It’s 1900 in remote Wyoming, where a smart young siren in human form falls into a trap. Because of a curse, her lover may die if she acts on her passionate instincts.
Blurb/Description: The novel is a new take on speculative fiction, treating real coming-of-age issues of choice for modern young women and meanwhile weaving a cautionary tale of paranormal romance and terror set in the distant past.
This is the story of a group of sirens, told in part by the ghost of the main character, Cassandra. The sirens are creatures who are part human but who have strange powers and skills. Cassandra’s love life in the Old West results in a curse which passes down the generations.
A family of paranormal women, an ancient lineage of sirens in human form, are threatened by extinction, unless Marlena, the youngest, carries her pregnancy to term in 1977. Cassandra, the siren ghost, tells Marlena her own story, how back in 1900 in Wyoming, she followed her passion rather than a code of human values. Falling into a trap, she brought on the family curse and disaster. Now the men loved by the sirens face an untimely end.
This steamy, funny, spine-tingling debut for new adults blends erotic paranormal sex and an insightful view into contemporary women's issues. It's a spellbinder about the moral dilemma of a beautiful, successful siren who puts herself into mortal danger when her obsession with an alpha male awakens a ghost and an ancestral curse. Set in a small Western town in 1977, during the sexual revolution
About the author:
Anne Carlisle is the award-winning author of THE SIREN'S TALE, Book 2 of her HOME SCHOOLING series, NA paranormal-historical romances about a line of gifted sirens who get tangled in their own webs. She also is a Goodreads moderator for the Review Group.
She has a Ph. D. in 19th Century British Literature from Case Western Reserve University, where she also served on the faculty. A former Dean at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, she currently is a consultant for the American Council on Education as well as Course Chair and Professor of Writing for the University of Maryland University College, where she teaches writing to servicemen and women throughout the world.
As a literary magazine editor, newspaper columnist, and platform speaker, she published a trade book on writing (Penton Press) and received awards for creative writing (novel manuscript, The National Writers Club) and journalistic writing (ANPA). She authored hundreds of feature articles. She has homes in Wilmington, North Carolina, Key West, and Seattle.