*Saturday Spotlight* A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

A Curse of RosesTitle: A Curse of Roses

Author: Diana Pinguicha

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: December 1, 2020

Page Count: 352 pages

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, LGBT


With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies.

There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic—her curse—has turned her meal into a bouquet. She’s on the verge of starving, which only reminds her that the people of Portugal have been enduring the same pain.

If only it were possible to reverse her magic. Then she could turn flowers…into food.

Fatyan, a beautiful Enchanted Moura, is the only one who can help. But she is trapped by magical binds. She can teach Yzabel how to control her curse—if Yzabel sets her free with a kiss.

As the King of Portugal’s betrothed, Yzabel would be committing treason, but what good is a king if his country has starved to death?

With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more.

She’d sought out Fatyan to help her save the people. Now, loving her could mean Yzabel’s destruction.

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…


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Purchase Links



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Preorder Campaign

Diana is running an awesome preorder campaign until November 30, 2020! You can find out more here. Each recipient will receive an A Curse of Roses Bookmark, an “Ex Libris” bookplate, a Fatyan character card + sticker, and a Yzabel character card + sticker.

A Curse of Roses Preorder

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 About the Author

Diana Pinguicha

Born in the sunny lands of Portugal, Diana is a Computer Engineer graduate who currently calls Lisbon home. She can usually be found writing, painting, devouring extraordinary quantities of books and video games, or walking around with her bearded dragon, Norberta. She also has two cats, Sushi and Jubas, who would never forgive her if she didn’t mention them.

Her debut, A CURSE OF ROSES, will be out December 1st 2020 from Entangled: Teen.

Her art shenanigans can be found at http://pinguicha.deviantart.com and https://yabookportraits.tumblr.com!

(Bio and headshot provided from Diana’s website)

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