Published: October 27th, 2014
Cover Artist: Conor Moore
Ciana has loved Oran all her life and nothing, not even her father will prevent them from being together. But the Mayor of Stonemark has higher aspirations for his daughter than the village blacksmith. He engages the help of a witch and dark magic to bend Ciana to his will.
Oran knows that he doesn’t deserve Ciana. But their love is stronger than the metal he forges and welds. She has his heart and he will never turn from her no matter the cost.
Separated, Ciana will need all her strength to journey through the deep forest and save Oran from the witch’s curse. Alone and with only a trail of black feathers to follow, Ciana will fight against the odds and attempt to bring her lover home.
Lovers of paranormal romance, with a touch of magic, will love BLACK IS THE COLOUR, nicely written by Nicole Hurley-Moore. Perfect introduction in her new series Tales from the Hearthfire, the story of three sisters Ciana, Mariella and Elisabetta. If you are looking a great quick read, just sit back, relax and follow Ciana and Oran's journey, set in medieval which it's filled with magic, curse and a witch! It's the fantastic love story of Ciana, the loving, caring and headstrong daughter of the Mayor of Stonemark and Oran, the village's gentle blacksmith. In this short novella, you will discover that they were meant for each other, whatever happens, Ciana will do anything for HER man. Will love break the curse put upon Oran? I really loved this paranormal! I'm excited to read her next novella MY WOLVEN HEART, Mariella's story. I recommend this beautiful, sweet and charming fairy tale. - Amazon
Author's Bads (mistakes) of the romance literature
1. Killing off the hero
2. The misunderstanding that keeps the couple apart lasting the entire length of the book.
3. Killing off the heroine
4. Prologues that last forever
5. Too Stupid To Live Heroines
6. Heroines with no backbone or gumption
7. Heroes who are too autocratic and overbearing (or are just being jerks for no apparent reason).
8. Not enough research
9. Not enough depth
10. Not making the reader care about what happens to the main characters
About the author:
Nicole has always been a lover of fairy tales, history and romance. She grew up in Melbourne and Central Victoria and has travelled extensively. Her first passion in life has always been her family, but after studying and achieving her BA in History and Honours in Medieval Literature, she devoted her time to writing historical, fantasy and contemporary romance. She is a full time writer who lives in the Central Highlands of Victoria with her family, where they live in the peaceful surrounds of a semi-rural town.