SPELLBOUND


Coming Soon from IHEART PUBLISHING


Failing with his last victim, the Story Mage is desperate to fill

his book of tragedy and woe, beginning a tale of revenge…and…love.

Isabella Barton, flees from her ex-fiancé after uncovering his ties with the Russian Mafia and his willingness to bargain her body for business.

Hiding out at her childhood home in Rhode Island, Isabella discovers an ancient book of witchcraft in the basement. With nothing to lose, she attempts the spell for “True Love” that insists on flipping open in front of her.

Zachariah, never expected to be hurtled into the future, ripped from the land of his birth and awaken on a strange beach with a beautiful red-haired, violet-eyed vixen. And, the only thing that can restore him to his other dimensional world is missing—his amulet.

How can Isabella tell the man she is falling in love with that her existence rests on him loving her in return and choosing to stay, when all he longs for is to recover his amulet and return home?

Love and betrayal follow these two lost souls on a sensual and dangerous journey to discover not only long ago secrets, but their own destinies.


Spellbound



Review


Isabella Barton is engaged to a diabolical man. Not wishing to be with him any longer, she heads to her grandmother’s mansion where she learns her grandmother was a witch and left a spell book.


Isabella's fiance, Ivan Sergeyev, is handsome and educated and the right hand of the Russian mafia boss in the States. He owns a chain of five-star hotels, a great way to launder money. Isabella grows tired of the way Ivan conducts business. She thought she loved him but he abused her trust. Ivan sets up a dinner engagement with Vladimir Chevtsov and leaves special instructions with Vladimir that Isabella is to be extremely nice. Isabella refuses to be sold as a harlot and runs away to the two-hundred-year-old mansion her grandmother left her.


When Isabella comes upon a spell that promises a man she can trust with unconditional love, she gives it a try.


 She discovers a man on the water’s edge. Just as she is about to help him, a stranger appears claiming he is the Story Mage. The Story Mage knows all magic comes with a price but earthly possessions mean nothing to him. He knows the identity of the stranger and says that if Isabella wishes the man, she must trade for her happiness. She is instructed she has until the end of the fourteenth day to make the man love her and the medallion will be returned. Zacharias is the First Sorcerer to the King of Loche Cress. One thing he never expected was being thrown into the future, literally snatched from the land he was born. Zac was in the middle of a battle when the next thing he remembered was blackness. When he wakes, he is unfamiliar with his whereabouts. He knows he is not in the King’s year 1157. Being with Isabella has changed him. After losing his wife, he thought he would never love again until he met Isabella.


 But complications arise not only with the Story Mage but Ivan when he comes for Isabella.

I like Moonlight Spell. Julie A. D’Arcy not only creates believable characters but she pits them in situations that make the reader wonder if they will ever resolve the matters that surface. Here Isabella has finally found the courage to escape Ivan, when she encounters the Story Mage, who has his own little devises to make Isabella’s life a bit more problematical. This compelling story really grabbed this reader.

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Spellbound
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Fantasy Romance

A tale of love that knows no bounds, good versus evil, endearing characters and vivid
imagery. 

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"Spellbound is a captivating tale that includes magic, mystery, romance,
betrayal, and, most importantly, love." ~ Dark Angel Reviews, 4 Pixies

"Spellbound is a delightful fantasy. A good fantasy will have time travel,
sorcerers, or wizards. This book has it all." ~ ReadersFavorite.com

"Spellbound" is a definite 5 star read that I highly recommend to anyone with a love for romance, fantasy, and time travel." ~ Heather's Reading Romance

"The chemistry, the passion, the excitement and vivid imaginary of the story will make you wish to find yourself in your own version Spellbound  ~ Mel Moon, Moon Over Water Reviews, 4 ½ Stars

"This book has an interesting story line. With the mix of modern eras, time travel and magic it has a little something for everyone. I give this one a solid 4 Djinn." ~ Penny Ash, Puca Forest reviews











5 Klovers-EXCELLENT!

  REVIEW OF Moonlight Spell-

Book1 of Mine By Midnight.  by Julie A. D'Arcy


CK2S Kwips and Kritiques


An odd quirk of fate returned Isabella Barton to her grandmother's ancient mansion. Yet nothing could have been odder than casting a love spell only to find it worked. How was she to know her grandmother had been a witch! 

  Zacharia was tall, broad of shoulder and First Sorcerer to the King of Loche Cress. He never expected to be hurtled into the future, ripped from the land of his birth. But here he was, called forth by a violet-eyed vixen who stole his heart and his soul. Now he had a decision to make -- stay or leave. He didn't expect she'd also have the ability to ignite a passion he'd never known.


   Julie A. D’Arcy captivates readers with this beautiful tale.  Isabella’s story is heart wrenching and her fear of Ivan Sergeyev simply permeates the pages.  Magic comes alive in this emotionally charged tale as readers will find themselves cheering, hoping that Isabella can capture Zacharias’ heart as THE STORY MAGE does all that he can to prevent love from blossoming.  This was the first book I’ve read by Ms. Julie A. D’Arcy in awhile and I’m instantly reminded of why her books remain on my keeper shelves.