Helen Marie Lightfoot is dead and she has plenty to say about it. Born to a coven of notoriously beautiful witches, Helen— a rising blues rock star— looks back on her brief but colorful life and the family curse which condemns her to a life of solitude.
For Dante and his younger brother Serafino— two young wizards growing up in a patriarchal world of privilege run by a shadowy organization known as the Brotherhood— life has become a horrifying ordeal under the tyranny of a sadistic father.
When Dante is sent by the Brotherhood on a mission to murder Helen in order to right an ancient wrong, he ends up falling in love with her. Now he must defy the Curse, the Brotherhood, his father and his personal demons in order to keep her alive…
Helen’s Curse is a character driven, paranormal romance for young adults (16 and over) with a strong, edgy voice set in New Orleans during the late Sixties.
Targeted Age Group:
Young Adult 16 & Over
Balancing introspection and action is important.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Fall head-over-heels in love with your characters.
Nichola St. Anthony is the pen name used by two romance writers who also happen to be married. “Helen’s Curse” is the latest in a string of collaborations which also include their amazing daughter, Samantha. Story telling comes naturally to this artist and former musician who have always told stories through images and song.
We started writing Helen’s Curse in 2009, when the world was in the midst of financial ruin. People were losing their jobs, life savings were going up in smoke, homes were drowning in underwater mortgages and basically we just wanted to entertain people— distract them from their problems.