BLURB: Samuel dreamed of being a lot of things, but a monster trapped in a forest realm never entered his mind. The Blacknoc Curse wasn’t supposed to be true, only a children’s story meant to persuade them away from evil. Yet, here he was tasked with hunting cursed kids. There’s nothing left for Samuel except the horror surrounding him.
Layla, a young girl tormented by the same curse, is dropped into the terrifying forest every night, running from the monsters intent on taking her life. She meets Samuel and vows to save all the children, especially Samuel, from their torment.
Working together can they defeat the Blacknoc Curse?
Hope rises in his face. He picks up the Blacknoc book, the pages loose in its cover.
“Careful with that,” I warn.
“There’s something not right with that book. The day I burned it, the pages were bleeding.”
Mr. Alden frowns as he hesitantly skims through the pages. “There’s no blood here, girl.”
I curse, snatching for the book to see for myself. Nothing but white pages and black ink. “Well, maybe because the curse isn’t after you. It’s taunting me!” I slam the book on the table.
“Calm yourself.” He holds up his hand. “Just take a deep breath. No young girl should have to deal with this alone. I will do everything within my power to help you, okay? Let me handle the book while you calm down. We don’t want another fire incident, do we?”
Keywords: curse; witch; monsters; redemption; black magic
Tagline: Be good or the Blacknoc Curse will come for you.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: 162 page, novella
Ebook: $3.99 Paperback: $12.99
Tori V. Rainn is a Texas-based fantasy novelist who is on a lifelong mission to inspire her readers through the power of imaginative storytelling. During her creative journey, an array of her short stories have been showcased in various online zines. It all started when she took a writing course at Writer’s Village University, which earned her a Creative Writing Certificate. The moment she penned her first story, she knew writing was her ultimate calling and greatest passion.
When she isn’t crafting thrilling plots, you can find this avid video gamer watching her favorite shows, collecting unique knives, or going on meditative walks in the heart of nature. She is also a chocoholic and tea aficionada with an unquenchable sweet tooth. Above all else, Tori enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones.