Winter’s Curse

Image result for winters curseAuthor: April L. Wood
Publisher: Bellatrix Press
Published: October 2016
Format: E-Book
Pages: 240
Rating: 5 Stars



Before the light is reborn within the womb of darkness and the Sun returns, will Winter reverse the curse?

When High Priestess Iris Rose-Thorne bets her granddaughter’s womb in a broom flying contest – and loses, Winter wonders where the real danger lies: from the Witch Hunters she fled from far North or her shady grandmother?

Winter finds safety with Turmeric of the Wormwood clan. His eagerness to protect her warms her frozen heart. Only – her love for him defies her clan.

Can Winter Rose-Thorne and Turmeric Wormwood have a future together – despite the Segregation Curse of Old, cast by the Elders to preserve ancient clan bloodlines? And with the Winter Solstice approaching, will Winter be able to reverse the curse on her womb? Or will she remain barren?


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This story is unique from the very beginning with Winter and her mother coming from the Terrestrial North Pole to a much different atmosphere than they are used to.  Winter and her mother live with her grandmother who wagers Winters womb with another witch clan. With the help of friends Winter tries to reverse the curse. I really ENJOYED this book! I loved all the characters, the plot, the descriptiveness, the romance, well let’s just say I enjoyed everything!!

Winter has so many personalities such as being brave, strong, kind,a goody two shoes, spunky, passion, self-determine, loving, and just an average teenager. Winter really impresses me by defending herself from her wicked grandmother. She gives her grandmother a good beating in order to protect herself. She really works hard at making a name for herself trying to reverse the curse that it may reward her in the future.

Turmeric is a young witch from a different clan than Winter, but he and his friends adopt her into their group. He knows about the curse placed upon her and he wants to help her reverse it. Finding ways to reverse the curse causes Turmeric and Winter to become closer and develop feelings for one another. I really liked how the author developed their relationship and how their relationship continued to improve. I really thought it was nice that you made clear in the book that love is not just about kissing. There is so much more love! I really took that to heart, because I believe it’s true. But I liked how you showed that through Turmeric and Winter’s relationship.

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Another reason that I really like this book is because it does not have a deep and dark storyline. Of course, it has its evil moments but the rest is light and fluffy. It’s absolutely a quick and enjoyable read. If you like witches, a little mystery, and a good group of friends then give this book a try! To find out more about the book visit Goodreads or visit April’s webpage.


April L. WoodApril L Wood is an author – currently writing a young-adult, urban fantasy series titled Season Of The Witch, beginning with Winter’s Curse, TBR through Bellatrix Press 10/16 – a book blogger for A Well Read Woman Blog, an author interviewer, a professional beta reader, and a caffeinated book reviewer. When she is not glued to her computer or a book, she is busy taming wild spiderwort, (God, those plants are annoying!), obsessing over her gardens to the point of insanity, feeding wildlife, and propagating her ever-growing collection of African violets. She is currently writing Spring in Summerland – Book II of Season of the Witch, and A Diamond in the Rough. She lives in a large, beautiful, historic tudor-colonial filled to the brim with her family, two cats, and three dogs.


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