Monday, June 3, 2013

Constantine Book Review: Solstice by Debbie Christiana

Debbie Christiana weaves an intricate tale in her second novel, Solstice. She tantalizes the reader to quickly turn the page wanting more. As with her first novel, Twin Flames, Debbie has delved into considerable research of the modern day witch and their beliefs. Her accuracy in describing their implements, incantations and more of a Strega (an Italian name for witch) is uncanny. 

Solstice spins into a precise yarn of an intriguing ancestral curse, and unfolds into a battle of magical prowess, of good witch versus psychopathic witch. And the exacting complications when seeking to dispel the curse. Sparks will be soaring when dueling witches wield lethal wands, who will survive?

The reader is hooked immediately when you learn of Sofia Palmalosi heralding from a long line of Strega's, and then the scintillating romance of Armend and Sofia kicks into high gear. Although, their love may be short lived because the ancestral curse will kill Armend on his 30th birthday which is just around the corner. 

Solstice is a race against time to save Armend's life. Will Sofia and Armend's great love beat a deadly curse?  Read Solstice and find out.

Learn more about Debbie Christiana.

Solstice book blurb:
Time is running out for Armend Zogu. The 250-year-old family curse on his head will claim his life on his 30th birthday, the winter solstice. Sofia Palmalosi might be just the Strega who can save him. A descendant of a long line of powerful Italian witches, her family’s magic was a gift from the Goddess Diana. Together Sofia and Armend embark on a journey from New York, to Sicily and the ancient ruins of Diana’s temple, and back to New York, all the while fighting a battle of magic and wits with a psychopath who wants them both dead and the curse intact. If the curse doesn't kill Armend, breaking it just might.


  1. Thank you so much Cathy, for you kind words about Solstice. It was fun to research and write and thank you for reading it :)

  2. Awesome review. I couldn't have said it any better myself Cathy.

  3. Debbie's work looks wonderful! Thanks for this highlight, Cathrina!

  4. Not in a genre that I would probably read, but your succinct review does well in getting across the gist of the book. I wish Debbie well with her book.

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