(The Cursed Key Trilogy, #1)Miranda Brock &
Published by: Evershade Publishing
Publication date: January 14th, 2020
Genres: New Adult, Romance,
A forgotten past, a dark mage, and an unyielding curse.
Another team beat free-spirited archaeologist Olivia Perez to the dig of a lifetime, and now she’s left with the choice to wait for scraps or brave a dangerous, dusty tomb in hopes of finding other priceless artifacts. Her reward? A mysterious key she has no idea is cursed. Soon, Olivia realizes she’s brought home more than just an ancient rarity.
Malevolent visions begin to plague her. Unnerved by what they reveal, she casts away the key…unknowingly placing it into the waiting hands of a dark mage bent on destruction. Only when a shifter agent from the Paranormal Intelligence and Tracking Organization arrives searching for the key does Olivia realize what a huge mistake she’s made.
Forced to team up with the ill-tempered shifter, her journey to reclaim the cursed key leads down a twisting path of dark histories, dangerous magic, and deadly obstacles. But Olivia’s efforts to take back the ancient relic before the dark mage can destroy the lives of humans, shifters, witches, and fae alike are thwarted by her own dark past…and a price steeper than what she’s willing to pay.
Fans of Tomb Raider and Ilona Andrews will love the blend of urban fantasy, magical adventure, and paranormal romance in THE CURSED KEY from Miranda Brock and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton!
~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Rebecca Hamilton~
Tomb Raider is the obvious inspiration, but we wanted to add more of a magical element to it as well. The end goal was mainly just something fun for readers - an adventure. Every step of the way, we were thinking of what our readers would enjoy and trying to bring that to the pages, from magical obstacles to a slow burn romance.
At the heart of this story, we really explore the light in dark in everyone and how people can choose what kind of person they want to be. Doesn’t even matter who you were before - but who are you now? It’s not so much about redemption, though, as it is about being your best self in the moment. You can’t undo the past, but you can change the future.
If I had to pick one person, it would be Nancy Pickard. She’s a fabulous mystery writer, and while I write primarily urban fantasy and paranormal romance, there’s a lot about her storytelling that I’ve found inspiration in.
5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?
Oh goodness, this is an IMPOSSIBLE question! I most certainly would not have anyone over for a game night. I have horrible social anxiety disorder (this is why I don’t go to signings or live events) and why I read! I like my favorite character to stay inside my books, where I can read about them from the safety of my pajamas without my hair done or make up on.
That said, my favorite literary characters would have to be Alice from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Nero from Blood Bound by Becca Blake (and he definitely can NOT come over). While I have to pass on game night, while I read about them in books I would enjoy a glass of moscato (in about 5 months from now) and a bowl of strawberries.
I’ll go with an unconventional yes. It’s not good having books you don’t read unless you’re going to share them with others. So I’m often loaning out books or giving away books I won’t read again to people who haven’t read them yet. But as long as the books are being read, then no, there’s never too many of them!
New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance for Harlequin, Baste Lübbe, and Evershade. A book addict, registered bone marrow donor, and indian food enthusiast, she often takes to fictional worlds to see what perilous situations her characters will find themselves in next. Represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA, Rebecca has been published internationally, in three languages: English, German, and Hungarian.
--From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn't live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around, do tell her.) Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel, Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever she gets a chance.
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