Publisher: Evatopia Press
Received from: Mia Fox (in exchange for an honest review)
James reached for a bottle with a beautiful label of scrolling vines adorned by delicate daisies whose petals were starting to fall. My eye traveled to the bottom of the label and I caught my breath in spite of myself. There, the petals had pooled into a lush heap and lying atop them was a woman with alabaster skin, brown hair that fell in waves past her shoulders and almond-shaped eyes of the darkest brown accented with long, black lashes.
“It looks just like you,” James said appreciatively.
Indeed it did, and I wondered immediately about its origins.
“It’s from a little winery in Southern Italy called ‘Muse Winery’,” James explained. “Seems apropos,” he said looking straight at me.
Finally, I managed to pull my hand away and gathered by James’ expression it was as if no time at all had passed. He was still looking at me happily, pouring the wine with one hand and now reaching for a napkin with the one that had been covering mine.
“And, this wine just beckons to be paired with chocolate. It has a fruity undertone and I happen to have some dark chocolate passionfruit truffles that I picked up on a whim today.”
I swallowed hard. “Passionfruit?”
“Uh huh. Want to try?”
I had to grin during the first chapter – honestly Ms. Fox could have been describing my best friend from high school and me! Cheryl Caliguiri had fire red hair and an avant garde style, while I was white-blonde and conservative, yet we were completely inseparable! In this book, it is Samantha who had the fire red hair, and her best friend with the straight blonde hair is Charlotte. That was enough to hook me into this story.
While Sam was browsing through the racks of a local thrift store in search of the perfect dress, Charlotte happened upon a beautiful, blue bottle with filigree details and a butterfly of clear, delicate stones.
Before they even know that they own a Genie’s bottle, the Demon Gypsies have the girls in their sights and Sam is in a scary accident with a car that the demons have set in motion.
Their story is of young adults, senior year crushes, time travel, magic, and tragedy.
This is the first book in a trilogy, so, of course, we are left with questions at the end with hints of what is yet to come, but Ms. Fox has weaved a story of intense dynamics between the characters. This book can stand alone, but why would you want to deny yourself more and more of this unique universe. There is more to be said and you won’t want to miss it. I know I won’t be missing it!
The Romany Realms Trilogy:
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