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Golden Curse by M. Lynn is a YA Bookish Event pick #yafantasy #yalit #fantasy #giveaway

Title: Golden Curse

Author: M. Lynn

Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Blurb:

A curse. A hidden identity. A dangerous love.

Ten-year-old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life. Now at eighteen, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line.

The prince won’t know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name.

Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost.

To. The. Death.

The words describing the tournament turn Prince Alexandre Durand’s blood to ice.

The last warrior standing will win a spot at his side.

As he's thrust onto the throne, forbidden magic, dangerous betrayals, and a complicated love could tear his reign apart.

When the secrets begin to unravel, will Alex stay true to the laws and traditions of Gaule or will he give it all up for a woman who deceived him?

Inspired by the Rapunzel story, this is the golden-haired princess as you’ve never seen her before.


Magic was evil.

That’s what they’d been told when it was scrubbed clean from the face of Gaule. Alexandre Durand’s father-the king- made sure it couldn’t hurt them any longer.

"Brother," Camille said sharply from her spot in the doorway. She stood as proof of magic’s cruelty with her twisted leg. Magic folk did that to her the night the purge began.

Alex tuned her out and listened to his lead scraping against paper as an image began to form bright and hopeful. It represented everything the prince could want. He scrunched his face in concentration to apply the final strokes of the magnificent landscape.

It wasn't the palace or the lands surrounding it. When he was a boy, he'd taken a trip across the border into the outer edges of Bela, the forgotten kingdom. The beauty he'd seen there stayed with him. He knew it wasn't real. A friend of his created it. Her magic could make whole fields of flowers bloom.

Not anymore. She was most likely dead. He hated her magic for making her an enemy of Gaule. Persinette. His childhood friend. All he could do as she fled the palace was watch.

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Why is your featured book a must-read?

It’s a fantasy romance that twists the Rapunzel story into an unrecognizable tale of battles to the death, unwanted destinies, and curses that make falling in love the most dangerous thing of all.

Giveaway –

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 23 books featured in the Young Adult Bookish Event:

Open Internationally.

Runs September 7 – 11, 2020.

Winner will be drawn on September 18, 2020.

Author Biography:

Michelle MacQueen is a USA Today bestselling author of love. Yes, love. Whether it be YA romance, NA romance, or fantasy romance (Under M. Lynn), she loves to make readers swoon.

The great loves of her life to this point are two tiny blond creatures who call her "aunt" and proclaim her books to be "boring books" for their lack of pictures. Yet, somehow, she still manages to love them more than chocolate.

When she's not sharing her inexhaustible wisdom with her niece and nephew, Michelle is usually lounging in her ridiculously large bean bag chair creating worlds and characters that remind her to smile every day - even when a feisty five-year-old is telling her just how much she doesn't know.

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Sep 11, 2020

Thank you, M. Lynn, for sharing your book in our YA Bookish Event!

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