Friday, April 08, 2016

Eye of Saturn by Idalita Wright Raso



New from Solstice Publishing ~Eye of Saturn: The Daughters of Saturn Book One by author Idalita Wright Raso is a cross genre of mythology, history, and vampire horror, peppered with a little romance. 

“I was taken in by his stare. Felipe’s soulful brown eyes pierced right through me—down to my very soul. He was a kindred spirit, my soul mate—my one true love.” ~Zaybeth Castile Rivera




Eye of Saturn
The Daughters of Saturn
Book One
Idalita Wright Raso

Genre: Vampire/Horror/Romance

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

Date of Publication: 02/23/2016

ISBN: 978-1-62526-334-6
ASIN: B01BX1G8L4

Number of pages: 371
Word Count: 93,774

Cover Artist: Idalita Wright Raso

Book Description:

Blood is the seat of the soul...

Step inside the world’s oldest and darkest religions—Saturn worship, filled with blood rituals, human sacrifices, she-demons, and black magick. 

Set in medieval Spain. Felipe de Hayos, the son of a wealthy statesman is forced to marry a mysterious Moorish woman named, Lilith Al-Salameh. But Lilith is hiding a dark secret. She is actually Saturn's Immortal High Priestess, and plans to transform Felipe into an immortal, like herself. 

However, Lilith’s plans are dashed when a family friend and her daughter, Zaybeth Castile arrive at the de Hayos estate. It is love at first sight for Felipe and Zaybeth. Learning of her husband’s betrayal, Lilith plots the lover’s destruction and calls upon the Daughters of Saturn to open the Eye of Saturn—cursing Felipe into a vampire for five-hundred-and-fifty years and Zaybeth into the only one who can destroy him.



Excerpt


Felipe trudged down the hall to his bedroom. He stood at the doorway for a moment, listening. He could hear Alejandro’s voice low and muffled, followed by Zaybeth giggling. Felipe put his hand on the doorknob ready to burst in when the door opened and out stepped Zaybeth.
“Oh, Felipe there you are. I looked for you all day. Where were you?” Zaybeth asked, with her mouth full.
“What in the devil are you eating?”
She raked her tongue over her teeth and licked the corners of her mouth.
“Chocolate,” she replied. “Alejandro gave me a brick of it and Gertrudis brought us fresh strawberries, which made the chocolate absolutely delightful. Growing up, Mother forbade me from eating it, now I understand why, it’s positively sinful. Here, you simply must have a piece, it’s divine,” she said, breaking off a piece of chocolate handing it to Felipe.
He shook his head.
Zaybeth popped a broken piece of chocolate into her mouth and then licked her fingers.
“I heard you laughing all the way down the hall. I’m surprised you didn’t wake the entire house. Perhaps your mother was right, you shouldn’t eat chocolate. It makes you act like a drunkard.”
Zaybeth’s forehead crinkled with a frown.
“Tell me, what was so amusing, anyway?”
“Alejandro was telling me one of his tall tales. Your brother is quite the storyteller.”
Felipe stood awkwardly silent with his arms folded.
“Buenas noches,” Zaybeth said, breaking the silence.
Felipe remained silent. He put his hand on the doorknob and turned to say something, but Zaybeth had already walked away from him. He watched as she walked to her room. He wanted to kiss her and hold her in his arms, but he felt an overwhelming sense of anger, mixed equally well with a good dose of guilt. After all, he was about to get married and break her heart.
“Dammit!” Felipe said, striking his fist hard against the door. He clenched his jaw tight and rushed into his room. Felipe’s eyes narrowed. “I know what you’re up to Alejandro. Stay the hell away from Zaybeth, I’m warning you,” Felipe bristled.
Alejandro, who was stretched out on his bed with his arms propped up behind his head on his pillow, gave Felipe a sly grin.
“Don’t blame me. You’re the one that ran off today, disappearing like you used to do when we were children. You left Zaybeth all alone, someone had to entertain her. Oh, and you should probably tell her about your wedding. I’m sure she’ll be delighted to hear the news.”
“Alejandro, why have you turned against me?” Felipe asked.
Alejandro got out of bed and walked over to Felipe with sincerity in his eyes.
“I have not turned against you. We are brothers and I do not wish to quarrel with you. In truth, I have always had feelings for Zaybeth, but my feelings have always been overshadowed by you.”
“Do you think feeding her chocolate and telling her a bunch of silly stories is enough to make Zaybeth fall in love with you?”
“You have no right to claim Zaybeth as your own. You’re getting married.”
Felipe turned his back to Alejandro. He knew his brother was right, but he and Zaybeth loved each other. No, it was more than that, Zaybeth was his true love.
“I see no reason why I should hide my feelings for her any longer. If Zaybeth will have me I wish to marry her,” Alejandro said.   
Felipe turned around and lifted his eyes somberly to his brother. “Papa will never allow it.”

            Alejandro gave Felipe a wide smile. “You just let me worry about that, big brother.”


About the Author:

Idalita Wright Raso grew up in Ohio. She is an established news reporter/photojournalist and has worked for the Lake County Gazette in Jefferson, Ohio. Currently Idalita is contracted with Solstice Publishing. Eye of Saturn: The Daughters of Saturn Book One is her debut novel.

Idalita has a deep interest in astronomy, mythology, science fiction, the occult, and horror. Her love for writing came after reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Her love for vampires came the moment she read Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” 

The Eye of Saturn is a four part series. Currently Idalita is working on book two, which she hopes to release spring 2018.

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