Francesca Pelaccia, better known as Franca, is an English as a Second Language teacher and former corporate managing editor. She is the author of The Witch’s Salvation, a historical/paranormal that won the Beck Valley Books Reviewers’ Choice Award for 2013, and of the upcoming Moses & Mac, a fun and fast-paced contemporary adventure. She has blogged on writing genres and will be starting a new series on editing for self-published authors in the summer of 2017. An avid reader, she writes reviews for the Historical Novels Society. When she isn’t writing, reading or editing, Franca enjoys baking and gardening.
The Witch’s Salvation
A witch who demands humanity. The immortal families who denied her of it. Two mortals commanded to right the wrong. That is the fate of the urban princess Anasztasia and the renegade prince Matthias, born shockingly mortal to two immortal families. If they go back in time and restore the witch’s humanity, she will grant them immortality. She will also break a 550 year-old curse that imprisons Matthias’s family in their ancestral homeland and exiles Anasztasia’s family from it. But to make their lives their own, the heirs must return to the most dangerous day in their families’ past, Easter Sunday, 1457. This is the day Vlad III, aka Dracula, massacred all nobles and their families involved in the death of his father and older brother. How can Anasztasia and Matthias reverse the past when their families will not speak of their wrongs? How can they refuse when the witch owns their lives? An expansive and immersive fantasy novel, The Witch’s Salvation takes readers on a remarkable journey through immortality, time travel, family curses and one of history’s most nefarious figures.