True love transcends time.
Mystical Emona: Soul’s Journey – Romance, Fantasy
“A great journey that transcends time… There are many layers within this book to wrap yourself with.”
Past, present & future come together in this explosive modern tale of love and revenge.
Travel to the world of the Balkans with Mystical Emona: Soul’s Journey and discover the secret lives of samodivi (Veelas). You’ve met these wondrous, mysterious creatures in different books. Now let Mystical Emona introduce you to samodivi as legend portrays them.
Carina, the most enchanting maiden in all of Thrace, is ravished on her wedding day her ring cursed. It will bring happiness to none but her. The curse will be broken only when the ring guides her true love back to her. Every spring she goes to “the other side of the moon” to await the return of her soul mate. After centuries, the ring flashes like a beacon to guide a handsome man named Stefan to Emona.
Stefan is a widowed artist from Boston, Mass, with a young daughter. He hopes moving to a secluded village on the Black Sea coast will ease his pain, and the wild, untamed beauty of this surrounding will inspire him to take up his art once again. He meets a mysterious woman and his life changes. He is drawn to her by some unknown bond, but cannot give his heart to her fully because his memories refuse to release their hold on him. Then the dreams begin. Some delightful. Others terrifying.
Take the journey to Mystical Emona and find out if the lovers reunite. The book is sure to enchant you with its perfect blend of history, legends, rituals, and romance.
Read an excerpt from the forthcoming Bulgarian version of the book here: https://ronesaaveela.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/лунна-интерлюдия/
The village of Emona is famous for being the legendary birthplace of Thracian king Rhesus, who fought in the Trojan War. According to Homer’s Iliad, he was killed by Odysseus and Diomedes.
Mystical Emona is a modern fairy tale inspired by Thracian legends. The book takes you on a journey to ancient culture and traditions that have survived thousands of years, some of which are still practiced today in Europe.
Mystical Emona: Soul’s Journey – Book One
Travel to the world of the Balkans with Mystical Emona: Soul’s Journey and discover the secret lives of samodivi (veelas, samovili). You’ve met these wondrous, mysterious creatures in different books. Now let Mystical Emona introduce you to samodivi as legend portrays them.
Book trailer music was created by talented Alex Stoyanov – a Bulgarian Jazz musician and composer. He studied classical and jazz music at the Bulgarian academy of music and later received a music degree from Berklee College of Music. He currently plays and composes in Boston, MA. To learn more about Alex visit his web page: www.alexstoyanov.com
Praise for Mystical Emona
“…beautifully written story of love across the ages.”
“One aspect that will enchant anyone who purchases this story is poetic prose. … Mystical Emona is not simply a novel, it’s also a book of poetry to savor.”
“The setting had a sense of originality and mystique. The imagery was pure and appropriately romanticized.”
“Emona is richly detailed, steeped in superstitions and traditions with lively characters you care about. This paranormal love story will spellbind and leave you breathless at how true love will finally unite…”
“I never thought I’d read a romance set in Bulgaria but now that I have, I’m enchanted.”
“…I enjoyed the magnetic allure that this mystical landscape exercised upon my own imagination and spirit, drawing me into the very heart of its legendary essence.”
“The authors have skillfully found a way to weave traditions and folklore into a story that grasps your attention and maintains it.”
“The descriptions of the people and places were terrific and I could close my eyes and see this quaint little village.”
“The setting of Emona was almost as big a “character” as either of the love interests, so it was nice to learn that much about a new mythology – which felt thoroughly researched.”
“This book is in a class of its own and well worth the read.”
“This story is written like an intricately woven tapestry.”
“The descriptions of the Bulgarian village of Emona are so evocative I felt as though I were there.”
“I found the traditions of the Bulgarian people fascinating …”
“With its evocative Bulgarian setting and detailed research, this is a book that weaves a magical spell around the reader.”
“A wonderful and magical story, unlike anything I have read before.”
“The story was brilliantly plotted, the writer spinning this web of mystery and mysticism around me.”
November 15, 2014 – Bulgaria National Radio – Mystical Emona where Ancient Legends Are still Alive to this Day