The Goddess’s Curse cover and blurb reveal!

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Release date March 15, 2015 

Cover art by Mina Carter

The Goddess’s Curse blurb

(Version 2, a little different from what was in the newsletter, still subject to change)


Sharona women and Lahon men keep separate lives until libidinal fever strikes, and the Sharona are forced to mate with the barbarians.

Stricken by a virulent but mysterious evil, Reena, the queen’s daughter, jumps at the chance to accompany a cousin on her mating journey so she can at least see the Lahon before she dies.

Garat, Lahon leader, has only hatred for the Sharona because of the woman who birthed and killed his son years ago. Now that a massive earthquake has left his people with precious little water, he has the perfect excuse to avenge his son’s death by driving the Sharona from their homeland to take what the Lahon need.

When he encounters Reena on the mating journey he takes her hostage to force the Sharona to capitulate to his demands, but finds himself drawn to her instead. As his desire rises lust for revenge wanes.

But after what he’s done, can he convince her his motives are good and that the true evil lies in the palace? Can he give up what his people need and destroy everything she believes in to save her life?

Beware the Ides of March and The Goddess Curse…

Some background on The Goddess’s Curse

  • After I created the male dominated world of Parseon in the Breeder sci-fi romance trilogy, I decided women needed equal time, so on “Shalondia” the women rule–however the men are still alpha.
  • I drew initial inspiration from the Amazons of  Greek mythology, a race of women warriors.
  • I also drew inspiration from the eons-old male fear of female sexuality. I thought, what if it truly was a power to be feared?
  • Originally I was going to release The Goddess Curse in April, but then realized the Ides of March would occur just before that time. Roman emperor Julius Caesar was betrayed by Brutus and stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The Ides is the midpoint of the Roman calendar month, which corresponds to March 15 on our calendar. Caesar had been warned by a seer that harm would befall him before the Ides. It was Shakespeare who coined the phrase, “Beware the Ides of March.” Betrayal is a theme that runs through The Goddess’s Curse, so I thought, why not release it on the Ideas of March?
  • The Goddess’s Curse is a fantasy erotic romance with a touch of sci-fi and paranormal.
  • If you thought Qalin of Warrior (Breeder 3) was evil, wait until you meet the villain of The Goddess’s Curse. Muwahaha….

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12 Responses to The Goddess’s Curse cover and blurb reveal!

  1. I love the background and am already intrigued about the book. Looking forward to its release.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Thanks, Natasha! I had picked out the background as inspiration. Mina picked out the couple, put everything together and worked her magic.

  2. Livia Grant says:

    As always, looking forward to your next release. Sounds very unique.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      I think “unique” describes it. It is a little different from the other things I’ve written. I’m going out on a limb–again.

  3. You’ve been busy. I love “libidinal fever”. LOL Can’t wait to read this one!

  4. Laurel Lasky says:

    This sounds very interesting. I like the concept. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  5. I am so picturing Xena right now!
    This is going to be right up my alley. I loved the Breeder series.
    Congratulations, and I love the cover!

  6. betty hooper says:

    I loved the Warrior series so I’ll be looking for this one! One question, just curious, do you like the new Rod and Cane covers? I kinda thought the original ones were more provocative. I’m glad I have a story to look forward to! I love your writing, thank you.

  7. Jule Kijek says:

    Sorry I have been away from your blog. So much going on in real life. I absolutely LOVE the cover. I have already added this book to my calendar. (Gives me something to look forward to). Spent some time catching up on your blog and I am now “up to speed”, including the Chinese Dragon graph!

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