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Currently Ranking #36 in the Amazon Bestsellers Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Time Travel!

Pre-Order Now on Amazon! $4.78 (Kindle Version) Releasing February 3rd. Published by Solstice PublishingMagic, mystery, romance, and adventure!

What would you do if you inherited a Curse?

As a librarian, Sophia Marcil loved reading, especially books about ancient curses and reincarnation, but she never imagined the legend of the Purple Delhi Sapphire was true until she inherited it and was transported back to a past life where she was once murdered.

Now she knows that not only is reincarnation real, but so is the magic locked inside the gem. Just as she’s about to tell her boyfriend about it, he proposes with an engagement ring made from the very sapphire that’s cursed her. As soon as it touches her skin, she feels herself being wrenched back in time.

Before she knows it, she’s wandering the hallway of an old Victorian house in the body of her great aunt. Unfortunately, her nemesis has also reincarnated. Sophia struggles to locate the Purple Delhi Sapphire in time but she fails and …

And the Reviews Keep Rolling in...

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Advanced Review: Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire
"Well written and exciting throughout, this novel will leave you longing for more."

Averting future consequences is hard to do.

I read an advance reader's copy of this remarkable book and, although I hadn't read the forerunner, I found the plot easy to follow. Well written and exciting throughout, this novel will leave you longing for more. The characters are drawn together over many lifetimes and our heroine jumps back and forth in time, aware of the connection, loving some and fearing others, but always attracting the attention of her nemesis. She tries desperately to work out how to avert future consequences concerning a jewel with remarkable powers. Sometimes, she's unable to pick friend from foe. The tension sent my pulse racing.


Francene Stanley. Author of the paranormal "Moonstone Series".


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"Plenty of twists, a sprinkle of humor and a whodunnit with a surprising ending, Curse reminds me of great old story telling, but with a fresh and vital voice."

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Another Amazing Review. Thank you A.B. Funkhauser! I couldn't have asked for higher praise and from someone I admire so much.

"The second instalment in Rachael Stapleton’s sprawling Temple of Indra Series, The Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire finds time-traveling erstwhile librarian Sophia Marcil celebrating her engagement to hunky Cullen O’Kelley. Trouble is, her engagement ring contains a centre stone that’s all too familiar—a purple sapphire from a suite of cursed jewels. Once on her finger, the ring takes her from Ireland to Toronto to England and back again. At various times occupying the body of a child, a malevolent teen and a heinous villain, who continues to track her and the jewel from the first book, Sophia is forced to think and act on her feet, with a little romance in between. Colorful and layered, Curse co opts an astonishing cast with shifting time frames and multiple points of view. The villain, nasty as ever, makes a dramatic entrance, spilling blood and d…

Guess Who's Getting An Early Valentines Day Present This Year?

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I'll give you a hint. It's you! Can you guess what it is? It's fabulous news for the Sophia & Cullen fans out there! Can't guess...okay I'll tell you. The second book in my Temple of Indra Series, Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire is releasing earlier than expected...drumroll please...February 3rd!




That's right I heard you all. I know you wanted it earlier and what my fans want...they get. That means if you order it February 3rd, when it releases, you will have it in your hands by Valentines Day! What better gift could I get you this year?

Oh and one more piece of awesome news...if you're planning to purchase the e-version you can pre-order it beginning January 27th!






Today I'm interviewing bestselling author Marie Lavendar who prefers a gel pen to a keystroke and a journal page to a computer.

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When asked if she had any quirks she admitted that while she doesn't write in the shower, she does find herself working on scenes in there. I had to agree...this happens to me all the time. 
Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.
She was unlike any other…
Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.
Can Alec’s soul be saved by this u…

Top Ten Beach Movies

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This time next week I'll be settling into Paradise, sipping cerveza and looking forward to the morning's light when I can pull up a beach chair and read to the backdrop of white sand and ocean waves. In the meantime, it's freezing here in Canada so I'm queuing up the Blue Ray Player to binge on Beach Movies. Here's my “Top 10″ list. What's yours?



#1 Forgetting Sarah Marshall #2 Couples Retreat
#3 The Heartbreak Kid