Author Julie A. D'Arcy
This Novella is currently out of print but will soon find a new home.
Isabella Barton, flees from her ex-fiancé after uncovering his ties with the Russian Mafia and his willingness to bargain her body for business.
Hiding out at her childhood home in Rhode Island, Isabella discovers an ancient book of witchcraft in the basement. With nothing to lose, she attempts the spell for “True Love” that insists on flipping open in front of her.
Zachariah, never expected to be hurtled into the future, ripped from the land of his birth and awaken on a strange beach with a beautiful red-haired, violet-eyed vixen. And, the only thing that can restore him to his other dimensional world is missing—his amulet.
Love and betrayal follow these two lost souls on a sensual and dangerous journey to discover not only long ago secrets, but their own destinies.
Isabella Barton is engaged to a diabolical man. Not wishing to be with him any longer, she heads to her grandmother’s mansion where she learns her grandmother was a witch and left a spell book.
Isabella's fiance, Ivan Sergeyev, is handsome and educated and the right hand of the Russian mafia boss in the States. He owns a chain of five-star hotels, a great way to launder money. Isabella grows
tired of the way Ivan conducts business. She thought she loved him but he abused her trust. Ivan sets up a dinner engagement with Vladimir Chevtsov and leaves special instructions with Vladimir that Isabella is to be extremely nice. Isabella refuses to be sold as a harlot and runs away to the two-hundred-year-old mansion her grandmother left her.
When Isabella comes upon a spell that promises a man she can trust with unconditional love, she gives it a try.
Zacharias is the First Sorcerer to the King of Loche Cress. One thing he never expected was being thrown into the future, literally snatched from the land he was born. Zac was in the middle of a battle when the next thing he remembered was blackness. When he wakes, he is unfamiliar with his whereabouts. He knows he is not in the King’s year 1157.
Being with Isabella has changed him. After losing his wife, he thought he would never love again until he met Isabella.
But complications arise not only with the Story Mage but Ivan when he comes for Isabella.
I liked Moonlight Spell. Julie A. D’Arcy not only creates believable characters but she pits them in situations that make the reader wonder if they will ever resolve the matters that surface. Here Isabella has finally found the courage to escape Ivan, when she encounters the Story Mage, who has his own little devises to make Isabella’s life a bit more problematical. This compelling story really grabbed this reader.
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My Rating: 4.5 stars
A tale of love that knows no bounds, good versus evil, endearing characters and vivid
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"Spellbound is a captivating tale that includes magic, mystery, romance,
betrayal, and, most importantly, love." ~ Dark Angel Reviews, 4 Pixies
"Spellbound is a delightful fantasy. A good fantasy will have time travel,
sorcerers, or wizards. This book has it all." ~ ReadersFavorite.com
"Spellbound" is a definite 5 star read that I highly recommend to anyone with a love for romance, fantasy, and time travel." ~ Heather's Reading Romance
"The chemistry, the passion, the excitement and vivid imaginary of the story will make you wish to find yourself in your own version Spellbound ~ Mel Moon, Moon Over Water Reviews, 4 ½ Stars
"This book has an interesting story line. With the mix of modern eras, time travel and magic it has a little something for everyone.
I give this one a solid 4 Djinn." ~ Penny Ash, Puca Forest reviews
REVIEW OF Moonlight Spell-
renamed SPELLBOUND and published by iHeart Publishing.
CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
An odd quirk of fate returned Isabella Barton to her grandmother's ancient mansion. Yet nothing could have been odder than casting a love spell only to find it worked. How was she to know her grandmother had been a witch!
Zacharia was tall, broad of shoulder and First Sorcerer to the King of Loche Cress. He never expected to be hurtled into the future, ripped from the land of his birth. But here he was, called forth by a violet-eyed vixen who stole his heart and his soul. Now he had a decision to make -- stay or leave. He didn't expect she'd also have the ability to ignite a passion he'd never known.
Julie A. D’Arcy captivates readers with this beautiful tale. Isabella’s story is heart wrenching and her fear of Ivan Sergeyev simply permeates the pages. Magic comes alive in this emotionally charged tale as readers will find themselves cheering, hoping that Isabella can capture Zacharias’ heart as THE STORY MAGE does all that he can to prevent love from blossoming. This was the first book I’ve read by Ms. Julie A. D’Arcy in awhile and I’m instantly reminded of why her books remain on my keeper shelves.
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
Spellbound is an intriguing short story about a modern woman who, in an effort to reclaim her life from an abusive relationship, returns to the house where she grew up only to discover that her beloved and recently deceased grandmother was actually a witch. Yearning for love, Isabella takes a page out of her grandmother’s book (literally) and attempts a spell that will change her life forever.
However, the Story Weaver, a dark entity “desperate to fill his book of tragedy and woe”, is determined to interfere in any happiness Isabella’s spell might bring her.
Spellbound is a well written romance with just enough of the supernatural to keep you enthralled. I only wish there were more detail about Isabella’s love interest – where he comes from, what his life was like – but then it wouldn’t be a short story any more. If you like a quick, romantic read, this book is for you.
Fantasy, Magic, and Suspense ....at its best.
Moonlight Spell by Julie A. Darcy
"A coven of twelve witches and a woman with the
blue-black hair of a raven’s wing and bright
blue-green eyes, congregate around a large iron black cauldron"
That is how Moonlight Spell starts. And as good as that line is, it just gets better from there. Isabella is a modern woman determined to make a better life for herself than the one she finds herself in as the fiancé of a rich, powerful
Russian Mafia boss.
I don't want to give away any spoilers but I can say,
she makes her escape and the adventure begins.
Julie D’Arcy creates compelling, realistic characters.
This enchanting story seized me to read it in one
sitting. It's that good.
Mine by Moonlight is Compelling, Magical, Seductive, Suspenseful...and a darn good
page turner. I highly recommend Mine by Moonlight.
You will definitely want to read this awesome story.