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The Warlock’s Curse by @cbOresky is a New Year New Books Fete pick #yalit #fantasy #giveaway

Title: The Warlock’s Curse

Author: C.B. Oresky

Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Blurb:

Clara and Angelica Grace have never met ghosts. They’ve never sailed on a tall ship, ridden wild unicorns, or fought with magical weapons. Instead, the teenage twins have a wretched existence, ignored by their troubled parents in a rundown home and tormented by the town’s snobs.

Everything turns topsy-turvy all of a sudden when discovery of an ancestor’s hidden journal with an odd key to an unknown door leads them into an entirely different realm.

The girls go on a thrilling oceanic voyage to search for mysterious whales, train with a seasoned warrior, and are befriended by a wise Master. But all is not a bouquet of lovely lilies…they are hunted by a cunning warlock and must rid themselves of The Warlock’s Curse.


“Help! Please help!” Angelica cried, turning toward the direction the voice had come from.

Veils of darkness greeted her eyes.

Suddenly, a strange sight seized both girls’ attention. The oddest-looking creature the girls had ever seen emerged from the gloom, waddling along a curved path near the pool’s edge. Its shape gradually came into view.

The squat creature stood about two feet tall, an amethyst stud adorning its short nose, its long face crowned by a single lock of fair curly hair. In place of normal clothing, a grasshopper-green mossy material covered its small hands and feet, while an amber mesh filament, appearing like thinly braided laces, swathed its arms and back. It eagerly flew toward the girls, appearing like a goldfinch, its smooth, translucent body quivering like firm jelly and glowing as the shimmering sun. The creature’s unforgettably deep eyes were grave and dark and splashed with touches of ocher, like glossy black beetles.

Clara trembled in her well-worn boots, imagining the approaching creature as a monster in some horror movie. She wrapped her wool cape more tightly about her, wishing it might somehow guard her from harm.

Angelica also eyed the peculiar-looking being fearfully and staggered back a step.

The golden creature stopped just short of them.

“It smells good…like meadow grass and flowers,” Clara whispered.

“Hummmmmm, Hummmmm,” its melodious voice buzzed, like bees flitting over flowers. The odd creature licked its rubbery lips.

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It’s a brand-new year, full of possibilities. Did you make any resolutions/goals for 2023? If so, please share one.

In 2023 I’d like to step out of my hobbit hole and take a swan dive into the unknown. I will fill the windows of my house with the stained-glass panels that I have painstakingly cut and soldered. I will travel in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Southern France and stuff myself silly with oodles of delicious food along the way.

Why is your featured book a must-read in 2023?

The Warlock’s Curse is a must-read in 2023, because it’s fun for kids and adults alike! To quote N.N. Light’s Book Heaven’s November 2022 review: “Terrific don't cut it here. This magic reality is fire and that is still not telling it like it is. A spectacular book that should be on everyone's e-reader. A YA tale that will keep you wanting more!”

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs January 1 – 31, 2023.

Drawing will be held on February 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

Fascinated by the works of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, C.B. Oresky began writing her own fantasy novel, The Warlock’s Curse, after dreaming of being whisked off to an alien realm. Besides her debut novel, she has seen four of her short stories published in a small, national literary press: Conceit Magazine. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering through the woods, dancing flamenco, or planting flowers in her garden. She currently lives in a small town in Connecticut with her bodybuilder husband, their exceptionally naughty Scottish terrier and Siamese cat, ten chickens, and a yard filled with majestic flowers.

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Karen Michelle Nutt
Karen Michelle Nutt
17 בינו׳ 2023

How cool that you swam with the dolphins. Tweeted.


13 בינו׳ 2023

my resolution is to learn to be more organized. To make more time to read & exercise more.


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
06 בינו׳ 2023

Thank you, C.B., for sharing your book in our New Year, New Books Fete!

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