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by Anne Armistead
Publication Date: April 18, 2018
Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
Paperback & eBook; 284 Pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Eighteen-year-old Leah Sullivan lost both her brother and her childhood sweetheart on the same Civil War battlefield. Left a spinster, she dutifully cares for her parents while trying to survive on their farm in Georgia after the South’s surrender. With her now-barren mother believing a fertility spell to be the only way she can bear another family heir, Leah acts in secret to obtain the mojo from the dangerous conjurer Kali Despierre.
When handsome veteran Marcus Quinn comes calling to deliver her brother’s last words, sparks fly between the mysterious soldier and lonely Leah. To her delight, Marcus accepts her father’s offer to remain as a hired hand.
Although they are falling in love, Leah keeps from Marcus what haunts her: will her mother’s “conjured” babe be cursed? Her fears seem realized when Elijah is born with the birth sac covering his face. Suspicions plague such newborns, known as caulbearers.
The strangeness of Elijah’s birth convinces Kali that she has conjured a special voodoo babe. She kidnaps him and heads to New Orleans, certain the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau, will pay gold for him. Rumors abound that the Queen sacrifices infants to the voodoo gods on October 31, the Day of the Dead, only weeks away.
Leah, with Marcus at her side, chases after Kali to save her brother from the voodoo underworld. The couple’s passion heats up while sleeping under the stars only inches apart and surrounded by peril. However, through a cruel twist of fate, Leah discovers the devastating secret about Marcus’s past that breaks her heart and jeopardizes her brother’s rescue.
Will Leah’s love for Marcus be powerful enough to overcome his betrayal? Or will dangerous conjurings doom their future together?
Praise for Dangerous Conjurings
“Beautifully written… this is not only a “must-read”, but a “reread”.” – The E-Book Lists
“Filled with paranormal superstitions, a quickly-developing romance, and an atmospheric Southern setting, Dangerous Conjurings is a darkly magical tale.” – Historical Novel Society
“An atmospheric, fascinating, and fresh romantic story.” – author Vicky Alvear Shecter, Cleopatra’s Moon; Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii
“If you love a combination of romance, suspense and magic, you don’t want to miss Dangerous Conjurings.” – Suze Lavender
“A thrilling, spooky adventure that involves heroine Leah Sullivan in the low country hoodoo and voodoo traditions…vivid description and constant tension propel the story to an unforgettable showdown in New Orleans.” – Sharon Pegram
About the Author
When she’s not wearing her story-telling hat as Anne Armistead, historical romance author, she’s Sandra Havriluk, high school English teacher, children’s writer, wife, mom of two grown daughters and a rescue mutt named Jackpot.
She earned her English literature degree from the University of Georgia and her MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and is a member of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Georgia Writers of Romance (GRW), and the National and Georgia Sisters in Crime (SinC) organization.
Dangerous Conjurings is her debut historical romance. Under the title Treacherous Hearts, it was the winner of the 2014 YA Fab 5 Wisconsin Romance Contest.