Title: 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…
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.
About the Author
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.
(Bio and headshot provided from Diana’s website)