off rocky, but you’re glad you kept climbing because when you reach the peak the view was worth it. By the time I finished this story, I was frantically logging into Amazon, looking for the sequel. To my dismay, it is not out yet. I am now writing this, while pouting at my screen.
I wasn’t sure I liked the beginning, but somewhere in the middle it began to grow on me. Slowly, but surely I kept getting pulled deeper in. Ahsan is a good romance writer, once I realized that was her angle, it all made sense to me. I am a big fan of portals, fantasy and destined attraction. When you combine all three, I have a hard time not enjoying the story.
There were several things I loved and disliked about this tale, but all that matters is I want to read more. Ahsan, knows how to build romance, and leave you on your desperate toes. So, if you are looking for a steamy, magical romance, check this story out.
You can find the book on Amazon in Kindle format for $2.99.
All her life, Myra Farrow has been obsessed with medieval castles—and the kings and princes who once inhabited them. Now, wealthy videogame designer Steve Bernard wants her to model for a princess character in his new game. Myra can’t resist his offer, especially when she learns that Steve plans to film inside the mysterious Hue Castle—a cursed, barren, colorless place forbidden to visitors for centuries. But unknown to Myra, her soul is bound to Hue Castle by blood and sorcery. When she enters its doors, she awakens dark powers that will reach through time—stealing her past, torturing her present, and rewriting her future.
Edward Hue, the last of the Hue royal bloodline, has never stood in the sunshine or held a living flower. Cursed from birth to live in darkness and bring death to all he touches, he is at the mercy of his cruel, tyrannical father, who will not rest until he shatters Edward’s soul and makes his son into a diabolical copy of himself. Edward’s one hope is the mysterious woman who haunts his dreams—who will either break his curse and bring him out of the darkness, or destroy him utterly.
For Myra and Edward, past and future collide in a tale of love, obsession, betrayal, and the hope for redemption.
THE GIRL BEHIND THE BOOK
History, art and literature are my passions. I love digging out information about prophecies, divine miracles and paranormal events that are mentioned in history and holy books, that don’t sound possible in today’s modern world.
Since childhood, I have been into reading and writing—and yes, it can’t happen without imagination, which luckily has no boundaries. Dance and music are also pastimes I enjoy, as well as reading romance fiction. I love to travel and explore historical cities.
AWARDS: Winner of Readers Favorite 2014 International Book Awards (Honorable Mention)
AWARDS: Winner of 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival in Romance category.
AWARDS: Winner of 2014 Paris Book Festival in Romance category.
AWARDS: Winner of 2014 Hollywood Book Festival in Romance category.
AWARDS: Honorable Mention in 2014 New York Book Festival
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*I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.