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Apollo's Curse

270 pages3 hours


All Dane Gale ever wanted was to be a successful writer. Then he and his friends Rose and Sherry decide to write romances, and join forces to become "Pamela Clarice," self-published novelist. When they look for a cover model for their first book, Dane sees the photos that will change his life.

Dane soon finds himself obsessed with Paul Musegetes, a popular but secretive cover model. Then he meets Paul at the Romance Writers' Ball on the Summer Solstice, and they connect for one night of passion.

After that night, Dane's a writing machine, and every story he touches turns to gold. But he can't write anything but romances - one after another after another...

And this Midas touch has a heavy price. After the next Summer Solstice, he'll never write again. Nothing. Not even a grocery list. That gives him no choice but to find Paul, and break the curse. To do that, he'll have to track down Paul's equally mysterious photographer, Jackson da Vinci...


Not what I was expecting in any shape or form...but it caught my interest from the word go, drew me in deeper and deeper, until I couldn't put my Kindle aside for five minutes. I was addicted to this book, a magical read that took me to romantic places, introduced me to romantic characters and sent me on a journey of human caring and love. - Sinfully Sexy Books

It's hard to find a favorite part, so here's my top ten...Number Seven: the author's attention to detail when it came to describing Venice and Greece; everything was so alive in my mind! Number Six: the Greek mythology references that I swear weren't references but the gods themselves prancing around with the mortals...Number Two: Dane's stories on Kryptos. Number One: the kiss between Dane and Jackson. Did I mention that I loved the stories within the story? My dear Mr. Vance, you are a genius. - Kimichan Experience

In a cunningly presented fictional romance and with terrific humour and supporting cast...Mr. Vance has managed to pen a cautionary tale to writers, while hopefully giving astute readers some appreciation of the war between creative process and commercial success that is the life of an author. - Books 'N Cozy Spots

One of my favorite aspects of Apollo's Curse is the Greek island...and its inhabitants. Such wonders await the readers there, including bits of storytelling and characters worth the price of this novel alone...Brad Vance knows and loves his Greek mythology as well as the islands. Venice too ripples authentically off the pages of the story as the enchanting city it is. -ScatteredThoughtsAndRogueWords 

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